Archive for the 'Education' Category

Litter, graffiti: Wellington’s street-connecting walkways could be better

Press Release – University of Otago/Wellington
Graffiti, litter, and insufficient lighting and signage on Wellington’s street-connecting walkways are likely to be discouraging their use, researchers say. Read more »

Book Awards finalists announced – five of them from VUP

News from Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University Press (VUP) has five books shortlisted for prizes at this year’s New Zealand Post Book Awards. Read more »

Student activist group to meet at VUW Hub

Press Release – Reclaim Vic
Newly formed student activist group Reclaim Vic are to host their first public speaker event this Wednesday at 2pm. Read more »

Wine, architecture and the tourism experience – research

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Architecture is a key factor in the creation of food and wine tourism experiences say researchers at Victoria University of Wellington. Read more »

Hutt scholarships for engineering students

Press Release – Weltec
The Hutt City Council joins engineering companies to provide scholarships for students to study diplomas and degrees in engineering. Read more »

Candidate wants to boost skills for the Hutt’s high-tech firms

Press Release – New Zealand National Party
National Party Hutt South candidate Chris Bishop today encouraged students to take up engineering careers using the National-led Government’s additional bridging courses, work placements, and scholarships resources. Read more »

$5000 award for a talented young Wellington performer

Press Release – Dame Malvina Major Foundation
Young performing artists in the Wellington region can get a $5,000 boost towards achieving their dreams thanks to Arts Excellence Awards being offered by the Dame Malvina Major Foundation. Read more »

Prepayment for electricity satisfying local households – survey

Press Release – University of Otago
As power prices continue in an upward trend as reported in the latest Consumer Price Index, a new study shows households looking to find ways to make savings could benefit from using prepayment metering. Read more »

Upper Hutt upgrading school signs

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Upper Hutt City Council is upgrading to a connected and automated system for its electronic school signs at Silverstream. The electronic signs are solar powered and use LED illumination to increase their visibility and currency with drivers around school areas during drop-off and pick-up times. Read more »

John Psathas honouring the sacrifice of World War 1 with music

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
At the peak of World War I, no one would have imagined that 100 years later, representatives from the countries in conflict would return to battlegrounds to play music together. Read more »

$100m for big new VUW science building and extensions to business school

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington is proceeding with development plans for a major new science building on the University’s Kelburn campus, and the redevelopment of Rutherford House in central Wellington. Read more »

Wellington filmmakers aim high with international short film

Press Release – Global Movie XP
Principal photography has wrapped on the Wellington segment of an international short film. Read more »

One-day exhibition will highlight experiences of deaf Māori students

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
A different educational approach by Deaf Māori rangatahi will be showcased in a Wellington exhibition as part of Māori Language Week celebrations. Read more »

HPV vaccination for school boys not yet cost-effective – Wgtn research

Press Release – University of Otago
HPV vaccination of New Zealand school boys is not yet a value-for-money option, according to a study just published by the University of Otago, Wellington. Read more »

Is the internet making us stupid?

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
People are reading more text than ever but recalling less of it, a Victoria University of Wellington study on reading behaviour has found. Read more »

VUW professor wins $100,000 award for outstanding climate change research

News from VUW
Professor Tim Naish, Director of Victoria University of Wellington’s Antarctic Research Centre, has received a prestigious international award for his outstanding research into understanding Antarctica’s response to past and present climate change and the role of Antarctica’s ice sheets in global sea-level change through time. Read more »

From 1% to 52% – Year 5 kids in Taita improve their swimming skills

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Taita kids are becoming better swimmers thanks to their schools’ involvement in KiwiSport swimming lessons. Read more »

Upper Hutt schools unite in opposition to government education plan

Press Release – NZEI Te Riu Roa
The opposition of all primary principals and Boards of Trustees from Upper Hutt to the government’s $359m Investing in Educational Success policy reflects the growing resistance to the controversial scheme. Read more »

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