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Entries Open For New Zealand’s Richest Short Story Competition

Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 4:17 pm | University of Waikato

Entries for the Sargeson Prize , New Zealand’s richest short-story competition, open on April 1 with first prize in the Open Division now worth $10,000. The competition, named for celebrated New Zealand writer Frank Sargeson, is in its fourth year and ... More >>

Psychologists Urged To Do More On Climate Change

Monday, 28 March 2022, 12:50 pm | University of Waikato

Psychologists should be doing more to mitigate the health effects of climate change, according to an extensive new report from the American Psychological Association (APA) – the largest organisation for psychologists in the US and with influence ... More >>

Dealing With The Long Tail Of Covid: Our Economic Road Ahead

Tuesday, 22 February 2022, 2:31 pm | University of Waikato

Annual New Zealand Economics Forum to provide insight and discussion on New Zealand’s post-Covid economic recovery The University of Waikato will host the annual New Zealand Economics Forum this Thursday and Friday to discuss the economic impacts of Covid-19 ... More >>

University Of Waikato Announces Diana Clarke As 2022 Writer In Residence

Thursday, 27 January 2022, 2:05 pm | University of Waikato

A novel exploring the cult-like logic of internet communities alongside organised religious groups such as Gloriavale and Scientology will be the focus of University of Waikato’s new Writer In Residence, Diana Clarke. Clarke, who has been completing ... More >>

University Of Waikato Researchers To Lead Seaweed Farming Trials In Hauraki Gulf And Bay Of Plenty

Monday, 13 December 2021, 11:09 am | University of Waikato

University of Waikato researchers’ Dr Marie Magnusson and Dr Rebecca Lawton will receive $1.2 million to lead research into seaweed farming in the Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty as part of a $5 million commercial regenerative seaweed farming pilot. ... More >>

Roadmap Launched To Grow NZ’s Robotics Industry

Friday, 10 December 2021, 9:31 am | University of Waikato

With robotics and automation set to replace 46 percent of day jobs by 2040, a new national strategy has been launched to grow the New Zealand sector that currently employs around 3200 people and generates $1 billion in annual revenue. The New Zealand ... More >>

University Of Waikato To Introduce Vaccination Requirement On Campus

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 2:58 pm | University of Waikato

Following a consultation process, the University of Waikato has decided to make Covid-19 vaccination compulsory for staff, students and contractors accessing its campus and sites. The requirement will apply from 14 February 2022, giving the University ... More >>

Pacific Women Lag Behind In Access To Breast Cancer Care And Treatment

Friday, 12 November 2021, 2:01 pm | University of Waikato

The cost of breast cancer treatment is increasing as results continue to vary between Pacific and non-Pacific women, two studies have found. The studies, published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal, show that each breast cancer patient is now receiving ... More >>

University Of Waikato Launches A Strategic Partnership With Cardiff University In Wales

Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 9:32 am | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato has launched a strategic partnership with Cardiff University in Wales, designed to deliver world class collaborative research and opportunities for researchers, staff and students. The strategic partnership was formally recognised ... More >>

Marsden Funds To Help Tackle Challenges From Climate Change To Teaching Our History

Wednesday, 3 November 2021, 8:54 am | University of Waikato

University of Waikato researchers are leading a series of new projects from studying how our soils can help combat climate change, to designing how to better teach Māori history as part of Aotearoa’s new curriculum reset, all supported by the Royal ... More >>

Waikato Event Connects To COP26 And Climate Change Crisis

Sunday, 31 October 2021, 6:00 pm | University of Waikato

The climate change crisis is something that keeps Associate Professor Tom Roa awake at night. “It’s one of the things I lose sleep over, our environment and how we treat the world,” he says. “It’s a big concern with the world we are leaving ... More >>

New Study To Look At How Women Have Coped During The Pandemic

Sunday, 31 October 2021, 5:58 pm | University of Waikato

How New Zealand women have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the strategies they have devised to cope will be researched in a new project led by the University of Waikato. Professor Holly Thorpe, a sociologist in Te Huataki Waiora School of ... More >>

University Of Waikato To Consult On Vaccination Plan

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 2:56 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato has today announced it is consulting on a plan that proposes all staff, all students including those living in University accommodation, and all contractors will need to be vaccinated in order to enter its campuses and sites from ... More >>

New Research Shows Link Between Conversion Practices And Negative Mental Health For Trans And Non-binary People

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 9:15 am | University of Waikato

New findings published from a national survey led by University of Waikato researchers has found that trans and non-binary people living in Aotearoa New Zealand who have experienced gender identity conversion practices are more likely have worse mental ... More >>

New Research Shows How Covid-19 Lockdowns Affected The World’s Athletes

Sunday, 17 October 2021, 7:50 pm | University of Waikato

How have Covid-19 lockdowns affected the world’s athletes? It’s a question that 111 researchers from over 60 countries, including New Zealand, have sought to answer in the largest international study of its kind. More than 12,500 athletes from 35 ... More >>

Sargeson Prize 2021 Winners Focus On Relationships And Families

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 8:40 pm | University of Waikato

A story about the harm patriarchal communities can do is the overall winner of this year’s Sargeson Prize. The University of Waikato sponsors the short story competition and announced the winners at the annual Frank Sargeson Memorial Lecture, which was ... More >>

New Project Ensures The Benefits Of Indigenous Data Are Shared With Indigenous People

Monday, 11 October 2021, 1:39 pm | University of Waikato

An international project between Waikato and New York-based researchers has received a $750,000 boost to expand tools protecting Indigenous communities’ rights over their own knowledge and data. ENRICH , a collaborative project between the University ... More >>

Rena - A Decade Of Work By Researchers Illustrates The Impacts Of Overfishing On Delicate Reef Systems

Monday, 4 October 2021, 2:35 pm | University of Waikato

This week marks 10 years since the Rena, New Zealand’s worst ecological marine disaster, and while monitoring has shown the amazing capacity of the ocean to recover, researchers say it has also demonstrated the impacts of overfishing delicate reef ... More >>

Source Of Unique Mānuka Factor Identified

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 7:57 am | University of Waikato

University of Waikato researchers have uncovered new insights into how mānuka flowers make nectar and the source of the Unique Mānuka Factor – which could contribute to the high-value New Zealand mānuka honey industry. The research , published in ... More >>

Waikato Researchers Help Launch Circular Economy Initiatives For Business

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 8:34 am | University of Waikato

An $11 million University of Waikato-led research project to develop New Zealand’s circular economy has partnered with the Sustainable Business Network, Government agencies and Waste Management to help businesses build a circular economy. Go Circular ... More >>