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University of Waikato launches first Uni space for esports

The University of Waikato has made New Zealand history by launching the first university-based esports facility, the OMEN Esports Arena.

University of Waikato health qualifications put wellbeing and community health needs at the forefront

The University of Waikato has announced a new Bachelor of Health degree and Certificate in Health and Wellbeing that are…

Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand elected as new Chancellor

The University of Waikato Council today elected Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand GNZM QSO as the next University Chancellor, effective…

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Waikato students step up for Nepal trekking scholarship

Three University of Waikato students will travel to Nepal next year after receiving the Step…

20 August 2019

Sport for a better world: Theory, method, action

By developing innovative sociological approaches to studying sport, Professor Holly Thorpe gets to the complexities,…

20 August 2019

Gaming ‘Legends’ give insight into youth and gaming

Some people see gaming as an unproductive pastime. But the growing phenomenon is proving to…

16 August 2019

University of Waikato donates used technology to schools around the Waikato region and beyond

The University of Waikato has made the largest single donation of technology equipment to Waikato…

14 August 2019

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Grandmother’s case raises question whether NZ should adopt defence of ‘diminished responsibility'

In March this year, a Whanganui grandmother, Lorraine Smith, killed her teenage granddaughter, Kalis.

Bungled NZ census highlights need for multiple voting options to raise Māori participation

New Zealand’s government statistician resigned last week, following the release of an independent review of the 2018 census.

Signs of Hope? Young Voters and Local Democracy

Patrick Barrett, senior lecturer in Political Science and Public Policy on young voters.

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