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  • DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI 2015: From left, Chancellor Rt Hon Jim Bolger, awardees Rob Waddell, Hinewehi Mohi and Peter Churchouse, Vice-Chancellor Professor Neil Quigley and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Alister Jones.

  • ULTRA-MARATHONER: Alumnus and former Hillary Scholar Chris Dunn tackled the Tenzing Hillary Ultra Marathon in Nepal.

  • MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Alumna and Fulbright Scholar Lora Vaioleti is researching the perceptions of climate change in Pacific regions.

  • OUR MAN IN AFGHANISTAN: Alumnus John Mataira is currently New Zealand's Ambassador to Afghanistan.

  • FIRST GRADUATE: Peter Allen (front right) became the University of Waikato's very first graduate in 1967.

  • YOUNG ALUMNI: Suzi Luff, Nicola Foran, Pat Wilson and Joelene Ranby at a University of Waikato Young Alumni event.

  • ADVENTURERS: Twins Josh and Zac Lyon are on a mission to cross the world's four major ice caps - Greenland, Patagonia and the North and South Poles.

  • CATCHING UP IN JAKARTA: Alumni and friends catch up at a University of Waikato event in Jakarta.

  • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: Simon Nicholson is a career academic, based in Washington DC at American University in the School of International Service.

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Join us at an alumni event in Beijing
Waikato alumni are invited to join Minister for Tertiary Skills and Employment Hon Steven Joyce, Universities New Zealand and representatives from the University of Waikato at an event in Beijing, October 22.

Celebrated Māori singer to receive prestigious University of Waikato award
The Kiwi who shot to fame singing the national anthem in te reo Māori at a 1999 Rugby World Cup game in Twickenham will receive a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Waikato this month.

Olympic gold medallist and Chef de Mission a distinguished alumnus
Olympic gold medallist and New Zealand's current Chef de Mission, Rob Waddell, will receive a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Waikato this month.

Top financial analyst a distinguished alumnus
Hong Kong-based finance and investment expert Peter Churchouse will receive a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Waikato this month.

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