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Whitireia journalism programme manager wins major award

Friday, 22 May 2015, 3:03 pm | Whitireia

Whitireia journalism programme manager Bernie Whelan was recently awarded ‘best presentation’ at the 2015 World Conference on Media & Mass Communication in Beijing, China. More >>

ASG Welcomes Education Funding for Children in Budget

Friday, 22 May 2015, 2:51 pm | ASG Scholarships Group

22 May 2015 ASG Welcomes Education Funding for Children in New Zealand Budget ASG is pleased with the New Zealand government’s commitment to education spending in the 2015 budget. ASG CEO John Velegrinis says the education spending commitments ... More >>

Iwi leader believes education the key to a better future

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 6:04 pm | Ngati Apa

Top of the south iwi Ngati Apa ki te Ra To, in partnership with Computers In Homes (CIH), has further extended its Learning and Development strategy with a pilot programme that will impact the lives and homes of 10 iwi members and families across Marlborough. More >>

Budget lack of provision for necessary education pay rises

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 5:54 pm | NZEI

This year’s Budget shows that the government has made alarmingly little provision for necessary salary increases for teachers and education support staff this year. More >>

Budget will cost average early childhood centres $15,000

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 5:38 pm | Early Childhood Council

Budget 2015 will cost average early childhood centres $15,000 a year and increase parent fees More >>

Top biology student off to Denmark Olympiad

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 5:28 pm | University of Waikato

Sixteen-year-old Waikato Dio student Nikita Lyons is one of four students representing New Zealand at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) in Denmark this July. More >>

Budget funding boost welcomed

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 4:44 pm | Lincoln University

Budget funding boost welcomed A 20 per cent increase in tertiary funding for agriculture announced in today’s budget is being welcomed by Lincoln University Deputy Vice-Chancellor International and Business Development Jeremy Baker. The increase is part of an $85.8 ... More >>

Education budget focuses on learners says NZSTA

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 4:41 pm | NZSTA

Budget 2015 continues to demonstrate a focus on learners and consolidates the changes introduced in recent years, which is what the sector has been talking about for some time, says the New Zealand School Trustees Association. More >>

Unique postgraduate suite of qualifications to be launched

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 10:45 am | Waiariki Institute Of Technology

Waiariki Institute of Technology Waiariki Institute of Technology will tomorrow launch their unique postgraduate suite of qualifications aimed at helping people to further their knowledge and professional practice within their field and increase ... More >>

Wintec Council Announcements

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 2:58 pm | Wintec

Sandie Gusscott and Des Brennan have been appointed to the Wintec (Waikato Institute of Technology) council. More >>

Recognition of outstanding PhD work

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 11:56 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury (UC) PhD student has been granted an award by the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) for his outstanding academic excellence. More >>

Otago researchers reveal the Taieri’s hybrid history

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 10:52 am | Otago University

Otago researchers reveal the Taieri’s hybrid history New Zealand’s iconic Taieri River is a river of two halves, according to a surprising new study led by University of Otago scientists. The researchers found that the modern Taieri, with its distinctive ... More >>

Rekindle the Magic

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 10:34 am | The PR Shop

From 25 – 29 May, 107 Auckland Kindergarten Association (AKA) kindergartens will be taking part in Discover Your Local Kindergarten Week! Come along and experience your local kindy during its open day and rekindle the joy and magic it creates. More >>

Wairoa Film Festival 2015

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 10:32 am | Wairoa Maori Film Festival

Here is the amazing line up for the Wairoa Maori Film Festival! We hope you can support us by helping out our BOOSTED campaign to get struggling young film makers and kaumatua of film art to our festival in two weekends! Check out fill programme at More >>

Budget 2015: Low expectations

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 9:37 am | NZUSA

The National President of the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations, the organisation that represents the interests of New Zealand’s 400,000 tertiary students, says students have low expectations for what this week’s budget might deliver. More >>

Partnership the word

Monday, 18 May 2015, 9:35 am | NZUSA

The national student union NZUSA this week hosted four days of conferences on issues in the tertiary education sector with students and staff from universities, institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs), alongside Ako Aotearoa –the National Centre ... More >>

Appointment affirms Lincoln’s food science credentials

Friday, 15 May 2015, 1:42 pm | Lincoln University

Professor’s appointment affirms Lincoln’s food science credentials Lincoln University Professor of Food Science Charles Brennan has been named incoming Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Food Processing and Preservation . He will share the role with ... More >>

Schools face more stringent workforce requirements

Friday, 15 May 2015, 9:46 am | NZPA

New, more stringent requirements that come into force on 1 July under the Children’s Action Plan for schools employing new staff should not cause undue alarm says the New Zealand School Trustees Association. NZSTA has produced a set of resources to ... More >>

Rocket Lab - UC collaborating to educate aerospace engineers

Friday, 15 May 2015, 9:41 am | University of Canterbury

Auckland-based Rocket Lab and the University of Canterbury are collaborating to help educate New Zealanders in the specialist field of aerospace engineering. More >>

Māori graduates span multiple fields of study

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 8:31 pm | Massey University

Combining the science of insects, or entomology, with culture and art in her doctoral thesis led Dr Liz Grant to create a new word – ento-articulture. More >>

EIT Appoints First Emeritus Professor

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 3:01 pm | EIT Hawkes Bay

A leading Māori educator and an academic of international standing, Dr Roger Maaka has been appointed EIT’s first emeritus professor. More >>

EIT Achieves Top Education Ranking

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 12:44 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

EIT achieved the top ranking possible in its recent independent external evaluation and review, confirming its position as one of New Zealand’s leading tertiary education institutions. More >>

More schools supported to run food literacy programme

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 12:30 pm | Medibank Health Solutions New Zealand

A national programme that is changing the way children approach and think about food has been able to add more schools thanks to a $28,500 grant from the Medibank Community Fund. More >>

Christchurch researchers awarded HRC funding

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 11:08 am | Otago University

Christchurch researchers won Health Research Council (HRC) grants in the funding round announced today to explore the possibilities of three potentially life-changing new treatments. More >>

Thames Warrior Scholars To Haka At Unique Protest

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 10:15 am | Thames South School

In a dramatic start to a rally supporting world-wide protest at the forced closure of Aboriginal Communities by the Australian Government, children from Thames South School will perform two haka at3pm Friday 15th May outside Thames Civic Centre, in ... More >>

Maori Medium – Immersion School Throws Open It’s Doors

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 9:44 am | Te Kura Whakapumau

South Island’s first KURA KAUPAPA MAORI (Maori Medium – Immersion School) “ Te Kura Whakapuumau I te Reo tuturu ki Waitaha” ( which translates as “ The school within Canterbury giving permanence to Maori Language and customs” aka “Te Kura ... More >>

Students Embracing Online Learning Achieves NCEA Success

Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 5:54 pm | Asnet

Embracing the online learning environment wholeheartedly was key to Alicia Miller’s high achievement in NCEA, and being awarded the 2015 Virtual Learning Award for Excellence at the second annual Awards ceremony in Wellington, hosted by the Virtual Learning ... More >>

Health coaching a psychology grad’s dream

Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 1:37 pm | Massey University

Sarah McGuinness’s investigation of body image and eating attitudes of midlife men and women for her psychology honours research has led her to doing something positive and practical to address issues she observed among those she studied. More >>

Leading international aid worker to give public lecture

Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 12:01 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury’s entrepreneur in residence and humanitarian and aid worker Linda Cruse will give a public lecture on campus next week about the importance of volunteering and how students can make a difference in the world. More >>

Info and enrolment evenings on campus this week

Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 10:53 am | Massey University

Finding out the courses on offer, uncovering scholarship opportunities and demystifying the enrolment process are just three key reasons for attending the information evenings on Wednesday and Thursday this week at the Auckland campus. More >>

Volunteer expo can open doors to jobs

Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 10:52 am | Massey University

Volunteering is now seen by many employers as an essential component of an employee’s CV, and Massey University students will get an opportunity on Wednesday to see how they can make a difference at the annual Volunteer Expo. More >>

Sharing social work supervision research with Singapore

Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 10:50 am | Massey University

Sharing research knowledge with other countries is an important part of building a strong network of global expertise that has a positive impact on communities. More >>

Cricket connection plays out at graduation

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 2:30 pm | Massey University

When cricket legend and former Black Cap Jacob Oram was capped at the first of Massey University’s six ceremonies yesterday he met up with his former high school coach, also in graduation garb. More >>

Like father, like daughter – science is a family affair

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 1:05 pm | Massey University

Female scientists may be a rare breed, but two Massey graduates are bucking the trend, following in their father’s footsteps as they graduate on the same stage where their fathers are seated. More >>

Regional polytechnics can help fix 'Mixed Fortunes'

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 10:01 am | Tertiary Education Union

The Salvation Army's Mixed Fortunes report confirms TEU's analysis that regions are missing out, says TEU national president Sandra Grey. More >>

Love of language puts academic on path of success

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 9:58 am | University of Auckland

Dr Rae Si‘ilata (Ngati Raukawa, Tuhourangi, Fiji) was already a successful teacher and facilitator, but in 2010 she was prompted to embark on a PhD. She did, and the results have been outstanding. Rae graduated with a PhD from the University of Auckland’s ... More >>

Motueka students to join The Warehouse Wellington Zoofari

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 9:50 am | Wellington Zoo

60 students from Parklands School in Motueka will sail across the Cook Strait to visit Wellington Zoo today, supported by The Warehouse Wellington Zoofari programme and Interislander. The Warehouse Wellington Zoofari, a partnership between Wellington ... More >>

Student intern gives newspaper a teen perspective

Monday, 11 May 2015, 3:03 pm | Silvereye Communications

A prominent daily newspaper has been inspired to better connect with young readers following the successful internship of an enthusiastic 17-year-old school student. Poppy Davis, in Year 13 at Freyberg High School in Palmerston North, has been working ... More >>

Budding leaders reap scholarship’s rewards

Monday, 11 May 2015, 2:57 pm | Waikato University

Two good friends are among six people awarded a significant $4500 New Zealand horticultural scholarship for 2015. More >>

Academic parents celebrate graduation with offspring

Monday, 11 May 2015, 2:14 pm | University of Auckland

There was double the reason to celebrate the University of Auckland’s capping week at the School of Architecture and Planning recently as teaching staff were on hand to see their offspring graduate. More >>

New Zealand teachers to plunge into Shanghai

Monday, 11 May 2015, 12:01 pm | Asia New Zealand Foundation

From Kiwi start-ups in China to global giants like Disney Corporation ¬– the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s Shanghai forum will give teachers a taste of the scale and significance of China’s economy. More >>

AUT University empowering creativity and Kidz First Hospital

Monday, 11 May 2015, 10:29 am | AUT

AUT University empowering creativity and Kidz First Hospital Oscar Wilde once said that art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known. Some of AUT’s most talented individuals are contributing their artwork to this year’s ... More >>

Student survey finds increase in loneliness and anxiety

Sunday, 10 May 2015, 8:38 am | Rob Jones

A study of 1000 New Zealand final year undergraduate university students has found that 64% are worried that stress and anxiety is creating performance issues that is fueling fears that they will be awarded lower grades than expected. More >>

Cranfield University’s VC visits Australia and New Zealand

Friday, 8 May 2015, 9:16 pm | Cranfield University

Sir Peter Gregson, Chief Executive and Vice Chancellor of Cranfield University in the UK, is visiting Australia and New Zealand this month. More >>

Lincoln bridges accounting gap in schools

Friday, 8 May 2015, 1:47 pm | Lincoln University

Lincoln bridges accounting gap in schools Lincoln experts have been bridging a gap in the school syllabus by lending some of their financial know-how to the next generation of Rod Drury’s. Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce lecturers were coaching scholarship ... More >>

Otago key partner in Māori Centre of Research Excellence

Friday, 8 May 2015, 1:31 pm | University of Otago

riday 8 May 2015 Otago key partner in Māori Centre of Research Excellence University of Otago researchers are set to make key contributions to Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE), which has been selected ... More >>

Lincoln first to set programme price

Friday, 8 May 2015, 12:17 pm | Lincoln University

Lincoln first to set programme price In a move that will provide more financial certainty for domestic students, Lincoln University is dramatically changing its approach to fee-setting, says Deputy Vice-Chancellor International and Business Development Jeremy ... More >>

Cricket legend among Massey graduates

Friday, 8 May 2015, 11:06 am | Massey University

Doctoral research on volcanoes, New Zealand Cricket, dairy cow fertility, glaucoma, understanding depression in the elderly and how to tackle adolescent literacy problems are some of the topics covered in 33 PhDs being conferred at Massey University’s ... More >>

New Director of Postgraduate Studies appointed

Friday, 8 May 2015, 9:56 am | Lincoln University

Professor of Food Science Charles Brennan has been appointed Lincoln University Director of Postgraduate Studies. He replaces Professor of Environmental Management Ken Hughey, who had held the role for 10 years. Professor Brennan has been with Lincoln ... More >>

Best Educational Apps for Kids - App Review

Friday, 8 May 2015, 9:53 am | Greysprings

With over 1.3 mil Apps in Playstore, are there apps that actually help toddlers learn? More >>

Major Boost to R&D Capability for SMEs Announced

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 5:02 pm | Weltec

Major Boost to R&D Capability for SMEs Announced A new scheme designed to build stronger links between Small and Medium Enterprises and New Zealand’s largest Institutes of Technologies and Polytechnics was launched last night (May 6). The Voucher Scheme ... More >>

Fairway Announces Dispute Resolution Scholarship

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 4:02 pm | Fairway Group

FairWay Resolution’s Board has announced the establishment of the $10,000 FairWay Resolution Anne Scragg Scholarship to encourage continuing professional development within the dispute resolution profession. The scholarship package includes a cash ... More >>

Social justice career inspired by childhood event

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 2:25 pm | Waikato University

An event from his childhood affected Murray Riches so much, he’s spent his life studying it. More >>

Concern over Education Minister’s disinterest

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 1:41 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa and TEU are very concerned about Education Minister Hekia Parata’s apparent lack of interest in the details of a secret international trade deal that would have a massive impact on public education. More >>

Goal setting teacher inspired from a young age

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 12:53 pm | University of Auckland

Fiona Toloa may have graduated with a Master of Professional Studies in Education with First Class Honours (MEd) on Monday but she has actually been teaching and inspiring others all her life. As a young girl at Henderson South Primary School she excelled ... More >>

Thumbs up for Careers New Zealand’s work

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 11:42 am | Careers New Zealand

The benefits of good careers education have been highlighted in a new Education Review Office report released today which closely examines the work of ten schools recognised as excelling in their careers work. More >>

Palmerston North student nabs top scholarship

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 10:10 am | University of Waikato

A Palmerston North student is one five people to be awarded a $10,000 Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship for 2015. More >>

Graduate spent 10 months in South Africa for HIV research

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 10:09 am | University of Canterbury

A recent University of Canterbury graduate spent 10 months living in South Africa for her PhD research looking at the negotiation of HIV prevention among 30 rural community HIV educators. Dr Eva Maureau lived in the KwaZulu-Natal province, one ... More >>

AFS Student Exchange has Scholarships!!

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 4:07 pm | AFS Intercultural Programmes

Wellington May 6th 2015 – Year 11, 12 and 13 students now have an opportunity to have their exchange paid for with an AFS scholarship. More >>

Ecoman shares his story with students

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 3:25 pm | Lincoln University

“People are sick of information, people always like stories — but they have to be authentic. Stories from your own life,” he says. More >>


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