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Australian Competition open to NZ pharmacy students

Friday, 17 February 2017, 3:41 pm | Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand

New Zealand’s pharmacy students are invited to participate in the eleventh Australian National Student Business Plan Competition which was launched in January during the Annual National Australian Pharmacy Students Association (NAPSA) Congress in Perth. More >>

Collaboration not competition drives educational success

Friday, 17 February 2017, 2:20 pm | NZEI

Naming and shaming schools and then pitting them against each other in a competitive, profit-driven environment is a failed recipe for improving education, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Educators would welcome a non-partisan vision for education

Friday, 17 February 2017, 2:17 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed New Zealand First’s proposal for an Education Hui to develop a strategic plan for education for the next 30 years, involving the entire sector. More >>

Innovative learning space for students

Friday, 17 February 2017, 1:26 pm | Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology’s Windermere Campus celebrated the opening of a new $14 million student-centred learning space earlier today. More >>

Ballance scholarships set to secure a bright future

Friday, 17 February 2017, 1:12 pm | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Ballance Agri-Nutrients has awarded a total of $54,000 in tertiary study scholarships to six talented students who are committed to the future success of our primary industries sector. More >>

Ara leads polytechnic sector - top ranking in NZQA report

Friday, 17 February 2017, 12:43 pm | Ara Institute

Ara Institute of Canterbury has achieved the highest ranking in the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) report released today (17 February), putting the new institute at the top of the nation’s polytechnic sector. More >>

St Margaret’s College announces top results

Friday, 17 February 2017, 12:17 pm | St Margaret's College

Christchurch, 16 February 2017 - Students from St Margaret’s College, Christchurch, achieved a 100% pass rate in 2016 NCEA Level 1 with similar success echoed in Level 2 and Level 3 with 98.9% and 96.6% pass rates respectively. Year 13 students also ... More >>

Ed. on Bill: Tertiary Education and Other Matters

Friday, 17 February 2017, 10:32 am | Ed. Collective

Ed. Collective, a social enterprise advocating for better learning experiences in New Zealand, has welcomed the Education (Tertiary Education and Other Matters) Amendment Bill introduced last week. More >>

New Zealand students excel on the international stage

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 3:35 pm | Cambridge International Examinations

Cambridge exams increasingly popular in New Zealand as on-screen versions are introduced to classrooms More >>

New research could ease the way to second language learning

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 2:11 pm | University of Auckland

Research by a language teaching expert from the University of Auckland could bring major changes to second language teaching and improve chances of success for those who fail in traditional classes. Dr Shaofeng Li, a senior lecturer of applied language ... More >>

Kids are learning maths with outdated money scenarios

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 10:04 am | FoxPlan Limited

Although retailers do not believe cash will disappear within the next 10 years, the use of cash is on the decline and cashless, contactless payments are on the rise, so why are our kids still using toy coins and bills to practice math, asks Wellington ... More >>

900 trades scholarships for Māori and Pasifika

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 10:33 am | Maori Pasifika Trades Training

More than 900 young Māori and Pasifika are being offered a leg up into a career in the booming Auckland trades industry. More >>

Lincoln University’s transformation gathers pace

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 10:18 am | Lincoln University

Lincoln University’s focus on improving its sustainability is paying off. The University embarked on a fitness programme in August 2016, and that resulted in a strong last quarter result showing financial performance well ahead of forecast with a positive ... More >>

UC Pacific academic wins Fulbright award

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 12:29 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Professor Steven Ratuva has won a prestigious Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship to carry out research as a visiting professor in the United States next year. More >>

Swifts Talent Centre and Marsden School announce partnership

Monday, 13 February 2017, 11:02 am | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

A partnership between the Waterside Karori Swifts Talent Centre and Samuel Marsden Collegiate School is an exciting development for the advancement of girls’ football in Wellington. The initiative will provide girls with a clear, consistent development ... More >>

Kids Resilience & Life Skills Program Seeks Support

Monday, 13 February 2017, 10:29 am | Voice to Voice

Press Release: Voice to Voice Breakthrough Youth Resilience And Life Skills Development Program desperately seeks Crowdfunding Support More >>

Principals send PaCT Packing

Friday, 10 February 2017, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Principals across New Zealand have roundly rejected the 'Progress and Consistency Tool' (PaCT) designed to improve the reliability of national standards, and say that the Minister's announcement today that she is launching a special website to promote ... More >>

National Standards assessment tool won't wash with teachers

Friday, 10 February 2017, 9:56 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

A new Government website to promote an online judgement process for the widely reviled National Standards system is unlikely to get much interest from teachers, NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart says. More >>

Women in IT scholarship awarded

Friday, 10 February 2017, 9:19 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic has awarded its inaugural “Women in IT” scholarship to a self-leading and motivated student. Isabel Ryan is studying for a Bachelor of Information Technology, and is delighted to be the first recipient of the scholarship. “It’s really nice ... More >>

Campbell Kindergarten and Karori Kids Protest Deferred

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 12:44 pm | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

Parents and children from Karori Kids Preschool and Campbell Kindergarten have decided to postpone the presentation of their petition asking the Minister to save the two centres following constructive talks with the Ministry of Education today. More >>

New rail safety guidelines for children launched

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 12:30 pm | Tracksafe Foundation

Rail safety charitable trust TrackSAFE NZ has launched new safety guidelines for primary school children as schools reopen around the country. More >>

Maori And Pasifika Excel at Vanguard Military School

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 12:27 pm | Vanguard Military School

Vanguard Military School is pleased to be able to release its official NCEA results for 2016 which have been released by NZQA. More >>

Henare te Ua Māori Journalism Internship Announced

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 12:23 pm | Radio New Zealand Limited

Radio New Zealand has announced the establishment of a significant new training and development programme to support Te Reo Māori and foster Māori journalism. More >>

Polytechnics satisfyingly successful

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 11:15 am | Otago Polytech

An impressive majority of graduates from Otago Polytechnic are satisfied with their outcomes from the institution. 94% were satisfied with the quality of the programme they undertook. Otago Polytechnic’s Graduate Outcome Report for 2015 has just been ... More >>

Enforce the right to education for every child

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 10:17 am | Education for All

The Education for All Forum has called on government to legislate for the right for every child and young person to an inclusive education in their submission to Parliament on Education Act changes. More >>

One school, one month, 11 hospitalised due to cold homes

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 5:15 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Transcript of NZEI Te Riu Roa oral submission to the Government Administration Select Committee hearing into the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No 2). More >>

2017 MITO Scholarship recipients announced

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 2:34 pm | MITO New Zealand Inc.

MITO is delighted to announce that it has awarded scholarships to 45 outstanding individuals working within New Zealand’s automotive, industrial textile fabrication, transport and logistics industries as part of their 2017 scholarship programme. More >>

Government agencies welcome first 15 GovTech Talent grads

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 4:45 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) has welcomed the inaugural graduates participating in the GovTech Talent Graduate Programme, a cross-agency pilot to build Government’s information, technology and digital talent pipeline. More >>

Save Karori Kids and Campbell Kindergarten – picnic

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 2:50 pm | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

Parents and children from Karori Kids Pre-school and Campbell Kindergarten will gather at parliament on Thursday to present a petition to keep both centres open. More >>

TimberNook NZ Announces New Provider in Christchurch South

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 1:29 pm | TimberNook

TimberNook New Zealand names new Christchurch South provider as the first South Island site for our popular outdoor programmes that integrate sensory experiences, imagination and nature for all children. More >>

Life Skills Development Program Seeks Crowdfunding Support

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 12:52 pm | Voice to Voice

Tracy Scott and Dayle Hunt have launched a crowdfunding campaign at Pledge Me seeking support for the official launch of their much-acknowledged Kids Resilience and life skills program initiative Voice to Voice. More >>

Better Funding, Better Learning message hits heartland NZ

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 11:00 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

Educators from early childhood to secondary school are heading into heartland New Zealand in a colourful campervan, taking the better funding for better learning message to every corner of the country this election year. More >>

Massage on the move

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 10:14 am | Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic’s Massage Therapy Programme has packed its bags and is heading off … albeit just down the street to the main campus! More >>

Colourful next stage of Better Funding, Better Learning

Friday, 3 February 2017, 12:09 pm | NZEI

Educators from early childhood to secondary school will on Tuesday launch the next phase of the joint campaign to secure better funding for education this election year. More >>

How can we live well on a finite planet?

Friday, 3 February 2017, 11:13 am | University of Canterbury

It is rare for an economics text to become a best-seller, but when it was first published in 2009, Professor Tim Jackson’s Prosperity Without Growth - Foundations for the Economy of Tomorrow did just that. More >>

Outstanding community support provides more

Friday, 3 February 2017, 10:51 am | Auckland Zoo

Thanks to the generosity of New Zealanders and the outstanding efforts of The Warehouse staff, more than $126,000 has been raised to enable thousands of students to participate in The Warehouse school Zoofari programme at Auckland Zoo in 2017. More >>

Early Childhood Education target missed

Friday, 3 February 2017, 10:41 am | ChildForum

After all the effort and money spent towards getting 98% participation in early childhood education, the target has been missed, Education Minister Hekia Parata suggests. More >>

Exceptional NCEA Results for Rangi Ruru

Friday, 3 February 2017, 9:15 am | Rangi Ruru Girls' School

A significant increase in the number of students achieving excellence in all NCEA levels is one of the new statistics making Rangi Ruru Girls’ School in Christchurch a standout in decile 8-10 schools across New Zealand. More >>

Make Safety Nub of Dental Hub

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 5:02 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

‘When dental hubs were set up to replace individual school dental clinics, we expected the very high standards of dental care for our children to continue,’ said Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF). More >>

Anxious school kids – what can parents do?

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 4:44 pm | Massey University

The start of the new school year is a time of excitement and nervous anticipation, but for some young people those nerves can bubble up into fully-fledged anxiety. More >>

Symposium Celebrates Diversity of Polytechnic Delivery

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 4:24 pm | Weltec

Researchers from across the country are converging in Wellington on Friday 3 February to showcase their research and innovation across an incredibly diverse range of disciplines and teaching areas. More >>

Children Short-changed by Teacher Drought

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 12:30 pm | PPTA Principal's Council

The New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF) President, Whetu Cormick says official views on availability of teachers and relief teachers and the reality facing principals in schools do not add up and children’s learning will suffer as a consequence. More >>

Last minute delivery saves the ‘first’ day

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 12:29 pm | NZ Uniforms

Last minute delivery saves the ‘first’ day Auckland NZ, 2 Feb 2016 The first day of high school is challenging enough without the prospect of not having a uniform for your child. Whangaparaoa mum Kirstie Jenner was in exactly that position when ... More >>

There is such a thing as a free lunch

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 9:52 am | Coca-Cola Amatil

The first day back to school means packed lunches are on the menu for many children across the country, but for those whose lunchboxes are empty, Eat My Lunch is coming to the table with help from Pump as part of a new partnership. More >>

Fruitgrowers Celebrate Educator’s Success

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 4:50 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

A self-confessed tree hugger, Gordon Reid is a driving force in educating workers who are helping underpin growth in the region’s flourishing fruit growing sector. More >>

Principals Applaud Plans for Te Reo Maori in Schools

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 4:38 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF) today applauded the announcement from the Green Party that they will support teaching te reo Māori to all New Zealanders in our public schools. More >>

International partnership in food science and nutrition

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 2:31 pm | Massey University

Massey University, through the Riddet Institute Centre of Research Excellence, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with three other universities, creating a new International Consortium in food science and nutrition. More >>

Ara Chief Executive retirement announced

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 1:59 pm | Ara Institute

After 40 years in the tertiary education sector Kay Giles, Ara Chief Executive, is to retire on 30 June 2017, it was announced to Ara staff today. More >>

All children deserve to learn Te Reo Maori - NZEI

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 12:24 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes the Green Party's goal for every New Zealand child to learn Te Reo Maori at school, and is calling for the professional development and training of teachers needed to make this possible. More >>

Indigenous research conference talks Mana Motuhake

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 12:05 pm | University of Waikato

Following on from the successes of its previous conferences in 2013 and 2015, He Manawa Whenua Indigenous Research Conference is being held again this year in Hamilton. More >>

Universal te reo in schools will rejuvenate the language

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 11:21 am | PPTA

Teachers around the country congratulate the Green Party for its commitment to teaching te reo Māori to every New Zealand child. PPTA Te Huarahi representative Johnny Waititi says, “E tautoko marika mātou ngā hiahia, ngā tumanako o Te Pāti Kākariki ... More >>

Taratahi Job Rich Programmes In High Demand

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 10:53 am | Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre

Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre is expecting a busy year with enrolments for programmes across the country opening this week. More >>

Hui Fono Celebrates Creating Innovative Traditions

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 4:50 pm | Adult and Community Education

The annual Adult and Community Education (ACE) Hui Fono will celebrate its ten - year milestone next month, February 22-24, when over 100 Māori and Pasifika community education practitioners come together at Te Wharewaka in Wellington. Participants ... More >>

Student digs deep to secure job at US elephant park

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 9:48 am | UNITEC

Foster Newman, a 21-year-old wildlife enthusiast from Devonport has left for the US to start his dream role at an elephant sanctuary in Tennessee. More >>

Labour and Greens put stake in the sand on education

Monday, 30 January 2017, 1:47 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

The commitment by Labour and Green leaders to properly fund education for all children has established education as a core election issue for voters this year, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

University centre to open in the heart of creative industry

Friday, 27 January 2017, 2:32 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

A new state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Miramar’s film sector will be established through a collaboration between Victoria University of Wellington and Miramar Creative Ltd, directed by Weta companies Co-founder Jamie Selkirk. More >>

Minister dammed for her lack of care and understanding

Friday, 27 January 2017, 11:36 am | Pat Newman

Pat Newman, President of Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association is scathing in his response to Minister Parata’s casual, uncaring and to be honest appalling response to the independent review on Principal Stress in her schools. More >>

Learning From the Rena Grounding

Friday, 27 January 2017, 9:08 am | Maritime New Zealand

School students this year can learn from New Zealand’s most significant maritime pollution emergency, the grounding of MV Rena . More >>

Free Festive Fun with Fat Freddy's Drop

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 4:50 pm | Weltec

Third year WelTec School of Business students, Dinah Luke and Cory Stickle, are days away from staging the 23rd annual Te Rā o te Raukura whanau community festival. Working as part of a team based at Maori radio station, Atiawa Toa FM, the January ... More >>

Disasters, diasporas, dream homes – Massey talks

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 4:18 pm | Massey University

How do we best cope after a natural disaster? Who do we allow to migrate here? What's with the growing distrust in politics ahead of this year’s election? With the housing crisis and associated insecurities? Massey University speakers – in a series of ... More >>


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