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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]

Dad jumps into swimming lessons

  "I want to be a dad who can swim with my son." Two-year-old Austin is the motivation for Colin Qin getting in the water every...

Scrambled Legs running challenge

  You may remember last year, Tommo (X10 trainer) undertook a crazy running challenge. He added one kilometre to his tally each week, so by...

On the Ball: Investing in coach development

One of the biggest factors in the success, or otherwise, of any sport is the quality of coaching. From grassroots to high performance, a...

An impressive track record

Russ Hoggard tells it like it is. At 90 years old, he could be forgiven for enjoying his twilight years in gentle retirement. But...

Keep your family safe this summer

The days are longer and warmer, and Kiwis tend to head towards any form of water over summer. We want all our AUT Millennium...

Power of a positive attitude

We're less than a year away from the Tokyo Paralympics, and things are starting to heat up for our para-athletes across all sports. AUT...

Climbing towards better health

There are 11 flights of stairs at North Shore Hospital. Noel Austin knows them well, because for the past few months, he’s been quietly...

Mel’s ready to fly!

There's conflicting emotions in the Gym team this month with the news that Mel Kerr is moving on from her role as a Gym...

Education inside and outside the classroom

AUT Millennium is proud to partner with Nestlé in delivering Healthy Active Kids days throughout the year, bringing school-aged children on site for a...

North Harbour: Our team, our community

It's no secret that Kiwis love their rugby, and AUT Millennium is right behind our local North Harbour team as they battle against other...

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