Archive for the 'Education' Category

Future of education, jobs and economy – economist’s lecture

Press Release – Massey University
Understanding the global economic forces that determine whether a tertiary degree will result in a job – let alone a well-paid one – is the theme of visiting British educational economist Professor Hugh Lauder’s lecture series in New Zealand this month. Read more »

Scots College Parade will delay CBD traffic

News from WCC
The Scots College Centennial Parade will be winding its way through Wellington tomorrow from 9.15am to 10am, blocking intersections and lanes. Read more »

Māori and Pasifika adult educators coming to annual hui fono

Press Release – Hui Fono
Over a hundred and forty Māori and Pasifika adult educators will gather at Te Wharewaka o Pōneke February 24-26 for the annual Hui Fono which offers professional development and networking for Māori and Pasifika working in the Adult and Community Education (ACE) sector. Read more »

Scots College launches centenary celebrations with chapel service

scots oldest and youngest

After today’s chapel service: Scots’ oldest old boy, 97-year-old Ken Longmore, with year one student Christian Lobb. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

News from Scots College
Serious celebrations to mark the 100th birthday of Wellington’s most prestigious boys’ college were launched today. Steeped in history and tradition, Scots College has turned thousands of young boys into men through their holistic education programme of developing the ‘all round man’. Read more »

VUW students welcome Labour policy of free post-school education

Press Release – VUWSA
The Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) welcomes yesterday’s announcement by the Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Little, of free post-school education . Read more »

Self-defence course for women

Press Release – Women’s Self Defence Network
While women in Auckland are feeling sensitive about their safety, Wellington women have a chance to learn some simple home and street safety techniques from a Wellington Community Education self defence course starting soon. Read more »

Kava Club hosts Chop Suey Hui at Pūtahi Festival

Press Release – Kava Club
Wellington based Pacific and Māori arts collective Kava Club will be supporting art practitioners with their style of art raids at this year’s Pūtahi Festival, a platform for newly devised theatre and dance work, 9-13 February. Read more »

$6m plan to build nine new classrooms at Khandallah School

News from NZ Government
The Government will invest $6 million in a new nine-classroom block at Khandallah School in Wellington. Read more »

Public health summer school involves researchers and practitioners

Press Release – University of Otago
Leading international and New Zealand health experts will be in Wellington throughout February to participate in the 20th Public Health Summer School run by the University of Otago, Wellington. Read more »

Te Papa signs deal with University of Otago – research, teaching, lectures

Press Release – University of Otago
Te Papa and the University of Otago have signed up to a collaborative relationship to strengthen joint efforts in research, scholarships, teaching and public lectures involving the national facility. Read more »

Famous Migaloo: identity of Cook Strait white whale confirmed

cook strait white whale

News from Dept of Conservation
A white humpback whale spotted in Cook Strait last winter has been confirmed as Migaloo, a famous white whale usually seen off Australia. Read more »

Four inaugural curatorial lectures at the Turnbull Library

Press Release – National Library Of New Zealand
The expertise of curators, librarians and specialists lies at the heart of any great research library. Recently four new curators joined the Alexander Turnbull Library. During February we introduce them to you in a series of inaugural public lectures. The lectures will be held on Wednesdays on Te Ahumairangi ground floor of the National Library starting at 5.30pm and finishing at 6.45pm. Read more »

Activity resource for over-60s re-released in Upper Hutt

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
An updated older adults resource was launched by Upper Hutt City Council’s Community Development team this week. The Upper Hutt activities for people aged 60+ resource provides information for those young at heart about a range of things to see and do in Upper Hutt. Read more »

Beside Herself, by Chris Price

Press Release – Lighthouse PR
A new collection of poems from award-winning Wellington poet Chris Price is a playful triumph. Read more »

Popular digital literacy classes continuing

Press Release – Hutt City Council
An innovative free digital literacy programme returns this February after more than 750 Lower Hutt residents took part in classes last year. Read more »

Shows sold out at Wellington Orientation Week

Press Release – NicNak Media
Wellington Orientation week – G-Eazy show is sold out; tickets are still available for David Dallas. Read more »

New 6km cycling and walking trail to be opened at Queen Elizabeth Park

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Queen Elizabeth Park’s Te Ara o Whareroa trail will be officially opened on Saturday 23 January, ending a year of planning and construction that’s resulted in a superb cycling and walking trail that is likely to attract visitors from throughout the greater Wellington region. Read more »

Group treatment for insomnia – research centre plan is NZ’s first

Press Release – Massey University
Massey University’s Sleep/Wake Research Centre in Wellington is now providing group treatment for people with insomnia – a first in New Zealand. Read more »

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