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  • DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI 2014: From left, Parekawhia McLean, Dr Arthur Grimes, Jamie Fitzgerald, Chancellor Jim Bolger, Le Mamea Taulapapa Sefulu Ioane and 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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The Hawaiian Hobbit
Have you ever wondered what Gollum or Gandalf would sound like speaking Hawaiian? Thanks to Keao NeSmith, you won't have to much longer. The Waikato alumnus has just translated J.R.R Tolkien's "The Hobbit" into Hawaiian.

Nominations open for 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards
Nominations are being sought from University alumni, staff and the community for the 2015 University of Waikato Distinguished Alumni Awards. These awards celebrate and honour graduates of the University who have made outstanding contributions to their careers and communities.

Join us for an alumni event in London - 10 April
The University of Waikato invites you and a guest to an alumni networking event on board the RS Hispaniola Ship, moored alongside Victoria Embankment, opposite the London Eye, on Friday April 10.

Unplanned trip home for Hillary medallist
International snowboarder Natalie Good will be back in New Zealand to pick up her Sir Edmund Hillary medal from the University of Waikato.

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