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Transforming everyday objects into art

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:42:21 +1200 | Massey University

Two Australian artists who have carved a career out of transforming everyday objects into art works are the most recent recipients of the Te Whare Hēra Wellington International Artist Residency run in conjunction with Massey’s College of Creative Arts. More >>

University of Auckland is most innovative in Australasia

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:51:46 +1200 | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has been ranked as the most innovative university in New Zealand and Australia in the inaugural Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities rankings.More >>

U.S. University Athletes visit NZ

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 12:16:05 +1200 | US Embassy Wellington

This weekend, representatives from ten major U.S. universities, and from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), will be available to answer questions from New Zealand students about studying in the United States.More >>

Zinc found to reverse brain cell changes in autism

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 10:15:24 +1200 | University of Auckland

Zinc found to reverse brain cell changes in autism Media Release - University of Auckland 31 August 2016 More >>

From unemployment to PhD

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:32:16 +1200 | University of Waikato

University of Waikato graduate Blaine Rakena believes life is all about taking chances. “And lucky for me, Waikato Uni was willing to give me a chance.” More >>

Māori students elect new leadership

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:30:43 +1200 | Te Mana Akonga

Te Huinga Tauira, the annual Māori Students' Conference ended in Wellington on Sunday after new leadership was elected to carry on the fight for Māori students. More >>

Kiwis gaining more higher-level qualifications

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:27:06 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today welcomed figures that show 56 per cent of New Zealanders aged 25-34 years old now hold a higher-level tertiary qualification.More >>

Increasing nursing mothers’ vitamin D may benefit babies

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:00:21 +1200 | University of Otago

New research from the University of Otago has found that giving breastfeeding mothers monthly high-dose vitamin D supplements may be a possible way to improve their babies’ vitamin D status.More >>

Scholarship winners prepare for Shanghai business exchange

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:59:56 +1200 | Otago Polytech

Three Otago Polytechnic business students are preparing to head to China on a 14-week exchange programme, after receiving prestigious Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia. The Scholarships seek to strengthen educational and business ties between New ...More >>

Accolades for Unitec’s diversity and inclusion initiatives

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:12:34 +1200 | Unitec

Unitec Institute of Technology and its partner The Mind Lab by Unitec scooped three of the 10 2016 New Zealand Diversity Awards. More >>

Unitec Dance presents coLAB 2016

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:17:01 +1200 | UNITEC

New Zealand’s leading contemporary choreography students present an evening of stunning new work which celebrates the complexities of human existence through contemporary dance. Embracing the collaborative nature of current dance practice, Unitec Dance ...More >>

Experts to Debate Outdoor Recreation in a Digital Age

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:18:00 +1200 | New Zealand Recreation Association

The impact of technology on how we interact with the great outdoors will be a hot topic at this year’s Outdoors Forum, hosted by the New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA).More >>

NZTC awarded for cultural diversity and inclusion

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:35:08 +1200 | New Zealand Tertiary College

A huge team effort to produce a te reo Māori learning book in-house at New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) hasn’t gone unnoticed. More >>

How to get Asia-savvy

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:31:26 +1200 | University of Auckland Business School

Want to break into an Asian market? New Zealand businesses need to think big but start small and get “Asian-savvy”, an expert in Asian business networks says. And that will take a shift in mind-set among some of our businesses as well as serious ...More >>

Nutrition experts defend dietary guidelines

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:08:31 +1200 | University of Otago

Nutrition experts defend dietary guidelines New Zealand nutrition experts are calling for an end to the pitting of carbohydrates against fats and say we should instead focus on what is most important – the quality of food in our diets. Current nutrition ...More >>

Connectedness the key to success in learning Japanese

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:10:58 +1200 | Massey University

A new book provides unprecedented insight into issues and strategies around Japanese language learning in New Zealand at tertiary level, offering a powerful example of what can be achieved through co-operation, collaboration and vision.More >>

Student makes movie of his Napier siege experience

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:01:54 +1200 | Eastern Institute of Technology

Locked down during the Napier siege, EIT screen production student Brock Reynolds is drawing on his experience of the tragic event to make a short film as his final-year diploma project.More >>

Top two Asia-Pacific ranking for Wellington design school

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:40:37 +1200 | Massey University

Massey University’s School of Design, based in Wellington, is now ranked second within the Asia-Pacific region by global design award agency Red Dot. Four years ago the school was placed 11th in the same rankings.More >>

Homelessness Research Confirms Student Union’s Fears

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:27:46 +1200 | NZ Union of Students' Associations

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) is alarmed at research released this week by Dr Kate Amore regarding homelessness but not surprised by the results.More >>

Mental illness among fathers

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:18:58 +1200 | University of Waikato

University of Waikato masters student Jonathon Ashe is conducting research into how men sustain their relationships and manage their parenting responsibilities through times of illness and stress.More >>


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