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Ag industry’s star shines with support from scholarship

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 4:21 pm | CRV Ambreed

Massey University Master’s student Vanessa Robinson recently returned from an all-expenses-paid trip to Holland thanks to a scholarship from CRV Ambreed, where she spent time in the company’s head office learning about the AI industry to support ... More >>

Promoting physically active children in car-dependent NZ

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 12:45 pm | Massey University

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of car ownership in the world and cities that are purpose-built for car travel. One of the consequences of our car dependency has been declining rates of physical activity, despite compelling evidence of its ... More >>

New Appointment to Whitireia and WelTec Council

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 12:05 pm | WelTech and Whitireia

Roger Sowry, Chair of the Council of WelTec and Whitireia today announced the appointment of Antony Royal to the institutions’ governing body. “I am very pleased to announce Antony’s appointment and delighted he has accepted this new role,” says Mr Sowry. More >>

Leading businessman announced as Lincoln Hub chair

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 11:36 am | Lincoln University

Another milestone in the development of a national agricultural hub at Lincoln has been reached with the appointment of a chair. More >>

Workshop to grow teaching skills for language schools

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 9:57 am | CLANZ

Two of Wellington’s leading experts on community languages will be providing free training to community language teachers at a workshop this coming weekend organised by the Community Languages Association of New Zealand (CLANZ). More >>

Swept Away by the Sea

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 3:54 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Blair Milligan, 18, is one of the newest graduates from the Royal New Zealand Navy, celebrating the completion of the naval Basic Common Training Course (BCT) today in front of his proud family. More >>

Clear-cut win for Whanganui glass artist

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 3:15 pm | UCOL

A Whanganui Glass Lecturer has beaten out more than 40 finalists from around the world in an international juried kiln-glass exhibition, and has been named one of the best new artists in kiln-glass. More >>

Māori Funds Welcomed; But Caution Needed

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 1:26 pm | Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

The government’s announcement to invest up to $2.5 million a year over the next two years in Māori-led science and innovation has been cautiously welcomed by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM), the country’s only Māori Centre of Research Excellence. More >>

Tertiary education leader takes senior position at Waiariki

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 1:23 pm | Waiariki Institute Of Technology

Waiariki Institute of Technology is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Jefferies as Director of Partnerships and Planning. Richard is an accomplished senior tertiary education leader, having been Provost (Deputy Chief Executive) at Te Whare ... More >>

Government claims on student support hopelessly misleading

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 12:55 pm | NZUSA

Students are slamming the “hopelessly misleading and untrue” claims by Government Ministers that their “cracking down” on overseas based-borrowers is either successful or has led to “increased support for current students”. More >>

3-way partnership adds up for business & accounting students

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 11:16 am | University of Waikato

A new agreement between three tertiary institutions provides an improved pathway for access to business and accounting qualifications. The agreement was signed earlier this month between the University of Waikato, the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic (BoPP) ... More >>

Northland College: huge improvements in NCEA achievement

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 5:25 pm | Youth Horizons Trust

The last day of term 1 is worth celebrating for Northland College as success in NCEA levels one and two increased in 2013. On Thursday April 17, the Police sound stage truck will entertain and help students celebrate their success during their lunch ... More >>

Scholarships secured for Whanganui youth

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 5:16 pm | Universal College Of Learning

At a ceremony on campus with staff and whānau, 31 Rangatahi (youth) were awarded Youth Guarantee scholarship certificates for fee free study at Whanganui UCOL. More >>

HBHS First XV to Japan for international rugby tournament

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 4:57 pm | Lodge Real Estate

The 2014 Hamilton Boys High School (HBHS) First XV rugby team will this week come face to face with 16 of the world’s best secondary school rugby teams in Japan’s Sanix World Rugby Youth Invitational Tournament. More >>

Media Design School partners with PlayStation® in a NZ first

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 3:38 pm | Media Design School

Media Design School has partnered with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) to become the only tertiary institute in New Zealand where students can develop for PlayStation platforms. More >>

Smartphone satellite wins NASA Space Apps Challenge

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 3:34 pm | AUT University

Figuring out how to convert a smartphone into a micro satellite in just 48 hours has won a team of four students top honours at New Zealand’s only International NASA Space Apps Challenge, hosted by AUT University and the US Embassy. More >>

Novopay a clear winner in this year’s Roger Awards

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 3:27 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Talent2, the company that bought us Novopay, is a deserving winner of the People’s Choice Award in the 2013 Roger Awards for the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand. More >>

Ecopoint Donates LED Lighting to Maungaraki School

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 1:16 pm | ecopoint

Ecopoint, the Wellington based company that specialises in LED lighting solutions, is proud to announce it has donated LED lights to Maungaraki School library, as part of a trial undertaken in partnership with the Dynamis Project. More >>

Law Schools to work closer together after signing

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 12:27 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato’s Te Piringa - Faculty of Law has signed a letter of intent with the School of Law at China’s Yantai University. More >>

Industry Training Act Passes But Opportunities Lost

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:54 am | Industry Training Federation

At the end of the Government initiated Industry Training Review, Parliament today passed the Industry Training and Apprenticeship Amendment Act, which updated the previous Industry Training Act. The Industry Training Federation Chief Executive ... More >>

Passionate entrepreneur to receive honorary doctorate

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:51 am | University of Canterbury

One of New Zealand’s most passionate political, philanthropic business entrepreneurs will receive a University of Canterbury honorary doctorate at the graduation ceremony tomorrow (Thursday). More >>

Auckland Grammar to Build State of the Art Classroom Block

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 10:51 am | Auckland Grammar School

Auckland, 16 April 2014 – Auckland Grammar School, today announced the biggest fundraising campaign in the school’s history to help pay for a new state-of-the-art classroom block. More >>

akeover for New Zealand’s eLearning Guidelines

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 10:41 am | Ako Aotearoa

Makeover for New Zealand’s eLearning Guidelines offers better support for tertiary online teaching and learning More >>

Communicating Learning: Parent Engagement Forum

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 2:09 pm | Learning Auckland

Evidence shows that parents and whānau can have a huge impact on children’s learning. To support schools and ECEs in their efforts to build strong learning-focused partnerships with parents and whanau, Learning Auckland presents Communicating Learning: Parent ... More >>

Scratchie tickets are a winner for Life Education Trust

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 12:03 pm | Life Education Trust

Almost quarter of a million dollars was raised for Life Education Trust during a month-long nationwide in-store campaign at The Warehouse, meaning more children can attend learning modules and current teaching methods will move to a digital platform. More >>

Wintec Secures Major Contract in Saudi Arabia

Monday, 14 April 2014, 3:22 pm | Wintec

The Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) has won a contract to jointly operate a cluster of three new vocational training colleges in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, starting later this year. It is the first New Zealand educational organisation to ... More >>

Graphic design graduation a first for Awa City Clubhouse

Monday, 14 April 2014, 12:39 pm | UCOL

The first ever Awa City Clubhouse members to graduate with UCOL Certificates in Graphic Design will have their own ceremony at Whanganui UCOL this week. Eight students ranging in age from 20 to 68 years will collect the Certificate they gained thanks to a year-long ... More >>

University of Auckland offers new Master of Teaching degree

Friday, 11 April 2014, 3:00 pm | University of Auckland

The country’s largest tertiary teacher education provider, the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education, will offer a Master of Teaching (Primary) from July 2014. More >>

More Kiwi Kids to Benefit From Technology Savvy Teachers

Friday, 11 April 2014, 11:39 am | UNITEC

Kiwi kids are set to benefit from a drastically different classroom experience thanks to a new joint venture between The Mind Lab and Unitec Institute of Technology. More >>

Update from Phillipstown School

Friday, 11 April 2014, 11:32 am | Phillipstown School

Phillipstown School’s Lawyer have been speaking with the Crowns Lawyers. The Crowns Lawyers have said that the Minister of Education is prepared to delay and defer the appointment of the Change Manager and Residual Manager for Phillipstown until 31st ... More >>

New financial education toolbox rolled out to schools

Friday, 11 April 2014, 8:58 am | Financial Literacy and Retirement Income

Teachers across New Zealand will now have access to a brand new suite of tools and resources to help them teach financial literacy in the classroom. The FCP toolkit (Financial Capability Progressions toolkit) has been launched to all schools after ... More >>

Waikato youth biodiversity day a hit

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 5:14 pm | University of Waikato

Frodo the morepork, a hive of bees, a tree-climbing demo and talks from young bio-diversity enthusiasts made for a great day out for 60 youngsters last month. The occasion was the Pukemokemoke Youth Biodiversity Day, an event hosted by the Waikato Biodiversity ... More >>

Kiwi kids bring Anzac history to life In Minecraft

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 4:36 pm | Media Design School

Auckland War Memorial Museum has teamed up with Media Design School and their ‘Pick & Shovel’ community to recreate ANZAC history in Minecraft®. More >>

Planning for her future

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 3:59 pm | University of Waikato

Making plans to move to the Waikato from South Africa after finishing high school was an obvious choice for Lana Kotze, since Hamilton happened to be a similar size to her hometown. More >>

First Bachelor of Youth Development Degrees to be Awarded

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 3:46 pm | Wellington Institute of Technology

An opportunity to learn alongside leading practitioners in youth work was the catalyst for Wilson Chan to study on the Wellington Institute of Technology’s Bachelor of Youth Development degree. More >>

Programme to increase Pasifika NCEA achievement praised

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 2:52 pm | State Services Commission

“A joined-up approach led by Ministry of Education and Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs will have long-term benefits for our Pasifika youth,” States Services Commissioner Iain Rennie said. More >>

Addressing misconceptions about psychopaths

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 12:16 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Psychopaths are often portrayed as untreatable supercriminals but Professor Devon Polaschek from Victoria University will question these depictions in her inaugural professorial lecture next week. More >>

Board appointment for senior lecturer

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 2:06 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato Screen and Media Studies senior lecturer Dr Gareth Schott has been appointed to the Government’s Film and Literature Board of Review for three years. More >>

Māori researchers keep pressure on funding stalemate

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 2:03 pm | University of Waikato

Māori researchers are calling on Government Ministers to come up with ways of tackling the issue of Māori research funding. They believe the decision not to advance Māori research body Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga into the final round for Centre of Research ... More >>

Auckland international students to graduate from Otago Poly

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 12:11 pm | Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus, in partnership with Future Skills Academy, will have its first cohort of graduands walk across the stage and receive their qualifications this Friday, 11 April at the Auckland Town Hall. More >>

NZEI members to vote on new education roles

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 11:06 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa wants the Government to produce the details of its $360-million “executive principal” and “expert teacher” package so it can discuss the proposals with members. More >>

German research award for Massey scientist

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 5:11 pm | Massey University

Massey University Professor of Molecular Genetics Barry Scott has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award, worth around $100,000, by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. More >>

Hekia Parata fails to answer basic questions

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 3:58 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Education Minister Hekia Parata’s inability to answer even the most basic questions about her proposed new Executive Principal roles will have alarm bells ringing in school communities all around the country, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris ... More >>

‘Jim’s Letters’ a moving story of a soldier’s short life

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 1:21 pm | Massey University

War affects children, and it is important they understand how it impacts families and societies, says Professor of War Studies Glyn Harper, who has written a new children’s book based around correspondence between a New Zealand boy and his Gallipoli-bound ... More >>

BuzzShift’s Cameron Gawley to talk at The Project

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 1:12 pm | AUT University

Organisers of The Project: Digital Disruption have announced the final four names on the speaking line-up, including American digital strategist Cameron Gawley. Gawley, a self-described serial entrepreneur and growth hacker, was named as the fifth most ... More >>

Principals Set Conditions Following Wellington Meeting

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 11:15 am | New Zealand Principals' Federation

School Principals Set Conditions Following Wellington Meeting School Principals from across the country gathered in Wellington on Friday to discuss the latest government policy, ‘Investing for Educational Success’. They recommended that continued ... More >>

Children’s beliefs affect maths performance

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 10:37 am | University of Canterbury

A general perception that New Zealand school children are not doing as well as they should in maths may not be entirely correct, a University of Canterbury researcher has found. More >>

Upcoming Public Policy Lectures at Victoria University

Monday, 7 April 2014, 4:35 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Systems Change in the Manufacturing Sector: Innovation and Access to Technologies for Sustainable Development Date: Friday, 11 April Venue: The Treasury, 1 The Terrace, Level 5, Rooms 510-511 Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm More >>

International orthopaedic award for equine pioneer

Monday, 7 April 2014, 2:57 pm | Massey University

World-renowned equine surgeon Dr Wayne McIlwraith is the first veterinarian to be recognised with a top honour from the United States Orthopaedic Research Society. More >>

Chromebooks Connect Kura

Monday, 7 April 2014, 1:46 pm | Te Wananga o Raukawa

Ōtaki will take a giant leap towards becoming a world leader in digital education today and no one is more excited than the kids of Te Kura a Iwi o Whakatupuranga Rua Mano. More >>

Painting to commemorate Antarctic soil research

Monday, 7 April 2014, 12:44 pm | University of Waikato

A painting depicting the first-ever Antarctic expedition dedicated to exploring Antarctic soils was gifted to the University of Waikato last month at an event held to celebrate 44 years of Earth sciences research and to commemorate the University’s 50th anniversary. More >>

UC PhD student seeks solutions to child behavioural problems

Monday, 7 April 2014, 10:46 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury health sciences PhD student is investigating a different approach to solving behavioural and emotional problems in young children. More >>

School Principals Set Conditions Following Wellington Meetin

Monday, 7 April 2014, 10:32 am | New Zealand Principals' Federation

School Principals from across the country gathered in Wellington on Friday to discuss the latest government policy, ‘Investing for Educational Success’. They recommended that continued participation by principals in this initiative is contingent upon ... More >>

Hot demand for youth scholarships

Friday, 4 April 2014, 4:56 pm | UCOL

Over 70 keen young learners were this week awarded scholarship certificates for one year of full-time fee free study at UCOL. More >>

Funding for two breast cancer research projects

Friday, 4 April 2014, 4:25 pm | University of Auckland

Two innovative breast cancer research projects at the University of Auckland have gained funding from the Health Research Council. More >>

Resource scarcity under spotlight at Foreign Policy School

Friday, 4 April 2014, 4:03 pm | University of Otago

This year’s University of Otago Foreign Policy School will bring together an impressive line-up of national and international speakers to graple with the issue of global resource scarcity. More >>

One of NZ’s Oldest School’s Opens NZ’s Newest Buildings

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 4:48 pm | Rangi Ruru Girls' School

Tomorrow sees the opening of the first two of several new buildings on the Rangi Ruru Girls’ School campus in Christchurch. More >>

Another record year for Māori graduates

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 4:40 pm | Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi will celebrate another record number of graduates at its traditional hīkoi and capping ceremony in Whakatāne on Friday, April 11. More >>

Minister of Education compromises senior OECD official

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 4:12 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

The Quality Public Education Coalition is concerned that an OECD official's integrity and independence has been compromised by New Zealand’s Minister of Education, Hekia Parata. More >>

Earth and computer sciences collaboration a success

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 3:59 pm | University of Waikato

When Earth Sciences student Gemma Johnson embarked on a University of Waikato Summer Research Scholarship, she didn’t expect to come out of the experience with her first research collaboration under her belt. More >>

 

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