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Another tree planted to mark Matariki

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, Education, Maori, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Another tree planted to mark Matariki

Source: Massey University Isaiah Erueti helps plant the tree Staff and students at the Manawatū campus today continued a six-year tradition of planting trees behind Heritage House to mark Matariki, the Māori new year. After a short ceremony led by Associate Professor Hone Morris, those assembled helped plant an “Electric Red” manuka. Among them were […]

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New leader of primary industries at EIT

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Eastern Institute of Technology, Education, General News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Tairāwhiti, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on New leader of primary industries at EIT

Source: Eastern Institute of Technology – Tairāwhiti 1 min ago Nigel Udy EIT’s School of Primary Industries has a new leader as it moves towards playing a bigger role in supporting the regional economy. Nigel Udy has a significant background in teaching, academic leadership, programme development and industry liaison. After completing his degree and postgraduate […]

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AUT students embrace the world

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland University of Technology, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on AUT students embrace the world

Source: Auckland University of Technology (AUT) 18 Jul, 2018 18 students studying tourism, hospitality, event management and culinary arts at AUT recently travelled to Hong Kong on a cultural exchange programme, Embrace the World. The students were selected across the three years of the degree programmes, which made for a diverse group – all of […]

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Virtual reality glimpse into the future – a festival must

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Conference/Seminar, Education, Enviromental issues, Exhabition/Show, Maori, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, People, Environment & Planning, Tertiary Education, Uni News, Wellington  /  Comments Off on Virtual reality glimpse into the future – a festival must

Source: Massey University Poster of The Atom Room, a play by Philip Braithwaite that comes with a virtual reality experience on show at Festival for the Future. Hurtling 150 years – via a virtual reality experience – into an imagined future Wellington where climate change and quakes have blitzed the city is one of the […]

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Inspired to create new opportunities

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland University of Technology, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Inspired to create new opportunities

Source: Auckland University of Technology (AUT) 18 Jul, 2018 Sarah Robb O’Hagan, a Kiwi American entrepreneur and CEO of indoor cycling company Flywheel Sports, was invited to MC the World Class New Zealand Awards in New York in 2017, organised by Friends of AUT and Kea. At the event, AUT alumnus and AUT Internz recipient […]

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Māori students gain new champion

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Awards and appointments, Education, Maori, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Māori students gain new champion

Source: Massey University Newly appointed director of Māori student success Naomi Manu As the first cohort of Massey University’s highly successful Pūhoro STEM Academy look forward to graduating into the tertiary sector at the end of the year, programme director Naomi Manu, Rangitane ki Wairarapa/Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa, is one step ahead of them.  Ms […]

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Otago-led research cites faulty science and ethics in DNA analyses of ‘Ata’

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago-led research cites faulty science and ethics in DNA analyses of ‘Ata’

Source: University of Otago Wednesday, 18 July 2018 9:15amAssociate Professor Sian HalcrowUniversity of Otago-led international collaborative research calls into question the ethics and skeletal and genomic analysis surrounding research into the much publicised alien-like “Atacama mummy”.University of Otago bioarchaeologist Associate Professor Sian Halcrow led an international research team focusing on the very small mummified body, […]

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Contrasting accounts of Indonesian genocide and betrayal in West Papua

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Contrasting accounts of Indonesian genocide and betrayal in West Papua

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: A local chief in red sunglasses and bra talks to his people about the dangersof Indonesian administration plans for Okika region. Image: Peter Bang BOOK REVIEW:By David Robie TWO damning and contrasting books about Indonesian colonialism in the Pacific, both by activist participants in Europe and […]

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Potential for Antarctica to become plastics dumping ground and home for new species

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Potential for Antarctica to become plastics dumping ground and home for new species

Source: University of Otago Tuesday, 17 July 2018 1:24pmThis latest study identifying that the Antarctic is not as isolated as once thought, builds on a previous Marsden-funded project led by Professor Jon Waters. The research, reported today in Nature Climate Change was undertaken by an international team, including Professor Waters.Professor Jon WatersAntarctica is not as […]

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Funding allocations

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Commission  /  Comments Off on Funding allocations

Source: Tertiary Education Commission Funding allocations and final fundingWhile we determine most funding allocations before the start of the calendar year, funding changes are made during the year. These include:new allocationschanges to existing allocationsperformance adjustmentsrecoveries for under-delivery.The information provided in each update of the All Grants Provider Funding Spreadsheet reflects these changes until the allocation […]

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Field Notes brings art and science together

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NorthTec, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Field Notes brings art and science together

Source: NorthTec The Geoff Wilson Gallery is hosting a pioneering exhibition, signifying the coming together of two NorthTec departments to produce an exhibition of student work that documents and interprets a variety of New Zealand native flora. Described as a “creative symbiosis”, the Field Notes exhibition consists of work by both arts and science students […]

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Opinion: When is free speech hate speech and why should universities care?

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, Education, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, Vice-Chancellor  /  Comments Off on Opinion: When is free speech hate speech and why should universities care?

Source: Massey University By Jan Thomas Earlier this month an “alt right” speaking event in Auckland was cancelled after Mayor Phil Goff made it clear that the two speakers, Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux, were not welcome and that the council would not provide a venue for “hate speech” by people who sought to abuse […]

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Professor Nigel French recognised for food safety impact

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Awards and appointments, College of Sciences, Education, Explore - Food, IVABS, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Professor Nigel French recognised for food safety impact

Source: Massey University Distinguished Professor Nigel French and Minister of Food Safety Damien O’Connor Massey University Distinguished Professor Nigel French has received the Ministry for Primary Industries Award for Significant Contribution to Food Safety. Professor French was presented the award by Minister of Food Safety Damien O’Connor at the New Zealand Institute of Food Science […]

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Campaign sets sights on Bovine Viral Diarrhoea

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Agricultural Experiment Station, Agriculture/Horticulture, College of Sciences, Education, Explore - Animal-veterinary, IVABS, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Campaign sets sights on Bovine Viral Diarrhoea

Source: Massey University Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVD) targetted. A national campaign is asking beef and dairy farmers across New Zealand to help develop frameworks for disease control of bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVD). BVD is an infectious cattle disease which costs New Zealand farmers an estimated $150 million per year, primarily through reproductive issues, […]

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New findings for ‘gifted’ Otago geneticist  diagnosing rare genetic disorders

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New findings for ‘gifted’ Otago geneticist  diagnosing rare genetic disorders

Source: University of Otago Monday, 16 July 2018 1:41pmUniversity of Otago Cure Kids Professor Paediatric Genetics, Stephen RobertsonRecent research undertaken by University of Otago Cure Kids Professor Paediatric Genetics, Stephen Robertson, highlights the world-leading discoveries he is making regarding rare genetic disorders affecting children and the opportunity genomic analysis is providing.Professor Robertson and his team […]

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Consultation underway for Unitec

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Commission  /  Comments Off on Consultation underway for Unitec

Source: Tertiary Education Commission Last updated 16 July 2018Last updated 07/16/2018 13 July 2018: The Unitec Council is given 21 days to respond to the Government’s proposal to appoint a Commissioner. See the media statement for more.4 July 2018: The Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced consultation on a proposal to dissolve the council of […]

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Opinion: Defence strategy reveals new priorities and tensions

By   /  July 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Defence Studies, Education, feature, International, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Opinion Piece, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Defence strategy reveals new priorities and tensions

Source: Massey University New priorities and tensions feature in New Zealand’s new defence strategy policy, says Dr Wil Hoverd (photo/Wikimedia Commons) From safeguarding regional Pacific security to the protection of Antartica and now climate change and cyber threats – the just-released strategic defence policy statement highlights the new and emerging priorities for our national security. […]

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Nauru, Fiji and Pacific Facebook gags criticised in Asia-Pacific media freedom summit

By   /  July 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Café Pacific, Dr David Robie, Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Nauru, Fiji and Pacific Facebook gags criticised in Asia-Pacific media freedom summit

Source: Dr David Robie – Café Pacific – Analysis-Reportage: [embedded content]Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire talks about the global threat against journalists.Video: Café PacificBy David Robie in ParisWHEN Reporters Without Borders chief Christophe Deloire introduced the Paris-based global media watchdog’s Asia-Pacific press freedom defenders to his overview last week, it was grim listening. First […]

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Pacific Media Centre condemns ‘flagrant’ Nauru ban on ABC at Forum

By   /  July 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Asia-Pacific Nius, Australia, Education, Featured story, Front page, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Pacific Media Centre condemns ‘flagrant’ Nauru ban on ABC at Forum

Source: Pacific Media Centre Analysis published with permission of PMC The New Zealand-based Pacific Media Centre has condemned the selective ban by the Nauru government in what it says is an authoritarian affront to media freedom in the region. “Clearly the Nauru government is determined to gag any independent efforts to speak truth to power,” […]

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Researchers call for cheaper, better screening for brain-threatening newborn condition

By   /  July 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Researchers call for cheaper, better screening for brain-threatening newborn condition

Source: University Of Auckland Babies may be missing out on treatment for a common, brain-threatening condition and others receiving unnecessary treatment due to the wide use of a screening test known to be unsuitable. Auckland researchers have now shown that a more accurate test is cheaper in the long run – delivering potential annual savings […]

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