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TEU: we're ready to protect you from new employment law

Friday, 31 October 2014, 5:14 pm | Tertiary Education Union

You have probably heard the news that the government passed new employment law yesterday. This law removes significant worker rights and makes it harder for us as union members to stand up for fair pay and working conditions. More >>

Search for Beryllium partner wins 3MT Competition

Friday, 31 October 2014, 4:00 pm | University of Waikato

The 10 finalists were cool, calm and collected as they took to the stage to give their presentations at the Three Minute Thesis competition. Each of the University of Waikato PhD students had three minutes and a static Power Point slide in which ... More >>

Open Polytechnic Head of School on YMCA national board

Friday, 31 October 2014, 1:46 pm | Open Polytechnic

Open Polytechnic’s Head of School of Commerce and Enterprise, Linda Weterman, has been appointed to the national board of the YMCA New Zealand. Linda, who will fit her board membership around her management role at Open Polytechnic, says she is ... More >>

Wellington institutions look to enhance digital economy

Friday, 31 October 2014, 12:37 pm | Joint Press Release

Three Wellington tertiary providers are working with industry to develop a joint Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Graduate School that addresses the specific needs of the region. Earlier this year the Government announced it was investing ... More >>

Snake Robot to the rescue

Friday, 31 October 2014, 12:12 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato Master of Engineering (ME) student Pinwei Jin has designed and built a remote control robotic snake, which he hopes will be used in the future for rescue operations. More >>

NZ’s second tertiary community engagement summit at UC

Friday, 31 October 2014, 11:32 am | University of Canterbury

More than 10 national and international experts will deliver key addresses to the second New Zealand Tertiary Community Engagement Summit to be held at the University of Canterbury next month. More >>

Finding a balance between technology and nature

Friday, 31 October 2014, 11:26 am | Victoria University of Wellington

As peoples’ lives become increasingly high-tech they need to actively connect with the outdoors or they could become alienated from nature altogether—that’s the stark message from a best-selling author who is coming to New Zealand to speak at ... More >>

School of Māori and Pacific Development celebrates five PhDs

Friday, 31 October 2014, 10:57 am | University of Waikato

In an historic day for the University of Waikato’s School of Māori and Pacific Development, five of its PhD candidates graduated at Te Kohinga Mārama Marae on 21 October. More >>

Kiwi Kids to Benefit From World-First Sun Safety Initiative

Friday, 31 October 2014, 10:44 am | Spark 64

100 early childcare centres will be first to use Kiwi-invented UV sensor technology • Real-time, hands-on innovation expected to impact wider communities • Initiative created to shape behaviour of the next generation of tech-savvy Kiwi kids More >>

New Director for Te Kōkī NZ School of Music appointed

Friday, 31 October 2014, 10:37 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Willis has announced the appointment of Euan Murdoch as the new Director of Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM). More >>

University academic appointed to Literacy Research Panel

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:54 pm | University of Auckland

Professor Stuart McNaughton has accepted a three-year appointment to the International Reading Association’s Literacy Research Panel (LRP). The panel conducts research activities through conferences, events and blogs throughout the year. The panel members ... More >>

Gap filling projects reach crucial juncture

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:01 pm | Lincoln University

Where to from here? That is the question the creators of the temporary space projects, which have attempted to give some respite to the citizens of post-quake Christchurch, should be asking themselves according to Dr Andreas Wesener, lecturer in urban design ... More >>

20/20 Trust shows digital tech boosts achievement

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 1:46 pm | Innovation Partnership

The latest report by the 20/20 Communications Trust shows that digital devices in classrooms are having a positive impact on student achievement, even if schools are struggling to keep up with the disruptive change they create. More >>

Nearly 400 students enrolled already in summer courses

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 1:25 pm | University of Canterbury

Almost 400 students have already enrolled at the University of Canterbury summer courses. Among the 107 courses this year are Antarctic studies, astronomy research, New Zealand biosecurity issues, rebuilding Christchurch, finance and business, Maori ... More >>

Students making the most of health and recreation facilities

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 1:24 pm | University of Canterbury

Most University of Canterbury students are making the most of opportunities to connect with campus life, through involvement in clubs and the use of health and recreation facilities, according to a major survey of students’ health and well-being. More >>

Whitireia to host exhibition by Chinese lacquer painter

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 11:05 am | Whitireia Polytech

Chinese lacquer painter Su Xing is bringing a selection of his art to exhibit at the Whitireia Porirua campus in November. This exhibition is coming to New Zealand with the backing of the Chinese Government and is an opportunity to showcase and ... More >>

Kim Workman awarded 2015 J.D. Stout Fellowship

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 10:27 am | Victoria University of Wellington

The Victoria University of Wellington 2015 J.D. Stout Fellowship, funded by the Stout Trust, has been awarded to justice reform advocate Kim Workman. Mr Workman (Ngati Kahungungu ki Wairarapa, Rangitaane) is well known for his work on criminal justice, ... More >>

Scholarship key to further study for Invercargill nurse

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 5:11 pm | Medibank Health Solutions New Zealand

Invercargill nurse Carmen Rewi says postgraduate study is an important next step in her career path, one she wouldn’t have been able to undertake without a Medibank Community Fund post graduate scholarship for Māori nurses. More >>

FLAX a winner on the world’s technology stage

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 4:56 pm | University of Waikato

Software designed at the University of Waikato and used all around the world has won a major international competition. More >>

From Vermont to Victoria

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 3:56 pm | Education New Zealand

A 20-year old student from a small town in the United States will study at Victoria University next year, thanks to a competition and campaign promoting New Zealand as a study destination to students from the United States (US), run by the government ... More >>

CPIT Madras St campus is closed for the rest of today

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 2:12 pm | CPIT

CPIT’s Madras St Campus has been closed due to a gas leak on Moorhouse Ave. More >>

Signatures and Footprints by William Dart

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 1:47 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

William Dart will give the second Lilburn Lecture in the Adam Concert Room, New Zealand School of Music this Sunday. Entitled Signatures and Footprints, William will be talking about the complexity of securing identity and individuality today. More >>

Digital Tech Having a Positive Impact on Student Achievement

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 11:38 am | 2020 Trust

Over 75% of schools are now noticing an impact on student achievement as a result of using digital technologies in classrooms, according to a new report released last week by the 2020 Trust. More >>

Wellington Viewpoint Wins Student Top Prize

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 11:19 am | Weltec

A recent arrival to New Zealand Kumiko Matsumoto has taken out the top creative award in a stunning exhibition of young creative talent currently showing at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11 on Wellington’s Queens Wharf. More >>

New Writer in Residence for Victoria University

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 11:08 am | Victoria University of Wellington

The Victoria University of Wellington/Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence for 2015 is novelist and essayist Dr Tim Corballis. Tim receives $50,000 and a writing room at Victoria’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML). More >>

Experts analyse environmental impacts of law changes

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 10:26 am | University of Waikato

It’s a time of change in New Zealand’s management of our offshore environment and four leading legal and environmental experts will discuss the implications of those changes at a panel discussion in Tauranga in November. More >>

Chemistry Teacher Wins ASG National Award

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 10:22 am | NEiTA Foundation

St Cuthbert’s College Head of Chemistry, Ian Torrie has received an ASG National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA), making him one of New Zealand’s top educators. More >>

Teachers celebrated across New Zealand

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 10:15 am | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has today acknowledged the enormous contribution teachers across the country are making every day to ensure all children are successful in education. More >>

Library storytellers shown to contribute to early literacy

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 10:02 am | Victoria University of Wellington

New research shows that taking preschoolers to story-time sessions at the local library could help them with the early stages of learning to read. Professor Anne Goulding, from Victoria’s School of Information Management, together with Dr Mary ... More >>

U-Skills students celebrate success

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 3:55 pm | UCOL

Over 200 secondary school students are eligible to walk across the Regent Theatre stage as U-Skills graduates on Thursday night, in a ceremony to celebrate completing their programme. More >>

Waikato tennis star empowers youth through education

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 3:25 pm | HMC Communications

When Hamilton-based Hannah Fick was just nine years old, she jumped on a plane to New Zealand with her family in a bid to escape unrest in her home country of Namibia. And having since experienced opportunities in this country that she may-never otherwise ... More >>

Timely piece a winner in kinetika awards

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 1:54 pm | Massey University

A kinetic scupture featuring a rotating hourglass to represent controversy over the proposed iron sand mining off the Patea coast won a special Massey University award at kinetika. More >>

Wai-Research launched

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 11:38 am | Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Waipareira has launched its own research unit – 18 years after the idea was first floated. Waipareira Chief Executive Officer John Tamihere said the intelligence and information gathered by Wai-Research will validate the work Waipareira does in the ... More >>

Fulbright New Zealand appoints new Executive Director

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 11:29 am | Fulbright NZ

The Board of Directors of Fulbright New Zealand is delighted to announce the appointment of Penelope Borland as the next Executive Director of Fulbright New Zealand. More >>

University reconnecting with CBD at the Arts Centre

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 11:10 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury will build on and strengthen its connections with the central city, leasing the Chemistry Building in the Arts Centre for at least the next eight years. More >>

Time running out to apply for 2015 engineering scholarship

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 9:58 am | Eastland Group

There are just three days left for Eastland region university students to apply for Eastland Group’s annual tertiary study scholarship. The scholarship offers $5,000 to students studying engineering, and comes with the possibility of paid holiday ... More >>

NZ Needs to Recognise And Invest in School Leaders

Monday, 27 October 2014, 2:44 pm | New Zealand Initiative

• Report shows principals crucial to lifting student achievement • Ex-Auckland Grammar headmaster calls for investment in leadership More >>

Government Plans For Tertiary Education

Sunday, 26 October 2014, 12:23 pm | TVNZ

Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce told TV One’s Q+A programme that he wants more NZ universities to expand overseas to boost their income. “More international income, that’s right because some of it can be done offshore. The Australians are ... More >>

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 >>

 

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