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Commonwealth Scholarship success for Victoria graduate

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 1:42 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Examining the best ways to minimise the bycatch of protected species in fishing operations will be the subject of PhD research by a Victoria University of Wellington graduate, who has been awarded a prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship to study at the University ... More >>

Early childhood academics cautiously optimistic

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 1:36 pm | University of Otago

Senior University of Otago College of Education academics are welcoming changes proposed in a new Ministry of Education report on Early Childhood Education. More >>

Sobering address on state of the environment

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 10:04 am | Lincoln University

New Zealand and the world are failing to fulfil many of the basic principles of sustainability and we must face up to our situation in order to avert serious risks, warns renowned conservationist Emetrius Professor Sir Alan Mark. More >>

University a finalist in Australasian sustainability awards

Monday, 5 October 2015, 3:32 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato has been selected as a finalist in the 2015 Green Gown Awards Australasia. More >>

Wintec Students Take Top Accolades

Monday, 5 October 2015, 1:08 pm | Wintech

WINTEC STUDENTS TAKE TOP ACCOLADES IN NZ LANDSCAPE DESIGN AWARDS The oriental garden created by Wintec Landscape Diploma Students was the clear favourite in the NZ Landscape Design Awards – People’s Choice Award, as voted by visitors to the 2015 Waikato ... More >>

Scholarship and live sounds to launch new school

Monday, 5 October 2015, 12:57 pm | Massey University

A scholarship to help foster excellence in the New Zealand music scene has been announced by Massey University to coincide with the launch of its new School of Music and its degree in Bachelor of Commercial Music. More >>

Advisory Group report welcomed

Monday, 5 October 2015, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

NZ Kindergartens (NZK) welcomes the Advisory Group on Early Learning report which has significant implications for the early childhood education (ECE) and school sectors. The report focuses on the implementation of the early childhood education curriculum, ... More >>

Larger men earn more, larger women earn less

Monday, 5 October 2015, 12:17 pm | University of Otago

Men classified as obese according to the Body Mass Index (BMI) make more money per week than those with ‘normal’ BMIs. The opposite applies for women, with obese or overweight women earning less than females with a normal BMI. Larger women are ... More >>

Mathematician to receive Innovation Medal

Monday, 5 October 2015, 12:07 pm | University of Canterbury

Mathematician to receive Innovation Medal for work improving artificial limbs and mining Associate Professor Rick Beatson will receive the University of Canterbury’s prestigious Innovation Medal this year for his work with ARANZ Geo and ARANZ Medical ... More >>

Science and innovation needed to address food crisis

Monday, 5 October 2015, 11:39 am | Massey University

Science and technology are crucial in meeting the 70 per cent increase in food production demanded by the world’s growing population, internationally respected Massey University food scientist Distinguished Professor Paul Moughan says, ahead of a forum to debate ... More >>

Kiwi Schools Hungry for More Science And Technology Funding

Monday, 5 October 2015, 11:04 am | Spark Activate

5 OCTOBER, Auckland, NZ – Over 200 New Zealand schools have called on a staggering $100,000 raised by Caltex customers in the “Fuel Your School” initiative – which will contribute much needed funding for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering ... More >>

ADHD no barrier to student’s achievement

Monday, 5 October 2015, 10:45 am | University of Auckland

When she was five year’s old Anna Redgrave’s parents were told she would never achieve success. But she has repeatedly proved the doubters wrong. Her latest achievement was to graduate with a Master of Counselling (Hons) from the University of Auckland’s ... More >>

Universities welcome Statement of Science Investment

Monday, 5 October 2015, 10:39 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand has welcomed the National Statement of Science Investment released by the Government today. More >>

Shedding light on an exciting analytical tool

Monday, 5 October 2015, 9:54 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Light is all around us and in everything we do and use. One of the more technological uses for light will be the topic of an upcoming public lecture at Victoria University of Wellington. More >>

Kua pānuitia i tēnei rā he hōtaka karahipi hou mō te reo Māo

Monday, 5 October 2015, 8:35 am | Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

Kua pānuitia i tēnei rā he hōtaka karahipi hou mō te reo Māori. E rima ngā karahipi hou a Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori rāua ko Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga i huaina ko ‘Kia Ita’ hei tautoko i te rangahau reo Māori ki te taumata pae ... More >>

Children’s early learning worth the investment

Friday, 2 October 2015, 5:15 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) welcomes recommendations made by the Minister of Education’s Advisory Group on Early Learning (AGEL) in a report released today. More >>

Student power smashes Abbott fees proposal – for now

Friday, 2 October 2015, 5:13 pm | New Zealand Union of Students' Associations

The national student union congratulates our comrades in the Australian National Union of Students on their impressive campaign to defeat higher education fee deregulation as proposed by the former Abbott Government. More >>

New research centre for environmental engineering launched

Friday, 2 October 2015, 4:38 pm | Unitec

A three dimensional view of Auckland city showing how its environment is performing in real time will be one of the first projects to be tackled in a new international collaboration. More >>

Principals Reject Parata’s Funding Plans

Friday, 2 October 2015, 4:36 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Minister Parata’s announcement to scrap the decile system of funding and link future school funding to student achievement has been roundly rejected by school principals. More >>

Improv: The Next Step - Workshop for High School Students

Friday, 2 October 2015, 2:54 pm | PlayShop

After a promising and challenging first workshop with students from across Wellington, PlayShop will lead the second of its improv for students workshops on Sunday 11 October at BATS Theatre, following a week of national and international professional improv ... More >>

Significant change in ECE requires significant investment

Friday, 2 October 2015, 2:10 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

A report released today recommending significant changes to early childhood education will require significant investment to make real gains for the youngest New Zealanders, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

International students satisfied with NZ universities

Friday, 2 October 2015, 10:35 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

The International Student Barometer Survey has found that 90% of international students studying at a New Zealand university are satisfied with their study experience here. More >>

Achievement based funding would be a disaster

Friday, 2 October 2015, 10:34 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The Education Minister’s speech to the PPTA Conference yesterday raising the spectre of achievement data driving a new funding system would be disastrous for New Zealand children, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

Virulent teacher education market tough on schools

Friday, 2 October 2015, 9:57 am | PPTA

In a bid to address this PPTA’s executive, in consultation with the association’s Otago region, has put together a paper for PPTA’s annual conference to discuss this afternoon. More >>

Half of GPs unaware of gay and bisexual men's sexuality

Friday, 2 October 2015, 8:51 am | University of Auckland

Half of GPs unaware of gay and bisexual men's sexuality Only half of gay and bisexual men surveyed in New Zealand believed their general practitioner knew about their sexual orientation, according to new research led by the University of Auckland. ... More >>

Evaluation of Marsden Fund shows Scientific Output Increased

Friday, 2 October 2015, 8:48 am | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

New Zealand spends less money on research, relative to its size, than three-quarters of the countries in the OECD. More >>

More work needed to keep cyclists safe

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 4:27 pm | Lincoln University

Bus and cycle lanes may slightly reduce the risk of crashes between bicycles and motor vehicles, but they fail to adequately protect cyclists from the worst accident risk factors on our roads, new research shows. More >>

Moral Philosopher Laurie Calhoun Challenges Complacency

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 3:37 pm | University of Otago

Moral Philosopher Laurie Calhoun Challenges Complacency on the Use of Lethal Drones in new book, We Kill Because We Can, to be launched at the University of Otago 1 October 2015, Dunedin, Southland, New Zealand Lethal drones, until recently a technology ... More >>

Thank You, School Trustees

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 2:51 pm | NZSTA

This week marks the 26th anniversary of community-based boards of trustees in New Zealand and NZSTA is taking the opportunity to say thank you to over 150,000 people across New Zealand who have committed time and energy in the governance of New Zealand ... More >>

MLC brings technology to over 100 low decile schools

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 2:29 pm | Noel Leeming

One year on, the Mobile Learning Centre – a community initiative designed to share new technology to New Zealand’s most remote and least advantaged communities has travelled over 20,000kms across the North Island visiting over 100 low decile schools. More >>

Dance and Social Justice Symposium

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 12:01 pm | University of Auckland

This symposium brings together leading international scholars in dance and social justice to present keynote speeches and presentations on topical issues in these fields. With a focus on pedagogy and practice, the symposium aims to generate idea ... More >>

Seven Universities in NZ make Expanded World Rankings

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 11:55 am | The Times Higher Education

London, 30th September 2015: The Times Higher Education has published the 12th edition of its World University Rankings. There are seven New Zealand institutions in the newly expanded World University Rankings top 800 ranking, with the University of ... More >>

NZ in top 4%

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 11:50 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

NZ in top 4% of Times Higher Education World University Rankings The high quality of New Zealand’s universities has been confirmed in the annual Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings released today. The results show that New Zealand ... More >>

UC Alumnus helps save historic quake-damaged telscope

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 10:13 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury has announced that the quake-damaged Townsend Telescope will again search the starry skies above the Arts Centre in central Christchurch, thanks largely to the generosity of an American alumnus. More >>

Nursing Māori graduates bring distinct skill set to the job

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 4:31 pm | Whitireia Polytech

Whitireia New Zealand will tomorrow hold a graduation ceremony for the last group of Bachelor of Nursing Māori students to finish in July, before the programme moves to a November end date from 2016. More >>

Implacable opposition to charter schools continues

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 4:18 pm | PPTA

PPTA members stand against charter schools was reinforced this afternoon in an update on the association’s fight against the unwelcome experiment. More >>

‘Criminal gene’ raises legal and moral issues

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 3:56 pm | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury (UC) academic says the development of research around a ‘criminal gene’ and its increasing use in legal cases internationally raises scary issues for societies around the globe. More >>

Brother design star to shine in Trelise Cooper collection

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 3:31 pm | Brother Design Stars

Twelve-year-old Ellie Goldfinch has shot to stardom after winning the supreme award in national fashion and craft competition, Brother Design Stars . More >>

Desire for meaningful career leads to teaching

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 1:59 pm | University of Auckland

It took the wisdom of an Italian woman to make Holly Hopcroft decide the time was right to become a teacher. She graduated with a Masters of Teaching with first class honours from the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland’s ... More >>

Sugary drinks banned from hospitals and health boards

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 12:00 pm | University of Auckland

Sugary drinks banned from hospitals and health boards All hospitals and DHBs are expected to kick sugary drinks out of their premises today. More >>

Middle leadership in crisis – PPTA

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 11:21 am | PPTA

Heading a department, teaching in a classroom and caring for stressed students and teachers is just a small part of a day’s work for middle leaders in schools. More >>

Four amazing tutors celebrate 10 years at ITC

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 10:51 am | International Travel College

There has been plenty of cause for celebration at the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) as of late. Many cakes have been cut, cards signed, and even some heartfelt tears of happiness shed. More >>

Public lecture on the U.S. Presidential Elections

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 10:42 am | University of Auckland

American entrepreneur, academic, and policymaker Dr Terry Babcock-Lumish will speak at the University of Auckland next month. Her lecture, “All Politics is Local? The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election and its Implications for the International Community" ... More >>

Performing with the very best

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 4:12 pm | University of Waikato

A University of Waikato Sir Edmund Hillary scholar is one of six finalists competing in Australia's third largest music competition. More >>

Art students to showcase project-based learning

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 4:10 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

The first students to enrol in New Zealand’s first project-based-learning arts and design degree are fine-tuning work for ideaschool’s graduate exhibition A Feast for the Senses . More >>

A cold but golden opportunity

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 4:00 pm | University of Waikato

A high-achieving University of Waikato student is preparing for the internship of a lifetime; travelling to Antarctica in February as an Antarctic Youth Ambassador with The Sir Peter Blake Trust and Antarctica New Zealand. More >>

PPTA members to vote on settlement

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 3:25 pm | PPTA

On September 22 PPTA's bargaining team reached a settlement with the Ministry of Education during negotiations for the Secondary Teachers Collective Agreement. More >>

Virulent teacher education market tough on schools

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 3:04 pm | PPTA

In a bid to address this PPTA’s executive, in consultation with the association’s Otago region, has put together a paper for PPTA’s annual conference to discuss this afternoon. More >>

Passion for education and Asian history drives graduate

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 2:29 pm | University of Auckland

Peter Tohill has made education a life-long passion. The former army Major was today capped with his third qualification, a Graduate Diploma in Arts from the University of Auckland. Peter majored in Asian Studies, a topic he’s attracted to because ... More >>

10 Years of Interest-Free Loans working for women

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 1:51 pm | Joint Media Statement

It has been 10 years since the Clark government took interest-free student loans to the 2005 general election. The milestone has women celebrating the closing gap in repayment times between women and men, which has shrunk from 4 years in 2002 to ... More >>

Polytechnic programme in demand with US students

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 1:48 pm | Tai Poutini Polytechnic

Demand is high for the next planned venture between Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) and a top United States business school. More >>

University student graduates with four degrees

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 11:56 am | University of Auckland

Contrary to the usual stereotypes, university students are very busy. And in the case of Edward Elder, too busy to even organise his graduation. The 29 year-old from the Henderson Valley graduated with four degrees at yesterday’s graduation ceremony. ... More >>

Professional issues, politics and policy – PPTA

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 11:40 am | PPTA

Secondary teachers from throughout the country have descended on Wellington to talk professional issues, politics and policy. More >>

IT girls on campus

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 11:34 am | University of Waikato

“It was a Nintendo Super Mario Brothers game. They tried to ban me but it didn’t work.” More >>

Refugee education conference chance to celebrate success

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 10:04 am | AUT University

Celebrating success stories from educators and former refugees and developing programmes that provide a strong platform for the future is the focus of a two-day conference being held later this week. More >>

Better ways to inspire action on climate change

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 9:25 am | Victoria University of Wellington

New research into what motivates people to take action on climate change shows that promoting the benefits of doing something to address the problem is an effective communication tool. More >>

Primary students encouraged to get digging

Monday, 28 September 2015, 3:15 pm | University of Waikato

Future soil scientists are being encouraged to keep digging by two University of Waikato experts. More >>

Long-time educators honoured at NZEI Annual Conference

Monday, 28 September 2015, 12:13 pm | NZEI

Eight educators have been acknowledged for their outstanding contribution to quality public education and social justice. More >>

strong>New Tertiary League Tables: Employment Outcomes

Monday, 28 September 2015, 11:33 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Minister Steven Joyce has announced that from 2017, tertiary institutions will be required to publish "information about the employment status and earnings of their graduates broken down by specific degrees and diplomas." More >>

Winner of the Ravensdown-PKW scholarship

Monday, 28 September 2015, 10:55 am | Ravensdown

Alana Mako is this year’s deserved winner of the Ravensdown-PKW University Scholarship of $5,000 a year, granted for sons and daughters of the Maori Incorporation Parininihi Ki Waitotara (PKW) members. More >>


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