ERO wants sustained progress on Early Childhood Education

ERO wants sustained progress on Early Childhood Education

Supplied Content While the Education Review Office (ERO) has said that there ‘still a way to go,’ progress has been made on implementing the Te Whāriki curriculum across the early Childhood Education (ECE) Sector; Rainbow Corner Group Chief Executive said that efforts of the Group in delivering the curriculum are being acknowledged, and that the proposal is positive for the…

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Big babies risk obesity in adulthood

Big babies risk obesity in adulthood

Supplied Content Big, ‘bonny’ babies are traditionally celebrated as pictures of health, but a new international study shows that women born heavy were on average nearly 4 kg heavier by their mid-twenties, when they were also 50% more likely to develop obesity. The study, an international collaboration between the University of Auckland-based Liggins Institute in New Zealand and Uppsala University…

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Beyond the classroom, Science creates interest

Sourced Content Taking Science outside the classroom has brought rewards and awards for students, creating citizen Science learning tools for future students of New Plymouth Girls’ High School. At the suggestion of Science teacher Athol Hockey, Year 13 students Breanna and Jessica began investigating how New Plymouth Girls’ High School could generate its own sustainable energy for use in electric…

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Bainimarama greets New Zealanders on Waitangi Day

Bainimarama greets New Zealanders on Waitangi Day

Venkat Raman Fiji’s President President Major-General (Retired) Jioji Konrote, Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, top government officials, diplomats and others were among the guests at the Waitangi Day Celebrations held in Fiji on February 6, 2020. New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Fiji Jonathan Curr hosted the event at his official residence in Suva, highlighting the importance of the Treaty of…

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Fiji Mission commences e-passport technology

Fiji Mission commences e-passport technology

Supplied Content The Fiji High Commission in Wellington has commenced processing of e-passports applications following the installation of the new e-passport enrolment kit. The new technology enables the Mission staff to record biometric data of Fijians who travelled from Christchurch, Auckland, Napier and Hastings since its installation. New Zealand is the second Fijian diplomatic mission to receive the e-passport enrolment…

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Researchers probe sparse interest of ethnic women in politics

Researchers probe sparse interest of ethnic women in politics

Venkat Raman Auckland, February 14, 2020 While New Zealand’s ethnic women have made their mark in business and various other fields of activity, they have not evinced sufficient interest in politics. That is the basis of a research being conducted jointly by Associate Professor Rachel Simon-Kumar of University of Auckland and Professor Priya Kurian of Waikato University. Jeopardy or Advantage?…

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Conference recommends better promotion of Hindi

Conference recommends better promotion of Hindi

Venkat Raman An international conference held in Fiji last fortnight highlighted the need to promote Hindi at all levels of education and ways and means of sustaining its standards. Sunita Narayan, Coordinator of the Wellington based Hindi School, who has been advocating for acceptance of Hindi in the New Zealand Curriculum along with Satya Dutt, President of the Papatoetoe (South…

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After Brexit, debate over future of EU continues

After Brexit, debate over future of EU continues

Douglas Webber Brexit could radically change the UK. Both Scottish independence and Northern Ireland breaking away from Britain are conceivable and Boris Johnson’s government has a lot on his plate when it comes to negotiating the country’s future relationship with the EU, all the while delivering on the promised benefits of independence. For the EU, Brexit marks more of a…

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Partnership with patience unlocks potential in India

Partnership with patience unlocks potential in India

Two corporate leaders share their experience on NZITA platform Venkat Raman Patience and passion are two important attributes for success in doing business with India, two corporate leaders have said. Alan Pollard and Carmen Vicelich, Chief Executives of respectively NZ Apples and Pears Inc and Valocity Limited, said that while India offers immense commercial and industrial opportunities, our businesses and…

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Indian Budget 2020 high on investments, low on taxation

Indian Budget 2020 high on investments, low on taxation

Nirmala Sitharaman perceives Aspirational India with a Caring Society Venkat Raman Innovative programmes to intensify public private partnerships, incentives to promote foreign direct investment and further domestic investor interest and massive investments in infrastructure and other projects are among the highlights of the second annual budget of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman in the Indian Parliament last night. Notwithstanding criticisms from…

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