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New Zealand Universities Tumble Down World Rankings

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 2:09 pm | NZUSA

The Times Higher Education rankings released today show New Zealand universities are not keeping pace with the rest of the world. The fall in rankings can be attributed to inadequate funding compared to international best practice. More >>

New opportunities for elite athletes

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 1:23 pm | University of Waikato

With the Waikato region fast becoming a major centre for high performance sport, the University of Waikato has signed Memorandums of Understanding with BikeNZ and Triathlon NZ. More >>

Auckland Uni Press Book Wins Prestigious History Award

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 10:23 am | Auckland University Press

Congratulations to Professor Peter Holland who has won the 2014 Archives and Records Association of New Zealand (ARANZ) Ian Wards Prize for his major new account of Pākehā and the land in New Zealand. More >>

World University Rankings 2014-15

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 10:21 am | The Times Higher Education

Concern for New Zealand as its only top-200 university, University of Auckland, falls down the rankings - California Institute of Technology holds on to the world number one spot for the fourth consecutive year, ahead of Harvard University in second and ... More >>

New Zealand universities still in top 3% globally

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 9:36 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

New Zealand universities still in top 3% globally New Zealand universities still rank in the top 3% world-wide despite slippage in the latest tables says the Acting Chair of Universities New Zealand Professor Harlene Hayne. Under the Times Higher ... More >>

A Man’s Best Friend in Antarctica

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 9:27 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury (UC) historian will recount the special role that dogs have played in Antarctic operations at a public talkon Sunday (5 October) at New Zealand’s premiere IceFest festival. More >>

PhD student’s bravery pays off with thesis award

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 5:25 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland PhD graduate Dr Lina Gonzalez had such a strong desire for the people in her thesis to be heard she interviewed her subjects in parts of her native Colombia still controlled by armed rebels. More >>

PPTA's EDUCANZ battle continues

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 5:04 pm | PPTA

The legislation around the government’s EDUCANZ body is so sloppy it is impossible to know what kind of monster will eventually be unleashed, says PPTA president Angela Roberts. More >>

UCOL Chief Executive Appointment

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 4:37 pm | UCOL

Leeza Boyce has been appointed as UCOL’s new Chief Executive to succeed Paul McElroy upon his retirement in December. UCOL Chair, Malcolm Inglis, said that he is delighted to make the announcement on behalf of the UCOL Council, and is thrilled with the ... More >>

New scholarship for Pacific students

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 4:24 pm | University of Waikato

Pacific people with leadership potential are being encouraged to apply for a new University of Waikato scholarship funded by the estate of the late Morrinsville accountant and farmer Edna Money. More >>

Lecture will debate the future of universities

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 3:06 pm | University of Auckland

Cambridge University’s Professor Stefan Collini, a world leader in intellectual history and English literature, is giving a public lecture on the future of universities at the University of Auckland Titled “What’s happening to universities? Historical ... More >>

Three first places at the national Young Designer Awards

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 3:01 pm | ACG Strathallan

1 October 2014, Karaka. ACG Strathallan is thrilled with the Young Designer Awards 2014 results. The design students have scooped three 1st placings and with seven of the ten ACG Strathallan entrants receiving a place the school is consistently ... More >>

Study aims to find human impact of living wage

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 2:50 pm | Massey University

The final stage of Massey University’s living wage research project kicks off today with the launch of the ‘Waging Well’ survey, which will focus on what a living wage means for workers. More >>

Awanuiarangi agrees to pay settlement to TEC

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 2:46 pm | Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi (Awanuiarangi) has agreed to pay $5.9m settlement with the Tertiary Education Commission concerning funding overpayments for the Hei Manaaki – Māori Tourism Certificate. Awanuiārangi has been in discussions with ... More >>

New team to lead NZEI fight for quality public education

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 2:08 pm | NZEI

The Annual Conference of NZEI Te Riu Roa today elected Louise Green, Principal of Khandallah School as President to lead the union’s fight for quality public education. More >>

Extending architecture’s humanitarian role

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 1:47 pm | University of Auckland

A student whose goal is to extend architecture’s humanitarian role was awarded a PhD in Architecture at the University of Auckland’s Spring Graduation this week. More >>

Bold new building for Engineering and Architectural Studies

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 1:30 pm | CPIT

CPIT’s new Engineering and Architectural Studies building will inspire future generations of engineers and architectural designers with an elegant facility designed to reflect innovative learning and teaching. More >>

Sargeson Lecture to Feature Award-Winning Novelist

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 1:21 pm | University of Waikato

Taking an imaginary place and making it seem real is something which novelist and short-story writer Catherine Chidgey is extremely good at. It’s this idea of place in her writing that she will address at the 12th annual Frank Sargeson Memorial Lecture ... More >>

Investigation at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi completed

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:36 pm | Tertiary Education Commission

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) have completed an investigation into practices at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi (TWWOA) including the delivery of the National Certificate in Māori Tourism (Hei ... More >>

School Funding Failing Vulnerable Students

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:02 pm | PPTA

Schools with the greatest needs get too little to meet those needs, says PPTA president Angela Roberts. More >>

ACG Expands Its Tertiary And Careers Division

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:01 am | ACG Group

Academic Colleges Group (ACG), New Zealand’s leading independent educational services provider, has significantly expanded its Tertiary and Careers Division with the acquisition of New Zealand Management Academies (NZMA). More >>

Business leader honoured

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 10:39 am | Waikato University

One of New Zealand’s leading businessmen is to receive the University of Waikato’s most prestigious award of Honorary Doctorate. More >>

Graduation Night For IT Students

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 10:10 am | Computer Power Plus

CPP Graduate Jodie Buckland with family and friends. Jodie graduated with a Diploma in Software Development (Level 5). More >>

Victoria researcher awarded prestigious fellowship

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 5:39 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University of Wellington researcher is among a small group of leading New Zealand scientists to receive Rutherford Discovery Fellowships. More >>

DOC appoints Lincoln Professor as Chief Science Advisor

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 1:43 pm | Lincoln University

Lincoln University Professor of Environmental Management Ken Hughey has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Science Advisor with the Department of Conservation (DOC). More >>

Otago Polytechnic Australasian sustainability award finalist

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 1:12 pm | Otago Polytechnic

The ongoing success of Otago Polytechnic’s comprehensive sustainability strategy has been recognised with a nomination in the prestigious 2014 Green Gown Awards Australasia. More >>

Seaworthy ships and stormy seas - PPTA annual conference

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 12:43 pm | PPTA

Pirates, privateers, seaworthy ships and stormy seas all featured in PPTA president Angela Roberts' nautically themed opening speech to the association's annual conference this morning. More >>

Barnardos to develop 21st century childcare service

Monday, 29 September 2014, 5:03 pm | Barnardos

Barnardos, through support from the Akina Foundation, is to develop a high quality flexible childcare service to assist parents to enter and stay in the workforce. More >>

Kawerau: Work Experience gets Glowing Reviews

Monday, 29 September 2014, 3:03 pm | Kawerau District Council

The Work/Life Pathways Programme has been getting glowing reviews from students and employees alike as the first group of students go through the programme and get a genuine experience of industrial work in Kawerau. More >>

Committed to Primary Industries

Monday, 29 September 2014, 2:45 pm | Aoraki Polytechnic

Agricultural education is being given a huge boost in Mid-Canterbury with new programmes being rolled out by Aoraki Polytechnic. More >>

Colouring Competition winner gets awesome Go Bag

Monday, 29 September 2014, 2:38 pm | Thames Coromandel District Council

Te Puru School student Istari Sta received a welcome surprise at her classroom when she was presented with an awesome Go Bag prize last week. More >>

S.I.T Hairdressing Competition

Monday, 29 September 2014, 2:34 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

Bells and whistles were all go last Friday at the Southern Institute of Technology when the Certificate in Elementary Hair Design students took part in the Creative Long Hair Competition. More >>

Bachelor of Nursing Māori students ready

Monday, 29 September 2014, 2:12 pm | Whitireia

The third cohort of graduands from the Bachelor of Nursing Māori programme at Whitireia will be celebrating their success at a graduation ceremony this week at the Porirua campus. More >>

Children can build their idea of ‘decent homes’ for Habitat

Monday, 29 September 2014, 1:57 pm | Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Invercargill is holding its second annual Build Challenge, on Tuesday 7 October. More >>

TEU elects Sandra Grey president

Monday, 29 September 2014, 1:47 pm | Tertiary Education Union

TEU members have voted Dr Sandra Grey to return as their national president for the next two years. Grey, who was previously president during 2011-2012, is a senior lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington in social and public policy. More >>

Kick off Money Week by attending a CAP Money Course

Monday, 29 September 2014, 10:33 am | Christians Against Poverty

Kick off Money Week by attending a CAP Money Course Life South set to run CAP Money in Early October 2014 More >>

UCOL Carpentry Students Know No Boundaries

Saturday, 27 September 2014, 12:45 pm | UCOL

Certificate in Carpentry students have gained plenty of hands-on fence building experience recently – a whole 200 metres of it. More >>

Tauranga's Café Scientifique hits record attendees of 150

Friday, 26 September 2014, 5:32 pm | University of Waikato

September’s Café Scientifique hit a record of 150 people attending the meeting with guest speaker Dr Marcus Wilson, Faculty of Science and Engineering from the University of Waikato. He explained how different patterns of electrical activity ... More >>

Rare Gandhi photos in Albany campus exhibition

Friday, 26 September 2014, 5:13 pm | Massey University

Seldom seen photographs of prominent Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi will be on show at Massey’s Albany campus library for 10 days. More >>

Tailoring Japanese language teaching for Gen Z

Friday, 26 September 2014, 3:15 pm | Massey University

Creating language communities and using animated visual tools to teach grammar were among ideas canvassed during a weekend workshop for Japanese language teachers held at the Manawatū campus recently. More >>

Canterbury High Schools Compete in Electric Vehicle Race

Friday, 26 September 2014, 12:30 pm | EVolocity

Sixteen schools from around Canterbury have spent months gearing up to demonstrate their electric vehicle abilities at EVolocity on Sunday 30 November at Ruapuna Speedway in Christchurch. Designing and building their own vehicles from scratch, the students ... More >>

Otago researchers seek parents for survey of school costs

Friday, 26 September 2014, 12:21 pm | University of Otago

According to the Education Act, all New Zealand children have a right to free primary and secondary education[i]. New Zealand isn't unusual in this regard. The majority of the world's children have a right to a basic education according to the laws of ... More >>

New Zealand’s energy landscape in 2050

Friday, 26 September 2014, 12:15 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

A group of Victoria University of Wellington students will spend the summer developing an interactive website that will allow the public and government organisations to see how the energy choices we make today will impact New Zealand in 2050. More >>

UC selected for Samsung research

Friday, 26 September 2014, 11:41 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury research may shortly be helping elite sportspeople, adrenaline junkies and even nervous brides and grooms share their emotions during an event through a new form of wearable teleconferencing. More >>

Payment was for payroll errors, not compensation

Friday, 26 September 2014, 11:18 am | Ministry of Education

A report in this morning’s Dominion Post claiming a $252,100 payment to the PPTA included payment for hurt and humiliation is wrong. More >>

Otago Blues and Golds Awards

Friday, 26 September 2014, 11:14 am | OUSA

The highest honours OUSA can bestow to students who have excelled in Sport, Culture, or services to these, the University of Otago Blues and Golds Awards, were announced at a ceremony last night. More >>

Sancta Maria College chefs take out national title

Friday, 26 September 2014, 11:10 am | MAGGI Kitchen Showdown

Four Sancta Maria College budding chefs are tasting sweet success after taking out the national title of the MAGGI Kitchen Showdown, an intermediate schools cooking competition, and winning $5,000 for their school. More >>

Taniwhas Get Taste Of NorthTec

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 5:13 pm | NorthTec

The Northland Taniwhas enjoyed a slice of NorthTec life when they visited the Raumanga campus for a special “taster day”. NorthTec is the Northland Rugby Union’s (NRU) educational partner, with both organisations keen to help team members plan ... More >>

Christchurch School Goes Viral

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 5:05 pm | Mental Health Foundation

We’re thrilled to announce that Christchurch’s Hillmorton High School has taken out first prize in the Mental Heath Foundation’s inaugural Words Hurt YouTube Competition. More >>

New manager brings a wealth of experience to Taruna College

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 4:08 pm | Taruna Essential Education

After just one week in her role, new Taruna College manager Trish Giddens says she knows already that she is going to enjoy the position. More >>

University a finalist in Australasian sustainability awards

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 2:00 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 Green Gown Awards Australasia. The university is one of four finalists in the Best Newcomer category for its programme “Waste Innovation, from campus to community: using waste ... More >>

AUT Students And Make-a-Wish Collaborate

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 1:47 pm | Make A Wish NZ

AUT Students And Make-a-Wish New Zealand Collaborate on a Goal to Establish Annual Appeal Day. More >>

Website Election Queries Different to Media Focus

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 1:45 pm | Massey University

An online web platform that enabled voters to ask questions of candidates in the lead up to the general election found the issues that received the most queries were different to those that dominated the news headlines. More >>

Explosion of fun for Bay of Plenty Polytechnic students

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 1:41 pm | Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic students enjoyed the chance to ‘payback’ their favourite tutors yesterday, bombing them with colourful corn flour ahead of Tauranga’s inaugural Colour Dash. More >>

Government continues its obsession with testing children

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 1:31 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Primary teachers and principals say testing students in their first two years of secondary school would stifle creativity and exacerbate the damage caused by National Standards in primary education. More >>

Sustainability Network Outstanding

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 1:09 pm | University of Auckland

New Zealand’s sustainability network for tertiary education is outstanding in the international context, according to an Australian tertiary sustainability expert. More >>

Student wins scholarship for humanitarian engineering skills

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 11:22 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury student is the only New Zealander to be awarded a scholarship that will utilise her engineering skills for humanitarian projects. More >>

PM needs to disown Act’s dangerous education agenda

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 9:55 am | NZEI

The Prime Minister needs to make it clear that the government is not planning to introduce bulk funding of schools through the back door by doing a coalition deal with Act. More >>

They planed, they sawed, they conquered.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 4:34 pm | UCOL

Four second year UCOL Furniture students sawed, sanded, carved and planed their way to top placings at the National Woodskills competition held earlier this month. More >>

Jo’s Application Wins Writing Prize

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 3:50 pm | North Tec

A NorthTec applied writing graduate has won a place on a prestigious writers’ programme for Māori authors. More >>

 

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