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The rise of Māori academic achievement in mental health

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 16:09:25 +1200 | Massey University

The phenomenal success of a groundbreaking programme to develop Māori Health professionals has been celebrated at a special hui in Auckland today. More >>

ITC catering for Vocational Pathways in schools

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 13:54:42 +1200 | International Travel College

ITC catering for Vocational Pathways in schools The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) is catering for Vocational Pathways in secondary schools with its suite of interactive short courses. Vocational Pathways, part of the Youth Guarantee ...More >>

UC awards 2015 Research Medal

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 09:33:47 +1200 | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury (UC) academic who specialises in the analysis of words and sounds has been awarded the University’s 2015 Research Medal. More >>

National Standards no model for Social Services delivery

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 08:32:30 +1200 | Martin Thrupp

It was astonishing to see Social Development Minister Anne Tolley recently suggest on the Q+A programme that National Standards provided a model for public service targets for the delivery of social services. Actually it’s the limitations of the ...More >>

Investment in tertiary education well monitored

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 15:23:50 +1200 | New Zealand Qualifications Authority

Oversight of the Government’s $2.8 billion investment in tertiary education is sound, an independent review says. The review, commissioned by the Chief Executives of the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority ...More >>

Research explores winning off the rugby field in Samoa

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 14:11:00 +1200 | Massey University

As much as NZD $21 million is sent back back to the Pacific Islands annually by Pasifika athletes now resident in New Zealand and other parts of the world, a study investigating the value of sport-generated remittances has found. More >>

New qualification aims for better governance of organisation

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 12:48:00 +1200 | Waikato University

A new postgraduate qualification targeted at those who govern corporations, trusts and not-for-profits in New Zealand is coming to Whakatane . More >>

Including dads in positive parenting programme

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:32:42 +1200 | Auckland University

University of Auckland research has found that including dads in a positive parenting programme adapted to enhance father engagement and teamwork greatly improved the behaviour of children, their own parenting practices, and the family’s overall ...More >>

Open Polytechnic launches online learning platform

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:13:09 +1200 | Open Polytechnic

Open Polytechnic’s new digital platform, iQualify, will deliver world-class online learning for its students and open up new education and training opportunities for other organisations.More >>

University of Waikato launches new partnerships

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:07:28 +1200 | Waikato University

The University of Waikato has launched a new initiative in partnership with the secondary schools and communities of Tokoroa and Putaruru. More >>

Auckland continues to break affordability records

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:02:15 +1200 | Massey University

The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows that homes in Auckland are now 56 per cent less affordable than the rest of the country – the second consecutive quarter that margin has reached record levels.More >>

Algebra advocate wins prestigious maths award

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 10:41:14 +1200 | Massey University

Researching ways to introduce primary school learners to the “big ideas” of mathematics through algebra has earned a Massey University maths education scholar a prestigious award from the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.More >>

Record number of applications for Harcourts scholarship

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:30:54 +1200 | Harcourts

A record 738 people have applied to be part of Harcourts’ ground-breaking New Zealand Real Estate Scholarship Programme™. More >>

Science Challenge focuses on natural disasters

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 17:16:51 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has launched the Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge, confirming initial funding of $19.6 million. More >>

Union welcomes student parent top-ups

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 17:13:47 +1200 | NZ Union of Students' Associations

The national student union is welcoming today’s $25 per week top up for students who are parents and the extension of the accommodation supplement to solo parents who are students.More >>

Media Design School Ranked 4th Best VFX/Animation School

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 16:09:07 +1200 | Media Design School

Media Design School has been ranked the fourth best school in the world to study VFX/Animation and Game Art at for 2015 by the Autodesk Sponsored CG Student Awards, with Media Design School students taking out two of the three internships in the ...More >>

Stimulating Winter Week on University of Auckland campus

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 10:43:45 +1200 | University of Auckland

Nationalism, Dave Brubeck and the evolution of ‘Māori Blues’, predator free New Zealand and geothermal energy are among some of the topics being aired at the Centre for Continuing Education’s Winter Week on Campus. University of Auckland ...More >>

Outlook positive for electric vehicle uptake in New Zealand

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 10:31:02 +1200 | Otago University

Outlook positive for electric vehicle uptake in New Zealand – Otago research New research out of the University of Otago indicates Kiwis are keen to make the shift to energy efficient electric vehicles (EVs) but some key barriers are holding them ...More >>

Master Joiner Awards

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 10:00:38 +1200 | Registered Master Joiners

The 2015 winning entries in the annual Master Joiner Awards have been announced last Saturday evening at the Master Joiner Awards Dinner at the Mac’s Function Centre in Wellington.More >>

Whitireia journalism student well prepared for digital role

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:55:50 +1200 | Whitireia Polytech

Whitireia journalism student Francesca Jago has hit the ground running, securing a job with Fairfax ahead of her official graduation. More >>

 

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