Archive for the 'Education' Category

Over 7000 Students Compete in Engineering Competition

Press Release – Vector Limited

01 August 2017

Over 7000 Students Compete in Schools in Engineering Competition

In 2017 over 7000 students from 700 schools throughout New Zealand are taking part in a nationwide series of 230 engineering competitions – now it is Auckland’s turn. Read more »

Bryde’s Whales Share Secrets With Their Fins

Press Release – Massey University

Bryde’s whales share secrets with their fins

Research into the long-term survival and abundance of the Hauraki Gulf’s Bryde’s whale population has used photographs of their fins to aid efforts in improving the management of the small population. Read more »

Abolishing Student Allowances Would Deepen Inequality

Press Release – NZ Union of Students’ Associations

Abolishing Student Allowances would deepen inequality

31 July 2017 – The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) is warning that any plan to abolish Student Allowances would deepen inequality, in response to the United Future party’s recent tertiary education policy announcement. Read more »

Toi Ohomai Rotorua Tops in Culinary Stakes

Press Release – New Zealand Chefs Association

Toi Ohomai Rotorua Tops in Culinary Stakes

A team from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology in Rotorua fought off fierce competition from around the country to win the top award in the prestigious annual Nestlé Toque d’Or student culinary competition. Read more »

Winning Schools in Walk Out with the World’s Best Comp

Press Release – Rugby League World Cup 2017

Thursday 27 July 2017

Rugby League World Cup 2017 Announce Winning Schools in Walk Out with the World’s Best Competition
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Pause, Breathe, Smile Mindfulness Training Will Help

Press Release – Mindfulness Education Group

Research Finds Pause, Breathe, Smile Mindfulness Training Will Help Create Positive Learning Environments & Improve Wellbeing for NZ School Children Read more »

Passion for fashion earns coveted scholarship

Press Release – Wintec

MEDIA RELEASE

THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2017
Passion for fashion earns coveted scholarship

A budding Hamilton fashion designer with a flair for fancy dress is the Wintec Gordon Chesterman scholarship recipient for 2017. Read more »

New Science Facilities Open at University of Auckland

Press Release – Auckland University

New science facilities at University of Auckland official opening

The University of Auckland’s state-of-the-art science building incorporating leading-edge design in teaching and learning facilities will be officially opened by Prime Minister Bill English today. Read more »

Schools’ Peace Week 2017 is coming up!

Press Release – New Zealand Peace Foundation

Schools’ Peace Week 2017 is coming up!
27 July, 2017
What do Auckland Grammar School, Albany Senior High School and St Cuthbert’s College have in common? They all are participating in “Schools’ Peace Week 2017 – Aotearoa New Zealand, 30 Years Nuclear Free”, from August 7 to 11! Read more »

New Trades Campus a Shot in the Arm for Construction

Press Release – Aspire2 Trades

New Trades Campus a Shot in the Arm for Construction Industry

Auckland’s skills-hungry construction sector is about to get a big boost, thanks to a brand-new trades training campus, which opens in Manukau next month. Read more »

Bikes in Schools Auckland celebrates 25th school at Ranui

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport media release
24 July 2017

Bikes in Schools Auckland celebrates 25th school at Ranui today Read more »

Raise your glass to knowledge

Press Release – University of Auckland

THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017

Raise your glass to knowledge
Auckland is the latest city to join a worldwide initiative to transform bars into lecture theatres.
The University of Auckland is hosting a Raising the Bar event on August 29, when leading academics will give 20 free talks at 10 inner-city Auckland bars on one night. Read more »

Architecture and Planning celebrates first 100 years

Press Release – University of Auckland

Architecture and Planning celebrates first 100 years

The School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland celebrates its centenary in September with a series of events including exhibitions, Read more »

Scholarship Winner Environmental Enthusiast

Press Release – Lincoln University

Scholarship winner environmental enthusiast

Few people could question James Ranstead’s dedication to the environment.

The 21 year-old grew up on a small dairy grazing block on the edge of Mt Pirongia, Waikato, and is in the third year of a Bachelor of Science degree with a Conservation and Ecology major at Lincoln University. Read more »

Studying in Auckland included as part of the curriculum

Press Release – ATEED

Studying in Auckland included as part of the curriculum at a Korean college

Auckland is set to welcome a new group of Korean international students, thanks to an agreement which sees the inclusion of studying in New Zealand’s largest city as part of the curriculum at the training institute, Koguryeo College. Read more »

Two UC student teams win prestigious IT awards

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Two UC student teams win prestigious IT awards

Augmented reality stock management and cloud-based health and safety management concepts have shot two entrepreneurial groups of University of Canterbury (UC) students into the top three in the national MYOB IT Challenge for innovative business solutions. Read more »

Podcast series explores immigration in NZ

Press Release – Massey University

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Podcast series explores immigration in NZ

Sociologist Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley hopes New Zealanders will eventually drop the word ‘immigrant’ and use ‘neighbour’, ‘friend’ or ‘colleague’ instead. Read more »

Animal genetics boosted by new Centre

Press Release – Massey University

Animal genetics boosted by new Centre

Massey University’s A.L. Rae Centre for Genetics and Breeding will officially launch tonight, bringing world-leading New Zealand scientist Professor Dorian Garrick home to lead it. Read more »

Wintec’s top hospitality students line up

Press Release – Wintec

MEDIA RELEASE

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2017
Wintec’s top hospitality students line up for live kitchen battle

Wintec’s top hospitality students will go head to head with New Zealand’s emerging culinary and restaurant service superstars at the annual Nestlé Toque d’Or competition later this month. Read more »

NZ Research Shows Potential for First Gonorrhoea Vaccine

Press Release – Auckland University

NZ research shows potential for first gonorrhoea vaccine

New Zealand-led research has shown a link between the meningococcal group B vaccine (MeNZB™) used here between 2004 and 2008 and a reduction in cases of gonorrhoea. Read more »

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