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Former Waikato Uni student receives top rugby award

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 5:15 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato alumnus and Waikato Rugby Union player Whetu Douglas received high recognition recently for his outstanding role in rugby. More >>

FMG extends its university scholarship programme

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 3:03 pm | FMG

Applications for FMG’s agriculture scholarships are now open and will this year include school leavers looking to study ag-based degrees at Waikato University. More >>

Community Welcome At NorthTec

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 12:45 pm | North Tec

Free food, face painting, family fun and games will all be on the agenda on Sunday, 9 November, when NorthTec throws open its doors to the whole community. More >>

Rangi Ruru Students Achieve National Success at Music Awards

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 12:03 pm | Rangi Ruru Girls' School

Over the weekend Year 13 music scholars Amy Lee and Siyu Sun took out 1st and 3rd place respectively in the Performing Arts Competition Association of New Zealand (PACANZ) National Young Performer Awards in Palmerston North. More >>

Māori CoRE selection committee announced

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 11:34 am | Tertiary Education Union

A panel of highly qualified and respected experts has been chosen to undertake the process of selecting a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) focused on Māori research. More >>

Māori CoRE selection committee announced

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 11:34 am | Tertiary Education Commission

A panel of highly qualified and respected experts has been chosen to undertake the process of selecting a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) focused on Māori research. In Budget 2014 the Government committed $5million of funding each year for five years ... More >>

‘Investing in education’ must show returns

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 10:50 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (21 October) – The government must incorporate a rigorous evaluation framework into Investing in Education Success (IES) programme, to ensure that the $359 million is indeed a good investment, says The New Zealand Initiative. That is ... More >>

Students continue protesting fee rises at UoA, 4 Arrested

Monday, 20 October 2014, 4:32 pm | Guy Cohn

4 students have been arrested at the University of Auckland after occupying Vice Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon's office. More >>

Workplace learning the focus of new report

Monday, 20 October 2014, 3:19 pm | Ako Aotearoa

Supporting high quality learning in the workplace is the focus of a report launched today by Ako Aotearoa, the National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence. More >>

ATC New Zealand celebrates 30 years

Monday, 20 October 2014, 1:37 pm | ATC New Zealand

Hamilton-based Private Training Establishment (PTE) ATC New Zealand is celebrating a successful history and a promising future as it steps into its 30th year this year. More >>

University of Auckland Living Wage Network

Monday, 20 October 2014, 11:49 am | University of Auckland

On Tuesday, 21th of October, at 1pm the University of Auckland Living Wage Network is holding rally calling on the University of Auckland to become the first New Zealand Living Wage University, by paying all staff, both directly-employed and contracted ... More >>

CM Creative Solutions Ltd Press Release

Monday, 20 October 2014, 10:32 am | Creative Solutions

CM Creative Solutions provides the first and only arts-based training for New Zealand organisations. International leaders including American Express, IBM and GE incorporate arts-based training in their organisations, now New Zealand companies have the opportunity ... More >>

Forum focuses on work and education

Monday, 20 October 2014, 8:29 am | Ako Aotearoa

Improving the quality of work-related education is the aim of New Zealand’s largest forum on vocational, professional, and skills-focused education - opening in Wellington today. More >>

Federation Flyer 2014

Friday, 17 October 2014, 3:51 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Welcome to the final term of the year with all that heralds. I hope that things go smoothly and well, and that you all get to Christmas in one piece. More >>

Stop the Job Cuts at Manukau Institute of Technolgoy

Friday, 17 October 2014, 2:56 pm | NZTEU

The chief executive at Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) wants to cut the equivalent of 50 full time jobs from the faculties of engineering and trades, and education and social sciences. More >>

Sprint to the finish line

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 4:08 pm | Waikato University

Kristie Baillie has had a great few years at Waikato University, and will be graduating with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (majoring in Anthropology and Population Studies) at the university’s graduation ceremony at Claudelands Events Centre on October ... More >>

Whitireia celebrates ten years of Pacific nursing

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 4:06 pm | Whitireia NZ

Tomorrow Whitireia will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of its Bachelor of Nursing Pacific programme. More >>

Future of filling the gaps to be explored

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 2:47 pm | Lincoln University

A Lincoln University planning expert sees the temporary and transitional projects which caught the public’s imagination in central city spaces post-earthquakes becoming a permanent part of Christchurch. More >>

Unitec & Beijing Dance Academy Forge Stronger Academic Ties

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 2:03 pm | UNITEC

Unitec and the Beijing Dance Academy is celebrating the signing of a new agreement to develop a joint undergraduate creative dance programme to be delivered from 2015. More >>

Marae-Based Learning Introduce Maori to Building Trad

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 1:17 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

A joint initiative launched this year by EIT and iwi is proving an unqualified success in providing Māori trades training on local marae. The first phase in the scheme – a 19-week, full-time, Level 2 construction programme which was based on Hastings’ ... More >>

Music And the Machine

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 12:54 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Musical machines and robots will take over Victoria University of Wellington’s Hub this Friday. More >>

Treasury officials challenged to go without breakfast

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 11:46 am | NZEI

The principal of May Road School in Auckland, Lynda Stuart, has challenged Treasury officials to go without breakfast for one month in order to share the experience of thousands of New Zealand children. More >>

Student pitches film ideas

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 11:33 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

While her classmates were enjoying their study break, EIT student Rhiannon Edwards was in Auckland pitching script ideas at the New Zealand Writers Guild 2014 Showcase. More >>

World of Opportunities for New Zealand Graduates

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 11:04 am | Weltec

The Summer Olympics, Edinburgh Festival, Glastonbury Festival, London Film Festival, Cricket and Rugby World Cup – these are just a few of the amazing events New Zealand graduates contribute to as a world of opportunities opens up for them after completing ... More >>

A world first for the University of Auckland

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 10:39 am | University of Auckland

A world first dual Masters agreement between the University of Auckland and Beijing Dance Academy was signed this week in Beijing, China. In front of 50 of the world’s leading dance educators, Professor Diane Brand, Dean of the National Institute of ... More >>

Chemistry Professor Alistair Wilkins awarded title

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 10:36 am | Waikato University

University of Waikato chemistry Professor Alistair Wilkins has been made an Emeritus Professor, receiving the award at a function on October 15. More >>

Job losses: MIT announce major staffing review

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 5:15 pm | Tertiary Institutes Allied Staff Association

Staff members at MIT’s two largest faculties, the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences (FoESS) and the Faculty of Engineering and Trades (FoET) were called to meetings yesterday to be advised of a major review of the faculties which will result ... More >>

Nearly $400,000 dollars awarded to future leaders

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 3:59 pm | Waikato University

Ten secondary school students are being awarded nearly $40,000 each to study at the University of Waikato. More >>

Nearly $400,000 dollars awarded to future leaders

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 3:59 pm | Waikato University

Ten secondary school students are being awarded nearly $40,000 each to study at the University of Waikato. More >>

MOOC on Academic Integrity will help students avoid cheating

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 1:28 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland academic Dr Jason Stephens decided to study why students cheat after he was surprised by the number who admitted doing it, despite believing that it’s wrong. More >>

Helping teachers and children engage with science

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 1:15 pm | NZEI

Entries have opened for the next round of the successful Best 100 Science Experiments Competition run by the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology and education sector union NZEI Te Rui Roa. More >>

Eureka moment for Waikato engineering student

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 12:17 pm | Waikato University

University of Waikato engineering student Shalini Guleria has been awarded second place in the 2014 Sir Paul Callaghan EUREKA! Awards for her idea to reduce side effects in the treatment of cancer. More >>

New Zealand’s Most Brilliant Young Minds Shine in Comp

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 10:24 am | MEDIACOM

New Zealand secondary school students have taken out honours in one of the world’s biggest mathematics competitions. A presentation ceremony will be held at 2pm on Thursday 16 October at Linwood College, Phillipstown, for the annual Australian Mathematics ... More >>

Waikato: Enlightening Work for Recent Grads

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 3:23 pm | Waikato University

From left, University of Waikato graduates Declan ter Veer-Burke and Simon Campbell are both employed as Software Developers at Hamilton company Enlighten Designs. More >>

Alt Group wins gold at Best Design Awards

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 2:04 pm | Auckland University Press

Alt Group wins gold at Best Design Awards for Auckland University Press’s Shigeru Ban: Cardboard Cathedral More >>

Dunedin Pride 2014

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 1:52 pm | OUSA

Pride2014 is set to be bigger and more fabulous than ever. This year features a queer* art exhibition, Dunedin diversity strategy launch, and the return of the popular Camp Carnival and after party. More >>

Home affordability continues to decline - Massey report

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 1:28 pm | Massey University

The latest Home Affordability Report from Massey University’s Real Estate Analysis Unit is now available online. The report shows affordability has decreased by 11.4% nationally over the past 12 months and is projected to deteriorate further during ... More >>

Zonta: 2014/15 Young Women in Public Affairs Award

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 1:02 pm | Zonta

The Zonta Clubs of Wellington and Mana are pleased to invite Year 13 students to apply for the Zonta International 2015 Young Women in Public Affairs Award. The Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Awards programme recognises young women for their ... More >>

Fashion forward student honoured with award nomination

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 12:27 pm | Attitude Trust

Jess Quinn (21) knows first-hand that prosthetics are designed for function not fashion. The AUT fashion design student is passionate about changing this, using her talents to make stylish prosthetic leg covers. More >>

UC one of top universities to travel abroad to

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 12:26 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury (UC) has been named as one of the top universities worth travelling abroad for by website More >>

MNZ funds recreational boating sector initiatives for youth

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 11:58 am | Maritime New Zealand

Thousands of young people will get boat safety training or learn how to sail, as part of $77,000 of recreational boating funding granted to eight groups, Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) announced today. MNZ Deputy Director Lindsay Sturt and chair of ... More >>

Waikato’s first DMA to graduate this month

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 11:50 am | University of Waikato

Three years of hard work and determination has finally paid off for New Zealand Opera singer, Beverley Pullon, who graduates this month with a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) – the first Waikato graduate to do so. More >>

Graduate profile on Adam Ling (from Tauranga)

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 10:52 am | Waikato University

Juggling study with his sport has been a challenge, but rower Adam Ling says with helpful lecturers and timetable flexibility, he was able to make the most of both his sporting and academic opportunities while at Waikato University. More >>

Education agreement refreshes commitment

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 9:30 am | UCOL

Te Puna Matauranga o Whanganui and UCOL have signed an Accord refreshing their commitment to work alongside each other to improve education outcomes for Māori within the Whanganui region. More >>

Lots to learn at MilkTestNZ for Waikato grad

Monday, 13 October 2014, 4:47 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato science graduate Courteney Nielsen is enjoying the ‘aha!’ moments, in her position as a Laboratory Technician at MilkTestNZ. More >>

UC and CPIT launch new degree programme

Monday, 13 October 2014, 4:16 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury (UC) will launch its new Master of Health Sciences and Bachelor of Nursing joint initiative with Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) today (13 October). The new programme gives the opportunity for students who ... More >>

A degree for good behaviour

Monday, 13 October 2014, 1:04 pm | University of Waikato

The pet business is big business. New Zealanders spend $1.5 billion a year on companion animals and Australians spend $8.4 billion, and as well as feeding and immunising their animals and addressing health issues, many pets also need behaviour therapy. More >>

Students Can ‘Do Better’ When Job Hunting

Monday, 13 October 2014, 11:56 am |

With hundreds of new graduates hitting the employment market, the question is how to ensure job applications stand out? The answer is support and guidance from new online career development and training service . More >>

Critic Named Best Student Publication Third Year in a Row

Monday, 13 October 2014, 10:30 am | Craccum

Otago University’s Critic has been named Best Publication for the third year running at the Fairfax Media Aotearoa Student Press Association Awards, held at the University of Auckland Saturday 11th October. More >>

School students Partner up with Starship Children’s Hospital

Friday, 10 October 2014, 5:13 pm | Murrays Bay School

The Year 5 students from Murrays Bay School have worked alongside staff at Starship Children’s Heart Ward to create 3 dimensional sculptures for their Treatment Room to distract patients when they are having painful procedures performed. More >>

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa – One United Wānanga

Friday, 10 October 2014, 3:42 pm | Te Wananga o Aotearoa

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, is strategically realigning its organisation that will see its two legal entities, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and Open Wānanga Ltd become one united Wānanga. More >>

Bob Dylan connected to Creative Thinking Project

Friday, 10 October 2014, 1:11 pm | University of Auckland

Iconic poet and musician Bob Dylan has been named Founding Patron of the University of Auckland’s Research Fund for Creativity. He is also being honoured as the inaugural Creative Laureate of the University’s Creative Thinking Project. More >>

KuDos Award win for Waikato University technician

Friday, 10 October 2014, 11:59 am | Waikato University

The Hill Laboratories Laboratory Technician Award was last night presented to University of Waikato Advanced Technical Officer Chris McBride at the 2014 KuDos Science Excellence Awards. More >>

Dr Mike Joy to deliver 2014 Bruce Jesson Lecture

Friday, 10 October 2014, 11:40 am | Massey University

The ongoing decline in water quality across New Zealand is a threat to our global ‘clean green’ reputation, and future generations will end up paying the price of our short-term thinking, says Dr Mike Joy from Massey University. More >>

KuDos Lifetime Achievement Award for Roy Daniel

Friday, 10 October 2014, 11:10 am | University of Waikato

Emeritus Professor Roy Daniel has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s KuDos Science Awards. He was presented with the award at the black tie awards evening in Hamilton on Thursday, October 9. More >>

KuDos for Antarctic researcher

Friday, 10 October 2014, 10:34 am | University of Waikato

An American academic whose main area of research is 5000km away in Antarctica has been recognised for his environmental science work. More >>

Young UC researchers’ work recognised

Friday, 10 October 2014, 9:57 am | University of Canterbury

Two University of Canterbury (UC) academics have been named the inaugural recipients of the University of Canterbury’s Early and Emerging Career Researcher Award. More >>

Racing robots at Engineering Design Show

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 5:23 pm | University of Waikato

Programming Lego robots to have a sense of direction has been the task for a class of University of Waikato engineering students this semester. More >>

Give Nursing A Go

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 3:28 pm | NorthTec

Anyone who is considering a career in nursing is invited to an information evening at NorthTec, to find out more about its nursing study programmes. More >>

Pacific Origins Inspire Student Art

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 3:26 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Thirty senior secondary students explored their Pacific heritage in art over the term break, carving coconut shell, collaborating on a mural and writing and recording an original piece of music. More >>


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