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French artist-in-residency programme confirmed

Wednesday, 14 October 2015, 2:32 pm | Massey University

Three contemporary artists have been selected for the inaugural French artist-in residence programme run by Massey University’s School of Art and the Wellington City Council. More >>

No tuition cost increases for Open Polytechnic

Wednesday, 14 October 2015, 1:51 pm | Open Polytechnic

Fee-paying students at one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary education organisations will have no increase in tuition costs next year. More >>

Minerality mysteries remain

Wednesday, 14 October 2015, 10:15 am | Lincoln University

Ongoing wine research by Dr Wendy Parr of Lincoln University indicates that while minerality is not a figment of tasters’ sensorial imagination, the source of the perception remains a mystery, and the description should be used with caution in ... More >>

Top young leaders chosen

Wednesday, 14 October 2015, 10:09 am | Commonwealth Youth New Zealand

Ahead of the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), five young Kiwis will travel to Malta to undertake an intensive Commonwealth-focused leadership programme. Hamish Keown, Sandra Ivanov, Ruby Sands, Brad Olsen, and Bing Lou have been selected ... More >>

Relationships flourish at Playcentre

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 4:54 pm | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

In contrast to the recent Childforum survey in which a quarter of the early childhood teachers surveyed indicated they would not enrol their children at the service they worked in, nearly 100% of the educators at Playcentre have their children attending ... More >>

Lecture will detail the future of business journalism in NZ

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 4:33 pm | University of Auckland

Journalist and Sunday Star Times columnist Rod Oram is presenting this year’s Bruce Jesson lecture at the University of Auckland tomorrow. The annual lecture is named in honour of journalist, author, unionist and former Auckland Regional Councillor ... More >>

Wonderland translation a wonderful experience

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 3:48 pm | University of Waikato

The main reason Senior Lecturer Tom Roa agreed to translate Alice in Wonderland into te reo Māori was because he thought it would be fun. More >>

Te Tai Tokerau reject Parata'a Funding Plans

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 3:40 pm | Pat Newman

Minister Parata’s announcement to scrap the decile system of funding and link future school funding to student achievement has been roundly rejected by school principals in the North More >>

Star studded line-up for 25th Blues Sports Awards

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 3:00 pm | Massey University

Some of the biggest names in sport will receive 2015 Massey University Blues Sports Awards this week – but who will be named Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year? More >>

Pakuranga College Proves its Eco Credentials

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 2:51 pm | Pakuranga College

Pakuranga College has become the first high school in New Zealand to achieve Bronze Status in the Schoolgen Super Solar Awards. Schoolgen is a programme run by Genesis Energy to promote solar energy and energy saving practices within schools. It helps ... More >>

Top University of Waikato honour for kaumātua

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 2:35 pm | University of Waikato

A Tauranga kaumātua who has spent decades working for his people is to receive the University of Waikato’s highest honour. More >>

New partnership boosts overseas study opportunities

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 2:15 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland’s goal to see one in four students graduating with overseas experience by 2020 has been advanced through a new partnership to boost the number of students from the United States. More >>

National Science Challenge to Launch Research

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 11:58 am | University of Auckland

What if New Zealand developed the next generation of foods that will help consumers maintain their health and protect them against diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome or chronic allergies? What if we could answer some big science questions – use ... More >>

Massey’s nutrition focus for National Science Challenge

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 11:43 am | Massey University

Massey’s top scientists will work on developing vital food solutions, thanks to new research funding launched today in the National Science Challenge High-Value Nutrition. More >>

Oceania Dairy Invites Applications for Annual Scholarship

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 11:16 am | Oceania Dairy

Secondary school students within the Waimate and Waitaki Districts have been invited to apply for the Oceania Dairy Scholarship. More >>

Bowel condition could hold key

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 10:31 am | University of Otago

Research has begun to understand how certain foods affect functional gut disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) as part of a multi-million dollar Government initiative to develop premium foods and drink that improve health and wellbeing. More >>

Start your career with help from Ballance

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 10:29 am | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

There’s still time for secondary students with an interest in furthering their studies in agriculture or engineering to apply for a helping hand from a Ballance Agri-Nutrients scholarship. More >>

Good marketing doesn’t end when your customers are dead

Monday, 12 October 2015, 5:15 pm | University of Waikato

A designer custom coffin for people who want to make their final exit in grand style when they’re six feet under was the overall winner of this semester’s Marketing Trade Show at the University of Waikato Management School, held on Friday, 9 October. More >>

Nihal to become a Doctor of Science

Monday, 12 October 2015, 3:09 pm | University of Waikato

It’s been an unconventional career journey for electronic engineering Senior Lecturer Nihal Kularatna, a journey that is about to deliver him a Doctor of Science. More >>

Get Ready to GIF It Up

Monday, 12 October 2015, 1:50 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The National Library of New Zealand’s GIF IT UP challenge is back. DigitalNZ and the Digital Public Library of America are calling for the best animated GIFs reusing historical material from libraries and archives from across the world. More >>

Tool to improve the quality of care and life for vulnerable

Monday, 12 October 2015, 11:34 am | Massey University

A new electronic assessment tool to improve the quality of care for the elderly and vulnerable could have wider applications for the health of New Zealanders. More >>

Education Council Announces New Chief Executive

Monday, 12 October 2015, 10:32 am | Education Council of Aotearoa

The Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Graham Stoop QSO to the position of chief executive. Dr Stoop will take up the position on 9 November. More >>

Universities ready to help NZ export companies

Saturday, 10 October 2015, 12:03 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities ready to help New Zealand’s emerging export companies Universities want to play a bigger role in helping emerging New Zealand export companies break into international markets. University Vice-Chancellors and representatives from ... More >>

Who Would a Would-Be Be: Literary Encounters

Friday, 9 October 2015, 3:36 pm | University of Waikato

In this lecture, the poet, critic, dramatist and soon-to-be fiction writer, Murray Edmond, will evoke his youthful and formative meetings with well-known New Zealand literary figures, including Frank Sargeson, Kendrick Smithyman, Mary Stanley, James ... More >>

Author needed for NZ’s WWI medical history

Friday, 9 October 2015, 2:55 pm | Massey University

From dental emergencies, treating dysentery and tending the wounded and dying – to the care of horses, donkeys, dogs and canaries as well as breakthroughs in facial plastic surgery – Massey University is seeking a writer for the untold story of ... More >>

Study Reveals Parents' Perceptions of New Zealand Education

Friday, 9 October 2015, 12:56 pm | ASG Education

Study Reveals Parents' Perceptions of New Zealand Education Education aspirations equal success for New Zealand children ASG Parents Report Card reveals parents’ perceptions of state of education in New Zealand The aspirations New Zealand parents ... More >>

New teaching resource to help support diversity

Friday, 9 October 2015, 11:10 am | University of Auckland

Inside Out, a video-based teaching resource created in partnership by University of Auckland’s Dr John Fenaughty, Curative, and RainbowYOUTH, is set to be launched to the Wellington community at Parliament on Tuesday October 13th. The free classroom ... More >>

Waipareira wins major research grant

Friday, 9 October 2015, 10:28 am | Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Wai-Research has been awarded a grant that will allow the research arm of Waipareira to drill into the west Auckland community and find out what really works for whanau. More >>

Public seminar ‘Is Wellington a child-friendly city?’

Friday, 9 October 2015, 9:09 am | Otago University

Public seminar ‘Is Wellington a child-friendly city?’ The University of Otago, Wellington is hosting a joint seminar on Friday 9 October at 12.30pm entitled ‘Is Wellington a child-friendly city?’ and we invite you to join us. The speakers will ... More >>

ASCC Fine Arts Dep’t. Events to Focus on Film, Jazz

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 5:07 pm | ASCC

The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Fine Arts Department is sponsoring a series of upcoming events to celebrate the creative mediums of filmmaking and Jazz. First, ASCC will be the venue for “Deep Waters – A Pacific Film Showcase” on ... More >>

Whitireia School of Music hosts international blues artist

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 4:26 pm | Whitireia Polytech

International blues/RnB/jazz artist Chris Cain will be Artist in Residence at the Whitireia School of Music for three days from 12 October, and will perform with a Whitireia student and staff band at San Fran on 14 October. More >>

Seven Day Countdown to ShakeOut earthquake drill

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 2:00 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

With just seven days to go until New Zealand’s national ShakeOut earthquake drill, a challenge is going out to every business and family in the country to sign up now to help them ‘get ready and get thru’ if there is a disaster. More >>

ASCC Library and German PhD Candidate Collaborate

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 11:07 am | ASCC

Two of the Core Values held by the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) are Respect for Diversity – which includes an appreciation of global perspectives and viewpoints, and Collaboration and Teamwork – which involves creating a sound environment for ... More >>

Sisters with Masters to graduate together

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 3:48 pm | University of Waikato

Hamilton sisters and University of Waikato masters students Mel and Kim Modlik (Te Āti awa, Ngāti Mutunga and Ngāti Toa) are set to graduate side by side later this month. More >>

Regulation and funding key to quality early education

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 3:37 pm | Early Childhood Education

New Zealand’s early childhood education services are highly regarded internationally and generally of good quality. More >>

Early childhood teachers back “factory-farming” report

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 3:33 pm | NZEI

A report highlighting the growing concern about quality in early childhood education endorses what ECE professionals have been saying for several years. More >>

600 more beds at University of Auckland

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 2:56 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is to increase the number of beds available in its student accommodation by 600, or about 25 percent, over the next two years. More >>

Narrow and superficial report on charter schools - NZEI

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 9:29 am | NZEI

The government’s so-called evaluation of charter schools fails to address the key issue of how well students are being educated. More >>

Commonwealth Scholarship success for Victoria graduate

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 1:42 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Examining the best ways to minimise the bycatch of protected species in fishing operations will be the subject of PhD research by a Victoria University of Wellington graduate, who has been awarded a prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship to study at the University ... More >>

Early childhood academics cautiously optimistic

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 1:36 pm | University of Otago

Senior University of Otago College of Education academics are welcoming changes proposed in a new Ministry of Education report on Early Childhood Education. More >>

Sobering address on state of the environment

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 10:04 am | Lincoln University

New Zealand and the world are failing to fulfil many of the basic principles of sustainability and we must face up to our situation in order to avert serious risks, warns renowned conservationist Emetrius Professor Sir Alan Mark. More >>

University a finalist in Australasian sustainability awards

Monday, 5 October 2015, 3:32 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato has been selected as a finalist in the 2015 Green Gown Awards Australasia. More >>

Wintec Students Take Top Accolades

Monday, 5 October 2015, 1:08 pm | Wintech

WINTEC STUDENTS TAKE TOP ACCOLADES IN NZ LANDSCAPE DESIGN AWARDS The oriental garden created by Wintec Landscape Diploma Students was the clear favourite in the NZ Landscape Design Awards – People’s Choice Award, as voted by visitors to the 2015 Waikato ... More >>

Scholarship and live sounds to launch new school

Monday, 5 October 2015, 12:57 pm | Massey University

A scholarship to help foster excellence in the New Zealand music scene has been announced by Massey University to coincide with the launch of its new School of Music and its degree in Bachelor of Commercial Music. More >>

Advisory Group report welcomed

Monday, 5 October 2015, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

NZ Kindergartens (NZK) welcomes the Advisory Group on Early Learning report which has significant implications for the early childhood education (ECE) and school sectors. The report focuses on the implementation of the early childhood education curriculum, ... More >>

Larger men earn more, larger women earn less

Monday, 5 October 2015, 12:17 pm | University of Otago

Men classified as obese according to the Body Mass Index (BMI) make more money per week than those with ‘normal’ BMIs. The opposite applies for women, with obese or overweight women earning less than females with a normal BMI. Larger women are ... More >>

Mathematician to receive Innovation Medal

Monday, 5 October 2015, 12:07 pm | University of Canterbury

Mathematician to receive Innovation Medal for work improving artificial limbs and mining Associate Professor Rick Beatson will receive the University of Canterbury’s prestigious Innovation Medal this year for his work with ARANZ Geo and ARANZ Medical ... More >>

Science and innovation needed to address food crisis

Monday, 5 October 2015, 11:39 am | Massey University

Science and technology are crucial in meeting the 70 per cent increase in food production demanded by the world’s growing population, internationally respected Massey University food scientist Distinguished Professor Paul Moughan says, ahead of a forum to debate ... More >>

Kiwi Schools Hungry for More Science And Technology Funding

Monday, 5 October 2015, 11:04 am | Spark Activate

5 OCTOBER, Auckland, NZ – Over 200 New Zealand schools have called on a staggering $100,000 raised by Caltex customers in the “Fuel Your School” initiative – which will contribute much needed funding for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering ... More >>

ADHD no barrier to student’s achievement

Monday, 5 October 2015, 10:45 am | University of Auckland

When she was five year’s old Anna Redgrave’s parents were told she would never achieve success. But she has repeatedly proved the doubters wrong. Her latest achievement was to graduate with a Master of Counselling (Hons) from the University of Auckland’s ... More >>

Universities welcome Statement of Science Investment

Monday, 5 October 2015, 10:39 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand has welcomed the National Statement of Science Investment released by the Government today. More >>

Shedding light on an exciting analytical tool

Monday, 5 October 2015, 9:54 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Light is all around us and in everything we do and use. One of the more technological uses for light will be the topic of an upcoming public lecture at Victoria University of Wellington. More >>

Kua pānuitia i tēnei rā he hōtaka karahipi hou mō te reo Māo

Monday, 5 October 2015, 8:35 am | Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

Kua pānuitia i tēnei rā he hōtaka karahipi hou mō te reo Māori. E rima ngā karahipi hou a Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori rāua ko Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga i huaina ko ‘Kia Ita’ hei tautoko i te rangahau reo Māori ki te taumata pae ... More >>

Children’s early learning worth the investment

Friday, 2 October 2015, 5:15 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) welcomes recommendations made by the Minister of Education’s Advisory Group on Early Learning (AGEL) in a report released today. More >>

Student power smashes Abbott fees proposal – for now

Friday, 2 October 2015, 5:13 pm | New Zealand Union of Students' Associations

The national student union congratulates our comrades in the Australian National Union of Students on their impressive campaign to defeat higher education fee deregulation as proposed by the former Abbott Government. More >>

New research centre for environmental engineering launched

Friday, 2 October 2015, 4:38 pm | Unitec

A three dimensional view of Auckland city showing how its environment is performing in real time will be one of the first projects to be tackled in a new international collaboration. More >>

Principals Reject Parata’s Funding Plans

Friday, 2 October 2015, 4:36 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Minister Parata’s announcement to scrap the decile system of funding and link future school funding to student achievement has been roundly rejected by school principals. More >>

Improv: The Next Step - Workshop for High School Students

Friday, 2 October 2015, 2:54 pm | PlayShop

After a promising and challenging first workshop with students from across Wellington, PlayShop will lead the second of its improv for students workshops on Sunday 11 October at BATS Theatre, following a week of national and international professional improv ... More >>

Significant change in ECE requires significant investment

Friday, 2 October 2015, 2:10 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

A report released today recommending significant changes to early childhood education will require significant investment to make real gains for the youngest New Zealanders, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

International students satisfied with NZ universities

Friday, 2 October 2015, 10:35 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

The International Student Barometer Survey has found that 90% of international students studying at a New Zealand university are satisfied with their study experience here. More >>


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