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Calling Secondary School Educators: Apply for a fully funded 2019 exchange program in the U.S.

Apply by Monday January 14, 2019 at 5pm New Zealand time using this form .   What is the program about? The five-week Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary educators and administrators the opportunity to deepen their understanding of ...
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New Zealand Defence Force presented rare award by US Navy

Original article: Stuff A New Zealand Defence Force frigate is being celebrated with a rare award presented by the United States Navy for their support. On Friday, a US Meritorious Unit Citation was presented to the New Zealand Defence Force’s Anzac frigate, HMNZS Te Kaha, at the Devonport Naval Base. The United States chief of naval operations Admiral John Richardson presented the crew of HMNZS Te Kaha with ...
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Pacific Women Leaders: Fiafia Rex

By Gail Brown. For the next blog in the  Pacific Women Leaders  series, I met with Fiafia Rex – founder of Oma Tafua (To Treasure Whales). Endangered whales have a special friend on the tiny island of Niue, deep in the Pacific Ocean. Her name is Fiafia Rex and she founded Oma Tafua, The Whale Conservation in Niue more than ...
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Ambassador Brown’s first visit to Blenheim and the Marlborough region

Ambassador Scott Brown enjoyed his first visit to Blenheim and the Marlborough region as part of his ongoing program of outreach to the provincial centers of New Zealand.  He was met by guide for the day, local Member of Parliament Stuart Smith, and kicked off the visit with a courtesy call at the Regional Council ...
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Women in Sport Aotearoa: leading gender equity in New Zealand and promoting sport for women globally

Julie Paterson, now CEO of Tennis New Zealand , said the espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program changed her life. During her exchange, she was mentored by Deborah Slaner Larkin, CEO of the Women’s Sports Foundation in New York and was so inspired by the organization’s work that she returned to New Zealand and established Women in Sport Aotearoa (WISPA) , along with Massey University Professor and researcher, Sarah Leberman. WISPA is ...
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