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Research projects share $1.4 million in funding

Press Release – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative
The Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) supports partnerships between researchers and educators by funding projects expected to improve outcomes for learners. This year’s funding of over $1.4 million has been allocated to six projects, one in the early childhood education sector and five in the school sector. Read more »

VUWSA backs mental health recommendations

Press Release – VUWSA
Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) receives the release of He Ara Oranga with open arms. The report makes it clear the mental health system needs an overhaul, with people and their lived experiences at the centre of any future decision-making. VUWSA has been waiting for this report as we know our students are struggling, but know they’re only snapshot of what New Zealand is dealing with. Read more »

Hutt Programme making a difference to science education

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Hutt Science is making a difference to science education in Lower Hutt. This is despite a new national report on children’s science literacy levels showing poor results in science for children finishing primary school.
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Wellington research shows cycle lanes and walkways cut car use

Press Release – University of Otago
Researchers have shown for the first time that investing in cycle lanes and walkways encourages people to drive less and cuts carbon emissions. Read more »

The terracotta warriors have arrived at Te Papa

Press Release – Te Papa

After travelling more than 10,000 kilometres from Xi’an, China, the 2,300-year-old terracotta warriors have arrived at Te Papa. Read more »

VUW student wins top architecture design award

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Architects
Victoria University of Wellington’s Emily Newmarch has won the top prize in the annual competition for final year students at New Zealand’s three Schools of Architecture. Read more »

Another mural in Upper Hutt

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Wayne Guppy, Inspector James McKay, Hutt Valley Area Prevention Manager, other representatives from Hutt Valley Police, local kaumātua Mohi Waihi, Fraser Crescent School staff and students, and Hutt Valley artist—Aidan Walbaekken, have unveiled a beautiful mural in the Upper Hutt Police Station entranceway. Read more »

Honorary doctorate a double celebration for Sir Mason Durie

Press Release – Massey University
On the brink of his 80th birthday and after an honours-studded career, Emeritus Professor Sir Mason Durie will receive a further accolade when he is bestowed with an honorary doctorate by Massey University. Read more »

Wellington researcher turning brain scanning on its head

News from KiwiNet
Wellington researcher Ben Parkinson has received a boost from KiwiNet to help commercialise his game-changing compact superconducting magnets for smaller, next-generation, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems. Read more »

Mobile journalism innovator wants journalists to think through their phones

Press Release – JEANZ
International mobile journalism innovator and trainer Yusuf Omar will challenge journalists and educators to think vertically through their phone in Wellington next month. Read more »

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