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Choosing the right crew for Antarctic expeditions

Monday, 6 July 2015, 1:58 pm | Lincoln University

Choosing the right crew for Antarctic expeditions A Lincoln University PhD student is conducting a research study that aims to determine the individual characteristics best suited for people embarking on winter Antarctic missions. The unique environment ... More >>

Do head offices kill innovation?

Monday, 6 July 2015, 1:48 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury’s (UC) Director of International Growth Strategies, Tony Mortensen, will explore the pitfalls of centralisation at a free public lecture at the University at 7pm on Wednesday 8 July. More >>

The energy revolution

Monday, 6 July 2015, 10:21 am | Waikato University

The age of fossil fuels is coming to an end. Global warming from their burning is undeniable. But when will tomorrow begin? More >>

Avondale College And HP Announce Innovation Partnership

Monday, 6 July 2015, 9:37 am | Avondale College

6 July 2015 – Avondale College and HP New Zealand have today announced a strategic partnership which will see them collaborate to transform Avondale College from a legacy-based education paradigm to a new, digitally-enabled, learning and innovation ... More >>

The rise of Māori academic achievement in mental health

Friday, 3 July 2015, 4:09 pm | Massey University

The phenomenal success of a groundbreaking programme to develop Māori Health professionals has been celebrated at a special hui in Auckland today. More >>

Survey finds constant assessments causing student stress

Friday, 3 July 2015, 2:10 pm | Inspiration Education Limited

Kiwi high school students are experiencing increasing levels of stress within the school environment, according to a survey by tutoring company Inspiration Education. More >>

ITC catering for Vocational Pathways in schools

Friday, 3 July 2015, 1:54 pm | International Travel College

ITC catering for Vocational Pathways in schools The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) is catering for Vocational Pathways in secondary schools with its suite of interactive short courses. Vocational Pathways, part of the Youth Guarantee ... More >>

Hekia misleads the House on charter school funding

Friday, 3 July 2015, 9:44 am | Save Our Schools NZ

Minister of Education, Hekia Parata, misled the House yesterday in response to questions about the large surplus accumulating in one of her charter schools. More >>

UC awards 2015 Research Medal

Friday, 3 July 2015, 9:33 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury (UC) academic who specialises in the analysis of words and sounds has been awarded the University’s 2015 Research Medal. More >>

Enviroschools Hawke’s Bay is Celebrating

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 4:46 pm | Enviroschools Foundation

Enviroschools Hawke’s Bay is Celebrating Enviroschools in Hawke’s Bay are celebrating twice this week. Firstly, Greenmeadows Kindergarten has attained the highest ‘GreenGold’ status for Enviroschools, and is the first Enviroschools kindergarten in Hawke’s ... More >>

Students connect with employers and discover career pathways

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 3:33 pm | Careers New Zealand

Employers, teachers and students are saying Careers New Zealand’s “Industry Big Day Out” programme which helps them link together better is helping young New Zealanders make informed choices about their careers. Phil Matthews, Director of Universal Engineering, ... More >>

Investment in tertiary education well monitored

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 3:23 pm | New Zealand Qualifications Authority

Oversight of the Government’s $2.8 billion investment in tertiary education is sound, an independent review says. The review, commissioned by the Chief Executives of the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority ... More >>

Research explores winning off the rugby field in Samoa

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 2:11 pm | Massey University

As much as NZD $21 million is sent back back to the Pacific Islands annually by Pasifika athletes now resident in New Zealand and other parts of the world, a study investigating the value of sport-generated remittances has found. More >>

New qualification aims for better governance of organisation

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 12:48 pm | Waikato University

A new postgraduate qualification targeted at those who govern corporations, trusts and not-for-profits in New Zealand is coming to Whakatane . More >>

Including dads in positive parenting programme

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 11:32 am | Auckland University

University of Auckland research has found that including dads in a positive parenting programme adapted to enhance father engagement and teamwork greatly improved the behaviour of children, their own parenting practices, and the family’s overall ... More >>

Open Polytechnic launches online learning platform

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 11:13 am | Open Polytechnic

Open Polytechnic’s new digital platform, iQualify, will deliver world-class online learning for its students and open up new education and training opportunities for other organisations. More >>

University of Waikato launches new partnerships

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 11:07 am | Waikato University

The University of Waikato has launched a new initiative in partnership with the secondary schools and communities of Tokoroa and Putaruru. More >>

Auckland continues to break affordability records

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 11:02 am | Massey University

The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows that homes in Auckland are now 56 per cent less affordable than the rest of the country – the second consecutive quarter that margin has reached record levels. More >>

Algebra advocate wins prestigious maths award

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 10:41 am | Massey University

Researching ways to introduce primary school learners to the “big ideas” of mathematics through algebra has earned a Massey University maths education scholar a prestigious award from the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. More >>

Career education is core business for 21st Century schools

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 10:17 am | NZSTA

"Careers" has evolved a long way from what today’s parents will remember as a one-off process of finding a job or a course of study to go to when they left school. More >>

Fact Checker: Hekia and Charter School Finances

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 9:54 am | Save Our Schools NZ

Minister of Education, Hekia Parata, faced a few questions in parliament yesterday about the $2.5 million surplus that one of her charter schools has accumulated in only 15 months. More >>

NEXT Foundation Announces Two New Investments in Education

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 9:29 am | The NEXT Foundation

NEXT Foundation today announced a further two investments in education from the many excellent submissions to its 2014 application process. More >>

Free Arapū (Māori alphabet) App launched Thursday 2 July

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 8:11 am | Kapohia Limited

In anticipation of Māori Language Week, and just in time for school holidays, Kapohia Ltd has released an app, “ Arapū ". More >>

Bullying - A misnomer in preschool terminology

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 8:01 am | Cyrus Taraporvala

The idea of of writing this musing is to present a case to state that the word 'bully' is not a relevant one to describe a child in an ECE environment. More >>

Bullying - A misnomer in preschool terminology

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 8:00 am | Cyrus Taraporvala

The idea of of writing this musing is to present a case to state that the word 'bully' is not a relevant one to describe a child in an ECE environment. More >>

Early Childhood Education experts gather in Christchurch

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 7:52 am | ECNZ

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand is excited to be able to host world renowned early childhood education (ECE) experts at it’s 52ndAnnual Conference and AGM, Fri 3 – Sat 4 July. More >>

Union welcomes student parent top-ups

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 5:13 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

The national student union is welcoming today’s $25 per week top up for students who are parents and the extension of the accommodation supplement to solo parents who are students. More >>

Students staying engaged at Maungakiekie schools

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 5:08 pm | New Zealand National Party

MP for Maungakiekie Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says there has been a significant drop in the number of students being suspended, stood-down, excluded and expelled from schools in the electorate. More >>

Media Design School Ranked 4th Best VFX/Animation School

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 4:09 pm | Media Design School

Media Design School has been ranked the fourth best school in the world to study VFX/Animation and Game Art at for 2015 by the Autodesk Sponsored CG Student Awards, with Media Design School students taking out two of the three internships in the ... More >>

Waikato-Tainui Launches Education Plan

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 4:00 pm | Waikato Tainui Group

Waikato-Tainui Launches Education Plan Waikato-Tainui has launched an education plan that it hopes will see all members connected with their marae, 80 percent fluent in te reo Maaori, and all members aged 15-plus with an education qualification by ... More >>

Four University of Canterbury students win Todd Awards

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 3:42 pm | University of Canterbury

Four University of Canterbury (UC) postgraduate students are among nine New Zealand university students to receive Todd Foundation Awards for Excellence. The aim of the awards is to support projects that promote excellence and encourage the development ... More >>

Massive surplus for cash cow charter

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 3:32 pm | PPTA

A Whangarei charter school has banked an operating surplus of more than $2.4million, thanks to funding well above the amount regular schools receive. More >>

Stimulating Winter Week on University of Auckland campus

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 10:43 am | University of Auckland

Nationalism, Dave Brubeck and the evolution of ‘Māori Blues’, predator free New Zealand and geothermal energy are among some of the topics being aired at the Centre for Continuing Education’s Winter Week on Campus. University of Auckland ... More >>

Outlook positive for electric vehicle uptake in New Zealand

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 10:31 am | Otago University

Outlook positive for electric vehicle uptake in New Zealand – Otago research New research out of the University of Otago indicates Kiwis are keen to make the shift to energy efficient electric vehicles (EVs) but some key barriers are holding them ... More >>

Whitireia journalism student well prepared for digital role

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 9:55 am | Whitireia Polytech

Whitireia journalism student Francesca Jago has hit the ground running, securing a job with Fairfax ahead of her official graduation. More >>

School-Police partnerships important for student learning

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 8:55 am | NZSTA

Students learn better when they feel safe and they are safe. Partnerships between schools and police to address issues such as online safety, travelling safely to and from school, vandalism and bullying help create an environment where students ... More >>

Cadet Programme kick-starts career journey

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 8:12 am | Silvereye Communications

Finding a career pathway with Westland Milk Products’ cadet programme is something 24-year-old Matt Evans would recommend in a heart-beat. More >>

Innovative cadet programme brings youth to dairy industry

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 8:10 am | Silvereye Communications

Providing an alternative pathway for 18-24-year-olds who want to learn, Westland Milk Products has been bringing youth and learning into its West Coast diary co-operative for the past 10 years with a successful cadet programme in the Primary Industries ... More >>

Shanghai Scholarship Students to Visit

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 3:51 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Tuesday, 30 June 2015) – Learning about Dunedin businesses will be the main focus for a group of Shanghai scholarship students visiting Dunedin in July. More >>

Massey University celebrates Māori Language month

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 2:23 pm | Massey University

From left, Kaihautu Māori Sheeanda Field with Senior Māori advisor Jacob Tapiata demonstrate the Māori scrabble game. Photo: MASSEY UNIVERSITY More >>

Exhibition sure to SPARK interest

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 11:16 am | Waikato University

One of New Zealand’s most prominent artists will host an exhibition expected to create plenty of interest in Hamilton next month. More >>

Japanese film a rare road movie gem

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 10:33 am | Massey University

The Japanese film Haru’s Journey – to screen at Massey University’s Auckland campus on Monday, July 8 – is a rare road movie gem, filmed in the Tohoku region before the devastating 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. More >>

Global leadership role for senior academic

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 10:28 am | Waikato University

Advocating for 1.5 million refugees to access basic education and trying to find ways for quake-ravaged Nepalese communities to get their schools back up and running are among the early challenges a senior University of Waikato academic faces in her ... More >>

University mythbuster to address trustees

Monday, 29 June 2015, 3:39 pm | NZSTA

Addressing common myths about the value of a university degree is one of the topics on the agenda for school trustees attending NZSTA’s national conference in Auckland this weekend. Chris Whelan, Executive Director of Universities New Zealand -Te Pōkai ... More >>

Todd Foundation Award for Excellence

Monday, 29 June 2015, 2:56 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

The Todd Foundation has awarded scholarships to nine postgraduate students to encourage the development of new concepts, technology or research which will benefit New Zealand. More >>

International Youth Exchange Students Lead The way

Monday, 29 June 2015, 1:39 pm | Rotary

Rotary’s Emergency Response Kit programme got an unexpected gift of generosity during New Zealand’s National Volunteer Week. Seven International Youth Exchange students in New Zealand for a year determined they wanted to give back to the world ... More >>

Motivated student on pathway to dairy success

Monday, 29 June 2015, 9:07 am | Silvereye Communications

Seamus Murnane (19) first realised he had a passion for farming when he worked at a friend’s farm north of Whangarei four years ago. Since then he has been determined to forge a career in agriculture. The first opportunity arose when, through a Primary ... More >>

Universities have role to play in regional growth

Sunday, 28 June 2015, 12:18 pm | Massey University

Tertiary institutions like Massey University have a key role to play in developing regional innovation hubs to drive economic growth, says Labour MP David Cunliffe. More >>

‘Nanogirl’ Michelle Dickinson wins Blake Leader Award

Saturday, 27 June 2015, 11:28 am | Auckland University

Science advocate Dr Michelle Dickinson has been awarded a Blake Leader Award for outstanding leadership at a ceremony in Auckland. More >>

Lincoln University’s Vice-Chancellor Resigns

Friday, 26 June 2015, 2:21 pm | Lincoln University

26 June 2015 - for immediate release Lincoln University’s Vice-Chancellor Resigns Dr Andrew West today resigned as Vice-Chancellor of Lincoln University. More >>

New initiative for schools launched

Friday, 26 June 2015, 10:46 am | Education New Zealand

New Zealand schools wanting to boost the performance of international education in their sector have formed a new nationwide organisation to drive the effort. More >>

International law-making is focus of conference

Friday, 26 June 2015, 9:28 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Academics, practitioners and NGO and government experts on the law of armed conflict, use of force, private international law and financial regulation are among the speakers at an upcoming conference hosted by the New Zealand Centre for Public Law at Victoria ... More >>

Lectures shed light on light

Friday, 26 June 2015, 9:26 am | Waikato University

As part of the New Zealand Institute of Physics conference being held at the University of Waikato in July, there are two free lectures on lasers and microwaves that are open to the public. More >>

Advice to school boards: Pursue the best, lead change

Friday, 26 June 2015, 8:09 am | NZSTA

Creating a high-performing organisation with a strong and vibrant culture is one of the factors that "separates the best from the rest". More >>

$16 million funding for food processing research

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 12:34 pm | Massey University

Cutting-edge research in food engineering will be funded in a new programme that brings together engineers and scientists from universities and crown research institutes to improve profits for New Zealand food producers. More >>

Whitireia creative writing tutor publishes new novel

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 11:10 am | Whitireia Polytech

Escalator Press has published the fourth novel from Whitireia Creative Writing tutor and Titahi Bay resident Adrienne Jansen. More >>

Teeing off her career with IMG

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 10:45 am | Waikato University

Sir Edmund Hillary golf scholar Hana-Rae Seifert could soon be working with some of the world's top sports stars. She's on her way to London to take up a nine-week internship with international sports management giant IMG which represents the likes ... More >>

Antarctic life – highly diverse, unusually structured

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 10:42 am | Waikato University

The variety of plant and animal life in the Antarctic is much greater than previously thought, reveals an assessment of Antarctic biodiversity published by a team of scientists in the journal Nature this week. More >>

EIT Appoints New Head of Business School

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 1:38 pm | EIT

Having worked in the past at EIT, Rebekah Dinwoodie feels on familiar territory as she settles into her new position as head of the School of Business. More >>

Primary school students need science

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 11:21 am | NZSTA

Primary school students need a good working knowledge of what science is and its strengths and weaknesses, They also need to be able to ask informed questions about science issues, school trustees at the NZSTA National Conference next weekend will ... More >>

 

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