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The road to excellence starts here In order to achieve greatness, you need to strive for excellence.

At the University of Waikato, excellence is a cornerstone on which we operate – it is part of who we are. It’s reflected in many of our students – sporting greats such as Silver Fern Laura Langman, Olympic gold medallists the Evers-Swindell twins and cricketer Natalie Dodd. At the University of Waikato, our students are given the resources and assistance to help balance their sporting and academic goals, and they leave this University equipped with a high-level qualification and sporting kudos to boot. Our ties with Home of Cycling, our strong relationships with sporting organisations, and our close proximity to top-end sporting venues means the University of Waikato is the place of choice for sporting greats in the making. For a University that will get you to where you want to be, choose the University of Waikato. For more information talk to us on 0800 WAIKATO or visit

At the University of Waikato, the possibilities are endless.

Welcome to Hamilton. Natural beauty, great shopping, terrific food and world-class attractions - it’s all here for you in Hamilton. The city is proud to be hosting the 2013 New Zealand Youth Games, and welcomes competitors, coaches, administrators and supporters. While in our city, please take the chance to enjoy what’s on offer. At Hamilton Zoo, you can get up close and personal with exotic animals, and find out how we are contributing to the protection of endangered species. Waikato Museum houses artefacts of our region’s history, and artworks from around the country and the world. Nearby, Artspost offers a collection of local arts and crafts visitors can buy as they explore the exhibitions. For watery fun on a hot day, visit Waterworld to soak, splash or ride our two hydroslides, or soak in a relaxing spa after your day of competition. Hamilton Gardens is recognised as one of the world’s best public gardens, and it’s a beautiful, tranquil and relaxing place to visit. Best of all, it’s free. In the city’s central business district, you can enjoy great food and coffee at the many cafes and restaurants, as well as retail to meet all your shopping needs – from boutique store to familiar chains and key shopping centres.

i-SITE: Call us on 0800 Hamilton or visit us, Cnr Caro & Alexandra Sts, Garden Place, Hamilton

The Waikato River, our city’s defining natural feature, is lined by beautiful riverbank walkways, while a paved path also circumnavigates Lake Rotoroa, near the city centre. The river and lake paths are great places for a relaxing stroll, or a focussed training run. At Taitua Arboretum, just a few minutes from the city, you can enjoy an idyllic natural collection of mature native trees and quite walking tracks.

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