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Funding slashes in early childhood education astounding

Friday, 24 March 2017, 4:56 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) says that, if accurate, new research quantifying slashes to funding for early childhood education (ECE) is astounding. More >>

Student entrepreneurs get lift-off from industry experts

Friday, 24 March 2017, 4:43 pm | Wintec

Wintec students will get the opportunity to bring their business ideas or existing businesses to life in ways they never thought possible through a new opportunity supported by Wintec and Soda Inc. More >>

Hospitality Study Options Expanding in Wellington

Friday, 24 March 2017, 3:41 pm | Weltec

WelTec’s internationally recognised School of Hospitality is expanding the range of programmes it offers following the success of a new Advanced Diploma in Cookery. More >>

Whakatau to welcome new Māori students to Ara

Friday, 24 March 2017, 1:36 pm | Ara Institute

Ara and Ngāi Tūāhuriri are set to welcome close to 500 ‘first year, first time’ Māori students and their whānau on Friday, 24 March at Te Puna Wānaka, City Campus Christchurch. Last week, Ara and Ngāti Huirapa welcomed all new students and staff ... More >>

Making children proud to be Great KIWI learners

Friday, 24 March 2017, 12:10 pm | University of Canterbury

Measuring children’s progress in New Zealand schools has just become a bit more distinctly and competitively KIWI. More >>

Shiny new coffee machines herald upgrades at Oamaru Campus

Friday, 24 March 2017, 10:34 am | Ara Institute

The wifi has been upgraded and all the classrooms have new furniture, but it’s the new barista machines that have created a buzz at Ara Institute of Canterbury’s Oamaru Campus. More >>

Government cuts cost ECE $260 million this year

Friday, 24 March 2017, 9:42 am | NZEI

New research shows the Government has cut $260 million a year off funding for Early Childhood Education, as NZEI Te Riu Roa launches a pledge to restore funding and quality to the sector. More >>

Wet feet on World Water Day

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 4:05 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Teachers from ten Bay of Plenty Schools got their feet wet yesterday, as they learnt how to assess stream health and teach students about freshwater use and impacts. More >>

More space needed for industry training in report

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 3:57 pm | Careerforce

Industry training should play greater role in preparing New Zealand school-leavers for the workforce, says the head of Industry Training Organisation, Careerforce. More >>

Freshly Minted Graduates to Shine

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 2:25 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Newly capped EIT graduates celebrate their success in Napier on 30-31 March, parading through city streets cheered on by family, friends and well-wishers who have supported them on their learning journeys. More >>

MPs asked to Have a Heart

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 1:35 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Hundreds of heartfelt messages from children all over New Zealand will be delivered to Parliament on Thursday, as MPs are asked to sign a pledge to restore quality and funding to Early Childhood Education. More >>

New Zealand Tertiary College Celebrates 35 Years

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 11:07 am | New Zealand Tertiary College

The largest early childhood teacher education provider in New Zealand is marking a significant milestone in 2017. New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) is celebrating its 35 year anniversary as a leader in the early childhood education sector and diversifying ... More >>

Beware of Centaurs (and others) Bearing Rocks

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 10:14 am | University of Canterbury

An upcoming University of Canterbury public guest lecture, Beware of Centaurs (and others) Bearing Rocks, has been thousands of years in the making. More >>

National’s tertiary education experiment is failing

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 5:44 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Putting 17 people at risk of losing their jobs and denying students the opportunity to learn valuable skills in the arts and social sciences is far too high a price to pay for the government to continue its failing experiment in market-based approaches ... More >>

On World Water Day, pre-school kids learn to save 20

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 3:35 pm | Watercare Services

As Aucklanders continue to come together to reduce their water use and ‘save 20’ everyday, one daycare in Central Auckland is getting on the bandwagon by teaching water conservation to its youngest kids. More >>

Advancing Pacific Social Work Symposium

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 2:36 pm | Massey University

For the first time, a Pacific region-wide gathering designed specifically to address Pacific social work, will be held in Fiji next week. More >>

Study describes what helps and hinders Māori success

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 12:54 pm | University of Otago

Māori university graduates describe whānau (family) support as the top factor that helped them to complete their qualifications, while family responsibilities and commitments made completion of their studies more difficult, according to research ... More >>

Apprenticeship scheme tackles skills shortage

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 12:04 pm | Waikato District Council

An apprenticeship programme in the Waikato District is playing its part to address the skills shortage in the New Zealand roading industry following the graduation of its first intake last month. More >>

Learning the mechanics of biomechanics

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:42 am | Massey University

What do a rugby scrum, hip replacement surgery and a game of Wii bowling all have in common? What about rising from a chair, jumping on a trampoline, or making a bed? More >>

Urban students go beyond the farm gate

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 10:59 am | Careers New Zealand

Today up to seventy Year 10 students from six Hawke’s Bay secondary schools will attend the Hawke’s Bay “Behind the Farm Gate” Industry Big Day Out in Patoka. More >>

UC earthquake researcher receives PM’s science honour

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 4:49 pm | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury professor leading worldwide research into the effects of ground-shaking caused by earthquakes has been presented with one of New Zealand’s top science prizes. More >>

Students Support Waikato Medical School

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 4:34 pm | Waikato Students' Union

March 23, 2017 – Waikato Students’ Union President William Lewis is pleased to announce the Union’s support of the University of Waikato’s proposed medical school. More >>

Court Rules No Māori Total Immersion School for Child

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 4:27 pm | Maori Television

A family court has ruled a seven year old girl be removed from her reo Māori school because her father doesn't speak Māori and feels excluded. More >>

Tertiary education must be a public good for all Kiwis

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 12:49 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today’s report from the Productivity Commission - New models of tertiary education clearly outlines that the changes the National-led government have made to tertiary education have done more harm than good. More >>

New Research Professor at EIT

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 12:30 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Widely acclaimed for his achievements in promoting Māori health, David Tipene-Leach is EIT’s newly appointed Professor of Māori and Indigenous Research. More >>

High School Students on the Ball in Learning Robotics

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:58 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

While Star Wars’ legends C_3PO and R2-D2 may not be quaking in their metal boots, Hawke’s Bay Schools Trades Academy students are designing and building ‘robots’ that are smart enough to play ball. More >>

Opportunities lost as government ignores expertise

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:08 am | PPTA

The government has ignored children, parents, teachers and other education experts by only making minor and technical changes to the Education (Update) Amendment Bill. This is not a good way to create legislation, and is a lost opportunity to take proactive ... More >>

Ed Collective Warns of Financial Peril following Report

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:05 am | ed.collective

Ed Collective, a social enterprise advocating for better learning experiences in New Zealand warns that generations of Kiwis could face long-term financial peril as the Productivity Commission recommends the introduction of interest on student ... More >>

My future - By Khalais Waerea

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 10:42 am | Khalais Waerea

So, I’m in my last year of high school, an exciting yet daunting part of my life. Exciting in the sense that I become an adult, somewhat free of the ropes that have been wrapped around me my whole life, and daunting in the sense that I can’t run ... More >>

Ed. Collective Warns of Financial Peril following Report

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 10:36 am | Ed. Collective

Ed Collective, a social enterprise advocating for better learning experiences in New Zealand warns that generations of Kiwis could face long-term financial peril as the Productivity Commission recommends the introduction of interest on student ... More >>

Productivity Commission report fails NZ

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 10:00 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

The Productivity Commission has again failed to understand the real challenges facing New Zealand’s universities and is trying to fix what’s not broken while ignoring things that are. More >>

Report shows gamble with tertiary education would fail

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 9:48 am | Tertiary Education Union

Tertiary education Minister Paul Goldsmith would be taking a reckless gamble with Kiwis’ futures if he adopts the recommendations of the Productivity Commission’s report [1] into the future of the sector, sending a clear signal ahead of the election ... More >>

Productivity Commission Report a Missed Opportunity

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 9:45 am | New Zealand Union of Students' Associations

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) is disappointed by the recommendations in the Productivity Commission’s final report on new models of tertiary education, released today. More >>

Ako Aotearoa Welcomes Focus on Teaching Excellence

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 9:19 am | Ako Aotearoa

Ako Aotearoa, New Zealand’s Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence, welcomed the attention given to teaching quality in the final report from the Productivity Commisson’s inquiry into new models of tertiary education, released today. More >>

Financial literacy for students - New partnership launches

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 9:16 am | Equifax

AUCKLAND, March 20, 2017 – Educating school students on the pros and cons of credit so they become more financially savvy is driving a new partnership which will be launched at Murray’s Bay Intermediate School in Auckland today. More >>

New models of tertiary education are coming, ready or not

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 9:03 am | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission released its final report New models of tertiary education today. More >>

Calls from youth for consent education in schools supported

Monday, 20 March 2017, 4:30 pm | Sexual Abuse Prevention Network

Specialist sexual violence prevention organisation, Sexual Abuse Prevention Network supports the calls from secondary school students for compulsory consent education in schools. More >>

Under 5 Fest - Celebrate Science through Play!

Monday, 20 March 2017, 3:57 pm | Science Alive

Science Alive's annual Under 5 Fest begins tomorrow Tuesday, 21st March and will be running through till Sunday 26th March - located at Table Tennis Canterbury (Blenheim Road), our popular kids Science Festival will be better than ever! More >>

Vetting charges will put more pressure on schools

Monday, 20 March 2017, 12:41 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

New police vetting charges for schools will end up costing children as the Government's funding freeze forces schools to dip into curriculum or staffing to meet any extra costs, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Kids a little wilder this school holidays

Monday, 20 March 2017, 12:25 pm | Sustainability Trust

There won’t be any pig hunting, but the Wilderkids school holiday programme will still be a little bit wilder than the rest. More >>

Education worth multi-millions to Bay

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:40 am | Hastings District Council

Educating youngsters from across the world is worth $29 million a year to Hawke’s Bay, figures released last week show. More >>

Better future through literacy and numeracy programme

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:18 am | Te Wananga o Aotearoa

Prison graduates are laying the foundations for a better future thanks to a Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (TWoA) literacy and numeracy programme. More >>

Parents “heartbroken” that Education Ministry misled them

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:00 am | Salisbury School

Strong legal case that the closure of Salisbury School would be a breach of human rights More >>

‘Project Rodent’ training launched

Monday, 20 March 2017, 10:17 am | Northland Regional Council

More than 20 students from three schools gathered in Whangarei recently to gain hands-on knowledge of controlling pest rats and mice as the Enviroschools programme offered its first ‘Project Rodent’ . More >>

First Masters graduates capped for the Aniva Programme

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 3:03 pm | Aniva

Today, the Aniva programme will celebrate the first graduation where three graduands will be awarded the inaugural Master of Professional Practice (Leadership) by Whitireia Community Polytechnic. More >>

Attestation Parade for Wing 303 Recruits

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 4:42 pm | New Zealand Police

Wing 303 will be graduating this Thursday 16 March, 2017, at the Royal New Zealand Police College. More >>

ECE advocates say vaccination should not be required

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 4:24 pm | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) strongly believes children should be immunised as the weight of scientific evidence demonstrating the benefits of vaccination is overwhelming. However, the organisation does not recommend it should be a requirement ... More >>

Anti-Muslim attitudes not the Kiwi way

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 4:02 pm | Massey University

Muslim New Zealanders are just normal ¬New Zealanders, the woman at the centre of a widely publicised anti-Muslim attack in Huntly has told Massey University students. More >>

Victoria establishes Faculty of Health

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 10:35 am | Victoria University of Wellington

The Faculty will bring together existing researchers and teachers from across the University, and will focus on non-clinical, non-medical subjects such as health promotion, health policy and health service delivery as well as other subjects to be announced. More >>

More in-school support is needed to deal with rape culture

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 10:27 am | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

The NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC) wants action in schools to prevent one in four girls and one in six boys from experiencing sexual assault in New Zealand. More >>

Students join TEU in calling for fair pay at Auckland Uni

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 4:02 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Responding to Auckland University Students’ Association’s statement [1] in support of Thursday’s fair pay strike [2], John Egan, Academic co-president of the TEU at Auckland University, said: More >>

The art of listening is at the heart of democracy

Monday, 13 March 2017, 5:26 pm | Massey University

How do you encourage people to listen to views that clash with their own, especially around issues like inequality and poverty that can be easy to ignore and uncomfortable to face? More >>

‘Transformation’ underway

Monday, 13 March 2017, 11:40 am | Lincoln University

Lincoln University’s eight-strong Transformation Board has held its first meeting under the chairmanship of Sir Maarten Wevers. More >>

New ways of learning at Te Papa with cutting-edge technology

Monday, 13 March 2017, 11:03 am | Te Papa

Te Papa has transformed its learning programmes and space, creating Hīnātore, a new learning lab. More >>

Employment-Ready Digital Media Trainees

Monday, 13 March 2017, 10:37 am | FutureYou

Auckland based company FutureYou has launched an innovative initiative to teach university graduates specific skills for entry roles in the digital media industry. These are for companies such as media publishers, sales networks, media agencies and marketers ... More >>

Playcentre goes the extra mile for the kids

Monday, 13 March 2017, 8:58 am | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

This week 46 Playcentres in Christchurch and across Canterbury are taking tag to whole new level in what is undoubtedly The Greatest Game of Tag. This epic venture plots out the story of Playcentre, while celebrating community and kiwi spirit. More >>

Learning from recent earthquakes

Friday, 10 March 2017, 4:43 pm | University of Canterbury

After the magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Canterbury on 4 September 2010, most media reports initially claimed that no lives had been lost. In fact, this first earthquake killed at least 3000 chickens, eight cows, one dog, a lemur and 150 aquarium fish, ... More >>

University of Canterbury student numbers increase for 2017

Friday, 10 March 2017, 2:18 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury campus is booming once again, reflecting the increase in enrolments to attend UC in 2017, with an especially significant rise in international students. More >>

RLWC2017 and NZRL launch Rugby League Education Resource

Friday, 10 March 2017, 2:09 pm | Rugby League World Cup

New Zealand Sport and Recreation Minister Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman today launched the Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) Education Resource as part of the tournament’s legacy programme. More >>

Z scholarship recipients show what’s possible

Friday, 10 March 2017, 2:00 pm | Z Energy

Z Energy’s first ever scholarship recipients are graduating today with bachelor degrees, as Z works to help frontline staff have options for careers beyond the forecourt. More >>

 

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