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Primarily Playing with Shakespeare

Press Release – Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

21 October

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World Educators Day: teachers call for better funding

Press Release – NZEI
Teachers and support staff around New Zealand will be marching, rallying and gathering together on World Educators Day this Saturday as part of a nationwide call for Better Funding, Better Learning for education. Read more »

Variable cost-effectiveness of Herceptin® for breast cancer

Press Release – University of Otago
A new study from the University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) has found that the cost-effectiveness of the drug trastuzumab (known more commonly as Herceptin®) in treating early stage breast cancer was highly variable depending on the disease characteristics and age of the woman. Read more »

24-hour race to find climate change solutions for Wellington

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
A 24 hour event co-hosted by Victoria University of Wellington and the Wellington City Council aims to identify new ways for Wellington to adapt to climate change. Read more »

Early childhood centre facing closure – parents blame “callous” Ministry

Press Release – First Five Early Childhood Centre
The First Five early childhood centre in Kenepuru faces closure by Christmas if it can’t find alternative premises. On 22nd June, First Five was told that it would have to leave its Kenepuru site, adjacent to Kenepuru Hospital, as the land housing the childcare centre had been subject to a settlement under the Treaty of Waitangi and the new owners planned to clear the land to make way for a new housing development. Read more »

Hekia Parata leaving Parliament, wants “fresh candidate” for Mana electorate

News from NZ Government
Education Minister and National List MP Hekia Parata has today announced that she will not be contesting the next election. Read more »

WelTec graduates showing their work

Press Release – Weltec
Students from the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) Bachelor of Creative Technologies degree and Graduate Diploma in Creative Technologies are proud to invite you to the culmination of their academic study showcased in their end of year graduate exhibition. Read more »

Film School graduates win four NZ awards

Press Release – Whitireia NZ

Four films produced by student crews from Wellington’s New Zealand Film School won awards at the inaugural New Zealand Cinematographer Society (NZCS) Awards on Saturday night. Read more »

MoU for health care in Wellington and Porirua renewed with Ngāti Toa

Press Release – University of Otago

The University of Otago today renewed an important Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira. The MoU was signed at a ceremony at the University of Otago Wellington by Te Taku Parai, chair of Te Rūnanga, Sir Matiu Rei, Te Rūnanga Executive Director, and John Ward, Chancellor of the University. Read more »

Famous artists on sale for scholarships

Press Release – Wellesley College
The Wellington art scene is gearing up for the biennial exhibition of local and national artists to be exhibited at boys’ school Wellesley in Eastbourne in its ARTBOURNE 2016 exhibition. Read more »

Dancers and puppeteers to share Indian cultural traditions with schools

Press Release – Asia New Zealand Foundation
Indian performers entertaining New Zealand crowds at Diwali festivals will also take to the road and visit schools in Paraparaumu, Levin and Wellington. Read more »

Symposum to hear research from Healthier Lives challenge

Press Release – Healthier Lives National Science Challenge
Early stage research projects, such as using New Zealand’s huge resource of health data to find out the impact of Canterbury earthquake damage on hospital admissions for cardiovascular disease, will be presented at a National Science Challenge symposium in Wellington this week. Read more »

Powerhouse completes investment in Ferronova

Press Release – Powerhouse Ventures Ltd
Powerhouse (ASX: PVL), the developer of intellectual property based businesses, is pleased to announce it has completed its first Australian investment into Ferronova Pty Ltd, a spin-out from Victoria University of Wellington and the University of South Australia developing a ground-breaking cancer staging system. Read more »

Health check for land and water use – lecture at VUW

Press Release – Pacific Institute of Resource Management
Fourth Edward Goldsmith Lecture
Earth Sciences Seminar Room (CO304), Cotton Building
Victoria University of Wellington (Kelburn Campus)
5.30-6.30pm Thursday 27 October – All welcome
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Inspirational entrepreneur’s story starts with her mum

Press Release – Attitude Trust

Genevieve McLachlan didn’t know she couldn’t or shouldn’t climb trees. Her solo mother was flat out providing a home for her and her brothers and sister and simply didn’t have the time to treat her any differently from her six siblings. Read more »

Māori language system – design award winner

Press Release – Te Mangai Paho
Te Māngai Pāho language recognition system, Kōkako was named a Supreme Winner (interactive category) and awarded a Purple Pin in the Designers’ Institute of New Zealand NZ Best Design Awards 2016. Kōkako is a technology developed by Dragonfly Data Science that recognises spoken or sung Māori content and provides data on how much is being broadcast and at what times. The identity and user interface for the software was designed by the team at Salted Herring, a Wellington based brand and digital agency, who picked up the award. Read more »

Scholars visiting for Wellington Deepawali

Press Release – Selva Ramasami
Deepawali (Diwali) is celebrated around the world in the month of October – November. As part of the Deepawali celebration, Wellington will be hosting two scholars from India; Shri: Poornima and Shri: M.K. Angajan. They will be offering free discourse in English promoting the universal knowledge from the scriptures; Shrimad Bhagavatham by Shri Poornimaji and Bhagavad Gita by Shri M.K. Angajan. Read more »

Locked seclusion room used 46 times for 12 children at Miramar School

The Ministry of Education today released a report confirming that a small room, lockable from the outside, was used to confine some children at the Miramar Central School for short periods of time. Read more »

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