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Virtual reality experience to boost student interest in tourism and hospitality

Go with Tourism have developed a virtual reality experience to bring the exciting world of Tourism and Hospitality directly to secondary schools around New Zealand.

School zoning could increase adolescent exercise rates, Otago researcher

If effective school zoning policies were widely applied, more adolescents would get valuable exercise walking or cycling to their nearest school, an Otago researcher says.

Diploma graduate helps victims on journey of recovery

As a victim support worker, Deborah Du Toit is one of those ordinary people who make an extraordinary difference. Deborah (left) has given strength to people during some of the most difficult times in recent...

Does education technology improve children’s learning?

Findings from a new global report synthesising 60+ years of data from 15,000+ studies have been released.

Getting on top of our big bullying problem

It started as a regular Tuesday at school for 15-year-old Sophia, but by 11.40am everything had changed. During maths a giggling classmate thrust a list at her, ‘Stuff We Hate About Sophia and Dylan’....

Later bedtimes fine for pre-schoolers if they get enough sleep

Parents of pre-schoolers can take reassurance from new Otago research which shows early bedtimes aren’t vital for healthy development, as long as young children get enough sleep.

New research shows declining alcohol and cigarette use in New Zealand youth

A new study shows that cigarette smoking is now rare in high school students, and binge drinking has declined since 2012.

Continued investment in fundraising reaps high returns on philanthropic giving

Australian and New Zealand universities’ continued investment in funding reaped high returns on philanthropic giving in 2019.

Hon. James Shaw visits Ara Institute of Canterbury to talk sustainability

Ara Institute of Canterbury hosted the Hon. James Shaw yesterday in an open-forum discussion at Te Ōhaka with students, staff and a group of founders of associated ‘sustainable’ start-ups. 

Tradies graduating with better prospects than ever

New Zealand’s building and construction skills gap had some relief when 42 apprentice plumbers, electricians, gasfitters and drainlayers graduated at the ATT (Apprenticeship Training Trust) awards recently in Auckland and a further nine graduated...
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