Archive for the 'Education' Category

Whitireia student dancing in Paris with acclaimed dance company

Press Release – Whitireia
Whitireia Performing Arts student Nazerene Paea will perform today with New Zealand/Samoa choreographer Lemi Ponifasio’s dance company, MAU, at a UNESCO event in Paris to mark International Dance Day. Read more »

VUW students support stronger checks on unhealthy flats

News from VUWSA
Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) supports recent research that recommends strengthening the Residential Tenancies Act to include a rental Warrant of Fitness (WoF). Read more »

From Whitireia to VUW: new Director for School of Nursing & Midwifery


News from Victoria University of Wellington
Dr Kathryn Holloway has been appointed as the new Director of the Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health at Victoria University of Wellington. Read more »

Young ideas help shape Upper Hutt’s future

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Upper Hutt City Council is consulting on the draft Land Use Strategy 2016 – 2043. As part of this, the Council decided to seek input from the city’s young residents in order to provide additional balance and vision to the feedback. On March 24, twelve students representing Maidstone Intermediate, Fergusson Intermediate, and St Joseph’s Catholic School attended a workshop at the Council to provide their ideas for the future of Upper Hutt. Read more »

Cash for young performing artists

Press Release – Dame Malvina Major Foundation
Young performing artists with big dreams and a connection to Wellington are are being offered a helping hand thanks to the Dame Malvina Major Foundation’s Arts Excellence Awards. Read more »

Insulating houses keeps children out of hospital – research

Press Release – University of Otago
A new study from the University of Otago, Wellington has found that retrofitting insulation to current 2008 standards in existing houses reduces hospitalisation rates for all children by six percent. Read more »

Bill Manhire House – new name to honour 30 years of creative teaching

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News from VUW
The building at 16 Waiteata Road on Victoria University of Wellington’s Kelburn campus, which is home to the International Institute of Modern Letters, is to be named Bill Manhire House. Read more »

Sea monster project teaches children about managing waste

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
A sea monster project on show in Paraparaumu this week aims to educate young people about managing waste to avoid polluting the ocean. Read more »

Whitireia lecturer using 3D technology to complete WW1 chess set

Press Release – Whitireia
Whitireia design lecturer Alice Moore is hoping to complete the chess set carved by her great-grandfather during World War One by using 3D printing technology to recreate the piece he lost after he was wounded in battle. Read more »

Whitireia hosts student paramedic conference

Press Release – Whitireia
Whitireia is currently hosting the inaugural Student Paramedics Australasia (SPA) conference at its Porirua Campus. Read more »

Local student benefits from Whitireia scholarship

Press Release – Whitireia
Former Aotea College student Josh Casey is working towards a career in social and community work at Whitireia Community Polytechnic, and has been given a major boost with a secondary school leaver scholarship to help cover his fees. Read more »

$300,000 to help VUW research into chronic pain, and disabled

News from VUW
Victoria University of Wellington researchers have been awarded $300,000 in funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) for projects that will aid chronic pain suffers and the disabled. Read more »

Plenty for kids of all ages at Scale Models Expo in Upper Hutt

Press Release – Scale Models

Laura Vale aged 9 concentrates on finishing her robot model for Scale Models Expo

The best scale modellers from around New Zealand flock to Wellington as the country’s largest scale model show comes to Upper Hutt over the weekend of 23-24 April. Read more »

Students conquer Tongariro Crossing

Press Release – Ignite Sport
Students from five colleges in the Wellington region hiked the Tongariro Alpine Crossing this term as an introduction to a leadership youth development programme with Ignite Sport Trust. Read more »

Auckland law students to get work experience in Wellington

Press Release – Auckland District Law Society
Auckland District Law Society Inc (ADLSI), will take its successful law student support programmes to other parts of New Zealand this year, helping the next generation of lawyers transition more easily from studying to the workplace. Read more »

Karori residents meeting to fight for public use of old Teachers’ College

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NewsWire report by Amy McEwen
Karori residents want hundreds of their fellow locals at a meeting on April 26 to have a say in the future of the former teacher training campus that’s now empty. Read more »

Talented young athlete chosen for Kapiti Lions grant

Press Release – Lions Club of Kapiti

Emmerson Kavakura, a 14 year old resident of Paraparaumu, has been chosen to receive this year’s annual Sports Grant of $1,000. Read more »

Seminar in Newtown will hear evidence on smokefree outdoor areas

Press Release – University of Otago
A seminar in Wellington is to hear evidence from the Smokefree Wellington project, a case study on ways to advance outdoor smokefree policies in urban areas. Read more »

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