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Future of education, jobs and economy

Saturday, 6 February 2016, 2:45 pm | Massey University

Understanding the global economic forces that determine whether a tertiary degree will result in a job – let alone a well-paid one – is the theme of visiting British educational economist Professor Hugh Lauder’s lecture series in New Zealand this ... More >>

High regard for schools and teachers

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:17 am | NZEI

New Zealand’s teachers and primary schools continue to enjoy very high levels of confidence and respect, according to UMR Research’s latest Mood of the Nation survey. More >>

UC Innovators winning ideas announced

Friday, 5 February 2016, 10:31 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury Innovators’ Summer Start-Up Programme has culminated in the top ten teams presenting their projects to a panel of judges, coinciding with the official opening of the UC Centre for Entrepreneurship. More >>

Māori and Pasifika Adult Educators Gather For Hui Fono

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 11:35 am | Hui Fono

Over a hundred and forty Māori and Pasifika adult educators will gather at Te Wharewaka o Pōneke February 24-26 for the annual Hui Fono which offers professional development and networking opportunities for Māori and Pasifika working in the Adult and Community ... More >>

School bags jam-packed with technology

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 11:32 am | AMI Insurance

Students aren’t the only ones with back to school blues this year with some reports finding that increasing technology demands contribute to hefty costs which families are struggling to pay. More >>

The Spin Doctors out in force at Vanguard – again!

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:36 am | Save Our Schools NZ

Today’s press release from Vanguard Military School (3 February 2016) again highlights how the spin doctors love to spin a story around high participation-based pass rates in NCEA. But do they tell the full story of student achievement at the charter secondary ... More >>

Government silent over TPPA threat to public education

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 2:37 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa is concerned about the government’s silence over the potential dangers to our public education system as a result of signing the TPPA. More >>

UCSA Encouraged by Labour’s Commitment to Tertiary Education

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 1:57 pm | University of Canterbury Students Association

UC Students’ Association President Encouraged by Labour’s Commitment to Tertiary Education On Sunday 31st January, Labour pledged to offer three years of free post-school education over a person’s lifetime. The University of Canterbury Students’ Association ... More >>

Maori And Pasifika Excelling at Vanguard

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 12:35 pm | Vanguard Military School

Vanguard Military School is pleased to be able to release its provisional NCEA results for 2015 as confirmed by NZQA. The school achieved a 93% pass rate at NCEA Level 1, a 100% pass rate at Level 2 and a 93% pass rate at Level 3. All of these results ... More >>

Otago Polytechnic shares in Bahrain Polytechnic experience

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 11:47 am | Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic shares in Bahrain Polytechnic experience Three Bahrain Polytechnic staff are at Otago Polytechnic this week to share their experiences of using the Problem Based Learning (PBL) teaching technique where students learn through the ... More >>

Salvation Army Calls for School Lunch Donations

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 11:07 am | Salvation Army

Salvation Army Calls for School Lunch Donations 3 February 2016: As parents send their kids back to school this week, Countdown and The Salvation Army are encouraging Kiwis to donate lunchbox bundles for those in need via New Zealand’s very first ... More >>

Pūkawakawa 2016: A New Adventure Begins

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 11:31 am | Northland District Health Board

Twenty-four fifth-year medical students making up the 2016 intake of Pūkawakawa Medical Outreach Programme were officially welcomed last week with a pōwhiri at the newly-refurbished NorthTec Marae in Whangarei. More >>

International early childhood leaders to collaborate

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 11:22 am | New Zealand Tertiary College

Early childhood leaders and practitioners from over 80 nations will gather in Auckland May 9-12, 2017 at the SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre for the World Forum on Early Care and Education. More >>

English towns with a Jewish heritage more tolerant

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 10:56 am | University of Otago

English towns with a Jewish heritage more tolerant of modern-day immigration Modern-day tolerance towards immigrants is significantly higher in English towns that welcomed medieval Jews, according to new research into persistent regional variations in attitudes ... More >>

Bright Future Ahead for Reannz Internship Recipient

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 10:42 am | REANNZ

Bright Future Ahead for Reannz Internship Recipient Crown-owned company REANNZ (Research & Education Advanced Network New Zealand) is delighted to announce the recipient of its inaugural Future Funds tertiary scholarship programme for 2016. Se-Young Yu, ... More >>

New marketplace makes it easy to get academic help

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 10:25 am | Tutorly

Auckland, 30th January 2016 – Tutorly (, an online marketplace that connects parents and students with local private tutors, has launched in Auckland. More >>

Master’s internship gives competitive advantage

Monday, 1 February 2016, 4:59 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) student Meenal Pathak is already making a difference to cancer treatment times through her Master of Business Management (MBM) experience. As part of UC’s intensive MBM programme, Pathak undertook an 18-week internship ... More >>

New Approach to Culinary Apprenticeships

Monday, 1 February 2016, 3:47 pm | ServiceIQ

The time-tested approach to training top chefs now has added ingredients thanks to an evolution of the Cookery Apprenticeship by ServiceIQ with help from the heart of the culinary industry. More >>

Otago Polytechnic’s golden anniversary year of celebrations

Monday, 1 February 2016, 3:34 pm | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic’s first major commemorative event celebrating fifty years of delivering hands-on, career-focused education in Dunedin takes place tomorrow with the official opening of The Hub and Mason Centre. More >>

Fee Free Policy Big Win say Students

Monday, 1 February 2016, 1:10 pm | NZUSA

The national students’ organisation says yesterday’s announcement by Labour Party leader Andrew Little that a Labour government would provide three years of free post-school education is a big win for all New Zealanders, young and old. More >>

New Labour Party Education Policy – a tentative start

Monday, 1 February 2016, 11:23 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

QPEC welcomes Labour's Working Futures Plan to fund three years of free tertiary study as a step in the right direction. More >>

Special pathway leads to success

Monday, 1 February 2016, 11:14 am | Lincoln University

Anna Yu Dong is one of the first graduates from a special collaborative 3+1+1 pathway devised by Lincoln University and the New Zealand College of Business (NZCB). The pathway enables people from partnered institutes with three year bachelor’s degree-equivalent ... More >>

Fee-free tertiary education move welcomed

Monday, 1 February 2016, 10:32 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The Labour Party’s plan to introduce fee-free tertiary education is an innovative step towards a more equitable and accessible public education system, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Three years study is an investment in hope

Monday, 1 February 2016, 10:29 am | Tertiary Education Union

The Labour Party’s ‘three years free’ policy gives people from all walks of life opportunity to learn, says TEU president Sandra Grey. More >>

STC Proud to Help Get Refugee Children Back to School

Monday, 1 February 2016, 10:21 am | Save The Children

As Kiwi kids get ready to get back to school, Save the Children is gearing up to help new refugee children take their place in the classroom. More >>

Children head back to school

Monday, 1 February 2016, 10:16 am | Ministry of Education

Schools will be opening for the new school year this week, as students begin another year’s learning. More >>

Auckland Students Applaud Groundbreaking Labour Policy

Monday, 1 February 2016, 10:11 am | AUSA

Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA) has welcomed Andrew Little’s announcement on free post-school education. More >>

VUWSA welcomes announcement of free post-school education

Monday, 1 February 2016, 10:08 am | VUWSA

VUWSA welcomes announcement of free post-school education The Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) welcomes the announcement of free post-school education by the Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Little, yesterday. Since the massive ... More >>

School Year Begins for 750,000 Students

Sunday, 31 January 2016, 5:20 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Hekia Parata Minister of Education Education Minister Hekia Parata has wished children and young people well as they prepare to pick up their school bags and head to school this week. “I hope kids are feeling full of beans after the summer break ... More >>

Working to improve public health in New Zealand

Friday, 29 January 2016, 4:29 pm | University of Otago

Leading international and New Zealand health experts will descend on Wellington throughout February to participate in the 20th Public Health Summer School run by the University of Otago, Wellington. More >>

Flexible Learning with a Hobbiton flavour

Friday, 29 January 2016, 4:18 pm | University of Waikato

Education and tourism come together when educators and trainers from the early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary sectors, on Hamilton for the national DEANZ2016 Conference in April. More >>

U.S professors to teach geology, tectonics at Canterbury

Friday, 29 January 2016, 3:43 pm | University of Canterbury

Syracuse University Earth sciences professors Suzanne Baldwin and Paul Fitzgerald will be teaching and researching in Christchurch for the next three months, where there is “a great awareness of the active role that geology and tectonics plays ... More >>

Partnership Schools may provide valuable lessons

Friday, 29 January 2016, 1:46 pm | NZSTA

While some groups and individuals are uncomfortable with the ideas that Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua are introducing to the New Zealand schooling sector, that is not in itself a reason for condemnation of all partnership schools says NZSTA. More >>

Summer Code Camp in Tamaki makes learning code a game

Friday, 29 January 2016, 1:46 pm | Innovation Partnership

The summer school holiday is getting disrupted, with 30 students from the Manaiakalani Education Trust cluster of schools in Tamaki spending a week of their summer holidays learning to code, by writing their very own computer games. More >>

Australian Business Plan Competition open to NZ Students

Friday, 29 January 2016, 1:13 pm | Pharmacy Guild

New Zealand’s pharmacy students are invited to participate in the tenth Australian National Student Business Plan Competition which was launched on Sunday during the Annual National Australian Pharmacy Students' Association (NAPSA) Congress in Townsville. More >>

Symposium sets sights on equity through education

Friday, 29 January 2016, 11:25 am | Massey University

Symposium sets sights on equity through education The need to establish research and advocacy to help combat inequity in education is the driver for a symposium hosted by Massey University’s Institute of Education on Wednesday, 17 February. Key educators ... More >>

Canterbury-raised academic to head Lincoln University

Friday, 29 January 2016, 10:35 am | Lincoln University

Lincoln University – New Zealand’s specialist land-based university – today announced the appointment of its new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robin Pollard. More >>

A regrettable episode

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 2:59 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

The Quality Public Education Coalition is relieved that the experiment to open a partnership school at Whangaruru in Auckland is over. Dr Liz Gordon says that the model is deeply ideological, based on the incorrect notion that the private sector ... More >>

Charter authorisation board should be sacked

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 1:44 pm | PPTA

A cohort of students is now collateral damage due to the incompetence of the charter school authorisation board, says PPTA president Angela Roberts. More >>

Whangaruru students must be supported

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 12:41 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The Whangaruru charter school agreement has been formally terminated and NZEI Te Riu Roa says the key focus must now be the welfare and future education of the students caught up in this failed ideological experiment. More >>

Opening of Centre marks the start of Otago Poly's 50th

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 12:12 pm | Otago Polytechnic

Opening of The Hub and Mason Centre marks the start of Otago Polytechnic’s 50th anniversary celebrations A year of commemorative events celebrating Otago Polytechnic’s 50th anniversary begins at 4pm on Tuesday 2 February with the official opening of ... More >>

Links strengthened with Indonesia

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 11:59 am | University of Auckland

Links between Indonesia and New Zealand have been strengthened with a new agreement between their leading universities. More >>

New CEO Appointed to Te Whanau O Hato Petera Trust

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 11:25 am | TeWhanau o Hato Petera Trust Board

The trustees of Te Whanau o Hato Petera Trust have appointed Vivian Te Mana Hahipene to the position of CEO at a meeting held last night at Te Kamaka Marae at Hato Petera College in Auckland. More >>

New Chief Operating Officer for the University of Otago

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 3:46 pm | Otago University

The University of Otago has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer, taking effect from 11 April, Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne announced today. More >>

Otago University and Te Papa sign MOU

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 3:10 pm | University of Otago

Te Papa and the University of Otago have signed up to a collaborative relationship to strengthen joint efforts in research, scholarships, teaching and public lectures involving the national facility. More >>

Waiata Inspires Christina’s Study

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 9:24 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

Hearing students singing waiata as she was passing EIT’s Flaxmere Learning Centre, Christina Wainohu realised how much of her taha Māori she had lost while living overseas. More >>

Otago Polytechnic launches Distinguished Alumni Awards

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 9:18 am | Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic launches Distinguished Alumni Awards to celebrate former students’ success “If you know someone who has studied at Otago Polytechnic, and made a major contribution in their profession, or in the world of business, art, sport or the ... More >>

Writers, Poets, Playwrights & Comic/Graphic Novelists! Apply

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 11:03 am | NZ Society of Authors

For your opportunity to be mentored by an established writer, poet, playwright or comic / graphic novelist - apply to NZ Society of Authors by 5 Feb. The deadline is looming for applications to the NZ Society of Authors Mentor programme 2016. We ... More >>

Massey signs sponsorship deal for Ngāpuhi Festival

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 10:52 am | Massey University

Massey University has signaled its commitment to the North, signing up as a major sponsor of the Ngāpuhi Festival this weekend. The new deal will see the University sponsoring the main performance stage at the biennial festival. More >>

Otago Polytechnic establishes Māori Centre

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 10:33 am | Otago Polytechnic

Māori students at Otago Polytechnic will soon have their own place where they can “work and learn as Māori” following the announcement of the establishment of a Māori Centre in the Forth Street campus and the appointment of its Tumuaki (Manager) ... More >>

Study Reveals Education Costs Escalating

Friday, 22 January 2016, 5:09 pm | ASG Education

Families could spend more than $300,000 on their child’s education according to The ASG Planning for Education Index, released today. The study discovers for a child born in 2016, the forecast cost of a private school education in New Zealand is $326,773. ... More >>

Heading to Europe And the Olympics of Architecture

Friday, 22 January 2016, 12:27 pm | Warren and Mahoney

Architectural graduate Antonia Lapwood has been awarded the 2016 Warren and Mahoney International Scholarship to attend the Venice Architecture Biennale which starts in May this year and runs for six months. More >>

Answers for schools on new Health & Safety rules

Friday, 22 January 2016, 10:42 am | NZSTA

It is very pleasing to see that the advice NZSTA has been offering to boards has now been confirmed by both the Ministry of Education and Worksafe, NZSTA President Lorraine Kerr says. More >>

ACG Senior College student offered place at Cambridge

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 4:23 pm | ACG Senior College

ACG Senior College student offered place at Cambridge University, UK 21 January 2016, Auckland. The day of results is always nerve racking. To find out not only your results but also the outcome of your application to your dream university in ... More >>

Recognition of NZ university degrees hugely important

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 4:05 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

New Zealand universities will attract more students from Malaysia following a move which means New Zealand Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees are recognised by the Malaysian public service. More >>

Canterbury Fulbright Scholar to study California earthquakes

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 1:03 pm | University of Canterbury

A unique coding scheme which examines what people really do in an earthquake is taking a University of Canterbury (UC) scholar all the way to California. More >>

New Rangi Ruru Girls' School Principal Finds Family Link

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 12:02 pm | Rangi Ruru Girls' School

New Rangi Ruru Girls' School Principal Finds Family Link An unknown family link has been discovered by the new Principal of Rangi Ruru Girls’ School in Christchurch. Highly respected educationalist Dr Sandra Hastie, who started at the leading girls’ ... More >>

A billion dollars spent on fees for ‘free education’

Wednesday, 20 January 2016, 5:35 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Data released today provides further evidence of the growing inequalities in New Zealand education between schools catering to the wealthiest families compared to those educating New Zealand’s least resourced children. Key issues are: More >>

NZQA Gives Otago Polytechnic Big Tick for Quality Assurance

Wednesday, 20 January 2016, 3:15 pm | Otago University

NZQA Gives Otago Polytechnic Another Big Tick for Quality Assurance The New Zealand Qualifications Authority has again given Otago Polytechnic the highest possible endorsement in its 2015 External Evaluation and Review, rating the tertiary institution as Highly ... More >>

UC students fast-track their motorsport engineering ambition

Wednesday, 20 January 2016, 1:34 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury students are taking the fast-track to top-level motorsport careers, with graduates being chosen to design, test and build what could be the world's fastest track car. More >>


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