News 24/7 – Reserve Bank Chair. Pay Equality. Paralympics.
July 24th 2013 at 8:03am, By ED Staff
Policy, Management & People
- Reserve Bank Chair Canterbury V-C Rod Carr has been appointed Reserve Bank chairman (Fairfax, Sharechat, Newstalk ZB, Radio NZ).
- Petone Precinct Hutt City Council has created an education precinct for the WelTec Campus in Petone.
- River Makeover The stretch of the Leith that runs in front of Otago Uni’s registry building set for multimillion-dollar makeover.
- Law Students… at Victoria are locked out of their quake-damaged campus all week. Massey and Whitireia campuses are back in business.
- Loans Student paper has pro and anti columns on arresting student loan defaulters.
Research & Innovation
- Chronic Disease… and climate change should be battled together, says Massey’s Prof Neil Pearce.
- Organisational Theatre Massey’s theatre and business programmes worked together on a new piece of organisational theatre for workplaces.
- Anti-Addiction Compound Victoria’s Bronwyn Kivell on a new class of anti-addiction compound.
- Extras: Canterbury’s Amy Romijn on probiotics and depression; Victoria’s Claire Swain on meningococcal bacteria.
- Pay Equality Canterbury’s Eric Crampton, Kiwiblog, and Anti-Dismal on Victoria’s Geoff Bertram and pay equality.
- Australian Migration… is cyclical, says Canterbury’s Lyndon Fraser.
- Nomination Forms Otago Uni’s Prof Andrew Geddis on the legal obligation of councils to release completed election nomination forms.
- Home Insurance Massey’s Michael Naylor on obtaining home insurance after the earthquakes.
- Extras: Victoria’s John McClure says earthquake anxiety could be good.
- SJS Figures… show students are struggling to find work, says OUSA president Francisco Hernandez.
- Drinking Games OUSA is running a campaign against drinking games.
- Paralympics An Otago Poly student won silver in javelin at the international Paralympic athletics world champs.
- Extras: Otago Uni med students knitting for charity; Auckland student singer-songwriter on tour.
- Natural Features… is a new documentary on Face TV from Otago Uni.
- Silent Leadership Auckland’s Prof Peter Thorne in Silent Leadership Challenge.
- Monetary Policy… to be discussed at Massey event ‘This Is Your Livelihood’.
- Council Candidate Lincoln’s Anthony Brien to run for Timaru District Council.
- Maori Cooperative TWOA hosted a hui last month on Maori in trades and a Maori Trades Co-operative is forming.
- 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
- Teach First NZ… a fast-track teacher training scheme is looking for applicants.
- Apprentice Signups… are up 95% in the Waikato, according to BCITO figures.
- Dannevirke Course UCOL is running a free L-2 computing course in Dannevirke.
- Emerging Artist UCOL student finalist in NZAAT Emerging Artist Awards.
- Recipe Otago Poly’s Daniel Pfyl shares a recipe for ragout and potato rosti.
- Business Case Comp A team from Canterbury are finalists in Student Development Society’s International Business Case Competition.