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Announcing the Someday Challenge 2015 Winners

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:05:02 +1300 | The Outlook for Someday

Young New Zealand film-makers speak out about what’s important to them Voting Starts for Audience Favourite This year’s winning films in The Outlook for Someday sustainability film challenge are announced today. They have been made by individuals ...More >>

Kiwi kids get set to join in global ‘Hour of Code’ campaign

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:06:45 +1300 | Microsoft New Zealand

• Microsoft and offering educators a Minecraft-inspired coding tutorial for the classroom as part of Computer Science Education Week, 7-13 December • Local computer education groups OMGTech!, Code Club and High Tech Youth Network offering ...More >>

Ministry dedicated to the kaupapa of positive development

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 12:42:25 +1300 | Ara Taiohi

In response to the change of direction at the Ministry of Youth Development which was announced by Minister Kaye last Tuesday, Anya Satyanand, Executive Officer at Ara Taiohi, had the following to say:More >>

Academic freedom under attack

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:43:21 +1300 | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

The police constraints on Dr Jarrod Gilbert's research on gangs are an example of widespread and long-lasting restrictions on academic research contracts that are funded by government departments. More >>

Research provides innovation roadmap for Auckland

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:33:00 +1300 | Massey University

New Zealanders need to change a prevailing ‘do-it-yourself’ mindset if we want to develop successful innovation districts in this country, says a Massey University entrepreneurship researcher.More >>

University re-elects Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:20:34 +1300 | University of Canterbury

Current Chancellor Dr John Wood, CNZM, QSO, a former New Zealand ambassador, was re-elected for a third term. More >>

New visa will help attract international students

Sat, 28 Nov 2015 11:52:00 +1300 | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities have today thanked government for listening to recommendations and introducing a new student visa to make New Zealand more competitive for retaining and attracting top international students. The Pathway Student Visa will give international ...More >>

Triple graduation celebrations for PhD graduate

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 17:28:03 +1300 | Massey University

For some the thought of studying for 15 years would be a nightmare, but for Carole Fernandez the journey has been one she will never forget. More >>

Drama of WWI exemption hearings revealed

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 17:15:04 +1300 | Massey University

New Zealand men conscripted to fight in World War I were less likely to seek exemptions than their British counterparts, according to new research by a Massey University historian.More >>

Collaborative EnhanceR2P research project secures funding

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:38:03 +1300 | Open Polytechnic

Researchers led by Open Polytechnic’s Neil Ballantyne have secured Ako Aotearoa funding for a collaborative sector-wide project into social workers’ readiness to practise in the field. More >>

New visa to grow more value from international students

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:59:16 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse have announced a new student visa designed to make New Zealand more competitive for retaining and attracting top international students.More >>

Head of the School of Social Work honoured with awards

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:53:58 +1300 | Massey University

Associate Professor Kieran O’Donoghue has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence for research in the inaugural Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) Quality and Innovation Awards. More >>

Individuality Flourishes in Student Fashion Design

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:59:09 +1300 | Eastern Institute of Technology

Influences for Jackie Chapman’s Back to the Future collection included historical fashion, costume design and the avant garde. Liz Sharko models the outfit. More >>

Government Steps Up Attack on Education

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 10:26:58 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Minister of Education Hekia Parata is having a busy week – closing schools one day and announcing large changes to the delivery of education in New Zealand on another,” says New Zealand First Education Spokesperson Tracey Martin. "New Zealand First ...More >>

Unitec's 'Think. Do Experiment'

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 10:12:00 +1300 | UNITECH

26 November 2015 - Unitec continues to challenge traditional tertiary education norms. On Friday 27 November, Unitec will launch at Auckland’s Britomart an innovative ‘Think. Do Experiment,’ an immersive, virtual reality demonstration of learning.More >>

Top Graduates to Showcase Inspiring Collections

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:38:48 +1300 | iD fashion Show

TOP GRADUATES TO SHOWCASE INSPIRING COLLECTIONS ON iD RUNWAY Hand-made lace, innovative textiles, layering, traditional tailoring, and intricate detailing are part of the inspiring emerging designer collections chosen for next year’s iD Dunedin Fashion ...More >>

Huge opportunities in tertiary Partnership School sponsorship

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:09:34 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has welcomed the introduction of the Education Legislation Bill, which will allow tertiary institutions to apply to sponsor Partnership Schools.More >>

High Court can’t make Groser provide TPPA information faster

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:46:05 +1300 | Professor Jane Kelsey

High Court says it can’t make Groser provide TPPA information faster ‘for now’ ‘This week we went back to court to challenge Trade Minister Groser’s stalling tactics over the release of information on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement ...More >>

Top Te Aroha student is Roger Harris scholarship winner

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:43:29 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

A top student from Te Aroha has won this year’s $6000 Roger Harris (Waihou Valley Scheme) Scholarship. More >>

Talented students land dream summer jobs

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:11:07 +1300 | NIWA

NIWA has awarded sought-after Sir Peter Blake Trust ambassador awards to five talented Kiwi students who will spend part of summer working on exciting marine, freshwater, climate and atmosphere projects with leading NIWA scientists. More >>


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