Archive for the 'Education' Category

ITC offers diploma qualification to Botany students

Press Release – International Travel College

ITC offers diploma qualification to Botany students

The International Travel College (ITC) Diploma in Tourism and Travel Management will be offered at the ITC Botany Campus from 2014, allowing students to take their studies to the next level. Read more »

Shot in the arm for Internet researchers

Press Release – InternetNZ

Shot in the arm for Internet researchers

Research projects focussing on the Internet have been given a shot in the arm after InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) awarded over $50,000 to researchers around the country as part of its Internet Research Community Grants round. Read more »

Simon Gault in Whangarei for Good Cause

Press Release – NorthTec

2 April 2014

Simon Gault in Whangarei for Good Cause

Robert Johnston, who brought Simon Gault to Whangarei last year for the successful Alzheimer’s fundraiser, is in action again. Read more »

Illicit drug report confirms rise in crystal meth use

Press Release – Massey University

April 2, 2014

Illicit drug report confirms rise in crystal meth use

Crystal methamphetamine use is on the rise among frequent methamphetamine users an annual report on illegal drug use shows. Read more »

Chef Relishes New Career

Press Release – Eastern Institute of Technology

Chef Relishes New Career
Grant Sipeli has worked at many jobs but cooking at Terroir, one of the world’s most high-ranked vineyard restaurants, rates very highly with the newly-graduated chef. Read more »

Former Horowhenua student to study at Cambridge University

Press Release – Horowhenua District Council

1 April 2014

Former Horowhenua student to study at Cambridge University

Shem Harris is a young man from Horowhenua about to continue his strive for success at one of the world’s most prestigious universities. Read more »

Mums and Dads wanted for positive parenting programme

Press Release – University of Auckland

Mums and Dads wanted for positive parenting programme

The University of Auckland is running a study for parents who want help managing their child’s behaviour. Read more »

Living Wage for Learning events to call for a fair go

Press Release – NZEI Te Riu Roa

Living Wage for Learning events to call for a fair go

Community events in Auckland and Wellington tomorrow will call for a Living Wage and a halt to the growing inequity in our schools and society. Read more »

Top scholars honour Korea-New Zealand connections

Press Release – Asia New Zealand Foundation

Top scholars honour Korea-New Zealand connections

Two aspiring doctors who have combined their academic abilities with passions for sport and music have been awarded scholarships designed to deepen understanding between New Zealand and Korea. Read more »

Graduating makes separation worthwhile

Press Release – University of Waikato

27 March 2014
Graduating makes separation worthwhile

Having her three-year-old son at her graduation will make the long separations Honiara had from him during her study all worthwhile. Read more »

Lifting Māori adult literacy and numeracy critical

Press Release – University of Waikato

Lifting Māori adult literacy and numeracy critical for New Zealand’s future

The development of a strategy to lift Māori adult literacy and numeracy is proposed as part of a consultation round under way by the National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults, based at the University of Waikato. Read more »

Registrations open for Auckland’s first civic hackathon

Press Release – Joint Press Release

27 March 2014

Registrations open for Auckland’s first civic hackathon

Designers, developers and innovators are being encouraged to register for a weekend of ‘hacking for good’ in what will be Auckland’s first ‘civic hackathon’. Read more »

Outstanding all-rounder heading to Cambridge University

Press Release – Universities New Zealand – Te Pokai Tara

Outstanding all-rounder heading to Cambridge University

27 March 2014

Shem Harris, a first-year University of Auckland student determined to have a positive impact on society, will study at Cambridge University after being awarded the prestigious Sir Douglas Myers Scholarship 2014. Read more »

Mindset change needed to boost New Zealanders skill set

Press Release – Massey University

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Mindset change needed to boost New Zealanders skill set

Trade or profession? The two are not mutually excusive says a Massey communications specialist concerned at the misconception that young people see themselves as either doers or thinkers. Read more »

Five top doctoral theses honoured

Press Release – University of Auckland

26 March 2014

Five top doctoral theses honoured

The Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis at the University of Auckland in 2013 has gone to PhD students in the Faculties of Arts, Education and Science and the Liggins Institute. Read more »

‘It’s My Life’ winners to help make NZ smokefree

Press Release – Massey University

March 24, 2014

‘It’s My Life’ winners to help make NZ smokefree

A Fiordland high school student has been named the supreme winner of Massey University’s ‘It’s My Life’ competition for an innovative app that will help young people to quit smoking and stay smokefree. Read more »

School staff set to march for living wage

Press Release – NZEI

24 March 2014

School staff set to march for living wage

Thousands of school staff from the wider Auckland area will rally in Queen Street this Saturday to call on the Government to address the problems of poverty facing schools. Read more »

Report of the 2013 Academic Audit of Massey University

Press Release – Academic Quality Agency for NZ Universities

Report of the 2013 Academic Audit of Massey University: Executive Summary

Established originally as a College of Agriculture in 1928, Massey has been a university since 1964. Read more »

Extra Exhibit at Auckland Festival of Education

Press Release – Martin Thrupp

Extra Exhibit at Auckland Festival of Education

Visitors to the Auckland Festival of Education yesterday were treated to an extra exhibit outside the venue in the form of a new installation entitled ‘Nga kura mauiui o Aotearoa / The sick New Zealand schools’. Read more »

School of Music students compete for $5k prize at graduation

Press Release – University of Auckland

School of Music students compete for $5000 prize at graduation concert

Three young virtuoso musicians from the University of Auckland’s School of Music will take to the stage in early May to compete for a $5,000 grand prize and the opportunity to progress an illustrious solo career, at the popular annual Graduation Gala Concerto Competition, held at the Auckland Town Hall. Read more »

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