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NZ students top honours at FedEx International Challenge

Friday, 22 August 2014, 5:22 pm | PR Ink

22 AUGUST 2014 Young entrepreneurs from New Zealand take out top honours at the FedEx Express/Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge Asia Pacific Finals More >>

UC Phd Student Develops Computer Game to Help Children

Friday, 22 August 2014, 11:59 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury PhD student has developed a computer game that enables children to improve their social skills. More >>

Massey poets triple-packed in kete series

Friday, 22 August 2014, 11:39 am | Massey University

“Epic and cool” – that’s how the publishers describe their Kete Series, a unique concept to launch three Massey poets in one hit on today’s National Poetry Day . More >>

Teachers Choose Kids’ Outcomes Over More Income

Friday, 22 August 2014, 11:17 am | New Zealand Principals' Federation

The Government’s $359m IES policy was scuttled by New Zealand’s primary teaching profession today when over seventy percent voted not to enter formal bargaining to vary the relevant Collective Agreements. More >>

Otago Polytechnic stands alongside Cancer Society at Ball

Friday, 22 August 2014, 10:23 am | Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic’s commitment to making a difference to the community it lives in now means it will be standing alongside the Cancer Society’s Otago and Southland Division, becoming the naming rights sponsor of this year’s much anticipated Spring ... More >>

TPP course sets up scholarship winner for success

Friday, 22 August 2014, 9:59 am | Tai Poutini Polytechnic

This year’s winner of the New Zealand Drillers Federation Scholarship credits Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s (TPP) drilling programme with setting him up for success in the industry. More >>

Students win NZ’s supreme cooking award

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 5:20 pm | Otago Polytechnic

Beating 11 other top culinary institutes, the team from Cromwell representing Otago Polytechnic Central out-cooked and out-served all other comers to take the top prize at the Nestle Toque d’Or competition. The premier culinary award took place in ... More >>

Teachers Choose Kids’ Outcomes Over More Income

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 3:55 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

The Government’s $359m IES policy was scuttled by New Zealand’s primary teaching profession today when over seventy percent voted not to enter formal bargaining to vary the relevant Collective Agreements. More >>

Taste buds tingle at youth burger competition

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 2:56 pm | Auckland Council

Forget Masterchef and My Kitchen Rules – when it comes to culinary creativity Manurewa High School is where the action is. More >>

Researcher explores end-of-life care for Māori

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 2:19 pm | Massey University

Attitudes to death and dying have a cultural dimension, so how well does end-of-life and palliative care encompass Māori culture, spiritual beliefs and traditions? More >>

Local candidates talk policy with Massey students

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 2:11 pm | Massey University

A promise to bring back free university education was among policy messages aired at a political debate at Massey University’s Manawatü campus today. More >>

Sydney expert to give public lecture on blood donations

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 1:36 pm | University of Canterbury

A Sydney expert will give a public talk at the University of Canterbury next month on the science of giving, economics and improving blood supply. More >>

Warm Welcome Extended by New Zealand & French Cooking School

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 12:10 pm | Le Cordon Bleu

Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand and the Wellington Institute of Technology welcome attendees at the International Education Conference being held at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington today and tomorrow. More >>

New course of Executive Education offered in Queenstown

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 10:05 am | Queenstown Resort College

Queenstown Resort College is introducing a new course on media training and crisis management as part of its successful Executive Education series. More >>

Awahou students support Check, Clean, Dry

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 4:26 pm | Horizons Regional Council

Awahou School students are using artistic flair to communicate an important message in a new Check, Clean, Dry sign installed at Raumai Reserve. More >>

Earlybird Special for Organics and Biodynamics students

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 3:52 pm | Taruna Essential Education

With more people looking at alternative ways to care for the land, Taruna College’s Certificate in Applied Organics and Biodynamics offers a holistic approach to agriculture. More >>

Chemistry student wins three minute thesis event

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 11:19 am | University of Canterbury

Chemistry student Anna Farquhar who has researched the energy storage potential of thin sheeted carbon graphene, last night won the University of Canterbury’s fifth annual thesis in three presentation event. More >>

Students Share a Passion for Wine

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 10:19 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

STUDENTS SHARE A PASSION FOR WINE Italian and New Zealand Bragato scholarship winners Christopher Bonifacio and Ben Tombs found plenty of common ground when they recently met in Hawke’s Bay. More >>

Māori Pay A High Price For Flawed Tertiary Policies

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 5:43 pm | Daniel Haines

I’m excited about growing up in a post-settlement era where Te Tiriti o Waitangi respects the mana and tino rangatiratanga of our people as genuine and authentic treaty partners. But it doesn’t mean, by any stretch of the imagination, that things ... More >>

Medals for Hospitality Students at Top Culinary Competition

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 5:40 pm | Wellington Institute of Technology

Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) students Ryan Bloomfield, Maxine Scheckter and Nicolas Abril have proven that when the ‘heat is on in the kitchen’ it is no barrier to success, after they won gold and silver medals plus an Innovation Award ... More >>

EIT Team Scores Medals in Top Culinary Competition

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 5:03 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

A team of EIT hospitality students has won a cache of medals in the Nestlé Toque d’Or competition in Auckland. More >>

NZEI says education cuts will damage children's learning

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 12:34 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa says the government’s plans to slash education spending over the next three years will be very damaging for children’s education, particularly for those from poorer backgrounds. More >>

Finding the next generation of female leaders

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 12:24 pm | Massey University

Massey University hopes to address one of the business world’s most persistent issues with a new initiative to encourage female leadership. The inaugural Young Women’s Leadership Programme will bring over 100 female Year 12 students to the ... More >>

New Māori business major launched at Otago Polytechnic

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 12:18 pm | Otago Polytechnic

Māori business development has surged ahead in the past decade, from the growth of the iwi organisations responsible for the management of multi-million dollar assets, through to enterprises in industries from natural resources to tourism. More >>

Rock Star Researchers at Selwyn-HOPE Knowledge Exchange

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 11:12 am | Selwyn Foundation

The nation’s rock star researchers into Ageing and Gerontology, and a robot or two, will come together 29-30 August at the first ever HOPE-Selwyn Knowledge Exchange. More >>

Scholarship to study the benefits of dance on dementia

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 10:46 am | University of Auckland

A desire to bridge the divide between science and the arts and help the community has won a student a $5,000 scholarship. Carlene Newall, from the University of Auckland, has been awarded the inaugural Gavin and Susan Walker Postgraduate Scholarship in ... More >>

Scholarship awarded to Elam and Māori Studies student

Monday, 18 August 2014, 3:46 pm | University of Auckland

A young woman with a passion for Māori taonga has been awarded the inaugural Sir Hugh Kawharu Scholarship at Auckland Museum to research the production practises and uses of tapa cloth in Aotearoa. More >>

grad selected for Imperial College London doctoral programme

Monday, 18 August 2014, 3:41 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato chemistry graduate Sophie Sim will join 12 top young scientists from all over the world at Imperial College London next month, where she has been selected to participate in the NexGenAgriChem Innovative Doctoral Programme. More >>

Trust Ownership and the Future of News

Monday, 18 August 2014, 3:29 pm | University of Auckland

A new book by University of Auckland Honorary Academic Dr Gavin Ellis debates how the public would be better served by media if some news organisations were run as trusts instead of being owned by large corporations expected to make a profit. More >>

NZ universities support Labour’s commitment to lift funding

Monday, 18 August 2014, 2:38 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand welcomes the Labour Party’s commitment to increase funding for health, education and other public services by $1 billion a year, says acting Universities New Zealand chair and University of Otago Vice-Chancellor, Professor ... More >>

Top NZ Secondary Schools to take part in Head of the Waikato

Monday, 18 August 2014, 2:08 pm | Gallagher Great Race

Top New Zealand Secondary Schools to take part in the Gallagher Great Race’s Head of the Waikato Competition More >>

University of Canterbury Earns International Accreditation

Monday, 18 August 2014, 9:35 am | AACSB

TAMPA, Fla, USA (18 August 2014)—AACSB International announced today that the University of Canterbury has earned accreditation for its School of Business and Economics . Founded in 1916, AACSB International (AACSB) is the longest serving global ... More >>

Predetermined ‘research’ outcome commissioned by Waikato Uni

Saturday, 16 August 2014, 10:50 am | Mark Atkin

“This is the answer we want – we just need someone to do the ‘research’ to say it” advertises Professor Daniel Zirker of Waikato University. More >>

Jack Shallcrass: educator and humanist

Friday, 15 August 2014, 4:19 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Jack Shallcrass: educator and humanist QPEC notes with regret the death of Jack Shallcrass-- fourth generation New Zealander, writer, broadcaster and 'devout Humanist.' Jack was educated in Wellington and for more than fifty years taught in schools, at Wellington ... More >>

Upper North Island Regional Spelling Bee Champions 1st equal

Friday, 15 August 2014, 12:43 pm | New Zealand Spelling Bee

Manvinder Kaur and Clarissa Wiratmadja, both in Year 10 from Macleans College, are heading to the 2014 New Zealand Spelling Bee Final after being declared first equal at the Upper North Island Spelling Bee Semi Final today. More >>

Footsteps Community Comes Together to Build a Village

Friday, 15 August 2014, 12:11 pm | Footsteps

Innovative early-childhood education provider Footsteps is building a village out of playhouses to underline the role of community collaboration in nurturing a child’s early development and helping them to reach their full potential. More >>

Media Release: Beca Engineering Day

Friday, 15 August 2014, 11:28 am | BECA

As part of Western Bay @ Work, 64 Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty secondary school students took part the annual Beca Engineering Day, during which they were given valuable insights into the various career and training opportunities within engineering, ... More >>

Open Letter to the Vice Chancellor

Friday, 15 August 2014, 11:23 am | Reclaim UoA

Open Letter to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Auckland regarding the Faculty Administrative Review More >>

Wellington Protest Rally to March for Palestine

Friday, 15 August 2014, 10:10 am | Wellington Students for Justice in Palestine - SJP

Protesters against the Israeli attacks on Gaza say the conflict is not resolved and plan another march this Saturday. This time to include a protest outside the Ministry for Foreign Affairs headquarters on Lampton Quay. Wellington Students for Justice ... More >>

Horowhenua Youth Excellence Scholarships nominations invited

Friday, 15 August 2014, 9:24 am | Horowhenua District Council

Council's Chief Executive David Clapperton says $250 may not be a large sum of money these days, but if it sews the seed of opportunity for a young person then it is money well spent. More >>

EIT Raises the Scholarship Bar

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 5:20 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

EIT’s Year 13 degree scholarship, offering students a year’s free tuition fees, is to be awarded on individual merit. More >>

Students Prepare for Competition

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 5:13 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

EIT hospitality students are sharpening their knives as they prepare to do battle in a live kitchen and restaurant cook-off in Auckland next week. More >>

Eleanor Catton to judge new literary translation prize

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 4:19 pm | New Zealand Book Council

New Zealand’s leading national reading charity, the New Zealand Book Council, is pleased to announce the inaugural Moving Words prize – a literary translation prize for New Zealand secondary schools. The prize has been developed by the New Zealand ... More >>

Children’s magazines promoting unhealthy food

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 2:39 pm | University of Auckland

Popular children’s magazines are contributing to unhealthy food marketing to children and adolescents, according to research from the University of Auckland. More >>

Sunflowers to inspire a love of gardening

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 1:34 pm | Purple Sherbert

There will be smiles as big sunflowers from local kindergarten children across the country as the 2014 Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens project kicks off on the 18th August 2014. After a successful pilot programme in 2013, this year the project ... More >>

Social equity vital to education: new director

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 1:12 pm | Massey University

Championing social justice and challenging inequailty are values that Massey’s newly-appointed Institute of Education director is keen to see continued by a new generation of researchers. More >>

Summer Research Scholarship digs the good dirt on soil

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 12:18 pm | University of Waikato

Dr Megan Balks loves soil. She loves it so much, the University of Waikato Earth and Ocean Sciences Senior Lecturer is co-authoring a book about soil with Professor Darlene Zabowski from the University of Washington, Seattle. More >>

Psychology Professor recognised for outstanding contribution

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 11:46 am | University of Waikato

Professor Michael O’Driscoll from the School of Psychology at Waikato University has been recognised for his sustained outstanding contribution in the field of industrial-organisational psychology and the excellence of his body of academic research. More >>

QPEC Release: Charter school loses 10% of roll

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 9:47 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

“The new military charter school on Auckland’s North Shore has lost 10% of its students since opening in February this year, figures released by the Ministry of Education show. More >>

Whitireia consistently a top achiever

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 5:24 pm | Whitireia

A report released today by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) shows Whitireia is among New Zealand’s top performing polytechnics. More >>

Teachers and principals vote on Govt’s education proposals

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 2:18 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Primary school teachers and principals are voting this week on whether or not to reject the government’s controversial $359m "Investing in Educational Success" policy. More >>

Award Helps Young Businessman Get Motoring

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 1:29 pm | NorthTec

A 19-year-old entrepreneur from the Far North is going from strength to strength after winning an award acknowledging Maori business success. More >>

Cats, Rats and Birds……..It’s Dog Eat Dog Out There!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 1:19 pm | NorthTec

Calling all conservationists! Members of the public who are concerned about the plight of native birds in the Whangarei area are invited to a free evening seminar at NorthTec. More >>

Creative NZ gives nod to Waikato’s writers’ in residence

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 12:35 pm | University of Waikato

Waikato University’s writer in residence programme has just secured funding for 2016 and 2017, thanks to Creative New Zealand’s Toi Uru Kahikatea (Arts Development) Investment Programme. More >>

UC reopens remediated and renamed Registry building

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 11:57 am | University of Canterbury

UC staff are moving back into the fully-remediated Registry building, which has been renamed Matariki. The building will be the new hub for front line services to all UC students. More >>

Reimagining disability: Ground-breaking new research

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 11:09 am | University of Waikato

University of Waikato PhD candidate Ingrid Jones is conducting ground-breaking new research into changing the way society thinks about disability. Her research, entitled “Reimagining disability: Towards learning disability pride” aims to explore the ... More >>

UCOL: Student success on the rise

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 9:26 am | UCOL

New Tertiary Education data shows enrolments at UCOL are the strongest in the country amongst polytechnics, and the number of students successfully completing courses continues to increase. More >>

University of Canterbury ranked No.1 university twice

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 3:29 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury is ranked first in the country in two out of the four annual performance rankings just released by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). More >>

Low use but potential for high gain from farm consultants

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 1:21 pm | Lincoln University

Although professional help with farm management is very important to many farmers, most do not employ a consultant, even though an analysis of profit data shows that farmers who do receive $4 return for every dollar spent. More >>

Lower South Island Regional Spelling Bee Champion Crowned

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 12:46 pm | New Zealand Spelling Bee

Alex Leckie-Zaharic from John McGlashan College, Dunedin, is heading to the 2014 New Zealand Spelling Bee Final after winning the Lower South Island Spelling Bee Semi Final late yesterday. More >>

 

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