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Shifting the culture around sexual violence and consent

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Shifting the culture around sexual violence and consent

Source: University of Waikato The safety and wellbeing of students has always been a high priority for the University of Waikato. But this year we have cemented that commitment with new staff positions in Student Health, the introduction of a sexual consent module for students, and the inclusion of a shielded site on our website. […]

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The power of teaching; riding a huge wave of demand

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on The power of teaching; riding a huge wave of demand

Source: University of Waikato As the country grapples with a crippling teacher shortage, one education leader is looking at how the problem can be solved in the longer term. The University of Waikato’s Pro Vice-Chancellor Education Don Klinger says if predictions are correct, the shortage will get worse. “The Government’s putting  a lot of effort into […]

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Three generations of whānau woven into the University of Waikato

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Three generations of whānau woven into the University of Waikato

Source: University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato is Maria Huata’s tūrangawaewae. “It is my stomping ground. I know every nook and cranny of this place, from going to the creche when I was little, doing my undergraduate degree and postgraduate degree, then going on to work here.” Maria’s mother Te Rita Papesch, educator […]

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How antiquated legal language undermines complainants in cases of sexual assault

By   /  February 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on How antiquated legal language undermines complainants in cases of sexual assault

Source: University of WaikatoThe issue of consent leaves room for interpretation by judges and juries.from www.shutterstock.com, CC BY-NDBrenda Midson, University of Waikato One of New Zealand’s most notorious sexual misconduct cases re-emerged recently when a ringleader of the Roast Busters, a group of teenagers who were investigated five years ago for alleged sexual offences against […]

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When machine learning, Twitter and te reo Māori merge

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on When machine learning, Twitter and te reo Māori merge

Source: University of Waikato Researchers have whittled down a massive 8 million tweets, to a more manageable 1.2 million to look at how te reo Māori is being used in the genre. The team from the University of Waikato have focused on 77 Māori loanwords (te reo Māori words used in an English context) and […]

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Summer Research Scholarship wrap up

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Summer Research Scholarship wrap up

Source: University of Waikato A successful summer of research was wrapped up at a function held at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts on 7 February. This year 80 students participated in the Summer Research Scholarship programme, which is intended to support and enhance research at the University of Waikato. The $6000 scholarships are offered […]

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Hillary Medal awardees announced

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Hillary Medal awardees announced

Source: University of Waikato Top vocal performer Felicity Tomkins and netball player Sam Sinclair have been named Sir Edmund Hillary medallists for 2018. The awards are given each year to two high-achieving graduates from the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship programme – one for sports and one for the creative and performing arts. Worth $1500 each, […]

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How you can help your child settle into the new school year

By   /  February 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on How you can help your child settle into the new school year

Source: University of Waikato Preparation, Positivity and Practice. University of Waikato’s Senior Lecturer Anthony Fisher is the Primary Programme Coordinator at Te Kura Toi Tangata  Faculty of Education. He has been a teacher, a principal, and now teaches the next generation of teachers. Preparation Mr Fisher says it is crucial for parents to talk to their […]

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The significance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

By   /  February 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on The significance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Source: University of Waikato Sandra Morrison, University of Waikato and Ingrid L M Huygens, University of Waikato The Treaty of Waitangi is New Zealand’s foundation document. On February 6, 1840, the treaty was signed by representatives of the British Crown and Māori chiefs who acted on behalf of their hapū (sub-tribes). Māori are indigenous to […]

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High and dry

By   /  February 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on High and dry

Source: University of Waikato Sir Edmund Hillary scholar Claudia Ashby got into swimming after her parents saved a child from drowning. And it was her swimming success and academic achievements that scored Claudia a Hillary Scholarship to attend the University of Waikato. Now Claudia has won a Step Higher Award that will take her Nepal […]

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Who should govern Mars?

By   /  February 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Who should govern Mars?

Source: University of Waikato Private companies are set to start colonizing the Red Planet, and law expert Anna Marie Brennan says the Earth needs to get its act together to maintain law and order in outer space before it is too late. Dr Brennan, from University of Waikato’s Te Piringa – Faculty of Law, is […]

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Helping to grow the region’s future

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Helping to grow the region’s future

Source: University of Waikato Future economic growth in the Bay of Plenty depends heavily on the educational success of its people. While its new Tauranga Campus is taking shape in the city’s CBD, behind the scenes the University is working closely with businesses across the Bay to help meet the region’s skills needs, foster innovation […]

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From student project to business essential

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on From student project to business essential

Source: University of Waikato A University of Waikato computer science project has led to the development of a software program that could revolutionise the building industry. Fifth-year Waikato computer science and law student Taylor Wilton and Waikato Homes have just launched Encompass, a program to make the process known as back-costing much quicker and straight […]

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Dancing her way to Nepal

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Dancing her way to Nepal

Source: University of Waikato University of Waikato Hillary scholar Kaylee Bird will swap New Zealand summer for a trek up the Himalayas as she and three other Step Higher Award recipients head to Nepal next month. Following in Sir Edmund Hillary’s footsteps, they will be trekking around the Khumbu Valley (including part of Mount Everest), […]

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Professorial appointments announced

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Professorial appointments announced

Source: University of Waikato The Vice-Chancellor Professor Neil Quigley acknowledges the University of Waikato’s new Professors and Associate Professors. These promotions recognise contributions to research and the achievement of an international reputation in their area of specialisation, as well as outstanding contributions to teaching, research, student supervision and leadership within the University. Professor Claire Breen, […]

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Why are handguns killing more US toddlers?

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Sector, Universities, university, University of Waikato  /  Comments Off on Why are handguns killing more US toddlers?

Source: University of Waikato New research indicates the increasing number of handguns in American homes is killing more toddlers. University of Waikato senior lecturer in social policy Dr Kate Prickett has carried out the research with colleagues Dr Carmen Gutierrez and Dr Soudeep Deb. It has just been published in Pediatrics – the Official Journal […]

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New Zealand Unemployment rate falls to 3.9 percent – Stats NZ Labour market statistics: September 2018 quarter

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Data Analysis, Demographics, DJF, Economic Statistics, Economics, Education, Employment, Employment Statistics, Fulltime Work, Income, KB, Labour Force, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Part-Time Work, Statistics, Tertiary Sector, Under-Employment, Unemployment, Women Employment Statistics, Working Age Population  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Unemployment rate falls to 3.9 percent – Stats NZ Labour market statistics: September 2018 quarter

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions New Zealand Unemployment rate falls to 3.9 percent – 7 November 2018 The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in the September 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. This is down from 4.4 percent last quarter and is the lowest unemployment rate since the June 2008 quarter, when it was 3.8 […]

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Young people choose to earn, not learn – Stats NZ Media Release

By   /  June 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia Pacific, Demographics, Economic Statistics, Economics, Education, Employment Statistics, Labour Force, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL-Submissions, New Zealand, Statistics, Tertiary Sector, Working Age Population  /  Comments Off on Young people choose to earn, not learn – Stats NZ Media Release

Source: MIL-OSI Submissions Young people choose to earn, not learn – People in their early twenties are more likely to be earning and less likely to be learning, Stats NZ said today. Since 2004 (when the series began), 20–24-year-olds have been the key contributors to the number of young men and women not in employment, education, or […]

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