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Social networks key to improving health in NZ

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:43:37 +1200 | Massey University

Turning conventional thinking about health and healthcare on its head by championing social networks is vital if New Zealanders want to improve their health outcomes, and ultimately save the nation money, says a leading public health expert.More >>

Chemistry student wins three minute thesis event

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:19:45 +1200 | University of Canterbury

Chemistry student Anna Farquhar who has researched the energy storage potential of thin sheeted carbon graphene, last night won the University of Canterbury’s fifth annual thesis in three presentation event.More >>

Students Share a Passion for Wine

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:19:37 +1200 | Eastern Institute of Technology

STUDENTS SHARE A PASSION FOR WINE Italian and New Zealand Bragato scholarship winners Christopher Bonifacio and Ben Tombs found plenty of common ground when they recently met in Hawke’s Bay.More >>

Victoria student scores feature film role

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:49:47 +1200 | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington theatre student George Fenn has scored something many students only dream about—in November, he will walk straight from his classes into a leading role in a feature film.More >>

Students Interrupt Steven Joyce at University Event

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:09:59 +1200 | Reclaim UOA

A group of 30 students this evening interrupted an event about ‘the future of tertiary education’ at which Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce was slated to speak. As Joyce began to speak, students interrupted with a speech of their own. More >>

Māori Pay A High Price For Flawed Tertiary Policies

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:43:58 +1200 | Daniel Haines

I’m excited about growing up in a post-settlement era where Te Tiriti o Waitangi respects the mana and tino rangatiratanga of our people as genuine and authentic treaty partners. But it doesn’t mean, by any stretch of the imagination, that things ...More >>

Medals for Hospitality Students at Top Culinary Competition

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:40:58 +1200 | Wellington Institute of Technology

Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) students Ryan Bloomfield, Maxine Scheckter and Nicolas Abril have proven that when the ‘heat is on in the kitchen’ it is no barrier to success, after they won gold and silver medals plus an Innovation Award ...More >>

Urge Release of Student UNIPA Robert Yelemaken and Onni Weya

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:21:21 +1200 | Step Magazine

Urge Release of Student UNIPA Robert Yelemaken and Onni Weya, Police Throw Graded Words Adu-sheep OAP More >>

Call for applications - Fulbright scholar awards

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:19:19 +1200 | Fulbright NZ

Fulbright New Zealand calls for applications to a range of scholar awards for New Zealand academics, artists and professionals to undertake academic and cultural exchanges to the United States of America. A Fulbright exchange provides life-changing opportunities ...More >>

Researchers reveal how ocean bacteria use light to grow

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:42:48 +1200 | University of Otago

Sunlight stimulates common ocean bacteria to use carbon dioxide for growth when high-quality organic carbon food sources are scarce, according to surprising research by an international team that includes a University of Otago researcher.More >>

Finding the next generation of female leaders

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:24:52 +1200 | Massey University

Massey University hopes to address one of the business world’s most persistent issues with a new initiative to encourage female leadership. The inaugural Young Women’s Leadership Programme will bring over 100 female Year 12 students to the ...More >>

New Māori business major launched at Otago Polytechnic

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:18:57 +1200 | Otago Polytechnic

Māori business development has surged ahead in the past decade, from the growth of the iwi organisations responsible for the management of multi-million dollar assets, through to enterprises in industries from natural resources to tourism.More >>

Rock Star Researchers at Selwyn-HOPE Knowledge Exchange

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:12:21 +1200 | Selwyn Foundation

The nation’s rock star researchers into Ageing and Gerontology, and a robot or two, will come together 29-30 August at the first ever HOPE-Selwyn Knowledge Exchange. More >>

Robbie Whyte: Questioning the Ethics of Abstraction

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:04:01 +1200 | Wellington City Council

Normally when you attend an art gallery you expect to see art already lining the walls. More >>

Scholarship to study the benefits of dance on dementia

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:46:28 +1200 | University of Auckland

A desire to bridge the divide between science and the arts and help the community has won a student a $5,000 scholarship. Carlene Newall, from the University of Auckland, has been awarded the inaugural Gavin and Susan Walker Postgraduate Scholarship in ...More >>

Jacinda Ardern talks about life as an MP

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:38:57 +1200 | Massey University

A class of Albany politics students gained some insight into life as a Member of Parliament this week, with a visit to campus from Labour List MP Jacinda Ardern. More >>

More than 500 people expected at bridge building competition

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:49:34 +1200 | University of Canterbury

More than 500 people are expected at the University of Canterbury’s annual student bridge building competition, civil engineering’s event of the year on campus this week.More >>

Scholarship awarded to Elam and Māori Studies student

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:46:52 +1200 | University of Auckland

A young woman with a passion for Māori taonga has been awarded the inaugural Sir Hugh Kawharu Scholarship at Auckland Museum to research the production practises and uses of tapa cloth in Aotearoa.More >>

grad selected for Imperial College London doctoral programme

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:41:01 +1200 | University of Waikato

University of Waikato chemistry graduate Sophie Sim will join 12 top young scientists from all over the world at Imperial College London next month, where she has been selected to participate in the NexGenAgriChem Innovative Doctoral Programme.More >>

Trust Ownership and the Future of News

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:29:30 +1200 | University of Auckland

A new book by University of Auckland Honorary Academic Dr Gavin Ellis debates how the public would be better served by media if some news organisations were run as trusts instead of being owned by large corporations expected to make a profit.More >>


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