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School Leadership Project Launch

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:45 pm | Maxim Institute

What is the “magic” of great school leaders, and how do we replicate it? What does it look like when popular leadership theory meets actual school life? Maxim Institute’s latest education project explores these questions. More >>

NZ schoolchildren not disadvantaged by part-time work

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:14 pm | University of Otago

Schoolchildren who combine schoolwork with a part-time job do not appear to suffer from any long-term disadvantage, University of Otago research suggests. More >>

Makeover for Both Sides of the Fence education website

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 11:19 am | Walking Access Commission

School children around New Zealand will enjoy a more colourful, dynamic and fun experience when using the popular Both Sides of the Fence education website. The site, online at, has been recently upgraded with new and improved ... More >>

UCOL makes a racquet with four sporting codes

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 10:55 am | UCOL

In a sporting first, UCOL has brought four codes together for intensive training under its new racquet sports conditioning programme. More >>

Surveillance a part of everyday life

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 9:28 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Details of casual conversations and a comprehensive store of ‘deleted’ information were just some of what Victoria University of Wellington students found during a project to uncover what records companies keep. More >>

Porse Bringing Te Reo Alive in Maori Language Week

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 3:55 pm | PORSE

New Zealand’s leading in-home childcare provider, PORSE is helping keep Te Reo alive supporting the Government’s initiative to encourage more Maori to participate in early childhood education. More >>

Effort to eliminate religious education misdirected

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Christian Network

New Zealand Christian Network spokesman Glyn Carpenter says efforts by Secular Education Network to close down Bible in Schools are misdirected. More >>

Downed Malaysian Plane Could Impact NZ Economy

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 1:33 pm | Massey University

The shooting down of Malaysian Airways flight MH17 over Ukraine may yet have an impact on New Zealand’s economy, says a Russian economist from Massey University. More >>

Will the Greens’ ECE Policy Really Benefit Children?

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 1:29 pm | Home Education Foundation

The Greens Party yesterday announced as a key part of its election platform that it would be supporting families by seeking to extend the 20 hours’ free early childhood education (ECE) subsidy to 2-year-old children. More >>

Alliance between universities benefits land-based industries

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 12:28 pm | Joint Press Release

A new agreement signed in July between Lincoln University and Open Polytechnic will give domestic and international students increased access to agriculture, horticulture and environment qualifications at undergraduate and postgraduate level. More >>

Wine, architecture and the tourism experience

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 11:17 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Architecture is a key factor in the creation of food and wine tourism experiences say researchers at Victoria University of Wellington. Dr Julia Albrecht from the School of Management and Tobias Danielmeier from the School of Architecture are working ... More >>

Wellington’s street-connecting walkways could be better

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 11:02 am | University of Otago

Graffiti, litter, and insufficient lighting and signage on Wellington’s street-connecting walkways are likely to be discouraging their use, researchers say. A University of Otago, Wellington study of 118 of the Capital’s street-connecting walkways found ... More >>

Egg-citement in the Bay as world record broken!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 5:13 pm | Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

It was all hands on deck today when 207 Bay of Plenty Polytechnic staff and students joined forces to break a Guinness World Record – for the ‘most people dipping egg soldiers simultaneously’. More >>

Warren Maxwell to guest perform at CPIT

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 5:06 pm | CPIT

Be unique, be sincere and be proficient, says prominent New Zealand musician Warren Maxwell. That’s the advice he has been giving promising young musicians for 10 years and he will give CPIT Musical Arts students the same advice when he visits ... More >>

Youngsters benefit from Sail training

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 1:54 pm | R.Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust

A recent survey carried out by the R. Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust has confirmed the Trust’s sail training programme develops confidence, builds teamwork and enhances leadership skills. More >>

Tai Poutini Polytechnic Personal Presentation Course

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 1:37 pm | Tai Poutini Polytechnic

A community-focused course at Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) is helping local students gain confidence in their future. More >>

Student Activism Still Alive at Victoria

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 1:29 pm | Reclaim Vic

Newly formed student activist group Reclaim Vic are set to host their first public speaker event this Wednesday at 2pm. The Victoria University student led group formed in response to the increasing corporatisation of the tertiary sector. More >>

Academic appointed Chief Education Scientific Advisor

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 1:09 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has today congratulated Professor Stuart McNaughton for his appointment as Chief Education Scientific Advisor for the Ministry of Education. More >>

Ministry appoints Chief Education Science Advisor

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 1:06 pm | Ministry of Education

Internationally acclaimed educational researcher Professor Stuart McNaughton has accepted the new role of Chief Education Scientific Advisor at the Ministry of Education. More >>

Heads of Agreement and Strategic Relationship formed

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 11:26 am | Lincoln University

Heads of Agreement and Strategic Relationship formed between Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa and Lincoln University More >>

Disaster risk management in world Y20 summit declaration

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 9:28 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury postgraduate student has helped include disaster risk management and climate change problems in the final communique at the recently finished world Y20 summit in Sydney. More >>

Te Reo lives at CPIT

Monday, 21 July 2014, 5:35 pm | CPIT

Te Reo is alive and well at CPIT and to prove it, CPIT has a week of events and activities planned from 21 to 25 July designed to help everyone expand their knowledge of Māori language. More >>

Still a way to go but getting there says Parata

Monday, 21 July 2014, 4:58 pm | NZ School Trustees Association

New Zealand still has a way to go in providing every student with the quality of education they need and deserve, the Minister of Education told school trustees this weekend, but we are closing in on it. More >>

School trustees stay in the tent on IES

Monday, 21 July 2014, 4:58 pm | NZ School Trustees Association

School trustees at the NZSTA Annual General Meeting have rejected a remit calling for NZSTA to distance itself from the government’s Investing in Educational Success (IES) initiative. More >>

Will plus skill needed for healthy school culture

Monday, 21 July 2014, 4:56 pm | NZ School Trustees Association

Developing a healthy school culture takes will and skill according to author and school improvement guru Dr Anthony Muhammad. Healthy school cultures are essential to provide equal opportunities and reduce the achievement gap. More >>

Café Scientifique to discuss how to protect kiwifruit

Monday, 21 July 2014, 2:19 pm | University of Waikato

Tauranga’s August Café Scientifique in Tauranga will look at the plans put in place to help overcome the impacts of Psa-V, including the research into more tolerant new kiwifruit varieties and implementation of orchard management practices. More >>

Scholarships make PhD possible

Monday, 21 July 2014, 2:16 pm | University of Waikato

Thanks to several scholarships, University of Waikato student Blaise Forrester-Gauntlett has her PhD underway. More >>

Systemic problems and under-resourcing in NZ coronial system

Monday, 21 July 2014, 1:02 pm | University of Otago

A ground-breaking University of Otago study of more than 600 findings by coroners in New Zealand has identified serious failings that constrain the ability of coroners to act preventively and stop further loss of life. More >>

Life skills training coming to schools in North Island

Monday, 21 July 2014, 11:45 am | Skylight

A life skills building programme run by Skylight is going to be offered to schools in the central and eastern North Island thanks to the support of The Warehouse customers in the region. More >>

Winter Lecture Series to explore the future of business

Monday, 21 July 2014, 10:46 am | University of Waikato

If Steve Crowhurst’s successful online retail venture is anything to go by, it’s easy to understand why so many businesses head online to trade. Mr Crowhurst’s business,, is an online men’s streetwear store. More >>

UC postgraduate to research in making cities sustainable

Monday, 21 July 2014, 10:12 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury postgraduate is heading to Baltimore in the United States to research making cities sustainable. Civil and natural resources engineering and mathematics PhD student Tom Logan soon begins research at John Hopkins University ... More >>

UC research investigating the Antarctic identity

Sunday, 20 July 2014, 12:40 pm | New Zealand Police

University of Canterbury PhD student Gabriela Roldan is investigating how five global cities including Christchurch are benefitting from their close Antarctic connections. More >>

Experts highlight big gaps in healthy food policies

Friday, 18 July 2014, 12:04 pm | University of Auckland

Healthy food policies to promote childhood health and reduce obesity are lacking, according to a report highlighting the policy priorities assessed by an expert panel of more than 50 New Zealand public health professionals, medical practitioners and ... More >>

Fast forward through architecture and planning

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 1:54 pm | University of Auckland

Outstanding practitioners in the fields of architecture, planning and urban design will present their work for discussion and debate at the upcoming Fast Forward lecture series. More >>

Tampa boat refugee - lecture at University of Canterbury

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 1:04 pm | University of Canterbury

Nearly 13 years ago, the Norwegian freighter Tampa rescued about 430 people, mainly Afghans and Iraqis, from a sinking fishing vessel off Australia. After a long period of uncertainty, New Zealand accepted 131 of the refugees. One of them was then seven ... More >>

Education Advocacy Group "Deeply Concerned" Over Decision

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 12:42 pm | COMET Auckland

An Auckland-based education advocacy group says that this week’s announcement that the new Education Council will be led by people appointed only by the Ministry of Education is alarming, and demonstrates a lack of faith in and support for New ... More >>

Every child is nurtured at Little Feet Preschool, Auckland

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 11:59 am | Little Feet Preschool

Little Feet Preschool is a privately owned centre located near Sylvia Park in Mount Wellington, Auckland. It was opened in 1998 and the centre welcomes all families and children and provides an attractive and well maintained learning environment. More >>

Healthy career for Waikato University statistics graduate

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 11:47 am | University of Waikato

Sparked by a passion for numbers, a career in the health industry was just what the doctor ordered for University of Waikato statistics graduate Claire Forsythe. More >>

Education and Science Select Committee report disappoints

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 11:39 am | NZUSA

This week the Education Amendment Bill (No 2) moved out of the Education and Science Select Committee without amendments to its dangerous reforms to reduce the size of universities and wānanga councils. More >>

Govtt continues bid to remove teachers' independence

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 5:14 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The government has ignored the overwhelming concerns of New Zealanders in its bid to quash the political independence of the teaching profession. More >>

Students Oppose Library Closure

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 2:54 pm | Otago University Medical Students' Association

Elizabeth Berryman, President of the Otago University Medical Students’ Association, is today condemning the closure of the only dedicated library and study space for health professional students. More >>

UK primary care expert takes up Elaine Gurr Chair

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 1:03 pm | University of Otago

A leading UK academic general practitioner, Professor Tim Stokes, has this month taken up the Elaine Gurr Chair of General Practice at the University of Otago’s Dunedin School of Medicine. More >>

Victoria University looks to expand campuses

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 12:55 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington is proceeding with development plans for a major new science building on the University’s Kelburn campus, and the redevelopment of Rutherford House in central Wellington. More >>

Canterbury student Hurring heads to women’s Rugby World Cup

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 10:59 am | University of Canterbury

New Zealand rugby player Haile Hurring heads to the World Cup in Paris with one eye on the rugby pitch and the other on her text books. Hurring is a University of Canterbury education student who is balancing her degree studies with her rugby career. More >>

2014 Science festival ‘a blast’

Monday, 14 July 2014, 3:09 pm | The New Zealand International Science Festival

With attractions as diverse as a ‘why sharks matter’ competition, ‘the science of whisky’ and smashing a world record for firing potatoes at high speed with a spud bazooka, the ninth New Zealand International Science Festival has more than ... More >>

1814: Settling the First Settlers – Ka māoritia te Pākehā

Monday, 14 July 2014, 12:34 pm | University of Auckland

The bicentenary of the arrival of Pākehā settlers in New Zealand will be remembered through this year’s commemorative 2014 University of Auckland Winter Lecture Series. More >>

Secondary schools encouraged to increase student achievement

Monday, 14 July 2014, 10:53 am | Education Review Office

A new report from the Education Review Office (ERO) looks at how secondary schools analyse and use achievement data to take actions which will improve the NCEA Level 2 results of their students. More >>

Canterbury research into Auckland eruption clean up

Sunday, 13 July 2014, 10:11 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury geological sciences postgraduate has won a competition about communicating his thesis investigating the clean-up work required after an Auckland volcanic eruption. More >>

Bay benefits from Tauranga campus

Saturday, 12 July 2014, 9:51 am | Waikato University

A tertiary campus in downtown Tauranga will generate benefits of $188 million over the next 20 years and provide a rate of return of more than 30% on the initial investment, a new report says. More >>

Waikato Science and Engineering Open Days

Friday, 11 July 2014, 5:21 pm | University of Waikato

Sorting different sized lollies without touching them by hand was just one of the tasks encountered by school students at the University of Waikato’s Science & Engineering Open Days this week. More >>

Professor Robert Winston headlines ECE conference

Friday, 11 July 2014, 3:21 pm | Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa

“The early childhood education (ECE) sector are abuzz with the fact that Professor Robert Winston will be delivering a keynote address specifically to them. We have delegates coming from all around New Zealand, excited to have the opportunity to ... More >>

Leading overseas academics join Science Communication Centre

Friday, 11 July 2014, 2:44 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago has appointed an internationally leading science communicator as its new professor in the discipline. More >>

TPP takes local school into the outdoors

Friday, 11 July 2014, 1:24 pm | Tai Poutini Polytechnic

Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) is working with a local primary school on an outdoor programme that’s helping build confidence and teamwork in the classroom. More >>

Is the internet making us stupid?

Friday, 11 July 2014, 12:32 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

People are reading more text than ever, but recalling less of it, a Victoria University of Wellington study on reading behaviour has found. The study Is Google Making Us Stupid? The Impact of the Internet on Reading Behaviour, by Dr Val Hooper, an associate ... More >>

Educating disadvantaged children

Friday, 11 July 2014, 11:15 am | University of Auckland

The similarities in educating disadvantaged children in New Zealand and Chile and the dangers of charter schools are the subjects of a public lecture at the University of Auckland this month. Professor Ernesto Treviño of the Universidad Diego Portales, ... More >>

Thumbs up to Labour Party’s Gifted Education support

Thursday, 10 July 2014, 5:01 pm | New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education

New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education backs the Labour Party’s announcement it will support gifted children if elected. Ring-fenced funding and extra teachers for special education is a start to help support the diverse learning needs of gifted ... More >>

A New Head for EIT’s ideaschool

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 5:39 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Figuratively speaking, Chris Verburg is picking up the paintbrush as the new head of EIT’s ideaschool. More >>

Brazil’s mindset meltdown a perfect paradox

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 5:01 pm | Massey University

Brazil’s dramatic meltdown at the semi-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup was a classic paradox of maintaining a ‘winning’ focus, instead of simply performing in the moment. More >>

Free Courses Can Kick-start Careers

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 3:10 pm | NorthTec

Northlanders are being offered the chance to study for free at NorthTec, starting this month. More >>

Otago Volunteer Fair

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 2:21 pm | Otago University Students' Association

OUSA and the University Volunteering Centre have joined to present the first annual Volunteer Fair in the University Link as part of a major campaign to raise awareness of volunteer opportunities on campus and in Dunedin. More >>


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