Archive for the 'Education' Category

Bid to establish ICT graduate school in Wellington, to help companies thrive

News from VUW
Three Wellington tertiary providers are working with industry to develop a joint Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Graduate School that addresses the needs of the region. Read more »

Euan Murdoch leaving CMNZ to become new director of Music School

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Willis has announced the appointment of Euan Murdoch as the new Director of Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM). Read more »

Fran Wilde congratulates NZ Bus for its cycle-friendly commitment award

News from GWRC
The presentation of a national cycle friendly award to NZ Bus is a positive sign for road safety and deserves celebrating, says Fran Wilde, chair of Greater Wellington Regional Council and the Regional Transport Committee. Read more »

Finding a balance between technology and nature – lecture at VUW

News from Victoria University of Wellington
As peoples’ lives become increasingly high-tech they need to actively connect with the outdoors or they could become alienated from nature altogether—that’s the stark message from a best-selling author who is coming to New Zealand to speak at an conference and public lecture series. Read more »

Te Papa opening an exhibit about Shrek the sheep, a “lovable southern rogue”

News from Te Papa
The children of Central Otago’s Tarras School will be in Wellington on Friday to see their favourite southern rogue, Shrek the sheep, make his debut at the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Read more »

Kim Workman awarded Stout fellowship; plans book on criminal justice

News from VUW
The Victoria University of Wellington 2015 J.D. Stout Fellowship, funded by the Stout Trust, has been awarded to justice reform advocate Kim Workman. Read more »

Tim Corballis to be writer in residence at VUW – a room and $50,000

News from VUW
The Victoria University of Wellington/Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence for 2015 is novelist and essayist Dr Tim Corballis. He receives $50,000 and a writing room at Victoria’s International Institute of Modern Letters. Read more »

Kumiko Matsumoto’s Wellington viewpoint wins top prize in student exhibition

Press Release – Weltec
A recent arrival to New Zealand Kumiko Matsumoto has taken out the top creative award in an exhibition of young creative talent showing at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11 on Wellington’s Queens Wharf. Read more »

Whitireia to host exhibition of art by Chinese lacquer painter

News from Whitireia Polytech
Chinese lacquer painter Su Xing is bringing a selection of his art to exhibit at the Whitireia Porirua campus in November. Read more »

3D printing workshops for beginners – scheduled for November

Press Release – Hutt City Council
After the success of the first 3D printing lecture series, Hutt City Libraries is holding a series of introductory workshops for beginners. Read more »

Exploring local treasures for Conservation Week in Wellington

Press Release – Department of Conservation
Conservation Week is 1-9 November 2014. This year’s theme is “discover the world where you live”. This is about encouraging New Zealanders to explore their ‘local treasures’ – the scenic reserves, tracks, campsites, forests, wetlands, and marine reserves on their doorstep. Read more »

Library storytelling shown to help pre-schoolers learn to read – VUW research

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
New research shows that taking preschoolers to story-time sessions at the local library could help them with the early stages of learning to read. Read more »

Signatures and Footprints: lecture by William Dart

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs
William Dart will give the second Lilburn Lecture in the Adam Concert Room, New Zealand School of Music this Sunday. Entitled Signatures and Footprints, William will be talking about the complexity of securing identity and individuality today. Read more »

Toi Whakaari students present Sondheim’s greatest musical at Te Whaea

Press Release – Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School
Before Into the Woods arrives as a Disney movie, you can experience it live in Wellington. Read more »

VUW research casts Katherine Mansfield in a different light

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
A fresh interpretation of early writing by author Katherine Mansfield has not only enhanced understanding of her work, but also sheds light on an important period in New Zealand’s history. Read more »

Idiot-proof computer programming developed by VUW scientist

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
A computer scientist at Victoria University is part of an international team that has designed a way to overcome problems that occur when using multiple programming languages to write webpages. Read more »

VUW starting an anti-bullying programme – a Southern Hemisphere first

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington’s Accent Learning is rolling out a new bullying prevention programme for schools—a first for the Southern Hemisphere. Read more »

Children’s book awards – submissions open next month

Press Release – Library and Information Association of New Zealand
New Zealand’s best children’s book authors and illustrators will be revealed next June, as the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa turns a fresh page in the illustrious history of its Children’s Book Awards. Read more »

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