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Social entrepreneurship takes centre stage in Chch

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 8:43 am | University of Canterbury

Christchurch will become the hub for social entrepreneurs over the next three days, with two events taking place to help create tomorrow’s changemakers. The two day Social Enterprise Challenge 2019 starts today, and on Saturday, a sold out audience ... More >>

Property Brokers’ new Waikato regional manager excited

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 8:33 am | Property Brokers

A real estate professional with a passion for provincial New Zealand has been appointed as Property Brokers’ Waikato Regional Manager. More >>

UA launches Foundation Studies Certificate

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 4:32 pm | University of Auckland

Students who want to progress to undergraduate study at the University of Auckland, the top-ranking university in New Zealand, can now do so via the new Foundation Studies Certificate at Taylors College, the Auckland-based pathways college run by international ... More >>

Time to back strong vision with funding

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 8:46 am | Tertiary Education Union

Tertiary education staff and students engaged energetically in the government’s education conversation and their hopes and dreams are imprinted in the Draft Tertiary Education Strategy released today . More >>

SIT students recipients of New Horizon for Women scholarship

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 5:03 pm | Southern Institute of Technology

Philanthropic national non-profit organisation New Horizons for Women:Hine Kahukura aims to help women by giving Second Chance, Special Purpose and Research for Women awards through their Trust. More >>

AUT Secures $13m in MBIE Endeavour Fund

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 1:01 pm | Auckland University of Technology

AUT researchers have secured $13m in funding through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Endeavour Fund. More >>

2018 school-leaver data published

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 10:12 am | Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education today published 2018 school leaver attainment data on its Education Counts website. More >>

Solutions to Online Hate weekend brings experts together

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 9:36 am | University of Canterbury

A workshop exploring ‘Research-based solutions to online hate and offline consequences’ organised by University of Canterbury (UC) academics quickly attracted a range of academics, experts, government officials and students. More >>

Healthy homework gets results: study

Monday, 16 September 2019, 3:47 pm | Auckland University of Technology

Most physical activity interventions for children are based in the schools; however, children typically engage in more sedentary activities and spend more time eating when at home. More >>

University of Waikato strengthens UK ties

Monday, 16 September 2019, 3:15 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Lancaster University in Lancashire, UK to further develop the existing relationship between the two institutions. More >>

Why women aren’t continuing in physics

Monday, 16 September 2019, 11:41 am | University of Auckland

Most high achieving female students studying physics at university choose to discontinue physics as a core subject, not because they aren’t good at physics, but because they pursue further study in the life sciences. More >>

Gift helps young scholar with disabilities

Monday, 16 September 2019, 11:31 am | University of Auckland

Having three auto-immune diseases as well as depression took such a toll on University of Auckland student Sarai McKay she had to take a year off to get well. More >>

Kaupapa Māori: Continuing traditions, acknowledging success

Friday, 13 September 2019, 5:16 pm | Te Kura

Te Kura has launched an exciting new learning area, Kaupapa Māori, which focuses on continuing traditions and acknowledging success in matauranga Māori. Te Kura successfully trialled Kaupapa Māori towards the end of 2018, with over 50 ākonga ... More >>

Scientists and iwi work together to name new plant species

Friday, 13 September 2019, 5:01 pm | Unitec

Auckland, 12 September 2019 -- A new species of alpine cress, discovered on the south-western slopes of Mt Ruapehu, has been given a species name derived from te reo Māori in full consultation with one of the local iwi, Ngāti Rangi. The name of the white ... More >>

Marlborough Association takes out President's Trophy

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 7:41 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

An impressive conservation focus by a little kindergarten in Picton has been recognised nationally by the NZ Kindergartens Association (NZK). More >>

Southland Kindergarten Association wins cultural award

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 7:39 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

Southland Kindergarten Association has been recognised as the national winner of the New Zealand Kindergartens’ (NZK) cultural award through its inspiring work to help children learn most effectively. More >>

Including New Zealand history in curriculum applauded

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 3:16 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Changes announced today by Government to the school curriculum to better reflect key aspects of New Zealand’s history have been welcomed by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief Historian Neill Atkinson. More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes Aotearoa history announcement

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 1:13 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes the Prime Minister’s announcement this morning that the teaching of Aotearoa's history in schools will become compulsory in 2022. More >>

AUT moves up another 50 places in world rankings

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 9:47 am | Auckland University of Technology

AUT is now firmly cemented as one of the world’s top teaching and research universities, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings released in London today. AUT is now in the top 300 universities in the world and in the top 50 for ... More >>

University of Auckland regains place in elite global top 200

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 8:29 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has regained its place in the world’s top 200 Universities, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) International rankings released today (Thursday 12 September NZ time). More >>

Promoting Whanganui as a destination

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 3:44 pm | Universal College Of Learning

UCOL and Whanganui & Partners teamed up to bring two Auckland secondary school students to Whanganui to experience UCOL Open Day and what the region has to offer. Kaipara College student Aria Perris won a trip for two to Whanganui as part of a ... More >>

Ambit and Reobot bring te reo Māori to conversational AI.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 3:04 pm | Ambit

Conversational artificial intelligence (CAI) company, Ambit, is partnering with Reobot Limited, who have created a conversational chat experience to help kiwis improve and practice te reo Māori. This partnership enables te reo capability to be rapidly ... More >>

Young people give Youth Guarantee the thumbs up

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 2:45 pm | Ako Aotearoa

Young people involved in Youth Guarantee rate the programme highly according to a two-year project exploring their perceptions and experiences of the government-funded initiative. More >>

ITENZ Excellence Award 2019 - winners announced

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 2:13 pm | Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand

In Auckland last night, a Manawatu hairdressing provider scooped the top prize at the Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand Awards. More >>

1869 The Year That Was - Special Collections Exhibition

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 1:55 pm | University of Otago

On 3 June 1869 , the University of Otago Ordinance 1869 became law. This meant that the newly established University became a corporate body with power to grant degrees. This was a significant first for New Zealand. Two years later, with a building secured ... More >>

Rotorua Boys’ High bags Supreme Award at 2019 PM’s Awards

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 8:19 pm | Ministry of Education

Rotorua Boys’ High bags Supreme Award at 2019 PM’s Education Awards Source: Ministry of Education More >>

SIT Educators tutors selected to make presentation

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 4:47 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

Johanna Rhodes, Southern Institute of Technology, Head of School of Nursing and Mary McMillan Paper Coordinator for the Bachelor of Nursing Year Two, Professional Issues, and Year Three, Clinical Practicum in the mental health practice settings ... More >>

Philanthropist encourages future entrepreneurs

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 10:54 am | University of Auckland

Philanthropist and entrepreneur Tony Falkenstein believes in the power of business to positively impact on people’s lives. So much so, he is donating $600,000 to the University of Auckland Business School to fund up to 14 top students to travel ... More >>

UCOL Educational Performance Results

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 9:19 am | Universal College Of Learning

The Tertiary Education Commission has released 2018 educational performance results of all Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics across the country. UCOL out-performed the sector average in three out of the four key indicators. More >>

The biggest questions of all – panel hosted by Kim Hill

Monday, 9 September 2019, 2:09 pm | University of Auckland

Space exploration and the search for alien life is the topic of a panel discussion at the University of Auckland hosted by RNZ’s Kim Hill. More >>

Plateau School wins Mayoral World Smokefree Day poster comp

Monday, 9 September 2019, 1:40 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

What does your smokefree world look like? This was the challenge put out to all Upper Hutt primary schools last term in the Mayoral World Smokefree Day poster competition. More >>

Wit and eroticism of the Greek Symposium, revealed

Monday, 9 September 2019, 9:56 am | University of Canterbury

The average party in 2019 would look rather tame alongside a Classical Greek symposium. What the Greeks got up to on these boozy social occasions is the subject of an illustrated talk at the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities on 13 September. More >>

NZ Kindergarten life membership awarded

Saturday, 7 September 2019, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

Former NZ Kindergarten (NZK) President Frank Bourgeois has been awarded a life membership for his service to the kindergarten movement. More >>

NZ Kindergartens honours Helen McNaughten

Saturday, 7 September 2019, 11:13 am | New Zealand Kindergartens

Napier woman Helen McNaughten has been recognised for her contribution to the NZ Kindergarten (NZK) Board at today’s annual general meeting. More >>

UC students optimise Chch Airport’s parking

Friday, 6 September 2019, 5:47 pm | University of Canterbury

Ideas to use more detailed customer segments and profiles to improve parking options have taken the top spots this evening after a 48 hour data hackathon held at the airport. More >>

3 new NZ Kindergarten Association board members announced

Friday, 6 September 2019, 5:00 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

Three new members have been elected on to the NZ Kindergartens Board to ensure representation from local associations, Board President James Patea said today. More >>

Science and Religion: are they compatible?

Friday, 6 September 2019, 12:13 pm | University of Canterbury

Both science and religion seek after truth. But are they compatible? Can belief in God and belief in science be combined into one worldview? More >>

From Bugs to Bots to Building – Unitec’s Annual Open Day

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 8:35 pm | UNITEC

From Bugs to Bots to Building – Unitec’s Annual Open Day Showcases Real-World Learning More >>

New Snowsports Scholarship For Wanaka Kids

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 5:19 pm | Holy Family School Wanaka

Children from a Wanaka school now have easier access to their annual snow sports programme thanks to a new scholarship fund. More >>

More action, less complacency needed to prevent bullying

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 4:05 pm | NZ School Trustees Association

The New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) agrees with the Children’s Commissioner that more action is needed to address bullying in schools. More >>

New college from international partnership

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 3:37 pm | University of Auckland

Three years of cooperative effort have paid off, with the University of Auckland today joining forces with Northeast Forestry University (NEFU) in China, to partner in a new college approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education. More >>

Community backs live-in total-immersion Reo Māori strategy

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 2:12 pm | Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Four Māori language students will be immersed for three months in a groundbreaking full-time live-in programme in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. The initiative includes not only formal teaching and learning, but, significantly, the involvement of the ... More >>

Teacher supply relief package welcomed

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 10:44 am | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

The Education Minister’s moves to help relieve the shortage of early childhood teachers is a good start, says Te Rito Maioha Chief Executive Kathy Wolfe. More >>

Teacher supply package a positive signal

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 8:33 am | New Zealand Kindergartens

The Education Minister’s announcement about a package to support early childhood education teacher supply was a good signal, NZ Kindergartens Chief Executive Jill Bond said today. More >>

Secondary students show off cooking and hospitality skills

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 3:59 pm | Universal College Of Learning

Aspiring chefs, bakers, baristas, and mixologists showed off their skills in UCOL’s annual Secondary Schools Hospitality Competitions Competitions were held at UCOL’s Manawatū, Whanganui, and Wairarapa campuses, with students making their best cupcakes, ... More >>

Daily school lunches should be plant-based

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 8:33 am | SAFE For Animals

The Animal rights organisation SAFE is recommending the Government provides healthy, climate-friendly, plant-based food in its recently announced daily school lunch trial. More >>

Over 130 academic staff taking strike action at Wintec

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 7:34 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The message from striking Wintec workers is simple – it’s time for a fair return on our work. More >>

UC recognises the School Strike 4 Climate NZ

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 5:01 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae Professor Cheryl de la Rey recognises the School Strike 4 Climate NZ on Friday 27 September. “Our staff have signalled the importance of addressing climate change in recent feedback for ... More >>

SAE Auckland Introduces New Selection Criteria for 2020

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 10:43 am | SAE NZ

Studying at SAE Creative Media Institute (SAE Auckland) has never been more popular. With a world-class range of programmes in Screen, Music and Audio Production, SAE’s hands-on, practical, studio-based curriculum means only limited spaces for each intake ... More >>

Data sets and counter-insurgency: summer school in Chicago

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 9:18 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury (UC) student spent an American summer researching how insurgents in Afghanistan modify their terrorism techniques. More >>

Nutters resurrected at Ministry of Education

Monday, 2 September 2019, 2:07 pm | Tai Tokerau Principals' Association

“Nutters resurrected at the Ministry of Education! says Te Tai Tokerau Principals’ Association President, Pat Newman. More >>

Brave new digital world – are we ready?

Monday, 2 September 2019, 1:53 pm | University of Auckland

An accelerating avalanche of technological breakthroughs in areas like artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics has already changed how we do things, so where does that leave the global workforce? More >>

Let's Get Learning

Monday, 2 September 2019, 11:53 am | Adult and Community Education

More that 200 events are planned for this week’s celebration of adult learning Ahurei Ākonga. Organisers of the festival have issued a call to action - Let’s Get Learning! and during the week they are showcasing what’s on offer in Aotearoa, ... More >>

University pledges to stand with their students

Friday, 30 August 2019, 4:15 pm | School Strike 4 Climate

Today, one of New Zealand's Universities has announced its support for the NZ Strike for Climate day of action on September 27th. More >>

Early literacy success is critical to children’s wellbeing

Friday, 30 August 2019, 1:42 pm | University of Canterbury

Early literacy success is critical to children’s wellbeing A Better Start National Science Challenge team have been researching effective ways to accelerate early reading and writing success for children who enter school with lower levels of oral language. ... More >>

Māori and Pasifika scholars remain severely underrepresented

Friday, 30 August 2019, 9:03 am | The Conversation

(Headline abbreviated, original headline: Māori and Pasifika scholars remain severely under-represented in New Zealand universities) More >>

Superstar sought to help kids avoid the ‘summer slide’

Friday, 30 August 2019, 8:59 am | Taitokerau Education Trust

August 29, 2019 A Northland trust is on a mission to keep students in a cluster of low-decile schools learning this summer – and they’re looking for someone to make it happen. Taitokerau Education Trust Executive Officer Liz Cassidy-Nelson says ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes trial of free school lunch scheme

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 3:25 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes the announcement today of a free school lunch scheme trial. More >>

Early Childhood Learning from campus or home

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 1:36 pm | Universal College Of Learning

A focus for the polytechnic sector is developing accessible learning options for professional students. The challenge is in making it work for people whether they are on campus, at home or work. More >>

MySkill provides free course on Enabling Good Lives

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 12:19 pm | MySkill

MySkill, an NZQA registered private training establishment, has worked with Geneva Healthcare, HealthCare NZ and subject matter experts from within the disability community to develop an Enabling Good Lives (EGL) eLearning. More >>



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