Archive for the 'Education' Category

Students not properly prepared for NCEA, says tutor; “you need a strategy”

Press Release – Inspiration Education Limited
A Wellington-based education expert says students need to be better equipped to excel in exams to help avoid disappointment as results are released this week. Read more »

PM scholarship boosts Māori and Latin American links

Press Release – Massey University
Sharing and comparing experiences of colonialism, indigenous language revitalisation and art will be the focus for a group of New Zealand and Colombian students and academics, thanks to a Prime Minister’s Scholarship. Read more »

Descendants of Atafu gather in Porirua to write their gafa

Article – Pacific Guardians
It’s been more than 50 years since the first men and women from Tokelau’s northernmost atoll, Atafu, began a steady migration, firstly to New Zealand and then onwards to other foreign shores. Read more »

Memories of Erskine – derelict and vandalised, or redeveloped and restored


by Nicola Young
Erskine College has been a prominent feature in Island Bay for over 100 years. Now the city council has given resource consent for redevelopment – to include a $7m restoration of the chapel, and a $30million complex of 94 terraced houses and apartments – but the plan is being challenged by a group that wants the convent building to be saved as well. Read more »

Students visit retirement village to learn and entertain

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council

Trentham School students with members of Summerset Retirement Village.

An event hosted at Summerset Retirement Village saw 30 students from Trentham Primary School and 20 residents from Summerset get together to forge new relationships and understanding across generational lines. Read more »

Record 1.8million attendances at Te Papa reveal quality experience, says Rick Ellis

News from Te Papa
Te Papa’s Annual Report has been released, revealing that during the 2015/16 financial year more people came to Te Papa than any previous year. Read more »

VUW researcher focusing on stories not statutes

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
A Victoria University of Wellington law researcher studying Māori constitutional principles is focusing on traditional kōrero pūrākau (stories) rather than documents, statutes and court reports. Read more »

Oro-Upper Hutt produces three initiatives for young people

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Lifehack is an initiative funded through the Social Media Innovation Fund, which is part of the Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Health Project. Read more »

VUW offers a free virtual field trip to Antarctica

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

It’s not every day you get the opportunity to explore Antarctica, but Victoria University of Wellington’s first massive open online course (MOOC) will allow anyone, anywhere, to do just that—and free. Read more »

More quirky signs on the waterfront – a $15,000 courtesy campaign

Press Release – Wellington City Council
A person on a bicycle slowing for a child in a penguin suit is one of the humorous scenarios in Wellington City Council’s courtesy campaign for the waterfront shared pathway this summer. Read more »

Community team wants to persuade all students to compete in Weetbix event

Press Release – Hutt City Council
A team of local community organisations want to ensure all students in Lower Hutt will be able to participate in the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids Tryathlon in March. Read more »

600 Porirua students to be taught life-skills

Press Release – Graeme Dingle Foundation
The Graeme Dingle Foundation is to introduce the popular values and life-skills Kiwi Can programme into three Porirua schools in 2017. Read more »

VUW research shows far-reaching impact of Antarctic melting

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

A new study published today in Nature reveals just how sensitive the Earth’s climate might be to changes taking place in Antarctica. An international team, including Dr Nick Golledge, senior research fellow at Victoria University of Wellington’s Antarctic Research Centre, used computer models to investigate what would happen if pulses of meltwater were released by the Antarctic ice sheet into the Southern Ocean. Read more »

Lilburn Research Fellowship to Aleisha Ward

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs
The Alexander Turnbull Library and the Lilburn Trust are pleased to announce Dr Aleisha Ward as the 2017 Lilburn Research Fellowship recipient. Read more »

Summer School to ask “what has art got to do with public health?”

Press Release – University of Otago
What has art got to do with public health? How can people be “nudged” to better health using behavioural economics? And what emerging infectious diseases should we really worry about? Read more »

Pop-up plans after youth centre closes in Ghuznee Street due to quake risk

Press Release – Zeal Wellington
The Zeal Wellington youth centre has closed due to concern over the building’s earthquake risk, with the organisation now operating through citywide pop-ups. Read more »

Te Horo School pupils want a new playground for Christmas

Press Release – Te Horo School
For the last term of 2016 there have been no playgrounds at Te Horo School on the Kapiti Coast, and the students have one Christmas wish: a playground for 2017 after their old ones were demolished due to Health and Safety concerns. Read more »

$70m “transformational” campus opened for a preview

Press Release – Te Auaha
The construction of Te Auaha – the New Zealand Institute of Applied Creativity – was halted temporarily today to allow Wellington’s creative and arts community to have a behind the scenes viewing of the $23M+ internal fit out of the campus being built on Cuba/Dixon Streets. Read more »

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