Archive for the 'Education' Category

90 cent increase in allowance is “worst April Fools’ joke,” says student leader

News from VUWSA
Today’s increase of 90 cents per week to the Student Loan and Allowance schemes is a joke, and does not meet the increased cost of living faced by students, says the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA). Read more »

VUW students win Hong Kong debate on rule of law in war

Press Release – NZ Red Cross
Students from Victoria University have taken home the top prize at the 13th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot for Asia Pacific, which deals with fictitious court cases anchored in the realities of war and violence. Read more »

Youth in Parks programme in Upper Hutt for school holidays

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
The Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team is again running the successful Youth in Parks programme these school holidays which offers free activities to youth. Read more »

Creative technology students painting mural in Hutt Arcade

Press Release – Weltec
Students in WelTec’s Bachelor of Creative Technologies will bring colour to Queens Arcade in central Lower Hutt this weekend. Read more »

Todd Foundation giving $200,000 to Wainuiomata jobs taskforce

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Philanthropist organisation the Todd Foundation has funded Youth Inspire Trust, the group running the Mayor’s Taskforce for Jobs in Wainuiomata, $200,000 over the next two years. Read more »

Hutt council gives $25,000 to nine WelTec engineering students

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Nine WelTec engineering students were this morning awarded a combined $25,000 in scholarship money from Hutt City Council. Other local and national companies added to that with their own scholarship money. Read more »

WelTec’s new School of Engineering opened by Steven Joyce

Press Release – Weltec
Scores of engineering employers, from New Zealand’s biggest companies such as Beca and Fletchers to iconic Wellington leaders like Fraser Engineering, came to Petone today to celebrate the official opening, by Tertiary Education and Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce, of WelTec’s refurbished Engineering campus. Read more »

Te Papa sends Kupe exhibition to Hastings

Press Release – Te Papa
A Te Papa touring exhibition celebrating a great Polynesian voyager’s connections with New Zealand opens at the Hastings City Art Gallery this weekend. Read more »

Encouraging more primary school children to ride bikes – with council money

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council is aiming to encourage primary school children to ride bikes by becoming the first local body to fully fund and manage Bikes in Schools projects at three Wellington schools. Read more »

Windley School pupils going to the zoo

Press Release – Wellington Zoo
335 students from Windley School in Porirua will visit Wellington Zoo next week as part of The Warehouse WellingtonZoofari programme, on Monday 30 March, Wednesday 1 April and Thursday 2 April. Read more »

Ben, 15, seeking crowdfunding for his hospital Wellband idea

News release from Benjamin Bell, Wellbands Inventor
What do you do when you have an idea and it just won’t go away? If you are 15-year-old Wellington student Ben Bell, you launch a crowdfunding campaign. Ben thought of his idea back in 2011, and has spent four years rethinking healthcare, and how a hospital wristbands can enter the smart technology era. Read more »

Wellington company creates on-line tool to create virtual economy in classrooms

Press Release – Insurance Council of New Zealand
If you ask a 12 year old whether they want to spend money to insure their mobile device, the answer is likely to be no. But … Read more »

FInalists named for Children’s Book Awards

Press Release – LIANZA
LIANZA is thrilled to announce the finalists in the five categories of its long-running Children’s and Young Adults Book Awards this year. Read more »

Porirua moves its children to the centre of city’s long-term planning

News from Porirua City Council
Unveiling the Children’s Priority as the centrepiece of the Council’s new Long Term Plan, Mayor Nick Leggett said that measuring policy and funding decisions against the interests of the city’s children and young people is a “brand new bottom line for the Council”. Read more »

Adam Art Gallery names Stephen Cleland as its new curator

News from VUW
The Adam Art Gallery is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Cleland as the Gallery’s new curator. Read more »

Massey’s smokefree campaign brings results from Wellington students

Press Release – Massey University
Massey University’s ‘It’s My Life’ smokefree campaign proves that young people are most responsive to messages created by their peers, says project leader Associate Professor Elspeth Tilley. Read more »

Naenae and Taita students visiting Zoo

Press Release – Wellington Zoo
Two hundred students from Naenae Intermediate and 170 students from Taita Central School in Lower Hutt are visiting Wellington Zoo this week as part of the Warehouse Wellington Zoofari programme. Read more »

VUW researchers to investigate changes in Antarctic ice volumes

News from VUW
Two Victoria University of Wellington researchers have each been awarded $100,000 to investigate how Antarctica’s ice volume will change as the world warms. Read more »

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