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Major report on how organisations coped with the earthquakes

Sunday, 21 December 2014, 1:27 pm | University of Canterbury

A major University of Canterbury report has found a high level of innovation and adaptability shown by hundreds of organisations in Canterbury following the earthquakes. More >>

Nursing a happy career choice

Friday, 19 December 2014, 4:21 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

When she was a school leaver, becoming a registered nurse wasn’t Laura Stone’s first choice, but she couldn’t be happier now about her career direction. More >>

Promising Student Wins Airport Scholarship

Friday, 19 December 2014, 2:58 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

EIT tourism and travel student Shani Stewart has won an inaugural Hawke’s Bay Airport Ltd scholarship that will help cover the cost of her diploma study fees next year. More >>

Design and Arts Degree approved

Friday, 19 December 2014, 12:53 pm | UCOL

The new Bachelor of Design and Arts to be taught at Whanganui UCOL next year has been approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Executive Dean of Humanities and Business at UCOL, Steve Sorsby, said “this is a major step forward and affirmation ... More >>

A Memorandum of Understanding to improve student safety

Friday, 19 December 2014, 11:55 am | NZ Teachers Council

The New Zealand Teachers Council and the New Zealand School Trustees Association are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. More >>

Rabobank Scholarship recipients announced at Smedley Station

Friday, 19 December 2014, 11:44 am | Public Trust

Smedley Station today announced the recipients of the 2014 Rabobank Scholarships, totalling $26,300 for the coming year. Rabobank sponsors Smedley Graduates to study relevant Diploma and Degree courses. More >>

PNG’s ‘paradox of plenty’ outlined in UN report

Friday, 19 December 2014, 11:28 am | Massey University

Transferring massive mining industry profits into improving the health, education and wellbeing of a struggling population is a key challenge for Papua New Guinea, says the author of a new UN report. More >>

Top achievers win UC International College scholarships

Friday, 19 December 2014, 11:18 am | University of Canterbury

UC International College (UCIC) has announced the first two winners of the Navitas Academic Scholarships with Zhang Yuting and Wang Jiang Jun receiving the scholarships at a ceremony at the College yesterday. More >>

James Street School strides toward gold

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 2:49 pm | Toi Te Ora

Whakatane’s James Street School has become the latest school in the Eastern Bay to achieve a Bronze accreditation award as part of the Health Promoting Schools programme. More >>

Weta waste part of student's summer job description

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 12:15 pm | Lincoln University

It might seem Lincoln University student Morgan Shields got the short end of the stick when the Department of Ecology was handing out summer scholar assignments—his involves collecting weta droppings. More >>

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori: $2.4m for Māori language

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 12:07 pm | Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori is pleased to announce that it will soon distribute $2,439,524.00 of Mā te Reo funding to 85 successful applicants. Every year, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori distributes Māori language community funding to whānau, hapū, ... More >>

ITC student scores highest mark in NZ for IATA qualification

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 11:02 am | International Travel College

One very bright student at the International Travel College (ITC) has scored the highest mark in New Zealand for the IATA Foundation Exam. Anastasiya Kolchunova is an international student from Russia who has been at ITC since February 2013. More >>

Who is fuel poor and why?

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 9:40 am | Joint Press Release

A scholarship to study fuel poverty in New Zealand has been awarded to an Otago University student. Fatima McKague has been awarded the Todd Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in Energy Research, worth $25,000 per annum for up to three years, to ... More >>

Recyclable cushion entrepreneurs take sustainability award

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 3:13 pm | BCC

Recyclable cushion making company, Jesh Designs, have won the Global Future Charitable Trust Award for excellence in environmental sustainability and a $1000 cash prize. More >>

India research projects win Asia NZ Foundation funding

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 2:57 pm | Asia New Zealand Foundation

Two New Zealand academics will undertake fieldwork in India next year after being awarded funding by the Asia New Zealand Foundation. More >>

Unique forestry course takes root

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 12:03 pm | Lincoln University

A unique new Lincoln University forestry course will be delivering cutting-edge training in a Northland school next year. Subject to funding, LincolnFirst Telford, a division of Lincoln University, will run the inaugural course at Kaikohe’s Northland College ... More >>

Trainee Chef Awarded Scholarship

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 11:47 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

Winning the inaugural Noel Crawford Memorial Chef Scholarship is the icing on the cake for student chef John Bland. More >>

Nearly 1400 students graduating from Canterbury University

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 10:05 am | University of Canterbury

Nearly 1400 students graduating from University of Canterbury this week December 17, 2014 More than 1400 students will graduate from the University of Canterbury this week. The ceremonies will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) and Friday with 1376 ... More >>

New Toi Māori Degree a First for Te Taitokerau

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 4:04 pm | NorthTec

NorthTec is launching the Maunga Kura Toi – Bachelor of Māori Arts, which offers undergraduate study in three Toi strands: Raranga (weaving), Rauangi (Māori Visual Arts) and Whakairo (Carving). More >>

Future of Catholic Primary Schooling in Mairehau parish

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 3:34 pm | Catholic Education Office

A new Catholic primary school is proposed to open in early 2016 in Christchurch. This follows from the decision of the Minister of Education, Hekia Parata, to support the proposal of the Catholic Bishop of Christchurch, Barry Jones, to cancel the integration ... More >>

Bush Calls for Bird-Counting Students

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 3:04 pm | NorthTec

Two NorthTec science students will be spending January in the bush, working on a project which could have national significance. More >>

ACG finishes 2014 with fourth educational acquisition

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 1:24 pm | ACG Schools

ACG has had a phenomenal year of expansion and is ending it on a high by adding two more preschools to their portfolio of 13 schools and tertiary colleges in New Zealand, Indonesia and Vietnam. More >>

Bright future for Vodafone Warriors star

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 11:52 am | NZSE

Vodafone Warriors star Ben Henry may have accolades under his belt already, but he will not let this go to this head. Ben joined the Vodafone Junior Warriors at age 17 before graduating to the Vodafone Warriors senior squad in 2012. More >>

NZSE celebrates a decade of transforming lives

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 11:51 am | NZSE

Auckland, New Zealand – Celebrating its 10 year anniversary this December, New Zealand School of Education (NZSE) has been committed to providing alternative tertiary education opportunities for Kiwis and international students to help them transform ... More >>

More Far North schools to roll out digital classrooms

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 11:46 am | Rotary Club of Kerikeri

A $130,000 Rotary grant has enabled a Far North education trust to expand a revolutionary internet-based teaching system across the region. Paihia School, Kawakawa School and Northland College will join a group of low-decile schools leading the introduction ... More >>

AUT University congratulates Graduates

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 11:28 am | AUT University

AUT University is proud to congratulate the 3830 students who will receive their qualifications at one of seven ceremonies over the next three days. At the beginning of each day, AUT graduands have the opportunity to parade proudly in their regalia ... More >>

Summer road trip for Waikato University van

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 11:19 am | University of Waikato

What’s black, has mag wheels and will be turning up at Coromandel beaches in the New Year? It’s the University of Waikato’s new-look van, which is heading to where the action is over summer, spending January 2 and 3 at Williamson Park in Whangamata ... More >>

Scholarship for Whanganui UCOL Business student

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 10:30 am | UCOL

Thirty one year old Whanganui UCOL New Zealand Diploma in Business student Sarah Reed has been awarded a scholarship for 2015 study by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. More >>

University settles with insurers

Monday, 15 December 2014, 4:58 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury has agreed to settle its insurance claims under the Universities NZ collective insurance policy arising out of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. More >>

Outstanding nursing student carries on family tradition

Monday, 15 December 2014, 4:53 pm | CPIT

When she had to choose between nursing and medicine, Hannah Farrow followed family tradition and opted for the challenges of emergency nursing. More >>

Dr John Wood re-elected University of Canterbury Chancellor

Monday, 15 December 2014, 4:52 pm | University of Canterbury

A former New Zealand ambassador to Iran, Turkey and the United States, Dr John Wood QSO, has been re-elected Chancellor to the University of Canterbury Council. More >>

National Science and Technology Awards for Students

Monday, 15 December 2014, 4:32 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Nine high school students have won awards at the prestigious Genesis Energy Realise the Dream ceremony for their outstanding scientific research, technological development or engineering projects. More >>

Principal appointed at Middle School West Auckland

Monday, 15 December 2014, 3:07 pm | Villa Education Trust

James Haggett has been appointed Principal of West Auckland’s newest school, Middle School West Auckland, opening in February 2015. More >>

Southern Student Attracted to Hawke’s Bay Lifestyle

Monday, 15 December 2014, 2:47 pm | New Zealand Government

From Southland, Melissa Whitefield is so taken with her life in Hawke’s Bay that she aims to settle here once she finishes her studies. More >>

A Homecoming for EIT’s New Deputy Head

Monday, 15 December 2014, 2:15 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Mark Oldershaw says it will feel like returning home when he moves to Hawke’s Bay to take up his new role as deputy chief executive at the Eastern Institute of Technology. More >>

Victoria University commended for student-focused initiative

Monday, 15 December 2014, 12:58 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington’s latest academic audit commends the University for a large number of initiatives, particularly those focusing on Māori and Pasifika students. More >>

Victoria University of Wellington academic audit report

Monday, 15 December 2014, 12:21 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 Victoria University of Wellington. This audit is the third of the Cycle 5 academic audits of New Zealand universities to be conducted ... More >>

The Mind Lab by Unitec links with the Next Foundation

Monday, 15 December 2014, 12:20 pm | UNITEC

The Mind Lab by Unitec is delighted to announce it is partnering with the NEXT Foundation to deliver 800 scholarships for teachers to undertake postgraduate study in digital and collaborative learning. More >>

NZers gambling less, but problem gambling rates unchanged

Monday, 15 December 2014, 11:54 am | AUT University

According to the largest New Zealand gambling study in the last 15 years, approximately 23,500 adults are problem gamblers and a further 60,500 adults are at significant risk of developing serious problems. More >>

Recognition of quality for Victoria Business School

Monday, 15 December 2014, 10:39 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria Business School has had its EQUIS accreditation confirmed for a further three years, endorsing the School’s high international standing. EQUIS is the accreditation system of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and is one of ... More >>

Making secondary schools great

Monday, 15 December 2014, 10:15 am | NZCER

A hard-hitting new book says New Zealand can tackle educational disparity and make our secondary schools great. More >>

Girls at Wellington East gear up for the future of IT

Monday, 15 December 2014, 10:12 am | Wellington East Girls' College

Connaire McKeefry, a Wellington East Girls’ College Year 12 student, is challenging her own stereotype. She is a bright young woman predisposed to studying law or commerce, but after a life changing school trip this year, she is now focussed on a future ... More >>

UC business student investigating tax issues in the U.S

Sunday, 14 December 2014, 10:34 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury postgraduate business student is investigating tax issues in the United States so the knowledge gained from her study can help inform tax policy in other countries such as New Zealand using a technique more commonly used in medical ... More >>

NMIT Launches New Degree in Viticulture and Winemaking

Friday, 12 December 2014, 2:10 pm | Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

A new viticulture and winemaking degree with a strong focus on practical and applied training will be launched at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) next year. More >>

Trust awards $204,000 to 34 Waikato students

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:35 pm | Joint Press Release

Scholarships worth $6000 each have been awarded to 34 Waikato secondary school students embarking on a science or teaching degree at the University of Waikato or Wintec. More >>

First Communities of Schools’ details released

Friday, 12 December 2014, 12:47 pm | Ministry of Education

Communities of Schools in Auckland, Hawke’s Bay, Marlborough, Nelson, West Coast, Canterbury, and Southland will form in the new school year. ‘I’m pleased to release today the list of schools approved for the first 11 Communities of Schools,” says ... More >>

NMIT Signs New Deal with CIMA Sri Lanka

Friday, 12 December 2014, 12:30 pm | Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) has just signed a deal with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Sri Lanka, which could see more international students studying business at NMIT from 2015. More >>

Twin ambitions for twin brothers

Friday, 12 December 2014, 11:44 am | Victoria University of Wellington

They live together, are studying for the same degree at Victoria University of Wellington and now twin brothers Isaiah and Tré Ratahi are getting ready to travel overseas together, following their dream to be international entrepreneurs. More >>

CORE to lead new Learning Technologies Advisory

Friday, 12 December 2014, 11:40 am | CORE Education

CORE Education is pleased to announce their selection to lead the Ministry of Education’s Learning Technologies Advisory (LTA) initiative. The initiative is a three year long contract aimed at supporting New Zealand schools and kura to maximise the potential ... More >>

Sunflowers in Kindy - Winners Named

Friday, 12 December 2014, 11:38 am | Daltons

Enthusiasm for gardening has literally grown through the roof over the last few months ensuring that Kiwis love of gardening is in good health and sure to be passed onto future generations. More >>

Māori Academic Achievement To Be Celebrated In Ōtaki

Friday, 12 December 2014, 11:22 am | Te Wananga o Raukawa

A bumper celebration of Māori academic success is promised for Ōtaki this weekend with Te Wānanga o Raukawa celebrating its 2014 graduation event this Saturday. More >>

Victoria University appoints new Dean of Law

Friday, 12 December 2014, 11:06 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington has appointed a leading Wellington public and Māori law issues specialist, Dr Mark Hickford, as Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of Law. More >>

ITC Tutor Sio Alatini among top tourism scholars in NZ

Friday, 12 December 2014, 10:36 am | International Travel College

The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) is incredibly proud of one of its star tutors, Sio Alatini, who recently graduated with a Master of International Tourism Management from AUT. Sio achieved an outstanding A+ grade, placing her among ... More >>

Graeme Marsh to be Otago’s first Honorary Doctor of Commerce

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 5:26 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago will confer its inaugural Honorary Doctor of Commerce degree on retired Dunedin business leader and philanthropist Graeme Marsh this weekend. More >>

Sex education programmes to combat rape culture

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 4:35 pm | The Parenting Place

Revised guidelines from the Ministry of Education for sex education in schools are expected to be released in December and they are welcomed by one of the largest providers of sex education in the country. More >>

Action-Packed Year for Applied Arts Department

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 12:25 pm | NorthTec

NorthTec arts students have had another action-packed year with many opportunities to engage with arts communities and creative industries. The year started off with a bang with several students working as technicians for Kokiri Putahi, the 7th Gathering ... More >>

Umere proposes a 4 Point Plan for Kohanga Reo

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 9:55 am | Umere

On the eve of the national meeting of Kohanga Reo this Thursday at Turangawaewae, Maori language group Umere has developed a 4 Point Plan for the consideration of the kohanga reo movement. More >>

Need to take heed of OECD report in school funding

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 5:27 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The Government needs to ensure that any review of school funding will take account an OECD report that says all children need equal opportunity to access quality education. More >>

Canterbury aid worker distributing Philipines relief

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 5:00 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury senior fellow and entrepreneur-in-residence and international humanitarian aid worker Linda Cruse says they havestarted distributing relief parcels to hundreds of villagers in the Philippines who have been left homeless and without ... More >>

New sport equipment for Naenae Primary School

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 2:41 pm | Hat Trick Educational Trust

Naenae Primary School loves their sport, especially basketball and netball. The school has a big commitment to encouraging children to participate in sport as shown by their sports academy. For the past year, however, the school has had the challenge ... More >>


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