Archive for the 'Education' Category

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 »

Students’ attitude to money stems from home

Press Release – FoxPlan Limited
This week 120 Wellington school students graduated from their ‘financial fitness’ boot camp with a new perspective on how to manage money and make it work for them. Read more »

Threat of land sale by VUW: Karori campaigning to save kindergarten

Press Release – Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens
The Karori community is rallying behind a campaign to save Campbell Kindergarten and Karori Kids childcare service while Victoria University is threatening to sell the land from under them. Read more »

Youthline Wellington needs money

Press Release – Youthline
Youthline Wellington has been running for 45 years, and we desperately need your help. Local government funding cuts mean we may be forced to reduce – or possibly even terminate – our services, potentially putting thousands of vulnerable young people at risk. Read more »

Michael Stewart to work with Karen Grylls directing the NZ Youth Choir

Press Release – Choirs Aotearoa NZ Trust
Dr Karen Grylls has been re-appointed as Artistic Director for Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir and the New Zealand Youth Choir while newcomer and Wellingtonian Michael Stewart was appointed as NZYC’s new Deputy Music Director. Read more »

Wallace Awards honour young people’s achievements

Press Release – New Zealand Government
Seventeen young people have been recognised at today’s tenth annual William Wallace Awards ceremony in Wellington. Read more »

Kāpiti pupils march for road safety

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Pupils from Kāpiti primary schools braved heavy rain to parade through the Paraparaumu town centre today, celebrating their work to keep roads safe around their schools. Read more »

Weta Workshop’s “hands-on” bug exhibition opens at Te Papa on Saturday


News from Te Papa
A spectacular science exhibition titled Bug Lab opens at Te Papa next Saturday. The high impact, hands-on experience will give visitors the chance to learn from the genius of bugs. Visitors will enter a colourful, magical space to see large-scale bug models and explore hands-on science. Read more »

NZ’s top student architecture prize-winner announced

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Architects
Mason Rattray of Unitec’s Architecture Department has received New Zealand’s top prize for final-year architecture students. Read more »

VUW book casts new light on Treaty settlement process

Press Release – Victoria University Press
A new book, written by a Victoria University of Wellington academic, argues that genuine and durable reconciliation can occur only when the importance of Māori legal traditions in the Treaty of Waitangi settlement process is recognised. Read more »

Career moves to ICT result in top awards

Press Release – Weltec
A former lawyer and nuclear physicist have made big changes, moving to New Zealand to re-train in ICT and receiving top student awards in the process. Both WelTec graduates were recognised at a ceremony held in Wellington. Read more »

Holiday haiku contest for children to urge drivers to ‘check your speed’

Press Release – New Zealand Police
The voices of children and the power of poetry are adding to the call to reduce serious injuries and deaths on our roads this summer. Read more »

Lower Hutt students learn the science of goo and poo

Press Release – Hutt City Council

Naenae Intermediate School students squeeze mashed-up food through an ‘intestine’ made from pantyhose. Read more »

Survey of employees shows work culture needs to change

Press Release – Public Service Association
New Zealand’s public servants are hard-working, motivated and resilient, but being failed by a workplace culture which doesn’t recognise their strengths, the PSA says. Read more »

Whitireia dancers in new web series

Press Release – Poly Movement – Kaikanikani

Whitireia Community Polytechnic dancers: Paris Evans (Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Maniapoto, Tainui, Samoa) and Krystal Clarke (Ngāti Porou) stars of the new webseries… Poly Movement – Kaikanikani

The POLY MOVEMENT – KAIKANIKANI web series will launch with Episode 1 on Tuesday December 6 @ 7pm via Read more »

Summer reading programmes at Hutt Libraries

Press Release – Hutt City Council
The Big Read, Hutt City Libraries’ successful reading programme, will be back this summer, encouraging children across Lower Hutt to get excited about reading, engage with family and friends, and go in the draw to win great prizes. Read more »

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