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Scholarships, Suva and sustainable fish – award for chef from Fiji

Press Release – WWF-New Zealand
Searing and soaring to success, Fiji chef Avikash Singh continues to live his culinary dream, graduating today from Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand and taking home the celebrated Joie de Vivre award. Read more »

VUW students choose new executive

News from VUWSA
At the end of every year, in Trimester 2, Victoria University of Wellington students choose who the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) executive will be for the next year. This year’s no different. Read more »

Digital dangers at Hutt workshops

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Hutt City Libraries’ annual Tech Series returns in October with talks and workshops all about internet safety and security. Read more »

VUW ranked 65th in world for its international outlook

Press release from VUW
The latest world university rankings, released today, highlight Victoria University of Wellington’s research excellence. Of particular note in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE) is Victoria’s rise in its scores for research and for the citations of the research produced by its academic staff. These two categories account for 60% of the THE ranking result. Read more »

Breeding programme planned: 20 antelope arrive at zoo from South Africa

Press Release – Wellington Zoo

Twenty Nyala, an African antelope species, have arrived at Wellington Zoo to form the core for the Australasian breeding programme for the species. Read more »

WelTec training pays off for Ramon

Press Release – Weltec
Each day Raymon Jones puts into practice the mechanical skills he learnt at WelTec, whether he is in his firm’s workshop or on-site for a client. Read more »

Education rally at Parliament

Press Release – Inclusive Education Action Group
Whanau, educators and disabled people are coming together on Thursday to send a message to the Government – your Special Education Update was totally inadequate and it’s time to invest in inclusion. Read more »

Wellington tenor wins Malvina Major Aria Award

Press Release – Dame Malvina Major Foundation
Wellington tenor Frederick Jones has won the prestigious Dame Malvina Major Foundation Wellington Aria, taking out the first prize ahead of a field of 18 contestants. Second place was awarded to soprano Sophie Sparrow. Read more »

VUW celebrates top sporting successes

Press Release – Victoria University Students Association
Victoria University of Wellington and Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) tonight celebrated the Victoria University Blues Awards, the highest recognition the university can give to people who have, by their sporting achievements or contribution to sport, brought credit to the university. Read more »

Teachers plan to continue campaigning against “great risks” of bulk funding

Press Release – NZEI and PPTA
At a media conference at Wellington’s Clyde Quay School this morning, NZEI Te Riu Roa President Louise Green and PPTA President Angela Roberts confirmed a member mandate to take further action against global funding. Read more »

CubaDupa wins top Regional Community Award

Press Release – Wellington Airport Community Awards
Wellington street festival CubaDupa won the Supreme Award at the 2016 Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards tonight. Read more »

Pacific Choreographic Lab coming to Whitireia

Press Release – Pacific Dance
Since 2009 the Pacific Dance Choreographic Laboratory has produced three original choreographic works from three up-and-coming Pacific choreographers. Read more »

Hutt Older Persons Expo returning

Press Release – Hutt City Council
The Hutt Older Persons Expo is returning to Lower Hutt. More than 30 agencies and groups of interest to older people and those who support them will be participating in this popular community event. Read more »

Show your talents and raise money for a great cause

Press Release – Project Starjam
Help empower young people with disabilities across NZ by getting involved in StarJam’s first ever Buskathon and you could also be in to win a 1 day recording session at Stebbing Recording Studio in Auckland. Read more »

Urgent need for more youth facilities and activities in Porirua

Press Release – University of Otago
A new study from the University of Otago, Wellington, with a unique angle and focus in Porirua city has found that better facilities and affordable activities for youth are urgently needed to achieve social sector change. Read more »

Kate Sheppard Memorial Trust chooses VUW student for its 2016 award

Press Release – Kate Sheppard Memorial Trust
“Suffrage day, 19 September, is a very significant and exciting time in New Zealand’s history – something we should all celebrate as a country. New Zealand has the unique privilege of being the first country to legislate for women to vote thanks to the hard work of activist, Kate Sheppard and her friends” said Judith Sutherland, Chair of the Kate Sheppard Memorial Trust.

“Not surprisingly, this is why the Trust chose to announce the successful recipient of the 2016 Kate Sheppard Memorial Trust Award on this Suffrage day. This year’s recipient, really stood out as did her chosen area of research which is both topical and timely and will be developed in a creative way through the medium of art and oral interviews.”

“She is Amber Maree Kale, a 27 year old who is undertaking a Masters Degree at Victoria University and her thesis is entitled “The Art of Transformative Research: Exploring Former Refugee and Host-Society Integration via a Collaborative, Participatory Painting Project in Wellington City”.

“The research consists of a community-based project where Wellington host-society members and former refugees create a mural together to explore concepts of home, belonging, and visibility. The process of creating and displaying the mural aims to enhance cross-cultural connections, educate New Zealanders on the experiences of former refugees, and begin to deconstruct negative refugee stereotypes.”

“Amber’s project builds upon her involvement in a campaign to increase New Zealand’s refugee quota, in the light of the international refugee crisis. Through interweaving academia and activism, Amber aims to ensure that her research is beneficial to the local communities involved.”

Judith Sutherland said “the need for dissemination of Amber’s work is very important as it will benefit all New Zealanders and so the mural will be shared with the wider public to capture public interest and enhance knowledge on refugee experiences”.

“The Trust is very pleased to be able to continue to assist talented women achieve their dreams. Given the disenfranchisement of young people around the world, the research being undertaken by this year’s recipient will be very important to New Zealand in its debate around the international refugee crisis. We are sure that Kate Sheppard would be proud to lend her name to such a worthwhile area of study.”

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Rare suffragette bravery medal from 1912 on show at Te Papa

Press Release – Te Papa

Women’s Social and Political Union Medal for Valour, 1912, England, by Toye & Co.. Purchased 2016. CC BY-NC-ND licence. Te Papa (GH024772)

A rare bravery medal awarded to New Zealander Frances Parker in 1912 has gone on display at Te Papa today. Read more »

$15m funding for VUW researchers

News from VUW
A Victoria University of Wellington-led team developing devices to make methamphetamine testing of homes and motorists more efficient has been awarded $1 million in the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s 2016 Endeavour Fund science investment round. Read more »

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