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Johnny Enzed – the truth of war in soldiers’ words

Sun, 2 Aug 2015 11:10:10 +1200 | Massey University

Testimonies from more than 2000 letters, diaries and journal entries of New Zealand soldiers who served in the Great War (1914-1918) provide vivid, moving and horrifying written accounts in a new book by Massey University Professor of War Studies Glyn ...More >>

Otago selects leading historian as next Head of Humanities

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:56:23 +1200 | University of Otago

The University of Otago has selected Professor Tony Ballantyne as its next Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities). Professor Ballantyne is currently Head of Otago’s Department of History and Art History and Director of the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture. Announcing ...More >>

Unitec Hub redesigned for future

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:18:39 +1200 | UNITEC

The first major step in Unitec’s 10-year, $200m campus redevelopment is set to begin. More >>

University of Waikato to host DEANZ 2016 conference

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:43:50 +1200 | Waikato University

Hobbit ears, twilight tours and a trip to the Green Dragon Inn are in the mix for the April 17-20 DEANZ 2016 Conference (see http://conference.deanz.org.nz/ ) at the University of Waikato. The Faculty of Education won the bid for the DEANZ biennial ...More >>

Extra talent to join NZ Youth Ag Summit delegation

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:01:35 +1200 | The PR Shop

• Focus on feeding a growing world population • World map on www.youthagsummit.com shows where delegates come from • Event to take place August 24-28, 2015 in Canberra, AustraliaMore >>

Water quality up for discussion at Winter Lecture Series

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:53:38 +1200 | Waikato University

It is often said that water is the lifeblood of New Zealand. Just about everything we do has an impact on our water, and just about everyone has an opinion about it. Who is to blame for the quality of our water? Do we even have a problem? More >>

Unconventional take on watercolour awarded hefty prize

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:36:21 +1200 | Auckland University

An installation with an unconventional take on watercolour has won an Elam School of Fine Arts student a hefty $10,000 prize. Kathryn Tulloch, from Mt Eden, was awarded the Henrietta and Lola Anne Tunbridge Scholarship last night, at a packed ceremony ...More >>

Free pregnancy workshops

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:30:05 +1200 | Waikato University

Pregnancy is a time of change—physical, social, financial, psychological. These changes can be exciting and joyful, but also challenging and stressful. This time of transition can also be an opportunity for both parents to look at their values, ...More >>

Evaluating Auckland’s amalgamation

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:36:59 +1200 | Massey University

Massey University recently hosted a seminar for researchers of the unitary local government model implemented in Auckland in 2010. The aim was to review the governance reform after its fifth year in existence and evaluate its success.More >>

Students issue warning over polytech mergers

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:27:07 +1200 | NZUSA

The national student union has issued a warning over mergers being pursued by four regional polytechnics. More >>

Students issue warning over polytech mergers

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:18:12 +1200 | NZUSA

The national student union has issued a warning over mergers being pursued by four regional polytechnics. More >>

More food activist research from Auckland University

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:28:09 +1200 | Food and Grocery Council

The latest research from Auckland University on packaged foods in New Zealand supermarkets is another disappointing example of food politicking dressed up as academic research, says NZ Food & Grocery Council Chief Executive Katherine Rich.More >>

Fast Forward focuses on urban China

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:38:42 +1200 | University of Auckland

An upcoming series of lectures presented by the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland focuses on the unprecedented social and economic development occurring in urban China. More >>

Trades Academies “overwhelmingly positive”

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:05:45 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed a report showing that Trades Academies are delivering “overwhelmingly positive outcomes” for students. The report is from the Education Review Office which reviewed 15 of the 24 academies operating ...More >>

$200 million repaid through overseas student loan borrowers

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:04:26 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Overseas-based Kiwis with student loans have collectively repaid more than $200 million in additional repayments towards their outstanding balances through the overseas-based borrowers initiative, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce ...More >>

Canterbury leads the way with innovative University Council

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:07:59 +1200 | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury Council will lead the way in reducing the size of its governing body – from 20 members to 12, following the gazetting of a new constitution. The change will take effect on 1 August. More >>

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Scholars

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:43:51 +1200 | NZ Beef and Lamb

They are young, bright and are the future of New Zealand’s sheep and beef sector. More >>

Hiroshima and Nagasaki – 70 years commemoration and forum

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:50:58 +1200 | National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

We encourage you to join us in a public ceremony to commemorate the dropping of the nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 at the exact time of the bomb – which here in NZ is at 11:15am.More >>

Urgent action needed on teacher oversupply crisis

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:46:00 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The Government needs to urgently tackle the looming crisis of a massive oversupply of beginner teachers. More >>

Getting Dunedin’s International Students Job Ready

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:43:15 +1200 | Dunedin City Council

A new Job Ready Programme is being launched to link up Dunedin’s international students with local businesses and employers to retain skilled workers in the city. More >>

 

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