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Lincoln technology on show to Chinese President

Friday, 21 November 2014, 4:54 pm | Lincoln University

Chinese President Xi Jinping was among the dignitaries viewing cutting-edge agri-technology developed at Lincoln University to tackle global issues on his visit to Auckland today. More >>

Study Abroad website updated to include more NZ providers

Friday, 21 November 2014, 2:41 pm | New Zealand Qualifications Authority

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is pleased to announce that the Chinese Ministry of Education will be adding nine New Zealand education providers to its website of international places of study. More >>

Four Claude McCarthy Fellowships for Waikato post-grads

Friday, 21 November 2014, 2:17 pm | University of Waikato

The Waikato fellowships are all in Category A, which enables graduates who are registered and enrolled for a doctoral degree at a New Zealand university to travel overseas for short periods to present research work at conferences, and/or conduct research ... More >>

Academic not surprised owners docking worker wages

Friday, 21 November 2014, 2:10 pm | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury business and economics associate professor says she is not surprised that petrol business owners would make their staff pay for loss of income due to customers not paying their petrol. More >>

Student researcher looks at refuelling for disabled drivers

Friday, 21 November 2014, 1:58 pm | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury postgraduate student is helping a community-based organisation conduct further research into the feasibility of an automated refuelling device for mobility-impaired drivers. More >>

Former Volunteer Army leader: everyday systems are priority

Friday, 21 November 2014, 1:57 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury’s Student Volunteer Army was involved in five major response operations after the earthquakes but the army’s foundation co-founder Jason Pemberton says more importantly they learned about dysfunctional everyday systems. More >>

Conference to put lens on Asia-Pacific political journalism

Friday, 21 November 2014, 1:46 pm | Pacific Media Centre

Renowned investigative journalists, film makers, academics and media freedom campaigners from across the Asia-Pacific region will come together at AUT University next week for a thought-provoking conference on political journalism. More >>

High performance squad selection for Nicole

Friday, 21 November 2014, 12:36 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato Hillary scholar Nicole van der Kaay is one of nine athletes selected for Triathlon New Zealand’s 2015 High Performance Squad. More >>

Design Students Get a Push in the Right Direction

Friday, 21 November 2014, 11:19 am | DesignGel

Since 2011 DesignGel ( designgel.org.nz ) has been helping young creatives develop the skills for a successful career in design. DesignGel are now looking to add more creative talent to their network and offer their services to a wider range of clients. More >>

Secondary teachers vote IES into collective

Friday, 21 November 2014, 9:24 am | PPTA

PPTA members have voted to include two teaching roles central to Investing in Educational Success (IES) in their collective agreement. More >>

Government misguided to base funding on employment outcomes

Friday, 21 November 2014, 9:11 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

“QPEC, the Quality Public Education Coalition, is alarmed at proposals to tie tertiary education funding to "employment outcomes," says QPEC tertiary education spokesperson Dr David Cooke. Ministry briefings, the Ministry of Education, the TEC ... More >>

Mental health and Pasifika students’ intimate relatinships

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 5:31 pm | University of Waikato

The mental health of young Pasifika tertiary students will be focus of a new study by University of Waikato psychology researcher Byron Seiuli. More >>

New opportunities with Chinese universities

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 5:17 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

An agreement renewed today between New Zealand and Chinese universities will help pave the way for new collaboration opportunities between faculty and students in New Zealand and China including research partnerships, leadership development programmes ... More >>

Prominent philosopher to speak at University of Auckland

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 2:57 pm | University of Auckland

Professor Alain Badiou, one of the world’s most prominent and original living philosophers, will deliver a public lecture at the University of Auckland next week. More >>

100% Success for Maori Trades Training Students

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 2:20 pm | Weltec

2014 has ended on a high for 16 Māori students who have completed their pre-trade carpentry qualification by building a new health centre at Waiwhetu Marae in Lower Hutt, Wellington. The students, most of whom have received a scholarship under the ... More >>

NorthTec Seeks Partnerships With Northland’s Farmers

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 2:18 pm | NorthTec

NorthTec is seeking commercial farmers in Northland who can provide a suitable venue for the delivery of agricultural training programmes. More >>

Tourism Waitaki scholarship at Aoraki Polytechnic

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 12:16 pm | Aoraki Polytechnic

Young people wanting to get into tourism are being urged to get creative to win a scholarship and kick start their career. Aoraki Polytechnic has joined with the Waitaki Tourism Association and Tourism Waitaki to offer a unique scholarship and internship ... More >>

SIT continues talks in China following PM's visit to Chengdu

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 10:46 am | Southern Institute Of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology representatives were in Chengdu, China last week in relationship talks with prominent tertiary institutions Southwest Jiaoting University and Chengdu Agricultural College. More >>

Contributions recognised with Lincoln University Medal

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 10:43 am | Lincoln University

Between them former Lincoln University academics Dr Warwick Scott and Dr Rowan Emberson have taught and conducted research at the institution for 72 years, but it was not that which was being recognised at a ceremony there yesterday. More >>

Wintec business students head to China with PM's Scholarship

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 10:09 am | Wintec

Six Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) business students will head to China in March after being awarded the Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia recently. Students Joshua King, Simon Young, Ezra Hirawani, Kristie Dawson-Smith, Frances Foxx ... More >>

Kids for Learning celebrates 25 years of children’s rights

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 8:59 am | UNICEF

Kids for Learning, an art project involving more than 600 local primary school students, launches today in Christchurch city centre, marking Universal Children’s Day. 20 November 2014 also marks the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of ... More >>

Scholarship paves the way to Antarctica

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 5:18 pm | University of Waikato

Thanks to a Research Institute Scholarship, Clare Beet is off on her first trip to Antarctica to study the effects of climate change on invertebrates. More >>

International sporting stars to study at SIT in 2015

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 1:48 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

After conquering 6 of the 7 peaks of the world Indian twins Tashi and Nungshi Malik are set to take on their next adventure. The Malik twins have each been awarded a New Zealand India Sports Scholarship (NZISS) to study the Graduate Diploma in Sport ... More >>

Marketing expert Paul Ballantine to receive teaching medal

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 1:28 pm | University of Canterbury

Marketing expert Associate Professor Paul Ballantine will this week receive the University of Canterbury’s Teaching Medal in recognition of his outstanding achievements and his contribution to the university as a lecturer, supervisor and head of department. More >>

Whitireia and Mana Zonta Celebrate Student Artists

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 11:37 am | Whitireia NZ

Whitireia Visual Arts and Design student Yvonne Tunnicliffe has won the Mana Zonta Supreme Design Award for 2014. The award is given annually to a female student from Whitireia Visual Arts and Design on completion of their degree, and is valued at ... More >>

Foothills revisited in new book

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 11:04 am | Canterbury University Press

A new, updated edition of a popular Canterbury walking and tramping guide has been published this month by Canterbury University Press (CUP). Canterbury Foothills & Forests: A Walking and Tramping Guide, first published in 2002 by Shoal Bay Press, ... More >>

Internationally acclaimed educator giving talk in Rotorua

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 5:16 pm | Flair Marketing

Internationally recognised, award winning educator and social entrepreneur Mary Gordon is coming to Rotorua. As part of her itinerary she will give a public talk about her innovative education programme, Roots of Empathy, on Thursday 27 November at ... More >>

Pregnancy survey needs more participants

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 5:14 pm | Massey University

A research study at Massey University on the dietary habits of pregnant women is urgently seeking more participants. More >>

Conference dishes the dirt

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 4:06 pm | University of Waikato

Researchers will be digging the dirt on soils next month when the University of Waikato hosts the New Zealand Society of Soil Science (NZSSS) Conference. More >>

Unitec's Costume & PDM showcase

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 3:48 pm | Unitec

A reminder that Unitec's Costume and Production, Design & Management exhibition showcase opens tonight from 6pm - 8pm at the Unitec Dance Studios, Carrington Rd, Mt Albert... all welcome, free entry. The exhibition continues Wednesday and Thursday ... More >>

Rough start turns to bright future

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 3:32 pm | Silvereye Communications

Tama MacDonald is finding his place in the world despite a ‘rough and confusing’ start. Tama doesn’t like change so the transition from school into the workforce has been daunting for the Marlborough teenager. But strong relationships with supportive ... More >>

Medical research award for leading paediatrician

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 2:48 pm | University of Auckland

An international expert in neonatal treatment and care, and one of New Zealand’s leading paediatricians, has been awarded the University of Auckland’s premier medical research award, the Gluckman Medal. More >>

E-learning certificate helps USP meet strategic objective

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 1:40 pm | Open Polytechnic

As The University of the South Pacific (USP) moves towards having more of their programmes delivered online, staff have found that undertaking the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand’s Certificate in Designing and Facilitating e-Learning has widened their understanding ... More >>

Waikato IT girls leading the way

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 1:33 pm | University of Waikato

A group of students from Waikato Diocesan School for Girls have taken their interest in computer science to the next level, by creating an IT Girls Club as part of an ongoing partnership with the University of Waikato’s Faculty of Computing & Mathematical ... More >>

Weltec Recognised as Leading Education Provider by JJL China

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 12:17 pm | Weltec

It’s been a great month for international education at the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec). The largest intake of international students for this time of year received a warm welcome to WelTec’s campus last week. More >>

Google dream a reality for Victoria student

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 11:00 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington student Valerie Chan will learn from the top tech minds this summer as she interns at Google's Sydney headquarters. After a long and rigorous application process Valerie, who has just completed her first year at Victoria ... More >>

Co-operation collaboration and creativity lecture

Monday, 17 November 2014, 5:14 pm | University of Auckland

Hear the Creative Thinking Project’s third Creative Fellow talk about fostering co-operation, collaboration and creativity in New Zealand. More >>

Study seeks answers to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Monday, 17 November 2014, 4:54 pm | Massey University

A Massey University human nutrition researcher is seeking to understand the causes of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), and wants more people diagnosed with the condition to take part in her nationwide study. More >>

Private schools attract more male teachers

Monday, 17 November 2014, 3:42 pm | The PR Company

The headmaster of a private boys’ primary school says male teachers are more common in that environment because the curriculum is specifically designed with the male psyche in mind. Hereworth School headmaster, Ross Scrymgeour, says the curriculum ... More >>

Teacher’s journey from the Air Force to Tai Tokerau Campus

Monday, 17 November 2014, 2:18 pm | University of Auckland

Lindsay Laing had a long journey into teaching, despite his desire to be a teacher starting early in his life. More >>

Informatics expert wins prize for open systems

Monday, 17 November 2014, 12:30 pm | University of Auckland

This year’s prestigious Clinton Bedogni Prize for Open Systems was awarded to Dr Koray Atalag from the School of Population Health at the University of Auckland. More >>

Big focus on environment for nine successful primary schools

Monday, 17 November 2014, 12:02 pm | Bayer NZ

Auckland, 31 October, 2014 – Nine lucky primary schools throughout New Zealand are set to get a whole lot more environmentally friendly after successfully applying for grants from the Bayer Primary School Science Fund. More >>

Café Scientifique in search of new planets with astronomer

Monday, 17 November 2014, 11:36 am | University of Waikato

November’s Tauranga’s Café Scientifique will host Dr Grant Christie, astronomer at Auckland’s Stardome Observatory and Planetarium. Dr Christie will provide an overview of new observational techniques that may allow the atmospheres of extra-solar ... More >>

Retailer Richard Ballantyne to receive honorary UC doctorate

Monday, 17 November 2014, 11:04 am | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch retailer, Richard Ballantyne, who is a graduate of the University of Canterbury, will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Commerce by the University at a graduation ceremony next month. More >>

Canterbury’s student earns Rhodes scholarship

Sunday, 16 November 2014, 2:11 pm | University of Canterbury

When University of Canterbury physics student Hadleigh Frost heads to Oxford University next year, he will be the fifth Canterbury student in five years to earn a Rhodes doctoral studies scholarship. More >>

SIT tutor recognised for business award

Friday, 14 November 2014, 5:28 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

SIT Hospitality and tourism tutor Sarang Harake was acknowledged for his contribution to the hospitality sector at the Queenstown Business Awards on Saturday 8 November. Sarang who also works as the Food and Beverage Manager for both Sky City Casinos ... More >>

Evolve Education Group - $132m IPO underwritten

Friday, 14 November 2014, 3:22 pm | Evolve Education

The prospectus for an initial public offering (IPO) of fully-paid ordinary shares (Shares) in Evolve Education Group Limited (Evolve Education) has been registered today with the Registrar of Financial Service Providers. More >>

Tribunal’s Maori sovereignty report “re-writing history”

Friday, 14 November 2014, 12:23 pm | Auckland University of Technology

Auckland University of Technology Professor Paul Moon – who is a Treaty specialist – has criticised the Waitangi Tribunal’s Inquiry into issues of Maori sovereignty, which has been released today, claiming it got basic aspects about the Treaty’s ... More >>

Businesses need to plan better for faster disaster recovery

Friday, 14 November 2014, 12:16 pm | University of Canterbury

New Zealand businesses and organisations need to accurately plan better to recover faster from any major disaster, University of Canterbury resilience researcher Dr John Vargo says. More >>

State Services Commissioner recognises youth programme

Friday, 14 November 2014, 11:15 am | State Services Commission

State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie today recognised the 'Youth Guarantee' scheme – a multi-agency programme led by the Ministry of Education helping thousands of young New Zealanders earn higher qualifications and get better jobs and brighter ... More >>

New Patron for Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

Friday, 14 November 2014, 11:15 am | Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

It is with pleasure that we announce Hon Dr Pita R Sharples (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngai te Kikiri o te Rangi, Ngāti Pahauwera) as the new Patron of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM). More >>

Otago develops new Māori language App to make learning fun

Friday, 14 November 2014, 11:11 am | Otago University Press

A University of Otago research project to find out how Dunedin families pass on Māori to their children has led to the development of an innovative new Māori Language App, called Aki. More >>

Conference to highlight labour, employment and work issues

Friday, 14 November 2014, 10:53 am | Victoria University of Wellington

An upcoming conference supported by Victoria University of Wellington and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment will reflect on key issues in the current labour, employment and work environment in New Zealand. More >>

Top scholarship for former Kaitaia College student

Friday, 14 November 2014, 10:24 am | University of Waikato

A late night phone call can be a worrying thing for any parent. But John Bell’s folks Allan and Amanda had nothing to worry about when he rang them at about 11.30pm recently. More >>

Whanganui UCOL Music students’ swansong

Friday, 14 November 2014, 10:22 am | UCOL

Whanganui UCOL Certificate in Contemporary Music Performance students will be getting live and loud at the Musicians Club on Friday 21 November at 8.00pm. They will perform a night of covers and original music, showcasing the best of the music the students ... More >>

Changed guidelines lead to more firsts for cybersecurity

Friday, 14 November 2014, 10:10 am | University of Waikato

A Vanuatu student has contributed to the ever-increasing list of firsts being achieved by the University of Waikato’s cyber security programme. Jeff Garae initially came to the University in 2013 as part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) ... More >>

Whitireia IT students develop Te Reo Māori Learning App

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 5:27 pm | Whitireia

This afternoon, Ngāti Toa and Whitireia Community Polytechnic (Whitireia) will come together to launch the development of a te reo Māori app for tamariki of the Puna Reo. More >>

Prestigious fellowships awarded to Victoria researchers

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 5:25 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington researchers are among a small group of leading New Zealand scientists to receive highly sought-after James Cook Research Fellowships. More >>

Changes to decile funding ignore the real issue

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 4:50 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

News that the school decile funding system will be reviewed ignores the real issue in primary school resourcing – a 7.5% reduction in funding between 2013 and 2018. More >>

Alpine Adventure Beckons For NorthTec Student

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 3:44 pm | NorthTec

A NorthTec student has been awarded a prestigious scholarship which will see him working in the Southern Alps for his summer break. More >>

 

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