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Education is the Circuit-Breaker

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 5:18 pm | Te Taumata o Ngati Whakaue Iho Ake Trust

Roana Bennett, General Manager of Te Taumata o Ngati Whakaue Trust said “I’m pleased to see the focus on early childhood, vulnerable families and pathways for young people into employment and apprenticeships. These are flash-points for our ... More >>

Budget 2016 insulting to early childhood education

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 5:16 pm | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

Budget 2016 is, as expected, the annual slap in the face for early childhood education (ECE) providers who received no increase to funding rates for the second year running. More >>

Early childhood education faces yet another funding squeeze

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 4:55 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Kindergartens and early childhood education centres will face an even bigger battle to maintain quality teaching and learning following the Budget announcement that there will be no increase in funding. More >>

Teacher Aides miss out again

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 4:33 pm | NZEI

Instead of addressing the underfunding of the education system, this year’s budget has hit schools with a funding freeze for everyday running costs. More >>

Budget contemptuous of children with special learning needs

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 4:29 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Government’s 2016 Budget is contemptuous of the many thousands of struggling families who have preschoolers with special learning needs, says New Zealand’s largest representative body of licensed early childhood centres. More >>

Budget delivers funding cut to early childhood education

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 4:28 pm | Early Childhood Council

Budget 2016 delivers a punishing funding cut to the early childhood education sector, says Early Childhood Council More >>

IT Company Takes Action to Address Skills Shortage

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 2:09 pm | WelTec and Whitireia

IT Company Takes Action to Address Skills Shortage New Zealand’s largest dedicated Microsoft business solutions provider Intergen has partnered with the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) to help meet its ICT workforce requirements. WelTec ... More >>

Ancient DNA study finds Phoenician had European heritage

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 11:57 am | University of Otago

Ancient DNA study finds Phoenician from Carthage had European ancestry A research team co-led by a University of Otago scientist has sequenced the first complete mitochondrial genome of a 2500-year-old Phoenician dubbed the “Young Man of Byrsa” or “Ariche”, ... More >>

International students excluded by Victoria University

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 11:26 am | tertiary education union

Victoria University’s decision to privatise its foundation studies programme will exclude dozens of international students from the university, say staff and students. More >>

Youth to benefit from Real Journeys Cruise-for-a-Cause 2016

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 10:47 am | Real Journeys

Real Journeys annual Cruise-for-a-Cause will go towards helping young Kiwi conservationists around the country and students at Queenstown’s only high school - Wakatipu High. More >>

First mock MRI scanner open for bookings

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 10:32 am | University of Auckland

The country’s first mock MRI scanner that enables children or adults to experience a test run MRI, opened for bookings at the University of Auckland recently. More >>

SAE And Kidslink Scholarship: 2016 Applications Open

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 10:04 am | SAE NZ

SAE Creative Media Institute Auckland is calling for applicants to its Certificate in Electronic Music Production (EMP) scholarship. More >>

MP and Freemasons scholar presents 2016 scholarships

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 5:27 pm | Freemasons

On the eve of Budget Day, Labour List MP Jacinda Ardern—herself a scholarship recipient in 2001—presented $184,000 in Freemasons University Scholarships to 26 of the country’s top students. More >>

Minister undermines State Sector Act – PPTA

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 4:27 pm | PPTA

The education minister is undermining the principles of integrity and honesty in teacher appointments by interfering with a legal decision designed to avoid cronyism. More >>

Finding the key to success for Pacific students

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 3:17 pm | University of Auckland

Committed to teaching in a part of Auckland that often makes the headlines for negative reasons, Melini Fasavalu’s focus is all on the positive. The deputy principal of Wiri Central Primary School in South Auckland, she has just been awarded the University ... More >>

Art student wins photography award using iphone

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 1:40 pm | University of Auckland

Give an art student a phone and they will create a series of winning photographs, which is exactly what Jodie Salmond did. The postgraduate student from Elam School of Fine Arts was awarded the 2016 Simon Devitt Prize for Photography, for her series ... More >>

Auckland North commits to innovation strategy

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 11:20 am | Massey University

The Auckland North community gathered at Massey University’s Albany campus last night to commit to becoming a world-class innovation hub. More >>

World-Class Creative Learning Centre Launched in Wellington

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 11:17 am | Te Auaha

Wellington’s creative community is set to benefit from the build of a new $22.5 million campus which will produce more than 1000 graduates each year to support New Zealand’s flourishing film, creative technology and applied arts industries. Te ... More >>

Charter Schools – Throwing good money after bad

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 11:03 am | New Zealand Principals Federation

Today’s announcement that the government will fund another seven charter schools and an independent body to support them comes as a huge disappointment to Principals across the nation. More >>

Day of honours for 1130 Awanuiārangi graduands

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 10:40 am | Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Whakatāne-based tertiary provider Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi will celebrate the Graduation of 1130 students this Friday, May 27. More >>

The Mind Lab by Unitec launches “Where to Next” campaign

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 3:31 pm | The Mind Lab

The Mind Lab by Unitec is calling on New Zealand teachers to crowd-source its future locations through a new online initiative launched today. More >>

Kiwi kids’ chance to have their say

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 11:26 am | Childfund NZ

ChildFund is inviting Kiwi kids to have their say in the world’s largest poll of children’s opinions. More >>

Iwi Grows Education Opportunities

Monday, 23 May 2016, 5:24 pm | Ngati Apa ki te RaTo

Top of the south iwi Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō is reaping the benefits of a Memorandum of Understanding signed with Workforce Development Ltd. More >>

Applications sought from Kiwi youngsters

Monday, 23 May 2016, 2:58 pm | Rotary

Rotary is currently accepting applications from New Zealand students who want to experience a "true" exchange with a family on the other side of the Tasman - including a week-long "safari". More >>

Nurturing tomorrow’s scientists

Monday, 23 May 2016, 1:59 pm | Hastings District Council

Almost 150 youngsters had their inner Einstein nudged last week, as they dissected fish, fermented yeast and built and programmed robots, among other things. More >>

Role in Indonesian agricultural project formalised

Monday, 23 May 2016, 12:18 pm | Lincoln University

Lincoln’s part in a US$106m (NZD$156m) project to sustainably manage and help spread technology through Indonesian agriculture was formally recognised last week. More >>

Have LEGO toys become more violent?

Monday, 23 May 2016, 12:05 pm | University of Canterbury

LEGO toy products have become significantly more violent in recent years, according to newly published research from the University of Canterbury. More >>

Hundreds of new scholarships to support more students

Monday, 23 May 2016, 11:38 am | University of Auckland

Hundreds of new scholarships to support more students University of Auckland - Media Release - 23 May 2016 Hundreds of new undergraduate scholarships will be provided by the University of Auckland to help entry-level students transition into university ... More >>

Record Turnout at Open Day at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School

Monday, 23 May 2016, 10:31 am | Rangi Ruru Girls' School

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School has had an impressive turnout for their annual Open Day on Monday 16 May, with more than 600 people through the gates. More >>

Charter Schools - Throwing Good Money After Bad

Friday, 20 May 2016, 4:22 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Today’s announcement that the government will fund another seven charter schools and an independent body to support them comes as a huge disappointment to Principals across the nation. More >>

Educators frustrated over charter school announcement

Friday, 20 May 2016, 3:45 pm | NZEI

Educators are frustrated by the announcement of more money to open around seven new charter schools and $500,000 to establish an entity to support and promote the charter model. More >>

Charter school ‘pilot’ fooling no one - PPTA

Friday, 20 May 2016, 3:03 pm | PPTA

Assurances that ACT’s charter school experiment was just a pilot have been proven false with this afternoon’s announcement of seven new charter schools. More >>

Fast Taniwha sub to take on world

Friday, 20 May 2016, 2:41 pm | University of Auckland

Fast Taniwha sub to take on world Media Release University of Auckland 20 May 2016 Fast Taniwha sub to take on world The Taniwha, a human powered submarine developed at the University of Auckland, is the fastest fin driven sub in the world. It is ... More >>

Teen gamers’ ANZAC exhibit wins highest honour

Friday, 20 May 2016, 2:11 pm | ServiceIQ

A group of secondary school students who used gaming technology to recreate the Anzac experience in Gallipoli have won the highly coveted ServiceIQ Best Museum Visitor Experience Award 2016. The honour was announced on Wednesday night at the ServiceIQ ... More >>

It’s time to vote!

Friday, 20 May 2016, 1:18 pm | Trustee Elections

Nominations for the 2016 School Trustee Elections have closed, and schools will now be getting ready for a voting election if they have received more nominations than there are available positions on the board. More >>

AKA Launches New Time-Saving App

Friday, 20 May 2016, 1:16 pm | Auckland Kindergarten Association

Auckland Kindergarten Association (AKA) this week launched a new mobile app to manage its relief staff bookings. The Jitbug Relievers App, is a secure time saving app that matches schools and early childhood education services with the relievers that ... More >>

Govt cuts money to crucial family service

Friday, 20 May 2016, 11:40 am | Tertiary Education Union

The government plans to cut funding to the highly regarded and successful programme Parents as First Teachers. More >>

French artists arrive to take up residency

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 12:31 pm | Massey University

French artistic duo Louise Hervé and Chloé Maillet have arrived in Wellington to take up their share of an inaugural French artist-in-residence programme run by Massey University’s Te Whiti o Rehua School of Art and the Wellington City Council. More >>

What will an Alpine Fault earthquake feel like?

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 11:35 am | University of Canterbury

In an upcoming UC Connect public lecture, University of Canterbury Earthquake Engineering Professor Brendon Bradley will discuss how new methods of understanding ground shaking in the Canterbury earthquakes are helping us prepare for the future living in the ... More >>

“Knowing someone cares” rated most important factor

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 10:54 am | Auckland Council

A new report released today aims to shape the way helping agencies work with at-risk young people, in an effort to reduce harm from alcohol and other drug use. More >>

Visionary justice advocate receives VU Honorary Doctorate

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 10:52 am | Victoria University of Wellington

One of the country’s most respected authorities on criminal justice reform and corrections policy, Kim Workman, is being recognised with an honorary doctorate from Victoria University of Wellington. More >>

Comprehensive survey of New Zealand secondary schools

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 10:36 am | NZCER

A comprehensive new survey on current experiences and challenges for secondary schools in New Zealand has been released. More >>

Career system reforms a step in the right direction

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 2:08 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand has described government reforms to give secondary students better access to high quality and accurate careers advice as a step in the right direction. More >>

Landing the right way up

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 11:57 am | Lincoln University

An understanding of global issues and the desire to find out exactly how they can contribute to solving these through getting the right tertiary education has landed 14 secondary school students a trip to Lincoln University this July. ‘Land the ... More >>

Young minds to get more science in the classroom

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 11:09 am | Hutt City Council

Classrooms in Lower Hutt are to be transformed into laboratories for children to experiment and learn just like working scientists. Hutt City Council-led initiative Hutt Science, which supports young people to engage with science and technology, ... More >>

Students welcome plan to introduce tertiary bus fares

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 5:26 pm | VUWSA

The Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) welcomes today’s announcement by mayoral candidate Justin Lester and Regional Councillor Daran Ponter for a tertiary concession on bus fares. Lester and Ponter today announced that if ... More >>

New appointment affirms focus on population health

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 3:53 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato’s newly-appointed professor of population health says New Zealand’s health system is facing the early stages of what will be a sustained period of increasing demand for services, with particular pressure arising in general ... More >>

Kiwis taking NZ teaching methods to the world’s children

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 3:33 pm | ChildFund

Teaching methods from New Zealand classrooms will soon be helping children in war-torn and tsunami-battered Sri Lanka pursue a brighter future through education. More >>

UC Forestry academic wins international award

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 3:08 pm | University of Canterbury

Dr Justin Morgenroth, senior lecturer in the New Zealand School of Forestry at University of Canterbury, has been awarded the 2016 Early Career Scientist Award, one of the International Society of Arboriculture’s (ISA) Awards of Distinction . More >>

Waikato University takes the lead in cyber security research

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 11:16 am | University of Waikato

With seven potentially serious cyber attacks on New Zealand organisations detected monthly by the GCSB’s cyber security programme Cortex, it is evident that organisations need all forms of help available. More >>

Ethel Benjamin scholarship for outstanding women lawyers

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 9:33 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Ethel Benjamin scholarship for outstanding women lawyers announced The New Zealand Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin scholarship for outstanding women lawyers has this year been awarded to Holly Hedley and Bree Huntley. The award honours New Zealand’s ... More >>

New Dean for University of Otago’s Christchurch campus

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 9:30 am | University of Otago

Tuesday 17 April, 2016 New Dean for University of Otago’s Christchurch campus. Professor David Murdoch has been selected as the next Dean of the University of Otago’s Christchurch campus. He will replace incumbent Dean, Professor Peter Joyce, who retires ... More >>

School Children Benefit From Zoofari Initiative

Monday, 16 May 2016, 4:20 pm | Hamilton City Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Close to 1,000 students from low decile schools in the Waikato region will be taking part in a learning programme at Hamilton Zoo thanks to a successful fundraising collaboration with The Warehouse. During March, more than $23,000 was ... More >>

Shanghai trip to inspire New Zealand teachers

Monday, 16 May 2016, 3:15 pm | Asia New Zealand Foundation

A group of teachers hailing from Invercargill to Whangarei will swap their classrooms for the skyscrapers, bustling streets and traditional alleyways of Shanghai on an Asia New Zealand Foundation study tour. More >>

Suzy Cato to stand against bullying on Pink Shirt Day

Monday, 16 May 2016, 2:56 pm | Mental Health Foundation

On Friday May 20, thousands of New Zealanders including children’s entertainer Suzy Cato will celebrate Pink Shirt Day and speak up and stand together to stop bullying. More >>

Polytechnic scholarships ease the financial pressure

Monday, 16 May 2016, 2:39 pm | Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

The cost of tertiary study can be daunting to many people but scholarships effectively reduce or even eliminate student debt, or relieve the financial pressure on parents footing the bill. More >>

Claudia Batten to Speak in Wellington

Monday, 16 May 2016, 1:45 pm | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

One of New Zealand’s top digital entrepreneurs, Claudia Batten, is to speak in Wellington on Friday 20 May 2016. The youngest ever recipient of the World Class New Zealand Supreme Award, commercial lawyer cum digital entrepreneur, Claudia Batten, ... More >>

Grant Reese - Rewarding role for all trustees

Monday, 16 May 2016, 1:15 pm | NZSTA

Grant Reese has three daughters and wanted to be more involved with their education than just dropping them off at the school gates. Furthermore, Grant wanted to be on the school board to be able to contribute back to the community and the education ... More >>

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, leading 21st Century Learn

Monday, 16 May 2016, 12:25 pm | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

The opening of Samuel Marsden Collegiate School's new building was an historic event with all students and more than 200 guests present. Following an earlier Dawn Ceremony the Prime Minister made his way to Marsden School to show his support of education ... More >>

Guidelines needed for children’s screen time at daycare

Monday, 16 May 2016, 10:13 am | University of Auckland

Guidelines needed for children’s screen time at daycare Guidelines are needed about screen time for children at daycare, according to new research from the University of Auckland. More >>


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