Education Headlines

Canterbury research into Auckland eruption clean up

Press Release – University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury geological sciences postgraduate has won a competition about communicating his thesis investigating the clean-up work required after an Auckland volcanic eruption. Read more »

Lisa Owen interviews Paula Bennett

Press Release – The Nation

Paula Bennett says Government wont raise benefit levels, disagrees with Childrens Commissioner that current levels do not allow children to participate in society. Read more »

Students win epic ORC battle

Press Release – OUSA

This week the ORC announced their 25% student discount on buses is to become permanent. Read more »

Bay benefits from Tauranga campus

Press Release – Waikato University

A tertiary campus in downtown Tauranga will generate benefits of $188 million over the next 20 years and provide a rate of return of more than 30% on the initial investment, a new report says. Read more »

Waikato Science and Engineering Open Days

Press Release – University of Waikato

Sorting different sized lollies without touching them by hand was just one of the tasks encountered by school students at the University of Waikatos Science & Engineering Open Days this week. Read more »

Journey across the Tasman was to be a world for asthma

Press Release – Asthma New Zealand

On the 19th of April, Scott Donaldson left Coffs Harbour, on a mission to be the first person to kayak across the Tasman Sea alone. 83 days into his mission, today Scott contacted the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre for a rescue, while positioned … Read more »

Professor Robert Winston headlines ECE conference

Press Release – Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa

The early childhood education (ECE) sector are abuzz with the fact that Professor Robert Winston will be delivering a keynote address specifically to them. We have delegates coming from all around New Zealand, excited to have the opportunity to … Read more »

Internet MANA Backs City Mission Report on Poverty

Press Release – Internet MANA

Internet MANA leader Hone Harawira today welcomed the release of an Auckland City Mission report on a year-long project which asked families living in poverty what problems were keeping them in poverty and how those problems could be fixed. Read more »

SMC Heads-Up: Alzheimer’s blood test, big dish, bird decline

Press Release – Science Media Centre

In This Issue: Alzheimer’s test; Bird decline; Radio dish; Quoted; Policy news; Friday video; New from the SMC; Sciblogs highlights; Sci-tech events Read more »

Brown Beetle Threat to Organic Vineyards

Press Release – Kono Beverages

The brown beetle (Costelytra zealandica) is a pest causing problems to vineyards that are committed to sustainability. Previously being kept under control by the use of insecticides, the beetle is causing havoc as more vineyards head towards organic … Read more »

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