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U.S. Department of State Virtual Exchange Program

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:54:36 +1300 | U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State Builds Bridge Between the Past and Present Through Virtual Exchange Program More >>

Students Call on Minister to be truthful in his calculations

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:39:09 +1300 | VUWSA

Students are calling on the Minister of Tertiary Education, Steven Joyce, to go back to class and check his maths after he suggested that the government subsidises 80% of tuition costs.More >>

Metiria Turei to lead fight on feeding hungry children

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:15:38 +1300 | Green Party

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. Mrs Turei, who leads the Green Party’s work on child poverty, will pick up Mr Harawira’s ...More >>

New Analysis Shows Government Cut Tertiary Education Funding

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:41:50 +1300 | Green Party

New analysis done by the Green Party today shows the Government has made cuts to funding of tertiary education since 2008.More >>

Students doing it tough as fees rise again

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:26:08 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government is making it increasingly difficult for Kiwis to gain tertiary education as fees continue to rise and access to student support becomes even more restricted, Labour’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Speech from the Throne: State Opening of Parliament, 21 Oct

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:38:25 +1300 | Governor General

Following the General Election, a National-led Government has been formed with a majority in the House on confidence and supply. Confidence and supply agreements have been signed between the National Party and, respectively, the ACT Party and ...More >>

‘Investing in education’ must show returns

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:50:11 +1300 | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (21 October) – The government must incorporate a rigorous evaluation framework into Investing in Education Success (IES) programme, to ensure that the $359 million is indeed a good investment, says The New Zealand Initiative. That is ...More >>

Joyce to focus on R&D spending, skilled workers, exports

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:53:17 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says his top priorities for the next three years are to lift private sector spending on research and development, alleviate a shortage of engineers and ICT workers, and keep New ...More >>

Stop the Job Cuts at Manukau Institute of Technolgoy

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:56:30 +1300 | NZTEU

The chief executive at Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) wants to cut the equivalent of 50 full time jobs from the faculties of engineering and trades, and education and social sciences.More >>

Helping teachers and children engage with science

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:15:34 +1300 | NZEI

Entries have opened for the next round of the successful Best 100 Science Experiments Competition run by the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology and education sector union NZEI Te Rui Roa.More >>

Otago student faces prospect of disciplinary action

Thu, 9 Oct 2014 13:45:30 +1300 | University of Otago

The University of Otago takes the issue of objectification of women via Facebook and all social media very seriously and in cases where the University can identify breaches of the University’s ethical behaviour policy, its students will face firm ...More >>

Filipo Levi Appointed in Pivotal Partnership School Role

Wed, 8 Oct 2014 13:59:12 +1300 | Villa Education Trust

The Villa Education Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Filipo Levi into the pivotal role of Community Liaison Manager for the new Partnership School. More >>

More effective social services: Commission seeks views

Tue, 7 Oct 2014 14:16:33 +1300 | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission has just released the issues paper on its new inquiry into improving outcomes for New Zealanders from social services. Submissions are invited by 18 November . Video introducing the inquiry: More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa congratulates Hekia Parata

Mon, 6 Oct 2014 12:20:43 +1300 | NZEI

“Ministerial appointments are the decision of the Prime Minister, and NZEI Te Riu Roa will work constructively with the Minister of Education,” said President Judith Nowotarski.More >>

Gender Pay Gap No Surprise to Education Support Workers

Sat, 4 Oct 2014 11:39:54 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Statistics released today * showing the widening gap between the earnings of men and women will come as no surprise to education support workers in early childhood education.More >>

Studylink Listens and Responds to Students

Fri, 3 Oct 2014 14:22:26 +1300 | NZ Union of Students' Associations

Studylink are launching their new student focused campaign in preparation of semester one 2015. The campaign was developed in partnership with the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA). In addition, Studylink have redeveloped their website, ...More >>

Celebrating World Teachers’ Day

Fri, 3 Oct 2014 12:09:10 +1300 | Ministry of Education

The huge part that teachers play in the lives of every New Zealander is being acknowledged this weekend as World Teachers’ Day is celebrated. More >>

Taonga welcomed home as part of World Teachers Day

Fri, 3 Oct 2014 11:44:29 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Teachers, school support staff and their communities will gather at dusk on Gisborne’s Midway beach on October 5 to welcome the return of a rakau korero (talking stick) that left Aotearoa one year ago.More >>

Response to Russell Brown and Tertiary Education Union

Thu, 2 Oct 2014 14:36:15 +1300 | Jordan Williams

The allegation that I have worked with others to discredit public health efforts is wrong. My public comments in relation to public health researchers have been where academics have mislead the public about official support or endorsement, and where ...More >>

Slip in University Rankings - Funding Not the Problem

Thu, 2 Oct 2014 13:53:56 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the slippage of New Zealand universities' rankings , Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says: More >>


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