National Scholarship winners do us proud

Nasif Azam of Lincoln High School (Canterbury), Rahul Makam from Lindisfarne College (Hastings) and Segar Manoharan of Hamilton Boys’ High School (Hamilton) were among the winners of the ‘Outstanding Scholarship Awards.’ve students of Indian and Sri Lankan origin are among the winners of the New Zealand Scholarship Awards 2012. Kalyani Nagarajan, a student of Epsom Girls’ Grammar School and Durandon…

Read More

Good start to Early Childhood Education graduates

Early Childhood Education offers ample opportunities to pursue a lucrative and interesting career, a student of the Auckland based Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) has said. Jess Gaul-Crown said that the course content and the popularity of MIT encouraged her to seek and obtain this important qualification. She said that her modest economic means may have forced her to end…

Read More

Pat Walsh to step down as Vice-Chancellor

Victoria University Vice-Chancellor Professor Pat Walsh would leave the post at the end of the year, according to a statement issued by Chancellor Ian McKinnon. Professor Walsh has held the post since January 2005. He was previously Member, Industrial Relations Centre (1981), Head of School of Business & Public Management, now known as School of Management (1997), Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean…

Read More

Diet change helps reduce inflammation

Appropriate change of diet can help in reducing inflammation within six weeks, a study has revealed. According to University of Auckland Nutrition Professor Lynnette Ferguson, the research, based on short-term studies, could affect the cost of human clinical trials. “Inflammation can be a catalyst for chronic human diseases, including Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular diseases and some cancers, as well as various autoimmune…

Read More

Report outlines measures to augment growth

The Government’s final report under the Business Growth Agenda lists useful undertakings to enable better access to capital. ‘Building Capital Markets’ is a useful component of the Agenda to build the New Zealand economy. However, much more needs to be done to achieve the Government’s goal of New Zealand becoming a magnet for foreign investment. OECD’s ‘Going for Growth’ Report…

Read More

Young leaders discuss global issues

A young New Zealander has just returned from Vienna after attending an international youth conference organised by the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC). Arish Naresh, Team Leader (Oral Health Service) at the Tairawhiti District Health based in Gisborne, was among 150 participants from 50 countries (in the 18-35 age group) at the Fifth Global Forum held at the Austrian…

Read More