Archive for the 'Education' Category

Te Papa closing fish and natural history collections for earthquake strengthening

Te Papa marine scientist Dr Clive Roberts shows visitors specimens in the museum’s Spirit Collection – a state-of-the-art facility where marine specimens are preserved in alcohol. Photo credit: Kate Whitley, Te Papa.

News from Te Papa
The National Fish Collection and the natural history spirit collections held by Te Papa at its Tory Street research facility have been closed temporarily while the building undergoes earthquake strengthening. Read more »

$60,000 to help science activities for Hutt school children

Press Release – Hutt City Council
The success and great potential of Hutt Science’s after school activities and hands-on science in schools has been recognised with nearly $60,000 in funding from the government’s Unlocking Curious Minds fund. Read more »

$1.1m to build two new modular classrooms at Raroa Intermediate School

News from NZ Government
Around $1.1 million is to be invested to build two new classrooms at Raroa Normal Intermediate School in Wellington. Read more »

Students say NZ needs humanities

Press Release – New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations
The New Zealand Union of Students’ Association (NZUSA) today stands in solidarity with the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) and the thousands of New Zealanders showing their love and support for humanities. Read more »

International nutritionist visiting Massey

Press Release – Massey University
A leading nutritionist who specialises in indigenous peoples’ food systems, is visiting Massey University for five weeks to partner on a project with the School of Public Health. Read more »

Students ask regional councillors to vote “yes” for travel discount

Press Release – VUWSA
The Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) will vote next week on whether to review fares on public transport and consider a tertiary student discount – and the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) is urging them to vote yes. Read more »

Parkway junior playground ready for action

Press Release – Hutt City Council

The new Diabolo climbing feature for Parkvale Junior Playground

Children under five in Wainuiomata will be very happy with the re-opening of a local playground that has been given a new lease of life. Read more »

Council campaigning to teach young people how to avoid bad behaviour


News from WCC
‘Check Yourself’ has launched today. It’s a Wellington City Council and NZ Police collaboration urging young Wellingtonians to understand the consequences of their actions. Read more »

Youth voices from Avalon Intermediate defend equity in education

Press Release – Massey University
A YouTube video on equity in education put the youth voice at the heart of a symposium on the topic at Massey University recently, with a rap by a group of intermediate pupils about how education can be unfair. Read more »

Te Papa’s Ngāti Toa exhibition closing next month

News from Te Papa
Wellingtonians and visitors have just a few more weeks to explore the taonga of Ngāti Toa Rangatira through Te Papa’s Whiti Te Rā! The story of Ngāti Toa Rangatira Exhibition, which closes to the public on March 17. Read more »

VUW’s bullying prevention programme getting results in primary schools

News from VUW
A bullying prevention programme, introduced in New Zealand by Victoria University of Wellington’s Accent Learning, is generating strong results from primary schools, which have reported a drop in the number of bullying incidents. Read more »

Announcing a Sad Festival

Press Release – Papaiti Records
Lesstalk and Papaiti Records are proud to announce SAD by Sad West II, a festival about embracing emotion in music & life, and recognising and appreciating our immediate space and communities. Read more »

Extra CCTV camera aims to increase safety on university walkway

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council is working with Victoria University to keep the streets leading from the university into the Wellington CBD safe. Read more »

International drug addiction expert speaking in Wellington

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
An international expert in cannabis and other drugs’ effects on the brain will be speaking in Wellington next week. Read more »

Jacob Dombroski flies solo

Press Release – Arts Access Aotearoa
This is story is about strength, family and dreams; about overcoming fears, facing challenges and speaking up about your truth. Meet Jacob Dombroski, a young talent from Wellington, whose first solo performance, Big J Stylez, will be presented on 22 and 23 February as part of Pūtahi Festival 2017. Read more »

How to get at-risk families out of “ministerial boxes”

Press Release – Massey University
Is a “wraparound” model the answer for New Zealand’s at-risk families? A Massey University psychologist and family violence expert says the holistic, collaborative approach to delivering social services is effective in bringing about long-term change, and has organised a conference to build awareness. Read more »

One-day conference to teach public speaking and story telling

Press Release – Speaking With Purpose
Speaking With Purpose will be a conference for those looking to increase their public speaking confidence and develop their storytelling techniques. Read more »

Wellington research shows cold homes harm youth health and schooling

Press Release – University of Otago
A new study from the University of Otago, Wellington has found that young people are experiencing increased health problems, stress, and adverse social effects from cold housing. Read more »

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