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Teachers wary over review

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 7:17 pm | NZEI

A taskforce to consider “Regulations Affecting School Performance” has reported back to Cabinet, raising concerns amongst teachers about the narrow goals it has for our schooling system. More >>

Top Hospitality Students Prepare to Battle It Out

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 3:45 pm | Weltec

Top Hospitality Students Prepare to Battle It Out Top hospitality students from the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) are getting ready to battle it out in a live kitchen cook off that will see one team named the nation’s best in the annual ... More >>

Prisoner Training Programme Promotes Achievement

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 3:22 pm | Weltec

A new educational and sports programme delivered at Rimutaka Prison starts next week with 15 prisoners enrolling in the National Certificate in Fitness Foundation Skills) Level 2. The 15 week programme will give prisoners key skills in customer ... More >>

Summer Research Scholarships open for student applications

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 2:00 pm | University of Waikato

What do the recovery strategies of elite netballers and the co-digestion of sewage sludge have in common? They’re two of 60 topics confirmed in the University of Waikato’s next round of Summer Research Scholarships. During the 10-week programme, ... More >>

Canterbury student launches clothing label website

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 1:44 pm | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury international business and law student has launched a New Zealand clothing label website aimed at female rural wear, with the help of a university summer scholarship. More >>

Polytechnic recognises MAINZ tutor

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 1:01 pm | Tai Poutini Polytechnic

The winner of Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s (TPP) top teaching accolade for 2013 says helping students find a place in the audio industry is the best reward for his work. More >>

Investment in international education provides boost

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 12:20 pm | Education New Zealand

A plan to launch New Zealand’s first double LLM degree with China, and a marketing alliance targeting German applied science students are two of 18 new initiatives to receive development funding, Education New Zealand announced today. More >>

New law internship is one of a kind

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 12:10 pm | University of Waikato

Law students at the University of Waikato will have the chance to work on real cases as part of a new law internship programme – the first of its kind in New Zealand – established between the University’s Te Piringa – Faculty of Law, and the ... More >>

Schools would see positive impact from minimum wage increase

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 12:02 pm | NZEI

Labour’s promise to raise the minimum wage by $2 an hour to $16.25 if it wins the election would have a noticeable impact for low-paid school and pre-school support staff and low decile school students, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

Innovative courseware development on agenda

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 10:47 am | Open Polytechnic

Finding out more about the Open Polytechnic’s work in developing a range of innovative online and tablet based courseware was on the agenda for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce during his campus visit today. More >>

Hui fono focuses on culture and creativity

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 10:44 am | University of Auckland

Maori and Pasifika students will tackle the issue of how to integrate culture into their work at an upcoming hui fono in Northland. The students from the National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries at the University of Auckland head North on Friday ... More >>

Principals Warn Novopay Woes Not Over Yet

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 2:43 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Principals are encouraged by the announcement today that Talent2 has withdrawn from delivering the sector’s controversial Novopay payroll, but warns there is a long way to go before principals will have any confidence in the system. More >>

Commemoration to mark 99 years since Chunuk Bair

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 1:21 pm | Massey University

Gallipoli frequently gets all the attention, but a commemoration to mark the 99th anniversary of another key battle involving the 1st New Zealand Expeditionary Force will be held at Massey University’s Wellington campus on August 8. More >>

Government Novopay buy-out too late and schools still paying

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 1:06 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa says that while the Government buy-out of Novopay from Talent2 is a welcome decision, it should have been made at least a year ago. More >>

BOP report highlights key tertiary education priorities

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 12:39 pm | Tertiary Action Plan

Increasing Māori participation in tertiary education is crucial to the wellbeing and economic growth in the Bay of Plenty, according to a report ahead of a collective action plan to deliver industry-focused education and research in the region. More >>

Research reveals unsustainability of America’s workplaces

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 9:23 am | Victoria University of Wellington

The research of a Victoria University of Wellington lecturer who shadowed truck drivers, Wall Street traders and unemployed workers in the United States for several months, reveals the precarious nature of America’s workforce. Dr Benjamin Snyder, ... More >>

Immunisation expert to advise global NGO

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 5:51 pm | University of Auckland

A New Zealand immunisation expert has been invited to join the World Health Organisation’s strategic advisory group on immunisation. More >>

Unpicking the hype of 3D Printing

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 3:22 pm | Manukau Institute of Technology

David ten Have visits our School of Engineering this week, to present a high-level tour of digital fabrication and 3D printing in particular. More >>

Seeking memories of Berhampore

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 3:18 pm | Berhampore School

Berhampore School is turning 100 in 2015 and a group of parents is seeking stories from anyone who has memories to share about the school or suburb. "We would love to gather the stories of anyone who has a connection with the area", says Kerryn ... More >>

MYOB welcomes initiative to boost ICT learning in schools

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 3:07 pm | MYOB

Reviewing role of Digital Technologies in school curriculum is a great step towards tackling ICT skills shortage in NZ More >>

Property scholarships open to Kiwi students

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 2:39 pm | Keystone Trust

With university entrance on the minds of many high school students at the moment, leading New Zealand property trust Keystone New Zealand Property Education Trust has opened its doors for suitable candidates for its 2015 property scholarships, ... More >>

Student challenge offers exclusive work expeience in Asia

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 1:41 pm | Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Almost one million university students across Australia and New Zealand have the chance to launch their careers in a once in a lifetime opportunity, through a new competition which opens today. More >>

More emphasis on microbes required in food safety

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 1:37 pm | Lincoln University

Current concepts regarding food safety and security may be inadequate for fully addressing what is an increasingly complex issue. That’s according to Lincoln University Senior Lecturer in Food Microbiology, Dr Malik Hussain. More >>

UCOL photographers eye the prize

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 1:21 pm | UCOL

UCOL’s photography aspirations will be focussed on the Epson / NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards to be announced next Monday. Thirty six Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging (BAVI) and Diploma Photographic Imaging students have submitted entries to ... More >>

IITP calls for new Digital Learning Area in school

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 12:52 pm | Institute of IT Professionals

The Institute of IT Professionals (IITP) welcomes the Government's announcement today of a new science and technology strategic plan, in particular the commitment to review the positioning and content of Digital Technologies within the New Zealand Curriculum. More >>

Wellington Educationalist Recognised by International Body

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 12:00 pm | Weltec

Dr Linda Sissons, CNZM and Chief Executive of the Wellington Institute of Technology has been named Chair of the Board of Governors by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL). Dr Sissons has headed up the Wellington Institute of Technology since 1999 and been ... More >>

Ten scholarships on offer worth $40,000 each

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 11:45 am | University of Waikato

Students wanting to apply for a scholarship worth up to $40,000 at the University of Waikato have only a month left to do so. As part of this year’s 50th celebrations, the University of Waikato is offering ten Golden Jubilee School Leaver Scholarships ... More >>

UCOL Nursing students claim new horizons

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:27 am | UCOL

Whanganui UCOL Nursing student Deshannon Matthews credits her boys as the reason she is pursuing a career in Nursing. “They are my life, and I will do all I can to give them the life they deserve,” she says. More >>

Bright Future For Shadowing Students

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:22 am | CPA Australia

Eight top Victoria University accounting and commercial law students will each spend a day in the office with a senior public sector finance executive following an initiative by global accounting body CPA Australia. More >>

Shortlist announced for major schools building project

Monday, 28 July 2014, 4:14 pm | Ministry of Education

Two consortia have been shortlisted for a major schools building project to construct four schools worth more than $200m, says Kim Shannon, head of the Education Infrastructure Service for the Ministry of Education. The four schools to be built by the successful ... More >>

New international arts residency has contemporary focus

Monday, 28 July 2014, 3:47 pm | Massey University

South Australian artist Christian Thompson is the first recipient of one of the most ambitious international artist-in-residence programmes to be staged in New Zealand. More >>

Future of cyber security featured in Winter Lecture Series

Monday, 28 July 2014, 3:13 pm | University of Waikato

With the cyber security market expected to grow to US$94 billion by 2017, the University of Waikato will take a look at the future of online security at this year’s Winter Lecture Winter Lecture Series More >>

Let’s Protest the Rape of Our Soils

Monday, 28 July 2014, 2:04 pm | Dr John Baker

While discussions about climate change are serious and must be addressed, they are distracting us from an even more important issue. More >>

International aid worker to spend next week at University

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:49 am | University of Canterbury

A leading international humanitarian aid worker will be talking to students at the University of Canterbury next week to encourage them to get out into the world and people in need. More >>

Sports scientists expecting personal bests from Pascoe

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:48 am | University of Canterbury

New Zealand’s star para swimmer Sophie Pascoe is likely to win medals and achieve personal bests in her events at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next week, says her performance analyst and University of Canterbury bio-mechanics expert Matt Ingram. More >>

Time running out for researcher with motor neurone disease

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:47 am | University of Canterbury

A terminally-ill University of Canterbury researcher is almost running out of time to complete her research before motor neurone disease takes over her life. More >>

Green light for Bay campus

Friday, 25 July 2014, 2:04 pm | Bay of Plenty Tertiary Education Partnership

The Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust’s (TECT) decision to provide valuable funding to a planned tertiary campus in downtown Tauranga has been welcomed by the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Education Partnership. More >>

Maths, computer science and statistics cups awarded

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:20 pm | Massey University

The three top students in mathematics, statistics and computer science at Albany were presented with trophies to celebrate their achievement recently. More >>

New drowning rescue steps could save lives

Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:49 pm | University of Auckland

A New Zealand researcher from the University of Auckland, Jonathon Webber, is part of an international study team that has come up with a new way to help prevent drowning. More >>

UCOL strengthens community links

Friday, 25 July 2014, 12:26 pm | UCOL

Helen Craig has joined Whanganui UCOL as Director of Community Relations, a role established as a result of the Joint Taskforce with Wanganui District Council last year. The role is in response to community working party recommendations to strengthen ... More >>

Schools would welcome solar power

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 5:20 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa believes schools would welcome the opportunity to save money on power bills through the Greens’ Solar in Schools policy. More >>

What are National Standards really being used for?

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 2:44 pm | NZEI

The National Government needs to come clean about its plans to link controversial National Standards data, such as those released today, to future decisions about school funding and teacher pay. More >>

Student Film Maker Wins National Award

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 2:14 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

National media competition winner Ali Beal has been dubbed “a fire cracker” by her screen production lecturers at EIT. In fact, she’s more like the entire boxful of fireworks – colourful, theatrical and delighting in delivering the unexpected. More >>

School Leadership Project Launch

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:45 pm | Maxim Institute

What is the “magic” of great school leaders, and how do we replicate it? What does it look like when popular leadership theory meets actual school life? Maxim Institute’s latest education project explores these questions. More >>

NZ schoolchildren not disadvantaged by part-time work

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:14 pm | University of Otago

Schoolchildren who combine schoolwork with a part-time job do not appear to suffer from any long-term disadvantage, University of Otago research suggests. More >>

Makeover for Both Sides of the Fence education website

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 11:19 am | Walking Access Commission

School children around New Zealand will enjoy a more colourful, dynamic and fun experience when using the popular Both Sides of the Fence education website. The site, online at, has been recently upgraded with new and improved ... More >>

UCOL makes a racquet with four sporting codes

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 10:55 am | UCOL

In a sporting first, UCOL has brought four codes together for intensive training under its new racquet sports conditioning programme. More >>

Surveillance a part of everyday life

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 9:28 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Details of casual conversations and a comprehensive store of ‘deleted’ information were just some of what Victoria University of Wellington students found during a project to uncover what records companies keep. More >>

Porse Bringing Te Reo Alive in Maori Language Week

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 3:55 pm | PORSE

New Zealand’s leading in-home childcare provider, PORSE is helping keep Te Reo alive supporting the Government’s initiative to encourage more Maori to participate in early childhood education. More >>

Effort to eliminate religious education misdirected

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Christian Network

New Zealand Christian Network spokesman Glyn Carpenter says efforts by Secular Education Network to close down Bible in Schools are misdirected. More >>

Downed Malaysian Plane Could Impact NZ Economy

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 1:33 pm | Massey University

The shooting down of Malaysian Airways flight MH17 over Ukraine may yet have an impact on New Zealand’s economy, says a Russian economist from Massey University. More >>

Will the Greens’ ECE Policy Really Benefit Children?

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 1:29 pm | Home Education Foundation

The Greens Party yesterday announced as a key part of its election platform that it would be supporting families by seeking to extend the 20 hours’ free early childhood education (ECE) subsidy to 2-year-old children. More >>

Alliance between universities benefits land-based industries

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 12:28 pm | Joint Press Release

A new agreement signed in July between Lincoln University and Open Polytechnic will give domestic and international students increased access to agriculture, horticulture and environment qualifications at undergraduate and postgraduate level. More >>

Wine, architecture and the tourism experience

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 11:17 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Architecture is a key factor in the creation of food and wine tourism experiences say researchers at Victoria University of Wellington. Dr Julia Albrecht from the School of Management and Tobias Danielmeier from the School of Architecture are working ... More >>

Wellington’s street-connecting walkways could be better

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 11:02 am | University of Otago

Graffiti, litter, and insufficient lighting and signage on Wellington’s street-connecting walkways are likely to be discouraging their use, researchers say. A University of Otago, Wellington study of 118 of the Capital’s street-connecting walkways found ... More >>

Egg-citement in the Bay as world record broken!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 5:13 pm | Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

It was all hands on deck today when 207 Bay of Plenty Polytechnic staff and students joined forces to break a Guinness World Record – for the ‘most people dipping egg soldiers simultaneously’. More >>

Warren Maxwell to guest perform at CPIT

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 5:06 pm | CPIT

Be unique, be sincere and be proficient, says prominent New Zealand musician Warren Maxwell. That’s the advice he has been giving promising young musicians for 10 years and he will give CPIT Musical Arts students the same advice when he visits ... More >>

Youngsters benefit from Sail training

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 1:54 pm | R.Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust

A recent survey carried out by the R. Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust has confirmed the Trust’s sail training programme develops confidence, builds teamwork and enhances leadership skills. More >>

Tai Poutini Polytechnic Personal Presentation Course

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 1:37 pm | Tai Poutini Polytechnic

A community-focused course at Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) is helping local students gain confidence in their future. More >>

Student Activism Still Alive at Victoria

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 1:29 pm | Reclaim Vic

Newly formed student activist group Reclaim Vic are set to host their first public speaker event this Wednesday at 2pm. The Victoria University student led group formed in response to the increasing corporatisation of the tertiary sector. More >>


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