Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search


She Can Code champions diversity in tech industry

Code Club Aotearoa have been bowled over by the interest in their event, She Can Code. The online event celebrates the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Aotearoa by recognising the girls, women, and other marginalised gender people who write much of our inventive code.

“The tech industry should be for everyone,” says Code Club’s General Manager, Michael Trengrove. “Our aim is to get as many girls, women and other marginalised gender people coding as possible, whether they are experienced coders or just want to give our beginner projects a go.”

Code Club will also be sharing stories from some of Aotearoa’s amazing coders, and running a competition where Code Clubs, community groups and schools can win one of two twelve packs of Sphero SPRK+s.

Code Club Aotearoa started from a small computer lab in Aranui, Christchurch in 2014. Now it’s a nationwide network of free, volunteer-led coding clubs for children age 9-13. “Support for the event has been overwhelming,” says Trengrove. “And it’s easy to take part – if you code during 19 - 27 May just add your location to our map of Aotearoa. Help us make girls, women and other marginalised gender coders more visible.”

The event will be held 19 - 27 May at


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Ockhams: Pip Adam Wins Premier Book Award

A novel which judges say ‘will bring readers back from the dead’ has won the 2018 $50,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize in the country’s premier book awards. More>>


Voyager Award Winner: “Sempy’s Xmas”

Congratulations to Kent Blechynden, who won a Voyager Media Award for this photo essay, published on Scoop in December.

Michael “Semp” Semple is an old school punk rocker from New Plymouth who is on the methadone programme... On Christmas day he thought he would be alone but two of his mates, “Mikey” and “Stacey”, turned up for some banter. More>>


Auckland & Christchurch: Bob Dylan Returns To NZ

The cross-generational icon will take in Auckland’s Spark Arena on Sunday 26th August and Christchurch’s Horncastle Arena on Tuesday 28th August. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Who Killed Jane?

This is an important book. Why? Because any publication that soberly and sensibly attempts to cast light on an unsolved murder is important, for the very real reasons that not only do the bereaved require and deserve a sense of closure, but that the murderer or murderers may be closer to being confirmed, arrested, tried. More>>

Comedy Fest: A Tasty Programme

2018 NZ INTERNATIONAL 26 APRIL – 20 MAY This April and May the 2018 NZ International Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo, hits Auckland and Wellington with one of the tastiest comedy line-ups of its 26-year-old history!... More>>


Max Rashbrooke Review: Ravishing Berlioz And Ravel

In this engaging, French-inflected performance, full of strengths, perhaps the standout was the mezzo soprano Sasha Cooke. Wellington has been visited by a few high profile singers recently, notably Anne Sofie von Otter, but few have impressed me as much ... More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland