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Support for study and sport

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Support for study and sport

Source: University of Waikato In the world of sport, only a few make it to the very top and carve out a good living. For that reason alone, it’s a good idea for sportsmen and women aspiring to national and international success to have an alternative career. And there are other reasons to prepare for […]

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Māori loanwords in NZ English are less about meaning, more about identity

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Māori loanwords in NZ English are less about meaning, more about identity

Source: University of Waikato Andreea S. Calude, University of Waikato and Katie Levendis, University of Waikato Ask the average Kiwi on the street about Māori words in New Zealand English, and most will tell you that more and more are being used in everyday language. This increase in borrowing goes against observations in other language […]

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Fieldays scholarship for agri students

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Fieldays scholarship for agri students

Source: University of Waikato University of Waikato postgraduate students researching subjects with an agri focus can apply for a research scholarship to help fund their study. The New Zealand Agricultural Fieldays Sir Don LLewellyn Scholarship is open to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents studying or planning to study either master or doctoral degrees at […]

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New Tauranga campus, new vision for the Bay of Plenty.

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on New Tauranga campus, new vision for the Bay of Plenty.

Source: University of Waikato The University of Waikato‘s Chancellor has officially opened the new Tauranga Campus. Staff, senior leaders and supporters gathered in Tauranga on Monday for a ribbon-untying ceremony to open the $60 million campus development. The new campus, led by the University of Waikato on behalf of the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Partnership, […]

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The magic behind Usain Bolt’s stride

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on The magic behind Usain Bolt’s stride

Source: University of Waikato Biomechanics is assisting researchers to find out more about what powered the success of one of the greatest sprinters of all time. University of Waikato’s ​Dr Kim Hébert-Losier​ is based at the Adams Centre for High Performance in Mt Maunganui. She’s used her expertise as a world -leading biomechanics researcher to […]

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Hi-tech for public good

By   /  April 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Hi-tech for public good

Source: University of Waikato The University of Waikato’s WAND Network Research Group is the finals of New Zealand’s Hi-Tech Awards. Based in the School of Computer Science, the WAND Group is involved with a range of computer networks projects mostly focused on network measurement, and for the Hi-Tech awards they’ve been nominated in the Best […]

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Challenge to save lives in Cambodia

By   /  April 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Challenge to save lives in Cambodia

Source: University of Waikato Two weeks into her first full-time job, Waikato graduate Portia Thompson had the chance to go to Cambodia with her former uni lecturer to help develop a national strategic plan for removing landmines and unexploded bombs. It was an opportunity too good to pass up, and luckily her employer Beca said […]

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A faster, more effective way to identify and prevent sports injuries

By   /  April 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on A faster, more effective way to identify and prevent sports injuries

Source: University of Waikato New research is underway at the University of Waikato’s Adams Centre for High Performance that aims to develop an easy test which will identify those at highest risk of lower body sports injuries. PhD student Ivana Hanzlíková is running the project, working with the latest 3D motion capture technology to devise […]

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Why it might be time for New Zealand to reconsider the legal definition of murder

By   /  April 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Why it might be time for New Zealand to reconsider the legal definition of murder

Source: University of Waikato Brenda Midson, University of Waikato The man arrested over the Christchurch terror attacks has appeared in court today, facing 50 charges of murder and 39 of attempted murder. Although further charges relating to terrorism are possible, I argue, as I have previously, that it is time to reconsider the way in […]

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Wellies for wellbeing

By   /  April 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Wellies for wellbeing

Source: University of Waikato With free breakfasts, performances, gumboot decorations and a talk from motivator Jimi Hunt, the University of Waikato has had one clear focus this week: wellbeing. In conjunction with the Waikato Students’ Union (WSU), the University launched its first ever ‘Wellbeing Week’. Designed to bring the University community together and give staff […]

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Addressing gender imbalance

By   /  April 3, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Addressing gender imbalance

Source: University of Waikato Waikato engineering student Emily Sopers has been awarded the inaugural Women in Technology Scholarship – an annual prize established to acknowledge and support up-and-coming female talent and future technology leaders. The scholarship was set up by leading New Zealand telecommunications provider Kordia in a bid to address the gender imbalance in […]

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From Populations to Peoples

By   /  April 2, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on From Populations to Peoples

Source: University of Waikato Demography – the scientific study of human populations – has traditionally been done from the desktop, applying statistical models to large data sets such as the Census. Professor Tahu Kukutai’s approach is flipping that on its head. “I started off doing research on populations. Now I’m more interested in doing research […]

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Under pressure

By   /  March 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Under pressure

Source: University of Waikato Professor Holly Thorpe and colleagues are aiming to remove some of the stigma around issues faced by young women athletes. She is involved in the University of Waikato’s third Female Athlete Health Symposium – HPSNZ, happening in Auckland on the 4th of April. The focus on women is needed because almost […]

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Trigger Warnings Do Little to Reduce People’s Distress

By   /  March 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Trigger Warnings Do Little to Reduce People’s Distress

Source: University of Waikato Trigger warnings that alert people to potentially sensitive content are increasingly popular, especially on university campuses, but research suggests that they have minimal impact on how people actually respond to content. The findings are published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “We, like many others, […]

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The meaning of Haka for Christchurch

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on The meaning of Haka for Christchurch

Source: University of Waikato Internationally, Haka is most frequently seen when the All Blacks take to the rugby field, and it is sometimes perceived only as a ‘war dance’. But the Christchurch terrorist attack has shown the world the haka performed in a different way: to grieve, to show love and support, to show resilience. […]

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Young female athletes: the Pill is not the answer

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Young female athletes: the Pill is not the answer

Source: University of Waikato Dr Stacy Sims and colleagues are set to bust some of the myths about young women and sports. She is involved in the third Female Athlete Health Symposium – HPSNZ being organized by the University of Waikato in collaboration with High Performance Sport NZ, happening in Auckland in April. The focus […]

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Four lessons we must take away from the Christchurch terror attack

By   /  March 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Four lessons we must take away from the Christchurch terror attack

Source: University of Waikato In the aftermath of the tragic loss of life in Christchurch on Friday, the focus needs to be on supporting those who have lost their loved ones and on fostering a sense of national unity in the face of an heinous act of terrorism. At this early stage we know the […]

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Support for those affected by the Christchurch tragedy

By   /  March 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Support for those affected by the Christchurch tragedy

Source: University of Waikato All members of the University community are shocked and saddened by the deaths of so many people in Christchurch yesterday. The University supports diversity and freedom of expression, including religious expression on campus and in New Zealand as a whole. There can be no place in our society for the intolerance […]

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Summer study in Hawke’s Bay has multiple benefits

By   /  March 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Summer study in Hawke’s Bay has multiple benefits

Source: University of Waikato A summer spent conducting research along the banks of the Ngaruroro River in Hawke’s Bay has prompted a local woman to pursue further study in environmental science at the University of Waikato. Her research has already contributed to protecting ecologically significant sites in the region. Gaining a Summer Research Scholarship from […]

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All doom, no gloom

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on All doom, no gloom

Source: University of Waikato It’s not easy to crack Hollywood, but Hamilton writer Shoshana Sachi has done exactly that. The Waikato screen and media studies graduate currently writes for TV show Doom Patrol, starring Brendan Fraser and Timothy Dalton. Shoshana has been writing since she was four years old – a hobby which carried on […]

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