Archive for the 'Education' Category

12 schoolgirls from Marton injured in bus crash south of Gisborne

News from NZ Police
Twelve female students and three support people from Marton have been taken to Gisborne Hospital after a bus accident on State Highway 2 near Morere Springs, south of Gisborne. Read more »

Pacifica Beats 2014 – Wellington final in Lower Hutt on Saturday

Press Release – Smokefreerockquest
The Sacred Heart College hall in Lower Hutt will be pumping this Saturday (2 August) as the Wellington entrants play off in the regional final of Smokefree Pacifica Beats 2014. Producer Elena Lome says the regional finals provide a really professional environment for young musicians. Read more »

Meeting and touching – early childhood education at Wellington Zoo

Press Release – Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo’s new early childhood programme started today. Read more »

NZ’s first production of Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens in 150 years

Press Release – Wellington Summer Shakespeare
Want to know how a city’s most popular and successful man can end up
bankrupt and destitute? The Summer Shakespeare Trust is thrilled to
announce that 2015’s Victoria University of Wellington Summer
Shakespeare will be Timon of Athens, directed by Brett Adam, Head of
Directing at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School. This once-in-a-lifetime
production of one of Shakespeare’s most timely but least-known stories
will open on Friday 13 February 2015 in the Dell, Wellington Botanic
Gardens. Read more »

Five VUW academics to answer questions on election issues

News from VUW
Could National’s refusal to reform MMP lead to the defeat of the government? Is the media providing voters with the information they require to make an informed electoral decision? What directions might John Key’s leadership take if he secures a third term? These questions and more will be part of a five-week course about the 2014 New Zealand election, run by Victoria University of Wellington’s Continuing Education programme. Read more »

Personal surveillance a part of everyday life – discovery by VUW students

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Details of casual conversations and a comprehensive store of ‘deleted’ information were some of what Victoria University of Wellington students found during a project to uncover what records companies keep. Read more »

Litter, graffiti: Wellington’s street-connecting walkways could be better

Press Release – University of Otago/Wellington
Graffiti, litter, and insufficient lighting and signage on Wellington’s street-connecting walkways are likely to be discouraging their use, researchers say. Read more »

Book Awards finalists announced – five of them from VUP

News from Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University Press (VUP) has five books shortlisted for prizes at this year’s New Zealand Post Book Awards. Read more »

Student activist group to meet at VUW Hub

Press Release – Reclaim Vic
Newly formed student activist group Reclaim Vic are to host their first public speaker event this Wednesday at 2pm. Read more »

Wine, architecture and the tourism experience – research

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Architecture is a key factor in the creation of food and wine tourism experiences say researchers at Victoria University of Wellington. Read more »

Hutt scholarships for engineering students

Press Release – Weltec
The Hutt City Council joins engineering companies to provide scholarships for students to study diplomas and degrees in engineering. Read more »

Candidate wants to boost skills for the Hutt’s high-tech firms

Press Release – New Zealand National Party
National Party Hutt South candidate Chris Bishop today encouraged students to take up engineering careers using the National-led Government’s additional bridging courses, work placements, and scholarships resources. Read more »

$5000 award for a talented young Wellington performer

Press Release – Dame Malvina Major Foundation
Young performing artists in the Wellington region can get a $5,000 boost towards achieving their dreams thanks to Arts Excellence Awards being offered by the Dame Malvina Major Foundation. Read more »

Prepayment for electricity satisfying local households – survey

Press Release – University of Otago
As power prices continue in an upward trend as reported in the latest Consumer Price Index, a new study shows households looking to find ways to make savings could benefit from using prepayment metering. Read more »

Upper Hutt upgrading school signs

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Upper Hutt City Council is upgrading to a connected and automated system for its electronic school signs at Silverstream. The electronic signs are solar powered and use LED illumination to increase their visibility and currency with drivers around school areas during drop-off and pick-up times. Read more »

John Psathas honouring the sacrifice of World War 1 with music

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
At the peak of World War I, no one would have imagined that 100 years later, representatives from the countries in conflict would return to battlegrounds to play music together. Read more »

$100m for big new VUW science building and extensions to business school

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington is proceeding with development plans for a major new science building on the University’s Kelburn campus, and the redevelopment of Rutherford House in central Wellington. Read more »

Wellington filmmakers aim high with international short film

Press Release – Global Movie XP
Principal photography has wrapped on the Wellington segment of an international short film. Read more »

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