Kapi-Mana News : April 24th 2012
17 KAPI-MANA NEWS, APRIL 24, 2012 NEWS Hello, I'm Sione I study "Music is my passion and Whitireia has given me the opportunity to learn and to follow what I love to do for the rest of my life, which is singing! Malo 'aupito ( ank you very much) Whitireia for making me believe in my career!" Have a go at taking music seriously in the Foundation Music course, which includes performance skills, playing in a band, professional studies and musical theory. Auditions will be held on › Friday 25th May & Monday 28th May 2012 at the Porirua Campus (quali cation completion)* STUDENT SUCCESS POLYTECHNIC FOR ST *The Performance of Tertiary Education Organisations report. Whitireia were rated number one for quali cation completion in August 2011 by the Tertiary Education Commission. MUsic at whitieRia WNZ_2_MUSIC_12 PORIRUA | WELLINGTON | KAPITI WWW.WHITIREIA.AC.NZ 0800 944 847 EnRol Now Get StARteD IN juLY IN BRIEF Book fair raises $22,000 The recent Plimmerton Rotary Book Fair raised $22,000 for the Life Education Trust and local charities. The fair was held on March 31 and April 1 at the New Zealand Kennel Club in Elsdon. Club spokesperson Wendy Betteridge said they wanted to thank all the people who supported the event. ''Considering the current economic slow-down it was amazing that we exceeded the amount raised last year and we're very grateful,'' she said. Upset diabetics There will be a march/gathering at Parliament on May 1 from 11.30am to voice the frustrations of the diabetes community to the Government and Pharmac about the proposal for blood glucose meters and test strips. There is concern the proposal removes choice in how people with diabetes choose to manage their condition and removes all currently funded meters from the Pharmac schedule. Help for brain injured The Brain Injury Association needs volunteer collectors for its July street appeal. If anyone can help they should leave a message on 04 473 5004 or email their contact details to Wellington@brain-injury.org.nz There is more information online at wellingtonbrain.org. The appeal is in Porirua on July 6. Define 'specialist' -- Dean By ANDREA O'NEIL Quite a year: Whitireia health dean Kathy Holloway is set to shake up the health system with her PhD and has just become head of her department in a stellar year for the Whitby woman. Whitireia health faculty dean Kathy Holloway has seemingly endless reasons to celebrate. After five years of hard slog she was awarded her PhD last Octo- ber, she was promoted to head Whitireia s health department in March, and her doctoral research looks set to change the health scene in New Zealand and world- wide. The 51-year-old Whitby resi- dent is at the zenith of her long and varied career, but is always looking for new peaks to scale. I have a very low tolerance for boredom and I like to be challenged. Ms Holloway s PhD, awarded by Sydney s University of Tech- nology, proposed a framework to decide whether health profes- sionals are specialists or not -- something which surprisingly doesn t exist at present. When you get to call yourself a specialist is reasonably ad hoc, Ms Holloway says. Practical application was the point of Ms Holloway s doctorate. It s no good doing something if no-one uses it, she says. Specialty groups in New Zealand really need to grab hold of it. While her framework might need testing and refining, Ms Holloway is convinced of its merit. I think it s great, but I wrote it, so I would! she says. I spent five years of my life on it. In amongst promoting her research domestically and inter- nationally, Ms Holloway has her hands full overseeing 300 students training to be nurses, paramedics, social workers and mental health support workers. On top of that, she is a fellow of the College of Nurses Aotearoa, sits on a clinical training agency nursing advisory committee, and is setting up a New Zealand branch of Sigma Theta Tau Inter- national, the Honour Society of Nursing. Indulging a long-term interest in the online world, Ms Holloway also writes an internet column for magazine Nursing Review. While living in the UK in 2000 she com- pleted a postgraduate certificate in the subject. Health and the web naturally marry, Ms Holloway says. After porn, health is the most queried search term on Google. Born and bred in Masterton, Ms Holloway started her career in 1980 at Wellington Polytechnic with a nursing diploma, then moved to Sydney for a nursing degree and then a masters degree in health science and nursing edu- cation. She lived in Australia and England for 14 years, working in cardiac care and as an educator. In 1993 Ms Holloway became a tutor at her first polytechnic, now Massey Wellington, then moved to Whitireia in 1996. It seems she hasn t stopped for a breath since. That s what I like about my job, it s not boring, she says.
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