Researchers welcome funding for gifted children

Venkat Raman The new Labour Government’s announcement that it will restore funding for gifted education will have a positive impact on the functioning of schools, Massey University researchers have said. Gifted Learning Expert Associate Professor Tracy Riley said that the previous government had stopped funding for specialist programmes such as Talent Development Initiatives, which proved effective in meeting holistic student…

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Jenny Salesa becomes first Tonga-born Minister

Venkat Raman Jenny Salesa, who has held the Manukau East Electorate seat since 2014 has become the first Tonga-born Minister in the Labour-led Coalition Government. She has been named Building and Construction Minister, Ethnic Communities Minister, Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Associate Health Minister and Associate Education Minister. Her affable manners, friendly disposition and contact with people have…

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Stars collisions create gold and heavy metals

New scientific discovery stirs the scientific community Sourced Content For the first time, scientists have measured the violent death spiral of two dense neutron stars via gravitational waves. This new discovery from the LIGO-Virgo collaboration comes weeks after the detection of gravitational waves won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics. The event on August 17, 2017 was detected by about…

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Young entrepreneurs develop new surgical stitching device

University of Auckland announces Velocity 100k Challenge Winners Supplied Content A new surgical stitching device is being developed in New Zealand that could prevent complications during the surgical process and even save lives by saving time. The team behind ‘Suture Future,’ made up of University of Auckland Medical students Joevy Lim and Adrian Ng, Commerce/Arts student Rui Han Yeu and…

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