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Great War Exhibition is open, with ANZ as principal partner

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The new Great War Exhibition, in the former Dominion Museum building behind the Carillon, was opened today by the Prime Minister and the Governor-General. With them was Sir Peter Jackson, who has had a key role in creating the exhibition. Read more »

Te Papa seeks musical Matariki stars

Press Release – Te Papa
Te Papa launches a nationwide search for four sensational musicians today as part of its 2015 Matariki celebrations. Read more »

Protecting tenants from damp housing – researchers uncover law from 1947

News from VUW and OUW
A law, developed in the 1940s to protect people from living in unhealthy homes, could be used to require landlords to provide housing that is free from dampness, according to researchers from Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Otago in Wellington. Read more »

Unitec to deliver foundation education for police recruits

Press Release – UNITEC
Unitec Institute of Technology has been selected to deliver New Zealand Police’s distance learning for new Police recruits across the country. Read more »

Te Papa and City Gallery named as finalists for NZ Museums Awards

Press Release – Museums Aotearoa
Creamy Psychology, Wellington City Gallery’s survey of the intriguing work of art photographer Yvonne Todd, a look back at 75 years of flight with Air New Zealand currently on show at Te Papa, and several innovative WWI exhibitions and programmes are some of the finalists in the ServiceIQ 2015 New Zealand Museum Awards. Read more »

WelTec getting help from ANZ to encourage more women into IT

Georgia Bennett was presented with the ANZ Award for Most Outstanding Female Graduate 2015 by Craig Bunyan, General Manager Technology, ANZ New Zealand.

Press Release – ANZ
ANZ Bank is partnering with the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) to encourage more women to consider technology careers in the face of an industry shortage. Read more »

Rainbow Warrior focus for visiting research fellow

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
A proposed bilateral arbitration treaty and the 30th anniversary of the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior will be the focus of a visit from world leading international arbitrator and litigator Gary Born next month. Read more »

Vibe youth worker graduating with NZ’s first Youth Work degree

Press Release – Weltec
Youth worker Jessie Hitchcock is among the first cohort of students to complete the ground-breaking new Bachelor of Youth Development at Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec). Read more »

Tamaiti Whangai team graduate from WelTec with Youth Work degrees

Press Release – Weltec
David Lomax (Muaūpoko), Hinemoa Priest (Te Ati Awa, Nga Ruahine), and brother and sister Rangi and Susan Luke (Te Ati Awa, Ngati Maniapoto, Nga Ruahine) are today graduating with a Bachelor of Youth Development. Read more »

Mini Womad in Taita for school holidays

Press Release – Orchestra Wellington
Refugees from Burma, Thailand, Africa, and Columbia are mixing with local Samoan, Maori and Pakeha kids – sharing the common language of music. Read more »

Unfortunate reductionism by NZTA

by Thomas Lumley
If you have to make a decision with several options, each with different types of positive and negative effects, it’s going to be hard. Techniques for breaking down complex decisions into sets of simpler questions are very valuable, but it’s important that the way you break down the problem and recombine the answers fits with how you answer the simpler questions. Read more »

Models and dioramas revealed for Te Papa’s Gallipoli exhibition

Press Release – Te Papa
The fourth Building Gallipoli video released this evening reveals some of the miniatures, models and dioramas being created for Gallipoli: The scale of our war, opening April 18. Read more »

2460 graduating at WelTec ceremonies

Press Release – Weltec
A total of 2460 people will be graduating at the annual Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) graduation tomorrow at the Michael Fowler Centre Wellington. Read more »

Inaugural lecture: organisational challenges in an outsourced world

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
A Victoria University of Wellington professor will provide insights from over 25 years of research into how information technology has changed the way we view and work in organisations, in his upcoming inaugural lecture. Read more »

WelTec supportive since death of former student

Press Release – Weltec
WelTec has been helping police and supporting students and staff since Boobesh Palani died after being rescued from the sea at Eastbourne last week. Last year he had been a WelTec student.

WelTec’s International staff have been in constant touch with the hospital, the Police, and his family in India. One of our managers who is travelling to India is to visit Boobesh’s family to provide support in person.

WelTec continues to liaise with the student’s insurer Allianz Global Assistance and ACC over his death.

“I would like to pay tribute to our staff in the International Directorate and the wider WelTec who have liaised with Police, Hospital, friends and family,” says WelTec Chief Executive Linda Sissons.

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Massey design students to learn about social entrepreneurship

Press Release – LIFEHACK
Improving everyday wellbeing for young Kiwis through social entrepreneurship will be one of the focuses of an exciting new Design Challenge project for visual communication design students attending Massey University’s School of Design in Wellington this year. Read more »

Students meet sporting legends

Press Release – Ignite Sport
More than 300 senior Wellington sports students heard inspirational messages from top athletes recently at Aspire conference. Organised by Ignite Sport Trust the one-day conference aimed to ‘shape sports leaders of tomorrow’. Read more »

Extra security after phone threat to staff at IRD’s Wellington offices

News from NZ Police
Inland Revenue’s call centre this morning received a phone call from an individual threatening staff at the IRD offices in Wellington. Read more »

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