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Heather Dawson

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Heather is our Communications Manager here at AUT Millennium. With a BA/BCom from the University of Auckland and postgraduate qualification in communications, Heather honed her copywriting skills in the recruitment and tertiary industries. As a storyteller, she loves to share the inspirational stories of the AUT Millennium community. Her mood will greatly depend on the current (mis)fortunes of the BlackCaps and Warriors. [email protected]

From the NHL to AUT

The reputation of AUT's Sports Performance Research Institute lead Paul Goodman to travel to the other end of the world to undertake his PhD...

Exercise as medicine: How prescribed exercise helps disease prevention and management

The benefits of exercise are well known, but these become additionally important for people recovering from medical events or chronic conditions. Exercise can provide...

Hit the road, Jack!

It's 7.30am on a Wednesday morning, and Jack Atkinson is perky and cracking jokes. To others struggling to move out of first gear and...

Why advanced swimming lessons matter

Swimming is a skill for life. Just like any skill, once you master the basics, it needs to be practiced in order to maintain...

North Island’s top weightlifters in action

This weekend's North Island Championships are your chance to see the some of the country's leading weightlifters in action, including Commonwealth Games gold medallist...

A Family Affair

Spending time with family is high on everyone's priority list, especially at this time of year with Mother's Day on the calendar. For one...

Northland school experiences “Camp AUT Millennium”

For those of us who come to AUT Millennium every day or every week, it's easy to become complacent about the uniqueness of the...

Try a class: Deep Water Running

Silver-haired ladies moving noodles around the pool to a medley of ABBA songs…. Throw out every preconception you might have about aquatics classes. This...

Transitioning into ‘real life’

Changing jobs can be an anxious and nervous time for anyone, but for an athlete, the trepidation around leaving the sport they've dedicated their...

Not your regular holiday programme

A refreshed Athlete Development Holiday Academy programme was a success over the summer, with 30 keen young athletes enjoying movement-based activities for an action-packed...

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Asking good questions is an excellent way to assess your performance and become more in tune with what to focus on to get better. At...

Lessons from A Silver Fern

Guest Contribution: Anna Harrison - New Zealand Netballer. Another big year of Northern Mystics and New Zealand Silver Fern Netball commitments has come to an...

Motivation matters

Reaching elite performance takes time. Years, in fact. Such time, while diffused with the satisfaction of improvement in skill and application, also comes with an...

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