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Startup Teaches Children Strategies for Resisting Ads

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 12:45 pm | AdzJab

MARCH 27, 2015 - Since digital marketing took off like a wildfire, online ads and in-app purchases have caused parents headaches. Children are able to make in-app purchases and opt-in to marketing campaigns without their parents’ knowledge or ... More >>

The Warehouse Wellington ZooFari welcomes Windley School

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 10:38 am | Wellington Zoo

335 students from Windley School in Porirua will visit Wellington Zoo next week as part of The Warehouse Wellington Zoo fari programme, on Monday 30 March, Wednesday 1 April and Thursday 2 April. More >>

Creative Technology Students Add Flair to Hutt Arcade

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 10:34 am | Weltec

Students in WelTec’s Bachelor of Creative Technologies are bringing colour to Queens Arcade in central Lower Hutt. More >>

Manukau Institute of Technology appoints wrong councillor

Friday, 27 March 2015, 5:32 pm | Manukau Institute of Technology

Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) should not be appointing a council member who works for a competing private provider, says TEU national president Sandra Grey. More >>

Education more important than ever in the wake of Cyclone

Friday, 27 March 2015, 3:36 pm | UNICEF

Children in Vanuatu have this week started to return to school, following the devastating impact of Cyclone Pam a fortnight ago today. More >>

Wellington School of Engineering Opening

Friday, 27 March 2015, 3:11 pm | Weltec

Scores of engineering employers, from New Zealand’s biggest companies such as Beca and Fletchers to iconic Wellington leaders like Fraser Engineering, converged on Petone yesterday to celebrate the official opening, by Tertiary Education and ... More >>

Managing risk for food manufacturers: Lincoln short courses

Friday, 27 March 2015, 2:22 pm | Lincoln University

Increasingly complex and rapidly changing patterns in global food consumption, manufacturing and retailing are creating a whole new range of problems in food safety, according to Lincoln University Senior Lecturer in Food Microbiology Dr Malik Hussain. More >>

‘Cricket’ technology helps Northland school girls learn code

Friday, 27 March 2015, 12:55 pm | High Tech Youth

AUCKLAND, 27 March 2015 - While the whole of New Zealand has been rightly obsessing over the Cricket world cup over the past few weeks, a group of primary school girls in Northland have been learning some valuable skills for future careers with the ... More >>

Kidicorp's rejection of corporate profit-making good news

Friday, 27 March 2015, 12:43 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa believes that Kidicorp’s decision to convert their early childhood education business into a non-profit charity is a positive development. More >>

International Democratic Education Conference for Nelson

Friday, 27 March 2015, 11:57 am | International Democratic Education Conference

Over 400 participants from as far away as Canada, the UK and Finland are expected to attend the International Democratic Education Conference (IDEC) being held at Nelson’s Founders Park next month (April 9 – 12). More >>

Project15 final programme announced

Friday, 27 March 2015, 11:15 am | AUT Media

An exciting final programme and speaker line-up has been announced for Project15 which takes place on April 16 and 17, 2015 at AUT University. More >>

QPEC Media Release: Tertiary Councils

Friday, 27 March 2015, 11:09 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

The National-led Government has stripped tertiary councils of staff and student representation as of right. But universities and wananga still have the power on their own initiative to reinstate these representatives. More >>

Father and daughter graduation for Seiuli family

Friday, 27 March 2015, 11:06 am | Waikato University

Samoan father and daughter and University of Waikato students Dr Byron Malaela Sotiata Seiuli and Alisha Makerita-Nai Seiuli will graduate together in April. More >>

Canterbury scientist helping critically endangered kakī

Friday, 27 March 2015, 10:21 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury scientist is investigating ways to ensure the survival and recovery of critically endangered kakī (black stilt) in the wild. More >>

Pioneering digital education lab for Wellington region

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 5:03 pm | Unitec

Award winning digital and creative education lab, The Mind Lab by Unitec, was officially opened in Wellington by Hon Steven Joyce this morning, Thursday 26 March and was announced as a finalist in the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards last night as one of the ... More >>

MIT appoints two new Council members

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 5:02 pm | Manukau Institute of Technology

Manukau Institute of Technology appoints two new Council members MIT today announced the appointment of two new Council members, Jill Tattersall and Kira Schaffler. Tattersall and Schaffler replace outgoing Council members, Dr Ken Larsen and Mr Howard Small, ... More >>

Teachers flock to Innovation Fund

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 3:53 pm | NZEI

The high number of applications for the government’s new $10m Teacher-led Innovation Fund shows the enthusiasm for developing and sharing innovative ideas following a long drought of professional development funding. More >>

Secondary school art gets showcase opportunity

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 11:28 am | Paterson Burn Optometrists

Secondary school art from Waikato / Coromandel and Newmarket in Auckland are being exhibited in readiness for auction and judging. More >>

Kiwi philanthropist awards full scholarship to Cambridge

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 10:57 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

A scholarship funded by businessman Sir Douglas Myers for a future New Zealand leader to study at Cambridge University has been awarded to exceptional 18 year-old Ethan Sorrell from Waterview, Auckland. More >>

N4L finalists for two Hi-Tech Awards

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 9:41 am | N4L Network For Learning

N4L (Network for Learning) has been named a finalist for two categories in the New Zealand’s Hi-Tech Awards. More >>

Carpentry students help to manage environmental sustainably

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 10:07 pm | Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

Carpentry students from Bay of Plenty Polytechnic have set up a mock site, to showcase managing building sites in a more environmentally sustainable way, as part of an initiative set up by the Tauranga City Council. More >>

N4L reaches 500,000 school users on Managed Network

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 1:41 pm | Network for Learning

More than half a million students and teachers across New Zealand are now using N4L’s Managed Network to support their learning, with schools continuing to connect to the government-funded service well ahead of schedule. More >>

Niue students graduate with the Open Polytechnic

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 12:37 pm | Open Polytechnic

Seventeen students in Niue recently graduated with the Open Polytechnic Certificate in Teacher Aiding (Level 4), at an evening fia fia held to celebrate their achievement with government dignitaries and the New Zealand High Commissioner to the country. More >>

Student to use scholarship to help community archives

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 12:35 pm | Open Polytechnic

Elizabeth Charlton, who completed her Diploma in Records and Information Management with the Open Polytechnic last year, has been awarded the Ian McLean Wards Scholarship and says she hopes to use the opportunity to make a lasting impact in the community ... More >>

First Vintage From New Grape Varieties

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 12:24 pm | NMIT

New grape varieties planted on Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)’s Marlborough campus vineyard are looking promising, with some ready for their first vintage this year. More >>

Robertson scholarships awarded to outstanding future leaders

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 11:08 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Two young New Zealanders have been awarded prestigious Robertson scholarships to study at a top-ranked American university in recognition of their outstanding leadership potential. The scholarship will cover their study and living costs over four years, ... More >>

Funds for education success go to educationally successful

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 5:15 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

QPEC wants to know why the extra resources provided by the government’s flagship teacher policy are overwhelmingly being captured by the schools that cater for the wealthiest suburbs of our richest city. More >>

N4L partners with NZQA

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 4:08 pm | N4L Network For Learning

Today N4L (Network for Learning) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) that involves the two organisations working together to enable teachers to manage their moderation requirements within Pond, ... More >>

Universities of Waikato, California to deepen ties

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 2:48 pm | University of Waikato

The chair of UC Regents, the board that governs the University of California, is to sign an agreement with the University of Waikato to widen collaboration between the two. More >>

Wide-ranging and effective contributions by students

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 1:54 pm | University of Canterbury

A four-year academic audit report has commended the University of Canterbury on wide-ranging and effective contributions made by students to the university’s planning, reviews, academic activity and services. More >>

Framing Up A Career In Film

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 1:13 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Floyd’s grandparents, mother and girlfriend will see the 20-year-old capped in Napier’s Municipal Theatre and they will join those lining the streets to cheer him and other graduates on in the traditional downtown parade. More >>

Sport coaching gaining wide appeal

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 12:16 pm | University of Canterbury

Sport coaching is gaining wide appeal at the University of Canterbury because the degree is providing graduates with excellent jobs, an expert sports researcher says. Professor Richard Light, Head of the School of Sport and Physical Education, says ... More >>

University of Canterbury academic audit report

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 10:09 am | Academic Quality Agency for NZ Universities

The Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities is today releasing the report of its most recent academic audit of the University of Canterbury. This audit is the fourth of the Cycle 5 academic audits of New Zealand universities to be conducted ... More >>

Injunction: Kennedy, Bell v Boyle, St Bede's College

Monday, 23 March 2015, 5:33 pm | New Zealand High Court


Microsoft NZ kicks off 'Week of Code'

Monday, 23 March 2015, 4:03 pm | Microsoft New Zealand

Microsoft NZ and High Tech Youth Network kick off ‘Week of Code’ to encourage young Kiwis to learn computing skills More >>

Diploma of Applied Animation now available in Rotorua

Friday, 20 March 2015, 5:20 pm | Animation College

Join us for one of our Whanau Days and find out first-hand what it’s like to study with us and discover the creative skills which could change your life. More >>

IT-based agriculture a boon for farmers

Friday, 20 March 2015, 3:16 pm | Lincoln University

With IT-based agriculture changing the way farming can be done, Lincoln University has developed a new programme to teach people the latest techniques. IT-based farming, known as precision agriculture, involves using technologies such as sensors to carry ... More >>

Bay High Performance Sports Scholars celebrated

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 10:20 pm | Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

How you approach and deal with road blocks in life can either make or break your sports career former Silver Ferns netballer, Jodi Tod-Elliott, told recipients of the High Performance Sports Scholarship at the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic last night. More >>

Greater educational needs for children with disabilities

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 3:32 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa backs the findings and recommendations of a new report that shows children with disabilities are more likely to live in poverty than other children. More >>

Wellington Trades Academy Manager Appointed

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 3:01 pm | Wellington Institute of Technology

David Hibberd is the new Secondary Tertiary Partnership Programme Manager of the Wellington Trades Academy. More >>

Vocational Pathways supports young people to qualifications

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 2:40 pm | Silvereye Communications

Falling in love with school again Vocational Pathways, supporting young people to get the qualifications they need. Ezra Taulamana is a girl with a lot of love. She loves performance, dance, singing, drawing, painting, and art. She also has a lot ... More >>

MIT Trades Academy launches

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 12:56 pm | Manukau Institute of Technology

Manukau secondary school students have a new route to educational success, with the launch of Manukau Institute of Technology's (MIT) Trades Training Academy (MITTA). More >>

No business case for skinny models in advertising

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 12:46 pm | Massey University

France – the home of couture – is on the verge of banning very thin models from runways and fashion spreads. More >>

Greater focus on upskilling boards of trustees

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 12:27 pm | NZSTA

One of NZSTA’s key goals in 2015 is to provide all boards of trustees with the opportunity to build on their governance capacity through participation in high quality professional development (PD) opportunities says Lorraine Kerr, President, NZ School ... More >>

Students stand up for democratic universities

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 10:38 am | NZUSA

Today the national student union NZUSA will be joining with the Tertiary Education Union to launch the two organisations’ campaign to maintain elected staff and student representatives on New Zealand’s eight university councils. More >>

Campaign for democratic councils launches today

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 10:35 am | Tertiary Education Union

A nationwide campaign to get one-third of seats set aside for democratically elected staff and students on university and wānanga kicks off at Otago University today at a rally with the university's registry steps. More >>

Stan Walker Kiwi kids’ favourite local celebrity

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 10:45 pm | CensusAtSchool

Singer and The X-Factor New Zealand judge Stan Walker is Kiwi kids’ favourite local celebrity by far, according to the first insights to emerge from CensusAtSchool/TataurangaKiTeKura , the only national survey of what schoolchildren are thinking, feeling and doing. More >>

Translation or transliteration? Bible bird names researched

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 4:11 pm | University of Waikato

Lynda Green works 14 hours a week on the University of Waikato switchboard. The rest of the time, she’s a full-time student. More >>

NZ urged to go the extra mile to attract halal tourists

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 1:41 pm | University of Waikato

New Zealand hotel and tourism operators are being urged to step up efforts to grab a slice of the US $137 billion a year global halal tourism market. More >>

Youth mentoring expert to talk at University of Auckland

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 12:52 pm | University of Auckland

An academic leader in youth mentoring and classroom equality and fairness will deliver two lectures in New Zealand this month. Professor Toni Zimmerman is a distinguished teaching scholar at Colorado State University. Committed to reducing disparity, Professor ... More >>

Students help with housing for the elderly

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 12:39 pm | University of Auckland

Students from the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland are helping bridge the generation gap with their design for affordable, residential housing for the elderly. More >>

$300,000 funding boost to upgrade school technology

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 12:25 pm | Development West Coast

West Coast secondary and area schools are to receive nearly $300,000 funding from DWC to ensure they can make the most of new technology like ultra fast broadband. More >>

Hamilton students among new Hillary Scholars

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 12:08 pm | University of Waikato

Sixteen Hamilton students are among the recipients of this year’s Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship. More >>

Four groups short-listed to be Centres of Research Excellenc

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 11:59 am | Tertiary Education Commission

Four groups have been shortlisted for three available places in the latest funding round for Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs). Following an initial assessment process four groups, the Bio-Protection Research Centre (Lincoln University), The ... More >>

UC students raise near $6000 going Two Weeks Without

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 11:46 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury students have gone Two Weeks Without walking, seeing their reflections, cutlery, beds, hot water, meat, sleep-ins, makeup, moaning, double layers and sugar – raising a grand total of $5733 for Christchurch charities. More >>

Day Skipper now available Online

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 4:05 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard Boating Education’s most popular introductory course that focuses on essential boating safety knowledge relevant to all boaties has been developed into an online version. More >>

Hosting helps develop pathways for Chinese students

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 3:40 pm | Lincoln University

Lincoln University is hosting a rising research star from China’s Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU) for a year to learn about'western style' research-led teaching and develop pathways between the universities. More >>

Teachers urged to turn students into ‘data detectives’

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 1:59 pm | Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education and Statistics NZ are encouraging teachers to sign up to CensusAtSchool, an online statistics project that turns students into “data detectives”. More >>

$20,000 schools’ Environmental Curriculum Awards open

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 11:49 am | Northland Regional Council

An annual $20,000 fund which helps fund and recognise Northland schools’ environmental education initiatives is up for grabs again. More >>

Whanganui UCOL to celebrate graduation this week

Monday, 16 March 2015, 5:01 pm | UCOL

Hard work and commitment has paid off for 330 Whanganui UCOL Graduates who successfully completed their Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees in 2014. More >>


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