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Extent of job losses at Invermay remain hidden

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:28:02 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Despite growing concern in the agriculture and science sectors, both AgResearch management and the Minister responsible are continuing to hide the true extent of job losses at AgResearch’s Invermay campus, Labour’s MP for Dunedin North David Clark says.More >>

NZ schoolchildren not disadvantaged by part-time work

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:14:18 +1200 | University of Otago

Schoolchildren who combine schoolwork with a part-time job do not appear to suffer from any long-term disadvantage, University of Otago research suggests. More >>

UCOL makes a racquet with four sporting codes

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:55:44 +1200 | UCOL

In a sporting first, UCOL has brought four codes together for intensive training under its new racquet sports conditioning programme. More >>

Surveillance a part of everyday life

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:28:33 +1200 | Victoria University of Wellington

Details of casual conversations and a comprehensive store of ‘deleted’ information were just some of what Victoria University of Wellington students found during a project to uncover what records companies keep.More >>

Alliance between universities benefits land-based industries

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:28:02 +1200 | Joint Press Release

A new agreement signed in July between Lincoln University and Open Polytechnic will give domestic and international students increased access to agriculture, horticulture and environment qualifications at undergraduate and postgraduate level.More >>

Lasting impact of pre-birth environment on future health

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:06:50 +1200 | Liggins Institute

The Liggins Institute’s newest professor, paediatrician Paul Hofman will present his Inaugural Lecture “Persistent echoes of early life” at the University of Auckland on Wednesday 30 July at 5pm.More >>

Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships awarded

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:26:47 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Thirteen senior executives and business owners have been given the opportunity to attend the world’s most prestigious business schools after receiving Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships.More >>

Wine, architecture and the tourism experience

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:17:57 +1200 | Victoria University of Wellington

Architecture is a key factor in the creation of food and wine tourism experiences say researchers at Victoria University of Wellington. Dr Julia Albrecht from the School of Management and Tobias Danielmeier from the School of Architecture are working ...More >>

Wellington’s street-connecting walkways could be better

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:02:27 +1200 | University of Otago

Graffiti, litter, and insufficient lighting and signage on Wellington’s street-connecting walkways are likely to be discouraging their use, researchers say. A University of Otago, Wellington study of 118 of the Capital’s street-connecting walkways found ...More >>

NZ farmers miss out on a $120 million a year windfall

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:41:32 +1200 | University of Canterbury

New Zealand farmers would be paid to pollute if they participated in the country’s emissions trading scheme under current policy settings, University of Canterbury forestry expert Professor Euan Mason says.More >>

Names of towns and cities should revert to Maori language

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:30:31 +1200 | University of Canterbury

New Zealand should change the names of its towns and cities to Maori language, former All Black, New Zealand Maori, Sevens rugby player and University of Canterbury double graduate Dallas Seymour says.More >>

MAINZ conference a first for NZ music educators

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:29:34 +1200 | Tai Poutini Polytechnic

The MAINZ Music Educators’ Conference looks set to become a staple on New Zealand’s music industry calendar following a hugely successful inaugural event. More >>

Egg-citement in the Bay as world record broken!

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:13:52 +1200 | Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

It was all hands on deck today when 207 Bay of Plenty Polytechnic staff and students joined forces to break a Guinness World Record – for the ‘most people dipping egg soldiers simultaneously’.More >>

Warren Maxwell to guest perform at CPIT

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:06:20 +1200 | CPIT

Be unique, be sincere and be proficient, says prominent New Zealand musician Warren Maxwell. That’s the advice he has been giving promising young musicians for 10 years and he will give CPIT Musical Arts students the same advice when he visits ...More >>

Student Activism Still Alive at Victoria

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:29:36 +1200 | Reclaim Vic

Newly formed student activist group Reclaim Vic are set to host their first public speaker event this Wednesday at 2pm. The Victoria University student led group formed in response to the increasing corporatisation of the tertiary sector.More >>

Academic appointed Chief Education Scientific Advisor

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:09:04 +1200 | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has today congratulated Professor Stuart McNaughton for his appointment as Chief Education Scientific Advisor for the Ministry of Education. More >>

Ministry appoints Chief Education Science Advisor

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:06:45 +1200 | Ministry of Education

Internationally acclaimed educational researcher Professor Stuart McNaughton has accepted the new role of Chief Education Scientific Advisor at the Ministry of Education. More >>

Students Challenge Parliament to Protect Student Voice

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:45:22 +1200 | VUWSA

Student representatives on Victoria University of Wellington Council. LEFT: Elected-at-large student representative David Alsop. RIGHT: VUWSA President Sonya Clark. More >>

Campaign to boost engineering study at polytechs

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:34:24 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government is sponsoring a big push for more enrolments in Level 6 and 7 engineering courses in the country’s institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs), Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce says.More >>

Heads of Agreement and Strategic Relationship formed

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:26:31 +1200 | Lincoln University

Heads of Agreement and Strategic Relationship formed between Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa and Lincoln University More >>

 

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