$6 million for occupational disease and alcohol research

Staff Reporter The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRCNZ) has awarded about $6 million to two researchers at Massey University to conduct research on ‘Occupational Disease in New Zealand’ and ‘International Policy and its Impact.’ These are a part of five research programmes which have received $24.85 million, in addition to 51 research programmes that have received $56.5 million…

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Fulbright New Zealand scholars announced

Staff Reporter Sixty New Zealand graduate students, academics, artists and professionals were honoured as Fulbright grantees at a ceremony held in Parliament on June 19, 2017. Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith, who was present at the ceremony, said that Fulbright New Zealand provides opportunities for promising graduate students to complete a post- graduate degree at an American university in…

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A new breed of MBA growing in Auckland

Venkat Raman  While traditional courses in management practices continue to attract young students and people on their career paths, a new breed of MBA is beginning to gain traction at the Unitec Campus in Auckland. ‘Master of Applied Practice-Technological Futures’ run by Tech Futures Lab provides opportunities for people to acquire knowledge and skills to re-engineer their careers, link business…

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It is scary how Gonorrhoea is spreading globally

Worse, it remains impervious to antibiotics Supplied Content The threat of increased antibiotic resistance is often on the headlines. Two Massey University researchers argue that in the case of sexually-transmitted gonorrhoea, this is inevitable, and we had better figure out what to do after the antibiotics stop working. Dr Collette Bromhead and Dr Heather Hendrickson jointly wrote an article entitled…

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Change of guard at English Language Board

Staff Reporter Popular barrister and solicitor and Indian Newslink columnist Gurbrinder Aulakh has been appointed Chairman of the English Language Partners New Zealand (ELPNZ). He succeeds Alasdair Finnie who retired at the end of last month. Catherine Neil will continue in her role as Deputy Chair. Mr Aulakh paid tributes to Mr Finnie, saying that his wisdom and experience will…

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