Archive for the 'Education' Category

Another Weta exhibition coming to Te Papa – this one’s about bugs


Weta Workshop’s Joel Ahie-Drought creating components for the Bug Lab exhibition. Photo credit: Weta Workshop.

News from Te Papa
Te Papa and Weta Workshop have joined forces to bring a blockbuster science exhibition to Te Papa this summer. Bug Lab will be a high impact, hands-on experience for the whole family. Read more »

Māori students marching to support West Papuan freedom

Press Release – Te Mana Akonga
Māori students will march for the freedom of West Papua today as they gather for the annual conference Te Huinga Tauira o Te Mana Ākonga this year hosted by Ngāi Tauira, the Māori Students’ Association at Victoria University of Wellington. Read more »

Free festival in Cuba Street aims to increase awareness of harm from gambling

Press Release – Problem Gambling Foundation
A free community festival is being held on Saturday 3 September on Cuba Mall from 11am – 3pm, kicking off Gambling Harm Awareness Week for 2016. Read more »

Phoning home helps threatened languages live on – VUW research

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Mobile phones, computers and other technology are often thought to erode the unique cultural identities of small communities, but Victoria University of Wellington Professor of Linguistics Miriam Meyerhoff argues the opposite can be true. Read more »

International students raise $1800 for DCM

Press Release – Campbell Institute
English language students at the Campbell Institute have held a charity auction to raise money for the Downtown Community Ministry (DCM), which is a non-denominational organisation working to support people through personal hardship. Read more »

Cycling and walking bring us better health – research in 6 cities, including here

Press Release – University of Otago, Wellington
Cities with higher levels of cycling and walking have better overall population health, according to new research from the University of Otago, Wellington. Read more »

Top two Asia-Pacific ranking for Massey’s Wellington design school

Press Release – Massey University
Massey University’s School of Design, based in Wellington, is now ranked second within the Asia-Pacific region by global design award agency Red Dot. Four years ago the school was placed 11th in the same rankings. Read more »

Police patrols after students report assaults on Kelburn walkway

News from VUWSA
The police will be actively patrolling the area between Kelburn campus and Aro Valley to provide visibility and reassurance, after reports of assaults in the area. Read more »

Queen Margaret College to build new student hostel with 44 rooms

Press Release – Queen Margaret College
Wellington’s leading independent girls’ school has announced exciting new plans for students living outside the capital city. Read more »

385 entries for students’ Science Fair

Press Release – NIWA
Science students from the Wellington region are putting their ingenuity and analytical skills on the line at this week’s annual NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair. Read more »

Thousands of children at Artsplash

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Artsplash Festival, New Zealand’s biggest event for children, kicks off next week.
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Ngāi Tauira geared up to host Te Huinga Tauira

Press Release – Ngai Tauira
Victoria University of Wellington’s Māori Students’ Association, Ngāi Tauira are ready to host 300 tauira at the annual Māori Students Conference, Te Huinga Tauira o Te Mana Ākonga of which Ngāi Tauira is a member. Read more »

Lower Hutt teenagers back from Teen Summit in Boston

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Four Hutt Valley teenagers are now bursting with ideas to make more films and music after an eye-opening visit to the United States. Read more »

VUW health researchers honoured

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Two Victoria University of Wellington researchers have been recognised by the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) for their work into understanding social issues of health and wellbeing. Read more »

Support needed: Onslow College band in top twenty for Rockquest finals

Press Release – Smokefreerockquest
Local musicians Retrospect from Onslow College have won the bands category of the Smokefree Rockquest Wellington Regional Final. All who placed had the opportunity to submit a 15-minute video of original songs for a chance to progress to the national final next month. Read more »

VUW offering unique international trade degree next year

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
In a trans-Tasman first, a new international trade degree, launching at Victoria University of Wellington in 2017, will encourage students to work beyond traditional academic divides and succeed in the global economy. Read more »

Education centre opened at Pukeahu

Press Release – Ministry For Culture And Heritage
Students from throughout New Zealand are to benefit from today’s opening of the Queen Elizabeth II Pukeahu Education Centre at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Read more »

School road patrollers to march through the CBD

News from WCC
Every school day students give up their time to help more than 30,000 children successfully travel to and from Wellington schools. The Wellington City Council and NZ Police have organised an Orange Day celebration on Friday 26 August to thank volunteer school patrollers who help keep the roads around their schools safe for their fellow students. Read more »

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