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School employer partnerships reach east and south Waikato, October 2017

Ground-breaking results at Smart Waikato summit, May 2017

Denmark win for young Waikato entrepreneur, May 2017

Science in the real world at Cambridge High School, May 2017

Success unveiled at Leadership Summit, May 2017

Opportunity for “systemic change” to be unveiled at Summit, April 2017

Fed Farmers support "real world" learning at Te Kauwhata, April 2017

Future business leaders shine in Hamilton, March 2017

Real world learning for Waikato students, March 2017

Waikato students star at national young enterprise awards,
December 2016


Enterprising students celebrated at awards, Media Release, October 2016

Waikato District employers inspired to hire youth, Media Release, September 2016

New employer partnership schools announced, Media Release, September 2016

Youth employment plan launched in Waikato District, Waikato Business News, September 2016

Ngaruawahia business owner encourages youth employment,
Waikato Times and Stuff, September 2016 

Creating youth employment opportunities in Waikato, Waikato District Council website, September 2016

Youth employment opportunities for Waikato District, Scoop Business, September 2016 

Matamata College YES student's water testing innovation,
Matamata Chronicle, August 2016 

Students develop app for life after school, Matamata Chronicle, August 2016

Young minds with bright ideas, Cambridge Edition, August 2016

On-the-job learning leads to real world careers,
August 2016

Youth employment flame to be fanned in Waikato District, August 2016

To market for Waikato's YES entrepreneurs
, August 2016

Waikato business-school partnerships leading NZ, June 2016

YES app helps students into real world, June 2016

New talent joins Smart Waikato
, June 2016

Employers applaud school partnerships, February 2016

Pilot a game-changer for schools - industry, front page, December Waikato Business News, 2015

NZ-first initiative a “game changer” for Waikato schools and industry, December 2015

Waikato YES students come up trumps at nationals, December 2015

New face of YES in Waikato, December 2015 

Enterprising students celebrated at awards, November 2015

Waikato school-employer partnerships “beacon” for NZ, September 2015

Waikato leaders step up for youth employment, August 2015

Blooming business in the bag, YES students, Hamilton Press lead, September 2015

To market, to market for YES entrepreneurs, Hamilton Press, September 2015

HPC Records YES team launches Starship album, Hauraki Herald, August 2015

Smart Waikato reconnects with ITOs, media release April 2015


Tools give young staff a "chance to shine", media release April 2015

Stellar enterprise initiative opens doors to all youth, media release February 2015

Youth employment vital for stability, media release February, 2015

YES to night markets trade fair, Waikato Times August 11, 2014.

To market, to market for young entrepreneurs, media release August 2014.

Babysitter booking moves on-line (YES), Waikato Times August 8, 2014.

FAN helps small business foster young talent, media release August 2014.

Smart tools, more jobs for Waikato youth, media release June 2014

Appenticeships back in favour with employers, Waikato Times June 28, 2014

Smart Waikato key in resolving labour market challenges, Waikato Business News lead, April 2014

Launch targets Waikato youth unemployment, Waikato Times, October 2013

 Fees-free education for 20-24 year olds applauded, Smart Waikato Media Release, September 2013

Alarm Bells Clanging over Youth Unemployment, Waikato Times April 2013


BEST Youth Initiative September/October 2012, The Waikato Business News


BEST Youth Intiative August 2012, The Waikato Business News


Principal for a Day 2012, The Waikato Business News


Principal for a Day 2012 continued, The Waikato Business News


Principal for a Day 2012, The Cambridge Edition


Principal for a Day 2012, Hamilton Press


YES 2012 Trade Fair, The Waikato Business News


Governer General's Speech at Lion Foundation YES 30 year anniversary reception held at Government House, November 2011


YES 2011 Regional Awards, The Waikato Business News


YES 2011 Regional Awards continued, The Waikato Business News


Principal for a Day 2011 plus YES Regional Award Winner and Runner Up, The Waikato Business News


Speech made by Chris Williams, King St Advertising, at 2011 YES Regional Awards


Annah Stretton at Hauraki Plains College, Hauraki Herald


Wayne Walford at Melville Intermediate, Hamilton Press


YES 2011 Launch, The Waikato Business News


BusinessNZ Challenge, The Waikato Business News


YES Tradefair, The Waikato Times

Principal for a Day 2010, The Waikato Business News

YES Awards 2010, The Waikato Business News

YES Award Winners 2010

Business New Zealand Challenge Workshop, Cambridge Edition


Mark Dewdney at Hamilton Boys' High, Waikato Times

Ross Hyland at Te Aroha College, Piako Post

Smart Waikato takes over YES, The Waikato Business News


Principal for a Day 2008, Waitomo News





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