Education: Foreign exchange

Education: Foreign exchange

These days, edu­ca­tion and busi­ness are inex­tric­ably tied up togeth­er, mean­ing both gains and com­prom­ises are made, with pros and cons hotly debated. One thing that seems pos­it­ive from most angles though, is the busi­ness of inter­na­tion­al edu­ca­tion. Boost­ing the indi­vidu­al stu­dent, the school, the loc­al com­munity, the wider region and the coun­try as a […]

Education: Foreign exchange

Education: Foreign exchange

These days, edu­ca­tion and busi­ness are inex­tric­ably tied up togeth­er, mean­ing both gains and com­prom­ises are made, with pros and cons hotly debated. One thing that seems pos­it­ive from most angles though, is the busi­ness of inter­na­tion­al edu­ca­tion. Boost­ing the indi­vidu­al stu­dent, the school, the loc­al com­munity, the wider region and the coun­try as a […]

Coco at the Roxy

Coco at the Roxy

        A Wel­ling­ton icon, lead­ing attrac­tion and sym­bol of the city’s proud his­tory of film, the Roxy Cinema can be found right in the heart of New Zealand’s film­mak­ing cap­it­al as well as in the hearts of its loc­als. But it is not just a cinema, says Roxy event and mar­ket­ing man­ager Car­ole Tredrea, […]

The Ins and Outs of Sex-positive Retail

The Ins and Outs of Sex-positive Retail

Our lives are sat­ur­ated with sex-based advert­ising at every step. Subtle, or in your face, sex is used to hawk any­thing from food to fra­grance. Iron­ic­ally, the shops selling actu­al sex products them­selves face much stricter retail and advert­ising stand­ards than any­one else, as they are gen­er­ally cat­egor­ised with­in the shade of grey (I hear […]

Gifted

Gifted

All chil­dren are nat­ur­ally curi­ous, with broad ima­gin­a­tions and an inher­ent abil­ity to drive any­one with­in earshot slightly doolally through repet­it­ive ques­tion­ing. How­ever, if you’ve ever been around a child whose curi­os­ity levels are through the roof, or whose out­land­ish ima­gin­ings leave you won­der­ing if there was some­thing extra in your tea, you may like […]

Changes of scenery proves fruitful

When Gary and Val­ley Neale came back from work­ing over­seas in the early 1990s, they returned to Nel­son, the town where they’d met, and con­sidered wheth­er to try grow­ing grapes or apples. “We met a grow­er who said whatever we went into there would be good years and bad, and if we weren’t pas­sion­ate about […]

All the right notes for 2015

All the right notes for 2015

Six By One, a series of six con­certs show­cas­ing all of Tchaikovsky’s sym­phon­ies and fea­tur­ing top New Zea­l­and pian­ist Michael Hou­s­ton, is set to be Orches­tra Wellington’s biggest sea­son yet, says music­al dir­ect­or Marc Tad­dei. “These sym­phon­ies are one of the monu­ments of the 19th cen­tury and it’s extremely rare to hear them all done […]

Fertility Associates

Fertility Associates

Hav­ing a baby is a chal­len­ging jour­ney, and for some people this begins even before con­cep­tion, when deal­ing with fer­til­ity con­cerns. At Fer­til­ity Asso­ci­ates, New Zealand’s lead­ing pro­vider of fer­til­ity dia­gnos­is and treat­ment, a team of experts addresses all aspects of fer­til­ity, treat­ing your indi­vidu­al needs and sup­port­ing you hol­ist­ic­ally on the path to achieving […]

NCEA: Report Card

NCEA: Report Card

On the fol­low­ing pages, Fish­Head presents its annu­al sur­vey of the region’s sec­ond­ary schools’ NCEA res­ults. This year we have tried to com­pare schools against their own pre­vi­ous year’s res­ults rather than against each oth­er, but even that is an exer­cise fraught with per­ils and pit­falls. Sad­ie Beck­man explains why NCEA tables aren’t neces­sar­ily the […]

Heliworx flying high on the coast

Heliworx flying high on the coast

When Donna Wil­li­ams met expert heli­copter pilot Den­nis Young she was scared of heights. Think­ing this dis­par­ity meant their rela­tion­ship might nev­er get off the ground, lit­er­ally or oth­er­wise, she con­fron­ted her ver­tigo and flew with him. “Before that flight I wouldn’t have even got up on a gar­age roof,” she says. It obvi­ously did the […]