Archive for the 'Education' Category

Ninety young Wellington musicians competing in national contest

Press Release – Chamber Music New Zealand
Almost 90 young Wellington musicians are competing in the annual New Zealand Community Trust Chamber Music Contest. Read more »

Council to pay $430,000 for upgrading three school swimming pools

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Water safety is at the heart of a decision to set aside funding in Wellington City Council’s 10-Year Plan for the upgrade of three school swimming pools. Read more »

Youthline’s street appeal on Friday

Press Release – Youthline
Youthline Wellington’s Annual Street Appeal is on this Friday. There will be collectors throughout the Wellington region from 7am until 6pm. Read more »

New Chief Executive thrilled at gold awards finals for two schools

Press Release – WelTech and Whitireia
The new Chief Executive of WelTec and Whitireia Chris Gosling is thrilled the Wellington Regional School of Construction and the NZ Film and Television School have made the finals of the Wellington Gold Awards. “This result demonstrates the quality and diversity of professional and vocational education provided to the region by WelTec and Whitireia”, he said. Read more »

Whitireia programme helps student break into music industry

Press Release – Whitireia Polytech
Whitireia Applied Arts student Sam Notman has credited the tertiary institution’s music programme with helping him jump-start his career in the industry. Read more »

Startling German plays at Te Whaea

Press Release – Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School
Two of the most groundbreaking plays from the German theatre scene are coming to Wellington. Read more »

Honorary doctorate for Ans Westra at Massey graduation

Press Release – Massey University
Renowned New Zealand photographer Ans Westra is to receive an honorary doctorate from Massey University on Thursday in recognition of her long-standing contribution to the country’s visual culture through her documentary photography. Read more »

Wellington wins school debating championships, for third year

Press Release – New Zealand Schools Debating Championships
Wellington has defeated Auckland to win the Russell McVeagh New Zealand Schools’ Debating Champs, in the Grand Final held at Parliament this afternoon. Read more »

Monolingualism no longer logical – need for new policy on languages

News from the Royal Society of New Zealand
Growing levels of diversity forecast for New Zealand make a national approach to languages more urgent, according to speakers at a Royal Society of New Zealand workshop in Wellington today. Read more »

New Wellington company to develop potential treatment for treating cancer

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
An immunotherapy technology for treating cancer and other diseases, jointly developed by Victoria University of Wellington’s Ferrier Research Institute and the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, has been patented and will be the initial focus of a newly-formed company. Read more »

After-hours salon event for readers

News from Victoria University of Wellington
In June, Wellington book-lovers will have the chance to talk with two writers, Anna Smaill and Bridget van der Zijpp, in a new salon event for readers that takes place in a bookshop after-hours. Read more »

Whitireia’s Bernie Whelan wins award at world conference in Beijing

Press Release – Whitireia
Whitireia journalism programme manager Bernie Whelan has been awarded ‘best presentation’ at the World Conference on Media & Mass Communication in Beijing. Read more »

Art and artefacts, old and new, at Turnbull Library exhibition

News from Alexander Turnbull Library
A new art exhibition ‘Tell Tails’ at the Alexander Turnbull Library promises visitors an exciting journey through New Zealand art and artefacts, old and new. Read more »

NZ and French school pupils to share histories of First World War

Press Release – Embassy of France to New Zealand
On Friday the 12th of June, students and teachers from five New Zealand schools will present projects created as part of the Shared Histories programme during a special event at the National Library of New Zealand. Read more »

Beetroot was key ingredient for Porirua College students’ winning menu

Press Release – 4pr
The first regional winner of the National Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge (NSSCC) is Wellington’s Porirua College. Read more »

Two Weltec students preparing for cooking competition in Kansas


Left to right: Daniel Baird and Ryan Bloomfield work against the clock to prepare their three-course competition meal.

Scoop Report and Photos by Jeremy Wilkinson
Weltec students Daniel Baird and Ryan Bloomfield have been putting in the hard yards to prepare for the International Culinary Competition (ICC) in Kansas on June 4. Read more »

Andrew Fagan in VUW panel discussing music rights

Press Release – NZ Institute Of Patent Attorneys
New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys (NZIPA) and the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) will celebrate World IP Day with an engaging discussion about intellectual property (IP) rights in music. Read more »

Volunteer Student Army offers help to flood victims

Press Release – Wellington Region Emergency Management
The Wellington Student Volunteer Army has offered to help with the clean-up following the storm and flooding. Read more »

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