Scientists get close to one-shot flu jab

Dr Katherine Kedzierska A University of Melbourne-led research team has cracked the riddle of how flu-killing immunity cells memorise distinct strains of influenza, which could lead to novel cellular memory-implant technologies resulting in a one-shot flu jab for life. The extraordinary breakthrough in how ‘killer’ CD8+T cells (the body’s ‘army of hitmen’ tasked with taking out new viruses) retain memories…

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Changes to foreign students’ regime

Staff Reporter –  The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is seeking to amend the provisions ofits Qualifications Framework in respect of English language requirements. The proposed changes would affect students applying for admission into New Zealand tertiary institutions from only a select list of countries. English proficiency According to a notification posted on the NZQA and Immigration New Zealand (INZ)…

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NZMA expands Mt Wellington Campus

Mark Worsop –  Growing demand for NZMA’s hospitality, cookery and business programmes has sparked a massive expansion of the provider’s state-of-the-art Sylvia Park Campus. Work on the revamped facility, just completed, includes two new training kitchens, six additional classrooms, a large cyber suite and an additional floor of staff offices. The enlarged campus would enable NZMA to significantly grow its…

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Course fosters Mental Health providers

Future Skills Academy Manukau is launching it’s National Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support Level 4. The programme is designed for learners who wish to enter mental health and addiction support work, or who already work as paid or unpaid mental health and addiction support workers under supervision. Future Skills Mental Health and Addiction Support tutor Kailash Devan said…

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School needs money for works

Al Madinah School in Mangere, Auckland, still needs to raise about $300,000 to finish paying for its recently completed building works. Founded in 1992, it was New Zealand’s first Islamic school and remains the main institution of its kind. The State-integrated school is a project of the Islamic Education and Dawah Trust (IED), a registered charity, which is also responsible…

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