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Water quality technician a KuDos Award finalist

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 4:53 pm | University of Waikato

Web-accessible water monitoring stations which provide real-time data for the management and restoration of lakes are creating a stir internationally. More >>

Marae Cookery an Entree to More Courses

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 4:02 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Learning cookery skills on their home marae is the icing on the cake for a group of students from Omahu. More >>

Letter to the editor: Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Whangaroa

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 2:29 pm | Gary Bramley

Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing in response to the press release from Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Whangaroa whanau published on Scoop yesterday (1 September) and dated 28 August. [ http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1409/S00004/te-kura-kaupapa-maori-o-whangaroa.htm ... More >>

Students Set to Impact on Election 2014

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 1:19 pm | New Zealand Union of Students' Associations

In wake of the outrage that followed the publication of Dirty Politics some strong policy gains for tertiary students have been overshadowed. As the voting period for the General Election starts tomorrow (Wednesday 3rd September), the New Zealand Union ... More >>

More recognition needed for Homebased Early Education

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 12:59 pm | NZ Homebased ECE Assoc.

The New Zealand Homebased ECE Association says the great contribution that homebased educators and nannies make to homes and communities throughout New Zealand should be recognised and celebrated. More >>

Allied Workforce & WelTec partner up for student success

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 12:06 pm | Weltec

- The Top Carpentry Student at WelTec will be awarded a $5000 scholarship this year in an effort to ensure skilled tradespeople are retained in Wellington. - WelTec and Allied Workforce sign Memorandum of Understanding on getting construction and ... More >>

Top achievement award: PhD student Mark Will

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 11:05 am | Waikato University

Processing encrypted data securely in the Cloud is the subject of Mark Will’s PhD, and a scholarship recognising his high level of achievement will go some way to help support him while he carries out this research. More >>

Student visa applications go online

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 10:30 am | Immigration NZ

People from all over the world who want to study in New Zealand can now apply for their visas online. More >>

Taruna tutor’s passion for sharing biodynamics recognised

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 5:47 pm | Taruna Essential Education

Covering a holistic landscape of agriculture and horticulture, Havelock North-based Taruna College’s Certificate in Applied Organics and Biodynamics is proving increasingly popular. More >>

Public Lecture by Nicky Hager

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 5:01 pm | University of Waikato

Introducing Nicky Hager Nicky Hager is a Wellington-based investigative journalist. His previous books include The Hollow Men , Secret Power , Seeds of Distrust and Other People’s Wars . Nicky will speak about attack politics in the New Zealand ... More >>

Beef Industry Young Leader Selected

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 3:48 pm | NZ Beef and Lamb

Twenty-eight-year-old James Bryan is this year’s Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) beef industry ambassador at the Five Nations Beef Alliance conference and young leaders programme in the United States. More >>

Law is the closest we get to applying philosophy

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 2:44 pm | AUT University

The reputation of New Zealand’s most contemporary law school has attracted not one, but two world-leading academics. The newly appointed Dean of AUT University’s Law School is Professor Charles Rickett and Professor Allan Beever has been appointed ... More >>

University of Auckland Lab Wins International Design Award

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 2:00 pm | Lab-works Architecture

The University of Auckland has received international recognition for the design of its new Chemistry Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories. Winning the Refurbished Laboratory category at the prestigious S-Lab Awards in London. More >>

Engineering scholarship applications now open

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 11:40 am | Eastland Group

Applications for Eastland Group’s annual tertiary study scholarship are now open for study in 2015, with details on the company’s website at www.eastland.co.nz . More >>

Classroom seismograph to be installed in Christchurch school

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 10:08 am | University of Auckland

An earthquake monitoring device for schools will be installed at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School in Christchurch tomorrow as part of a University of Auckland outreach programme to show high school-aged students the wonders of science. An earthquake monitoring ... More >>

Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Whangaroa

Monday, 1 September 2014, 4:55 pm | Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Whangaroa whanau

The existing kura whanau whose children have remained enrolled in the Kura Kaupapa o Whangaroa during the debacle caused by disaffected parents, are concerned that both the Ministry of Education and the media are confusing the real issues in relation ... More >>

Unique Ukulele Building Workshop on Offer in Auckland

Monday, 1 September 2014, 2:03 pm | Goldbeard Guitars

Local guitar and ukulele making business GOLDBEARD GUITARS has teamed up with Rutherford College’s CEC (Community Education Centre) to offer a unique one week workshop in ukulele making next month (6th – 12th Oct). More >>

PhD candidate Jack Pronger awarded Top Achiever Scholarship

Monday, 1 September 2014, 12:28 pm | Waikato University

Jack Pronger is one of two first-year PhD candidates to be awarded a 2014 Top Achiever Doctoral Scholarship from the University of Waikato. The scholarship adds a one-off payment of $5000 to Jack’s Doctoral Scholarship from Waikato. His primary funding ... More >>

Executive receives prestigious University of Waikato award

Monday, 1 September 2014, 11:17 am | Waikato University

Waikato-Tainui Chief Executive Parekawhia McLean will be recognised for her impact in public policy and the public sector with a University of Waikato Distinguished Alumni Award later this month. More >>

Fertiliser Company Helps Boost Rural School Resources

Saturday, 30 August 2014, 11:43 am | ATTN

Rural primary schools throughout the country have been given a welcome boost to resources, thanks to the support of local farmers and fertiliser company, Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate Ltd. More >>

Confucius Institute event

Friday, 29 August 2014, 4:49 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

Professor Adam Lam from the Confucius Institute at Canterbury University delivers a presentation on the Chinese cultural cuisine to seminar attendees at the Southern Institute of Technology on Thursday night (28/8/2014). Professor Lam presented the ... More >>

Massey welcomes new funding for Asian languages

Friday, 29 August 2014, 4:24 pm | Massey University

An announcement that the Government will invest $10 million over five years to increase the provision of Asian language teaching in schools has been welcomed by Massey University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences Pro Vice-Chancellor. More >>

Adult Learning Key to Rebuilding Communities

Friday, 29 August 2014, 2:46 pm | Adult Learners' Week

Adult learners Alysha West and Rozarna Partridge are barely out of their teens but have already experienced the challenges of juggling learning and family responsibilities. More >>

AUT announce memorial scholarship for Eric and Kathy Hertz

Friday, 29 August 2014, 1:52 pm | AUT University

AUT is honoured to announce that the lives of former 2degrees CEO Eric Hertz and his wife Kathy, will be memorialised in a $140,000 (US) scholarship for Māori and Pacific Island students. More >>

Prime Minister to Attend Launch of Te Toka Trade Training

Friday, 29 August 2014, 1:31 pm | Te Toka

Building a solid foundation for the future of the Tairawhiti is the driving force behind a cross-sector initiative to be launched tomorrow in Gisborne. More >>

Govt investment may halt decline in language learning

Friday, 29 August 2014, 10:10 am | Auckland University of Technology

A $10 million Government investment in the provision of Asian languages in schools may help halt New Zealand’s rapid decline in language learning, says AUT University’s Head of Language and Culture, Associate Professor Sharon Harvey. More >>

Funding boost for Asian languages an important step

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 5:25 pm | Asia New Zealand Foundation

The newly announced government fund, worth $10 million over five years, will enable schools to establish new Chinese, Japanese and Korean language programmes, or to expand existing ones. More >>

Massey welcomes new funding for Asian languages

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:41 pm | Massey University

An announcement that the Government will invest $10 million over five years to increase the provision of Asian language teaching in schools has been welcomed by Massey University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences Pro Vice-Chancellor. More >>

Excellence and impact for top quality research

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:04 pm | University of Auckland

*Interviews: This was a University of Auckland seminar, but the two invited speakers, Dr Philip Campbell (who is the Editor-in-Chief of the world's most prestigious scientific journal, Nature) and Professor Mark Ferguson (the DG Sciene from Ireland) are in ... More >>

Forest managers branch out for safety training

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:45 am | North Tec

A Kerikeri-based forest management company is helping its staff grow their health and safety knowledge. A total of 12 candidates, eight from the Northland Forest Managers team and four contractors, are taking advantage of flexible training offered by NorthTec, ... More >>

Universe of learning at Wellington Open Day

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:07 am | Massey University

From futuristic 3D printing to explorations in theatre, film and creative writing, to what’s new in sports science and the intrinsic and market value of a BA degree, Massey’s Wellington campus Open Day tomorrow offers brainfood for all tastes and ... More >>

Onehunga High School Partners with TheoryTest.co.nz

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 3:26 pm | Theory Test

(August 5, 2014) – As New Zealand takes steps to make roads safer by amending its regulations concerning blood alcohol levels, TheoryTest.co.nz is doing its part to help prepare teen drivers for the road, as well. More >>

Celebrity Judge for Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 2:33 pm | Manukau Institute of Technology

One of the high profile judges from TVNZ’s newest cooking show will join the judging panel for the final of Junior Masterchef at MIT in September. More >>

MBA programme offers opportunities for local businesses

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 1:51 pm | The Kapiti Company

Now in its second year, organisers are looking for Kapiti and Horowhenua companies to benefit from a free Massey Executive MBA paper to be held on the Kapiti Coast during November. More >>

AUT University educating young leaders in New Zealand first

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 10:02 am | AUT University

In a New Zealand first, AUT University is currently hosting 25 of Brazil’s future young leaders as part of the Brasilia without Boarders programme. The programme is a Brazilian Government initiative to build up the skills and experience of the future ... More >>

Big Machine Workshop gets thumbs up

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 5:42 pm | Aoraki Polytechnic

Students and community leaders gave Aoraki Polytechnic’s new Big Machine Workshop the thumbs up during its official opening today. More >>

World ranking success for design school

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 4:02 pm | Massey University

Massey University has leapt up the global university rankings for design. The global design award agency, Red Dot, now rates Massey fourth in Asia Pacific, up from 11th two years ago. More >>

Surgeons receive prestigious Australasian College Award

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 3:54 pm | Northland District Health Board

Two Whangarei surgeons are the first in New Zealand to receive a prestigious Australasian award. More >>

British expert first to hold Sir Stephen Tindall chair

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 3:12 pm | Massey University

Massey University has recruited a British retailing and consumer behaviour expert to lead its new retail degree programme. Associate Professor Jonathan Elms will be the first academic to hold the Sir Stephen Tindall Chair in Retail Management, which ... More >>

Fact Checker: Decile is not Destiny

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:58 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

As we look into the evidence on this one, let’s be clear on one point right from the start: let’s understand the difference between “destiny” and “probability”. And, if we don’t want decile to be destiny, then what are we doing about it! More >>

Continuity for Students’ Association

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:42 pm | University of Canterbury Students Association

For the first time in the University of Canterbury Students’ Association’s 120-year history the top three executive positions have been re-elected. The University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA) has announced its executive team for 2015. ... More >>

Conference to explore New Zealand’s classical influences

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:28 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

MEDIA ADVISORY 26 August 2014 ______________________________________________________________ Conference to explore New Zealand’s classical influences The first conference to explore New Zealand’s relationship with its Greco-Roman heritage will be hosted ... More >>

Environmental science judged better than fair

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 12:17 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

Students participating in the 2014 Canterbury-Westland Schools Science and Technology Fair presented their projects for judging on Sunday, with Environment Canterbury again sponsoring an award for those with an environmental theme relevant to the region. More >>

Environmental science judged better than fair

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 12:17 pm | Enviroment Canterbury

Students participating in the 2014 Canterbury-Westland Schools Science and Technology Fair presented their projects for judging on Sunday, with Environment Canterbury again sponsoring an award for those with an environmental theme relevant to the region. More >>

Tai Tokerau academic sets 'first' for NZ educational journal

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 12:04 pm | University of Auckland

A hui that discussed the need to promote the Māori language inspired a University of Auckland lecturer to write the first academic article for the New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies (NZJES) ever published entirely in te reo. Dr Georgina Stewart, ... More >>

Five years of investing in Māori and Pacific Education

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 10:24 am | ASB Community Trust

An ambitious attempt by the ASB Community Trust to raise Māori and Pacific educational achievement is celebrating its fifth anniversary. More >>

Tertiary sustainability forum in Auckland

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 10:20 am | University of Auckland

New Zealand’s first sustainability practitioners’ forum for tertiary education will be hosted by the University of Auckland next week, on 4-5 September. More >>

Renowned economist wins University of Waikato award

Monday, 25 August 2014, 4:13 pm | University of Waikato

One of New Zealand’s best-known economists will receive a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Waikato next month. More >>

University launches world first safety device to students

Monday, 25 August 2014, 2:45 pm | AUT University

AUT University strives to provide a safe environment for its students to study, learn and live in. As part of that commitment, AUT will trial a new smartphone application (“app”) which was launched at AUT’s two student accommodation houses: Akoranga ... More >>

Calling for Applications for $7,500 Agricultural Scholarship

Monday, 25 August 2014, 2:42 pm | Whangarei A and P

Whangarei A&P Society’s annual Agricultural Scholarship is now open. With $7,500 available to assist students with study costs, over a three year period, students choosing to study agriculture (or related studies) next year should be applying for ... More >>

Student researching graphene to help store renewable energy

Monday, 25 August 2014, 2:30 pm | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury PhD student is investigating ways to unleash energy storage potential of thin sheeted carbon graphene. More >>

Ontrack supports college leadership

Monday, 25 August 2014, 1:18 pm | Ignite Sport

A three-day sports academy at Naenae College last week reinforced the school’s sports leadership pathways. A surprise skype call from middle distance runner Nick Willis during one of the sessions gave students extra encouragement in their sport. More >>

Parents offered chance to sample Gymbaroo for free

Monday, 25 August 2014, 11:59 am | Gymbaroo Wellington

Wellington parents of children aged up to 18 months have an opportunity to sample Gymbaroo pre-school neurological classes in Wilton tomorrow morning for free. More >>

PORSE Looks at Opportunity to Change Paradigms in NZ and AUS

Monday, 25 August 2014, 11:56 am | PORSE

New Zealand’s leading in-home childcare and training provider, PORSE is exploring an opportunity, which will positively change early childhood education paradigms in NZ and Australia. More >>

Robert Chapman : Utopianism in the Twenty-First Century

Monday, 25 August 2014, 11:05 am | University of Auckland

Professor Lucy Sargisson of the University of Nottingham will debate the pros and cons of Utopianism at this year’s University of Auckland Robert Chapman Lecture. More >>

Waikato University prepares for Kīngitanga Day

Monday, 25 August 2014, 10:53 am | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato is gearing up for Kīngitanga Day next month - an annual celebration of the relationship between the university and the Kīngitanga. More >>

University finds most PE teacher graduates in employment

Sunday, 24 August 2014, 12:05 pm | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury survey has found nearly all their physical education teacher graduates from the last three years are in paid employment. More >>

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 >>

 

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