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Canterbury student wins the 2016 NZSJ Fellowship

Friday, 6 May 2016, 2:05 pm | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury student who is a practicing pharmacist and self-confessed “public health fanatic” has been awarded the 2016 New Zealand Science Journalism Fellowship. More >>

Schools around the country calling for nominations

Friday, 6 May 2016, 1:58 pm | NZSTA

Nominations are now being called for school trustees. Over the next 5 weeks the election of about 13,000 parent representatives will fill positions on approximately 2500 school boards, making this New Zealand’s biggest democratic event. More >>

Engineering Numbers up at WelTec

Friday, 6 May 2016, 10:26 am | Weltec

The number of students studying engineering at diploma and degree level is at the highest it has ever been at the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) for this time of year. 255 students are currently enrolled on either the New Zealand Diploma ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay Teacher Graduates Scoring Jobs

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 4:08 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Hawke’s Bay is bucking a national trend for recently graduated primary teachers, with the first cohort of EIT’s practice-based degree all securing jobs. More >>

Engineering at Waikato set to grow

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 2:00 pm | University of Waikato

Image caption: The university’s school of engineering will offer civil and environmental engineering programmes from B Semester. More >>

Te ORA launches new surgical scholarship program

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 1:16 pm | Te Ora

Te ORA commends the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and Johnson & Johnson Medical as they join forces to offer an annual surgical scholarship to Māori doctors. More >>

Te ORA launches new surgical scholarship program

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 1:16 pm | Te Ora

Te ORA commends the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and Johnson & Johnson Medical as they join forces to offer an annual surgical scholarship to Māori doctors. More >>

Te ORA launches new surgical scholarship program

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 1:16 pm | Te Ora

Te ORA commends the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and Johnson & Johnson Medical as they join forces to offer an annual surgical scholarship to Māori doctors. More >>

Techvana Expansion, Move and Naming Sponsorship change

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 12:15 pm | Techvana

Techvana is entering its next phase of growth that will allow it to cater for bigger events and more exhibition space. It is also leaving its Federal Street premises, the timing of which has been triggered by the conclusion of the Ntec naming sponsorship. More >>

Teachers and support staff dip into own pockets

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 3:35 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa says the majority of teachers and support staff regularly spend their own money to meet the needs of children in schools. More >>

Universities need bold investment

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 1:52 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

New Zealanders are being urged to keep a close watch on the current review of the tertiary education system to ensure it doesn’t reduce the current quality or range of choices available to New Zealanders. The review is being carried out by the New ... More >>

New Zealand’s top student named

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 12:44 pm | Ministry of Education

Education Minister Hekia Parata has congratulated former Rutherford College student Oxana Repina on being awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for Academic Excellence at the NZQA Top Scholar Awards at Parliament today. More >>

Otago Polytechnic launches team of Student Ambassadors

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 12:36 pm | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic has employed 20 of its students as Student Ambassadors to engage with and support new and prospective students. More >>

Survey reveals crisis in beginning teacher workforce

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 10:53 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

A survey of newly-graduated primary teachers has revealed massive underemployment and many beginning teachers in a state of stress, despair and debt. More >>

Strong support for new ICT Graduate School in Wellington

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 10:43 am | Wellington ICT

New Zealand’s top players in the ICT industry turned out in force tonight (Tuesday 3 May) at the launch the Wellington ICT Graduate School. More >>

Countdown for Next Apprentice of the Year

Monday, 2 May 2016, 5:18 pm | Print NZ

A shortlist of New Zealand’s finest print talent will be counting down the days to the industry’s annual gala event, as five finalists await to hear who will be named the PrintNZ Apprentice of the Year at SkyCity on May 13. More >>

UC leads cloud computing use for big data analytics

Monday, 2 May 2016, 1:44 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury is the first university in Australasia to develop cutting edge training through unique access to cloud infrastructure to solve big-data analysis problems and give staff and students free access to this cloud infrastructure. UC ... More >>

Over $3.5 million a year to grow primary industries talent

Monday, 2 May 2016, 10:48 am | GrowingNZ

Young Kiwis with an interest in the primary industries can apply for over $3.5 million in study assistance each year, says Andy Somerville of GrowingNZ. More >>

Schools "well prepared" for board of trustees nominations

Monday, 2 May 2016, 9:44 am | NZSTA

Nominations open next week (by 6 May) for New Zealand’s biggest democratic event, the School Trustee Elections. More than 13,000 people are needed to fill positions on boards of trustees at 2,500 schools throughout the country. More >>

Saying it with socks

Friday, 29 April 2016, 3:39 pm | Lincoln University

Hand knitted woolly socks, a pack of pineapple lumps and a personal letter are winging their way to international students coming to study at Lincoln University, a uniquely Kiwi way of saying welcome. International and Student Engagement Director Dee Coleman ... More >>

Sharing skills for the community

Friday, 29 April 2016, 3:32 pm | NZSTA

Jan Hewitt has always been involved with the schools in her community. Originally from Christchurch, she was on the PTA with the view of going on to the school board when she found herself moving north. So when she moved up to Whangarei with her family ... More >>

Au Pair Link Achieve First Ever National Healthy Heart Award

Friday, 29 April 2016, 2:38 pm | Au Pair Link

Au Pair Link Achieve First Ever National Healthy Heart Award - More >>

New Director for Graduate School of Nursing and Midwifery

Friday, 29 April 2016, 10:48 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Kathryn Holloway has been appointed as the new Director of the Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health at Victoria University of Wellington. More >>

Secondary school writers win mentorships with authors

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 3:09 pm | NS Society Of Authors

Three talented secondary school students have been selected as winners of the NZ Society of Authors Youth Mentorship Programme 2016. NZSA’s Youth Mentorship Programme is offered to three young writers (15-18yrs) every year and the selected youths will ... More >>

University of Otago appoints next Dean of Pharmacy

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 2:02 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago appoints next Dean of Pharmacy A leading researcher from Canada has been appointed as the next Dean of the University of Otago’s School of Pharmacy. Dr Carlo Marra is currently Dean and Professor at the School of Pharmacy at Memorial ... More >>

Mazda Foundation supports Kiwis across the country

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 11:37 am | Mazda Foundation

The Mazda Foundation has granted its first round of funding for the year, donating almost $60,000 to 18 individuals, community groups and charities around New Zealand. More >>

School Leavers Attracted by Hands on Courses

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 10:36 am | PORSE

School Leavers Attracted by Hands on Courses A career in childcare is becoming a popular choice for school leavers who are being attracted by practical, hands on courses. Samantha-Jo Aitchison had two careers in mind – joining the New Zealand ... More >>

MTG Hawke’s Bay finalist in Service IQ 2016 Museum Awards

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 5:22 pm | MTG Hawke's Bay

Museums Aotearoa have just announced the finalists in the Service IQ 2016 New Zealand Museum Awards and MTG Hawke’s Bay features as a finalist in three out of the ten award categories. More >>

Whitireia lecturer using 3D technology

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 4:39 pm | Whitireia

Whitireia design lecturer Alice Moore is hoping to finally complete the chess set carved by her great-grandfather during World War One by using 3D printing technology to recreate the piece he lost after he was wounded in battle. More >>

NZ wins world robotics schools champs title for eighth year

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 4:06 pm | Make Lemonade

For the eighth year in a row New Zealand has earned the right to call themselves world champions at the VEX world robotics championships held in Louisville, the United States, over Anzac weekend. More >>

Listening, context and asking questions

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 3:16 pm | NZSTA

Alec McNeil had no pre-conceived notions of what serving on a board would be like, he simply rolled up his sleeves and concentrated on understanding the roles and responsibilities of the board. More >>

Smart people needed to feed 9.6 billion people

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 12:01 pm | Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust

Smart people needed to feed 9.6 billion people on less land with less water More >>

Global edu-business giant damaging public education

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 9:22 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has joined 100 other international organisations in opposing the business practice of the global education giant Pearson, which it says is damaging children’s education around the world. More >>

David Seymour and more misinformation on school funding

Friday, 22 April 2016, 5:05 pm | Save Our Schools NZ

David Seymour’s press release today about the collapse of North Shore based private school, Corelli, has two whoppers in it. More >>

Top coach hosts youngsters in Cambridge

Friday, 22 April 2016, 4:36 pm | Ricki Herbert Football Academy

Former All Whites and Wellington Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert has flown back to New Zealand to work with almost 40 talented youngsters at a football camp in Cambridge. More >>

Gibbons Lectures to focus on Health IT

Friday, 22 April 2016, 10:10 am | Institute of IT Professionals

The Institute of IT Professionals (IITP) is pleased to announce the annual University of Auckland Computer Science Gibbons Memorial Lecture Series will kick off in Auckland on May 5. This year, the focus is on health-related IT projects. More >>

NZ contributes to global report

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 4:57 pm | University of Otago

A world-first study into the health and wellbeing of more than 154 million Indigenous and tribal peoples globally was launched today simultaneously in Melbourne and London, by Australia’s Lowitja Institute and the Lancet journal. More >>

Mosgiel Preschool is getting behind World Smokefree Day

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 4:52 pm | WellSouth

Arthur Burns Preschool has recently participated in the Little Lungs – Pūkahukahu Iti programme and are going the extra mile promoting the message “Keep your car and home Smokefree” to their families. More >>

UC celebrates a new Engineering Geology lectureship

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 4:20 pm | University of Canterbury

UC has signed a partnership with geotechnical engineering firm Pells Sullivan Meynink to sponsor a new senior lecturer position in Engineering Geology in the Department of Geological Sciences for five years. Engineering Geology began at the University ... More >>

New Science Initiative for Rotorua Schools to be Launched

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 3:06 pm | Te Taumata o Ngati Whakaue Iho Ake Trust

On Friday 22 April Ngati Whakaue will launch a new science initiative for Rotorua – ready-made House of Science resource kits for Rotorua schools. More >>

Whitireia hosts Australasian student paramedic conference

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 2:00 pm | Whitireia

Whitireia is currently hosting the inaugural Student Paramedics Australasia (SPA) conference at its Porirua Campus. More >>

Local student benefits from Whitireia scholarship

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 1:58 pm | Whitireia

Former Aotea College student Josh Casey is working towards a career in social and community work at Whitireia Community Polytechnic, and has been given a major boost with a secondary school leaver scholarship to help cover his fees. More >>

High School Students Experience Vintage

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 1:25 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Students from Hawke’s Bay high schools recently had a hands-on experience of vintage, picking grapes, analysing the fruit and making their own wine. More >>

Awards Presented at National Education Conference

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 12:29 pm | DEANZ

The 2016 Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ) Award was awarded at the organisation’s biennial conference in Hamilton last night at Hobbiton. The awards evening is part of the DEANZ conference that hosted around 200 delegates at ... More >>

Students Driving a Positive Movement – Nothing SADD About It

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 11:54 am | Students Against Dangerous Driving

Students Against Dangerous Driving (SADD), a student led organisation promoting safer driving among secondary school students, celebrates their 30--year anniversary this week with annual conferences being held across the country. More >>

Lighthouse Children's Day 2016 set to be bigger and better

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 10:02 am | Lighthouse at Home

( ) Auckland’s premier Children’s Day event will be held on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of April 2016 at the ASB Showgrounds, in Greenlane. From 9:30m – 5:30pm, this free entry event hosted by Lighthouse at-home, will leave children ... More >>

Giving young Kiwis a head start in technology careers

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 9:27 am | Microsoft New Zealand

AUCKLAND, 21 April 2016 – Thousands of young people from underserved communities in New Zealand will now have the opportunity to get their start in a career in technology thanks to Microsoft grants announced today for two Kiwi computer science education ... More >>

Empowered to make a difference - Kelly Slattery

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 1:42 pm | NZSTA

Kelly Slattery didn’t have fond memories of school growing up, so when her own children started attending school, she decided to stand for election to the board to see what it was like on the other side. "I wanted to be involved with the ... More >>

Oamaru Kindergartens getting behind Smokefree May

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 1:32 pm | WellSouth

Kindergartens that have recently participated in the Little Lungs – Pūkahukahu Iti programme are going the extra mile promoting the message “keep your car and home smokefree” to their families. More >>

Comic superheroes can explain modern sovereignty?

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 11:50 am | University of Auckland

Comic superheroes have thrilled people of all ages for decades. Be it in a comic book, or on the big screen like blockbuster movie Batman v Superman . More >>

ADLSI Expands Support for Law Students

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 11:40 am | Auckland District Law Society

Work experience and buddy schemes to launch at universities of Waikato and Canterbury, and work experience scheme at Victoria University of Wellington More >>

UC Music and Classics move to Arts Centre

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 11:08 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury has received a substantial donation to support the relocation of Music Performance and Classics programmes, along with the James Logie Memorial Collection of classical antiquities, to the Arts Centre in central Christchurch. More >>

Open Polytechnic students top in nationwide examinations

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 10:35 am | Open Polytechnic

Open Polytechnic student Denise Roux was recently named the top graduate in the New Zealand Law Society Legal Executive Diploma. More >>

Agreement strengthens New Zealand links at Peking University

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 9:52 am | University of Auckland

University of Auckland - Media Release - 18 April 2016 Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and New Zealand Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key today witnessed the signing of an agreement to strengthen the New Zealand Centre at Peking University (PKU). More >>

Mediocrity v Excellence

Monday, 18 April 2016, 4:43 pm | New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education

What separates good from great? Deborah Walker, CEO from the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education says, “In the current education climate, money and, to some extent, bias.” She claims many gifted children in the mainstream system are misunderstood, ... More >>

AUT’s Student Focus Recognised by Independent Panel

Monday, 18 April 2016, 3:40 pm | AUT University

An independent audit has shown AUT students benefit from the University’s focus on providing opportunity and being ‘genuinely centred on teaching, learning and student engagement’. More >>

Auckland University of Technology academic audit report

Monday, 18 April 2016, 3:37 pm | Academic Quality Agency for NZ Universities

The Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities is today releasing the report of its most recent academic audit of the Auckland University of Technology. More >>

New Zealand’s top digital learning teacher announced

Monday, 18 April 2016, 2:43 pm | The Mind Lab

Auckland, 18 April 2016 – Aorere College teacher, Gareth Haddon recently completed his Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital & Collaborative Learning) at The Mind Lab by Unitec. Last week, he was awarded the NEXT Foundation Expert Teacher ... More >>

8 high school students receive scholarships to study tourism

Monday, 18 April 2016, 1:47 pm | International Travel College

The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) has awarded scholarships to eight talented students from high schools in Auckland and Whangarei. The students received financial assistance to study towards a qualification in tourism at ITC ... More >>

Lecture on Monty Python’s Life of Brian and Jesus

Monday, 18 April 2016, 11:41 am | University of Auckland

Monty Python's film Life of Brian is known for its brilliant satirical humour. Less well known is that the film contains references to what was, at the time of its release, cutting edge biblical scholarship and life of Jesus research. More >>


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