Education News

Whitireia moving trade training to its Porirua campus

Press Release – Whitireia Polytech
Construction and engineering trades training is relocating to the Whitireia Wi Neera Drive campus in Porirua. Read more »

Penguins marching in theatre action events for climate change

Press Release – Massey University
Using theatre to turn people into penguins will be a symbolic way to highlight some of the planet’s most vulnerable species in this year’s global Aotearoa Climate Change Theatre Action events in Wellington. Read more »

It’s still closed, but there’ll be a Town Hall exhibition during Heritage Week

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council is a proud supporter of the inaugural Wellington Heritage Week, which will showcase the history of the capital through events, tours, exhibitions, and behind the scenes sneak peeks from 23-29 October. Read more »

City icon opening for Heritage Week visits


by David Batchelor
Majestically perched over Oriental Bay, St Gerard’s Church and Monastery is an iconic symbol for Wellington and an architectural centre-piece for Mount Victoria. Read more »

From professional rower to Director of Rowing at Marsden

Press Release – Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
When rowing professionally in the UK, including with the Olympics team, Rachel Gamble-Flint suffered an injury, which cut her sporting career short. “It was a very sudden finish”, said Gamble-Flint. The keen sportswoman wanted to stay involved in rowing in some form so she decided to become a rowing coach. Read more »

Chinese Language Week: Wellingtonians describe the benefits of learning Chinese

Press Release – NZ Chinese Language Week
A week of fun activities and events kick off today for the first day of New Zealand Chinese Language Week (NZCLW). Read more »

Zoo plans weekend activities for Conservation Week

Press Release – Wellington Zoo
Wellington Zoo is celebrating Conservation Week this Labour weekend with a range of fun conservation themed activities based on this year’s Conservation Week theme of ‘Love my Backyard.’ Read more »

Students launch community garden on VUW campus

Press Release – VUWSA
In the middle of a busy, inner-city campus, a new garden has appeared. The Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) has today opened the much awaited Kelburn Student Community Garden. Read more »

St Mary’s mid-courter named NZ Player of the Year

News from Netball NZ
New Zealand Secondary Schools player of the year Ainsleyana Puleiata pointed to her “support crew” when she ponders her successful season. The St Mary’s College of Wellington mid-courter was named the national secondary schools player of the year at New Zealand Secondary Schools Champs in Rotorua this week. Read more »

Mayday, mayday – (chilly?) harbour jump to promote Safer Boating Week

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand
Maritime Officer Matt Wood called for help via VHF marine radio during a Safer Boating Week event in Wellington this morning. Maritime NZ Director Keith Manch trod water while waiting to hear that the call had been picked up by rescue services, or another maritime ‘station’. Read more »

Negotiations continue for community use of VUW’s Karori campus

Negotiations are continuing for the city to acquire part of Victoria University’s Karori campus, which the university is selling. Latest details of negotiations, released today by Cr Diane Calvert, show a disagreement between the university and the Ministry of Education, which is seeking to buy some of the campus land. Read more »

Collider workshop aims to influence business growth

Press Release – Collider
The “Influencing with Integrity” workshop intends on demystifying the world of influencer marketing for both businesses and influencers. Read more »

Three VUW academics receive Research Honours awards from Royal Society

News from VUW
Three Victoria University of Wellington academics have been recognised in the 2017 New Zealand Research Honours awards, including Victoria’s Professor Colin Wilson being awarded the highest honour, the Rutherford Medal. Read more »

Five years of VUW research gives reasons for students’ self-injury

News from VUW
A five-year Victoria University of Wellington research project into self-injury has revealed just under a third of secondary school students aged between 13 and 18 deliberately hurt themselves. Read more »

National Library’s He Tohu exhibition wins seven national design awards

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs
The new permanent exhibition He Tohu at the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa won seven awards in the Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards on Friday. Read more »

Gold award for Wellington designer’s therapeutic equestrian saddle

Press Release – Massey University
Industrial design graduate Holly Wright’s specialised saddle for disabled riders is creating excitement beyond equestrian circles. Read more »

Yoga studio announces partnership with Youthline

Press Release – Power Living
In the lead up to Mental Health Awareness Week, Wellington’s Power Living Yoga Studio has announced their newest endeavour to change lives by supporting Wellington’s Youthline. This charity was established to help young people of New Zealand by giving them a place for support and to help them thrive and now with the community’s help, Power Living wants to keep this organization going. Read more »

Adventure Park planned for Porirua, with chairlift, trails and two cafés

The location of the park on Rangituhi / Colonial Knob and what the park will like when built.

News from Porirua City Council
New Zealand’s newest adventure park, offering an exciting array of activities, will be built on the hills and surrounding area of Porirua’s Rangituhi / Colonial Knob. Read more »

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