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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]

All heart: Exercise after heart surgery

"Your main artery is 92% blocked." That's a scary sentence, and it lead to Joe Fernandes having open heart surgery in 2019. While he had...

Could your child save themselves?

It's a confronting, uncomfortable question, but given our location in the East Coast Bays with so many beaches at our doorstep, it's an important...

Staff Spotlight: Meet Felicity

There's a fresh face in the Gym on Thursdays – Sundays, so we wanted to introduce you to Felicity, our new Gym Supervisor. Felicity is...

Worth the weight

You've probably seen Bayley Garnham around the Gym, helping out with training groups, behind the desk and or on the Gym floor. But what...

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...

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