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Whitireia ranks among top tertiary education providers in NZ

Friday, 28 October 2016, 11:44 am | Whitireia NZ

Whitireia Community Polytechnic has performed strongly across the board in the Tertiary Education Commission’s latest education performance report published last week. More >>

New pathway to teaching

Friday, 28 October 2016, 11:43 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury’s (UC) Master of Teaching and Learning is fast developing a reputation for excellence and innovation. More >>

Otago Polytechnic leads the way

Friday, 28 October 2016, 10:32 am | Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic is leading the country with the percentage of students who successfully complete their studies. More >>

Early childhood sector braces itself for crippling costs

Friday, 28 October 2016, 9:09 am | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

Exorbitant inspection quotes for those that serve food in early childhood services are coming through to early childhood education association, Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ). More >>

Increase in school boarding allowance overdue

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 4:03 pm | Federated Farmers

A review of the school boarding allowance can’t come soon enough for farming families who live many kilometres from their nearest school. More >>

Finalists showcase strength of locally created resources

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 3:19 pm | New Zealand Content Counts Education Awards

The New Zealand Content Counts Education Awards celebrate the quality and diversity of educational resources released in the past year by New Zealand companies to support classroom learning. The awards recognise the standout contributions made by New Zealand ... More >>

Untouched World Charitable Trust Alumni Champs Celebrated

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 3:03 pm | Untouched World

Untouched World Charitable Trust holds their 2016 Alumni Dinner on 29th October, celebrating the outstanding, emerging leadership of four young Alumni Champions from their 2015-16 UWCT programmes. More >>

Applications for the Motu Thesis Scholarship are now open

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 2:48 pm | Motu Research and Education Foundation

Every year, the Motu Research and Education Foundation offers a one-year $10,000 scholarship to a promising university student of Māori descent planning to work on an Honours, Masters or PhD thesis. The preference is that this topic be in economics, ... More >>

Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story - Free Screening

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 1:28 pm | Renee Rushton

We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing so much of it in the trash? More >>

24 hours, 22x24 push ups, and one jumpsuit!

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 12:14 pm | Otago Polytechnic

Our slightly crazy and much admired Health and Safety Manager is spending 24 hours in a small room to raise money for the Cancer Society. More >>

Māori Scholars Recognised by Royal Society

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 11:56 am | Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

Two outstanding Māori scholars - Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith and Professor Jacinta Ruru - have today been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand, honouring their careers and distinction in research and scholarship. More >>

Educators call for better funding this World Educators Day

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 11:53 am | NZEI

Teachers and support staff around New Zealand will be marching, rallying and gathering together on World Educators Day this Saturday (October 29) as part of a nationwide call for Better Funding, Better Learning for education. More >>

Otago Polytechnic Student Village – let the show begin!

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 4:05 pm | Otago Polytechnic

The excitement of Otago Polytechnic’s new 20+-million-dollar Student Accommodation Village is literally about to be rammed home! More >>

New workshops for Ageing and Spirituality

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 2:15 pm | Selwyn Foundation

New workshops from The Selwyn Institute for Ageing and Spirituality to highlight the pastoral care needs of ageing people More >>

Advertising effectiveness awards for safer boating campaign

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 2:04 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ’s innovative safer boating campaign has picked up four more New Zealand Effie advertising awards for its “Get it on or it’s no good” lifejacket campaign. More >>

Waikato University leads MBA human resource programme nation

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 2:02 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato’s Management School has been selected to help ensure AUT, Auckland, Waikato, Victoria, Canterbury and Massey universities are offering high quality human resource management courses in their MBA programmes. More >>

Universities New Zealand to strengthen ties with India

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 11:56 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand has announced the development of an engagement strategy to strengthen relationships with India and also attract more university students to New Zealand, during a delegation to India led by Prime Minister John Key. More >>

Papatoetoe High School students thrive in the outdoors

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 2:29 pm | Hillary Outdoors

Papatoetoe High School students recently came back buzzing from their time at Hillary Outdoors Great Barrier Island where 10 students took part in a 5 day Outdoor Education programme. These students were able to attend the programme thanks to a community ... More >>

First time Success for Katikati College at Chemquest 2016

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 10:45 am | University of Waikato

Prizes were shared across the Greater Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions at the University of Waikato’s ChemQuest challenge held last Wednesday night. More >>

NZ Taxpayers Funding Poor-Quality Research

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 9:31 am | Kara Kennedy

New Zealander taxpayers should be concerned that publicly-funded universities may be more focused on risk management than high-quality research and education. More >>


Friday, 21 October 2016, 9:45 pm | NZ College of Clinical Psychologists

Last week the Minister of Education Hekia Parata commented on the use of ‘seclusion’ and ‘time out’ in schools, labelling it as “absolutely intolerable”. The NZ College of Clinical Psychologists is a professional association exclusively for ... More >>

Student volunteers out in force to fundraise

Friday, 21 October 2016, 12:00 pm | CSFUOAPE

This morning University of Otago student volunteers will take to the Octagon with collection buckets as a part of a public appeal to raise money for the University Council. More >>

Parents praise capability of Kiwi teachers

Friday, 21 October 2016, 10:38 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa President Louise Green says teachers will welcome a new report finding that nine out of ten Kiwi parents believe their child’s teacher is “very capable”. More >>

WelTec Creative Technologies Graduate Exhibition

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 4:29 pm | Weltec

Students from the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) Bachelor of Creative Technologies degree and Graduate Diploma in Creative Technologies are proud to invite you to the culmination of their academic study showcased in their end of year graduate ... More >>

How they really feel about Guy Fawkes

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 3:44 pm | VitaPet

Guy Fawkes is a fun and festive occasion for the two-legged, but for dogs it can be a disturbing and scary time. You can just imagine them thinking “Why is my family trying to blow up my home?!” More >>

NZ's first VR/AR qualification stream

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 3:23 pm | Media Design School

Media Design School is the first tertiary provider in New Zealand to offer a qualification with a dedicated stream focusing on two of the world’s biggest emerging technologies: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. More >>

Schools partner with Nestlé for International Chefs Day

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 12:26 pm | NESTLE

Thursday 20 October is International Chefs Day and Kiwi kids who participate in Nestlé’s Healthy Active Kids Programme will be swapping the classroom for the kitchen to create art on a plate, with help from some of New Zealand’s leading chefs. More >>

UC academic wins award for forestry research

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 5:05 pm | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury academic has been recognised for his important contribution to the forestry industry, winning the award for his international quality science research at the 2016 Forest Science Awards. More >>

Minister Parata’s early childhood legacy to be participation

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 4:22 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

Today’s announcement by the National Party that Minister Parata is quitting politics leaves the next person in the role with a challenge to address quality in ECE. More >>

Outcome of Tertiary Education Commission investigation

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 4:14 pm | Lincoln University

Lincoln University moved quickly to address Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) concerns raised in the investigation of four courses offered by the Lincoln University Telford Division and regrets the situation that arose. Students who have successfully completed ... More >>

Lincoln University repays Crown $1.5million

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 4:08 pm | Tertiary Education Commission

Lincoln University has repaid $1.5 million (GST exclusive) to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) after an independent investigation showed the university’s Telford Division had not delivered the required learning hours across several vocational ... More >>

Call for departing minister to listen to educators - NZEI

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 1:15 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa wishes Education Minister Hekia Parata well, following her announcement that she is leaving politics, and hopes her parting move will be to listen to the education sector and ditch her radical bulk funding proposal in favour of better ... More >>

Competitive funding for research fails NZ again

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 11:54 am | Tertiary Education Union

Cutting funding to longitudinal research shows the government has a basic misunderstanding of the role of tertiary education, says TEU national president Sandra Grey. More >>

American student Hawke's Bay's Young Vintner of the Year

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 9:25 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

Just a few years ago, pretty much all Ben Jones knew about wine was that came in two colours – white and red. The American, a second-year wine science and viticulture degree student at EIT, is now being feted as the Hawke’s Bay A & P Bayleys Wine ... More >>

Students excel at Hawke's Bay wine show

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 9:08 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

EIT students harvested a bumper crop of medals at the regional wine awards, an event in which their entries were judged using the same criteria as for commercially produced wines. More >>

New deputy director at the Riddet Institute

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 4:49 pm | Massey University

Massey University’s Riddet Institute is today welcoming Professor Warren McNabb, as the Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) deputy director. More >>

Third medical school not in national interest

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 3:37 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has hit out at a potentially costly proposal for a third medical school in New Zealand. More >>

Free Testing in Rotorua

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 3:28 pm | Mensa New Zealand

To celebrate Mensa New Zealand’s 50th Anniversary, Mensa International’s 70th Anniversary and our new Tester in Rotorua, Mensa NZ is offering free testing for Rotorua residents on Saturday 26th November. More >>

Students clean up Mangere using math and data visualisation

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 3:16 pm | Participatory Science Platform

Sustainable Coastlines and students from Koru School in Mangere are kicking off an innovative maths project this month, funded through the Participatory Science Platform, South Auckland pilot; known locally as SouthSci. More >>

Proposed Medical School sets new direction for GP training

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 2:36 pm | Rural General Practice Network

The concept of training medical students from rural backgrounds in rural communities to work in those communities, as proposed by The University of Waikato, is a huge shot in the arm for the sector, says the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network. More >>

Programme for Māori and Pasifika students launches

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 2:06 pm | TupaToa

A bold new initiative targeted at young Māori and Pasifika students launches in Auckland on Thursday. More >>

Otago tops national educational performance measures

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 1:11 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago has topped all but one of the key indicators released today measuring educational performance of students at New Zealand’s universities. More >>

ARTBOURNE 2016 – famous artists sale for scholarships

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 12:56 pm | Wellesley College

ARTBOURNE 2016 – famous artists’ exhibit for sale at Wellington school, Wellesley College, to raise funds for scholarships. 3 – 6 November. More >>

The Bedford School of Music & Performing Arts NZ Scholarship

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 12:03 pm | The Bedford School of Music

We are taking submissions, donations and actively fundraising now for the 2017 Scholarship. For questions or information More >>

Childcare costs - what costs?

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 11:31 am | Inspired Kindergartens

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently released an International study that stated childcare in New Zealand is among the highest in the developed world. More >>

Health Check for NZ's land and water use - Public Lecture

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 11:27 am | Pacific Institute of Resource Management

Also the wellbeing of farm animals is increasingly important to consumers, who want food from sources they can trust.  It’s time for a health check on traditional but increasingly intensified farming models now being followed. We need to think ... More >>

A third medical school proposed for New Zealand

Monday, 17 October 2016, 5:26 pm | University of Waikato

A third medical school has been proposed for New Zealand at the University of Waikato. More >>

University of Otago & Ngāti Toa Rangatira renew partnership

Monday, 17 October 2016, 5:03 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago this week renewed an important Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira. The MoU was signed at a ceremony at the University of Otago Wellington by Te Taku Parai, chair of Te Rūnanga, Sir Matiu Rei, Te Rūnanga ... More >>

ACG Senior College announces new Principal

Monday, 17 October 2016, 4:25 pm | Academic Colleges Group

After an extensive national and international search, ACG Senior College is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracey Dykstra as Principal from 1 November. More >>

Report on school exclusions highlights funding needs - NZEI

Monday, 17 October 2016, 2:22 pm | NZEI

A report highlighting the barriers children with disabilities can face at school shows the urgent need to increase funding for inclusion in schools and professional training of teachers and teacher aides, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

New book explores NZ crime, law and justice

Monday, 17 October 2016, 1:09 pm | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury academic’s latest book examines recent crime trends and the social, political, and legal changes in New Zealand from the end of the 20th century to the present – the first book of its type published in New Zealand. More >>

Gold Medal For Rangi Ruru Writer

Monday, 17 October 2016, 1:05 pm | Rangi Ruru Girls' School

Out of almost a million entries, a Rangi Ruru Girls’ School student has been awarded a gold medal in the Year 10 section of the ICAS Writing competition. More >>

Tom Abercrombie hands out pedometers to school kids

Monday, 17 October 2016, 12:57 pm | AIA Group

NZ basketball star Tom Abercrombie was at Beach Haven Primary school on Auckland’s North Shore today. Tom was distributing pedometers to school children taking part in the AIA Healthy Kids Challenge, a classroom-based health and wellbeing programme ... More >>

Unitec bottle design wins design award, Asia export client

Monday, 17 October 2016, 11:38 am | Unitec

An innovative redesign of the humble beer bottle by Unitec students for O-I New Zealand is currently being produced at commercial scale for exports headed to China and Hong Kong. More >>

U-Skills graduates recognised

Monday, 17 October 2016, 11:27 am | UCOL

180 secondary school students were recognised as U-Skills graduates at a ceremony held at the Palmerston North Convention Centre last week. More >>

Report evaluates urban challenges facing Aotearoa NZ

Monday, 17 October 2016, 11:21 am | University of Auckland

Managing urbanisation by looking after smaller as well as larger centres, clarifying the political power of local government, and clearly identifying greenhouse gas emission implications of city-based development, are among crucial issues identified in a ... More >>

New resources for youth centred foster care

Monday, 17 October 2016, 10:59 am | Wesley Community Action

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley today launched a new set of resources to help young people and adults to understand foster care. More >>

Health Industry Big Day Out connects employers and students

Monday, 17 October 2016, 9:57 am | Careers New Zealand

Today, the Careers New Zealand Health Industry Big Day Out, in partnership with Te Whānau o Waipareira, will give 100 students an opportunity to see different aspects of the health industry in action, connect with employers and discover pathways into ... More >>

Who will be crowned Bird of the Year?

Monday, 17 October 2016, 9:52 am | Forest and Bird

Forest & Bird’s annual Bird of the Year competition kicks off today. Now in its 12th year, the competition raises awareness for New Zealand’s much loved native birds and the threats they face. More >>

St Stephen’s and Queen Victoria Schools scholarships

Saturday, 15 October 2016, 1:36 am | Joint Press Release

The St Stephen’s and Queen Victoria Schools Trust Board is pleased to announce its new scholarship programme! More >>


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