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Starter for 10: UC aims to retake University Challenge

Monday, 5 December 2016, 11:25 am | University of Canterbury

A team of University of Canterbury students is using education, experience and exceptional brain power in the quest to retake New Zealand academia's top trivia title in the TV quiz show University Challenge . More >>

Local wisdom key to Pacific sustainable development

Friday, 2 December 2016, 5:20 pm | Massey University

A researcher with a 30-year interest in Pacific education and development lived on a remote raised coral atoll to explore the case for more indigenous knowledge and culture in education. More >>

Ed. Collective Encouraged by Long-Term Fiscal Position

Friday, 2 December 2016, 3:06 pm | ed.collective

Last week Treasury released its Statement on the Long-Term Fiscal Position and Ed. Collective is encouraged that its call for education development and upskilling in New Zealand extends beyond the traditional university pathways. More >>

BoP Civil Infrastructure Workers Praise Industry Initiative

Friday, 2 December 2016, 2:20 pm | Connexis

Tauranga, 2 December 2016: A group of Bay of Plenty Civil Infrastructure workers are proud to have a new industry Trade Certification to their name and are praising the Industry for its introduction. More >>

New Kaiārahi at Ara

Friday, 2 December 2016, 1:11 pm | Ara Institute

Ara has selected a new Kaiārahi and will formerly acknowledge this important appointment on Monday 5 December at 11am to 1pm, Te Puna Wanaka (wharenui), Christchurch City Campus, Madras Street. More >>

Men’s pornography use and its impact on intimacy

Friday, 2 December 2016, 11:24 am | University of Otago

The more frequently men use pornography the less sexually intimate they are with their partners, latest University of Otago, Christchurch, research shows. More >>

UCOL Students awarded Inaugural Building Cadet Scholarships

Friday, 2 December 2016, 9:31 am | Universal College Of Learning

Two promising UCOL third year students have won building services scholarships with the Palmerston North City Council. More >>

Torbay Apprentice is Grateful for ATT Scholarship

Friday, 2 December 2016, 9:28 am | ATT

“Outward Bound has really helped me build confidence in myself,” says Torbay apprentice plumber/ gasfitter Callum Seales. Earlier this year Callum won one of two ATT/Skills Outward Bound Scholarships that paid the fees and travel to undertake ... More >>

Cuts to early childhood education revealed

Friday, 2 December 2016, 9:24 am | NZEI

Cuts to early childhood education funding have been confirmed by the latest Ministry of Education figures , which show annual per-child funding has dropped by more than $500 since 2009/10. More >>

Temuka Apprentice is Grateful for ATT Scholarship

Friday, 2 December 2016, 9:24 am | ATT

“Outward Bound taught me the value of team-work. I’m going to find those skills very useful in my career,” says Temuka apprentice plumber/drainlayer Daylen Garton. Earlier this year Daylen won one of two ATT/Skills Outward Bound Scholarships that ... More >>

New Māori Research - Seeding Excellence And Future Change

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 5:17 pm | Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

NPM NEW MĀORI RESEARCH - SEEDING EXCELLENCE AND FUTURE CHANGE Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga – New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence (NPM) is currently seeding a suite of new projects that will deliver positive change through vital Māori research. More >>

Enviroschools students to learn about climate change at hui

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 4:56 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Thursday, 1 December 2016) – Dunedin school kids will spend a day walking and bussing around South Dunedin to learn about climate change at the annual Enviroschools Primary Hui. More >>

UC student wins PM’s Pacific Youth leadership award

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 3:37 pm | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury (UC) student has been recognised for his inspiring leadership at the 2016 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards held at Parliament yesterday. More >>

The WORLD’s her internship

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 3:02 pm | Otago Polytech

An Otago Polytechnic fashion student has been chosen for a new, paid internship at WORLD – New Zealand’s most progressive and philanthropic fashion brand. More >>

restigious scholarship for Marsden student

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 2:24 pm | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School student Lucy Berger has been offered a scholarship to study at Peking University, the most prestigious university in China. Thousands of students apply but very few pass the entrance exams. “This is an extraordinary ... More >>

Opportunities for Students with Learning Disorders

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 3:46 pm | Education and Science Committee

The Education and Science Committee has reported to the House on its inquiry into the delivery of education for students with dyslexia, dyspraxia, and autism spectrum disorder. The report contains 46 recommendations which all members of the select ... More >>

$440,000 for Southland int'l education & skills training

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 3:27 pm | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today announced a $440,000 funding package to promote international education and primary sector skill development in Southland. More >>

Lower Hutt students learn the science of goo and poo

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 2:48 pm | Hutt City Council

A group of Naenae Intermediate School students have got in the poo – all in the interest of having fun with science. More >>

Unitec students help staff temporary vet clinic in Tonga

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 1:50 pm | Unitec

Unitec veterinary nursing students are part of a team setting up a temporary veterinary clinic in Tonga this week. More >>

International results show National Standards failure - NZEI

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 1:50 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Latest international results in maths and science indicate the Government's National Standards programme has failed, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Awanuiārangi recognises academics with professorial status

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 1:27 pm | Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

MEDIA RELEASE: Wednesday, 30 November 2016 Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, Whakatāne More >>

Career Moves to ICT Results in Top Awards

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 12:54 pm | Weltec

A former lawyer and nuclear physicist have made big changes, moving to New Zealand to re-train in ICT and receiving top student awards in the process. Both WelTec graduates were recognised at a ceremony held in Wellington. More >>

Award-winning autism book offers help for teachers

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 12:30 pm | Massey University

Calming sensory rooms or gardens are preferable for a distressed autistic child compared to seclusion rooms – the use of which reveal a lack of teacher education, says a contributor to an award-winning book on strategies for teachers of autistic children. More >>

MIT and Vodafone team up to offer young job seekers an edge

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 1:01 pm | Vodafone NZ

Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) today announced plans to enable Contact Centre students to get much needed hands-on work experience. More >>

Education Providers Must up Game on Foreign Students

Monday, 28 November 2016, 1:42 pm | ComplyWith

Compliance experts issue advisory paper for tertiary education leaders to help understand and respond to new regulation after terrible year for foreign students in NZ More >>

Blockchain rules: regulating a game-changing new technology

Monday, 28 November 2016, 1:06 pm | University of Auckland

Blockchain - the technology powering Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies - is poised to transform the way we buy things, do business, and many other areas of everyday life. As banks and governments around the world grapple with how to harness this ... More >>

Exploring Māori tradition

Monday, 28 November 2016, 1:01 pm | University of Waikato

A University of Waikato student is looking at why certain Māori traditions exists and how colonisation has influenced tikanga. Tiriana Anderson (Ngāti Maniapoto/Rereahu) is focusing his research on whaikōrero (oratory) and why women can’t lead whaikōrero ... More >>

University increases presence in China

Monday, 28 November 2016, 8:42 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland’s new Innovation Institute China (UAIIC) will provide unprecedented access to an extensive range of networks, research and funding opportunities in China. More >>

NZ Content Counts Education Awards 2016 - winners named

Friday, 25 November 2016, 3:48 pm | New Zealand Content Counts Education Awards

Recipients of the 2016 New Zealand Content Counts Education Awards were named at a ceremony held at Auckland’s Massey University in Albany last night. For the second year running, teachers from around the country joined the official panel of education ... More >>

Congratulations to graduates of Ka Eke Poutama

Friday, 25 November 2016, 11:28 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Friday 25th November 2016 at 5:30pm the first cohort of the inaugural rangatahi into governance programme Ka Eke Poutama will graduate. The programme is facilitated by Te Whare Hukahuka with support from the Māori Womens Development Inc. Designed to ... More >>

Waipareira Drops Alternative Education

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 1:42 pm | Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Te Whanau o Waipareira has dropped its Alternative Education Contract with the Ministry of Education and will transition youth on its books to other west Auckland providers. More >>

Royal Society of New Zealand Research Honours

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 1:09 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland researchers were awarded the Rutherford Medal and eight other top honours across a diverse range of disciplines in the Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ) and Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) research honours dinner in ... More >>

Memorandum of understanding with the University of Otago

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 12:55 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora signs a memorandum of understanding with the University of Otago to collaborate on tobacco control advocacy. More >>

Industry Chair For New South Island ICT Grad School

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 12:52 pm | SIGNAL

SIGNAL, the new South Island ICT Grad School, has appointed international businessman David Band as its new chair. More >>

Mixed reaction to changes for learning support

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 12:46 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Today’s release of a Cabinet paper outlining changes to support for children with special education learning needs has some positive developments but also raises a number of concerns, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

Science Alive community projects 2017

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 12:37 pm | Science Alive

We’ve invited a team of University of Delaware students to teach 120 lucky kiwi kids (12 - 14 yrs) all things Tinker these Summer Holidays! #CHCHSTEAM More >>

BA a career enhancer for graduating MP

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 12:22 pm | Massey University

It has taken Iain Lees-Galloway, Palmerston North MP for the Labour Party, a few years to complete a Bachelor of Arts alongside his busy career – and he credits the degree with contributing much to his success in politics and public service. More >>

Creative activities promote day-to-day wellbeing

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 12:02 pm | University of Otago

Everyday creative activity may lead to an “upward spiral” of increased wellbeing and creativity in young adults, new University of Otago research suggests. More >>

Otago Polytechnic links with Japanese Engineering College

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 11:56 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic is delighted to signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Hachinohe College from Japan. More >>

Celebrating New Zealand’s researchers

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 11:08 am | Royal Society Of New Zealand

Outstanding New Zealand researchers have received prestigious medals at the Royal Society of New Zealand’s 2016 Research Honours event, held in Christchurch on Wednesday night. Medals were presented by both the Royal Society of New Zealand and the Health ... More >>

Teaching teens about the political system & social activism

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 2:01 pm | Massey University

Teaching teenagers how to actively contribute to society and participate in political decision- making was the focus of a workshop for secondary school teachers at Massey University recently. More >>

Corporate online schools a terrible idea

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 1:24 pm | PPTA

International expert on virtual and charter schools, Professor Gary Miron says it would be a terrible mistake for New Zealand to allow private entities to own and run online schools. “Online learning is an important education tool for students. ... More >>

New national student president elected

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 1:00 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

Jonathan Gee was elected the 2017 national president of the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) at the association’s National Congress held at Victoria University of Wellington over the weekend. More >>

Skilled college students helping fill building shortage

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 12:30 pm | Tauranga Boys' College

Tauranga Boys’ College and Classic Builders Tauranga inaugural building pathway programme for students is paying off with completion of transportable cabins now for sale, students finding employment and apprenticeships, plus an extension of the ... More >>

Amazon humidity, Everest Base Camp altitude...in Wellington

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 12:11 pm | University of Otago

Researchers can now explore complex health questions in a unique environmental simulation suite at the University of Otago, Wellington. The new suite in the Centre for Translational Physiology (CTP) will allow all kinds of research including how environmental conditions ... More >>

Record number of new Māori and Pacific doctors this year

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 11:53 am | University of Auckland

Record number of new Māori and Pacific doctors this year Media Release - University of Auckland More >>

Engaging Rangatahi in Community Driven Change

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 10:34 am | KIWA Digital

South Auckland students are using technology to tell the story of Rheumatic Fever and what it can do to whānau, friends and community. More >>

Ed. Collective celebrating new thinking about role of NZQA

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 4:26 pm | ed.collective

Last week, when students around the country were crammed into exam rooms, Sue Suckling, Chair of NZQA announced to attendees of SingularityU NZ Summit that “The era of qualifications as we know it is over.” More >>

Committee findings on learning support welcomed with caution

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 2:45 pm | VIPs inc

VIPs inc NZ advocacy group have welcomed with caution the recommendations announced by the Education and Science Committee, as a result of their enquiry into the support of children in primary and secondary school with dyslexia, dyspraxia and autism spectrum ... More >>

UC Māori research group wins excellence award

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 2:08 pm | University of Canterbury

An innovative Māori research group at the University of Canterbury has won a national award for education research excellence. The New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) has presented the 2016 NZARE Group Award to UC’s Te Rū Rangahau: ... More >>

Becoming a soldier PhD among Manawatū graduates

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 12:51 pm | Massey University

An academic who joined the New Zealand Army to track the journey of new recruits from basic training to deployment in the field as part of her PhD research, will be among 500 graduates celebrating in Palmerston North on Friday. More >>

Internship at International Council of Nurses

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 12:37 pm | Massey University

Thanks to a chance meeting with one of Massey University’s highest-flying nurses, Dr Jill Wilkinson from the School of Nursing has recently returned from a six-week health policy internship with the International Council of Nurses (ICN) in Geneva, ... More >>

AUT students make the most of food waste

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 12:37 pm | Auckland City Council

“Professional chefs use every technique they can to try and reduce food waste in the kitchen – wasted food is wasted profit.” More >>

WOW Flying Scholarship Winners

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 12:36 pm | Warbirds Over Wanaka

Air Force pilot Michael Williams from Fielding and Christchurch-based aerobatic pilot Andrew Love have been awarded the inaugural Warbirds Over Wanaka Flying Scholarships. More >>

‘StudyTime’ Helps NCEA Students through the Earthquake

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 12:27 pm | Inspiration Education Limited

In the aftermath of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake last Monday which left hundreds of secondary students in the middle of their NCEA isolated, confused and stranded, NCEA study website StudyTime was a crucial lifeboat for many. More >>

Recommendations For Dyslexia, Autism And Dyspraxia

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 12:21 pm | Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

A Parliamentary Select Committee report into the learning needs of students with dyslexia, autism and dyspraxia is well meaning but ineffectual unless tougher recommendations are implemented to give it teeth, says Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand (DFNZ). More >>

The side of diagnosis we don’t talk about

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 11:47 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Medical diagnosis is typically viewed as an important part of the process in identifying and curing illnesses, but Victoria University of Wellington’s Professor Annemarie Jutel says the experience has a strong social impact that is too often ignored. More >>

30 years of Otago Polytechnic nursing

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 11:30 am | Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic’s School of Nursing is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this weekend with a reunion of its very first graduates of 1986. More >>

Funding cap for children with extra needs unacceptable

Monday, 21 November 2016, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa is backing calls for the Government to lift the unfair cap on funding for children with extra learning needs. More >>

It's secondary school but not as you know it!

Monday, 21 November 2016, 2:31 pm | Rangitikei College

For the past year, teachers and staff at Rangitikei College have been ‘going back to school’ themselves, working on a complete revamp of what will be taught, and how, in 2017. More >>

 

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