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Matariki Art Exhibition opens at University of Waikato (14 June 2022)
An art exhibition dubbed Voices of Mana Motuhake is open to the public at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts as part of the Matariki ki Waikato festival.
First wahine Māori appointed to United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (21 April 2022)
As the first Māori and the first New Zealander to be appointed by the President of the Human Rights Council to the UN’s Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), Dr Toki, Ngāti Rehua, Ngātiwai, Ngāpuhi, is well on her way to playing her part on the global stage to support the recognition of Indigenous rights.
Defence Minister Peeni Henare may not have won Cabinet approval to provide lethal weaponry to Ukraine, but the decision to apply 35% tariffs to all Russian imports is a clear sign the government knew its response to Russia’s war of aggression had to accelerate.
As cryptocurrencies take hold, NZ must address the climate impacts of their colossal energy demand (30 March 2022)
Since its debut in 2009, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have seen explosive growth and some dramatic downturns.
Waikato Alumnus helps new lawyers (28 March 2022)
It’s a big jump from law student to law practitioner and University of Waikato law graduate Josh Nyika is one of a small team helping new lawyers transition and settle smoothly into working life.
Beyond sanctions: 5 more ways New Zealand can help support Ukraine and punish Russia (17 March 2022)
The illegal Russian invasion of Ukraine has already seen New Zealand break with long diplomatic tradition and introduce an “autonomous” sanctions regime outside the normal United Nations process.
University alumni and honorary staff recognised in New Year's Honours (13 January 2022)
A total of seven University of Waikato alumni, plus an adjunct professor, have been named in this year’s New Year’s honours.
A century on from the 1919 influenza inquiry, NZ needs a royal commission into its COVID-19 response (10 December 2021)
The National Party’s recent call for a royal commission of inquiry into New Zealand’s pandemic response may have been part of a wider political strategy, with former leader Judith Collins highly critical of the government’s handling of the Delta outbreak.
Law alumna helps protect constitutional law (1 December 2021)
The University of Waikato alumnus and Supreme Court Justice of Samoa, Leilani Tuala-Warren, considers her work in protecting constitutional law during the recent Samoan political crisis a highlight.
Law alumnus honours grandfather through new judge role (22 November 2021)
When University of Waikato law alumnus Aidan Warren was five years old, he sat on the knee of his koro who gave him some advice, “When you grow up, become a lawyer to help our people.” In October 2021, Judge Aidan Warren was sworn in to the Māori Land Court and the vision of his koro was fulfilled.