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Funding of almost $14m for eight major research projects

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 15:55:45 +1200 | University of Auckland

University of Auckland research in environment, health, agriculture and electricity technology received close to $14 million in funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, announced today. More >>

Research supported in science investment round

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 15:37:52 +1200 | University of Otago

Five innovative University of Otago-led research programmes are being backed with $5.7M in new science investment funding announced by the Government today. More >>

Charter application skew assists rich American

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 13:09:18 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government has skewed the latest round of charter school applications to assist an American millionaire’s goal of ‘revolutionising” New Zealand’s education system, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Opotiki District Council statement re allegations

Wed, 2 Sep 2015 17:24:33 +1200 | Opotiki District Council

The Opōtiki Mayor is urging the community and the media to let Police get on with the job of investigating allegations of a sexual nature involving students from Opōtiki College without unhelpful speculation.More >>

10th anniversary Edition of He'll Be OK

Wed, 2 Sep 2015 15:53:39 +1200 | HarperCollins

The untimely death of Celia Lashlie in February robbed us of a powerful voice of reason and compassion – a voice that is arguably needed now even more than when her iconic book He’ll Be OK was first published in 2005. More >>

Huge need for school guidance counsellors in schools

Wed, 2 Sep 2015 14:51:49 +1200 | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

Assigning school guidance counsellors to primary and intermediate schools would provide early intervention for children and families and help prevent some of the cases that end up with Child, Youth and Family (CYF), says a prominent school counsellor.More >>

Lifelong Learning Key to Wellbeing

Wed, 2 Sep 2015 09:15:24 +1200 | Adult Learners' Week

Henley Men’s Shed in Masterton will host the launch of this year’s Adult Learners’ Week/He Tangata Mātauranga, September 7-13. The custom built shed is set up for older men to participate in a range of activities from metalwork, woodwork and gardening ...More >>

Barriers to Salisbury School enrolment must come down

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 14:35:13 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling on the government to allow parents to enrol their children directly at Salisbury School for high needs girls in Richmond, Nelson. “The government removed the school’s ability to take applications and dramatically reduced the ...More >>

PM Post-Cab Conference: Flag Shortlist, Business Confidence

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:43:37 +1200 | The Scoop Team

Speaking at his Monday post-cabinet press conference, John Key said there were two or three flags he would personally vote for in the shortlist. He said the chosen flag would be instantly recognizable as a representation of New Zealand. Key stood ...More >>

Redress sought over pay discrimination for education support

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:39:39 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI says it intends to take legal action on behalf of education support workers over gender discrimination. “We welcome the initiative by the country’s midwives to file for court action over pay discrimination. And we’ve also been watching ...More >>

National’s asset stripping agenda hits schools

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:47:50 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s fire-sale of school houses and land is short-sighted, mean-spirited, and will have huge unintended consequences that we will pay for in years to come, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Flavell: Tīramarama Mai

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:14:40 +1200 | New Zealand Government

I am pleased to be here today to celebrate Tīramarama Mai – an initiative piloted by Maataa Waka Ki Te Tau Ihu and one of the first commissioned by Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu in this region. More >>

Government targets put ahead of students’ education

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:27:32 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must urgently reassess the way it sets NCEA targets after a new report found they are forcing schools to “credit farm” and are undermining the qualification, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. “A PPTA report released today ...More >>

NCEA threatened by government meddling - PPTA

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:19:48 +1200 | PPTA

The government’s target of 85% of students achieving NCEA level 2 risks undermining the qualification and encourages ‘credit farming’ in schools, warns PPTA. More >>

Free Press 24/8/15

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:32:01 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

The Green Party have jumped all over suggestions that Destiny Church will make a third application to operate a Partnership School after two failed attempts. The Greens have always been the most authoritarian party, knowing a right way to live ...More >>

Rankin: Hollow Auckland, Hollow Media, Hollow Opposition

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:58:13 +1200 | Keith Rankin

I was interested to hear this story ( More students at poorest schools ) on Thursday (20 August), about the large changes in school enrolments in Decile 10 and Decile 1 schools. These are the schools that are located in the richest and poorest suburbs ...More >>

Ministry Responds to Principals Call for Leadership Support

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:36:50 +1200 | New Zealand Principals Federation

Principals across the country are delighted that the Ministry of Education has listened to their national principals’ organisation and are working on leadership support for principals. ‘There is clear evidence that principals, especially in rural areas ...More >>

Come clean on Pasifika education centre

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:37:25 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iinga needs to come clean and tell the Pasifika communities if he’s working to save the Pasifika Education Centre or shut it down, Labour’s Pasifika spokesperson Su’a William Sio says.More >>

Shiny new system leads to record truancy

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:12:14 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Record high truancy rates shows the Government’s much-vaunted new attendance system is an abysmal failure, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. “Data released today shows truancy rates have spiked more than 15 per cent in 2014 and ...More >>

Formula One Career Opportunity of a Lifetime

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 08:20:11 +1200 | Infiniti Solutions

Hong Kong – Five university engineering students from around the world have been given the career opportunity of a lifetime in Formula One, as Infiniti announces them as the winners of the 2015 Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy.More >>


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