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Shewan review gets it right, says academic

Monday, 27 June 2016, 5:41 pm | Massey University

John Shewan’s report on the use of New Zealand foreign trusts for illicit purposes has many excellent recommendations, says Massey University tax expert Dr Deborah Russell. More >>

Fulbright NZ And NPM: An Enduring Partnership

Monday, 27 June 2016, 2:43 pm | Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM), New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence and Fulbright New Zealand have established an enduring and successful partnership in recent years. More >>

Fulbright New Zealand announces 2016 scholar award grantees

Monday, 27 June 2016, 1:46 pm | Fulbright NZ

Fulbright New Zealand announces the new grantees of its prestigious scholar awards, who will be honoured tomorrow at a special ceremony at Parliament. This scholar awards announcement follows the earlier announcement of Fulbright New Zealand’s graduate ... More >>

Professor Richard Bedford named AUT Emeritus Professor

Monday, 27 June 2016, 1:11 pm | Auckland University of Technology

AUT is proud to continue its tradition of recognising and honouring outstanding academics with the awarding of Professor Richard Bedford as Emeritus Professor of the Auckland University of Technology. More >>

Chinese presidents learn from our institute

Monday, 27 June 2016, 10:59 am | Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic (WBoPP) was proud to be one of two institutes in New Zealand chosen to have its programmes, systems and processes studied by China’s higher learning institutes last week. More >>

DIGITS programme to roll out in Highbury

Monday, 27 June 2016, 10:55 am | Palmerston North City Council

A digital city-wide programme called DIGITS is on a mission to provide devices, internet connections and digital literacy tuition to 1,000 households with school-aged children in Palmerston North by 2018. More >>

Film-Making Workshops Throughout New Zealand

Monday, 27 June 2016, 10:32 am | Outlook for Someday

Calling Young People: Film-Making Workshops Throughout New Zealand More young people than ever before will take part this year in free film-making workshops run by The Outlook for Someday sustainability film project. More >>

Top Achieving High School Students Selected

Sunday, 26 June 2016, 8:52 pm | CEE

McLean, VA – June 16, 2016 – The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) announces 86 top achieving U.S. scholars and international scholars, are attending the 33rd annual Research Science Institute (RSI), jointly sponsored with the Massachusetts ... More >>

Flava Launches Kicks for Kids Campaign

Friday, 24 June 2016, 12:59 pm | New Zealand Media and Entertainment

24 June 2016 – Flava is teaming up with ASICS New Zealand to give a school class the chance to win a brand new pair of ASICS shoes for every student – just in time for winter. More >>

Sport scholar loving UK cricket OE

Friday, 24 June 2016, 12:55 pm | Lincoln University

Snow balls, not no-balls, were Jeremy Benton’s introduction to an English summer of cricket. More >>

Prof Roy Crawford CNZM

Friday, 24 June 2016, 11:10 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

University Vice-Chancellors express their sincere sympathy at the passing and loss of Professor Roy Crawford CNZM. More >>

Breach means training provider must repay $1.47 million

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 4:53 pm | Tertiary Education Commission

The New Zealand School of Outdoor Studies is to repay $1.47 million (GST-exclusive) to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) following an investigation which showed that some student enrolments between 2009 -2014 could not be validated and that courses ... More >>

Innovative ideas top Treasury’s Schools Challenge

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 4:23 pm | New Zealand Treasury

Innovative ideas top Treasury’s Schools Challenge Policies options with both economic and environmental benefits are among the innovative ideas for regional economic development put forward by schools that have taken top honours in the 2016 Treasury Schools Challenge. ... More >>

First NZ initiative to link computer coding with te reo

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 3:14 pm | Code Club Aotearoa

A national charity organisation has, with Ngai Tahu, produced a first of its kind initiative to teach primary school students how to embrace Ngai Tahu’s cultural beliefs and language by creating a variety of coding projects incorporating te reo. More >>

Students brighten up learning environment

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 3:02 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council and professional artist Claire Rye have worked collaboratively with teen parent school students to install a vibrant new mural at their facility. More >>

Fulbright New Zealand announces 2016 graduate award grantees

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 2:30 pm | Fulbright NZ

Fulbright New Zealand announces the new grantees of its prestigious graduate awards, who will be honoured next week at a special ceremony at Parliament. The Fulbright New Zealand programme promotes international goodwill and mutual understanding between ... More >>

Empowering Pasifika youth

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 1:02 pm | Massey University

Young Pasifika people living in the United States experience similar social and health inequities to Pasifika people living in New Zealand, says a Massey University researcher. More >>

Research to help prevent child sex abuse

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 11:04 am | Massey University

A researcher looking into how to help prevent people who are sexually attracted to children from acting on this attraction is surveying adults who feel the attraction but have never sexually abused a child. More >>

Mystified by NCEA? Fun app helps track student progress

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 10:55 am | Massey University

Massey University has developed an app to help high school students track their NCEA progress – and it’s actually fun to use. More >>

Sell-out conference to look at getting better job

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 3:43 pm | Ako Aotearoa

Sell-out conference to look at getting better job and study outcomes for secondary school students More >>

Kiwi schools embracing edtech says Canvas

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 10:43 am | Canvas

Outdated procurement models are holding back the uptake of new education technologies by schools the world over. But New Zealand schools are starting to buck the trend, according to global Learning Management System (LMS) provider Canvas. More >>

Social media and sport – does it serve up the right results?

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 10:40 am | Massey University

For some, social media is a pervasive part of society and our modern consumer culture. However, sports scholars have noted a distinct lack of knowledge and understanding when it comes to using social media among sports teams and brands. More >>

Does a sweet tooth affect sugar intake?

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 11:13 am | Massey University

It has long been known taste plays an important role in many of our food choices, but what if we knew whether having a so-called “sweet tooth” did indeed lead to a sugar habit? More >>

Delegation aims to boost China tourism market on Coast

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 10:25 am | Tai Poutini Polytechnic

A Tai Poutini Polytechnic-led a tourism and education delegation travelling through China is helping the West Coast region make the most out of the growing tourism market. More >>

Kiwi bushrangers’ multiple murders brought to light

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 10:17 am | University of Canterbury

A book about one of the South Island’s most shocking multiple murders has been published by Canterbury University Press to mark the 150thanniversary of the crimes. More >>

Support Staff ignored in education funding review

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 9:18 am | NZEI

Educators are concerned that Support Staff – representing a third of the education workforce - have not received a single mention in any of the government papers relating to its review of education funding. More >>

Which children will miss out when funding is redistributed?

Monday, 20 June 2016, 5:38 pm | NZEI

Papers just released for the Government's review of education funding raise the question of which children will lose out when the pie is resliced. More >>

NZ students to walk in the footsteps of WW1 veterans

Monday, 20 June 2016, 12:21 pm | Embassy of France to New Zealand

Ten Kiwi students have been selected from ten schools from around the country to travel to France from September 10 to 25, 2016 in the context of the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. More >>

Māori and Pacific focus for quit smoking research

Monday, 20 June 2016, 11:22 am | University of Auckland

Māori and Pacific focus for quit smoking research Media Release - University of Auckland - 20 June 2016 Two research studies aimed at the goal of reduced smoking among New Zealanders to five percent or less by 2025, will go ahead at the University ... More >>

Virtuoso violinist adds new string to his bow at UC

Monday, 20 June 2016, 11:20 am | University of Canterbury

With an established international music career based in the United States, jetsetting musician Professor Mark Menzies is answering a trans-Pacific calling from his alma mater, the University of Canterbury’s School of Music, to become the new Head of ... More >>

The robots are coming! Shouldn’t we be more worried?

Monday, 20 June 2016, 11:03 am | Massey University

The potential for new technologies to cause mass unemployment is becoming a much-discussed issue in the media. Yet, according to new Massey University research, few New Zealanders are concerned about the future of their jobs. More >>

Ngāti Pāhauwera Education Grants Seeing Fruition

Friday, 17 June 2016, 5:15 pm | Ngati Pahauwera Development Trust

Ngāti Pāhauwera Development Trust would like to congratulate three Ngāti Pāhauwera wāhine toa who recently graduated with their degrees: Victoria Wihape – Bachelor in Social Work (Te Wānanga o Aotearoa ), Aroha Moeau – Bachelor in Social Work ... More >>

Parents Frustrated with Support From Govt

Friday, 17 June 2016, 12:41 pm | New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education

Over Gifted Awareness Week, 13-19 June, the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education (NZCGE) ran an opinion poll to obtain a snapshot of parent and educator views regarding the funding support gifted learners receive in New Zealand. More >>

Gingerbread Surfboards Win Young Enterprise Dragons’ Den

Friday, 17 June 2016, 10:48 am | Rangi Ruru Girls' School

Rangi Ruru has taken out the top prize in the 2016 Canterbury Regional Dragons’ Den awards. More >>

Firm funding for world-leading research farm

Friday, 17 June 2016, 10:35 am | Lincoln University

Lincoln University’s Ashley Dene Research and Development Station is welcoming the signing of five sponsorship agreements to the value of $850,000, contributing to the creation of a world-leading farm systems research facility. More >>

Online tool for teacher aides welcomed

Friday, 17 June 2016, 10:25 am | NZEI

A collaboration between NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education has produced the first online guide to help schools make the best use of teacher aides. More >>

Minister of Education ‘unbelievably short sighted'

Friday, 17 June 2016, 9:19 am | Salisbury School

The Minister of Education has wanted Salisbury School closed since 2012 so today’s news from her office is not surprising, however, it is none the less devastating – and unbelievably short sighted, says Board of Trustees Chair John Kane. More >>

Te Whare Hukahuka to build next generation

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 4:46 pm | Te Whare Hukahuka

Education enterprise Te Whare Hukahuka is calling for applications for its governance development programme, aimed at fast-tracking the next generation of Māori business leaders into governance roles. More >>

Universities to host new Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 3:45 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand has welcomed the Tertiary Minister’s announcement that up to three Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPEs) will be developed within New Zealand’s universities. More >>

Education agreement set to boost Chinese student numbers

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 3:03 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Thursday, 16 June 2016) – Dunedin's Mayoral-led delegation to China has signed a major education agreement which has the potential to lift Chinese student numbers into the city considerably. More >>

Fledgling Artists Exhibit at Art-X

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 1:22 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

“Emerging artists” in the Rotary Club of Greenmeadows’ Art-X national exhibition and sale, EIT ideaschool students Louis Aldridge and Darcy Whyte explore different approaches to realism in their work. More >>

Grantee to study seismic performance of high-rise walls

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 12:52 pm | Fullbright NZ

Fulbright New Zealand and the Earthquake Commission (EQC) congratulate Alex Shegay on being granted the 2016 Fulbright-EQC Graduate Award in Natural Disaster Research. More >>

AIA and OFC launch Oceania Football Education Programme

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 12:21 pm | AIA NZ

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 16 June 2016 – The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) and AIA are proud to announce the launch of a new pilot initiative ‘The Oceania Football Education Programme – powered by AIA’ in Auckland, New Zealand to support ... More >>

People and pīngao weaving connections

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 10:32 am | Lincoln University

A three year project aimed at bringing together Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) and Western Science to reverse the decline of an endangered native grass culminated in a gathering of scientists, conservationists, iwi and weavers from around New Zealand ... More >>

Melissa Sets Sights on Mechanical Engineering

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 5:40 pm | Weltec

Melissa Sets Sights on Mechanical Engineering Melissa Kupa has her sights set firmly on becoming a mechanical engineer, thanks to a Toloa scholarship from the Ministry for Pacific Peoples. Melissa says she decided to study engineering because she wants ... More >>

How copyright licences are helping teachers in the classroom

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 1:10 pm | Copyright Licensing NZ

When finances are limited, as they are in most schools, teachers often rely on technology to copy and share the materials they need to support teaching and learning. But how do you ensure that the person who created the work you’re using gets paid for your ... More >>

HRC grants awarded for Māori health projects

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 11:24 am | University of Waikato

This week the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) announced funding for its 2016 research project grants. The funding included two projects based at the University of Waikato. More >>

Collaboration vital to new Geospatial Research Institute

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 11:19 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury’s new Geospatial Research Institute Toi Hangarau will deliver world-class geospatial science projects and meet the demand for collaborative research with industry and government, GRI Director Professor Simon Kingham says. More >>

Breakthrough stimulates brain tumour research and a grant

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 10:45 am | Malaghan Institute

Professor Mike Berridge, Malaghan Institute: Breakthrough stimulates brain tumour research and a million dollar grant More >>

Call For Applications

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 10:42 am | Fullbright NZ

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 provides life-changing ... More >>

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 10:40 am | Massey University

In a time when older people are the fastest-growing segment of the population worldwide, the prevalence of elder abuse is also on the rise. More >>

Million-dollar funding to fight antibiotic resistant bugs

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 10:38 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington researchers have been awarded nearly $1.2 million in funding to find new and improved antibiotics from previously untapped sources. More >>

$4.4m for Massey health research

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 10:21 am | Massey University

Five Massey University College of Health research projects have been awarded more than $4 million in funding from the Health Research Council to tackle issues including screening for cervical cancer, cancer survival rates in Māori, improving smoking ... More >>

Auckland health research gets major boost

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 10:17 am | University of Auckland

Auckland health research gets major boost Health researchers at the University of Auckland have gained more than $37 million in funding for health research programmes and projects over the next three to five years. More >>

Funding body gives strong support to Otago’s health research

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 10:16 am | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers have been awarded around $43.8M in new health research funding to support their world-class studies aimed at improving New Zealanders’ health and well-being. More >>

Christchurch study awarded $4 million

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 10:04 am | University of Otago

A Christchurch longitudinal study that has informed New Zealand social policy for more than 30 years has received $4 million in funding from the Health Research Council. More >>

Elgregoe to visit West Coast schools next week

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 5:47 pm | TrustPower

Kiwi magician Elgregoe is once again hitting the dusty trail throughout the country, rearing to get his live show off the road and into West Coast schools this week. More >>

Elgregoe to visit Five Forks school next week

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 5:46 pm | TrustPower

KIWI MAGICIAN TO STOP TRAFFIC AS HE PULLS A RED LIGHT ON SCHOOL YARD BULLYING More >>

Elgregoe to visit Dunedin schools next week

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 5:45 pm | TrustPower

Kiwi Magician to Stop Traffic as He Pulls a Red Light on School Yard Bullying More >>

The Salted Air – a story of love and grief

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 4:55 pm | Massey University

The main protagonist in Dr Thom Conroy’s new work of fiction has been with him a while. She is 28-year-old Djuna in The Salted Air (Random House New Zealand), and in another place and time she featured in his first (unpublished) novel. More >>

 

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