Education News

Law, liquor and love: professor’s topic for Lecretia Seales Memorial Lecture

Press Release – Lecretia’s Choice
Professor Doug Sellman has been named as this year’s speaker for the annual Lecretia Seales Memorial Lecture in Law Reform. Read more »

$2 weekend for locals only at Zealandia and Wellington Zoo

Press Release – Zealandia

Two of Wellington’s top nature attractions are opening their doors to locals for just a couple of dollars. Open Weekend is coming back, and on the 27th & 28th May people will be able to visit Zealandia and Wellington Zoo for a $2 donation per person at each attraction. Read more »

12 schools chosen as finalists for Roxy5 short film competition

Press Release – The Roxy Cinema
The quality of films entered into this year’s Roxy5 Short Film Competition made selecting 12 films for the Judges Evening incredibly difficult; as Co-Producer Melissa Conway put it, “If it was up to me every film could have been a finalist!” Read more »

New appointment for the University of Otago in Tairāwhiti

Press Release – University of Otago
Dr Diana Kopua (nee Rangihuna) has been appointed to the new part-time role of Associate Dean, Tairāwhiti, by the University of Otago, Wellington. She will be providing support for all University of Otago students in the Tairāwhiti (Gisborne) region, including Wairoa. Read more »

Keeping the roads safe around schools

News from NZ Police
With schools back for the winter term, Police are reminding drivers to take care on the roads and keep our kids safe – especially during the start and finish of the school day when it’s darker and the weather is often poor. Read more »

2200 students graduating from VUW this week – six ceremonies, two parades

News from VUW
Wellington will abound with elated graduands this week as over 2,200 graduating students from Victoria University of Wellington celebrate the successful completion of their studies. Read more »

Liam Malone joins forces to help feed hungry school children

Press Release – Eat My Lunch

Paralympic medallist Liam Malone (23) has partnered with Eat My Lunch to help feed hungry children. The Buy One Give One social business is on a mission to ensure no kid goes to school hungry. Read more »

It knows the answers: new Chatbot deals with problems at school

Press Release – Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley
Community Law Wellington has launched a chatbot for problems at school. Wagbot is a chatbot that knows the answers to many questions about problems parents and students have with schools in Aotearoa. You can chat to Wagbot here: http://m.me/wagbot. Read more »

Hutt Valley science event explores digital learning

Press Release – Open Polytechnic
Open Polytechnic hosted a technology focused event called ‘Bring your science teacher to breakfast’ on Friday at its Lower Hutt campus, as part of the 2017 Hutt STEMM Festival. Read more »

VUW confirms support for Town Hall music centre, commits $10m for first stage

News from VUW
The establishment of a world-class national centre of music in Wellington’s Civic Square is a step closer with Victoria University of Wellington’s Council unanimously confirming its support for the venture. Read more »

Music School students recording with Park Road Post in Seatoun chapel

News from VUW
Students from Victoria University of Wellington’s New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) have had a taste of the film industry this week, as they composed, performed and recorded with the internationally-renowned post production facility Park Road Post Production. Read more »

At last, a Music Centre partnership

by Lindsay Shelton
It’s been a long time coming, but at last Victoria University has committed to join a partnership (with the City Council and the NZSO) for a Music Centre to be based in and around the Town Hall. Read more »

$8.5m redevelopment of Kelburn School begins with a blessing

News from NZ Government
Education Minister Nikki Kaye today attended a site blessing at Kelburn Normal School in Wellington to mark the start of an $8.5 million redevelopment project. Read more »

Scholarship to Johanna McDavitt as outstanding woman lawyer

Press Release – Universities New Zealand – Te Pokai Tara
The 2017 New Zealand Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin scholarship for outstanding women lawyers has been awarded to Johanna McDavitt. Read more »

Summit will demand inclusive education for every child

Press Release – NZEI
A lack of government funding and support for children with disabilities or additional learning needs has prompted educators, people with disabilities and their families and advocates to hold an inclusive education national summit in Wellington this week. Read more »

Cricket Wellington’s Manager moving to College Sport

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
The Board of Cricket Wellington announces the departure of Bryan Dickinson from the role of Commercial Manager: Read more »

Research For Life paying $61,000 to 11 Wellington medical researchers

Press Release – Research for Life
Eleven Wellington-based medical researchers received grants in the first funding round of the year from the Research For Life, formerly known as the Wellington Medical Research Foundation. Read more »

$40,000 scholarship for veterinary students at Massey

Press Release – Massey University


From left: Kelly Tissink (Whitby,Porirua); Sarah Clews (Palmerston North); Jessica Harris (Tamahere, Hamilton); Freemasons Grand Master, Mark Winger; Henry Yule (Hawkes Bay); Nicola Wichter (Palmerston North)

Veterinary students studying at Massey University have reason to smile with the announcement of a new scholarship that acknowledges consistently high grades, completing a degree and voluntary involvement in their local communities. Read more »

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