News 24/7 – Reserve Bank Chair. Pay Equality. Paralympics.

July 24th 2013 at 8:03am, By ED Staff

Policy, Management & People

  1. Reserve Bank Chair Canterbury V-C Rod Carr has been appointed Reserve Bank chairman (Fairfax, Sharechat, Newstalk ZB, Radio NZ).
  2. Petone Precinct Hutt City Council has created an education precinct for the WelTec Campus in Petone.
  3. River Makeover The stretch of the Leith that runs in front of Otago Uni’s registry building set for multimillion-dollar makeover.
  4. Law Students… at Victoria  are locked out of their quake-damaged campus all week. Massey and Whitireia campuses are back in business.
  5. Loans Student paper has pro and anti columns on arresting student loan defaulters.

Research & Innovation

  1. Chronic Disease… and climate change should be battled together, says Massey’s Prof Neil Pearce.
  2. Organisational Theatre Massey’s theatre and business programmes worked together on a new piece of organisational theatre for workplaces.
  3. Anti-Addiction Compound Victoria’s Bronwyn Kivell on a new class of anti-addiction compound.
  4. Extras: Canterbury’s Amy Romijn on probiotics and depression; Victoria’s Claire Swain on meningococcal bacteria.

Public Issues

  1. Pay Equality Canterbury’s Eric Crampton, Kiwiblog, and Anti-Dismal on Victoria’s Geoff Bertram and pay equality.
  2. Australian Migration… is cyclical, says Canterbury’s Lyndon Fraser.
  3. Nomination Forms Otago Uni’s Prof Andrew Geddis on the legal obligation of councils to release completed election nomination forms.
  4. Home Insurance Massey’s Michael Naylor on obtaining home insurance after the earthquakes.
  5. Extras: Victoria’s John McClure says earthquake anxiety could be good.


  1. SJS Figures… show students are struggling to find work, says OUSA president Francisco Hernandez.
  2. Drinking Games OUSA is running a campaign against drinking games.
  3. Paralympics An Otago Poly student won silver in javelin at the international Paralympic athletics world champs.
  4. Extras: Otago Uni med students knitting for charity; Auckland student singer-songwriter on tour.


  1. Natural Features… is a new documentary on Face TV from Otago Uni.
  2. Silent Leadership Auckland’s Prof Peter Thorne in Silent Leadership Challenge.
  3. Monetary Policy… to be discussed at Massey event ‘This Is Your Livelihood’.
  4. Council Candidate Lincoln’s Anthony Brien to run for Timaru District Council.
  5. Maori Cooperative TWOA hosted a hui last month on Maori in trades and a Maori Trades Co-operative is forming.
  6. Extras: Auckland hosting human rights and criminal law seminar; Auckland’s Ewan Tempero says demand for IT grads increasing; Waikato science and engineering open day held; Canterbury’s Mark Quigley to speak in Palmerston North; ASEAN ambassadors to visit Otago Uni; Massey students visit The Hague; Massey lectures on citizenship.

Teaching & Learning

  1. Teach First NZ… a fast-track teacher training scheme is looking for applicants.
  2. Apprentice Signups… are up 95% in the Waikato, according to BCITO figures.
  3. Dannevirke Course UCOL is running a free L-2 computing course in Dannevirke.
  4. Emerging Artist UCOL student finalist in NZAAT Emerging Artist Awards.
  5. Recipe Otago Poly’s Daniel Pfyl shares a recipe for ragout and potato rosti.
  6. Business Case Comp A team from Canterbury are finalists in Student Development Society’s International Business Case Competition.

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