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Congratulations extended to Massey University

Friday, 2 March 2018, 2:15 pm | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council congratulates Massey University’s Manawatu campus for its world rankings in agriculture and forestry, and veterinary science. The recently announced Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World Rankings ranked the two subjects at 22nd ... More >>

Game-changing programme for dyslexic kids

Friday, 2 March 2018, 2:04 pm | Dyslexia Potential

Tackling one of the most widespread learning difficulties in schools around New Zealand, innovative online learning programme Dyslexia Potential is the new kid on the block. Founded by Matt Strawbridge, a dyslexic himself, this unique course is far from textbook ... More >>

Villa Education Trust on Aspire Scholarships

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 4:00 pm | Villa Education Trust

The Villa Education Trust is astounded that the Minister of Education, Chris Hipkins, has chosen to do away with the Aspire Scholarship scheme. Education is about lifting the individual and while 250 per annum does not seem like a lot of students this ... More >>

NZTC to provide pre-school teacher education in Malaysia

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 1:55 pm | New Zealand Tertiary College

New Zealand’s largest provider of early childhood teacher education has established a partnership to benefit children and families in Malaysia. More >>

UC student numbers increase for 2018

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 11:48 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury’s campus is buzzing with new students as 2018 enrolments increase across all five of its Colleges. More >>

Top ranking for University of Auckland archaeologists

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 11:02 am | University of Auckland

One of the best places in the world to study archaeology is at the University of Auckland according to the latest QS World University Rankings. More >>

Auckland leads NZ in Business School subject rankings

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 10:36 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland Business School has once again been ranked first in New Zealand for studying Accounting and Finance, Commercial Law, Business and Management, Economics, Property, and Information Systems. More >>

University of Auckland ranked top university for Education

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 9:10 am | University of Auckland

Teacher education is reaching even higher levels of world excellence at the University of Auckland according to latest international rankings. The University has ranked 17th in the world for the subject of Education in the QS World University Rankings ... More >>

Auckland ranked top university for Anatomy and Physiology

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 9:05 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has ranked 18th in the world for the subject of Anatomy and Physiology in the QS World University Rankings by Subject released today. More >>

University of Waikato’s rise in international standing

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 9:04 am | University of Waikato

With the latest data release from QS World University Rankings the University of Waikato now has 13 disciplines ranked in the top 300 delivered around the world, confirming its growing international reputation. More >>

University of Auckland reinforces lead in rankings

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 9:02 am | University of Auckland

Being recognised among the top 10 tertiary institutions in the world for Archaeology is just one indication the University of Auckland is firmly embedded as New Zealand’s leading university. More >>

iQualify LMS achieves IMS certification in open badges

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 6:08 pm | iQualify

As part of their commitment to recognising learner achievement, iQualify, a leading New Zealand-based digital learning management system (LMS), have achieved IMS Global Learning Consortium certification for the new Open Badges 2.0 standard. More >>

Manurewa High School Joins #myidentity Campaign

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 1:09 pm | Superdiversity Centre

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 28 February 2018 Manurewa High School Joins #myidentity Campaign Today, Manurewa High School announced that it will be first school joining the Superdiversity Centre for Law, Policy and Business’ campaign, #myidentity. ... More >>

ISNZ hits back at decision to scrap Aspire Scholarships

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 11:46 am | Independent Schools of New Zealand

Independent Schools of New Zealand, the representative body for most of New Zealand’s private schools, has strongly criticised the Government’s decision to scrap the Aspire Scholarship Scheme. More >>

New Chairperson appointed

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 10:46 am | Wairoa College

The Wairoa College Board of Trustees has elected a new chairperson at its board meeting on Tuesday, 27 February. More >>

What does the TEC report say?

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 9:48 am | Tai Poutini Polytechnic

In 2015, the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) undertook a regular scheduled audit on TPP that identified possible under-delivery of learning hours across five programmes. A subsequent investigation looked in to a further nine programmes. The investigation ... More >>

Tai Poutini Polytechnic investigation

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 9:34 am | Tertiary Education Commission

The West Coast’s Tai Poutini Polytechnic failed to deliver enough training hours across a range of courses between 2010 and 2015, an investigation by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) released today shows. More >>

The Mind Lab by Unitec empowers teachers around NZ in 2018

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 5:21 pm | The Mind Lab

With new locations around the country, The Mind Lab continues to enable Kiwi educators to upskill in digital and collaborative learning More >>

Gender and Diversity Research at AUT turns 10

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 9:57 am | AUT University

AUT’s Gender and Diversity Research Group has reached a significant milestone, celebrating 10 years of research and debate on gender and diversity issues within the community. More >>

PGDIT Added To Offerings At Auckland Institute of Studies

Monday, 26 February 2018, 5:52 pm | Auckland Institute of Studies

Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) is pleased to announce the approval of the new Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology (PGDIT) by NZQA. More >>

T&G Global doubles undergraduate scholarship support

Monday, 26 February 2018, 4:11 pm | T and G Global

T&G Global doubles undergraduate scholarship support from 2018 T&G Global, formerly Turners and Growers, has doubled its support of undergraduate students studying at Massey University’s Palmerston North campus towards a degree in horticulture. More >>

New Cookery School Blazes a Trail

Monday, 26 February 2018, 3:47 pm | Ignite College

New Cookery School Blazes a Trail New Zealand’s newest and most innovative cookery school has just opened its doors in Manukau, giving aspiring master-chefs from South Auckland the chance to forge successful culinary careers in New Zealand and beyond. More >>

Mayor opens new preschool at ACG Tauranga

Monday, 26 February 2018, 12:25 pm | ACG Schools

TAURANGA - Western Bay of Plenty District Council Mayor Garry Webber officially cut the ribbon of ACG Tauranga’s new preschool at a sunset event on the campus in Pyes Pa. More >>

Screen industry partnership develops new student talent

Monday, 26 February 2018, 10:52 am | Massey University

New partnerships designed to discover and nurture new talent and ideas have been announced between Massey University’s School of Music and Creative Media Production and major industry players TVNZ and POW Studios. More >>

School edible garden competition plants the seed

Sunday, 25 February 2018, 1:32 pm | Soil Food and Society

School edible garden competition plants the seed of growing your own veggies with $500 prize • Entries open Mon 26th to Feb to 23rd March 2018 at More >>

Tongan student leaders continue a strong, united movement

Friday, 23 February 2018, 10:41 am | NZTTSA

Young Tongan tertiary student leaders gathered in Wellington for its third annual Leadership Weekend. The New Zealand Tongan Tertiary Students’ Association (NZTTSA) executive members invited representatives of Tongan student associations from all ... More >>

New Zealand's Best Teachers Honoured with Awards

Friday, 23 February 2018, 8:28 am | National Excellence in Teaching Awards

Six teachers spanning Early Childhood, primary and secondary education will receive honours at the ASG National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA) today at an official ceremony hosted by Hon Chris Hipkins MP, Minister of Education in Wellington. More >>

Amber Presses for Progress for IWD 2018

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 4:25 pm | Laser Group

Growing up with a builder Dad, Amber Rose always knew she wanted to work in construction and, after taking part in her school’s Gateway Program with Laser Electrical Ashburton, decided that she wanted to become an electrician. More >>

Fees-free not wasted with new course comparison site

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 1:49 pm | StudySpy

A website, 2 years in the making, by two former students is making it easier for school-leavers to choose what tertiary course is right for them. More >>

Enthusiastic response to government work plan from Trustees

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 10:51 am | NZSTA

The government’s work plan for education, released yesterday, presents some exciting opportunities to progress issues that boards of trustees have been concerned about for some time says NZSTA President, Lorraine Kerr. More >>

We're looking forward to the education conversation

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 9:37 am | Industry Training Federation

The Industry Training Federation welcomes the government's three-year work programme for education announced today, and looks forward to engaging with the government in its wide-ranging summit process. More >>

Work with us to change tertiary education to benefit of all

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 5:06 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Government plans announced today to build a truly inclusive, accessible and high quality public education system, overhauling the way future generations of Kiwis are taught, will require government, staff, students, iwi, and community groups working ... More >>

Governments education work programme welcomed

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 3:58 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand says the Government’s release of more detail of its education portfolio work programme for the next three years is welcome, and it comes at an important time for a system under pressure from a long-term decline in real per-student ... More >>

New Partnership promotes Māori legal scholarship

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 1:44 pm | Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

Tēnā koutou katoa The inaugural Borrin Foundation - Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) Summer Legal Research Internship awards were announced at the Supreme Court in Wellington, at yesterday’s launch event for the Michael and Suzanne Borrin Foundation. ... More >>

NZ Kindergartens: A new agenda welcomed

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 1:19 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

A new agenda welcomed “We welcome the government’s agenda for education” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive NZ Kindergartens. “We need to be ambitious for children. Refocusing our energies to ensure everyone has access to high quality education regardless ... More >>

Multi-media French artist takes up residency

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 11:01 am | Massey University

Installation and sculptural French artist Chloe Quenum is Te Whare Hēra’s 2018 international artist in residence. More >>

Partnership schools thriving despite uncertain future

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 10:49 am | E Tipu e Rea

New Zealand’s partnership schools have full to overflowing rolls at the start of the new academic year, despite an uncertain future. More >>

Educators welcome reforms but need close consultation

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 9:51 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Educators will need to be consulted heavily if the overhaul of education announced by Education Minister Chris Hipkins today is to be successful. More >>

University of Auckland opens new innovation hub

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 8:43 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland today launches the Unleash Space, a new innovation and entrepreneurship hub to grow ideas into ventures More >>

RoboPā gains further funding to engage Māori youth

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 6:41 pm | Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

A robotics initiative by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi has been awarded increased funding to support the growth of computational thinking among Māori students in the Gisborne, Bay of Plenty, Auckland and Northland regions. More >>

Bay of Plenty receives campus status

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 2:18 pm | University of Auckland

The success of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (DHB) as a teaching and research facility for the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences has resulted in it officially becoming a Clinical Campus. More >>

Auckland University welcomes leader in Augmented Reality

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 12:20 pm | University of Auckland

One of the world’s pioneers in researching and commercialising Augmented Reality (AR) will join the University of Auckland under the Entrepreneurial Universities programme established by the previous government. More >>

Celebrate the first North Asia CAPE Maori Business Scholars

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 11:19 am | North Asia CAPE

North Asia CAPE Māori Business Scholars offer valuable insights from immersion experience in Taipei More >>

Council launches Hutt Science initiative in Upper Hutt

Monday, 19 February 2018, 9:00 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

The Hutt Science programme for primary and intermediate schools is now available in Upper Hutt, thanks to initial funding from Upper Hutt City Council. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 19 FEB 2018— Hutt Science, which has been successfully operating ... More >>

Students devote summer to real world research

Monday, 19 February 2018, 12:05 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland’s youngest researchers are nearing the end of a summer spent taking on real-life research under the guidance of leading academics. More >>

Te Wharekura o Mauao appoints Matua Heywood Kuka

Friday, 16 February 2018, 6:28 pm | Te Wharekura o Mauao

MEDIA STATEMENT On behalf of Te Wharekura o Mauao 16 February 2018 Te Wharekura o Mauao appoints Matua Heywood Kuka as its new Tumuaki Te Wharekura o Mauao has confirmed Matua Heywood Kuka has been appointed as the Maori immersion school’s new Tumuaki ... More >>

Celebrations in Tairua as long awaited new classrooms open

Friday, 16 February 2018, 3:44 pm | Tairua School

The Tairua community came together today (Friday) to officially open and bless the school’s long-awaited new flexible learning space. More >>

2018 Mito Scholarship Recipients Announced

Friday, 16 February 2018, 1:35 pm | MITO

2018 Mito Scholarship Recipients Announced 49 outstanding individuals have been awarded 2018 MITO scholarships to help further their careers. More >>

Unitec to introduce Gender Affirmation Policy

Friday, 16 February 2018, 12:19 pm | UNITEC

Auckland, 15 February, 2018 – Unitec Institute of Technology is the first tertiary provider in New Zealand to introduce a Gender Affirmation Policy in recognition of both staff and students who undertake a gender affirmation process while they are ... More >>

Companion robots could help our rural schools

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 10:40 am | University of Auckland

Companion robots could be used in rural schools to help motivate students to study science and technology, and to provide comfort, according to University of Auckland research. The study, How Could Companion Robots Be Useful in Rural Schools , has ... More >>

Kindergartens agree learning support services are in crisis

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 9:44 am | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens agrees with school principals that the Ministry of Education’s learning support service is in crisis. More >>

Young coders to school Digital Nations Conference delegates

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 10:23 am | Code Club Aotearoa

During their lunch break, tech leaders, social innovators, government officials, and future thinkers at the Digital Nations 2030 conference will get schooled. Twenty kids from Code Club Aotearoa will take delegates through a lesson in Scratch, a programming ... More >>

Blooming fabulous sunflowers!

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 4:44 pm | Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens

There were big blooming smiles today at two lucky kindergartens who were announced as winners in the Daltons Late Bloomers Awards, which is part of the popular Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project. The kindergartens were bestowed the Late Bloomers ... More >>

UC student-entrepreneur Summer Startup winners announced

Monday, 12 February 2018, 3:48 pm | University of Canterbury

This year’s winning startup ventures created by keen young University of Canterbury student entrepreneurs have been chosen at the recent EY Summer Startup Annual Showcase. More >>

Students to help drive participation in school sport

Monday, 12 February 2018, 12:01 pm | Sport Bay of Plenty

Sport Bay of Plenty is putting the call out for young leaders with an interest in sport to apply for a newly established Sports Council. More >>

An Inside Look At The Human Body

Friday, 9 February 2018, 4:06 pm | Life Education Trust

First of its kind, internationally acclaimed exhibition featuring real human bodies is landing in Auckland on 23 April 2018. Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS Vital is set to be an educational eye opener. More >>

Enthusiasm for STEM Sparks Early Among Girls in Asia Pacific

Friday, 9 February 2018, 3:11 pm | Mastercard

Auckland, New Zealand – 9 February 2018: Ahead of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Mastercard research has found an encouraging number of girls and young women have a passion for STEM. More >>

Changes at Open Polytechnic to benefit learners

Friday, 9 February 2018, 2:38 pm | Open Polytechnic

Open Polytechnic Media release: Immediate Date: 9 February 2018 Changes at Open Polytechnic to benefit learners The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand has today [9 February] announced it will be making organisational changes designed to enhance ... More >>

Ensuring the best for children in ECE

Friday, 9 February 2018, 1:34 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

Ensuring the best for children in ECE “The release of the latest Childcare Survey is timely” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive NZ Kindergartens. The survey shows just under 300,000 children have formal childcare arrangements, attending services ... More >>

Giving Kiwis An Educational Tour Of The Human Body

Friday, 9 February 2018, 10:41 am | BODY WORLDS Vital

• Dr. Gunther von Hagens’ internationally acclaimed exhibition lands in New Zealand for the first time • More than 50 New Zealand schools sign up for educational experience at health and wellness exhibit • Eye-opening event gives Kiwis an inside look at ... More >>



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