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Former Collegiate music teacher jailed for sex crimes

News from RNZ
A former Wanganui Collegiate music teacher found guilty of historical sex crimes has been jailed for six years. Read more »

Future Playground a unique digital adventure for festivalgoers

Eureka! The National Children's Museum - Celebrating 25 Years - The Spark Gallery – Picture date Monday 10 July, 2017 (Halifax, West Yorkshire)    Photo copyright, contact for licensing. For licensed images, credit should read: Jonathan Pow/jp@jonathanpow.com (REF: POW_170710_0038)
Pop n’ Lock Dance Machine. Jonathan Pow/jp@jonathanpow.com

News from NZ Festival
A family-friendly digital wonderland is to transform Shed 6 on Wellington’s waterfront from 1–11 March as part of the three-week 2018 New Zealand Festival. Read more »

New Zealand’s best teachers to be honoured

Press Release – National Excellence in Teaching Awards
Six teachers spanning Early Childhood, primary and secondary education will receive honours at the ASG National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA) today at an official ceremony hosted by Chris Hipkins MP, Minister of Education, in Wellington. Read more »

Wellington launch for new course comparison website

Press Release – Study Spy
A website, 2 years in the making by two former students, is making it easier for school-leavers to choose what tertiary course is right for them. Read more »

Porirua councillors concerned by city children living in poverty

News from Porirua City Council
Porirua City’s Status Report on children and young people is being used to help the Council better understand the needs of our tamariki and rangatahi, says Mayor Mike Tana. Read more »

Tongan student leaders continue a strong, united movement

Press Release – NZTTSA
Young Tongan tertiary student leaders gathered in Wellington for their third annual Leadership Weekend. The New Zealand Tongan Tertiary Students’ Association (NZTTSA) executive members invited representatives of Tongan student associations from all around New Zealand. Read more »

Waka Wānanga – sailing from Wellington to the Chatham Islands

Press Release – Hokotehi Moriori Trust
In the first week of March two traditional waka hourua will sail to Rēkohu (Chatham Islands) from Wellington to support a gathering on the island convened by Hokotehi Moriori Trust. Read more »

Regional Council wants children to be more active

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
School children and their parents are getting into gear for this year’s Movin’March – a region-wide campaign to encourage active travel to and from school, which runs from 5-29 March. Read more »

City Council backing sexual violence prevention initiative

News from Wellington City Council
The Wellington City Council is collaborating with key stakeholders to support Wellington Police’s “Don’t Guess the Yes” campaign – with the goal of changing attitudes and behaviour towards sexual violence. Read more »

Focus on health technology at Digital Government Showcase

Press Release – Ministry of Health
The Ministry of Health is partnering with The University of Auckland to share health technology innovations at the D5 Digital Government Showcase in Wellington on Wednesday. Read more »

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