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Karate star Tia wins highest sporting accolade

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 5:31 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has named karate champion Tia Tuiburelevu as its Sportswoman of the Year 2016. More >>

‘Just keep going’ message from life-long learner PhD

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 3:16 pm | University of Auckland

When 68-year-old Dr Judith Selvaraj received her PhD at the University of Auckland graduation ceremony on Tuesday it was the final stop on a long learning ride that has taken her far beyond any hopes, dreams and expectations of her younger years. More >>

Student to walk length of country for Arthritis New Zealand

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 1:32 pm | Otago Polytechnic

An Otago Polytechnic nursing student will embark on an epic quest to walk the length of New Zealand next month to raise money for Arthritis New Zealand. More >>

Schools students test quake resilient design at UC

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 1:01 pm | University of Canterbury

High school students will be able to use the University of Canterbury’s state-of the-art Structural Engineering Laboratory (SEL) to test the quake resilience of their mini-house prototypes these school holidays as part of a new design challenge. More >>

President’s Speech to PPTA Annual Conference 2016

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 12:48 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

When we were last together at annual conference, we might have been forgiven for thinking that with a settled agreement, IES underway and working parties on teacher supply and workload on the horizon, we were headed for a busy and productive year. ... More >>

First two Pacific academics graduate with PhDs

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 12:18 pm | University of Auckland Business School

The first Pacific academics at the University of Auckland's business school are two Tongan New Zealand women, graduating today with PhDs. Sisikula Sisifa and Ilaisaane Fifita, both 31, started working as research fellows at the Business School this ... More >>

Three quarters of Police vetting checks delivered late

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 11:39 am | Early Childhood Education

Three quarters of Police vetting checks delivered late in August - early childhood education services disrupted as a consequence More >>

Double delight for mum and son on graduation day

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 9:50 am | University of Auckland

Anne O’Callaghan was bursting with pride when son Ben received his Master’s in Medieval History at the University of Auckland’s graduation ceremony on Tuesday. A little more unusually, Ben (26) had his turn to feel the same sense of family pride ... More >>

Scholarships recognise support staff and early educators

Monday, 26 September 2016, 4:17 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has announced scholarships for support staff and early childhood members at its annual conference in Rotorua last night. More >>

NZEI awards five new associates

Monday, 26 September 2016, 4:14 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has announced five new associates in recognition of their work for NZEI, for quality public education and for the communities in which they live. More >>

Auckland Uni fundraising campaign a farce

Monday, 26 September 2016, 1:41 pm | Fossil Free UoA

Students at the University of Auckland are labelling a new fundraising campaign announced by their university a 'farce' unless it commits to a divesting the money raised from fossil fuel companies. More >>

Recognising the complex issues facing social workers

Monday, 26 September 2016, 1:23 pm | Massey University

This Wednesday marks National Social Workers’ Day – a day to recognise the contribution social workers make towards a more humane, just and caring society. More >>

Ig Nobel award winners assess the personality of rocks

Monday, 26 September 2016, 1:03 pm | Massey University

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More >>

Otago Polytechnic Fashion features in Vogue Italia

Monday, 26 September 2016, 12:55 pm | Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic’s School of Design has earned further international acclaim for its fashion offerings, featuring in Vogue Italia – one of the world’s leading fashion publications . More >>

Resource Teacher of Māori honoured

Monday, 26 September 2016, 12:54 pm | NZEI

A Resource Teacher of Māori based at Waitara East School in Taranaki has been given one of the highest honours in the education sector. She has iwi links with Te Atiawa Taranaki and Ngāi Tahu. More >>

Yale Students Urge Auckland University to go Fossil Free

Monday, 26 September 2016, 10:48 am | University of Otago

Fossil Free Yale University have applauded the recent decision by the University of Otago Council to exclude fossil fuels from their investment portfolio. More >>

Education funding cuts laid bare

Sunday, 25 September 2016, 10:04 pm | NZEI

Embargoed against delivery until 2pm Sunday 25th September Government funding has failed to keep pace with the real cost of education, leading to cuts in essential resourcing for children's learning, NZEI Te Riu Roa President Louise Green told 400 ... More >>

University of Auckland launches $300m fundraising campaign

Friday, 23 September 2016, 10:03 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has tonight launched the most ambitious fundraising campaign in New Zealand history, aiming to raise $300m to address critical challenges facing our communities More >>

'Tertiary Education and Other Matters Bill', Matters

Friday, 23 September 2016, 5:31 pm | New Zealand Union of Students' Associations

The New Zealand Union of Students' Association has found favour with some of the proposed amendments to the Education Act announced today. More >>

Company directors must be held to account for exam failures

Friday, 23 September 2016, 4:59 pm | First Union

The directors of the International Academy of New Zealand (IANZ), an Auckland-based education provider accused of falsifying English language test results, should be held responsible for poor exam results, a migrant workers’ advocate said. More >>

Annual Conference to plan next steps in campaign

Friday, 23 September 2016, 4:56 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Media advisory: NZEI Te Riu Roa Annual Conference to plan next steps in campaign for better funding, not bulk funding More >>

Did You Know?

Friday, 23 September 2016, 4:53 pm | Mohawk Media

Did You Know? A guide to conversations with young people about drugs & alcohol Mohawk Media has developed new print resources to support healthy ways of having conversations about drugs and alcohol. These communication materials for use by youth ... More >>

Trolls, Dick Pics, Revenge Porn: online harassment

Friday, 23 September 2016, 4:17 pm | Auckland Women's Centre

If you’re online, on social media and a woman in New Zealand, it’s highly likely you’ve experienced online harassment. This type of harassment is at epidemic levels with almost ¾ of women under the age of 30, and half of all Kiwi women affected. More >>

Education Act changes give corporate welfare to the wealthy

Friday, 23 September 2016, 3:20 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Funding private companies the same as public universities and polytechnics is neither equitable nor wise, says TEU national president Sandra Grey. More >>

Inaugural Top Student Awards showcase top NZ tertiary talent

Friday, 23 September 2016, 2:29 pm | Talent Solutions

New Zealand produces some of the greatest minds in business, innovation, education and research. The 2016 Top Student Awards proudly sponsored by Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ) and Accenture was an opportunity to showcase and celebrate ... More >>

Scholarships, Suva and Sustainable Fish

Friday, 23 September 2016, 1:13 pm | WWF-New Zealand

Searing and soaring to success, Fiji chef Avikash Singh continues to live his culinary dream, graduating yesterday from Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand and taking home the celebrated Joie de Vivre award. More >>

Training Pays Off

Friday, 23 September 2016, 12:33 pm | Weltec

Each day Raymon Jones puts into practice the mechanical skills he learnt at WelTec, whether he is in his firm's workshop or on-site for a client. “All the things I've learned have helped me, all that knowledge you gain from the tutors,” says Raymon, ... More >>

Joint Food Technology programme launches in Singapore

Friday, 23 September 2016, 12:33 pm | Massey University

First day of lectures for the Year 2 Food Technology students on Singapore Institute of Technology’s Dover campus, with staff from Massey University and SIT More >>

Tertiary students encouraged to apply for Scholarships

Friday, 23 September 2016, 11:26 am | Horowhenua District Council

Applications for Horowhenua District Council's Tertiary Education Scholarships have opened for the 2017 study year. More >>

UCOL students take a trip through hair history

Friday, 23 September 2016, 9:58 am | UCOL

Ancient Egyptian, Native American and Viking hairstyles were among those created by UCOL hairdressing students competing in the History of Hair competition this week More >>

Applications open for 2017 engineering tertiary scholarships

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 5:28 pm | Eastland Group

Eastland region university students have until 31 October to apply for Eastland Group’s annual tertiary study scholarship. The scholarship offers $5,000 to students studying engineering, and comes with the possibility of paid holiday work with the company. More >>

Occupational English Test launching at Massey

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 3:04 pm | Massey University

Massey University is now an official testing venue for the Occupational English Test (OET) – an international English language test to assess the language and communication skills of healthcare professionals. More >>

New scholarships to celebrate Māori and Indigenous studies

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 2:45 pm | University of Waikato

The School of Māori and Pacific Development at the University of Waikato will now be known as the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies, and to celebrate, the University has announced 15 new scholarships to support entry into a Bachelor of Arts major ... More >>

More than 3000 graduands will graduate this Spring

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 1:03 pm | University of Auckland

Spring graduation figures are well up this year with close to 900 more students than last year’s record number – 3160 graduands will this year receive their qualifications either in person or in absentia. More >>

Twenty-five attend ‘School Environments’ workshop

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 12:27 pm | Northland Regional Council

‘Enviroschools workshop (MEDIA) - 20160920’ Kohukohu School teacher Kim Wilson, left, Hukurenui School student Kaia Stevens and Northland College caretaker Rob Paewhenua take a hands on approach to lavender farming at the recent School Environments Workshop ... More >>

Z Energy helps dreams of study come true

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 11:57 am | Z Energy

Z Energy has made the dream of studying a reality for seven inspiring New Zealanders who have been awarded the company’s annual scholarships. Z is committed to making a difference in New Zealand communities, so this year it’s extended its scholarship ... More >>

Lincoln’s international focus a sign for the Times

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 11:25 am | Lincoln University

Lincoln University is being recognised for its global reach. It has placed 86th in the world for the International Outlook criteria in the prestigious 2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings More >>

NZ universities again ranked amongst world’s best

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 10:07 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Once again all New Zealand’s universities have been ranked among the best in the world, with five universities improving their rankings and three achieving the same rank as last year, in this year’s Times Higher Education World University Rankings. More >>

Victoria celebrates highest level of sporting success

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 9:53 am | Victoria University Students Association

Last night Victoria University of Wellington and Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) celebrated the Victoria University Blues Awards, the highest recognition the university can give to people who have, by their sporting ... More >>

University of Auckland makes it three in a row

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 9:47 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is again ranked as the leading university in New Zealand in the 2016-17 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. More >>

Education and Disability Sectors Unite for Rally

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 4:58 pm | Education for All

What : Education for All Rally, organised by Education for All, a collaboration involving the disability and education sectors More >>

Education For All Rally 22/9/16

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 3:24 pm | Inclusive Education Action Group

Whanau, educators and disabled people are coming together to send a message to Government - your Special Education Update was totally inadequate and it's time to invest in inclusion. More >>

Demand for ethical leadership leads to new qualifications

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 11:11 am | University of Auckland

Demand is growing in the community and social sector for effective and ethical leaders who can bring innovation and creativity to their roles, while maintaining the highest standards of social justice, equity and equality. More >>

Enhancing professionalism of social work

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 2:19 pm | Massey University

New research from Massey University’s School of Social Work highlights the impact of the Non-Government Organisation Study Award scheme on recipients and their organisations. More >>

Education unions announce next steps on “bulk funding”

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 1:54 pm | NZEI

The members of NZEI Te Riu Roa and PPTA have delivered a resounding rejection of the Government’s latest funding proposal, with more than 99% voting against it in meetings around the country, and calling for further action. More >>

Positive Academic Audit for the University of Otago

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 1:08 pm | University of Otago

An Academic Audit undertaken by the University of Otago this year has validated the importance it places on promoting student engagement with their study and learning, the residential college experience, and the pursuit of teaching excellence. More >>

Cancer researcher named as Young Bioscientist of the Year

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 12:54 pm | University of Auckland

Cancer researcher named as Young Bioscientist of the Year Media Release - University of Auckland 20 September 2016 More >>

New Student Business Now Underway

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 10:01 am | Student Direct Tutoring

Christchurch, September 19, 2016: A group of students from St. Andrews College have launched a new business aimed at providing parents with cost effective tutoring whilst also giving students part time employment as a reward for gaining good marks. The ... More >>

Jacquie Elsby wins Educator or Nanny of the Year Award

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 9:17 am | NZ Homebased ECE Assoc.

Jacquie Elsby from Totally Northland Homebased ECE Service is delighted to be named the NZ Homebased ECE Association Educator of the Year 2016 at the New Zealand Homebased Association Conference Award Ceremony on Saturday September 17th. Lisa Jorgensen ... More >>

Top university officials visit University of Auckland

Monday, 19 September 2016, 12:18 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is today hosting representatives from partner institutions in China, Tsinghua University and Qinghai University. More >>

China university delegation hosted by University of Auckland

Monday, 19 September 2016, 10:43 am | University of Auckland

Delegates from Tsinghua and Qinghai Universities will visit the University of Auckland today for high-level discussions on how on-going collaboration between the three universities can be strengthened and enhanced. More >>

Wairarapa staff and students receive adult learning awards

Friday, 16 September 2016, 4:39 pm | UCOL

Six staff and five students from UCOL’s Wairarapa campus were recognised for excellence in adult teaching and learning as part of Adult Learners’ Week last week. More >>

Cawthron Science Fair - public viewing 21 September

Friday, 16 September 2016, 4:14 pm | Cawthron Institute

Come along and check out our local talent – secondary school students from across the Nelson-Tasman region showcase research and innovations. There are a record number of entries in this year's event. More >>

160 teens to compete in junior hackathon

Friday, 16 September 2016, 11:05 am | Manukau Institute of Technology

160 Auckland teens are in fierce competition to design and build their own computer game, as part of a junior hackathon organised by Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) and Microsoft New Zealand on 24 September 2016. More >>

Four reviews into Tertiary Education Organisations released

Friday, 16 September 2016, 9:25 am | Tertiary Education Commission

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has today released four reviews that were initiated after a new approach to data analysis was introduced last year. More >>

HP New Zealand Rural Schools Competition Open

Friday, 16 September 2016, 9:21 am | Rural Women

HP New Zealand (HP NZ) is asking rural students to share their vision of how they think they will learn in the future to be in the running to win a share of $26,000 worth of HP products and support. More >>

South Auckland educators set to oppose funding proposals

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 4:40 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

What: Over 3000 NZEI Te Riu Roa and PPTA union members in South Auckland are set to gather tomorrow to discuss the Government’s proposal to reintroduce bulk funding. This will be the largest and last of over 50 meetings held around New Zealand over ... More >>

Ministry gives effect to Employment Court decision

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 4:27 pm | Ministry of Education

Media release 15 September, 2016 Ministry gives effect to Employment Court decision The Ministry of Education is taking steps to put an Employment Court decision into action over the way support staff are paid, says the head of the Education Infrastructure ... More >>

Unitec and West Auckland schools promote engineering skills

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 2:43 pm | UNITEC

Unitec Institute of Technology and six west Auckland secondary schools are working together to entice students into engineering, upskill teachers and plug gaps in New Zealand’s workforce. More >>

Schools investigate cats!

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 1:38 pm | Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Have you ever wondered where your cat roams, and what happens in their world? What interactions occur throughout their day, what do they see and do? More >>

 

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