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Arakura Kindergarten celebrates recognition from Enviroschools

Press Release – Hutt City Kindergartens
Arakura Kindergarten in Wainuiomata is the first kindergarten in Lower Hutt to become a Silver Enviroschool. Referred to as a reflection rather than an award, it recognises the kindergarten’s long-term commitment to a more sustainable future. Read more »

Vaping helps reverse smoking harm – asthma expert speaking here

Press Release – Massey University
Smokers with asthma or chronic obstructive respiratory disease have the most to gain from switching to vaping, says international asthma specialist Professor Riccardo Polosa, who is speaking at Massey University next week. Read more »

Chinese and Indian experience in WW1

Press Release – The Great War Exhibition
A new temporary exhibition highlighting the service of Chinese and Indian New Zealanders in the First World War is opening on Friday evening at The Great War Exhibition from 5.30pm. The exhibition is open to the public from Saturday until March 25th. Read more »

VUW’s new biological sciences building opening in February

News from VUW
Clinical health, conservation, drug discovery, genetics, reproduction—the science of the life that surrounds us. It’s also the science behind Victoria’s soon-to-open Te Toki a Rata building. Read more »

Wellington College chooses Gregor Fountain as its new principal


News from Wellington College
The new Principal of Wellington College will be Gregor Fountain, currently Principal of Paraparaumu College. Read more »

Students create mural for Cannons Creek

Press Release – Arts Access Aotearoa
A new mural in Porirua, based on a picture book by Patricia Grace, has been created by local students from Glenview Primary School and Porirua Alternative School. Read more »

It’s not December yet, but the Christmas trees are arriving

News from Wellington City Council
The festive season kicks-off this weekend with Christmas trees appearing in the capital, then Santa will be popping up all over the place, and there’ll be free events and activities happening around the city for all to enjoy. Read more »

Five VUW professors named as Fellow of the Royal Society

Press Release – The Royal Society of New Zealand
Sixteen researchers and scholars who have advanced knowledge in the areas of history, theology, art, computer science, psychology, law, Māori studies, chemistry, soil science, poetry, linguistics, geology, education, engineering and mathematics have been announced as Fellows of Royal Society Te Apārangi, following the annual selection process. Read more »

WelTec’s graduating engineering and IT students showcase commitment

Press Release – Weltec
Final year student projects for Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Information Technology, Diploma in Architectural Technology and Graduate Diploma students from engineering and IT were showcased to the public today in Wellington. Read more »

Partnership with Amazon boosts Graduate School students to the cloud

Press Release – Wellington ITC
Masters of Software Development students at Wellington’s ICT Graduate School will receive a welcome cloud-based boost from technology giant, Amazon Web Services. Read more »

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