News 5/10 – Last Wananga Settles Treaty Deal. Wine Events. Prisoner Training Up.
October 5th 2010 at 6:10am, By Dave Guerin
- Awanuiarangi’s Waitangi Deal Steven Joyce and Pita Sharples have signed a deal deed of settlement with Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangithat recognises the unique contribution it makes to tertiary education, and provides the wānanga with $14.5m of funding to develop its Whakatāne campus. It is the last of the 3 wananga to settle, after a Waitangi Truibunal report in 1999.
- Inspiring Academic A Lincoln academic has inspired a group to keep a warped bridge in Christchurch in place.
- Wine Events Regular readers will know I never go past a wine story and the University of Auckland have just hosted the first Upper North Island Wine Challenge. I remember a great wine experience in Kaikohe, actually – on the edge of town I saw a wine sign and drove down the drive to a barn at the back of the house where a Croatian immigrant (about 70) was selling cabernet sauvignon at $10 a bottle. The wine was a bit rough but perfectly drinkable and a case soon found its way into the car. What I loved was that there was no branding, no flash landscaping, just a small block and the guy liked making wine. Getting back to wine awards, EIT has hosted the 10th Hawkes Bay awards.
- Access Tourism AUT has run a conference on access tourism, for people with disabilities. They had Tariana Turia speaking and ha coverage by NZPA and NBR.
- Prison Training Up Pita Sharples and Judith Collins have made a very positive announcement. In the 10 months to July 2010 the number of prisoners in employment and job training increased 9 percent (from 4415 to 4791). More than half the prison population was in some form of employment or training during the 2009/10 year%. Nice to see some good news in the justice area.
- Raising Fish NMIT has an academic leader from the UK for their new aquaculture course.
- Whanau Wellbeing Auckland Uni academics have released a report tracking 25 years of wellbeing for Māori whānau.
- Toneeee’s Tyrrrrrre Servisssssss… is a great jingle and UCOL has helped to train the company’s staff (well, 10 people, for a two day course, which hardly merits a media release about industry responsiveness in my view).
- Massey Cleaners Crunch time has been pushed back by a week but Massey’s cleaners are still facing major employment changes.
- Rickets Two Massey researchers are exploring the reemergence of rickets as a childhood disease.
- Food MOU Massey’s Riddet Institute has signed an MOU with the Korea Food Research Institute. Massey got a plaque – hopefully more comes of it.
- Short Bits A Massey student won a gold award for his boots at the Designers Institute BeST Design Awards. Canterbury Uni academics are doing a survey of the impact of the quake on rural people. A Massey researcher has found that gold kiwifruit can be good for women with low iron – but the release has excessive use of registered trademarks! A Massey business student is working as a groom at the World Equestrian Games. Five AUT students are helping to promote a health website.
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