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Triathlon Participation Boosts Kiwi Kids’ Self-Esteem

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 5:00 pm | Sanitarium

Thousands of Kiwi parents have seen a positive increase in their child's self-esteem after they take part in a triathlon event, according to a new survey*. More >>

Talented students win conservation jobs

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 11:53 am | Department of Conservation

A group of talented Kiwi students will trade the classroom for working with Department of Conservation (DOC) rangers and conservators this summer after winning sought-after Blake DOC Ambassador Awards. More >>

Sustainability – the total package

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:26 am | University of Waikato

Professor Priya Kurian says sustainability is too important an issue to dismiss or ignore. It might be complicated, but she says it cannot be abandoned. More >>

Local boy makes good with move back home

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:25 am | University of Waikato

Raised in Hamilton and a Waikato graduate, Mr Mellsop is the University of Waikato’s newly-appointed associate director of external engagement, responsible for coordinating the university’s externally-focused programmes, which include employer engagement, ... More >>

UC appoints new Distinguished Professor

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:13 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury has elevated one of New Zealand’s top science communicators and pre-eminent marine scientists to the rank of Distinguished Professor. More >>

UC funding agreement varied

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:10 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury and the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Hon Steven Joyce have agreed to vary the funding agreement for the University of Canterbury signed 15 September 2014. The impact of this change is to vary the ... More >>

Blowing fresh air into atmospheric research

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 4:26 pm | Participatory Science Platform

Five Early Childhood Education (ECE) centres in South Auckland are leading the way with STEM for our next generation. The ECE cluster has one of the six community science projects funded in the Participatory Science Platform (PSP): South Auckland pilot, ... More >>

Hutt Valley primary school to engage kids in science

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 2:42 pm | New Zealand National Party

Chris Bishop National List MP based in the Hutt Valley 25 November 2015 Hutt Valley primary school to engage kids in science and tech Students at Koraunui Primary School in Stokes Valley will be the beneficiaries of new funding which aims to engage more ... More >>

World Class Education Leaders Visit Pakuranga College

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 2:40 pm | Pakuranga School

Pakuranga College will be playing host to education leaders from the UK, Australia, South Africa and the United States today. More >>

Tertiary education cuts are the important stat

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 12:11 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Cherry picking statistics from the latest OECD education survey doesn’t hide significant cuts in education spending says TEU national president Sandra Grey. More >>

Education a key to Pahiatua Polish children’s lives

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 11:41 am | University of Auckland

When Lynette Kingsbury researched the history of Pahiatua’s Polish children for her MA thesis she discovered the power of education had protected and enhanced their culture and identity at the Pahiatua Polish Children’s Camp. Lynette, a former ... More >>

Unitec celebrates double success at Asian film festival

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 5:18 pm | Unitec

Unitec’s Department of Performing and Screen Arts in Auckland was the big winner at the Asia Micro Film Festival held in China this month. Unitec’s 2014 grad film Mine was jointly awarded Best International Short Film with four other films, including ... More >>

Students, Businesses to Benefit From Paihia Resort College

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 5:01 pm | Queenstown Resort College

Paihia has been chosen as the location of QRC’s Tai Tokerau Resort College to open in early 2016, said QRC Chief Executive Charlie Phillips today. More >>

Sharing economy can help financial struggles

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 3:00 pm | Queensland University of Technology

The power of the sharing economy in shaking up traditional industries can be harnessed to help financially struggling Queenslanders, according to QUT research. More >>

Surge in number of Māori PhDs at November graduation

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 12:15 pm | Massey University

Just over a fifth of the PhDs to be conferred at Massey University’s graduation ceremony in Palmerston North this Friday are by Māori scholars – including two written in Te Reo Māori. More >>

Lincoln University crucial to meeting Māori aspirations

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 10:49 am | Lincoln University

24 November 2015 - for immediate release Lincoln University crucial to meeting Māori aspirations Newly appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) Māori and Communities, Dr Charlotte Severne, says Lincoln has a crucial role in meeting Māori development ... More >>

Kelly Tarlton’s calling all young filmmakers

Monday, 23 November 2015, 5:20 pm | Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium

Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium has put the call out to budding young filmmakers across Auckland to produce their latest television advertisment. More >>

Grad Show marks 125 years of Elam

Monday, 23 November 2015, 2:47 pm | University of Auckland

The public can glimpse the future direction of contemporary art at the Elam Grad Show taking place next weekend, with this year’s open days marking the 125th anniversary of the country’s most revered art school. The annual exhibition features a diverse ... More >>

Project Ignite

Monday, 23 November 2015, 2:30 pm | Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

An enterprise initiative developed in partnership between Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, the University of Waikato and Priority One has enabled ten students from Tauranga to experience first-hand what it takes to be an entrepreneur and the chance to turn ... More >>

Outward Bound Low Impact Course Scholarships

Monday, 23 November 2015, 1:13 pm | Outward Bound

Are you aged over 27 and would like to do an eight day Outward Bound adventure course, but have a mild physical limitation such as a back injury or joint problems? Outward Bound has scholarships worth over $2,030 for their Aspire course on 2-9 March, 2016. More >>

Visitor inspires leavers

Monday, 23 November 2015, 1:01 pm | Baradene College

These inspirational words came from Helene Quilter, Secretary of Defence and CEO of the Ministry of Defence, during her address at Baradene College for the schools senior girls prize giving. More >>

Study reveals profile of Māori university graduates

Monday, 23 November 2015, 9:49 am | University of Otago

Nearly half of recent Māori university graduates are the first in their immediate family to attend university, one third are parents and the majority (70%) are female, new research from the National Centre for Lifecourse Research shows. More >>

Global Ed takes out two gongs at 2015 CLNZ Education Awards

Friday, 20 November 2015, 3:21 pm | Global Ed

Global Ed has just won two awards at the 2015 CLNZ Education Awards, which were announced at a ceremony in Auckland last night. Kiwi teachers and a judging panel of education experts voted Global Ed both ‘Best Resource in Primary’ and ‘Best ... More >>

Executive Director appointed to Independent Schools of NZ

Friday, 20 November 2015, 1:06 pm | Independent Schools of New Zealand

Independent  Schools  of  New  Zealand  (ISNZ)  are  pleased  to  announce  the  appointment of Ms Sally King as Executive Director, effective 21 December. More >>

Zespri scholarships to top students

Friday, 20 November 2015, 1:00 pm | Zespri

Zespri has awarded tertiary scholarships worth $5,000 a year to two outstanding students – Elizabeth Boyle from Wellington and Jack Keeys from Hamilton. More >>

Scholarships for Bay students

Friday, 20 November 2015, 11:19 am | Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic is delighted to announce the Secondary School Achiever Scholarship winners for 2016. The Polytechnic received a large number of high-quality applications from 15 different colleges around the Bay of Plenty. More >>

6th group of food tech students graduate at Singapore campus

Friday, 20 November 2015, 11:14 am | Massey University

Thirty-eight graduates from Massey University’s Singapore campus have been honoured at a capping ceremony to mark the end of their studies and the beginning of their careers. More >>

NZ teachers help select best educational resources for 2015

Friday, 20 November 2015, 11:05 am | CLNZ

Locally relevant, New Zealand content has won the vote of teachers around the country as well as awards from a panel of education experts. The recipients of the 2015 CLNZ Education Awards were announced at a ceremony in Auckland last night. More >>

USP Development Partners Forum - a success

Friday, 20 November 2015, 10:48 am | University Of The South Pacific

The University of the South Pacific (USP) – Development Partners Forum which was convened at its Laucala campus on 19 November 2015 was a success. More >>

Whitireia to host research symposium

Friday, 20 November 2015, 10:13 am | Whitireia

The third annual Whitireia and WelTec Research Symposium (WWRS), presented this year in association with the Open Polytechnic, will be held tomorrow at the Whitireia campus in Porirua. More >>

The New Zealand flag and ‘Empire Fervour’

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 5:33 pm | Massey University

Massey University flag historian Malcolm Mulholland says some of the older generation of New Zealanders might remember marching and saluting the flag at school, but may not be aware of the history behind the ceremony. More >>

Film Student Wins Pania Award

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 2:25 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

International student Jiangyan Chen has joined a select group of cinematic achievers honoured with a Pania statuette. More >>

Ties strengthened with Vietnam universities

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 12:14 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato has further strengthened international links by signing two MOUs with partners in Vietnam this week. More >>

Massey student overwhelmed by AIMES Award win

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 5:32 pm | Massey University

Twenty-four year old distance student Sian Simpson says it was “mind-blowing” to win an award at the 2015 AIMES (Arts, IT, Innovation and Science, Music, Education, Sport and Service to the Community) Awards. More >>

Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarship Awards for 2015

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 3:33 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarship Awards for 2015 A desire to contribute to good outcomes for Māori and the environment is common amongst this year’s five winners of the Waikato Regional Council and Waikato-Tainui Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships. ... More >>

Fielding student awarded engineering scholarship

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 3:26 pm | Maintenance Engineering Society of New Zealand

A passion for building and racing motor bikes and problem solving has landed Fielding High School student Ryan Stewart the Maintenance Engineering Society of New Zealand (MESNZ) Bill Buckley Scholarship Award. More >>

Elam student uses camouflage to break down boundaries

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 2:54 pm | University of Auckland

Moving from Wellington to Auckland to start University can be daunting. For Holly Houpapa, it also meant learning how to adjust to the changes in her life. With sports being a strong contender for her tertiary attentions, shifting north four years ago ... More >>

WITT restructuring plan breaches good faith

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 1:57 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The Western Institute of Technology in Taranaki (WITT) is not acting in good faith and is breaching the law over its decisions to close courses, says TEU. More >>

Get Sun Smart This Summer

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 12:20 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

This summer, the Cancer Society of New Zealand is giving away a whopping 100,000 x 50gm tubes of its top quality SPF50+ sunscreen to early childhood centres, primary and intermediate schools, to help keep Kiwi kids safe from the risks of sun exposure. More >>

Govt rush cheats thousands of students

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 9:42 am | NZUSA

Media Release: New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations The national student union is encouraging students who may have been shortchanged by the way the Government implemented the Social Security Act to file today to claim back any money owed before ... More >>

World’s fastest Kiwi in India?

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 2:51 pm | University of Waikato

He’s cycled the length of New Zealand and the width of Australia, and in February 2016, Tim Chittock will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for cycling the Indian Golden Quadrilateral. More >>

AUT strike over salary offer

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 12:53 pm | Tertiary Education Union

People at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) are on strike this week to achieve an improved salary offer from the university. More >>

Few young mothers are engaging in education

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 11:10 am | Statistics New Zealand

Teenage mothers are nearly three times less likely to be in education than their peers without children, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

History come to life for Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture

Monday, 16 November 2015, 3:30 pm | Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Institute Trust Board in association with the Royal Society of New Zealand is proud to announce historian and social scientist Professor Iain McCalman as distinguished speaker for the 2015 Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture in Nelson on 9 December. More >>

Future of cultural value for Auckland

Monday, 16 November 2015, 2:25 pm | University of Auckland

An expert on the future of cultural value will visit Auckland in December to give a public lecture at the University of Auckland. More >>

Transforming games teaching and coaching

Monday, 16 November 2015, 12:33 pm | Massey University

Massey University Physical Education senior lecturer Dennis Slade is driven by a belief that learning how to enjoy and play games and sports well creates “positive social capital” and makes our world a happier and healthier place. It’s a message ... More >>

Law Foundation grant to help solve problems challenging ACC

Monday, 16 November 2015, 11:38 am | University of Otago

A team of researchers supported by the University of Otago’s Legal Issues Centre has been awarded $150,000 research funding from the New Zealand Law Foundation to continue their research into access to justice for injured New Zealanders dealing ... More >>

Mark Powell to become Massey’s CEO-in-Residence

Monday, 16 November 2015, 10:45 am | Massey University

When Mark Powell hands over the reigns at New Zealand’s largest retailer at the start of next year he will take up part-time residence at the Massey Business School. More >>

From Mormon Missions to Medical School

Friday, 13 November 2015, 5:32 pm | Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Three young men, each a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ( Mormons ), will graduate from Auckland University’s medical school later this month. More >>

An engineered win at the Albany Lecturer of the Year awards

Friday, 13 November 2015, 5:25 pm | Massey University

For the fourth year in a row, the Albany Lecturer of the Year award has gone to a College of Sciences academic. Dr Fakhrul Alam from the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology took out the top gong, beating out 176 other nominees. Dr Alam ... More >>

Old and new flags fly at hoisting re-enactment

Friday, 13 November 2015, 3:12 pm | Massey University

Palmerston North school pupils had a taste of the patriotic flag-hoisting ceremonies – once a regular feature of school life until the 1960s – at a historic re-enactment organised by Massey University flag historian Malcolm Mulholland. More >>

Waikato initiative aims to spur student innovation

Friday, 13 November 2015, 11:02 am | University of Waikato

A new initiative developed by the University and Waikato Students’ Union (WSU) will offer University of Waikato students the opportunity to experience what it takes to be an entrepreneur and to build an idea into a new venture. More >>

Children lead way at Enviroschools event

Friday, 13 November 2015, 10:43 am | Waikato Regional Council

More than 200 children from schools across the Waikato region have attended this year’s Enviroschools event held at the Mystery Creek Event Centre near Hamilton this week. The children – described as “embarking on a lifelong journey of sustainability” ... More >>

NZ and Tasmania join forces in agricultural research

Thursday, 12 November 2015, 10:57 am | Lincoln University

The agriculture and food sectors of Tasmania and New Zealand, which have much in common, are set to benefit from the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Lincoln University and the University of Tasmania. The MoU was signed as ... More >>

Asian migrant youth and family violence examined

Thursday, 12 November 2015, 10:11 am | University of Auckland

Despite the rise of vibrant Asian communities in New Zealand’s urban sectors, very little research has examined intimate partner and family violence that accounts for experiences tied to migration, immigration status, age hierarchies, culture and racism. More >>

Clever crows research earns young scientist prize

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 5:10 pm | University of Auckland

Research that gives new insights into the evolution of intelligence has earned University of Auckland senior lecturer Alex Taylor this year’s Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize. More >>

Distinguished Professor reaps major science awards

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 5:09 pm | University of Auckland

Distinguished Professor Ian Reid has collected another major award this week when he and his colleagues Associate Professors Mark Bolland and Andrew Grey won the Prime Minister’s Science Prize for 2015. More >>

Lincoln delegates visit ‘brothers’ in China

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 1:32 pm | Lincoln University

Lincoln University staff members visited one of China’s top universities recently to strengthen a landscape architecture co-operation agreement that was signed between the institutions last year. More >>

Students master fine dining students

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 11:31 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

EIT’s hospitality students and tutors have evolved a class exercise into a très grand 10-course dinner that goes down a treat with gourmet diners and is a highlight on the F.A.W.C. menu of events. More >>

Kiwi innovators to gain a taste of agriculture and business

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 10:46 am | Asia New Zealand Foundation

Kiwi innovators to gain a taste of agriculture and business in the Philippines Five entrepreneurs whose companies have a sustainability focus will interact with business leaders and farmers in the Philippines as part of an Asia New Zealand Foundation ... More >>


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