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University of Waikato supports Te Matatini
The University of Waikato is once again a strategic partner of Te Matatini - New Zealand's national kapa haka competition and premier Māori cultural performing arts festival held in Rotorua.

University Medal for Friend and Philanthropist
A man who left school at 12 and has helped generations of young people make the most of their opportunities has been awarded the University of Waikato medal. His adventurous spirit has seen him join the Royal New Zealand Air Force, transfer to the RAF in England and fly Halifax bombers during WWII.

PM launches new governance qualification
A new postgraduate qualification, targeted at directors of New Zealand companies, was officially launched by Prime Minister John Key at the University of Waikato.

Alumna wins Fulbright Travel Award
University of Waikato PhD student Megan Grainger has been awarded an exclusive Fulbright Travel Award to present her Masters research at the University of Montana.

Hillary Medals for outstanding alumni
Two University of Waikato alumni, Katie de Lange and Santiago Canon Valencia (pictured), are the latest recipients of prestigious Sir Edmund Hillary Medals.

Promoting New Zealand business
When Charlotte Simcock was at university she thought how cool it would be to market New Zealand overseas. Now she's doing it. She's senior communications and marketing manager for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, based at the New Zealand Consulate General in New York.

Changing the insurance landscape in New Zealand
Bachelor of Law and Management alumnus Rene Swindley has always wanted to be his own boss. "The profession or industry I wanted to work in didn't come to me until my last year of university. Majoring in accounting and specialising in commercial law I was all set to accept a tax law position, but an opportunity arose to pursue a career in insurance and I realised I had found my niche."

Alumni and friends catch up in Auckland
Auckland-based alumni and friends from the University of Waikato met in Mt Eden this week for an evening with national agribusiness commentator Jacqueline Rowarth.

Tauranga Alumni & Friends event with Dame Malvina Major a success
Alumni and friends from the University of Waikato gathered at Mills Reef Winery in Tauranga this week to hear from world-renowned opera singer and Senior Fellow in Music Dame Malvina Major.

Honorary Doctorate for science leader
Dr Roger Hill, founder and managing director of internationally respected Hill Laboratories in Hamilton, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at the University of Waikato's graduation ceremony in October. Hill Laboratories, which Dr Hill established in 1986, is now New Zealand's largest privately-owned commercial laboratory with more than 250 employees.

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