Archive for the 'Education' Category

Wellington study shows influenza killing about 400 NZers each year

Press Release – University of Otago
New Zealand has an average of 401 influenza-associated deaths each year according to estimates published for the first time from a Wellington study. This is an average annual mortality rate of 10.6 per 100,000 population. Read more »

WelTec student invents prototype hose control to help fire fighters

Press Release – Weltec

George Francis with the new electronic control unit prototype

Fraser Engineering in Lower Hutt is world famous for producing sophisticated yet rugged fire engines. But now a final year WelTec engineering student, George Francis, has designed and produced a very smart device for Frasers that allows fire fighters to direct the hoses from the safety of their cab. Read more »

WelTec Maori trades training students build health centre at Waiwhetu marae

Press Release – Weltec
2014 has ended on a high for 16 Māori students who have completed their pre-trade carpentry qualification by building a new health centre at Waiwhetu Marae in Lower Hutt. Read more »

Forum focuses on educating health professionals

Press Release – Ako Aotearoa
How New Zealand’s education and training system can support a strong, sustainable health workforce is the focus of a forum in Wellington today. Read more »

Whitireia dance graduation show

Press Release – Whitireia

FRAMED- Whitireia Commercial Dance Graduation Show Read more »

Today’s libraries not just about books – inaugural VUW lecture

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Public libraries need to look beyond simply offering books in order to ensure their survival, a Victoria University of Wellington professor says. Read more »

Wellington clinics helping patients to fight chronic fatigue syndrome

Press Release – CCDHB
New Zealanders suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are getting a greater chance to fight the illness in Wellington. Read more »

Student artist wins $3000 award

Press Release – Whitireia NZ
Whitireia Visual Arts and Design student Yvonne Tunnicliffe has won the Mana Zonta Supreme Design Award for 2014. Read more »

VUW student to be summer intern at Google’s Sydney offices

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington student Valerie Chan will learn from the top tech minds this summer as she interns at Google’s Sydney headquarters. Read more »

John Psathas to receive a higher doctorate at VUW graduation in December

News from Victoria University of Wellington
A rare Higher Doctorate will be awarded to Professor John Psathas from Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music during Victoria University of Wellington’s December Graduation ceremonies. Read more »

Teenagers face physical and mental challenges at NZ Police College

Press Release – Blue Light
A group of teens from Hawkes Bay were named National Champions in the 13th Annual Blue Light PCT competition held at the New Zealand Police College in Wellington last weekend. Read more »

NZSM graduate receives cash award for viola studies in Canada

News from Dame Malvina Major Foundation
A young violist who is the second ever New Zealander to attend the prestigious Glenn Gould School in Toronto has earned the recognition of The Dame Malvina Major Foundation in its latest round of Arts Excellence Awards for the Wellington region. Read more »

18-year-old Wellington student wins Homai Te Pakipaki final on Maori TV

News from Maori Television
Wellington student Lee Stuart took out the top prize at the grand final of MAori Television’s Homai te Pakipaki tonight, winning $20,000 and a 2degrees prize package. Read more »

Young Wellington designers win awards for originality and innovation

Bews from VUW
Congratulations to the winners of the Henry Hughes IP awards at the end of year exhibition held by Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Design. The exhibition is open to the public until Sunday. Read more »

Scientist and nanogirl admits gaming habit at AnimfxNZ in Wellington

News from Grow Wellington

Scientist and self-proclaimed nanogirl Michelle Dickinson says she is proud to admit she is also a gamer. Read more »

Pest-free backyards – a 90-minute class in Aro Street


News from Kai o te Aro community orchard
Learn the art of creating pest free household habitats to attract Wellington’s native creatures to your backyard. Read more »

Survival theories: VUW student helping to save endangered kiwi species

kiwi student

News from VUW
A Victoria student’s work on the reintroduction of a critically endangered species of kiwi is helping ensure the iconic New Zealand bird will remain in our forests for generations to come. Read more »

Prestigious fellowships awarded to Victoria researchers

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington researchers are among a small group of leading New Zealand scientists to receive highly sought-after James Cook Research Fellowships. Read more »

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