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Language expert to lecture at the University of Auckland

Friday, 24 October 2014, 2:44 pm | Auckland University

Professor Jack Richards - a world renowned specialist in second and foreign language teaching - will present his inaugural lecture at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education next Friday. More >>

Pick up sticks – engineering style

Friday, 24 October 2014, 1:33 pm | University of Waikato

Picking commercial pine tree seedlings is about to get a whole lot easier thanks to a class of engineering students from the University of Waikato. As part of a third-year mechanical engineering design paper, 10 teams of students were each asked to create ... More >>

Local provider appointed to Early Childhood Centre in Tamaki

Friday, 24 October 2014, 12:57 pm | Tamaki Redevelopment Company

Tāmaki Redevelopment Company (TRC) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) are pleased to announce the appointment of local education provider Totara Seed Trust, to run the learning programme at the new Early Childhood Education (ECE) Centre at Glenbrae ... More >>

Research casts Mansfield in a new light

Friday, 24 October 2014, 12:49 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

A fresh interpretation of early writing by author Katherine Mansfield has not only enhanced understanding of her work, but also sheds light on an important period in New Zealand’s history. More >>

Fusion of Pacific and street dance a winner

Friday, 24 October 2014, 11:42 am | University of Auckland

An award-winning choreographer and dancer, whose work is a fusion of Pacific and street dance, is creating new work to perform at next year’s Auckland Fringe Festival, helped by a Summer Scholarship from the University of Auckland. More >>

UC academic hitting the right notes internationally

Friday, 24 October 2014, 11:22 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury (UC) composer and music teacher has hit the right notes by being elected to the Executive Committee of the International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM). More >>

Japanese group enjoys NZ Aviation English study

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 4:45 pm | Airways New Zealand

A group of Japanese trainee pilots are in New Zealand to benefit from intensive training in Aviation English before they commence their commercial pilot flight training. More >>

Hamilton Boys’ High win ChemQuest …again

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 4:43 pm | University of Waikato

Students from Hamilton Boys’ High School took out the top prize for the second year in a row at the University of Waikato’s ChemQuest challenge held last night on campus. More >>

Fijian academic to head Macmillan Brown Research Centre

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 4:16 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury has appointed Fijian academic Dr Steven Ratuva as professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and director of the prestigious Macmillan Brown Research Centre for Pacific Studies. More >>

ECE Benefits Overstated, Costly To Taxpayer - Study

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:21 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that a UK study on early childhood education should make the New Zealand government reevaluate their policy of increasing the rate of participation in early childhood education to 98 per cent by 2016. More >>

University’s Learning and Change Networks delivering results

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 1:07 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has welcomed a report highlighting the benefits of Learning and Change Networks among schools. The New Zealand Initiative report - No School is an Island: Fostering Collaboration in a competitive system - looks at the benefits ... More >>

Excellence in IT education recognised

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:54 pm | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury (UC) computer scientist has been awarded two awards at the inaugural New Zealand Excellence in IT Awards. More >>

Online tool allows schools to compare benefits of plan

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 11:46 am | NZEI

Principals, teachers, school boards and parents are now able to compare the impact of the government’s controversial $359 million education initiative with other options such as more resourcing for teacher aides and smaller class sizes. More >>

N4L connects 1000th school to Managed Network

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 11:32 am | Network for Learning

Today N4L (Network for Learning) connected the 1000th school to its Managed Network, which means more than 40% of New Zealand schools are now using N4L’s services, providing them equitable access to world-class internet connectivity for teaching ... More >>

1000th school connects to fast internet

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 9:15 am | New Zealand Government

The rollout of fast internet to schools continues to exceed expectations with the connection by Network for Learning (N4L) of the 1000th school to the Government’s Managed Network, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says. More >>

Waikato entrepreneurs grateful for internship programme

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 4:53 pm | University of Waikato

One brings the no nonsense approach, the other provides the voice of reason; together they balance each other out. It’s this great working relationship that has helped Timoti Daymond and Geoff Davies successfully create and drive forward their Waikato ... More >>

Former students’ garden plans finally bear fruit

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 4:04 pm | Lincoln University

Former students’ garden plans finally bear fruit Landscape Architect Carolyn Ramsbottom has graduated from Lincoln University but a special piece of design work she did while studying there two years ago will be coming to fruition on Labour Day. While ... More >>

Leaf litter research boosted with Shirtcliffe Fellowship

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 2:16 pm | University of Waikato

Rotting leaf litter might not excite many people, but University of Waikato PhD candidate Rebecca Gladstone-Gallagher finds it fascinating. More >>

Fighting cyber-crime one app at a time

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 1:54 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

This summer Victoria University of Wellington will be home to four Singaporean students researching cyber threats. The students have been working with Dr Ian Welch, a lecturer in Victoria’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, as part of a partnership ... More >>

Students Call on Minister to be truthful in his calculations

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 1:39 pm | VUWSA

Students are calling on the Minister of Tertiary Education, Steven Joyce, to go back to class and check his maths after he suggested that the government subsidises 80% of tuition costs. More >>

Top UK award for Waikato writer

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 1:24 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato English lecturer Dr Tracey Slaughter has won one of the UK’s top writing prizes. More >>

Former Waikato Uni student receives top rugby award

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 5:15 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato alumnus and Waikato Rugby Union player Whetu Douglas received high recognition recently for his outstanding role in rugby. More >>

FMG extends its university scholarship programme

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 3:03 pm | FMG

Applications for FMG’s agriculture scholarships are now open and will this year include school leavers looking to study ag-based degrees at Waikato University. More >>

Community Welcome At NorthTec

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 12:45 pm | North Tec

Free food, face painting, family fun and games will all be on the agenda on Sunday, 9 November, when NorthTec throws open its doors to the whole community. More >>

Rangi Ruru Students Achieve National Success at Music Awards

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 12:03 pm | Rangi Ruru Girls' School

Over the weekend Year 13 music scholars Amy Lee and Siyu Sun took out 1st and 3rd place respectively in the Performing Arts Competition Association of New Zealand (PACANZ) National Young Performer Awards in Palmerston North. More >>

Māori CoRE selection committee announced

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 11:34 am | Tertiary Education Union

A panel of highly qualified and respected experts has been chosen to undertake the process of selecting a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) focused on Māori research. More >>

Māori CoRE selection committee announced

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 11:34 am | Tertiary Education Commission

A panel of highly qualified and respected experts has been chosen to undertake the process of selecting a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) focused on Māori research. In Budget 2014 the Government committed $5million of funding each year for five years ... More >>

‘Investing in education’ must show returns

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 10:50 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (21 October) – The government must incorporate a rigorous evaluation framework into Investing in Education Success (IES) programme, to ensure that the $359 million is indeed a good investment, says The New Zealand Initiative. That is ... More >>

Students continue protesting fee rises at UoA, 4 Arrested

Monday, 20 October 2014, 4:32 pm | Guy Cohn

4 students have been arrested at the University of Auckland after occupying Vice Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon's office. More >>

Workplace learning the focus of new report

Monday, 20 October 2014, 3:19 pm | Ako Aotearoa

Supporting high quality learning in the workplace is the focus of a report launched today by Ako Aotearoa, the National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence. More >>

ATC New Zealand celebrates 30 years

Monday, 20 October 2014, 1:37 pm | ATC New Zealand

Hamilton-based Private Training Establishment (PTE) ATC New Zealand is celebrating a successful history and a promising future as it steps into its 30th year this year. More >>

University of Auckland Living Wage Network

Monday, 20 October 2014, 11:49 am | University of Auckland

On Tuesday, 21th of October, at 1pm the University of Auckland Living Wage Network is holding rally calling on the University of Auckland to become the first New Zealand Living Wage University, by paying all staff, both directly-employed and contracted ... More >>

CM Creative Solutions Ltd Press Release

Monday, 20 October 2014, 10:32 am | Creative Solutions

CM Creative Solutions provides the first and only arts-based training for New Zealand organisations. International leaders including American Express, IBM and GE incorporate arts-based training in their organisations, now New Zealand companies have the opportunity ... More >>

Forum focuses on work and education

Monday, 20 October 2014, 8:29 am | Ako Aotearoa

Improving the quality of work-related education is the aim of New Zealand’s largest forum on vocational, professional, and skills-focused education - opening in Wellington today. More >>

Federation Flyer 2014

Friday, 17 October 2014, 3:51 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Welcome to the final term of the year with all that heralds. I hope that things go smoothly and well, and that you all get to Christmas in one piece. More >>

Stop the Job Cuts at Manukau Institute of Technolgoy

Friday, 17 October 2014, 2:56 pm | NZTEU

The chief executive at Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) wants to cut the equivalent of 50 full time jobs from the faculties of engineering and trades, and education and social sciences. More >>

Sprint to the finish line

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 4:08 pm | Waikato University

Kristie Baillie has had a great few years at Waikato University, and will be graduating with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (majoring in Anthropology and Population Studies) at the university’s graduation ceremony at Claudelands Events Centre on October ... More >>

Whitireia celebrates ten years of Pacific nursing

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 4:06 pm | Whitireia NZ

Tomorrow Whitireia will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of its Bachelor of Nursing Pacific programme. More >>

Future of filling the gaps to be explored

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 2:47 pm | Lincoln University

A Lincoln University planning expert sees the temporary and transitional projects which caught the public’s imagination in central city spaces post-earthquakes becoming a permanent part of Christchurch. More >>

Unitec & Beijing Dance Academy Forge Stronger Academic Ties

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 2:03 pm | UNITEC

Unitec and the Beijing Dance Academy is celebrating the signing of a new agreement to develop a joint undergraduate creative dance programme to be delivered from 2015. More >>

Marae-Based Learning Introduce Maori to Building Trad

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 1:17 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

A joint initiative launched this year by EIT and iwi is proving an unqualified success in providing Māori trades training on local marae. The first phase in the scheme – a 19-week, full-time, Level 2 construction programme which was based on Hastings’ ... More >>

Music And the Machine

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 12:54 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Musical machines and robots will take over Victoria University of Wellington’s Hub this Friday. More >>

Treasury officials challenged to go without breakfast

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 11:46 am | NZEI

The principal of May Road School in Auckland, Lynda Stuart, has challenged Treasury officials to go without breakfast for one month in order to share the experience of thousands of New Zealand children. More >>

Student pitches film ideas

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 11:33 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

While her classmates were enjoying their study break, EIT student Rhiannon Edwards was in Auckland pitching script ideas at the New Zealand Writers Guild 2014 Showcase. More >>

World of Opportunities for New Zealand Graduates

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 11:04 am | Weltec

The Summer Olympics, Edinburgh Festival, Glastonbury Festival, London Film Festival, Cricket and Rugby World Cup – these are just a few of the amazing events New Zealand graduates contribute to as a world of opportunities opens up for them after completing ... More >>

A world first for the University of Auckland

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 10:39 am | University of Auckland

A world first dual Masters agreement between the University of Auckland and Beijing Dance Academy was signed this week in Beijing, China. In front of 50 of the world’s leading dance educators, Professor Diane Brand, Dean of the National Institute of ... More >>

Chemistry Professor Alistair Wilkins awarded title

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 10:36 am | Waikato University

University of Waikato chemistry Professor Alistair Wilkins has been made an Emeritus Professor, receiving the award at a function on October 15. More >>

Job losses: MIT announce major staffing review

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 5:15 pm | Tertiary Institutes Allied Staff Association

Staff members at MIT’s two largest faculties, the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences (FoESS) and the Faculty of Engineering and Trades (FoET) were called to meetings yesterday to be advised of a major review of the faculties which will result ... More >>

Nearly $400,000 dollars awarded to future leaders

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 3:59 pm | Waikato University

Ten secondary school students are being awarded nearly $40,000 each to study at the University of Waikato. More >>

Nearly $400,000 dollars awarded to future leaders

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 3:59 pm | Waikato University

Ten secondary school students are being awarded nearly $40,000 each to study at the University of Waikato. More >>

MOOC on Academic Integrity will help students avoid cheating

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 1:28 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland academic Dr Jason Stephens decided to study why students cheat after he was surprised by the number who admitted doing it, despite believing that it’s wrong. More >>

Helping teachers and children engage with science

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 1:15 pm | NZEI

Entries have opened for the next round of the successful Best 100 Science Experiments Competition run by the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology and education sector union NZEI Te Rui Roa. More >>

Eureka moment for Waikato engineering student

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 12:17 pm | Waikato University

University of Waikato engineering student Shalini Guleria has been awarded second place in the 2014 Sir Paul Callaghan EUREKA! Awards for her idea to reduce side effects in the treatment of cancer. More >>

New Zealand’s Most Brilliant Young Minds Shine in Comp

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 10:24 am | MEDIACOM

New Zealand secondary school students have taken out honours in one of the world’s biggest mathematics competitions. A presentation ceremony will be held at 2pm on Thursday 16 October at Linwood College, Phillipstown, for the annual Australian Mathematics ... More >>

Waikato: Enlightening Work for Recent Grads

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 3:23 pm | Waikato University

From left, University of Waikato graduates Declan ter Veer-Burke and Simon Campbell are both employed as Software Developers at Hamilton company Enlighten Designs. More >>

Alt Group wins gold at Best Design Awards

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 2:04 pm | Auckland University Press

Alt Group wins gold at Best Design Awards for Auckland University Press’s Shigeru Ban: Cardboard Cathedral More >>

Dunedin Pride 2014

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 1:52 pm | OUSA

Pride2014 is set to be bigger and more fabulous than ever. This year features a queer* art exhibition, Dunedin diversity strategy launch, and the return of the popular Camp Carnival and after party. More >>

Home affordability continues to decline - Massey report

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 1:28 pm | Massey University

The latest Home Affordability Report from Massey University’s Real Estate Analysis Unit is now available online. The report shows affordability has decreased by 11.4% nationally over the past 12 months and is projected to deteriorate further during ... More >>

Zonta: 2014/15 Young Women in Public Affairs Award

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 1:02 pm | Zonta

The Zonta Clubs of Wellington and Mana are pleased to invite Year 13 students to apply for the Zonta International 2015 Young Women in Public Affairs Award. The Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Awards programme recognises young women for their ... More >>

Fashion forward student honoured with award nomination

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 12:27 pm | Attitude Trust

Jess Quinn (21) knows first-hand that prosthetics are designed for function not fashion. The AUT fashion design student is passionate about changing this, using her talents to make stylish prosthetic leg covers. More >>


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