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Principals Pleased Minister Acknowledging Special Needs

Friday, 30 January 2015, 3:25 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

President of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF) Denise Torrey, has welcomed the Minister’s announcement that $2.5million will be allocated to support children in classrooms with high learning needs in the next two terms and says this ... More >>

Canterbury students helping NZ athletes for the Olympics

Friday, 30 January 2015, 1:34 pm | University of Canterbury

New Zealand athletes’ Olympic participation is benefitting from a world first power meter developed by University of Canterbury graduates. More >>

Honorary degree for dedication to preventing child abuse

Friday, 30 January 2015, 10:18 am | Wintec

A lifetime dedicated to preventing child abuse in New Zealand sees Anthea Simcock, the founder and chief executive of child protection trust, Child Matters, receiving an honorary Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Social Work) from the Waikato Institute ... More >>

Otago announces professorial promotions

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 2:09 pm | University of Otago

Fifteen leading University of Otago academics are being promoted to full professorships. Announcing the promotions, University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne warmly congratulated the new professors on their well-earned promotions which ... More >>

Don’t Take Books from Kids, Say School Principals

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 12:50 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

School principals have reacted strongly to the latest announcement that the National Library curriculum service will be phasing out its provision of non-fiction books in favour of providing digital resources. More >>

Home affordability heads for uncharted territory

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 11:12 am | Massey University

Houses across New Zealand decreased in affordability by 14.1 per cent over the 12 months ending November 2014, according to the latest Massey University Home Affordability Report – and on current trends Auckland’s lack of affordability could reach historic ... More >>

Waikato University in partnership with CTC Aviation

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 10:38 am | Joint Press Release

The University of Waikato and the Hamilton Airport-based pilot training company CTC Aviation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work on the development of joint programmes in aviation. More >>

UC investigating if drones can be used to help fight fires

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 10:12 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury’s Spatial Engineering Research Centre (SERC) is investigating the possibility of using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones to help fight fires. More >>

Rural Women NZ and Farmlands announce gardening grants

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 1:39 pm | Rural Women

Eleven rural schools have been selected as the lucky winners of $2000 gardening grants. The popular grants are a joint Rural Women New Zealand / Farmlands venture, aimed at helping schools develop vegetable gardens and orchards. More >>

Staying at school progresses outdoor passion and future

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 1:18 pm | Silvereye Communications

Greymouth student Ryan O’Connor has a passion for the thrill of white water and sees a future tutoring kayaking on rivers around the world. Ryan’s kayaking interest started at Greymouth High School in Year 9 when a couple of keen teachers offered ... More >>

Try Before You Buy Learning Programmes Proving a Hit

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 11:12 am | Weltec

These are just some of the reasons why senior school students are flocking to enrol at the Wellington Trades Academy, based this year at Petone, Wellington and Porirua. More >>

New scholarships for UCOL Degree students

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 10:55 am | UCOL

Students starting out in UCOL Degree programmes this year are now able to apply for financial assistance through new scholarship opportunities. UCOL Scholarships for You 2015 are worth $5,000 each and are for students enrolled full-time in their first ... More >>

Canterbury graduate hopes to improve research in NZ

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 9:37 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury graduate has developed a website designed to connect New Zealand university postgraduate students with participants for their research. More >>

International experts in multidisciplinary stroke conference

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 9:36 am | University of Canterbury

Experts, engineers, physiologists, clinicians, medical academics and students from around the world will discuss the impact of new technology on helping recovering patients at an international stroke rehabilitation conference in Christchurch in ... More >>

Parental engagement is key to student success

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 4:17 pm | NZEI

Auckland parents who want the best education for their children would be better investing in time and support for their child’s learning instead of fretting over real estate, says NZEI Te Riu Roa National President Louise Green. More >>

Education to tackle primary industries skills shortage

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 2:01 pm | Silvereye Communications

Damien Watson manages a 1,600 cow Landcorp dairy farm just north of Taupo and understands how important it is for employees to have the right skills and relevant qualifications. So much so, that when Kate Callaghan, who runs the agricultural programme at the ... More >>

Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens: New Name, new organisation

Monday, 26 January 2015, 4:45 pm | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

The new kindergarten association covering much of the lower North Island has been officially launched under a new name, He Whānau Manaaki o Tararua Free Kindergarten Association Inc, or Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens for short. More >>

Children head back to school

Monday, 26 January 2015, 11:48 am | Ministry of Education

More than 10,000 five-year-olds head off to class for the first time as New Zealand schools open for the New Year from today. Schools will be reopening this week and next week. More >>

Patents provide insight on Wall Street technology arms race

Monday, 26 January 2015, 11:04 am | University of Otago

A new University of Otago study has used US patent data to shed light on the technological roots behind Wall Street’s ongoing ‘technology arms race’. The way financial assets are traded, and the nature of the markets themselves, has dramatically changed ... More >>

UC scientists on post-exercise cold water immersion benefits

Monday, 26 January 2015, 11:03 am | University of Canterbury

After monitoring recovery interventions in the Crusaders Super 15 rugby camp last year, University of Canterbury scientists want to investigate if immediate post-exercise cold water immersion is the main contributing recovery factor. More >>

Traumatic stress study looking for participants

Monday, 26 January 2015, 10:27 am | University of Auckland

A new study of secondary traumatic stress is focussing on partners of emergency responders. The research will investigate the effects of work-induced stress experienced by an emergency responder, on their partners. More >>

Appointment of New Director of Rangi Ruru Boarding

Sunday, 25 January 2015, 6:40 pm | Released via Ali Jones PR Ltd

Treena Ruwhiu is already well known to many Rangi girls and families as she has been a senior and much respected member of the school’s English Faculty since arriving at Rangi in 2009. More >>

Tertiary Institute Success Set Students up for Success

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 10:17 am | Weltec

18 year old Denno Veratau is pursuing his life goal to become a qualified carpenter like his Granddad and puts his impressive academic success down to studying with the Wellington Trades Academy. Denno who lives in Khandallah Wellington was one of ... More >>

Opportunity to learn te reo Maori critical for success

Friday, 23 January 2015, 1:54 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

All New Zealand children should have the opportunity to learn te reo Maori, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

New Zealand Families To Spend Up To $630,000 On Education

Friday, 23 January 2015, 12:33 pm | ASG Scholarships Group

New Zealand families [1] could spend up to $630,000 on their children’s education, according to the ASG Planning for Education Index released today. More >>

Mental health issues facing Chinese in NZ

Friday, 23 January 2015, 12:30 pm | University of Canterbury

Chinese people with mental health problems do not seek help from mental health services because of shame and stigma and the fear of losing face, a University of Canterbury research study has found. More >>

Schoolhopper ready for launch

Friday, 23 January 2015, 12:23 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Getting ready for the first day of school is not just limited to hundreds of Tauranga students this year – Bay of Plenty Regional Council is also getting ready for their first day as they prepare to launch the Schoolhopper bus network. More >>

Academic’s film receiving praise at Sundance Film Festival

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 3:36 pm | University of Auckland

A short film by a University of Auckland academic has already being picked as a must-see film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. More >>

City & Guilds accredited Environmental courses

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 3:30 pm | Environmental Education

Environmental Education (NZ) Ltd. is the first education provider in the southern hemisphere to deliver City & Guilds sustainability courses for individuals and businesses. The courses in Environmental Awareness and Resource Efficiency investigate how people ... More >>

Healthy lifestyles encouraged at new nutrition clinic

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 12:36 pm | Massey University

Achieving your New Year’s resolution to eat heathier just got easier with the opening of a new nutrition and dietetics centre in Auckland. More >>

Pasifika success story

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 12:31 pm | Silvereye Communications

In their final year at school, twins, Nanumea and Te Pine Foua were St Patrick’s College students fast on their way to success. They achieved tertiary level credits while still at secondary school. And Te Pine has secured a plumbing apprenticeship ... More >>

Student Loans and Allowances: 2013 – tables

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 11:37 am | Statistics New Zealand

Student Loans and Allowances covers students who accessed the student support system (the Student Loan Scheme and the Student Allowances Scheme) while participating in tertiary education. See Student Loans and Allowances: 2013 – tables on our website ... More >>

EIT Loses Maori Lecturer John Harmer

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 4:04 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

In a presentation described as a “very special” occasion, EIT conferred an Honorary Bachelor of Arts (Māori) late last year on Te Ūranga Waka lecturer John Harmer. More >>

MBIE report backs primary sector careers

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 4:02 pm | Lincoln University

Lincoln University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Business Development, Jeremy Baker, has welcomed the findings of a Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) report which shows particularly favourable prospects for those exploring primary ... More >>

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga advances in Māori CoRE Funding Roun

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 11:09 am | University of Auckland

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) announced today that Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) has been selected as the only applicant to go forward to the next stage of the Māori CoRE funding ... More >>

Māori focused CoRE one step closer

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 11:08 am | Tertiary Education Commission

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, hosted by the University of Auckland, has been invited to submit a full application as part of the process for selecting a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) focused on Māori research. More >>

SIT film graduates named as Tropfest finalists

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 10:36 am | Southern Institute Of Technology

SIT is proud to acknowledge and support production team staff member and Bachelor of Digital Media graduate James Wilkinson’s nomination as a finalist in the national Tropfest Film competition for his film “Life Through a Wire”. SIT Bachelor of ... More >>

Busy skies and family ties at Walsh flying school

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 5:33 pm | Airways New Zealand

More than 70 budding young pilots have converged on Matamata Aerodrome for the Walsh Memorial Scout Flying School – an event where aspiring aviators learn to fly from some of the best in the industry. More >>

Growing inequality means more children at risk in the water

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 4:12 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Many children from poorer backgrounds are missing out on developing swimming and water safety skills as schools find it increasingly difficult to ensure that all children get access to pools. More >>

Boosting food production through phosphorus

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 4:03 pm | Lincoln University

Lincoln University is joining forces with a prominent Chilean university research institute to address pressing issues involving the essential role of phosphorus in global food production. More >>

Music school’s new home open to the public this weekend

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 2:42 pm | Tai Poutini Polytechnic

Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s Foundation Sound and Music programme has found a new home at the Regent Greymouth complex. Tutor Dean Thomas says the move to the West Coast’s top theatre complex is a great one for the programme and marks the start ... More >>

NorthTec: Ashlee Lands Dream Job

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 11:46 am | NorthTec

A NorthTec environmental degree student has landed on her feet, going straight from graduation to a full-time, permanent job as a Biosecurity Officer. More >>

Second chance for NCEA teens

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 11:03 am | Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

Thousands of teenagers across the Bay of Plenty breathed a sigh of relief with NCEA results being released last week. For many of these teens it’s the first step towards bright and rewarding careers. More >>

NCEA results give students opportunity

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 10:59 am | Waiariki Institute Of Technology

With the recent release of NCEA results, Waiariki Institute of Technology region’s students are now better prepared to make their decisions as to what their career pathways will be. More >>

UC research helps improve technology in cycling

Monday, 19 January 2015, 8:36 pm | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury postgraduate student’s cutting-edge sports technology research working with elite athletes can be applied to many other sports as well as cycling, such as downhill skiing. More >>

New student accommodation agreement signed

Monday, 19 January 2015, 8:34 pm | Massey University

The first group of students settling in to Massey University’s new $26.2 million Albany student accommodation village will be in experienced hands, with the signing of an agreement with Campus Living Villages (CLV) to provide accommodation management ... More >>

Premature babies benefit from repeat steroids

Monday, 19 January 2015, 7:11 pm | University of Auckland

Repeat doses of steroids given to premature babies before birth will not affect the long-term development of these babies. More >>

Inzone Education Foundation at Epsom Grammar

Monday, 19 January 2015, 6:41 pm | Inzone

Epsom Girls Grammar School is getting set to welcome 16 new Maori and Pacifica students from throughout the North Island for the start of the new school year thanks to the INZONE Education Foundation establishing a new home Te Kainga Huarahi for the girls, ... More >>

Graduates find jobs in diverse drilling industry

Monday, 19 January 2015, 6:23 pm | Tai Poutini Polytechnic

Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s drilling training programme is celebrating another successful year, with 100% of 2014 graduates snapped up by employers across the lucrative New Zealand industry. More >>

Under-20 rugby squad member still focusing on UC

Monday, 19 January 2015, 6:05 pm | University of Canterbury

Sam Godwin, a scholarship winner and member of the New Zealand under-20 rugby squad preparing the 2015 Junior World championships in Italy later this year, is continuing his University of Canterbury engineering studies despite a heavy rugby workload this ... More >>

TEU leader wants to defend democracy

Monday, 19 January 2015, 12:12 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Today prolific democracy campaigner and Victoria University academic Dr Sandra Grey takes up her position as president of the 10,000 strong Tertiary Education Union (TEU). More >>

UC physics graduate launches LED retrofitting for industry

Sunday, 18 January 2015, 10:06 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury physics graduate has set up a successful company, National Lighting, which is specialising in retrofitting LED lights for industrial buildings. More >>

Canterbury research helps improve technology in cycling

Sunday, 18 January 2015, 10:04 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury postgraduate student cutting-edge sports technology research working with elite athletes can be applied to many other sports as well as cycling, such as downhill skiing. More >>

Review of first Massive Open Online Course in NZ

Friday, 16 January 2015, 12:02 pm | University of Waikato

Will Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) change the face of tertiary education in the future and what can Digital Cities, locally focussed online networks, mean for the local economy? These are just two of the subjects to be discussed later this ... More >>

Ambitious International Student Plans for Wellington

Friday, 16 January 2015, 10:51 am | Whitireia NZ

Launched today is an ambitious plan to significantly lift the numbers of international students in Wellington. The Wellington International Strategy will see Universities, Polytechnics, Private English Language and Training providers and Schools doubling ... More >>

Study questions answered at uni information sessions

Friday, 16 January 2015, 10:42 am | University of Waikato

Ever thought about studying but didn’t know where to start? Not sure whether computer science or English literature is your thing? With the University of Waikato’s March intake just around the corner, now is the time to look into it. More >>

A Roadmap to bridge the skills gap

Thursday, 15 January 2015, 5:18 pm | Industry Training Federation

New Zealand’s ‘skills shortages’ are predicted to widen. Business NZ has called it a drag on the economy, stating educational institutions will struggle to match the supply of graduates with real labour market needs. More >>

Get involved in 48-hour Global Game Jam

Thursday, 15 January 2015, 11:11 am | University of Waikato

“Come and take part” is the message from Computer Science senior lecturer Bill Rogers, the organiser of the Hamilton Global Game Jam (GGJ). More >>

Computer information getting closer

Thursday, 15 January 2015, 10:08 am | University of Canterbury

In the next five years people will be able to search for information using their glasses, a wrist watch, or even a computer built into the clothes they wear. More >>

Land speed record holder enrolling at UC

Thursday, 15 January 2015, 10:06 am | University of Canterbury

Four time world land speed record-holder one of thousands applying to enrol at Canterbury More >>

 

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