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The latest in research and achievement from the University of Waikato.

  • The Tutor - Te Kahautu Maxwell

    18 February 2019
    Associate Professor Te Kahautu Maxwell has travelled the world doing Kapa Haka, and he's heading to Te Matatini 2019.

  • The Judge - Pou Temara

    18 February 2019
    Professor Pou Temara’s judged at most of the Te Matatini festivals since its inceptions, now he is taking the role up a step.

  • University of Waikato at Te Matatini ki te Ao 2019

    18 February 2019
    University of Waikato staff and students are taking a stand at Te Matatini ki to Ao 2019.

  • The MC - Maria Huata

    17 February 2019
    Haka enthusiast Maria Huata had MC-ing Te Matatini on her bucket list.

  • Shifting the culture around sexual violence and consent

    15 February 2019
    This year the University of Waikato is cementing its commitment to the safety and wellbeing of students with new staff positions in Student Health, a sexual consent module, and the inclusion of a Women's Refuge shielded site.

  • The power of teaching; riding a huge wave of demand

    15 February 2019
    As the country grapples with a crippling teacher shortage, Professor Don Klinger is looking at how the problem can be solved in the longer term.

  • Three generations of whānau woven into the University of Waikato

    13 February 2019
    Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato is Maria Huata’s tūrangawaewae.

  • When machine learning, Twitter and te reo Māori merge

    11 February 2019
    Researchers have whittled down a massive 8 million tweets, to a more manageable 1.2 million to look at how te reo Māori is being used in the genre.

  • Summer Research Scholarship wrap up

    8 February 2019
    A successful summer of research was wrapped up at a function held at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts on 7 February.

  • Hillary Medal awardees announced

    8 February 2019
    Top vocal performer Felicity Tomkins and netball player Sam Sinclair have been named Sir Edmund Hillary medallists for 2018.

  • How you can help your child settle into the new school year

    7 February 2019
    Anthony Fisher looks at preparation, positivity and practice.

  • High and dry

    5 February 2019
    Top swimmer Claudia Ashby is off to Nepal to climb to Ama Dablam Base Camp and fundraise for the Himalayan Trust Literacy Programme.

  • Who should govern Mars?

    4 February 2019
    Dr Anna Marie Brennan looks at whether Elon Musk could rule a new world.

  • Helping to grow the region’s future

    30 January 2019
    The University is working with businesses across the Bay of Plenty to help meet the region’s skills needs, foster innovation and ensure qualifications are industry-relevant.

  • From student project to business essential

    29 January 2019
    A third-year computer science project leads to greater efficiencies for a Hamilton building company

  • Dancing her way to Nepal

    29 January 2019
    Kaylee Bird is swapping New Zealand summer for a trek up the Himalayas as she and three other Step Higher Award recipients head to Nepal next month.

  • Why are handguns killing more US toddlers?

    29 January 2019
    New research indicates the increasing number of handguns in American homes is killing more toddlers.

  • Professorial appointments announced

    29 January 2019
    Congratulations to staff rising through the ranks.

  • Culturally responsive teaching in a globalized world

    25 January 2019
    What are the best ways for teachers to deal with increasingly diverse classrooms?

  • Big medal win for law professor

    23 January 2019
    Professor Al Gillespie has been awarded two of Belgium's top academic medals for his research and influence in the field of international law.

  • Getting water wise at Waikato

    23 January 2019
    The University of Waikato is partnering with Water Safety New Zealand and Global Swim to offer a water safety awareness and skills programme to international students.

  • When two Heads are better than one

    23 January 2019
    Anaru Palmer and Leah Owen, departing head prefects of Tauranga Boys’ and Tauranga Girls’ Colleges, start their tertiary journey at the University of Waikato in Tauranga and will be amongst the first cohort of students at the new city campus.

  • Playing his way into uni

    22 January 2019
    Fergus Byett, dux and head boy, pianist, saxophonist and organist, and now a Hillary Scholar.

  • Returning to your roots

    22 January 2019
    The words of the Six60 song ‘Don’t Forget Your Roots’ spring to mind when talking to Ngairo Eruera, the new kaiako (teacher) of Te Tohu Paetahi at the University of Waikato in Tauranga. It’s a dual homecoming for him and the Māori immersion programme, with both returning to Tauranga Moana this year.

  • Moving mountains

    22 January 2019
    Not even mountains will hold Professor Lynda Johnston back. The self-professed geographer and mountaineer with “attitude and altitude” is off to experience some of the world’s tallest peaks in the Himalayas before returning home to navigate the Kaimai’s, relocating from Hamilton to Tauranga.

  • From hockey fields to mountain slopes

    21 January 2019
    Garrick du Toit is one of four Step Higher Awardees who will travel to Nepal to fundraise for the Himalayan Trust, trek around the Khumbu Valley (including part of Mount Everest) and volunteer in local schools and hospitals.

  • Business leader gifts $500K to support Waikato’s premier business degree

    17 January 2019
    New Zealand businessman and philanthropist Tony Falkenstein (ONZM) has pledged a half-million dollar donation to enable management students at the University of Waikato to travel overseas and gain hands-on exposure to global business innovation.

  • Creating a space for student voice

    15 January 2019
    Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Robyn Longhurst’s senior leadership position is enabling her to put her body of work as a human geographer into practice.

  • Tauranga early childhood student’s heart of gold

    14 January 2019
    Tauranga mother of six Charlotte Hartley, who was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Adult Learner’s Award and TeachNZ Scholarship last year, returns to study a Master of Teaching and Learning.

  • Silver Fern steps higher

    11 January 2019
    Silver Fern Sam Sinclair is now off to Nepal to climb to Ama Dablam Base Camp and fundraise for the Himalayan Trust Literacy Programme.