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Waikato Environmental Law Colloquium: Climate Change & Freshwater – International Issues & Regional Perspectives

By   /  January 15, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Waikato Environmental Law Colloquium: Climate Change & Freshwater – International Issues & Regional Perspectives

Source: University of Waikato The Waikato Environmental Law Colloquium is an inaugural event for the newly established Waikato Public Law and Policy Research Unit. The Colloquium will focus on the two critical environmental issues facing New Zealand today. Climate change will increase the frequency and severity of natural hazards through, increased drought risk; more heavy […]

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Silver Fern steps higher

By   /  January 11, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Silver Fern steps higher

Source: University of Waikato Growing up, Sam Sinclair was a Silver Ferns ball girl, aspiring to be like Casey Kopua, and dreaming of one day wearing the black dress. Now, Sam’s a key member of the Silver Ferns starting seven, playing alongside her former inspiration, now friend, Casey Kopua, and vice-captain of the Waikato Bay […]

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Children who kill and child killers – is the current system fair?

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Children who kill and child killers – is the current system fair?

Source: University of Waikato A University of Waikato researcher is proposing new ‘degrees of murder’ to help make the criminal justice system fairer for both victims and offenders. Dr Brenda Midson, senior lecturer at Te Piringa – Faculty of Law, says the current legislation is a blunt instrument, that provides juries with few options. “The […]

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Rising to the challenge of tertiary study

By   /  January 9, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Rising to the challenge of tertiary study

Source: University of Waikato Dorothea (Tia) Strauss was a familiar face as “the organic bread lady” at the Tauranga Farmers’ Market for ten years. Now she’s swapped kneading for reading as she works toward gaining a bachelor’s degree at the University of Waikato in Tauranga. The 55-year-old, proving that age is no barrier to study […]

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Five key values of strong Māori leadership

By   /  January 7, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Five key values of strong Māori leadership

Source: University of Waikato Dr Maree Roche, University of Waikato As the indigenous people of New Zealand/Aotearoa, Māori are facing a renaissance of culture, despite a long history of colonisation and cultural deprivation. Traditional Māori world views are central to this, and they underline a growth in Māori business and leadership. Read more:Strong sense of […]

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The First AECOM David A. Burns Award Announced

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on The First AECOM David A. Burns Award Announced

Source: University of Waikato In 2018, AECOM (a premier New Zealand and international company that designs, builds, finances and operates infrastructure assets, including on the University of Waikato campus) established an award to commemorate the contributions made by the late David Andrew Burns and to encourage graduate students into a career in engineering geology. David […]

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A Wales of a time

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on A Wales of a time

Source: University of Waikato Born and raised in Nelson, University of Waikato Hillary Scholar Michaela Kerr will be heading to Wales next year for a semester-long exchange at Cardiff University. She’s studying for a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, and has been doing a control systems internship with Mercury in Hamilton. She hopes to learn […]

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Waikato student wins Best Poem Award

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Waikato student wins Best Poem Award

Source: University of Waikato Waikato student Aimee-Jane Anderson-O’Connor’s poem ‘Instructions’ has picked up the ‘Best Poem’ award at the Spinoff Review of Books Awards in New Zealand Literature. According to The Spinoff Review of Books, ‘It’s a love story, it’s a diary, it’s a kind of quiz. It’s the best poem of 2018.’ Before stumbling upon […]

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A million dollar investment in sniffing out threats to our environment

By   /  December 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on A million dollar investment in sniffing out threats to our environment

Source: University of Waikato A major funding boost is enabling Waikato researchers to establish whether detection dogs can sniff out invasive pest fish. Dr Clare Browne has received the grant from the Endeavour Fund. Her and her team will be using pet dogs that have been trained to get the best out of their olfactory […]

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What do Kiwis think of encryption?

By   /  December 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on What do Kiwis think of encryption?

Source: University of Waikato University of Waikato research reveals Kiwis attitudes to encryption. This comes in the wake of Australia’s controversial law change compelling companies to grant police and security services access to encrypted messages. An ongoing study by researchers at the University of Waikato has found that New Zealanders place the highest value on […]

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New guidelines for better healthcare for transgender people

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on New guidelines for better healthcare for transgender people

Source: University of Waikato Health professionals and transgender advocates  from around the country have created a new set of guidelines:  Gender Affirming Healthcare for Gender Diverse and Transgender Children, Young People and Adults in Aotearoa New Zealand. An article outlining these guidelines has been published in the New Zealand Medical Journal today. The lead author, Dr Jeannie […]

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Leaving a WSU legacy

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Leaving a WSU legacy

Source: University of Waikato You never know what opportunities will arise from the University of Waikato food court, if the WSU leaders’ experiences are anything to go by. For Lyam Buchanan, a long line at Chinese takeout ended with a three-year stint at University student magazine Nexus, and for Candra Pullon, a coffee catch-up with […]

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Revealing mākutu

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Revealing mākutu

Source: University of Waikato Historian Dr Nēpia Mahuika has a received a significant new award to look at the history of mākutu. He is the inaugural Judith Binney Fellow for 2019. The senior lecturer at the University of Waikato specialises in Māori and Indigenous history. Through a Western lens, mākutu has too often been seen […]

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Rowing her way through graduation

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Rowing her way through graduation

Source: University of Waikato When Jackie Kiddle graduates this week, she’ll have a long list of achievements to look back on: winning multiple gold and silver medals at Rowing World Cups and World Championships , claiming the Sportswoman of the Year Blues Award and launching her own online shop – to name a few. The […]

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Ko wai au I te Ao, I te Poo?

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Ko wai au I te Ao, I te Poo?

Source: University of Waikato Jackie Tamaki decided she would get her Masters degree before she turned 50. She’s knocked the challenge off with five years to spare, and is graduating with a Masters in Education this month. Jackie packs a lot into her time: marae commitments, kapa haka, and another little thing – being mother […]

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Family first, study later

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Family first, study later

Source: University of Waikato For Mavae Ahio from Mangere, the University of Waikato was close to home but far enough away to ensure he became independent during his study years. Mavae is graduating this month with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in anthropology. “Growing up, I always wanted to be in the defence force, but […]

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Dream job, no loan

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Dream job, no loan

Source: University of Waikato Next week’s graduation will be special for Golden Jubilee Scholar Anna Caudwell, who will graduate without a student loan and with a long list of academic and personal achievements to look back on: making the STMG Case Competition finals, topping an Accounting paper and becoming the Hamilton regional manager of Inspiration […]

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A jolly good fellow

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on A jolly good fellow

Source: University of Waikato Engineering PhD student Safiya Noorzai has been awarded a Claude McCarthy Fellowship for a second time. The Claude McCarthy Fellowship enables New Zealand graduates who are enrolled in a PhD programme to undertake original work or research in literature, science or medicine. Recipients use the fellowship to undertake further study or […]

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Uniting new science and traditional Māori knowledge

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Uniting new science and traditional Māori knowledge

Source: University of Waikato A major Marsden Fund project will combine cutting edge science with Mātauranga Māori to reveal the secrets of pā across the Waikato. Waikato University’s Associate Professor Alan Hogg, along with Associate Professor Tom Roa and Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki, are working on the $827,000 project. There are more than 500 pā (fortified […]

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Whakatāne wahine takes on Waikato, then the world

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Tertiary Education, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Whakatāne wahine takes on Waikato, then the world

Source: University of Waikato It’s been a year of self-discovery for Rangipare Belshaw-Ngaropo, who moved from small coastal town Whakatāne to larger inland city Hamilton, to study at the University of Waikato. Her feet had no sooner touched Waikato soil when the Bachelor of Arts student started clocking up some serious frequent flyer points in […]

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