Education News

Young Actors bringing Alice in Wonderland to Newtown

Press Release – Wellington Young Actors
“curiouser and curiouser”
Wellington Young Actors (Juniors) the capital’s youngest theatre company, is to perform Lewis Carroll’s Alice and Wonderland and Falling by New Zealand’s Angie Farrow. Read more »

Mike Joy receives $50,000 award for environmental campaigning

News from Universities New Zealand – Te Pokai Tara
Massey University academic Dr Mike Joy has today been presented with the inaugural Critic and Conscience of Society Award for his work in drawing attention to the issue of water quality in New Zealand’s rivers, lakes and drinking water. Read more »

Te Auaha entertains Cuba Street and prepares for 1000 students next year

Photo: WCC

Press Release – NZ Institute of Creativity
Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Creativity moved one step closer to its opening with a sneak peek this evening into what is to come when the new world-class campus opens its doors in early 2018. Read more »

$29m for VUW research including world’s first hybrid-electric jet engine

News from VUW
Development of technology to help build the world’s first hybrid-electric passenger jet plane is among Victoria University of Wellington projects to receive nearly $29 million in the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s 2017 Endeavour Fund. Read more »

TedX returning to Pātaka with ideas worth spreading

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Penguins, pay gaps and posture will be hot topics for 100 TEDxWellingtonSalon ticket holders at Pātaka early next month. Read more »

US woodwind ensemble Imani Winds in Wellington

Press Release – Chamber Music New Zealand
The vivacious US woodwind ensemble Imani Winds is to perform concerts in Wellington during its New Zealand tour. Read more »

Searching stories for young women on stage

Press Release – Massey University
Award-winning playwright Angie Farrow’s new season of three plays delves into the quandaries and quests of today’s young women, whether at the frontline or under the radar of social media’s decoys and distortions. Read more »

Porirua’s first bilingual road signs are slowing traffic

Press Release – Porirua City Council

The kids of Takapūwāhia have one message for motorists – āta haere (slow down). Read more »

New Zealand’s first popup business school coming to Porirua

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Porirua people wanting to start a business can get professional help next month when PopUp Business School comes to Porirua. The course will give you tools, confidence and knowledge to get your business up and running – and there are limited FREE places available. Read more »

Expert links substance abuse, mental health and justice system

Press Release – Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association
Evidence shows social approaches that are compassionate and seek to reduce harm lower rates of crime, substance use and homelessness – and have enormous benefits for society, the Cutting Edge addiction conference was told today in Wellington. Read more »

Street appeal for Parent Help

Press Release – Parent Help
Parent Help’s Annual Street Appeal is approaching and we need more volunteers to help us collect in Wellington and Lower Hutt on Wednesday 20th September to help us make the day a huge success. Read more »

Wellington research shows mould in bedrooms causes asthma in children

Press Release – UOW
Researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) have shown that leaking and mouldy homes may lead to the development of a first attack of asthma in young children living in them. Read more »

Wellington designers create new stamps with new Māori words

Press Release – Maori Language Commission
E mihi ana Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori ki ngā pane kuini hou e whakaatu ana i ngā kupu Māori hou. Read more »

Maori Television heralds Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori

Press Release – Maori TV
Māori Television has something for all levels of te reo Māori this Māori Language Week and is proud to launch proceedings with an exclusive live streamed concert from some of NZ’s most loved performers. Read more »

Applications invited For Randell Cottage Writer’s Residency

Press Release – Randell Cottage Writers Trust
Applications are now open for the 2018 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writers Fellowship. The fellowship comprises a stipend of $22,000 and six months’ rent free accommodation in one of Wellington’s oldest colonial buildings. Read more »

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at Whitireia

Press Release – Whitireia NZ
Whitireia Musical Theatre students present the classic, hilarious, cult sci-fi/horror show ‘Little Shop of Horrors‘. Read more »

Time to finance a big jazz band, says Rodger Fox, preparing for US trip

News from Rodger Fox Big Band
Wellington jazz legend Rodger Fox says it’s time for the government to step up and fund a professional big band. Read more »

Ministers visit St Gerards to announce improvements to hazard monitoring

News from NZ Government
Work has begun on the improvements to New Zealand’s geological hazards monitoring as announced in Budget 2017, Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith have announced today. Read more »

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