Education News

Wellington Zoo hosts Dr Jane Goodall

Press Release – Wellington Zoo
Wellington Zoo and the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand (JGI NZ) hosted Dr Jane Goodall DBE to the Zoo today. Dr Goodall was at the Zoo to talk about the Roots & Shoots programme which is creating change all over the world, and she also attended the signing of an MOU between JGI NZ and Wellington Zoo. Read more »

Wellington tech students tackle new ideas for business challenges

Press Release – MYOB
A virtual reality accounting assistant and a way to test new job applicants are two of the ideas developed by Victoria University students to make life easier for small to medium sized businesses. Read more »

Praise for new Treaty exhibition at National Library

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs
Called ‘’unbelievably beautiful’’, and ‘’absolutely stunning’’ by visitors and a must-see by the Dominion Post, He Tohu is Wellington’s newest permanent exhibition of three of New Zealand’s iconic constitutional documents: Read more »

Onslow College band wins regional final of rockquest

Press Release – Smokefreerockquest
Indie rock band Retrospect from Onslow College took out the Wellington regional final of Smokefreerockquest in front of a crowd of 350 at Wellington Opera House on Friday night. Read more »

Live theatre back at Capital E in July

Press Release – Capital E
This July School Holidays Capital E welcomes live theatre into our indoor playspace, with Peter Wilson’s much-loved Little Kowhai Tree and Jamie McCaskill’s ingenious Mata and the Mysterious Musical Maunga catering for children aged 2-6 and 7+ respectively. Read more »

Moving your mood with music

Press Release – Massey University

With the second Music Therapy Awareness Week coming up (July 1-9), it is a good time to remind ourselves of the health benefits of music and how its everyday use can help move your mood. Massey University nursing lecturer Craig Waterworth has now developed a Move your Mood with Music tool to help you shift from negative to more positive feelings. Read more »

Holiday learning adventures at Te Papa

Press Release – Te Papa
Te Papa’s new innovative learning lab, Hīnātore, is hosting a school holiday learning programme during the July holidays that will see kids creating their own claymation movies, inventing a new musical instrument, building worlds in virtual reality, and developing a game from scratch. Read more »

Free Karori evening will give advice to parents of 6 to 12-year-olds

Press Release – Joint Press Release
Parenting is a hot topic. There is widespread agreement that we need to parent our children well. Read more »

Councillors agree (again) to strengthen Town Hall; reopening 2021

News from Wellington City Council
The re-birth of the Wellington Town Hall as the earthquake-strengthened home of a national music centre was unanimously endorsed by Wellington City councillors today. Read more »

Students start petition to improve Mental Health awareness

Press Release – Wellington Girls’ College
Hundreds of New Zealanders suffer from Mental Health disorders without realizing. In a recent 2016 survey conducted by the Mental Health Foundation, only 3.2% of New Zealanders suffering from Mental Health Disorders felt they had access to good support and information. Read more »

120 Wellington schoolgirls to explore future ICT careers

Press Release – NZTech
More than 120 secondary school girls have jumped at the opportunity to spend a day shadowing IT experts in Wellington at some of the Capital city’s well-known companies. For one day the girls get to experience all aspects of ICT from programming to design and to see first-hand technology of all kinds inside a business. Read more »

Transpower sending workplace mentors to girls’ schools

Press Release – Transpower
Transpower has put its support behind ShadowTech Day 2017, providing workplace mentors to female students studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects. Read more »

Veronika Meduna is first NZ editor for global website

Press Release – The Conversation
The best New Zealand research and university expertise will now be shared with a global audience of millions of readers a month, following the appointment of The Conversation’s first New Zealand Editor. Read more »

Creating a life outside prison in horticulture

Press Release – Horticulture NZ
Horticulture New Zealand national seasonal labour coordinator Jerf van Beek today told a breakfast function in Wellington, hosted by Corrections Minister Louise Upston and the Corrections Department, about the rewards of helping former offenders into permanent work. Read more »

$7m increase to fund apprenticeships

Press Release – Industry Training Federation
Today’s $7 million boost for industry training and apprenticeships is welcome news for employers, industry trainees, and apprentices, in the face of skills shortages across the economy, says the Industry Training Federation. Tertiary Education Minister Paul Goldsmith and Associate Tertiary Education Minister Louise Upston announced the funding increase this morning at the ITF Workforce Development Summit in Wellington. Read more »

Greg Campbell is new chair of Whitireia and Weltec council

Press Release – WelTech and Whitireia
The appointment of new Council Chair Greg Campbell by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith has been welcomed by WelTec and Whitireia who have had a single governing body since 2012. Read more »

Symposium in Wellington for Music Therapy Week

Press Release – Great Things
Music Therapy New Zealand is shining a light on the life-changing impact of music therapy during our second annual Music Therapy Week, running from 1-9 July. As well as celebrating the work of our therapists around the country, we invite people to consider music therapy as a career. Read more »

David Tua a keynote speaker at Pacific men’s gathering

Press Release – Gathering of the 3000
Boxing legend David Tua will inspire hundreds of Pacific men with his personal story of anger, depression and suicidal thoughts at the historic Gathering of the 3000 event. Read more »

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