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Friday, September 19, 2014 10:32:46 AM

NZMA Gets Behind Quit Smoking Campaign

In a bid to help students quit smoking, NZMA Sylvia Park has just entered 30 of its students and tutors in a national competition, the WERO Challenge. The three teams of ten have pledged to quit smoking for three months, battling it out against 90 teams from across the country. The challenge ends on November 30 and the group with the most quitters will win $5000 cash for a charity, community group or marae of their choice.

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Sunday, August 31, 2014 10:49:49 AM

First NZQA accredited online graduates from Yoobee

ACG Yoobee School of Design is about to have its first-ever NZQA accredited graduates come out of Yoobee’s Online Campus. The students are currently in the final weeks of a 25-week part-time Certificate in Digital Media. This qualification involves students engaging in a range of activities including image manipulation, print, 3D modeling, 3D animation, short film making, website creation and interactive media. As it is so diverse, this is the perfect programme to pathway into other on-campus diplomas.

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Friday, August 22, 2014 10:47:29 AM

NZMA student takes out top hospitality accolade

An NZMA hospitality student, Xiangying Zan (Brandy), has won New Zealand Training Food and Beverage Service Person of the Year at the prestigious New Zealand Culinary Fare. Paul Wyber, also of NZMA, took out ‘Best in Show’ in the Classic Cocktails Open category and students from across NZMA’s three campuses brought home 48 medals between them.

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Friday, August 22, 2014 10:44:46 AM

TLC Student Profile: Zoe Knighton

Zoe Knighton came to The Learning Connexion with the simple goal of improving her drawing. So when she took out the ‘People’s Choice Award’ not only once, but twice in a row at The Learning Connexion exhibitions, she was very surprised.

Plimmerton-based artist Zoe was also a finalist in the Emerging Artist Awards in the 2014 NZ Art Show. “Although I didn’t receive one of the awards, I was able to exhibit my work with those who had and I sold all of my pieces, so it felt very much like a win,” says Zoe.

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Friday, August 22, 2014 10:42:26 AM

Whitecliffe students win at Eden Arts

Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design and the Eden Arts Trust are delighted to announce the winners of the prestigious annual Eden Arts Art Schools Award held on Thursday 7 August 2014. The Overall Winner was Whitecliffe Year 4 Fine Arts student Alex Matthews, who won $5,000 in prize money. One of the three Highly Commended awards, with a prize of $1,000, went to Whitecliffe Year 3 BFA student Giulio Laura.

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Friday, August 22, 2014 10:41:02 AM

ITC Launches Online

On Thursday 7 August the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) officially launched its new online learning programmes.

ITC staff and industry members gathered at ITC’s city campus for the event. Distance Learning Programme Manager Carla Sutton introduced the online courses, thanking those involved and highlighting the courses' flexibility, accessibility and industry relevance.

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Friday, August 22, 2014 10:31:42 AM

ITC Finalist in Two Westpac Business Awards

The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2014 – South. The college is a finalist in two categories: Excellence in Customer Service Delivery and Excellence in Strategy and Planning.

ITC’s Marketing Director Claire Huxley says that both categories are crucial to ITC’s success.

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Friday, August 22, 2014 10:14:04 AM

New Zealand Career College joins ACG

Academic Colleges Group (ACG) recently acquired the New Zealand Career College (NZCC).

The New Zealand Career College has been a private tertiary education provider since 2002 and has been led by Mr. Feroz Ali. Mr Ali will take up a senior role within ACG as Divisional Chief Executive of the ACG Tertiary & Careers division.

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Friday, July 25, 2014 2:31:09 PM

Standing up for Private Training Establishments (PTEs)

In Budget 2014, the Minister for Tertiary Education, Steven Joyce, confirmed that private providers would be funded at the same level as public providers for delivering the same courses.  There had previously been a gap, sometimes significant, in the funding rates and Minister Joyce worked carefully over several Budgets to remove this discrimination.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 7:00:25 PM

Kiwi kids bring Anzac history to life in Minecraft®

Auckland War Memorial Museum has teamed up with Media Design School and their ‘Pick & Shovel’ community to recreate ANZAC history in Minecraft®.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:55:46 PM

NZCC MOU with Institute of Supply & Materials Management

NZCC and the Institute of Supply & Materials Management (ISMM) recently signed a memorandum of understanding to formally recognise the quality of graduates from ISMM supply chain courses. NZCC will now recognize ISMM Diploma & Certificate Courses in Purchasing & Supply Chain Management, along with work experience in a related field for entry into the NZCC diploma course. Those who have successfully completed the ISMM Graduate Diploma would obtain exemption from Level 5 & 6 (two years) and be eligible to directly enter the NZCC Diploma in Procurement & Supply (Level 7).

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:51:35 PM

Amber Whitecliffe Places in the 2014 Miromoda Showcase

Whitecliffe graduate Amber Whitecliffe was one of the winners in the Established Designer section at the Miromoda Maori Fashion Design Awards Competition.

The competition was introduced by the Indigenous Māori Fashion Apparel Board (IMFAB) as a way to showcase fashion from both emerging and established designers of Maori descent. The 2014 Miromoda Maori Fashion Design Awards Competition was held in Wellington on 21 June.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:46:46 PM

Yoobee’s Triple Win At Worldskills

The Worldskills National finals competition was held at the new Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) campus in Hamilton on the 4th and 5th of July.

ACG Yoobee School of Design saw 8 students participate in the Graphic Design competition over two days. Cameroon Hooson, Timothy Wightman and Magdalen Shi won first, second and third place respectively in the Graphic Design competition.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:41:15 PM

Prime Minister John Key Opens NZMA’s New Campus

Judging an omelette cook-off isn’t usually in the line of duty for Prime Minister John Key. But when he officially opened NZMA’s new Sylvia Park Campus on July 4, he took on the guise of MasterChef judge with ease.

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