Talk:University of Waikato

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Given the existence of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Race_(rowing) would it not be more appropriate to have a link to that page and move the information about the 'great' race there?

Botrytis 09:03, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

I don't think DAG Technology should be merged. The University of Waikato initially created it - that's all - and now it's made by Endace.

Imcdnzl 04:21, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Adding the PGSA information in. University link to [PGSA here][edit]

Fair use rationale for Image:University of Waikato logo.svg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 02:10, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Premier business school?[edit]

A claim is made that the University of Waikato School of Management is New Zealand's premier business school. Two references are given for this. [1] supports this claim, but is obviously written by the university, not by an independent third-party. Language on this site such as "We are committed to providing..." make it very clear that this is simply advertising. Other pages on topuniversities.com are not just advertising, but this page is unacceptable as a reference.

The other reference given is a University of Waikato republishing of data from the Performance Based Research Fund. PBRF information is reliable, but this page doesn't make the claims the anon is making (the word "premier" does not appear on that page at all).

The anon claims in an edit summary that "QS rankings website cannot just write unfactual information, it is considered illegal", but this is written by the University, not by QS, and the University can make marketing claims about itself. However, Wikipedia is not the place to do this.-gadfium 18:40, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Information overhaul[edit]

Compared to the wikipedia entries for other NZ universities, this entry is out of date and missing important information. We would like to update the entry and bring in a range of new/different subheadings to bring this entry more into line with other university information on Wikipedia. This would involve a complete rewrite of much of the information (and the removal of some of the hyperbole currently in the entry), and I want to check via this talk page that this would be acceptable to Wikipedians. 130.217.227.3 (talk) 01:28, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for coming to this talk page first. I do not have a problem in principle with you updating and restructuring the article, as long as the material you add is neutrally worded and backed by sources. We prefer sources which are independent of the University, but for non-controversial matters a University source is okay. If you have not already done so, please read our guideline related to conflict of interest.
While you are not obliged to do so, I suggest you create an account for this work, so we can distinguish between your edits and those of other people at the University. Your account should represent yourself, not the University (so an account named "University of Waikato" would not be acceptable, but "Jane/John at Waikato" would be), and you do not need to give your real name or identifying details, but it would be polite to add a note on your user page saying that you work for the University (if this is the case).
Please wait for a week before making major changes to the article to give any other editors a chance to respond to your request.-gadfium 02:56, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
thanks for the advice; I have now created an account and declared my COI as suggested. I welcome other comments and will be ready to upload the revised article in a week's time. Waikato Wordwizard (talk) 01:14, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

Soundscape (New Zealand festival)[edit]

I have proposed that this festival be merged into this article as it fails to reach the necessary notability for festivals under WP:GNG. It is also in line with Otago University's O week which is included within that University's main article. NealeFamily (talk) 01:03, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

Oppose:it occurs at the same time as, but doesn't seem restricted to, the University orientation week. Hence, independent; independent notability comes from the newspaper coverage of the event.Klbrain (talk) 21:19, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

Maori language[edit]

While I appreciate the need for the use of several Maori words in this article, since it is written for speakers of other languages (English in this case), in my opinion, each Maori term should have a translation into English. This is essential to readability.Fredricwilliams (talk) 16:44, 24 June 2015 (UTC)