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  • Media savvy single mum immersed in te reo Māori (27 July 2018)

    Joanne O’Brien was enjoying a successful media career when a long-held yearning to speak te reo Māori saw her return to university.

  • 2018 Frank Sargeson Memorial Lecture (26 July 2018)

    The 16th Annual Frank Sargeson Memorial Lecture will see award-winning poet and former University of Waikato Writer in Residence, Kate Camp, reflect on her move from poetry to memoir.

  • A career the world over (26 July 2018)

    After a brilliant international career, businessman Jan Zijderveld is returning to his old uni to collect a Distinguished Alumni Award.

  • A career working with at-risk children (19 July 2018)

    Psychologist Dr Sarah Calvert will receive a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Waikato next month.

  • Composing his way to Comic-Con (10 July 2018)

    Waikato alum Tristan Fisher composed the music for the New Zealand short film Shelldon, which will screen at Comic-Con's International Independent Film Festival this month.

  • Danni’s preparing to ‘avo go’ at gold (18 June 2018)

    University of Waikato alumna and 2018 Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Grower Danni van der Heijden has just joined avocado exporter AVOCO in a newly created role as Technical Representative.

  • Master of Science student has bigger fish to fry (11 June 2018)

    When Carlos Moraes first arrived in New Zealand he worked as a kitchen hand in some of the best seafood restaurants in Queenstown. Now, instead of frying fish he’s studying them for his Master of Science in Biological Sciences.

  • Sing to the elephants (7 June 2018)

    Forget talking to the animals, Niamh Lovelock is taking her Bachelor of Music major in Voice all the way to an elephant sanctuary in Thailand where she plans to sing to them.

  • A head for numbers, a heart for promises (7 June 2018)

    Valued alumna, successful businesswoman, TEDx speaker and marathon runner, Vanessa Oshima shares her inspirational story of friendship, resilience and promises kept.

  • Waikato alumna completes Cambridge PhD (25 July 2017)

    University of Waikato alumna and Woolf Fisher Scholarship recipient Katie de Lange celebrates the completion of her PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK.

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