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Friday, October 1, 2021

Silver linings in lockdown

Two thirds of New Zealanders believed there were ‘silver linings’ to the country’s Alert Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown imposed in March last year, a University of Otago survey has found.

Upcoming study: Does streaming before dreaming make for a worse night’s sleep? 

That’s the question University of Otago researchers are hoping to answer when they monitor young people’s screen-use at bedtime to see if it impacts sleep quality.

Apprentices tackle the world of stigma, discrimination and harm reduction

Industry training organisation for the health and wellbeing sector, Careerforce, has taken on the challenge of supporting workers in this specific sector, via apprenticeships.

New Zealand Careers Expo announces new developments for exhibitors

New Zealand’s leading careers expo is extending its existing offering with a new expo location, new website and new online digital expo.

Increase in domestic enrolments a fantastic start to year for Te Rito Maioha (ECNZ)

Te Rito Maioha (ECNZ) has had a 30 percent increase in domestic enrolments compared with the same time last year.

The buzz of Spelling Bee is back

New Zealand’s national spelling bee competition is back this year after being cancelled last year due to COVID-19.

Pump up the volume on quality school PE, researchers urge

Increasing the amount of time schools devote to physical education each week could dramatically reduce the number of children who are doing only minimal levels of exercise, researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington and Sport New Zealand have found.

Ara’s Pride Week profile boosted by Ara staff involvement In transgender film funding

During Pride Week, Ara will be hosting events and helping to direct learners and colleagues towards other city-wide happenings.

New education programme lifts off at schools around NZ

Andrew Parker, 37, took to the skies at Maromaku and Oturu Schools in Northland, providing rides to 120 children as part of an interactive education programme.

Free springboard to post-Covid IT careers now on offer

New Zealanders looking to retrain in the booming IT sector can now pivot for free thanks to the launch of a new vocational training provider, Aspire2 Education.
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