February 10, 2015

Victoria, Wellington and New Zealand in the News


In the news:
New Zealand more appealing (cost of living and quality of life)
Auckland and Wellington both dropped four places in Mercer's global 2014 Cost of Living survey - designed to help multinational companies and governments determine compensation allowances for their expatriate employees.

Colourful characters abound at the Wellington Rugby Sevens
Wellington has a tradition of great celebration in the stands as well as for the players on the field.


From research at Victoria:
Yellow light for forest-saving programme in Indonesia
A programme to curb deforestation and carbon emissions in Indonesia has improved forest governance but more changes need to be implemented if its original aims are to be met according to Victoria University of Wellington research.

Victoria connecting with Wellington's tech industry
Victoria University of Wellington is running a workshop aimed at getting Wellington's tech community up to speed with the latest in network technology.

Getting to the bottom of tectonic plates
New research, led by Victoria University of Wellington and using underground dynamite explosions, has revealed previously unknown information about what happens underneath tectonic plates.


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