Stories from 2010

There are news stories from 2010 - showing page 3 of 13.

  • Study looks at dying, death, bereavement among Māori

    15 March 2010
    University of Waikato researchers are embarking on a three-year study of dying, death and bereavement among contemporary Māori.

  • Men and pregnancy – showing the symptoms

    17 March 2010
    Pregnancy can be a stressful time and often the partner of a pregnant woman gets symptoms that mirror pregnancy – food cravings and weight gain, constipation, labour pains, headaches and toothache, to name a few. It’s known as Couvade Syndrome.

  • Student’s first academic paper judged best at US conference

    17 March 2010
    A University of Waikato engineering student has taken out best paper award at an international conference for his first scholarly publication.

  • Have you seen this man?

    19 March 2010
    It’s a nigh-on impossible task: naming everyone in a group photo from 50 years ago, but Terry Stowers has nearly done it.

  • Economist joins debate on local government reform

    22 March 2010
    A University of Waikato economist has stepped into the current hot debate over the future shape of local and regional government in the Waikato region.

  • Study aims to help drive economic growth

    22 March 2010
    Teaching and research in industries such as aquaculture, tourism and IT will strengthen the Western Bay of Plenty’s competitive advantage, according to a study of the region’s tertiary education needs over the next 10 years.

  • Māori Battalion scholarship for tangi researcher

    22 March 2010
    A brush with mortality set University of Waikato student Ēnoka Murphy on the path of delving into the history of tangihanga, and he’s now won a Māori Battalion scholarship worth $50,000 to support his doctoral studies over the next two years.

  • First the walking bus, now the cycling train?

    22 March 2010
    New research out of the University of Waikato suggests one way to keep children safe but active on their way to school is to introduce supervised ‘cycling trains’ like the successful ‘walking bus’ initiatives already in place in several Hamilton schools.

  • Students receive share of $115,000 in scholarships

    24 March 2010
    More than 20 Waikato University students received a share of $115,000 in scholarships from the David Johnstone Charitable Trust.

  • International premiere for Parihaka composition

    24 March 2010
    A new composition on Parihaka by a University of Waikato student has had its premiere in Perth – thanks to a chance meeting of musicians at a prestigious US summer school.

  • Getting down and dirty with shellfish

    25 March 2010
    Summer conjures up images of sun-soaked beach holidays, but for two University of Waikato biology students it was a chance to get stuck into some serious mud.

  • Volunteering leads to job

    26 March 2010
    Rosie Dixon has fallen on her feet. Fresh out of university with a Bachelor of Social Science, Dixon is one of two new Kiwi Can leaders working in Hamilton. Kiwi Can is a Foundation for Youth Development programme targeted at primary school children. Although the programme is new to Hamilton, it operates throughout New Zealand and reaches around 18, 000 young people each year.

  • New programme for gifted musicians

    26 March 2010
    Young Colombian cellist and Sir Edmund Hillary scholar Santiago Canon-Valencia is taking part in a new music programme at Waikato University. The 14 year old is one of two cellists studying at Waikato who’ve been earmarked for international solo careers. Academics have put together a programme for Canon-Valencia and Aucklander Edward King to groom them for a life on the international concert circuit.

  • Indian experience for Hillary Scholar

    26 March 2010
    University of Waikato student Amrita Sahay is set for an experience of a lifetime. Amrita, 22, has been selected to take part in the Know India Programme, a three week internship for diaspora youth, run by the Indian Government. The programme, which sees 38 participants from all over the world travel to India, aims to promote awareness of India among youth of Indian descent.

  • Taking dead cat smells out of chemistry

    26 March 2010
    A chance discovery several years ago at Waikato University’s Chemistry Department has given rise to a productive research programme into ways of handling a useful but very unpleasant class of chemical compounds.

  • Ancient Māori art form a positive solution

    26 March 2010
    The organiser of a wānanga held recently to discuss the history and future of karetao (Māori puppetry) thinks the old art form has potential to be used positively in many ways.

  • Cricketer bowled by student’s rail crossing research

    29 March 2010
    Staff from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, along with masters student Helen Clark met with Chris Cairns to discuss her research on railway level crossings.

  • Waikato University hosts Māori academic awards

    29 March 2010
    The University of Waikato is again honoured to host the Te Amorangi National Māori Academic Excellence Awards, to be held on Friday April 9 at Tūrangawaeawae Marae, Ngāruawahia.

  • Taking on squash and two degrees

    29 March 2010
    Leading junior squash player Emma Millar has a busy year ahead. She’s left the comforts of home and moved to Hamilton, enrolled in two university degrees, found a new club and coach and has tournaments to win.

  • Researchers call for awareness to reduce child driveway runovers

    29 March 2010
    While child driveway runovers have declined in Auckland, there’s been no reduction in the number of children run over in driveway accidents in the Waikato – mainly because of a lack of public awareness and education.

  • Waikato University set for Kīngitanga Day

    29 March 2010
    On Wednesday April 21 the University of Waikato celebrates Kīngitanga Day – an annual celebration of the relationship between the University and the Kīngitanga.

  • Chris Cairns

    30 March 2010
    Cricketer and rail safety campaigner Chris Cairns was bowled for six by Waikato University masters student Helen Clark after meeting with her this week to discuss her research on railway level crossings.

  • 'Sorry' most interesting word

    31 March 2010
    An analysis of last year’s public apologies by MPs Hone Harawira and Rodney Hide seems an unlikely research topic for a psychologist used to working with children and at-risk youth, but University of Waikato student Aaron Harman says the outcry surrounding those apologies is not much different to the misunderstandings he routinely comes across.

  • Feminist researcher addresses body image issues

    31 March 2010
    Some feminist philosophers believe that womens ongoing struggles with body image can be blamed on ancient Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle who proclaimed that women did not have a soul.

  • Graduates boost businesses in the Bay

    1 April 2010
    It’s a big day ahead for a group of aspiring movers and changers in the Bay. A group of 17 part-time students with full-time jobs will be graduating with Postgraduate Diplomas in Management Studies at the University of Waikato’s Tauranga campus graduation ceremony on Friday April 9.

  • VC shares University results with community

    7 April 2010
    Community and business leaders from Hamilton and the wider Waikato region were welcomed at Waikato University on April 1 to hear the organisation’s results.

  • Commissioner's special viewing of father's collection

    7 April 2010
    British High Commissioner George Fergusson was treated to a special viewing by Waikato University Vice Chancellor Professor Roy Crawford, of a collection of taonga his father Sir Bernard Fergusson loaned to the University over 40 years ago.

  • Māori Battalion scholarship opens way for research

    8 April 2010
    Robyn Rauna’s grandfather served with C Company of the 28 (Māori) Battalion, and although he died before she was born, she grew up hearing all the stories of the soldiers’ bravery and achievements.

  • Busyness of the long distance swimmer

    8 April 2010
    Andrew Pullon is in the pool by 5am every weekday, attends university lectures and then goes swimming again in the evening. On top of his 18 plus hours in the pool each week, he does land-based training and competes in many and various competitions.

  • Budapest beckons for triathlete

    8 April 2010
    Waikato University student Maddy Brunton will represent New Zealand at the Junior World Triathlon Championships in Budapest later this year.