Wellington Scoop

Education News

1200 collection items in Te Papa’s new nature space

Report from RNZ
Te Papa has today unveiled details of its new nature zone, the biggest change to the museum since it opened 21 years ago. Read more »

Coastella Community Schools music initiative, again

Press Release – Coastella
Giving back to the Kapiti Coast and having strong community engagement has always been a huge focus of The Coastella Music Festival, and things are no different in 2019 Read more »

Te Papa chair wants to leave his job

Report from RNZ
The chair of Te Papa has asked not to have his contract renewed when his term ends in June. Evan Williams had been on the board of the museum for eight years, and chair for six. Read more »

John Milford welcomes vocational education revamp

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Employers in the Wellington region welcome the Government’s proposals to revamp the vocational education sector so it is better able to give learners the skills businesses need, says the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. Read more »

Weta supports scholarship for Graduate School

Press Release – Weta Workshop
One of the world’s leading visual effects studios, Weta Digital, and Wellington ICT Graduate School have launched a new scholarship. Designed to encourage New Zealand’s best animation and visual effects talent into the School’s Master of Design Technology programme, students will be able to fast forward their career into the burgeoning visual effects industry. Read more »

Livestreaming CoHousing Hui

Press Release – Wellington CoHousing Hui
The CoHousing Hui is happening today at Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Architecture & Design…and we’re really excited! Read more »

Who is he?


A researcher into the history of visits to New Zealand by Russian ballet companies has been unable to identify the boy in this Wellington photo from 1939. Read more »

Wellington students spend a month in Taiwan

Press Release – CAPE

North Asia CAPE 2019 Māori and Kiva Business Scholars explored connections between Māori, Pacific peoples and the indigenous people of the island of Taiwan.

Imagine spending a month in a foreign city, dedicating your time to learning a new language, exploring business opportunities, and discovering the cultural linkages across indigenous cultures and histories. That has been the experience for 11 Māori and Pacific tertiary students and recent graduates – three of them from Wellington – who were selected as the 2019 North Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPE) Māori and Kiva Business Scholars. Read more »

Evolution of experimental music – new exhibition at Adam Gallery

News from Adam Art Gallery
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi at Victoria University of Wellington launches its 2019 programme with the exhibition Passages, featuring three artists who are internationally renowned for their work with sound. Read more »

Helen Clark named as new patron of Zealandia

News from Zealandia
Wellington ecosanctuary Zealandia today announced the appointment of its new Patron – former Prime Minister and Minister of Conservation Helen Clark. Read more »

Next Page »