Pathways, Circuits and Crossroads: International Migration in Uncertain Times

Pathways, Circuits and Crossroads: International Migration in Uncertain Times The annual meeting of several research programmes dealing with processes and policies of relevance to New Zealand’s international migration system wil be held on the 2-4 November at the Soundings Theatre, Te Papa in Wellington.  This year’s meeting is being organised by the University of Waikato’s… Read more »

Wellington Youth Climate Forum 2009

Wellington Youth Climate Forum 2009 What causes global climate change? What are its consequences?  What are our potential solutions?  These were some of the issues considered by more than 60 secondary students attending the Wellington Youth Climate Forum (WYCF) at Victoria University in September.  The NZ National Commission for UNESCO helped make the forum possible… Read more »

2010 Zonta Science Award call for applications

2010 Zonta Science Award call for applications The Zonta Club of Wellington is calling for applications for the 2010 Zonta Science Award.  This will be the 11th Award since its inception in 1990.  The Zonta Science Award has been establshed to further the status of women in scientific fields.  The Award is for an emerging… Read more »

Growing interest in revamped website

Hundreds of people from all over the world have visited the NZ National Commisison for UNESCO’s website since it was relaunched a fortnight ago. The new Treaty of Waitangi Web Resource has been of particular interest to visitors.  With a fresh, easy-to-navigate look, making sure unesco.org.nz was easily accessible to all users was a priority… Read more »

International Workshop focuses on NZ “Greenstone” Digital Library Software

International Workshop focuses on NZ “Greenstone” Digital Library Software “Greenstone” an internationally renowned software system for digital libraries that was developed in New Zealand is the focus of an international workshop to be held in India in November.  The “Greenstone” Digital Library Software (http://www.greenstone.org) is an Open Source package for building and distributing Digital Libraries,… Read more »

Te Rangitawaea ICT Festival, Ngati Porou

Te Rangitawaea ICT Festival, Ngati Porou As part of this year’s Te Rangitawaea ICT Festival, students from Ngati Porou East Coast Schools have been trained by professional broadcasters to deliver a Noon news webcast live from the festival in Ruatoria. Te Rangitawaea celebrates the creative and innovative digital media achievements and development of local students. The… Read more »

World Harmony Run 2010 in Aotearoa

    Click here to go to the World Harmony Run 2010 Website   100 Countries, 6 Continents, 70,000 km, Billions of Hearts…   www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php

UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education

UNESCO World Conference on HIGHER Education The conference was held in July and at its conclusion, delegates called on world governments to: increase investment in higher education; encourage diversity; and strengthen regional cooperation to serve societal needs.  UNESCO Director-General, Koichiro Matsuura affirmed that the organisation would “continue to be a strong voice for education” …. Read more »

World Linguapax Award for Māori Language Champion

World Linguapax Award for Māori Language Champion Writer, academic and Māori language pioneer, Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira (Ngati Porou) has won the prestigious Linguapax Award 2009 for her lifelong work to revive the Māori language. In the seventies Ms Mataira co-developed, alongside the late Ngoingoi Pewhairangi, the Te Atārangi community based programme of Māori language… Read more »

NZ Diversity Forum 2009

NZ Diversity Forum 2009 From 22-24th August 2009, Wellington will host the 2009 NZ Diversity Forum. The forum unites flaxroots community representatives, volunteers, central and local government officials, media, academics, health professionals, language advocates, sports people, librarians, teachers, artists, museum staff, faith groups, employers, worker and young people to talk about practical ways cultural diversity… Read more »