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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]

Making strides

Every morning, AUT Millennium's Sports Hall is buzzing with noise. Music acts as a backdrop to the array of obstacles and equipment laid out,...

Celebrating the grandparents of our AUT Millennium community

It's International Grandparents Day on Sunday 8 September, and we know the important role grandparents play in the lives of their grandchildren. We're fortunate...

Supervising the next generation

There is a vast amount of swimming and coaching expertise within AUT Millennium's Swim School. This year, we've been thrilled to welcome Scott Fairbairn...

Investigating different training methods

Would you sign up to have bits of your thigh muscles taken out, all in the name of science? It's what AUT Sports Performance Research...

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...

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