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Universe of learning at Wellington Open Day

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:07 am | Massey University

From futuristic 3D printing to explorations in theatre, film and creative writing, to what’s new in sports science and the intrinsic and market value of a BA degree, Massey’s Wellington campus Open Day tomorrow offers brainfood for all tastes and ... More >>

Onehunga High School Partners with

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 3:26 pm | Theory Test

(August 5, 2014) – As New Zealand takes steps to make roads safer by amending its regulations concerning blood alcohol levels, is doing its part to help prepare teen drivers for the road, as well. More >>

Celebrity Judge for Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 2:33 pm | Manukau Institute of Technology

One of the high profile judges from TVNZ’s newest cooking show will join the judging panel for the final of Junior Masterchef at MIT in September. More >>

MBA programme offers opportunities for local businesses

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 1:51 pm | The Kapiti Company

Now in its second year, organisers are looking for Kapiti and Horowhenua companies to benefit from a free Massey Executive MBA paper to be held on the Kapiti Coast during November. More >>

AUT University educating young leaders in New Zealand first

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 10:02 am | AUT University

In a New Zealand first, AUT University is currently hosting 25 of Brazil’s future young leaders as part of the Brasilia without Boarders programme. The programme is a Brazilian Government initiative to build up the skills and experience of the future ... More >>

Big Machine Workshop gets thumbs up

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 5:42 pm | Aoraki Polytechnic

Students and community leaders gave Aoraki Polytechnic’s new Big Machine Workshop the thumbs up during its official opening today. More >>

World ranking success for design school

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 4:02 pm | Massey University

Massey University has leapt up the global university rankings for design. The global design award agency, Red Dot, now rates Massey fourth in Asia Pacific, up from 11th two years ago. More >>

Surgeons receive prestigious Australasian College Award

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 3:54 pm | Northland District Health Board

Two Whangarei surgeons are the first in New Zealand to receive a prestigious Australasian award. More >>

British expert first to hold Sir Stephen Tindall chair

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 3:12 pm | Massey University

Massey University has recruited a British retailing and consumer behaviour expert to lead its new retail degree programme. Associate Professor Jonathan Elms will be the first academic to hold the Sir Stephen Tindall Chair in Retail Management, which ... More >>

Fact Checker: Decile is not Destiny

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:58 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

As we look into the evidence on this one, let’s be clear on one point right from the start: let’s understand the difference between “destiny” and “probability”. And, if we don’t want decile to be destiny, then what are we doing about it! More >>

Continuity for Students’ Association

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:42 pm | University of Canterbury Students Association

For the first time in the University of Canterbury Students’ Association’s 120-year history the top three executive positions have been re-elected. The University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA) has announced its executive team for 2015. ... More >>

Conference to explore New Zealand’s classical influences

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:28 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

MEDIA ADVISORY 26 August 2014 ______________________________________________________________ Conference to explore New Zealand’s classical influences The first conference to explore New Zealand’s relationship with its Greco-Roman heritage will be hosted ... More >>

Environmental science judged better than fair

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 12:17 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

Students participating in the 2014 Canterbury-Westland Schools Science and Technology Fair presented their projects for judging on Sunday, with Environment Canterbury again sponsoring an award for those with an environmental theme relevant to the region. More >>

Environmental science judged better than fair

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 12:17 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

Students participating in the 2014 Canterbury-Westland Schools Science and Technology Fair presented their projects for judging on Sunday, with Environment Canterbury again sponsoring an award for those with an environmental theme relevant to the region. More >>

Tai Tokerau academic sets 'first' for NZ educational journal

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 12:04 pm | University of Auckland

A hui that discussed the need to promote the Māori language inspired a University of Auckland lecturer to write the first academic article for the New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies (NZJES) ever published entirely in te reo. Dr Georgina Stewart, ... More >>

Five years of investing in Māori and Pacific Education

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 10:24 am | ASB Community Trust

An ambitious attempt by the ASB Community Trust to raise Māori and Pacific educational achievement is celebrating its fifth anniversary. More >>

Tertiary sustainability forum in Auckland

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 10:20 am | University of Auckland

New Zealand’s first sustainability practitioners’ forum for tertiary education will be hosted by the University of Auckland next week, on 4-5 September. More >>

Renowned economist wins University of Waikato award

Monday, 25 August 2014, 4:13 pm | University of Waikato

One of New Zealand’s best-known economists will receive a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Waikato next month. More >>

University launches world first safety device to students

Monday, 25 August 2014, 2:45 pm | AUT University

AUT University strives to provide a safe environment for its students to study, learn and live in. As part of that commitment, AUT will trial a new smartphone application (“app”) which was launched at AUT’s two student accommodation houses: Akoranga ... More >>

Calling for Applications for $7,500 Agricultural Scholarship

Monday, 25 August 2014, 2:42 pm | Whangarei A and P

Whangarei A&P Society’s annual Agricultural Scholarship is now open. With $7,500 available to assist students with study costs, over a three year period, students choosing to study agriculture (or related studies) next year should be applying for ... More >>

Student researching graphene to help store renewable energy

Monday, 25 August 2014, 2:30 pm | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury PhD student is investigating ways to unleash energy storage potential of thin sheeted carbon graphene. More >>

Ontrack supports college leadership

Monday, 25 August 2014, 1:18 pm | Ignite Sport

A three-day sports academy at Naenae College last week reinforced the school’s sports leadership pathways. A surprise skype call from middle distance runner Nick Willis during one of the sessions gave students extra encouragement in their sport. More >>

Parents offered chance to sample Gymbaroo for free

Monday, 25 August 2014, 11:59 am | Gymbaroo Wellington

Wellington parents of children aged up to 18 months have an opportunity to sample Gymbaroo pre-school neurological classes in Wilton tomorrow morning for free. More >>

PORSE Looks at Opportunity to Change Paradigms in NZ and AUS

Monday, 25 August 2014, 11:56 am | PORSE

New Zealand’s leading in-home childcare and training provider, PORSE is exploring an opportunity, which will positively change early childhood education paradigms in NZ and Australia. More >>

Robert Chapman : Utopianism in the Twenty-First Century

Monday, 25 August 2014, 11:05 am | University of Auckland

Professor Lucy Sargisson of the University of Nottingham will debate the pros and cons of Utopianism at this year’s University of Auckland Robert Chapman Lecture. More >>

Waikato University prepares for Kīngitanga Day

Monday, 25 August 2014, 10:53 am | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato is gearing up for Kīngitanga Day next month - an annual celebration of the relationship between the university and the Kīngitanga. More >>

University finds most PE teacher graduates in employment

Sunday, 24 August 2014, 12:05 pm | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury survey has found nearly all their physical education teacher graduates from the last three years are in paid employment. More >>

NZ students top honours at FedEx International Challenge

Friday, 22 August 2014, 5:22 pm | PR Ink

22 AUGUST 2014 Young entrepreneurs from New Zealand take out top honours at the FedEx Express/Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge Asia Pacific Finals More >>

UC Phd Student Develops Computer Game to Help Children

Friday, 22 August 2014, 11:59 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury PhD student has developed a computer game that enables children to improve their social skills. More >>

Massey poets triple-packed in kete series

Friday, 22 August 2014, 11:39 am | Massey University

“Epic and cool” – that’s how the publishers describe their Kete Series, a unique concept to launch three Massey poets in one hit on today’s National Poetry Day . More >>

Teachers Choose Kids’ Outcomes Over More Income

Friday, 22 August 2014, 11:17 am | New Zealand Principals' Federation

The Government’s $359m IES policy was scuttled by New Zealand’s primary teaching profession today when over seventy percent voted not to enter formal bargaining to vary the relevant Collective Agreements. More >>

Otago Polytechnic stands alongside Cancer Society at Ball

Friday, 22 August 2014, 10:23 am | Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic’s commitment to making a difference to the community it lives in now means it will be standing alongside the Cancer Society’s Otago and Southland Division, becoming the naming rights sponsor of this year’s much anticipated Spring ... More >>

TPP course sets up scholarship winner for success

Friday, 22 August 2014, 9:59 am | Tai Poutini Polytechnic

This year’s winner of the New Zealand Drillers Federation Scholarship credits Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s (TPP) drilling programme with setting him up for success in the industry. More >>

Students win NZ’s supreme cooking award

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 5:20 pm | Otago Polytechnic

Beating 11 other top culinary institutes, the team from Cromwell representing Otago Polytechnic Central out-cooked and out-served all other comers to take the top prize at the Nestle Toque d’Or competition. The premier culinary award took place in ... More >>

Teachers Choose Kids’ Outcomes Over More Income

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 3:55 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

The Government’s $359m IES policy was scuttled by New Zealand’s primary teaching profession today when over seventy percent voted not to enter formal bargaining to vary the relevant Collective Agreements. More >>

Taste buds tingle at youth burger competition

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 2:56 pm | Auckland Council

Forget Masterchef and My Kitchen Rules – when it comes to culinary creativity Manurewa High School is where the action is. More >>

Researcher explores end-of-life care for Māori

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 2:19 pm | Massey University

Attitudes to death and dying have a cultural dimension, so how well does end-of-life and palliative care encompass Māori culture, spiritual beliefs and traditions? More >>

Local candidates talk policy with Massey students

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 2:11 pm | Massey University

A promise to bring back free university education was among policy messages aired at a political debate at Massey University’s Manawatü campus today. More >>

Sydney expert to give public lecture on blood donations

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 1:36 pm | University of Canterbury

A Sydney expert will give a public talk at the University of Canterbury next month on the science of giving, economics and improving blood supply. More >>

Warm Welcome Extended by New Zealand & French Cooking School

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 12:10 pm | Le Cordon Bleu

Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand and the Wellington Institute of Technology welcome attendees at the International Education Conference being held at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington today and tomorrow. More >>

New course of Executive Education offered in Queenstown

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 10:05 am | Queenstown Resort College

Queenstown Resort College is introducing a new course on media training and crisis management as part of its successful Executive Education series. More >>

Awahou students support Check, Clean, Dry

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 4:26 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Awahou School students are using artistic flair to communicate an important message in a new Check, Clean, Dry sign installed at Raumai Reserve. More >>

Earlybird Special for Organics and Biodynamics students

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 3:52 pm | Taruna Essential Education

With more people looking at alternative ways to care for the land, Taruna College’s Certificate in Applied Organics and Biodynamics offers a holistic approach to agriculture. More >>

Chemistry student wins three minute thesis event

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 11:19 am | University of Canterbury

Chemistry student Anna Farquhar who has researched the energy storage potential of thin sheeted carbon graphene, last night won the University of Canterbury’s fifth annual thesis in three presentation event. More >>

Students Share a Passion for Wine

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 10:19 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

STUDENTS SHARE A PASSION FOR WINE Italian and New Zealand Bragato scholarship winners Christopher Bonifacio and Ben Tombs found plenty of common ground when they recently met in Hawke’s Bay. More >>

Māori Pay A High Price For Flawed Tertiary Policies

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 5:43 pm | Daniel Haines

I’m excited about growing up in a post-settlement era where Te Tiriti o Waitangi respects the mana and tino rangatiratanga of our people as genuine and authentic treaty partners. But it doesn’t mean, by any stretch of the imagination, that things ... More >>

Medals for Hospitality Students at Top Culinary Competition

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 5:40 pm | Wellington Institute of Technology

Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) students Ryan Bloomfield, Maxine Scheckter and Nicolas Abril have proven that when the ‘heat is on in the kitchen’ it is no barrier to success, after they won gold and silver medals plus an Innovation Award ... More >>

EIT Team Scores Medals in Top Culinary Competition

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 5:03 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

A team of EIT hospitality students has won a cache of medals in the Nestlé Toque d’Or competition in Auckland. More >>

NZEI says education cuts will damage children's learning

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 12:34 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa says the government’s plans to slash education spending over the next three years will be very damaging for children’s education, particularly for those from poorer backgrounds. More >>

Finding the next generation of female leaders

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 12:24 pm | Massey University

Massey University hopes to address one of the business world’s most persistent issues with a new initiative to encourage female leadership. The inaugural Young Women’s Leadership Programme will bring over 100 female Year 12 students to the ... More >>

New Māori business major launched at Otago Polytechnic

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 12:18 pm | Otago Polytechnic

Māori business development has surged ahead in the past decade, from the growth of the iwi organisations responsible for the management of multi-million dollar assets, through to enterprises in industries from natural resources to tourism. More >>

Rock Star Researchers at Selwyn-HOPE Knowledge Exchange

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 11:12 am | Selwyn Foundation

The nation’s rock star researchers into Ageing and Gerontology, and a robot or two, will come together 29-30 August at the first ever HOPE-Selwyn Knowledge Exchange. More >>

Scholarship to study the benefits of dance on dementia

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 10:46 am | University of Auckland

A desire to bridge the divide between science and the arts and help the community has won a student a $5,000 scholarship. Carlene Newall, from the University of Auckland, has been awarded the inaugural Gavin and Susan Walker Postgraduate Scholarship in ... More >>

Scholarship awarded to Elam and Māori Studies student

Monday, 18 August 2014, 3:46 pm | University of Auckland

A young woman with a passion for Māori taonga has been awarded the inaugural Sir Hugh Kawharu Scholarship at Auckland Museum to research the production practises and uses of tapa cloth in Aotearoa. More >>

grad selected for Imperial College London doctoral programme

Monday, 18 August 2014, 3:41 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato chemistry graduate Sophie Sim will join 12 top young scientists from all over the world at Imperial College London next month, where she has been selected to participate in the NexGenAgriChem Innovative Doctoral Programme. More >>

Trust Ownership and the Future of News

Monday, 18 August 2014, 3:29 pm | University of Auckland

A new book by University of Auckland Honorary Academic Dr Gavin Ellis debates how the public would be better served by media if some news organisations were run as trusts instead of being owned by large corporations expected to make a profit. More >>

NZ universities support Labour’s commitment to lift funding

Monday, 18 August 2014, 2:38 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand welcomes the Labour Party’s commitment to increase funding for health, education and other public services by $1 billion a year, says acting Universities New Zealand chair and University of Otago Vice-Chancellor, Professor ... More >>

Top NZ Secondary Schools to take part in Head of the Waikato

Monday, 18 August 2014, 2:08 pm | Gallagher Great Race

Top New Zealand Secondary Schools to take part in the Gallagher Great Race’s Head of the Waikato Competition More >>

University of Canterbury Earns International Accreditation

Monday, 18 August 2014, 9:35 am | AACSB

TAMPA, Fla, USA (18 August 2014)—AACSB International announced today that the University of Canterbury has earned accreditation for its School of Business and Economics . Founded in 1916, AACSB International (AACSB) is the longest serving global ... More >>

Predetermined ‘research’ outcome commissioned by Waikato Uni

Saturday, 16 August 2014, 10:50 am | Mark Atkin

“This is the answer we want – we just need someone to do the ‘research’ to say it” advertises Professor Daniel Zirker of Waikato University. More >>


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