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Researcher and engineering lecturer to chair leading Robotics group

A leading apple fruitlet thinning automation expert has been appointed chairperson for a national robotics group.

University of Waikato Hamilton campus bolder and brighter than ever before

In the space of a week, the University of Waikato’s Hamilton campus has transformed into a bolder, brighter and more…

University of Waikato researchers to uncover secrets of our planet

Three University of Waikato-led projects will unearth new knowledge of our natural environment after receiving a total of $1.9 million…

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Airbnb not the culprit in holiday hotspot’s housing crisis

A new study has found Airbnb is not wholly to blame for the shortage of…

21 December 2020

Using cabbage tree to grow Kaimoana – science through a Mātauranga Māori lens

Tauranga-based Associate Professor Kura Paul-Burke is passionate about scientific research through a Mātauranga (Māori Knowledge)…

18 December 2020

Waikato University computer science students help Africa medical charity

An international charity which finds sponsorship for medical students to study in Africa has had…

17 December 2020

Swimming and study, a balancing act for new teacher

Managing study and competitive sport required commitment. Luke Mitchell, who has graduated with a Bachelor…

15 December 2020

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Opinion

People on Vanuatu’s Malekula Island speak more than 30 Indigenous languages. Here’s why we must record them

Malekula, the second-largest island in the Vanuatu archipelago, has a linguistic connection to Aotearoa. All of its many languages are…

New Zealand’s 2020 report card: doing well but could try harder

A year ago, who could have even imagined 2020 would turn out the way it did? A pandemic, closed borders,…

Bilingual road signs in Aotearoa New Zealand would tell us where we are as a nation

Road signs help us to get where we are and to where we’re going, that much is obvious. But, at…