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Kiwi kids get set to join in global ‘Hour of Code’ campaign

Monday, 30 November 2015, 1:06 pm | Microsoft New Zealand

• Microsoft and offering educators a Minecraft-inspired coding tutorial for the classroom as part of Computer Science Education Week, 7-13 December • Local computer education groups OMGTech!, Code Club and High Tech Youth Network offering ... More >>

Academic freedom under attack

Monday, 30 November 2015, 11:43 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

The police constraints on Dr Jarrod Gilbert's research on gangs are an example of widespread and long-lasting restrictions on academic research contracts that are funded by government departments. More >>

Research provides innovation roadmap for Auckland

Monday, 30 November 2015, 10:33 am | Massey University

New Zealanders need to change a prevailing ‘do-it-yourself’ mindset if we want to develop successful innovation districts in this country, says a Massey University entrepreneurship researcher. More >>

University re-elects Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor

Monday, 30 November 2015, 10:20 am | University of Canterbury

Current Chancellor Dr John Wood, CNZM, QSO, a former New Zealand ambassador, was re-elected for a third term. More >>

New visa will help attract international students

Saturday, 28 November 2015, 11:52 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities have today thanked government for listening to recommendations and introducing a new student visa to make New Zealand more competitive for retaining and attracting top international students. The Pathway Student Visa will give international ... More >>

Triple graduation celebrations for PhD graduate

Friday, 27 November 2015, 5:28 pm | Massey University

For some the thought of studying for 15 years would be a nightmare, but for Carole Fernandez the journey has been one she will never forget. More >>

Collaborative EnhanceR2P research project secures funding

Friday, 27 November 2015, 1:38 pm | Open Polytechnic

Researchers led by Open Polytechnic’s Neil Ballantyne have secured Ako Aotearoa funding for a collaborative sector-wide project into social workers’ readiness to practise in the field. More >>

Head of the School of Social Work honoured with awards

Friday, 27 November 2015, 12:53 pm | Massey University

Associate Professor Kieran O’Donoghue has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence for research in the inaugural Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) Quality and Innovation Awards. More >>

Kiwi schools invited to participate in global Skype-a-Thon

Friday, 27 November 2015, 12:43 pm | Microsoft New Zealand

Join on December 3 and 4 to help celebrate learning without borders AUCKLAND, 27 November 2015 – Microsoft is inviting educators in New Zealand to participate in the company’s annual two-day Skype-a-Thon, an event aimed at connecting classrooms ... More >>

Individuality Flourishes in Student Fashion Design

Friday, 27 November 2015, 11:59 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

Influences for Jackie Chapman’s Back to the Future collection included historical fashion, costume design and the avant garde. Liz Sharko models the outfit. More >>

Otago appoints inaugural Director of First-Year Experience

Friday, 27 November 2015, 10:18 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago has appointed Dr Stephen Scott to the new position of Director of First-Year Experience. More >>

Unitec's 'Think. Do Experiment'

Friday, 27 November 2015, 10:12 am | UNITECH

26 November 2015 - Unitec continues to challenge traditional tertiary education norms. On Friday 27 November, Unitec will launch at Auckland’s Britomart an innovative ‘Think. Do Experiment,’ an immersive, virtual reality demonstration of learning. More >>

Top Graduates to Showcase Inspiring Collections

Friday, 27 November 2015, 9:38 am | iD fashion Show

TOP GRADUATES TO SHOWCASE INSPIRING COLLECTIONS ON iD RUNWAY Hand-made lace, innovative textiles, layering, traditional tailoring, and intricate detailing are part of the inspiring emerging designer collections chosen for next year’s iD Dunedin Fashion ... More >>

Large CEO pay rises harming tertiary education

Friday, 27 November 2015, 9:34 am | Tertiary Education Union

Substantial pay rises for chief executives and vice-chancellors at New Zealand’s polytechnics and universities reveal growing inequality. More >>

Wide-ranging education changes shouldn’t be rushed

Friday, 27 November 2015, 9:07 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

The announcement of wide-ranging changes via a new education Bill signals a potential shift in the structure of schooling. More >>

Triathlon Participation Boosts Kiwi Kids’ Self-Esteem

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 5:00 pm | Sanitarium

Thousands of Kiwi parents have seen a positive increase in their child's self-esteem after they take part in a triathlon event, according to a new survey*. More >>

Talented students win conservation jobs

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 11:53 am | Department of Conservation

A group of talented Kiwi students will trade the classroom for working with Department of Conservation (DOC) rangers and conservators this summer after winning sought-after Blake DOC Ambassador Awards. More >>

Sustainability – the total package

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:26 am | University of Waikato

Professor Priya Kurian says sustainability is too important an issue to dismiss or ignore. It might be complicated, but she says it cannot be abandoned. More >>

Local boy makes good with move back home

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:25 am | University of Waikato

Raised in Hamilton and a Waikato graduate, Mr Mellsop is the University of Waikato’s newly-appointed associate director of external engagement, responsible for coordinating the university’s externally-focused programmes, which include employer engagement, ... More >>

UC appoints new Distinguished Professor

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:13 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury has elevated one of New Zealand’s top science communicators and pre-eminent marine scientists to the rank of Distinguished Professor. More >>

UC funding agreement varied

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:10 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury and the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Hon Steven Joyce have agreed to vary the funding agreement for the University of Canterbury signed 15 September 2014. The impact of this change is to vary the ... More >>

Blowing fresh air into atmospheric research

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 4:26 pm | Participatory Science Platform

Five Early Childhood Education (ECE) centres in South Auckland are leading the way with STEM for our next generation. The ECE cluster has one of the six community science projects funded in the Participatory Science Platform (PSP): South Auckland pilot, ... More >>

Hutt Valley primary school to engage kids in science

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 2:42 pm | New Zealand National Party

Chris Bishop National List MP based in the Hutt Valley 25 November 2015 Hutt Valley primary school to engage kids in science and tech Students at Koraunui Primary School in Stokes Valley will be the beneficiaries of new funding which aims to engage more ... More >>

World Class Education Leaders Visit Pakuranga College

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 2:40 pm | Pakuranga School

Pakuranga College will be playing host to education leaders from the UK, Australia, South Africa and the United States today. More >>

Tertiary education cuts are the important stat

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 12:11 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Cherry picking statistics from the latest OECD education survey doesn’t hide significant cuts in education spending says TEU national president Sandra Grey. More >>

Education a key to Pahiatua Polish children’s lives

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 11:41 am | University of Auckland

When Lynette Kingsbury researched the history of Pahiatua’s Polish children for her MA thesis she discovered the power of education had protected and enhanced their culture and identity at the Pahiatua Polish Children’s Camp. Lynette, a former ... More >>

Unitec celebrates double success at Asian film festival

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 5:18 pm | Unitec

Unitec’s Department of Performing and Screen Arts in Auckland was the big winner at the Asia Micro Film Festival held in China this month. Unitec’s 2014 grad film Mine was jointly awarded Best International Short Film with four other films, including ... More >>

Students, Businesses to Benefit From Paihia Resort College

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 5:01 pm | Queenstown Resort College

Paihia has been chosen as the location of QRC’s Tai Tokerau Resort College to open in early 2016, said QRC Chief Executive Charlie Phillips today. More >>

Sharing economy can help financial struggles

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 3:00 pm | Queensland University of Technology

The power of the sharing economy in shaking up traditional industries can be harnessed to help financially struggling Queenslanders, according to QUT research. More >>

Surge in number of Māori PhDs at November graduation

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 12:15 pm | Massey University

Just over a fifth of the PhDs to be conferred at Massey University’s graduation ceremony in Palmerston North this Friday are by Māori scholars – including two written in Te Reo Māori. More >>

Lincoln University crucial to meeting Māori aspirations

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 10:49 am | Lincoln University

24 November 2015 - for immediate release Lincoln University crucial to meeting Māori aspirations Newly appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) Māori and Communities, Dr Charlotte Severne, says Lincoln has a crucial role in meeting Māori development ... More >>

Kelly Tarlton’s calling all young filmmakers

Monday, 23 November 2015, 5:20 pm | Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium

Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium has put the call out to budding young filmmakers across Auckland to produce their latest television advertisment. More >>

Grad Show marks 125 years of Elam

Monday, 23 November 2015, 2:47 pm | University of Auckland

The public can glimpse the future direction of contemporary art at the Elam Grad Show taking place next weekend, with this year’s open days marking the 125th anniversary of the country’s most revered art school. The annual exhibition features a diverse ... More >>

Project Ignite

Monday, 23 November 2015, 2:30 pm | Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

An enterprise initiative developed in partnership between Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, the University of Waikato and Priority One has enabled ten students from Tauranga to experience first-hand what it takes to be an entrepreneur and the chance to turn ... More >>

Outward Bound Low Impact Course Scholarships

Monday, 23 November 2015, 1:13 pm | Outward Bound

Are you aged over 27 and would like to do an eight day Outward Bound adventure course, but have a mild physical limitation such as a back injury or joint problems? Outward Bound has scholarships worth over $2,030 for their Aspire course on 2-9 March, 2016. More >>

Visitor inspires leavers

Monday, 23 November 2015, 1:01 pm | Baradene College

These inspirational words came from Helene Quilter, Secretary of Defence and CEO of the Ministry of Defence, during her address at Baradene College for the schools senior girls prize giving. More >>

Study reveals profile of Māori university graduates

Monday, 23 November 2015, 9:49 am | University of Otago

Nearly half of recent Māori university graduates are the first in their immediate family to attend university, one third are parents and the majority (70%) are female, new research from the National Centre for Lifecourse Research shows. More >>

Global Ed takes out two gongs at 2015 CLNZ Education Awards

Friday, 20 November 2015, 3:21 pm | Global Ed

Global Ed has just won two awards at the 2015 CLNZ Education Awards, which were announced at a ceremony in Auckland last night. Kiwi teachers and a judging panel of education experts voted Global Ed both ‘Best Resource in Primary’ and ‘Best ... More >>

Executive Director appointed to Independent Schools of NZ

Friday, 20 November 2015, 1:06 pm | Independent Schools of New Zealand

Independent  Schools  of  New  Zealand  (ISNZ)  are  pleased  to  announce  the  appointment of Ms Sally King as Executive Director, effective 21 December. More >>

Zespri scholarships to top students

Friday, 20 November 2015, 1:00 pm | Zespri

Zespri has awarded tertiary scholarships worth $5,000 a year to two outstanding students – Elizabeth Boyle from Wellington and Jack Keeys from Hamilton. More >>

Scholarships for Bay students

Friday, 20 November 2015, 11:19 am | Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic is delighted to announce the Secondary School Achiever Scholarship winners for 2016. The Polytechnic received a large number of high-quality applications from 15 different colleges around the Bay of Plenty. More >>

6th group of food tech students graduate at Singapore campus

Friday, 20 November 2015, 11:14 am | Massey University

Thirty-eight graduates from Massey University’s Singapore campus have been honoured at a capping ceremony to mark the end of their studies and the beginning of their careers. More >>

NZ teachers help select best educational resources for 2015

Friday, 20 November 2015, 11:05 am | CLNZ

Locally relevant, New Zealand content has won the vote of teachers around the country as well as awards from a panel of education experts. The recipients of the 2015 CLNZ Education Awards were announced at a ceremony in Auckland last night. More >>

USP Development Partners Forum - a success

Friday, 20 November 2015, 10:48 am | University Of The South Pacific

The University of the South Pacific (USP) – Development Partners Forum which was convened at its Laucala campus on 19 November 2015 was a success. More >>

Whitireia to host research symposium

Friday, 20 November 2015, 10:13 am | Whitireia

The third annual Whitireia and WelTec Research Symposium (WWRS), presented this year in association with the Open Polytechnic, will be held tomorrow at the Whitireia campus in Porirua. More >>

The New Zealand flag and ‘Empire Fervour’

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 5:33 pm | Massey University

Massey University flag historian Malcolm Mulholland says some of the older generation of New Zealanders might remember marching and saluting the flag at school, but may not be aware of the history behind the ceremony. More >>

Film Student Wins Pania Award

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 2:25 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

International student Jiangyan Chen has joined a select group of cinematic achievers honoured with a Pania statuette. More >>

Ties strengthened with Vietnam universities

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 12:14 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato has further strengthened international links by signing two MOUs with partners in Vietnam this week. More >>

Massey student overwhelmed by AIMES Award win

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 5:32 pm | Massey University

Twenty-four year old distance student Sian Simpson says it was “mind-blowing” to win an award at the 2015 AIMES (Arts, IT, Innovation and Science, Music, Education, Sport and Service to the Community) Awards. More >>

Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarship Awards for 2015

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 3:33 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarship Awards for 2015 A desire to contribute to good outcomes for Māori and the environment is common amongst this year’s five winners of the Waikato Regional Council and Waikato-Tainui Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships. ... More >>

Fielding student awarded engineering scholarship

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 3:26 pm | Maintenance Engineering Society of New Zealand

A passion for building and racing motor bikes and problem solving has landed Fielding High School student Ryan Stewart the Maintenance Engineering Society of New Zealand (MESNZ) Bill Buckley Scholarship Award. More >>

Elam student uses camouflage to break down boundaries

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 2:54 pm | University of Auckland

Moving from Wellington to Auckland to start University can be daunting. For Holly Houpapa, it also meant learning how to adjust to the changes in her life. With sports being a strong contender for her tertiary attentions, shifting north four years ago ... More >>

WITT restructuring plan breaches good faith

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 1:57 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The Western Institute of Technology in Taranaki (WITT) is not acting in good faith and is breaching the law over its decisions to close courses, says TEU. More >>

Get Sun Smart This Summer

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 12:20 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

This summer, the Cancer Society of New Zealand is giving away a whopping 100,000 x 50gm tubes of its top quality SPF50+ sunscreen to early childhood centres, primary and intermediate schools, to help keep Kiwi kids safe from the risks of sun exposure. More >>

Govt rush cheats thousands of students

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 9:42 am | NZUSA

Media Release: New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations The national student union is encouraging students who may have been shortchanged by the way the Government implemented the Social Security Act to file today to claim back any money owed before ... More >>

World’s fastest Kiwi in India?

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 2:51 pm | University of Waikato

He’s cycled the length of New Zealand and the width of Australia, and in February 2016, Tim Chittock will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for cycling the Indian Golden Quadrilateral. More >>

AUT strike over salary offer

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 12:53 pm | Tertiary Education Union

People at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) are on strike this week to achieve an improved salary offer from the university. More >>

Few young mothers are engaging in education

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 11:10 am | Statistics New Zealand

Teenage mothers are nearly three times less likely to be in education than their peers without children, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

History come to life for Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture

Monday, 16 November 2015, 3:30 pm | Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Institute Trust Board in association with the Royal Society of New Zealand is proud to announce historian and social scientist Professor Iain McCalman as distinguished speaker for the 2015 Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture in Nelson on 9 December. More >>

Future of cultural value for Auckland

Monday, 16 November 2015, 2:25 pm | University of Auckland

An expert on the future of cultural value will visit Auckland in December to give a public lecture at the University of Auckland. More >>


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