Archive for the 'Education' Category

Warmer and drier – VUW student accommodation being improved

News from WCC
Victoria University has joined forces with the Wellington City Council to make their student accommodation warmer, drier, and more energy efficient for Victoria University Wellington (VUW) standalone houses. Read more »

Former coroner leaves generous bequest to Victoria University

News from VUW
A former Wellington coroner, who survived the rigours of war-torn Germany as a teenager, has left a generous bequest to Victoria University. Read more »

Two Wellington musicians selected for Red Bull Academy in Paris

Press Release – Red Bull
The Red Bull Music Academy is proud to announce the 61 participants of the 2015 Academy edition at la Gaîté lyrique in Paris. For the first time ever, two New Zealand participants have been selected for the Academy, including Race Banyon/Lontalious (Eddie Johnston) and k2k (Katherine Anderson) – both reigning from our creative capital, Wellington. Read more »

Two VUW students receive Todd Foundation awards for excellence

Press Release – Universities New Zealand – Te Pokai Tara
The Todd Foundation has awarded scholarships to nine postgraduate students to encourage the development of new concepts, technology or research which will benefit New Zealand. Read more »

Under 20? Free entry for Zealandia’s 20th anniversary this weekend

Press Release – Zealandia
Wellington’s local wildlife safe-haven ZeLnsi turns 20 this weekend, and will be celebrating with free entry to anyone younger than the sanctuary. It has achieved many conservation milestones over the last 20 years, including the reintroduction of over a dozen species, some of which had been extinct from mainland New Zealand for generations. Read more »

International law-making to be focus of conference at VUW

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Academics, practitioners and NGO and government experts on the law of armed conflict, use of force, private international law and financial regulation are among the speakers at a conference hosted by the New Zealand Centre for Public Law at Victoria University of Wellington. Read more »

Awards for nine oral histories

Press Release – Ministry For Culture And Heritage
Yellow-eyed penguins and their conservation, a look into Westport life, Niue elders’ experience of living in New Zealand and union history are some of the topics granted funding in this year’s New Zealand Oral History Awards (NZOH). Read more »

Treasury and Porirua school win Volunteer Wellington partnership award

Press Release – Volunteer Wellington
Successful collaboration on the reading front saw Windley School in Porirua and the NZ Treasury presented with Volunteer Wellington’s 2015 Business and Community Partnership Award at a ceremony in Wellington this evening. Read more »

Nine local schools using Mojo training scheme for new baristas

Press Release – Silvereye Communications
A Wellington coffee roaster is ensuring that the next generation of young baristas are learning how to make the perfect espresso and café lattes by training secondary school students in the art of ‘caffé’. Read more »

Two Wellington groups in semi-finals of NZ chamber music Contest contest

Press Release – Chamber Music New Zealand
Two Wellington ensembles are semi-finalists in the New Zealand Community Trust Chamber Music Contest. Read more »

Fulbright ceremony to celebrate 84 new grantees and scholars

Press Release – Fulbright NZ
Fulbright New Zealand celebrates 84 new grantees of its prestigious awards this year, by honouring them tonight at a ceremony in Wellington. Read more »

Hutt City Libraries to host talk by Google programme manager

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Hutt City Libraries is to host Google Community and Outreach Program Manager Sally-Ann Williams, in an exclusive public talk on how technology and tech careers are changing the world, ahead of the Google Partnership Summit next month. Read more »

Students from 13 schools to sample different sports at ASB School Festival

Press Release – Sport Wellington
Nearly 400 school children will be given the opportunity to try a variety of sports at the ASB Sports Centre Schools Festival on Wednesday 1st July. Read more »

Kiwi-American film producer returns to Wellington, with plans

Press Release – Statement Marketing
Wendy Benge, a successful Los Angeles-based film Producer and Entertainment Attorney, has returned to Wellington from Hollywood to develop initiatives that will benefit Kiwi filmmakers and bring jobs to New Zealanders. Read more »

From school programme to full time job at the Warehouse in Lyall Bay

Press Release – Silvereye Communications
At only 19 years old, Cameron Martin has quickly progressed through the ranks at The Warehouse in Lyall Bay, Wellington and is now a full time Loss Prevention Officer (LPO), and proud of it. His success in the workplace is partly thanks to The Warehouse Red Shirts in Schools programme which he completed when still at school. Read more »

Hinemoana Baker awarded writer’s residency in Berlin

Press Release – Creative New Zealand
The 2015-16 Creative New Zealand Berlin Writer’s Residency has been awarded to Wellington-based writer, Hinemoana Baker (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Toa and Te Āti Awa). Read more »

Nominations open for 2015 Pride Awards

Press Release – Pride Awards
Do you know a young person who deserves a Pride Award? The Pride Awards Trust is calling for nominations to be submitted for the 2015 greater Wellington region Pride Awards for young people. Read more »

Six groups competing in regional chamber music final

Press Release – Chamber Music New Zealand
Six Wellington chamber music ensembles will compete in the Central Regional Final of the New Zealand Community Trust Chamber Music Contest in Napier this weekend. Read more »

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