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UC students train for Ultimate world champs in London

Sunday, 26 April 2015, 10:30 am | University of Canterbury

Two University of Canterbury students are juggling their university commitments with preparations for the World Flying Disc Federation Ultimate Frisbee world championship in London this July. More >>

Hillcrest High School dominate art awards

Friday, 24 April 2015, 3:53 pm | Paterson Burn Optometrists

The winners for the 2015 secondary school arts awards have been decided for another year with Hamilton’s Hillcrest High School again dominating prizes. Excellence in Art Competition was created specifically for senior secondary school students ... More >>

Playcentre: Nurture not profit

Friday, 24 April 2015, 9:44 am | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

Playcentre provides New Zealand parents with an early childhood option that addresses many of the concerns that have been raised in the media in recent weeks. Playcentre is a uniquely Kiwi, not for profit organisation, that provides parents with support ... More >>

Enthusiastic Audience Embraces Auckland Graduation

Friday, 24 April 2015, 9:41 am | PrintNZ

Cameras flashed and whoops of support abounded as an enthusiastic crowd of friends, family, colleagues and employers alike lapped up PrintNZ’s Training Graduation Ceremony at Central Auckland’s Heritage Hotel last night [April 22].. More >>

Super Science Shows at MOTAT

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 10:29 am | MOTAT

Super Science Shows at MOTAT The popular 'Science in a Van' show is coming to MOTAT during May. Taking place over two weekends, the dynamic duo of Alan and Emily Worman, will perform their interactive family shows aimed at engaging children with science ... More >>

Family has most impact on investment choices

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 9:58 am | Massey University

It’s long been assumed that an investor’s own personal characteristics and the financial advice they receive shapes their decision making. But a Massey University PhD graduate has found that the strongest influence of all comes from those you live ... More >>

Returning the Mauri of the Ecosystem to its pre-Rena State

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 5:18 pm | Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

This months Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Horizons of Insight Seminar, presented by Dr Kepa Morgan, will describe the contribution that the Mauri model has made to better understanding the complexity of one of New Zealand's worst environmental disasters, ... More >>

Teachers continue to reject controversial $359m education pl

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 5:15 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The latest announcement that just 129 further schools have expressed interest in the Government’s controversial $359 million Investing in Educational Success scheme is a clear indication of the lack of confidence that teachers and principals have ... More >>

Aged 15 – 18? Want to make a difference?

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 2:12 pm | Youthline

The free programme aims to increase confidence, provide job opportunities and develop new friendships for young people, via a variety of team activities and creative projects that will provide challenges and opportunities for attendees to develop key life ... More >>

HP Kicks Off Year Two of Rural Schools Competition

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 10:28 am | HP New Zealand

HP today launches its Rural Schools Competition for the second year, giving rural New Zealand primary schools the chance to win a share of $20,000 worth of HP products and support. More >>

Privately-owned Delivers Similar Quality to Community-owned

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 9:32 am | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council has expressed anger at ‘untrue’ NZEI news releases ‘taking lame little pot shots’ at private providers of quality early childhood education. The statement follows the NZEI’s most recent news release calling for ... More >>

D-Day Is Approaching!

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 5:35 pm | NorthTec

Anyone wanting to find out about degrees and diplomas offered by NorthTec is invited to come to the first “D-Day” event at the polytechnic’s Raumanga campus. More >>

Want to Be a Costume Designer Or Wardrobe Coordinator?

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 2:52 pm | UNITEC

Want to study towards a career as costume designers and wardrobe coordinators in stage, film & television and fashion? Unitec can help you realise your dream of working behind the scenes in the entertainment industry. The 2015 Unitec Sewing ... More >>

Climate Change Seminar at the University of Auckland

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 2:05 pm | University of Auckland

Perspectives on climate change as a global environmental, social, cultural and economic challenge is the subject of a seminar hosted by the University of Auckland next month. More >>

Research into safety in the NZ sex industry

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 2:02 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury researchers have found that that street sex workers face less violence and theft in Christchurch than in Auckland. More >>

New Principal Appointed at Wairoa College

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 12:57 pm | Wairoa College

The Wairoa College Board of Trustees is proud to announce the appointment of Dr Chris Allen to the position of Principal. More >>

NZEI calls for inquiry into quality of early education

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 11:57 am | NZEI

The rapid rise of market-driven early childhood education is putting many children at risk of missing out on quality learning in their early years. More >>

Lizzie Marvelly joins Massey’s latest graduates

Monday, 20 April 2015, 12:25 pm | Massey University

Singer-songwriter Lizzy Marvelly will join Massey University’s latest list of graduates when she crosses the stage on Thursday to receive a Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology. More >>

First for South Island

Monday, 20 April 2015, 12:05 pm | alexanders

9 children and 2 adults are the lucky first pupils starting a programme today (Monday 20th April) that is heralded as a breakthrough for South Islanders with learning challenges. More >>

The Icehouse And Supporters Create Scholarships

Monday, 20 April 2015, 10:55 am | The Icehouse

The Icehouse, a business growth hub, has created a scholarship fund to support owner-managers of privately owned businesses who want to invest in personal and business growth through the Icehouse. These scholarships are made possible by the hugely generous ... More >>

Apprenticeship scheme launched

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 12:29 pm | He Toki ki te Rika

The He Toki ki te Mahi Apprenticeship Training Trust was launched by Prime Minister, the Rt Hon John Key at Rehua Marae in Christchurch this evening. More >>

NZPI’s “Back to the Future” Conference

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 11:50 am | NZ Planning Institute

Young Planners and Maori Focused Projects Shine at NZPI’s “Back to the Future” Conference More >>

Inaugural Graduation Ceremony Warmly Received

Friday, 17 April 2015, 8:44 pm | PrintNZ

A positive audience of over 50 people embraced the presentation of 32 medals at PrintNZ’s debut Apprentice Training Graduation Ceremony in Christchurch’s picturesque Cardboard Cathedral last night. More >>

Unitec to deliver foundation education for Police recruits

Friday, 17 April 2015, 3:48 pm | UNITEC

Unitec Institute of Technology is privileged to have been selected to deliver New Zealand Police's distance learning for new Police recruits across the country. More >>

A Culture of Success at King’s College

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 2:30 pm | King's College

A Culture of Success at King’s College King’s College rower Oliver Maclean credits a culture of success in his selection for Rowing New Zealand’s Under-18 North Island team. Sixteen-year-old Oliver, who has been selected as part of a crew of four, shows ... More >>

Decile Funding Review Must Consider Teacher Quality

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 2:21 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

The New Zealand Initiative has welcomed a review of the controversial decile funding system for schools, reported by the Sunday Star Times last weekend. Minister of Education Hekia Parata announced the government will review how it targets educational resources. More >>

Rainbow Warrior Focus for Visiting Research Fellow

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 11:53 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Bilateral Arbitration Treaty And Rainbow Warrior Focus for Visiting Research Fellow A proposed bilateral arbitration treaty and the 30th anniversary of the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior will be the focus of a visit from world leading international ... More >>

ANZ teams up with WelTec to encourage women into IT

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 4:52 pm | ANZ

ANZ bank is partnering with Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) to encourage more women to consider technology careers in the face of an industry shortage. More >>

Charter Schools: The Shroud of Secrecy continues

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 3:44 pm | Save Our Schools NZ

The Ministry of Education finally released the ERO Readiness Review of the Whangaruru charter school in February 2015, one complete year after the school opened. More >>

Otago research details 40 million-year-old family tree

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 3:11 pm | University of Otago

New University of Otago research is providing the most comprehensive picture of the evolutionary history of baleen whales, which are not only the largest animals ever to live on earth, but also among the most unusual. More >>

Medibank Community Fund Grant Will Help Students

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 12:07 pm | Medibank Health Solutions New Zealand

Medibank Community Fund Grant Will Help Students at Auckland Low Decile Schools Students at 34 low decile schools in the Auckland region will get help to build resilience to cope with difficult life experiences, thanks to a Medibank Community Fund grant. ... More >>

Bay Freight Courses Gaining Momentum Throughout the Country

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 11:27 am | Shine pr

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic is exporting its freight logistics courses into other regions around the country, due to high demand from industry and training providers. More >>

Graduate had research approved 20 minutes before earthquake

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 10:38 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury Māori doctoral student who graduates today had her research approved by the university 20 minutes before the February 2011 earthquake hit. More >>

Government playing politics with education announcement

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 4:58 pm | NZEI

NZEI says the Government is playing pre-Budget politics with its announcement today that it is building new schools and classrooms to cope with population growth. More >>

Students should engage with their communities

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 1:31 pm | University of Canterbury

University students should engage with their communities as part of the learning process when they get their degrees, University of Canterbury Associate Professor Billy O'Steen says. More >>

Tamaiti Whangai Team Graduate with Youth Work Degree

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 10:51 am | Weltec

David Lomax (Muaūpoko), Hinemoa Priest (Te Ati Awa, Nga Ruahine), and brother and sister Rangi and Susan Luke (Te Ati Awa, Ngati Maniapoto, Nga Ruahine) are today graduating with a Bachelor of Youth Development. More >>

Garden Marlborough launches new horticulture scholarship

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 10:28 am | Garden Marlborough

Garden Marlborough today launched the inaugural Garden Marlborough Scholarship to support students studying Level 4 Horticulture at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology. More >>

New Zealand’s First Youth Work Degree

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 9:53 am | Weltec

Youth worker Jessie Hitchcock is among the first cohort of students to complete the ground-breaking new Bachelor of Youth Development at Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec). More >>

Lincoln contesting megacity education market

Monday, 13 April 2015, 2:32 pm | Lincoln University

Lincoln’s forging of new ties in one of the world’s biggest cities shows it can hold its own in a strongly competitive recruitment environment, the University’s Business Development Manager Dr Samuel Yu says. More >>

FIGHT OBESITY: “Teach food literacy in schools” says charity

Monday, 13 April 2015, 10:36 am | Garden to Table Trust

The Garden to Table Trust is urging The Government to invest in the development of gardening and cooking food skills to fight obesity in New Zealand. More >>

Wellington Graduation on Tuesday 14 April

Monday, 13 April 2015, 10:28 am | Weltec

On behalf of Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) we invite you to attend the annual Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) graduation being held tomorrow at the Michael Fowler Centre Wellington. 2,460 people are being graduated. More >>

Call for Cantabs to think about future of water

Monday, 13 April 2015, 10:06 am | Lincoln University

Canterbury would have much to gain from improving its water management practices but needs more information on how land use affects the water supply, Waterways Centre director Jenny Webster-Brown said during a recent talk at Lincoln University. More >>

Smudge founder and Canterbury graduate makes award finals

Monday, 13 April 2015, 9:56 am | University of Canterbury

Smudge mobile app designer and University of Canterbury graduate Reuben Bijl is one of five finalists in the Young Achiever category of the New Zealand Hi Tech Awards. More >>

Computer classes to be held at Upper Hutt Central Library

Friday, 10 April 2015, 9:45 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Covering the basics, such as email, word processing, and internet security, Upper Hutt City Library is hosting a series of computer classes, starting on April 21. More >>

New tool will measure school boards’ progress in governing

Friday, 10 April 2015, 3:39 pm | NZSTA

The New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) is developing an online self-assessment tool that will allow individual boards of trustees to measure where they are at in terms of the governance of their school says NZSTA President Lorraine Kerr. More >>

Hoteliers promote safer driving

Friday, 10 April 2015, 3:11 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Accommodation providers around Palmerston North are helping overseas visitors learn New Zealand road rules thanks to information packs provided by Horizons Regional Council. More >>

Stop-motion animation KOMANEKO screens in April

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 4:59 pm | Massey University

The delightful tale of a curious cat who likes to make stop-motion films is the latest Japanese film to screen at Massey University’s Auckland campus on April 13. More >>

Massey And Lincoln Ag Student Numbers Up

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 1:46 pm | Beef And Lamb NZ

In recent years, agriculture has struggled to compete with some of the more glamorous career options available to young people. But the tide appears to be turning. More >>

Expertise helps achieve sustainability goals in Borneo

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 12:38 pm | Lincoln University

There may not be many Kiwi accents in the tropical forests of Borneo but the skills needed to sustainably manage them are found here. Lincoln University’s Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science in Sustainable Tropical Forest Management has been taught ... More >>

ITC students accepted into Disney World Cultural Exchange

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 10:45 am | International Travel College

When Taryn Brown started studying at the International Travel College (ITC), she had one dream in mind: to participate in the Disney World Cultural Exchange Program . Now, after months of hard work and determination, Taryn is one of eight excited ... More >>

Consortia for Māori and Pasifika trades training announced

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 10:07 am | Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

A new training consortium to encourage young Māori and Pasifika in the Bay of Plenty to become qualified in trades was announced by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce earlier this week. More >>

University and regional council combine for regional benefit

Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 7:09 pm | University of Waikato

Boosting the Waikato’s economic development and co-operation on freshwater management issues are the initial focus of a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between two key regional organisations. More >>

AUSA stands in solidarity with Garissa University

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 4:56 pm | Auckland University Students Association

The Auckland University Student’s Association (AUSA) stands in solidarity with the students and staff of Garissa University. More >>

Lone Pine seedlings to mark the 100th Anzac Day anniversary

Monday, 6 April 2015, 10:22 am | University of Canterbury

Three Turkish red pine seedlings from the original Lone Pine at Gallipoli will be planted around Christchurch on April 25 to commemorate the 100th Anzac Day anniversary later this month. More >>

Canterbury wins the new University Challenge TV series

Sunday, 5 April 2015, 1:00 pm | University of Canterbury

The new series marked the return of the long-running New Zealand television quiz show which ran between 1976 and 1989. Canterbury last won the series in 1988. Canterbury beat Victoria in the semi-finals and Auckland in the final yesterday. More >>

Charter school evaluation flawed

Saturday, 4 April 2015, 10:38 am | PPTA

The plan to assess whether charter schools are working will not look at the impact the schools are having and will be largely worthless, says PPTA President, Angela Roberts. More >>

National Library takes next step to modernise Services

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 4:29 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The timetable for changes to the National Library’s Services to Schools has been released by National Librarian Bill Macnaught. More >>

Design project explores post-quake resilience

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 3:57 pm | Lincoln University

A Lincoln University graduate who recently won a nationwide landscape design award has been praised for her “thought-provoking project” that focuses on increasing post-earthquake resilience in flood-prone Avonside. More >>

Amalgamation to improve AUT graduate work readiness

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 3:56 pm | AUT University

AUT University has announced the amalgamation of its School of Engineering and School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences in a move reflecting global trends to ensure better study and work opportunities for students. More >>

Web coding workshop to be hosted at Upper Hutt Central Libra

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 3:40 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

A free web coding workshop will be available for students aged 14 to 18 during the school holidays at Upper Hutt Central Library. More >>

 

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