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Fulbright scholarships call for applications

Friday, 22 July 2016, 12:20 pm | Fullbright NZ

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Fulbright New Zealand calls for applications to a range of awards for New Zealand academics, artists, teachers and professionals to undertake academic and cultural exchanges to the United States of America. A Fulbright exchange ... More >>

WelTec Students Line up for Culinary Battle

Friday, 22 July 2016, 12:08 pm | Weltec

Three hospitality students from WelTec are getting in some last minute practice, as they prepare to battle it out in an elite national culinary competition in Auckland next week. Culinary Arts students Tyler Langerveld, Thuay An Lai and Reme Barkema ... More >>

Schools urged to make submissions on new Education Bill

Friday, 22 July 2016, 11:38 am | NZSTA

Proposals to update the Education Act for the 21st century reflect a need to think about the flexibility schools and others need in their legislation, says Acting Secretary for Education Katrina Casey. More >>

"Fewer tests, broader curriculum," trustees told

Friday, 22 July 2016, 9:44 am | NZSTA

Implementing the Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT) can allow teachers to do less formal testing, a principal told trustees at the NZSTA annual conference over the weekend. More >>

2016 Education Awards

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 1:52 pm | CLNZ

The 2016 Education Awards will celebrate the quality and diversity of educational resources released in the past year by New Zealand companies to support classroom learning. The awards celebrate the success of New Zealand resource providers in the ... More >>

WelTech students line up for culinary battle

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 10:56 am | WelTech and Whitireia

Three hospitality students from WelTec are getting in some last minute practice, as they prepare to battle it out in an elite national culinary competition in Auckland next week. More >>

UNZ welcomes Entrepreneurial Universities initiative

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 10:22 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand congratulates the Government and Minister Steven Joyce on today’s announcement of funding for Entrepreneurial Universities. The Government will provide $35 million over the next four years to partner with New Zealand universities ... More >>

NZ's top student debaters off to World Champs

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 2:56 pm | NZ Schools Debating Council

Five of New Zealand's top secondary schools debaters are about to represent New Zealand in the prestigious World Schools Debating Championships, in Stuttgart, Germany. More >>

Orcharding Brings Sweet Rewards

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 4:16 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Hawke’s Bay’s Young Fruit Grower of the Year Jordan James sees himself carving out a good career in the region’s burgeoning apple industry. More >>

Solutions needed for crisis in recruiting teachers

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 2:50 pm | NZEI

The affordable housing shortage that is driving teachers out of Auckland is now being seen in other towns and needs to be addressed quickly. More >>

Tech Talks 2016 - Lower Hutt tech event for youth

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 2:08 pm | STEMM Talks Lower Hutt

Tech Talks is the first of many community events that will bring together people from around New Zealand working in areas of STEMM. Tech Talks focuses on inspiring and motivating the youth of the Hutt Valley to study and get involved with technology ... More >>

Community Science Projects Funded in South Auckland

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 1:43 pm | SouthSci

The pool of next-generation STEM-thinkers in South Auckland grows! Community Science Projects Funded in South Auckland More >>

End of life plans added to healthy ageing study

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 12:25 pm | Massey University

It is 10 years since Massey University researchers launched the first comprehensive survey to find out how well New Zealanders are ageing – now they want the next generation of people aged 55 and over to sign up. More >>

Waikato law students win Australian competition

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 12:08 pm | University of Waikato

A team of law students from the University of Waikato has secured victory over the University of Canterbury, winning the Australian national negotiation competition in Hobart on 8 July. More >>

#1 Graphic Design and Photography school internationally

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 11:40 am | Media Design School

Media Design School has been ranked as the world’s top tertiary provider for both Graphic Design and Photography by a panel of internationally renowned judges, beating 479 other schools from 77 countries for these top honours. More >>

Reaching for the stars with a new scholarship

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 11:35 am | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato’s commitment to attracting students with outstanding academic records and potential is confirmed by a new scholarship that defines an elite level of financial support for high-achieving school leavers. More >>

School of Creativity Opens Its Doors in Manukau

Monday, 18 July 2016, 3:14 pm | Warehouse Stationary

Warehouse Stationery has partnered with Ngā Rangatahi Toa to help kit out their first ever classroom space at Manukau Institute of Technology, which launches today. More >>

University announces next Dean of Otago Business School

Monday, 18 July 2016, 11:52 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago has appointed Professor Robin Gauld as the next Dean of the University’s Otago Business School. A highly respected academic, Professor Gauld is currently head of the University’s largest and most diverse department, ... More >>

Carbon tax could lower emissions and GST

Monday, 18 July 2016, 11:21 am | University of Auckland

A new, powerful way of modelling the impact of carbon pricing has been developed by University of Auckland doctoral researcher Sina Mashinchi in collaboration with experts at Cambridge University. It shows how a carbon tax targeting emissions-intensive ... More >>

Partnership School Model ‘a mirage’ says Tamihere

Monday, 18 July 2016, 10:07 am | Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Te Whānau O Waipareira CEO John Tamihere says the Government’s flagship education policy is an unworkable “mirage”. More >>

Sex Talk Does Sell

Friday, 15 July 2016, 4:37 pm | The Tomorrow Project

Talking to teens about alcohol has gotten a bit easier thanks to Cheers! edgy ‘What If We Talked About Sex Like We Talk About Drinking’ campaign. More >>

Gaming workshops lead to 'aha' moments

Friday, 15 July 2016, 12:29 pm | Public Libraries of New Zealand

An NZCER evaluation has found a recent pilot project that offered gaming workshops in seven public libraries around New Zealand boosted young people’s interest in science and technology and inspired them towards a career in gaming, programming ... More >>

Measles, melanoma and ripples in the deep

Friday, 15 July 2016, 12:04 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

From how the universe began to how our immune systems can be used to treat cancer, two researchers at Victoria University of Wellington will this month discuss their work at the forefront of scientific research and discovery. More >>

Unlocking Curious Minds’ funding for robotics

Friday, 15 July 2016, 11:41 am | University of Waikato

Two University of Waikato academics have welcomed the news that the government will add digital technologies to the New Zealand school curriculum by 2018 and, thanks to MBIE funding, they’ve already started ramping up digital capability in low decile ... More >>

Waikato achieves international gold standard for PR

Friday, 15 July 2016, 11:32 am | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato’s Management Communication department has cemented its leading position as the only school in Australasia certified by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) – a global organisation that sets the gold standard for ... More >>

Treasury criticism of targeted funding well-founded

Friday, 15 July 2016, 9:45 am | NZEI

Treasury's warning that the Government's decision to freeze school operational funding in Budget 2016 and instead target funding to 150,000 children of benefit-dependent families is unlikely to be effective will come as no surprise to schools, NZEI Riu ... More >>

5 Pokémon Go Safety Tips from Safekids

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 4:39 pm | Safekids

Are the kids on the hunt for a Bulbasaurus, Charmeleon or (gasp!) Zygarde? Whatever Pokémon they are after, make sure they follow Safekids Aotearoa’s Pokémon Go hunting safety tips to make sure the kids are Pi-ka-chu (alright). More >>

Where’s your ‘standing place’?

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 3:28 pm | Massey University

Bachelor of Arts student Brandon Young travels Tamaki Drive past Bastion Point often. But he knew nothing of its historic significance as the site of a major Māori land protest in the 1970s until this year. More >>

“Fast food” degree papers in ManukaU

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 12:53 pm | Manukau Institute of Technology

Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) plans to compress 17-week long degree papers in accounting, economics and law into eight weeks. More >>

School students ‘adopt’ a scientist from UC

Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 3:05 pm | University of Canterbury

New science needs new thinking, supported by the wisdom of experience, and a Canterbury school and the University of Canterbury are helping make this concept a reality. Already making their contribution to science as teenagers, four Lincoln High School ... More >>

Study confirms value of a university education

Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 10:31 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Study confirms value of a university education Universities New Zealand has welcomed the findings of a new study of university graduates which confirms the value of a New Zealand university degree in preparing students for their lives and careers as ... More >>

From Waikato to Cambodia, and the UN

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 3:18 pm | University of Waikato

She started university when she was 16 years old. Now she’s off to Cambodia with a Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia (PMSA). More >>

University research proposals through to MBIE second round

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 2:56 pm | University of Waikato

Four University of Waikato research applications for MBIE Smart Ideas funding have made it through to the second round. Smart Ideas funding focuses on the connection between applied research and commercialisation. More >>

NZ Tertiary College celebrates educational relationship

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 2:48 pm | New Zealand Tertiary College

New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) continues to lead the way in early childhood education learning in China, recently celebrating the inaugural graduation of 142 students who have completed a New Zealand Qualifications Authority approved Certificate ... More >>

Determination Key to Success for WelTec Grad

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 1:35 pm | Weltec

Jade McMahon, recent graduate from WelTec says determination is the key to academic success and getting ahead in life. And Jade’s leading by example having secured a great job with a bright future. Jade, whose Iwi affiliation is Te Āti Awa, is ... More >>

Liz Walker to speak in New Zealand

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 12:10 pm | Liz Walker

When Brisbane sexologist Liz Walker delivers her Counteracting Porn Culture workshops to parents and education professionals in Auckland and Wellington she won’t be pulling any punches. August 15, 16 and 18 will be the Youth Wellbeing Project founders ... More >>

Polytechnic launches China-based Earthkeepers

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 12:02 pm | Tai Poutini Polytechnic

Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) is launching a brand new joint venture in Southern China this week, bringing environmental and outdoor education to urban Chinese children. More >>

Need for more equity funding for low decile schools

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 11:35 am | NZEI

Research reported today showing a two-year gap in achievement between students from low decile schools compared with those from higher decile schools shows the desperate need for better resourcing and support for schools in poorer areas. More >>

Life-changing scheme to support vulnerable youth

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 11:23 am | University of Auckland

In a first for New Zealand, at-risk teenagers excluded from mainstream education are set to benefit from an innovative youth mentoring scheme. More >>

Auckland Airport 50th anniversary scholarships

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 10:58 am | Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has announced that 19 South Auckland primary, intermediate and secondary teachers and principals will receive funding towards their professional development as part of the airport’s 50th anniversary $150,000 scholarship programme. More >>

Fellow from Hawaii to teach Te Reo at UC

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 9:43 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury’s Te Reo programme in Aotahi: School of Māori and Indigenous Studies welcomed its first ever Visiting Canterbury Fellow yesterday. Dr Te Raukura Roa (Waikato-Tainui), from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, will ... More >>

Beagle can bridge gap in student achievement

Monday, 11 July 2016, 2:38 pm | Beagle

New Zealand has one of the largest gaps in student achievement compared to other OECD countries, according to Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS). And recent findings paint a bleak picture of our government’s intervention, which ... More >>

Massey and Wuhan celebrate 10-year partnership

Monday, 11 July 2016, 12:09 pm | Massey University

One of the most successful and long-lived partnerships between a New Zealand and Chinese university celebrated its tenth anniversary last week in Wuhan, China. More >>

Teacher bias leads to Maori student failure

Monday, 11 July 2016, 9:40 am | Oranui Diversity Leadership

10 July 2016 Teacher bias leads to Maori student failure A new study from diversity consultancy Oranui, Unconscious Bias in Education , has revealed how teachers’ low expectations have lead to decades of under-achievement by Maori students. “The ... More >>

UniQ - Pride Week

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 8:37 pm | UniQ Victoria

We hope the university break has treated you well and that you are as excited as we are for the upcoming trimester! More >>

Unqualified teachers in classrooms pass the first hurdle

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 7:08 pm | NZEI

Serious concerns about plans to put unqualified trainee teachers in sole charge of classes have been completely ignored in the report of the Education and Science Select Committee, released today. More >>

UC Connect: Feminism and Rape Awareness in New Zealand

Friday, 8 July 2016, 3:13 pm | University of Canterbury

In an upcoming UC Connect public lecture, University of Canterbury criminologist Professor Greg Newbold looks at rape awareness campaigns of the 1970s and 1980s and at the impact these campaigns have had on rape consciousness and rape law in New ... More >>

Cyber challenge to test the best

Friday, 8 July 2016, 2:15 pm | University of Waikato

Caption: University of Waikato’s Dr Sivadon Chaisiri and PhD candidate Mark Will are ready for the Cyber Security Challenge. More >>

Moral jeopardy of addictive industry influences

Friday, 8 July 2016, 11:44 am | University of Auckland

‘Moral Jeopardy’, a new book by Professor Peter Adams, examines the risks of accepting profits linked to tobacco, alcohol and gambling industries. More >>

Secondary school students gather to be inspired

Friday, 8 July 2016, 11:36 am | Fuji Xerox

The fourth annual Fuji Xerox Inspire event took place this week (July 5) at AUT to inspire the next generation of leaders. More >>

Gap Filler wins International Award

Friday, 8 July 2016, 11:18 am | Gap Filler

Renowned educator, Francesco Tonucci, recently announced the winners of the International City to City Barcelona FAD ( Foment de les Arts i el Disseny ) Awards. Gap Filler were among the select group of winners with their project Eyes on the City. The FAD ... More >>

HELL gets more Kiwi kids hooked on books

Friday, 8 July 2016, 10:38 am | Hell Pizza

The HELL Reading Challenge has incentivised young New Zealanders to read more than 2.5 million books! More >>

UC expert welcomes 'important' digital curriculum

Friday, 8 July 2016, 10:36 am | University of Canterbury

Computer science education expert University of Canterbury Professor Tim Bell has welcomed the news that New Zealand’s school curriculum is changing to embrace the subject of digital technologies. More >>

Māori journalism recognised in expanded awards

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 4:29 pm | Massey University

Massey University’s Māori book awards are being expanded this year to celebrate excellence in Māori journalism. The 2016 Ngā Kupu Ora Awards, Celebrating Māori Books and Journalism will include the first national Māori journalism award. More >>

Mayor’s statement regarding Redcliffs School announcement

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 2:23 pm | Christchurch City Council

Mayor Lianne Dalziel welcomes this morning’s announcement by Education Minister Hekia Parata that they’re looking at options for relocating Redcliffs School. More >>

Pigs hearts, flatulence and infections get Kudos from kids

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 1:01 pm | The Kudos Awards

Students from all around the Waikato, and from as far as Piopio and Thames battled the heavy rain to get to the first “Science Spinners - Demystify the Sci" event which took place at Ruakura Research Centre last week. More >>

Māori Girls' School to Celebrate 150 Years of Māori Language

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 12:38 pm | St. Joseph's Maori Girls' College

2017 will mark 150 years of advocacy and support for the Māori language by New Zealand's oldest Māori girls' boarding school, St Joseph's Māori Girls' College. The school has chosen Māori Language Week to launch their online pre-registration ... More >>

UC tech projects open young minds to science

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 10:34 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury has won funding for two projects that aim to bring science and technology to young people and local communities, as part of the government’s 2016 Unlocking Curious Minds fund. More >>

Conference focuses on law’s future role

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 4:52 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

From “generation rent” to artificial intelligence, robotics and driverless cars, experts from around the world will tomorrow converge at Victoria University of Wellington to grapple with topical and challenging legal issues. More >>

Surveillance Guru Appointed as Visiting Professor at VUW

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 4:23 pm | NZ-UK Link Foundation

Professor William Webster of the University of Stirling will be the NZ-UK Link Foundation’s first Visiting Professor to New Zealand. He is a recognised expert on the governance and regulation of privacy and data protection, and the implications and consequences ... More >>

 

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