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St John’s College Slices up the Competition

Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 5:28 pm | National Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge

Two students from St John’s College have taken out the grand prize in the Final of the National Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge (NSSCC) yesterday and are on their way to Sydney for a culinary experience of a lifetime. More >>

Hoop dreams made reality

Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 3:54 pm | Harcourts Foundation

Basketball has become very popular in Pukekohe, with the recent success of the Breakers and the phenomenal efforts of Steven Adams in the Oklahoma City Thunder. More >>

Kiwi Magician to Pull Red Light on School Bullying

Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 3:13 pm | TrustPower

Kiwi magician Elgregoe is once again hitting the dusty trail throughout the country, rearing to get his live show off the road and into Tauranga schools next week. More >>

University of Auckland is most innovative in Australasia

Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 1:51 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has been ranked as the most innovative university in New Zealand and Australia in the inaugural Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities rankings. More >>

U.S. University Athletes visit NZ

Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 12:16 pm | US Embassy Wellington

This weekend, representatives from ten major U.S. universities, and from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), will be available to answer questions from New Zealand students about studying in the United States. More >>

New charter schools create inequity and waste public money

Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 10:00 am | PPTA

The announcement by the Under-Secretary to the Minister of Education that two new charter schools are to open is yet another barrier to equality says the PPTA. The schools will open in Hamilton and Napier in 2017. “Not only do charter schools ... More >>

From unemployment to PhD

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 3:32 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato graduate Blaine Rakena believes life is all about taking chances. “And lucky for me, Waikato Uni was willing to give me a chance.” More >>

CRV Ambreed shows off EU approved production centre

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 3:25 pm | CRV Ambreed

AB company, CRV Ambreed, recently gave Lincoln University students a rare look behind the scenes at its Bellevue Production and Logistics Centre on the outskirts of Cambridge. More >>

New book explores tertiary teaching of Japanese

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 11:11 am | University of Canterbury

A new book co-edited by University of Canterbury Lecturer in Japanese Dr Masayoshi Ogino gives unprecedented insight into issues and strategies around Japanese language learning and teaching in New Zealand at tertiary level. More >>

Scholarship winners prepare for Shanghai business exchange

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 10:59 am | Otago Polytech

Three Otago Polytechnic business students are preparing to head to China on a 14-week exchange programme, after receiving prestigious Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia. The Scholarships seek to strengthen educational and business ties between New ... More >>

Accolades for Unitec’s diversity and inclusion initiatives

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 10:12 am | Unitec

Unitec Institute of Technology and its partner The Mind Lab by Unitec scooped three of the 10 2016 New Zealand Diversity Awards. More >>

Unitec Dance presents coLAB 2016

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 9:17 am | UNITEC

New Zealand’s leading contemporary choreography students present an evening of stunning new work which celebrates the complexities of human existence through contemporary dance. Embracing the collaborative nature of current dance practice, Unitec Dance ... More >>

NZTC awarded for cultural diversity and inclusion

Monday, 29 August 2016, 10:35 am | New Zealand Tertiary College

A huge team effort to produce a te reo Māori learning book in-house at New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) hasn’t gone unnoticed. More >>

How to get Asia-savvy

Monday, 29 August 2016, 10:31 am | University of Auckland Business School

Want to break into an Asian market? New Zealand businesses need to think big but start small and get “Asian-savvy”, an expert in Asian business networks says. And that will take a shift in mind-set among some of our businesses as well as serious ... More >>

A COOL change for learners and communities

Friday, 26 August 2016, 4:16 pm | University of Canterbury

Although many teachers and families are concerned about Education Minister Hekia Parata’s announcement of a law change to enable more school students to enrol in online learning, a world-renowned expert and Distinguished Professor in e-Learning ... More >>

Phoning home helps threatened languages live on

Friday, 26 August 2016, 10:42 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Mobile phones, computers and other technology are often thought to erode the unique cultural identities of small communities, but Victoria University of Wellington Professor of Linguistics Miriam Meyerhoff argues the opposite can be true. More >>

Connectedness the key to success in learning Japanese

Friday, 26 August 2016, 10:10 am | Massey University

A new book provides unprecedented insight into issues and strategies around Japanese language learning in New Zealand at tertiary level, offering a powerful example of what can be achieved through co-operation, collaboration and vision. More >>

New Study Reveals Value of Teachers in NZ Education

Friday, 26 August 2016, 9:46 am | Warehouse Stationary

The quality of teaching staff is significantly more important than a school’s resources; class size, or management in determining the education outcomes of our children, according to a new study. More >>

Communities of Online Learning are not new to NZ

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 4:33 pm | New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education

The staff at the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education (NZCGE) read with interest Minister Parata’s recent education proposal regarding online learning opportunities for New Zealand school children. This is not new to the staff at the Centre, nor ... More >>

Student makes movie of his Napier siege experience

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 4:01 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Locked down during the Napier siege, EIT screen production student Brock Reynolds is drawing on his experience of the tragic event to make a short film as his final-year diploma project. More >>

Special Win for Rangi Ruru in Basketball

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 2:43 pm | Rangi Ruru Girls' School

Special Win for Rangi Ruru in Basketball Rangi Ruru are the new Canterbury Secondary School Basketball Champions winning the Whelan trophy last night at Cowles stadium, against CGHS. More >>

Special education funding: Robbing Peter twice to pay Paul

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 2:39 pm | Autism NZ

Autism New Zealand is concerned about plans to strip educational support to school children in favour of an underfunded preschool sector. More >>

Top two Asia-Pacific ranking for Wellington design school

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 1:40 pm | Massey University

Massey University’s School of Design, based in Wellington, is now ranked second within the Asia-Pacific region by global design award agency Red Dot. Four years ago the school was placed 11th in the same rankings. More >>

Minister Parata loses her COOL

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 1:29 pm | PPTA

Education Minister Hekia Parata has started ducking for cover and making policy on the fly whilst trying to justify her new privatised education model, says the PPTA. More >>

Homelessness Research Confirms Student Union’s Fears

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 1:27 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) is alarmed at research released this week by Dr Kate Amore regarding homelessness but not surprised by the results. More >>

New CEO Appointed

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 12:55 pm | Central Kids Kindergartens

Central Kids Kindergartens Trustees are pleased to announce they have appointed Philip Grady as its new Chief Executive Officer | Kaihautū Pūtahi Kura Pūhou. More >>

Iwi Provides ‘Education Starter Packs’ for New Students

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 12:13 pm | Ngati Apa ki te RaTo

Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro, nōna te ngahere. Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga, nōna te ao. The bird that dines on berries, has the forest. The bird that dines on knowledge, has the world. Top of the south iwi Ngati Apa ki te Rā Tō has launched ... More >>

Cycling and walking in NZ cities

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 12:09 pm | University of Otago

Cycling and walking in NZ cities Cities with higher levels of cycling and walking have better overall population health, according to new research from the University of Otago, Wellington. In a study of New Zealand’s six largest cities, researchers ... More >>

Emerging Designers Urged to Enter International Competition

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 11:54 am | Lexus New Zealand

Design professors and employers of top up-and-coming New Zealand design talent are implored to persuade their protégés to enter the esteemed Lexus Design Award. More >>

Waikato University on track for Kīngitanga Day on September

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 11:50 am | University of Waikato

Now in its eighth year, Kīngitanga Day is an annual event that recognises the University of Waikato’s unique identity, distinctive culture and special relationships with Waikato-Tainui, other iwi and especially the Kīngitanga. More >>

What’s going on in education policy?

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 11:11 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Dr Liz Gordon, QPEC convenor, says that QPEC supports the concerns of many other groups about two recently announced policy proposals. More >>

Media Design School to host fourth annual Girls in Games

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 10:56 am | Media Design School

For the fourth year in a row, Media Design School will be opening its doors to female secondary school students from across New Zealand for its annual Girls in Games workshop series. More >>

Massey opens language research centre with China

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 10:43 am | Massey University

The teaching of Chinese language in New Zealand is about to get a major boost with the establishment of a Joint Research Centre in Applied Linguistics run by Massey University and Beijing Languages and Culture University, to be based at Massey’s ... More >>

Māori students march for Freedom

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 10:35 am | Te Mana Akonga

Māori students will march for the freedom of West Papua today as they gather for the annual conference Te Huinga Tauira o Te Mana Ākonga this year hosted by Ngāi Tauira, the Māori Students’ Association at Victoria University of Wellington. More >>

Great scholarship chance for Waihou-Piako zone students

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 4:01 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Great scholarship chance for Waihou-Piako zone students There’s another great opportunity coming up for students from the Waihou-Piako rivers zone to get a tertiary studies scholarship worth up to $6000. Waikato Regional Council’s Roger Harris ... More >>

Is New Zealand food safe? A toxicologist’s view

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 3:15 pm | University of Canterbury

In his upcoming UC Connect public talk, University of Canterbury Professor of Toxicology Ian Shaw will explore food from a toxicologist’s perspective and focus on chemical contaminants and natural toxins in food and try to answer the question, is New Zealand ... More >>

Online Schools Out of Line Say Principals

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 2:55 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Iain Taylor, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF) said he was gobsmacked to have yet another choice of school, 'Online Schools' turn up in the Education Act Update announcement. More >>

Student Follows in Italian Viticulturist’s Footsteps

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 2:34 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

A double degree student at EIT, Ben Richards will be buffing up his schoolboy Italian as he packs his bags for a Romeo Bragato exchange scholarship trip early next year. More >>

Spending on under-fives with special learning needs welcomed

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 1:17 pm | Early Childhood Council

Early Childhood Council CEO Peter Reynolds has welcomed government plans to increase spending on pre-schoolers with special learning needs, calling the current system ‘a disaster for under-fives’. More >>

Free webinar: The Benefits of Kapa Haka

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 10:49 am | Community Research

A free webinar: The Benefits of Kapa Haka, 19th September 2016 - the importance of evidence, to help others value what we do. More >>

Student ingenuity on show at NIWA Wellington Science Fair

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 10:41 am | NIWA

Science students from around the Wellington region are putting their ingenuity and analytical skills on the line at this week’s annual NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair. More than 385 entries have been received from about 500 students ... More >>

Open Polytechnic Interest in Online Delivery for Schools

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 5:12 pm | Open Polytechnic

New Zealand’s specialist provider of tertiary distance learning says it would welcome the opportunity to work with the school sector under proposed Government moves to create a new category of online learning delivery for schools. More >>

Funding Doesn't Add Up

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 5:10 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

'You can't fund a new intervention strategy if you don't add new funding!,' said Iain Taylor, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation today. More >>

ECE special needs funding shouldn’t rob Peter to pay Paul

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 3:57 pm | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

ECE special needs funding shouldn’t rob Peter to pay Paul 23 August 2016 For immediate release. The Government’s pledge to invest more special needs/learning support funding in the early years is well overdue and welcomed by Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood ... More >>

Cautious support for extra funding

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 3:56 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

“We owe it to every child to make sure they have the support they need to succeed at each step of the way through the education system” says Clare Wells, chief executive NZ Kindergartens. “We welcome increased resourcing to support to young children ... More >>

Bad acronym, worse idea

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 3:54 pm | PPTA

Bad acronym, worse idea: online publicly funded private schools a disaster in the making The Minister of Education’s announcement today that Communities of online learning (Cools) will be created to allow corporate entities to enter the education ... More >>

Mid-Winter Special & Scholarships

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 3:46 pm | AFS New Zealand

Wellington August 15th 2016 – AFS are encouraging young people aged 15 to 18, who are considering doing a student exchange, to take advantage of their mid-winter discount offer and scholarships for travel in 2017. More >>

Queen Margaret College to build new student hostel

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 3:11 pm | Queen Margaret College

Wellington’s leading independent girls’ school has announced exciting new plans for students living outside of the capital city. More >>

Online learning with private companies will harm learning

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 1:35 pm | NZEI

Government plans to legislate for children from 5 years old to choose to do their schooling online using private companies who do not have to have qualified teachers, will horrify both parents and educators, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Ngāi Tauira geared up to host Te Huinga Tauira 2016

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 1:25 pm | Ngai Tauira

Victoria University of Wellington’s Māori Students’ Association, Ngāi Tauira are ready to host 300 tauira at the annual Māori Students Conference, Te Huinga Tauira o Te Mana Ākonga of which Ngāi Tauira is a member. More >>

International Legal Scholar visits Waikato University

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 1:20 pm | University of Waikato

International legal scholar, Professor Graham Virgo visited the University of Waikato to give a public lecture titled “Conscience in Equity – a new Utopia” on 16 August at Te Whare Tapere Iti, the Gallagher of Performing Arts. More >>

Support for more early investment in disabled children

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 1:00 pm | CCS Disability Action

CCS Disability Action supports more investment in the early years of a disabled child’s life. Overseas evidence has shown that disabled children receive generally the same benefits, or even greater, from early childhood education as their non-disabled peers. ... More >>

UC Forestry academic wins international award

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 12:49 pm | University of Canterbury

Dr Justin Morgenroth, senior lecturer in the New Zealand School of Forestry at University of Canterbury, has been awarded the 2016 Early Career Scientist Award, one of the International Society of Arboriculture’s (ISA) Awards of Distinction . Dr Morgenroth’s ... More >>

Government Not Keeping Up with Education Innovation

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 12:47 pm | Polycom

Education Survey Finds Government Not Keeping Up with Education Innovation and a Need for More Remote Accessibility to Education Services More >>

Velocity $100k Challenge finalists revealed

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 12:40 pm | University of Auckland

Innovative ventures based on big data, robots, medical research, social issues and environmental problems have been named as finalists in the 2016 Velocity $100k Challenge, the University of Auckland’s entrepreneurship programme. More >>

More funding needed to support toddlers and young children

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 12:25 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

An increased focus proposed by Government on early intervention for toddlers and children who need extra learning support is welcome, but more funding and removal of a staffing freeze is needed to address already long waiting lists for toddlers ... More >>

MyTuition Turns $1000 into 10,000 Lessons

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 12:04 pm | MyTuition

Auckland startup MyTuition has reached an impressive milestone of having facilitated 10,000 lessons for high school students. The company was founded two and a half years ago by then 23-year-olds Jimmy Li and Roy Lin with $1,000 capital and a key vision ... More >>

Programme to fight child obesity kick started at gala dinner

Monday, 22 August 2016, 4:32 pm | The Warehouse Group

A new programme to fight child obesity in New Zealand was last night made possible with more than $765,000 in funding from The Warehouse Group’s Gala Dinner. More >>

Nominations for Hawke’s Bay Secondary School Sports Awards

Monday, 22 August 2016, 4:25 pm | Sport Hawke's Bay

The 2016 SBS Bank Hawke’s Bay Secondary School Sports Awards nomination period opened today (Monday, August 22nd) and will close on Friday, September 23rd. More >>

Otago Polytechnic fashion degree ranked among world’s best

Monday, 22 August 2016, 2:30 pm | Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic’s undergraduate fashion degree has received major international recognition, being named as one of the world’s top 50 bachelor’s degrees in fashion. More >>


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