Archive for the 'Education' Category

Earth science seminar at Te Papa in mid-July

Press Release – GNS Science
Hunting for dinosaur remains, learning about pounamu occurrence in the South Island, and looking after groundwater and geothermal resources will be among the earth science topics discussed at a day-long seminar at Te Papa on 14 July. Read more »

Onslow College wins third place in Treasury’s Schools Challenge

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury
Policies options with both economic and environmental benefits are among the innovative ideas for regional economic development put forward by schools that have taken top honours in the 2016 Treasury Schools Challenge. Read more »

Art History In Practice 2016

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
Art History In Practice
5.15pm Wednesdays, July – November
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Wellington researcher finds Pasifika health issues in USA

Press Release – Massey University
Young Pasifika people living in the United States experience similar social and health inequities to Pasifika people living in New Zealand, says a Massey University researcher. Read more »

Fulbright NZ announces 2016 graduate award grantees

Press Release – Fulbright NZ
Fulbright New Zealand announces the new grantees of its prestigious graduate awards, who will be honoured next week at a special ceremony at Parliament. Read more »

New mural brightens learning environment for teenage parent students

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council and professional artist Claire Rye have worked collaboratively with teen parent school students to install a vibrant new mural at their facility. Read more »

Make friends with data at Open Data Day.

Press Release – ENSPIRAL
Open Data Day will be a rare opportunity to learn how you can make the most of data from the leading practitioners in New Zealand. Thursday July 7th.Biz Dojo Wellington. Read more »

Theatre company bringing school holiday shows to Wellington and Hutt

Press Release – Little Dog Barking
The internationally acclaimed Little Dog Barking Theatre will bring two productions, “Little Kowhai Tree” and “Guji Guji,” to Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt & Wellington during the July school holidays. Read more »

Refugee crisis at the heart of political play

Press Release – Crystal Mischief
How much responsibility should we all take for the unfolding global refugee crisis? It’s an urgent issue at the heart of a new play by a Massey playwright whose work also asks: what role can theatre play in individual consciousness-raising or social change, on stage and off? Read more »

Zoo sends a little kororā back to sea

Press Release – Wellington Zoo
An adult Kororā Little Blue Penguin has been successfully released back to sea after receiving expert care from veterinary staff at The Nest Te Kōhanga, Wellington Zoo’s native wildlife and animal hospital. Read more »

Showcase performances by student dancers

Press Release – The New Zealand School of Dance
NZSD students and tutors are proud to present a showcase of short works, comprising both classical and contemporary performances. Read more »

Tū Move – free course for teenagers at School of Dance

Press Release – The New Zealand School of Dance
Tū Move
18-22 July
at New Zealand School of Dance, Wellington
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Million-dollar funding to fight antibiotic resistant bugs at VUW

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington researchers have been awarded nearly $1.2 million in funding to find new and improved antibiotics from previously untapped sources. Read more »

$4.4m for five Massey University health research projects

Press Release – Massey University
Five Massey University College of Health research projects have been awarded more than $4 million in funding from the Health Research Council to tackle issues including screening for cervical cancer, cancer survival rates in Māori, improving smoking cessation rates and managing nurses’ fatigue. Read more »

Kites for Refugee Day at Central Library

Press Release – Refugee Trauma Recovery
A colourful display of kites will fly over the ground floor of Wellington’s Central Library for a week this month. Read more »

Retired administrator of Upper Hutt College guilty of $375,000 fraud

BusinessDesk report by Paul McBeth
Upper Hutt College was swindled out of $375,000 by former executive officer Donald Hancox, who today pleaded guilty to 10 fraud charges. Read more »

Zeal and Lions sign deal to “develop young people” in Kāpiti

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
The Lions Club of Waikanae and youth education provider Zeal today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will see the two organisations work with the Council to develop young people in the district. Read more »

A boring mayoral campaign: where are the new ideas?

by Ian Apperley
We’ve seen some reasonable analysis of the various candidates on Wellington.Scoop and in the Dominion Post. However, I am left feeling bored by the campaign so far, and I think that the policies to date, while solid, are littered with old thinking while new ideas are largely missing. Read more »

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