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Asia-Pacific Universities Record Growth in Donors and Giving

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 5:13 pm | Council for Advancement and Support of Education

SINGAPORE —Universities in Australia and New Zealand are investing more in their advancement operations—specifically fundraising and alumni engagement—amid growing institutional awareness of the powerful impact of philanthropy. More >>

AccorHotels Offer Tourism Scholarships to High School Students

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 10:07 am | Hotel St Moritz Queenstown

Two Queenstown businesses have joined forces with their local high school to offer a student a scholarship to kickstart their global tourism career. More >>

Getting Kiwi kids ready for school

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 9:46 am | Superu

Most mums of four-year-olds are confident that their child is ready to engage socially at school, although only 62% are confident that their child has the pre-reading and writing skills needed to start school. More >>

NZ Team Reaches Global Green Solutions Finals in Paris

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 9:35 am | University of Canterbury

Two University of Canterbury MBA students are heading to Paris as the only New Zealand team to compete in the finals of the Schneider Electric global competition Go Green in the City 2017 . More >>

Removal of Auckland University Club Threatens Free Speech

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 9:05 am | ProLife Auckland

Prolife Auckland announced today at a student forum its determination to fight a renewed attempt by Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA) to disaffiliate them. An online referendum is to occur next week proposing the motion: "Should ... More >>

Samuel Marsden Students Excel

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 8:52 am | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School student have been on a winning streak recently, excelling academically and in their co-curricular pursuits. More >>

Philosopher heads up bioethics panel

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 3:38 pm | University of Auckland

A philosopher from the Faculty of Arts is one of two University of Auckland academics convening the first bioethics panel in New Zealand focused on the ethical and social challenges to eradicating invasive predators. More >>

New University initiative focuses on Auckland’s history

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 3:20 pm | University of Auckland

A new initiative focused on understanding Auckland’s past in all its diversity and vibrancy is being launched at the University of Auckland. More >>

Wintec students set to experience business in China

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 3:08 pm | Wintec Schools

Four more Wintec students are preparing to embark on a learning experience of a lifetime as recipients of prestigious Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia. The group of third year business students will set off for Tianjin University of Technology ... More >>

Inaugural Sir Owen Woodhouse Memorial Lecture

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 2:52 pm | Auckland Law School

The Auckland Law School is proud to present the inaugural Sir Owen Woodhouse Memorial Lecture delivered by Sir Kenneth Keith, entitled Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety: Promoting safety through law, national and international, and ... More >>

Do you have high blood sugar?

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 2:49 pm | Massey University

Currently around 240,000 New Zealanders live with diabetes, mostly type 2, with a further estimated 100,000 people undiagnosed. More >>

The Success of Te Taka Keegan – A Modern Day Tohunga

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 9:04 am | The Maori Party

Te Reo Māori in a Changing World: The success of Te Taka Keegan – a modern day tohunga More >>

Call for scrapping National Standards

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 1:15 pm | NZEI

Teachers say that increased rates of anxiety in children linked to National Standards shows that National Standards should be scrapped. More >>

Engaging Young Voters Online

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 10:20 am | Massey University

An interactive online tool that boosted youth voting turnout at the 2014 election is back. More >>

Practical ideas to enhance student wellbeing

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 10:04 am | NZCER

15 August 2017 - Schools can get practical ideas to enhance student wellbeing and lower levels of aggressive and bullying behaviours from a report released today. More >>

Students to gain insight into the future of ICT

Monday, 14 August 2017, 3:00 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Students to gain insight into the future of ICT Six Victoria University of Wellington students have won places on a two-week ICT training course in China through Huawei’s Seeds for the Future programme. Seeds for the Future selects high-achieving students ... More >>

EIT Wine School Partners with Chinese University

Monday, 14 August 2017, 1:43 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Having identified EIT as a leader in wine education, Qi Lu University of Technology has selected the institute to teach wine science to its students – both in China and in Hawke’s Bay. More >>

Get Paid to Get Ahead with Apprenticeships

Monday, 14 August 2017, 12:56 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

Young trainees and apprentices will be sharing their success stories with keen young kiwis during next week’s ‘Got a Trade? Got it Made!’ week. “We want young people to know about the massive range of job opportunities that offer the chance ... More >>

Principals Helps ACG Education to Prepare for the Future

Monday, 14 August 2017, 10:13 am | AGC Education

AUCKLAND, 14 August 2017: ACG Education, New Zealand’s largest private education provider, has introduced a new family of brands with the help of branding agency Principals. More >>

Dual nursing qualification attracts men to nursing

Monday, 14 August 2017, 10:04 am | Ara Institute

The health sector needs more male nurses, but has struggled to attract men into what has traditionally been a female domain. While up to 50% of those enrolling to become doctors are now reportedly women, only 10% or less of nursing students are ... More >>

Kiwi Kids to Take Part in Breaking World Record

Monday, 14 August 2017, 9:25 am | Make Lemonade

August 13, 2017 - School children all over New Zealand on Tuesday will be part of a world record setting event to get the most kids coding in 24 hours. More >>

Language Teacher Workshops hit the Road

Monday, 14 August 2017, 9:23 am | ILEP

The inaugural ILEP Roadshow of workshops for teachers of languages in Aotearoa will begin in Nelson next week with workshops being delivered to teachers of languages across the country, kicking off during International Languages Week (14-18 August ... More >>

High Demand for Maori and Pacific Trades Training Programme

Monday, 14 August 2017, 8:46 am | Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre

The growth of job, career and business opportunities in the Primary Sector has seen a 100% increase in students signing up for the Māori and Pacific Trades Training programme at Telford More >>

Learning support pilot extension welcomed

Friday, 11 August 2017, 4:59 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the extension of a pilot programme that aims to make it easier for youngsters to access more learning support services. “An inclusive education system is vital if all New Zealand children are to reach their ... More >>

Easier access to learning support - but will it be?

Friday, 11 August 2017, 4:45 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

Easier access to learning support - but will it be? “Improving the way children and families access learning support is a welcome move,” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive New Zealand Kindergartens (NZK). “Channelling that support through communities ... More >>

Minister Gets it Wrong for Learning Support

Friday, 11 August 2017, 2:16 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Today's announcement that the Government will target voluntary Communities of Learning (CoL)as the vehicle through which to deliver learning support to vulnerable young people has been rejected by the President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation ... More >>

Digging Deep: Developing Second/Foreign Language Expertise

Friday, 11 August 2017, 11:21 am | University of Auckland

Ever tried to learn a language but failed miserably? It may not be your fault, according to a University of Auckland academic, who has attempted at learning five languages himself. Professor Lawrence Zhang will traverse his 40 years’ experience in language ... More >>

Decision on special education resourcing inequitable

Friday, 11 August 2017, 10:24 am | NZEI

The Government's decision to roll out reform of special education (Learning Support) to newly formed groups of school (Communities of Learning) rather than every school is abdicating its responsibility to support every child in every school, NZEI Te ... More >>

Money trumps community in Auckland Kindergartens

Friday, 11 August 2017, 8:50 am | Auckland Kindergarten Association

The Auckland Kindergarten Association (AKA) is failing children, parents and teachers and letting down all those who have built is as it is not operating as a community-based organisation, reveals a new independent report. The report is available at More >>

School driving lessons benefit students in many ways

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 4:59 pm | Massey University

Compulsory driver’s licence education at secondary schools is being endorsed by new research from Massey University on the grounds it will make a big difference in helping young people get jobs. More >>

Hawke’s Bay Students Transform Op Shop Items for Charity

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 12:49 pm | Presbyterian Support East Coast

10 August - Presbyterian Support East Coast’s REDEFINE Competition has this year become part of the NCEA Syllabus at some Hawke’s Bay Schools. More >>

Massey University Joins HP48HOURS Filmmaking Competition

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 9:54 am | HP48HOURS

HP48HOURS announces a new partnership with Massey University, which is sponsoring the “Massey HP48HOUR Award” at this year’s HP48HOURS filmmaking competition. The Award is available to secondary school students entering the HP48HOURS filmmaking ... More >>

Important Milestone in Combatting Student Sexual Violence

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 9:41 am | NZ Union of Students' Associations

After nearly two years of working closely together, the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) and the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) have signed an historic partnership agreement to combat sexual violence for those in tertiary ... More >>

Education Entrepreneur Buys Nz Fashion Tech

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 2:22 pm | Feroz Ali

August 9, 2017 - New Zealand is back on the radar for entrepreneur and tertiary education heavyweight Feroz Ali, who moved to Canada two years ago to launch an international education company, Asia Pacific Education (APEDU). More >>

Academic’s Dedication to Refugees & Students Recognised

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 10:25 am | University of Auckland

A University of Auckland academic whose career has been centred on working alongside refugees has been recognised with a national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award. Associate Professor Jay Marlowe from the Faculty of Education and Social Work has ... More >>

Vegetables Star in Secondary School Culinary Challenge

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 10:11 am | National Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge

9 August 2017 - Vegetables will star on plates at the grand final of the National Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge on the 29th August 2017. Students will use pumpkin in their entree and the main will feature two fresh New Zealand grown vegetables ... More >>

LawTech Bootcamp aims to break new ground

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 9:25 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury’s brightest Law, Commerce and information technology students will have the opportunity to team up with a top New Zealand law firm’s business experts during the groundbreaking LawTech Bootcamp. More >>

Community Educator Recognised for Inspirational Teaching

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 9:09 am | ACE Aotearoa

Whanganui Learning Centre Trust manager and community educator, Gail Harrison has received a national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award (TTEA) for her sustained contribution to learners, communities and Aotearoa New Zealand. The Awards were presented at a ... More >>

Education & Determination – The Perfect Fit for Success

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 8:46 am | Wintec

Facing the possibility of life in a wheelchair and challenged with dyslexia, Luke Taylor blames his curious nature for wanting to find answers. He’s now helping others achieve their health, wellbeing and fitness aspirations with a strong belief ... More >>

Ako Aotearoa - Weaving Te Reo into Technology

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 8:38 am | National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence

Tonight, New Zealand’s top tertiary teaching excellence honour was awarded to Dr Te Taka Keegan, senior lecturer in the Computer Science Department at The University of Waikato. More >>

Otago Polytechnic Teachers Win Two Tertiary Teaching Awards

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 8:32 am | Otago Polytech

Two Otago Polytechnic teachers have been awarded prestigious national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards for world-class teaching, among a field of 12 educators honoured this year. More >>

Ideaschool Student Relishing Industry Experience

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 4:11 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

With sound pulsing through her veins, EIT student Julia Morris is eagerly anticipating an ‘industry intensive’ experience at the renowned Park Road Post Production studios in Wellington. More >>

CPPA Welcomes Ministry of Education Apology

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 2:52 pm | CPPA

The Canterbury Primary Principals’ Association welcomes the overdue apology from the Ministry of Education for their very poor management of the closures and mergers of schools following the 2011 earthquakes. More >>

Rural health issues demand a rational response

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 1:49 pm | University of Auckland

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Auckland has called on the Government to ignore the hype around the Waikato bid for a third medical school and make decisions that will benefit all rural New Zealanders. More >>

UC Connect public lecture: More than medals

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 1:24 pm | University of Canterbury

Athletes are an exceptional population as they need to maintain a wide range of skills, attitudes and capabilities across different domains while competing in competitions. Many successful athletes are also notable for their ability to either develop additional ... More >>

Media Design School Search for Young Creative Talent

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 12:06 pm | Media Design School

8 August 2017 - Media Design School, New Zealand’s most awarded digital design tertiary institute, is on the hunt for up-and-coming creative talent from around the country. More >>

Tertiary Education Commission Update

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 9:49 am | Tertiary Education Commission

We want to update you on what’s happening at the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). More >>

Wyma nurtures local talent to solve skills shortage Inbox

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 9:33 am | Ara Institute

To compete on a global stage, Christchurch manufacturing company Wyma Solutions needs more apprentices fast. More >>

John Waller Memorial Scholarships Announced by BNZ & PwC

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 9:31 am | University of Canterbury

BNZ and PwC New Zealand are pleased to announce a new scholarship programme established at the University of Canterbury to honour former BNZ Board Chairman and respected PwC Managing Partner John Waller, ONZM, FCA. More >>

Biosecurity Award recognises innovative Māori network

Friday, 4 August 2017, 6:29 pm | Lincoln University

Biosecurity Award recognises innovative Māori network A national Māori Biosecurity Network led by researchers at Lincoln University has been recognised in the inaugural New Zealand Biosecurity Awards. Te Tira Whakamātaki meaning ‘the watchful ones’, ... More >>

New Zealand Excellence Awards for Indian students

Friday, 4 August 2017, 3:33 pm | Education New Zealand

Thirty-one talented young university students from India have received a 2017 New Zealand Excellence Award, Education New Zealand (ENZ) announced today. The students are pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate study in New Zealand in the fields of ... More >>

Southern Institute of Technology: Indian Independence Day

Friday, 4 August 2017, 3:04 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) will be celebrating Indian Independence Day with a flag raising ceremony followed by tea and coffee in the SIT Café. The flag raising will begin at 8.30am and will be attended by Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt, ... More >>

Leading Scholar Appointed to Lead Top Tertiary Institute

Friday, 4 August 2017, 10:48 am | Bethlehem Institute

Bethlehem Tertiary Institute (BTI) is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Andrew Butcher to the role of CEO and Dean with effect from 4th December 2017. More >>

WelTec Welcomes Week of Engineering

Friday, 4 August 2017, 9:56 am | Weltec

From Vex Robotics to 3D printing, CNC machining, liquefaction modelling and land contour profiling, Wellingtonians will have the chance to explore it all for free at the Wellington Week of Engineering Expo being held at Te Papa on Saturday 5 August. More >>

University of Otago Recognises its Outstanding Researchers

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 12:22 pm | University of Otago

The impressive contributions of seven up-and-coming University of Otago academics have been recognised through the University’s annual Early Career Awards for Distinction in Research. More >>

1 Million Cent Scholarship winner announced

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 1:50 pm | Education New Zealand

1 Million Cent Scholarship winner announced Education New Zealand has today announced the winner of its 1 Million Cent ($10,000) Scholarship via its Study in New Zealand (SiNZ) Facebook page. Matthew (Taewook) Kang, a year 13 student of Hamilton Boys ... More >>

UNESCO Science Partnership Building Bridges in the Pacific

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 11:09 am | Massey University

A potentially game-changing low-cost mobile genetic diagnostics system to detect and quantify pathogens in food, water, humans, livestock and crops in Pacific Islands is among projects Massey University will lead with its newly established partnership ... More >>

Astrobiology & Milestone Moments for Life on Ancient Earth

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 10:35 am | University of Waikato

Windows to other worlds: Antarctic lakes, astrobiology and milestone moments for life on ancient earth More >>

Actuarial Scholarship announced

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 10:24 am | CIGNA

Hawkes Bay’s Andrew Russell’s passion for actuarial science sees him win the 2017 Cigna Actuary Scholarship – worth $5k More >>

Buller High School Bollywood Group Enters Community Awards

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 9:22 am | TrustPower

Local community organisations need look no further than the Buller High School Bollywood Group for a reason to enter this year’s Community Awards, says Trustpower Community Relations Representative Abbie Siely. More >>