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An open letter to all students: Students Matter

Friday, 19 September 2014, 4:40 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

Students have a critical role to play in the outcome of the General Election. There are 417,516 students in New Zealand and we make up 14% of the total number of voters. We have the collective power to decide who is leading the next Government. Every ... More >>

President of University Women Federation to speak

Friday, 19 September 2014, 4:07 pm | NZ Federation of Graduate Women

President of International Federation of University Women to Speak at Conference on Empowering Women as Leaders More >>

New departments get new heads

Friday, 19 September 2014, 2:39 pm | Lincoln University

Lincoln University has announced its Head of Department appointees for the four newly established departments making up the recently revamped Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce (previously the Faculty of Commerce). More >>

13 graduate as funeral directors

Friday, 19 September 2014, 10:38 am | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

They were presented with the NZ Diploma in Funeral Directing (Level 5) at a ceremony in Wellington on Wednesday night. More >>

Engagement role key to Victoria’s future plans

Friday, 19 September 2014, 9:15 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Grant Guilford is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement) whose role will be focused on increasing engagement with the University’s communities. More >>

Zoning out – is it time for a review?

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 3:23 pm | PPTA

The last few years have seen rising inequality between schools and the erosion of students’ right to attend their local school. More >>

Zoning out – is it time for a review?

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 3:23 pm | PPTA

The last few years have seen rising inequality between schools and the erosion of students’ right to attend their local school. More >>

Massey Expert on UN Project to Value Nature

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 3:07 pm | Massey University

Caption: Associate Professor Marjan van den Belt (second left, front row), with members of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in Bonn, Germany last week. Head of the panel, UK scientist Sir Robert Watson, ... More >>

University prepares for Blues Awards

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 2:11 pm | University of Waikato

Next month the Wallace Corporation University of Waikato Blues Awards celebrates more than 60 high-achieving students who excel in sports, and the creative and performing arts. More >>

Theme for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2015: 'Ngā Mātua'

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 12:53 pm | Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori

Ko te Kaupapa mō Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2015 ko ‘Ngā Mātua’ More >>

World-class US Universities come to Auckland

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 12:44 pm | US Embassy

Top American universities will converge in Auckland this weekend for the USA Universities College Fair hosted by the US Embassy. More >>

BMW Group joins AUT InterNZ Programme

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 12:27 pm | AUT University

Eleven lucky AUT graduates will be winging their way to the United States early in 2015 to take up paid internships as part of the expanded AUT interNZ programme. Launched in 2013, the programme gives AUT graduates an opportunity to experience the changing ... More >>

Proposed closure of VUW Māori business programme

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 5:38 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The Victoria Business School at Victoria University of Wellington has proposed closing the Māori Business programme, with a likely loss of two Senior Lecturer positions, and significant implications for the school and faculty as a whole. More >>

Positive feedback about new Design and Arts Degree

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 5:22 pm | Universal College Of Learning

Work is progressing to realise the Joint Wanganui District Council and UCOL Taskforce’s plans to reshape and revitalise the polytechnic. More >>

Celebrity Baby Bumps Found to Affect Pre-Natal Attachment

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 2:48 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Obsessing over celebrity baby bumps can have a negative impact on women’s attachment to their babies during pregnancy and after birth, Victoria University of Wellington research has found. More >>

AUT Opens New Centre to Boost NZ Science And Tech Education

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 2:43 pm | AUT University

Improving the entrepreneurial skills of tertiary students is one of the 15 live education projects at the new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Tertiary Education Centre (STEM-TEC) at AUT University. To achieve this, the project is currently establishing ... More >>

Student Loan Debt Continues to Climb

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 1:24 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

Student Loan Debt Continues to Climb – and students’ fear for the future mounts with it. More >>

School Kids Build Kiwi Shelter Boxes

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 5:09 pm | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua 16 September 2014: Howick Intermediate students nailed and hammered for a worthy cause recently building sturdy wooden kiwi shelter boxes for Rotorua’s Rainbow Springs . More >>

Young Chefs Step Up To The Plate

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 5:03 pm | NorthTec

Two young chefs from the NorthTec Hospitality Trades Academy scooped up silver medals at the national finals of the City and Guilds New Zealand Secondary School Culinary Challenge 2014. More >>

Major funding investment in University of Auckland research

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 3:32 pm | University of Auckland

Major funding investment in University of Auckland research The University of Auckland 16 September 2014 Major funding investment in University of Auckland research The University of Auckland has received 14 grants totalling more than $48 million of ... More >>

Lincoln’s star continues to rise in world rankings

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 2:24 pm | Lincoln University

The just released 2014-2015 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings has seen Lincoln University jump some 70 places to now sit in the 411-420 bracket. Lincoln is one of only two New Zealand universities to experience a rise in the world rankings ... More >>

Chris Cole Catley Writing Awards

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 2:18 pm | Michael King Writers' Centre

New awards for young writers in the Auckland region are being launched by the Michael King Writers’ Centre this year, as part of the Michael King Young Writers Programme. More >>

Children build “decent homes” to raise awareness

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 2:11 pm | Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity kicks off its third annual national children’s event, the Build Challenge, on 27 September. More >>

One Winner, Three Gold Medals in ‘Junior Masterchef'

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 12:59 pm | Manakau Institute of Technology

Nelson College edged out two very close competitors to take the National Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge Title for 2014. More >>

UC retains ranking in top three percent of universities

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 12:28 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury has retained its ranking among the top three per cent of universities in the world. More >>

University of Auckland retains number one ranking

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 12:12 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has again been ranked as the leading university in New Zealand following the publication of the 2014 QS World University Rankings. The University of Auckland has again been ranked as the leading university in New Zealand following ... More >>

Victoria University and MetService join forces

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 12:09 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington will offer the country’s first Master’s degree in meteorology, in partnership with New Zealand’s official weather forecaster MetService. The course, which will start in 2016, will be taught by Dr James McGregor and Associate ... More >>

Foundation for Youth Development Boosted by SAP Partnership

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 11:48 am | Foundation For Youth Development

The Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) is thrilled to announce their new partnership with SAP, a global leader in enterprise software, who have chosen to support FYD’s Career Navigator Programme. Career Navigator is a ready-for-work programme that's ... More >>

Te Kura O Hata Maria wins HP national tech competition

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 11:47 am | Rural Women New Zealand

Te Kura O Hata Maria School in Northland has been awarded $10,000 worth of HP products and support for their entry in the inaugural HP Rural Schools Competition. More >>

Open Polytechnic senior lecturer awarded fellowship

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 11:41 am | Open Polytechnic

Open Polytechnic senior lecturer in accounting Gwyn Narraway has been awarded a Fellowship by the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand for her outstanding service to the profession. More >>

Young Artists Take the Floor at Geoff Wilson Gallery

Monday, 15 September 2014, 4:35 pm | NorthTec

‘Flux’: a state of continuous change. The latest exhibition at Geoff Wilson gallery at NorthTec, ‘FLUX – Ideas to Reality’, opens a professional exhibition space to NorthTec’s youngest art students. For these emerging artists, continuous change ... More >>

BCITO Build-Ability Challenge winners announced

Monday, 15 September 2014, 4:21 pm | BCITO

Manawatu’s Feilding High School has been named the Supreme Winner of the BCITO Build-Ability Challenge. More >>

Private tertiary education celebrates success at awards

Monday, 15 September 2014, 3:22 pm | Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand

The country’s top private tertiary performers and the increasing importance of private tertiary providers were celebrated at the Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand Awards held in Queenstown last week. More >>

German, Kiwi films big winners at Uni Shorts 2014

Monday, 15 September 2014, 2:04 pm | Uni Shorts

AUCKLAND: German filmmakers dominated the awards at the third annual Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival held over the weekend in Auckland on 12-14 September. Four of the eight categories; including Best Animation, Best Documentary, Best Undergraduate ... More >>

International Students to Benefit From Runway Extension

Monday, 15 September 2014, 1:06 pm | Whitireia

International students are set to benefit from the planned runway extension proposed for Wellington Airport. More >>

International students to benefit from airport extension

Monday, 15 September 2014, 10:27 am | Weltec

International students are set to benefit from the planned runway extension proposed for Wellington Airport. More >>

NZUSA 'Not Achieved' on Cost of Student Debt

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 8:08 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to NZUSA President Daniel Haines’ claim the cost to taxpayers of forgiving student debt is only $8 billion, Taxpayers’ Union Spokesman Ben Craven says: More >>

Passionate Māori educator welcomed to the Bay

Friday, 12 September 2014, 5:23 pm | Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic welcomed new Director Education & Māori Development, Kieran Hewitson, to the senior leadership team. More >>

University receives more than $35 million in research funds

Friday, 12 September 2014, 12:18 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The University of Waikato has received more than $35 million in the 2014 round of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s new science research funding, claiming two of the top four amounts awarded. More >>

Major funding investment in University of Auckland science

Friday, 12 September 2014, 11:48 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has received more than $44 million in new funding in the latest funding round from the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Employment with a $25.5 million investment in leading-edge science research. The University ... More >>

Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge Final About to Begin

Friday, 12 September 2014, 11:46 am | Manakau Institute of Technology

The best regional secondary school culinary teams, hospitality tutors and a judging panel of industry-leading executive chefs have arrived at the Manukau Institute of Technology for the final of the cooking competition dubbed ‘Junior Masterchef’. More >>

NZ junior track cyclists gain psychological edge

Friday, 12 September 2014, 11:43 am | Massey University

A Massey University lecturer has been helping New Zealand’s next generation of track cyclists to get a competitive edge through the use of sport psychology. More >>

Students Congratulate Internet MANA on Free Tertiary Policy

Friday, 12 September 2014, 10:45 am | NZ Union of Students' Associations

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has welcomed today’s launch of the Internet MANA Party’s tertiary education, with the restoration of free education and universal access to liveable allowances at its core. More >>

Focus on fracking in law talk

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 5:20 pm | University of Waikato

A visiting law expert will use the controversial fracking process to demonstrate how the use of sustainable development law is evolving to deal with technological change. More >>

Full Steam Ahead For NorthTec’s STEM Programme

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 5:08 pm | NorthTec

Dissecting a rat to see how its innards differ from birds and humans was par for the course for a group of Tikipunga High School students who are working closely with NorthTec on a stream renovation project. More >>

Multi-million dollar boost for engineering research

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 5:06 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland engineering research has been awarded almost $20 million in new funding from the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) for a range of advanced technology projects and robotics. More >>

Te Kura Maori o Waatea

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 5:01 pm | Manukau Urban Maori Authority

The Manukau Urban Maori Authority (MUMA) is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Te Kura Maori o Waatea which will open in February next year. More >>

Government gets arrogant and reckless over charter schools

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 4:56 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa National President Judith Nowotarski says she’s flabbergasted that the government is throwing more money at its woeful charter school experiment a week before the election and just days after revelations of mismanagement at a charter ... More >>

Moving on Graduates Expo

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 4:43 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

The Southern Institute of Technology will be holding a moving on graduate’s expo at the SIT Main Campus Wednesday 17 September. This event is to assist our 2014 graduates in gaining employment once they graduate. This is the second year the event will ... More >>

Authorisation Board Welcomes New Partnership Schools

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 3:58 pm | Partnership Schools Authorisation Board

Partnership Schools/Kura Hourua Authorisation Board Chair Catherine Isaac has welcomed the announcement of a further four new Partnership Schools. More >>

Project aims to help NZers with hearing problems

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 2:52 pm | University of Canterbury

A major University of Canterbury research project, which today received a $1 million Government funding boost, aims to help many of the 500,000 New Zealanders who are deaf and have hearing problems. More >>

Otago researchers gain major science funding

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 2:50 pm | University of Otago

Six innovative University of Otago-led research proposals will receive $10.15 M in new science investment funding announced by the Government today. More >>

Unanswered Questions about Charter Schools

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 1:12 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

QPEC Chairperson, Bill Courtney, participated in two interviews broadcast on Radio New Zealand on Wednesday 10 September 2014 on the subject of the first five charter, or Partnership, schools. More >>

Brown genes run strong in AIMS Games multisport

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 12:56 pm | NZ Association of Intermediate and Middle Schools

Cameron Brown's normally impassive race-face was beaming proudly today as the ironman legend watched son Braeden compete at the NZCT AIMS Games in Tauranga. More >>

Leading international tourism expert wins research medal

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 10:12 am | University of Canterbury

Professor Michael Hall, a leading international sustainability and tourism researcher, has won the University of Canterbury’s annual Research Medal. More >>

1 in 6 Students Would be Better off with no Allowance

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 9:22 am | NZUSA

Research conducted by the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) shows that one in six students currently receiving a student allowance would be better off turning it down and applying as a low-income New Zealander for an accommodation ... More >>

Greens’ Inclusive Education Policy a good step forward

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 4:58 pm | Inclusive Education Action Group

The Inclusive Education Action Group (IEAG) welcomes the Greens’ commitment to base New Zealand’s education system on the principles of inclusion and the provision of need. More >>

University of Waikato Award for Pacific Education Advocate

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 3:01 pm | University of Waikato

Le Mamea Taulapapa Sefulu Ioane with Joan Bolger and University of Waikato Chancellor Jim Bolger when a delegation from the University visited Samoa last year. More >>

Partnership Schools Are a Shambles? ‘Relative to What?’

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 2:41 pm | Steve Thomas

“The Quality Public Education Consortium’s (QPEC) figures for higher per pupil funding are a distraction from more important questions about whether Partnership Schools are effective,” says PhD Scholar, Steve Thomas. More >>

New Farm Training Partnership Hits Southland

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 2:07 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

Recently the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) formally confirmed the partnership with Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre, to deliver agricultural training to Southlanders starting in September 2014. More >>


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