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Teaching revolution underway at Unitec

Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 10:27 am | UNITEC

Every teacher at Unitec will spend the next 18 months developing the skills needed to implement a new and innovative style of learning. More >>

Students to Help Rebuild Vanuatu

Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 9:48 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

Seven hand-picked Maori and Pacifika students enrolled in EIT trades programmes are gearing up for the trip in a lifetime, helping to rebuild medical centres in Vanuatu after its lashing by Cyclone Pam earlier this year. More >>

Kiwi schools set to receive funding for STEM subjects

Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 7:55 am | Spark Activate

CALTEX CUSTOMERS to help raise $100,000 for KIWI Schools New Zealand schools set to receive funding for STEM subjects More >>

Funding boost for Huntington’s disease research

Monday, 3 August 2015, 5:04 pm | University of Auckland

Funding boost for Huntington’s disease research Media Release – University of Auckland - 03 August 2015 More >>

Shortland Street stars inspired by their teachers

Monday, 3 August 2015, 4:08 pm | University of Auckland

Two Shortland Street stars say they were inspired by their teachers on their journey to become actors. Actors Matthew Chamberlain, who plays Murray Cooper, and Sam Bunkall, who plays Boyd Rolleston on the popular show, have shared their stories with the ... More >>

Harvard fellowship for Lincoln lecturers

Monday, 3 August 2015, 2:35 pm | Lincoln University

A Lincoln husband-and-wife team have just returned from a nine-month research sabbatical at Harvard University in the United States. More >>

Call for Health Units in Schools

Sunday, 2 August 2015, 10:50 am | Tim Tipene

West Auckland Youth Worker and founder of Warrior Kids Tim Tipene says Kumar tragedy was preventable and calls for Health Units in Schools to avoid it happening again. More >>

Unitec Hub redesigned for future

Friday, 31 July 2015, 11:18 am | UNITEC

The first major step in Unitec’s 10-year, $200m campus redevelopment is set to begin. More >>

University of Waikato to host DEANZ 2016 conference

Friday, 31 July 2015, 10:43 am | Waikato University

Hobbit ears, twilight tours and a trip to the Green Dragon Inn are in the mix for the April 17-20 DEANZ 2016 Conference (see http://conference.deanz.org.nz/ ) at the University of Waikato. The Faculty of Education won the bid for the DEANZ biennial ... More >>

Extra talent to join NZ Youth Ag Summit delegation

Friday, 31 July 2015, 10:01 am | The PR Shop

• Focus on feeding a growing world population • World map on www.youthagsummit.com shows where delegates come from • Event to take place August 24-28, 2015 in Canberra, Australia More >>

Unconventional take on watercolour awarded hefty prize

Friday, 31 July 2015, 9:36 am | Auckland University

An installation with an unconventional take on watercolour has won an Elam School of Fine Arts student a hefty $10,000 prize. Kathryn Tulloch, from Mt Eden, was awarded the Henrietta and Lola Anne Tunbridge Scholarship last night, at a packed ceremony ... More >>

Free pregnancy workshops

Friday, 31 July 2015, 9:30 am | Waikato University

Pregnancy is a time of change—physical, social, financial, psychological. These changes can be exciting and joyful, but also challenging and stressful. This time of transition can also be an opportunity for both parents to look at their values, ... More >>

Evaluating Auckland’s amalgamation

Friday, 31 July 2015, 7:36 am | Massey University

Massey University recently hosted a seminar for researchers of the unitary local government model implemented in Auckland in 2010. The aim was to review the governance reform after its fifth year in existence and evaluate its success. More >>

Students issue warning over polytech mergers

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 2:27 pm | NZUSA

The national student union has issued a warning over mergers being pursued by four regional polytechnics. More >>

Students issue warning over polytech mergers

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 2:18 pm | NZUSA

The national student union has issued a warning over mergers being pursued by four regional polytechnics. More >>

Fast Forward focuses on urban China

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 12:38 pm | University of Auckland

An upcoming series of lectures presented by the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland focuses on the unprecedented social and economic development occurring in urban China. More >>

Hekia statement about charter school funding misleads

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 10:17 am | Save Our Schools NZ

The taxpayer will pay a total of $839,400 in the second half of 2015 for the troubled Wairua charter school that would not have been payable if the Minister had closed the school at the end of the second term. More >>

Trades Academies “overwhelmingly positive”

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 10:05 am | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed a report showing that Trades Academies are delivering “overwhelmingly positive outcomes” for students. The report is from the Education Review Office which reviewed 15 of the 24 academies operating ... More >>

New "Mindfulness" Classes At Rangi Ruru Girls' School

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 9:56 am | Rangi Ruru Girls' School

"Impressive" and "positive". Two words Bridgitte Newberry uses to describe the new classes her daughter has experienced over the last two years. More >>

Canterbury leads the way with innovative University Council

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 5:07 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury Council will lead the way in reducing the size of its governing body – from 20 members to 12, following the gazetting of a new constitution. The change will take effect on 1 August. More >>

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Scholars

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 3:43 pm | NZ Beef and Lamb

They are young, bright and are the future of New Zealand’s sheep and beef sector. More >>

Primary job shortages not mirrored in secondary

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 2:07 pm | PPTA

A survey from March 2015 shows that secondary schools are finding it difficult to recruit teachers for many positions. More >>

Greater transparency needed over major school changes

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 2:01 pm | NZEI

NZEI says the Government needs to be more transparent over its school reform proposals. More >>

Hekia and biased promotion of charter school NCEA results

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 12:01 pm | Save Our Schools NZ

Hekia Parata has been misleading Parliament again and showing how biased she is in favour of her beloved charter schools. More >>

Maths Mania Amps up in Kiwi Schools

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 8:13 am | NZPA

Maths Mania Amps up in Kiwi Schools Ahead of this Year’s Biggest Maths Comp More >>

Urgent action needed on teacher oversupply crisis

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 5:46 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The Government needs to urgently tackle the looming crisis of a massive oversupply of beginner teachers. More >>

Getting Dunedin’s International Students Job Ready

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 5:43 pm | Dunedin City Council

A new Job Ready Programme is being launched to link up Dunedin’s international students with local businesses and employers to retain skilled workers in the city. More >>

Donation makes big difference to Tongan school

Monday, 27 July 2015, 11:48 am | Lincoln University

A Tongan high school teacher visited Lincoln University recently to collect a donation of five microscopes that will allow her students to participate in hands-on learning. More >>

Paramedic students volunteer in Vanuatu

Monday, 27 July 2015, 10:11 am | Whitireia Polytech

Whitireia paramedic students Kristy Green and Finn Prendergast have recently returned from a clinical placement in Vanuatu. More >>

Hauora - well-being from an early childhood perspective

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 10:57 am | Cyrus Taraporvala

This short reflection is an attempt to unpack the essence of hauora, or well-being, from an early childhood perspective. More >>

University of Auckland drone teams make the cut

Saturday, 25 July 2015, 11:14 am | University of Auckland

Staff, students and former students of the University of Auckland have been a big success at the inaugural C-Prize competition to develop and design a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) or drone. More >>

University must honour student concerns

Saturday, 25 July 2015, 10:47 am | Zac Newton and Ben Alder

The University of Otago must listen to its students’ concerns about the proposal to axe its Design course, Design Students spokespeople Zac Newton and Ben Alder say. More >>

FAR Graduate Programme Applications due

Friday, 24 July 2015, 3:43 pm | Foundation for Arable Research

Applications for a place on FAR's 2016 Graduate Programme close next week (Friday 31 July). This cropping industry programme, for agriculture, agricultural commerce and science graduates was launched a year ago with the aim of introducing graduates ... More >>

Prize for Canterbury student’s drone innovation

Friday, 24 July 2015, 3:07 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) engineering student Scott Spooner’s entry in the prestigious ‘C-Prize UAV Challenge’ has been recognised as the most innovative entry across New Zealand. More >>

Hospitality Students Prepare for National Competition

Friday, 24 July 2015, 10:55 am | Weltec

Students from the Wellington Institute of Technology’s (WelTec) School of Hospitality are aiming to bring home the top trophy from the Nestlé Toque d’Or competition next week. More >>

Spotlight on charter schools welcome - NZEI

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 5:36 pm | NZEI

A Member's Bill that would require charter schools to follow the same national curricula as state schools has been welcomed by NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

Obituary: Tim Beaglehole

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 3:05 pm | VUWSA

It’s with sadness that the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) acknowledges the passing of Emeritus Professor Tim Beaglehole last weekend. Throughout his life and many different roles, Tim made significant contributions ... More >>

Dodgy data distracts from the real challenges to learning

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 2:16 pm | NZEI

The publication of unreliable National Standards data by the Government today is an expensive distraction from the real work of boosting student success, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Deaf and Hearing Theatre Receives $40,000 Grant

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 9:38 am | Waikato University

A unique theatre performance featuring Deaf and hearing actors, which was delivered to sell-out audiences in Hamilton and Auckland recently, has received a $40,000 grant from the New Zealand Sign Language Fund. More >>

Children with autism needed for sleep research

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 9:10 am | University of Canterbury

Two University of Canterbury (UC) researchers are seeking participants for a study into the effectiveness of treatments for sleep disturbance in children with autism. More >>

Primary schools sought for health and wellness week study

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 4:57 pm | Massey University

More children are sought for New Zealand’s first-ever comprehensive investigation measuring the connection between a range of health indicators and the risk of diabetes or heart disease, also known as cardio-metabolic health. More >>

Fitness Enthusiast Exploring Benefits of Exercise

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 3:53 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Passionate about life-long learning and the active lifestyle he’s pursued in Hawke’s Bay, Philip Shambrook is researching the comparative benefits of different doses of exercise in our increasingly crowded days. More >>

Inaugural recipients of the Te Ataata Residency

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 2:46 pm | AUT University

The Cultural Office of the French Embassy in New Zealand and Auckland University of Technology (AUT) are pleased to announce the first recipients of the newly created Te Ataata Residency programme . More >>

Young Japanese sportsmen visit Waikato University

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 10:52 am | University of Waikato

A programme at the University of Waikato will see a dozen visiting Japanese teenagers improving their rugby skills and getting a better grasp of the English language. More >>

Playcentre making Te Reo Māori part of everyday life

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 10:12 am | Wellington Playcentre Association

Playcentres across the Wellington region are challenging themselves to create an environment rich in the use of te reo Māori as part of everyday life. Whānau tupu ngātahi – families learning together – is the Playcentre kaupapa, and that means ... More >>

University a proud supporter of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 9:59 am | Waikato University

Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato (the University of Waikato) is once again supporting Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week. More >>

Students compete in power struggle

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 9:48 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Students compete in power struggle Inspired by the “power of small changes by many people”, Victoria University of Wellington student, Bethany Paterson, is invoking rivalry between Victoria halls of residence to promote change in electricity consumption. ... More >>

UC student in research with world-leading android designer

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 9:45 am | University of Canterbury

A HIT Lab NZ student’s exploratory research of human-robot interaction could have an impact on the selection of service robots in households of the future or in industries such as aged care. More >>

NZCGE congratulates Mid-Canterbury group

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 3:35 pm | New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education

The New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education (NZCGE) welcomes its second 2015 community-established group to the NZCGE and gifted education communities. A cluster of schools from Mid-Canterbury, led by Methven Primary School principal, Chris Murphy, opens its new centre for gifted ... More >>

Ancient lessons for modern dilemmas

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 1:13 pm | University of Auckland

Climate change and sustainability are modern dilemmas but two University of Auckland lectures will show how insights from the Ancient Greeks can help make sense of these topics. Professor Melissa Lane of Princeton University will deliver the 2015 Hood ... More >>

Te Taura Whiri and Plunket Partner to Nurture te reo Māori

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 12:58 pm | Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori and Plunket have partnered for Te Wiki o te reo Māori 2015 to complement this year’s Māori Language Week theme ‘Whāngaihia te reo ki ngā Mātua’ Nurture the Language in Parents. More >>

New Appointment to WelTec and Whitireia Council

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 12:16 pm | WelTech and Whitireia

Hon Steven Joyce, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment announced a new Ministerial appointment to the combined Council of WelTec and Whitireia, Jackie Lloyd. More >>

Joint education agreement is good news for kids’ education

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 11:46 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education have agreed to boost children’s educational success through development of a new model of learning communities. More >>

New Zealand University Guide

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 10:06 am | New Zealand University Guide Group

By New Zealand University Guide Group Publication: 20 July 2015, FREE, eBook Download today: http://www.nzuniguide.com/ebook More >>

Canterbury academics to lead new Swiss Turing Centre

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 9:55 am | University of Canterbury

In the wake of the recent blockbuster The Imitation Game about Alan Turing, Christchurch has acquired a new Turing-inspired connection with Europe. More >>

Joint PhD with Chinese Academy

Monday, 20 July 2015, 2:23 pm | Lincoln University

20 July 2015 - for immediate release Joint PhD with Chinese Academy High-calibre post graduate students from China could soon be completing parts of their PhD at Lincoln, boosting an already high proportion of doctoral candidates among the student ... More >>

Nepalese student leaves family in quake zone to study in NZ

Monday, 20 July 2015, 12:03 pm | University of Auckland

Like many international students, Yagya Raj Panta faced a whirlwind of emotions when he decided to come to New Zealand and study at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education and Social Work. Not only was his journey from his native Nepal ... More >>

Tomorrow’s Schools 25 years on

Monday, 20 July 2015, 9:28 am | Pukeko Research

Pūkeko Research has been pursuing an independent (unsponsored) study of inequality, education and society for two years. More >>

Waikato University launches new event for parents

Friday, 17 July 2015, 1:44 pm | Waikato University

The University of Waikato is hosting its first parent information sessions in Hamilton and Tauranga to inform parents about what to expect when their children begin tertiary study. More >>

Funding Shortage Puts the Brakes on Vital Peer-to-Peer Tutor

Friday, 17 July 2015, 10:39 am | Campus Link

More than 6,000 Kiwi secondary students are spending their holidays swotting subjects without the help of our country’s top talent as critical funding is stretched for New Zealand’s acclaimed not-for-profit, dedicated peer-to-peer tutoring programme ... More >>

 

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