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Damage to Maori carving at Whangaparaoa College

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:44:45 +1300 | New Zealand Police

The carvings, which had been commissioned by the college, had only been installed on Monday at the entrance to the Te Maramara a Tane Maori Studies block at the school. More >>

Extra care urged on roads as kids begin returning to school

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:39:54 +1300 | New Zealand Police

As some schools and pre-schools begin reopening this week after the holidays, Police are reminding motorists to take extra care on the roads. More >>

Student Visas ‘Sold’ as Back Door to NZ Residency

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:22:59 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Foreign students are being promised they will be able to stay here permanently, says New Zealand First. More >>

Chance to Impress for Netball Central Zone’s Youngsters

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:59:23 +1300 | Netball Central

The journey to being a New Zealand Secondary School (NZSS) player continued this weekend at a Talent Development Camp held at Te Wananga-O-Raukawa in Otaki for 29 talented young players from Netball Central Zone.More >>

Children head back to school

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:48:38 +1300 | Ministry of Education

More than 10,000 five-year-olds head off to class for the first time as New Zealand schools open for the New Year from today. Schools will be reopening this week and next week.More >>

Appointment of New Director of Rangi Ruru Boarding

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:40:18 +1300 | Released via Ali Jones PR Ltd

Treena Ruwhiu is already well known to many Rangi girls and families as she has been a senior and much respected member of the school’s English Faculty since arriving at Rangi in 2009.More >>

Minister welcomes beginning of school year

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:40:14 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has wished Kiwi kids well as they begin heading back to school on Monday. More >>

Government cuts driving increased education costs

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:54:14 +1300 | Green Party

Government cuts to education are forcing more of the burden on to parents and damaging the education of poorer kids, as the cost of primary and secondary education increases by five times the cost of inflation, the Green Party says.More >>

Schoolhopper ready for launch

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:23:37 +1300 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Getting ready for the first day of school is not just limited to hundreds of Tauranga students this year – Bay of Plenty Regional Council is also getting ready for their first day as they prepare to launch the Schoolhopper bus network.More >>

2015 school infrastructure spend $650 million

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:11:51 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Associate Minister of Education 23 January 2015 Media Statement 2015 school infrastructure spend $650 million More >>

Minister responds to parent engagement report

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:07:33 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says the Government has accepted the 18 recommendations of the Education and Science Select Committee’s inquiry into engaging parents in their children’s education.More >>

Pasifika success story

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:31:34 +1300 | Silvereye Communications

In their final year at school, twins, Nanumea and Te Pine Foua were St Patrick’s College students fast on their way to success. They achieved tertiary level credits while still at secondary school. And Te Pine has secured a plumbing apprenticeship ...More >>

Growing inequality means more children at risk in the water

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:12:51 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Many children from poorer backgrounds are missing out on developing swimming and water safety skills as schools find it increasingly difficult to ensure that all children get access to pools.More >>

NorthTec: Ashlee Lands Dream Job

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:46:38 +1300 | NorthTec

A NorthTec environmental degree student has landed on her feet, going straight from graduation to a full-time, permanent job as a Biosecurity Officer. More >>

Brickbats and bouquets for school leavers and graduates

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:07:38 +1300 | Employers And Manufacturers Association

Employers wishing to recruit school leavers have scored them below par for basic literacy and the use of English language in a recent survey. More >>

Teen births on the way down in New Zealand

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:06:09 +1300 | Superu

This is one of the findings of the latest research from the Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (Superu, formerly known as the Families Commission). The research, released today and based on 2013 data, shows that:More >>

Second chance for NCEA teens

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:03:20 +1300 | Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

Thousands of teenagers across the Bay of Plenty breathed a sigh of relief with NCEA results being released last week. For many of these teens it’s the first step towards bright and rewarding careers.More >>

NCEA results give students opportunity

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:59:19 +1300 | Waiariki Institute Of Technology

With the recent release of NCEA results, Waiariki Institute of Technology region’s students are now better prepared to make their decisions as to what their career pathways will be.More >>

Otago study indicates exercise sharpens young adult brain

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:08:12 +1300 | University of Otago

Regular physical activity improves brain function even in young adults considered in their prime and at the height of cognitive ability, according to a new University of Otago study.More >>

Young people overly optimistic about finances

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:00:05 +1300 | Westpac

A new survey of young New Zealanders by the Westpac-Massey Fin-Ed Centre shows that many believe their financial situation will improve in the coming year and their money management skills require no improvement.More >>


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