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University launches 50th celebrations
University of Waikato 50th celebrations officially began on 14 February with the launch of 'Ko Te Tangata', a history of the University's first 50 years.

New Alumni Manager for Waikato
The University's new Alumni Relationship Manager, Leonie Woutersen, started late 2013 and is excited to begin work on refreshing the Uni's alumni relations programme.

Alumna in her element at Tourism New Zealand
Julia Cooke looks after the South and South East Asia market for Tourism New Zealand, creating opportunities for journalists in Mumbai, Jakarta and Singapore to visit and experience the best New Zealand has to offer.

A new judge in Samoa
Samoa's new District Court Judge Leilani Tuala-Warren says "not in a million years" did she ever imagine herself on the bench, and never did she have any aspirations to become a judge. But in August 2013, the University of Waikato law graduate and former lecturer was sworn in and became just the second woman judge in Samoa to be appointed to the District Court.

Coining it
It's not every day the BBC makes you an offer you can't refuse. Simon Harding is the Chief Executive of NZ Mint and this year his business was asked to mint the Dr Who 50th commemorative coin, complete with TARDIS on one side and QEII on the other.

University of Waikato celebrates Distinguished Alumni
A distinguished professor of mathematics, a Māori Land Court judge and a Singaporean design-agency owner are University of Waikato Distinguished Alumni for 2013.

Award-winning designer receives University of Waikato Award
Singaporean criminologist-turned-designer Edmund Wee will receive a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Waikato this month. Mr Wee is the Managing and Creative Director of Singapore-based design company Epigram, and Publisher and CEO of Epigram Books.

University of Waikato award for Maori Land Court Judge
Māori Land Court Judge and Deputy Chair of the Waitangi Tribunal, Stephanie Milroy, will be presented with a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Waikato this month. Judge Milroy received a Master of Laws from Waikato University in 1997.

Distinguished Professor receives University of Waikato Award
Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Marston Conder will receive a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Waikato this month. Professor Conder completed a Masters in Social Sciences, with First Class Honours in mathematics at the University of Waikato in 1977.

Alumni and Friends connect at home and abroad
The University of Waikato reached out to alumni and friends at home and abroad in June and July, with local events in Wellington and Auckland, and overseas in Beijing and Shanghai.

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