Sir Anand heads Expert Group

The Government has appointed former Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand to head the newly formed Expert Advisory Group on Information Security. Carl Davidson (Chief Families Commissioner), Dr Murray Milner (Chair of National Health IT Board) and Rob Laking (Senior Associate at the Institute of Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University) are the other members of the Group, appointed by…

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Haste makes waste of courses

It seems that the Tertiary Education Commission, in its haste to implement the Minister’s Level 1 and two contestable funding experiment, has made rushed assessments of several private training providers’ preparedness to teach courses early next year. Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) Chief Executive Dr Peter Brothers said on November 30 that a few private training providers had contacted the…

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Massey honours Alan Bollard

Massey University honoured former Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor Dr Alan Bollard with an honorary doctorate at a graduation ceremony held in Palmerston North on November 30, 2012. New Zealand Post Deputy Chairman and former Deputy Prime Minister Dr Michael Cullen introduced Dr Bollard at the Ceremony as a former Treasury Secretary, Commerce Commission Chairman and Institute of Economic…

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Fresh initiatives to promote Hindi

Wellington Hindi School, the oldest community based Hindi language and culture school in New Zealand, recently marked its 20th anniversary. As a part of our anniversary celebrations, we launched three initiatives, the first of which was to present a concert on December 1, 2012. Our other two initiatives include joining hands with various organisations to celebrate Holi,’’ the Indian Festival…

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Varsity promotes exchange programme

Australia’s La Trobe University has tied up with three leading Indian institutes to promote student exchange programmes and joint research projects. The Indian institutes are Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara (JSS) University, (Mysore) and the Pune based Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT) and Cummins College. “The tie-ups will enable students of JSS, MIT and Cummins to participate in exchange programmes and conduct…

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Research precedes innovative menu

Massey University fourth year Food Technology students served a range of innovative products to their staff last fortnight, following a year of planning, market research and development. The students, who were formed into groups early this year, were challenged to create a menu that would be suitable for the market and consumers. Extensive range Senior lecturer in Dairy Technology Rod…

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