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1 Million Cent Scholarship winner announced

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 1:50 pm | Education New Zealand

1 Million Cent Scholarship winner announced Education New Zealand has today announced the winner of its 1 Million Cent ($10,000) Scholarship via its Study in New Zealand (SiNZ) Facebook page. Matthew (Taewook) Kang, a year 13 student of Hamilton Boys ... More >>

UNESCO Science Partnership Building Bridges in the Pacific

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 11:09 am | Massey University

A potentially game-changing low-cost mobile genetic diagnostics system to detect and quantify pathogens in food, water, humans, livestock and crops in Pacific Islands is among projects Massey University will lead with its newly established partnership ... More >>

Astrobiology & Milestone Moments for Life on Ancient Earth

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 10:35 am | University of Waikato

Windows to other worlds: Antarctic lakes, astrobiology and milestone moments for life on ancient earth More >>

Actuarial Scholarship announced

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 10:24 am | CIGNA

Hawkes Bay’s Andrew Russell’s passion for actuarial science sees him win the 2017 Cigna Actuary Scholarship – worth $5k More >>

Buller High School Bollywood Group Enters Community Awards

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 9:22 am | TrustPower

Local community organisations need look no further than the Buller High School Bollywood Group for a reason to enter this year’s Community Awards, says Trustpower Community Relations Representative Abbie Siely. More >>

Surge in Auckland Meth Supply Continues

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 8:43 am | Massey University

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - Findings from the latest Massey University Illicit Drug Monitoring System (IDMS) study show increasing availability of methamphetamine in Auckland since 2013, consistent with evidence of growing international supply. More >>

Helping Kiwis in Lower North Island Achieve Their Dreams

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 2:20 pm | AMP

Farmers, athletes, artists, scientists, or entrepreneurs... whoever you are and whatever you want to do, AMP can help you reach your dreams. Kiwis from all walks of life have achieved great things and they all started with a dream and a can-do attitude. More >>

Students receive scholarships to Latin America

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 2:10 pm | University of Canterbury

Two University of Canterbury students have received Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Latin America in the latest round of scholarships announced yesterday by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith. More >>

Over 7000 Students Compete in Engineering Competition

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 10:16 am | Vector Limited

In 2017 over 7000 students from 700 schools throughout New Zealand are taking part in a nationwide series of 230 engineering competitions - now it is Auckland’s turn. More >>

Centre for Translational Physiology launched in Wellington

Monday, 31 July 2017, 8:36 pm | University of Otago

A unique centre that will forge new links between health researchers and clinicians, working on solutions for complex diseases such as diabetes, obesity and stroke, is being launched at the University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) this week. More >>

School support staff face tough decision over pay equity

Monday, 31 July 2017, 4:18 pm | NZEI

This week, thousands of school support staff will start holding paid union meetings around the country to decide whether the promise of a future pay equity settlement is enough to outweigh a miserly pay offer from the Ministry of Education. More >>

Bryde’s Whales Share Secrets With Their Fins

Monday, 31 July 2017, 12:01 pm | Massey University

Research into the long-term survival and abundance of the Hauraki Gulf’s Bryde’s whale population has used photographs of their fins to aid efforts in improving the management of the small population. More >>

NZEI launches 'Vote For Me, Vote for Education' Campaign

Monday, 31 July 2017, 11:53 am | NZEI

31 July 2017 - Children have more at stake than most in this year’s general election. They can't vote, so NZEI Te Riu Roa is asking New Zealanders to vote for children by voting for education when we choose which party to support in September. More >>

Quantity surveying booming as a popular career choice

Monday, 31 July 2017, 11:45 am | Weltec

Around the country quantity surveying is fast becoming a popular study option and career choice. More >>

Heaps of Help for Fast-Growing Mangateretere School

Monday, 31 July 2017, 10:29 am | Hastings District Council

There has been a perfect match between a programme helping young people into work and a school keen for help as its roll skyrockets. More >>

Abolishing Student Allowances Would Deepen Inequality

Monday, 31 July 2017, 10:27 am | NZ Union of Students' Associations

31 July 2017 - The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) is warning that any plan to abolish Student Allowances would deepen inequality, in response to the United Future party’s recent tertiary education policy announcement. More >>

Toi Ohomai Rotorua Tops in Culinary Stakes

Saturday, 29 July 2017, 11:40 am | New Zealand Chefs Association

Toi Ohomai Rotorua Tops in Culinary Stakes A team from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology in Rotorua fought off fierce competition from around the country to win the top award in the prestigious annual Nestlé Toque d’Or student culinary competition. Culinary ... More >>

Wintec Fashion Students Relish Thai Experience

Friday, 28 July 2017, 10:03 am | Wintec Schools

A contingent of Wintec fashion design students recently returned from an eye-opening tour of Bangkok, Thailand where they got up close and personal with the country’s bustling fashion industry. More >>

EAA AirVenture Encourages Youth to Explore Aviation & Space

Friday, 28 July 2017, 9:58 am | Experimental Aircraft Association

EAA Young Eagles Program to Partner with the Stan Lee Foundation Encouraging Youth to Explore Aviation, Space More >>

Winning Schools in Walk Out with the World's Best Comp

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 5:21 pm | Rugby League World Cup 2017

Thursday 27 July 2017 Rugby League World Cup 2017 Announce Winning Schools in Walk Out with the World's Best Competition More >>

Pause, Breathe, Smile Mindfulness Training Will Help

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 4:57 pm | Mindfulness Education Group

Research Finds Pause, Breathe, Smile Mindfulness Training Will Help Create Positive Learning Environments & Improve Wellbeing for NZ School Children Latest New Zealand research shows positive benefits for children who participate in the Pause, Breathe, ... More >>

Auditor-General: Managing the school property portfolio

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 2:52 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

The Auditor-General’s report Managing the school property portfolio was presented to the House of Representatives today. The school property portfolio is one of the largest publicly owned portfolios of property assets. It is also arguably the most ... More >>

Research Adds Cautionary Note to Seal Success Story

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 12:09 pm | Lincoln University

New Lincoln University research* is highlighting conservation issues around the recovery of the New Zealand fur seal after centuries of overexploitation. More >>

Passion for fashion earns coveted scholarship

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 11:09 am | Wintec

A budding Hamilton fashion designer with a flair for fancy dress is the Wintec Gordon Chesterman scholarship recipient for 2017. More >>

Commitment to student-centred tertiary education needs teeth

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 10:45 am | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has welcomed the Government’s commitment to a student-centred tertiary education system, but warns the outlined work programme will not give effect to this goal. More >>

New Science Facilities Open at University of Auckland

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 10:24 am | Auckland University

The University of Auckland’s state-of-the-art science building incorporating leading-edge design in teaching and learning facilities will be officially opened by Prime Minister Bill English today. The University of Auckland’s state-of-the-art science building ... More >>

Schools' Peace Week 2017 is coming up!

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 3:57 pm | New Zealand Peace Foundation

27 July, 2017 What do Auckland Grammar School, Albany Senior High School and St Cuthbert’s College have in common? They all are participating in "Schools’ Peace Week 2017 – Aotearoa New Zealand, 30 Years Nuclear Free", from August ... More >>

Flexibility in tertiary models key to addressing skills

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 2:09 pm | EMA

The deepening skills shortage is a key concern for employers which is why the EMA is keen to understand further detail around the Government’s announcement on tertiary models today. More >>

Tanks for the Rain - Zinc May Make Roof Rain Safer to Drink

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 11:51 am | Massey University

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - A new study of Wellington roof catchment rainwater has found that zinc in galvanised steel roofs can kill some bugs. But households concerned about the safety of emergency roof catchment rainwater in the event of an earthquake ... More >>

Stargazing for a New Generation of Chatham Island Scientists

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 9:46 am | The Kinship

Stargazing and bullets of light to excite a new generation of Chatham Island scientists 800 kilometres east of the South Island with only 600 residents, the Chatham Islands’ three schools only go up to year 8 and have very little access to scientific equipment, ... More >>

EIT Students to Spend Semester Overseas

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 4:21 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

EIT continues to grow its international student exchange programme, with two students heading to Germany next month. More >>

UC Connect public lecture: Marketing mental wellbeing in NZ

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 3:23 pm | University of Canterbury

New Zealand regularly excels in two paradoxical international ratings. We are often seen as one of the happiest countries on Earth, but we are also seen as a country that suffers deeply from poor mental health. More >>

Academic Quality Agency & NZUSA Memorandum of Understanding

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 12:16 pm | Academic Quality Agency for NZ Universities

After working together for several years, the Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities (AQA) and the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) have agreed a formal partnership to enhance student voice and the engagement of students ... More >>

Manfeild Evento Vibe Captures Students

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 9:09 am | Evento

NATURE being the core theme of Evento seems entirely appropriate for one participant school – Waiopehu College’s involvement appears to be ever-growing. More >>

Berhampore Primary School Hosts Brainwave Seminar

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 9:04 am | Berhampore Primary School

We sometimes think of the adolescent years as a time of challenging behaviours. An understanding of the changes taking place in the adolescent brain may help you to view these years as a positive step on their journey to adulthood. More >>

Another gold for Wintec clinic

Monday, 24 July 2017, 4:46 pm | Wintec

Wintec’s Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance has once again received international recognition from the American College of Sports Medicine. More >>

New Trades Campus a Shot in the Arm for Construction

Monday, 24 July 2017, 2:10 pm | Aspire2 Trades

Auckland’s skills-hungry construction sector is about to get a big boost, thanks to a brand-new trades training campus, which opens in Manukau next month. More >>

Bikes in Schools Auckland celebrates 25th school at Ranui

Monday, 24 July 2017, 1:39 pm | Auckland Transport

Today Ranui School pupils hopped on the school’s 40 new bikes and took the maiden lap of the school’s brand new bike track. More >>

Sexist Attitude in Early Education Management Must Change

Monday, 24 July 2017, 9:59 am | ChildForum

The Education Ministry was well aware for at least 20 years on the need to recruit and retain male early childhood teachers, and it is shameful that it did not do anything about it. More >>

Cyber Security Researchers of Waikato University

Monday, 24 July 2017, 9:15 am | Cyber Security Researchers of Waikato

In 2013, the Cyber Security Researchers of Waikato aka CROW became the first cyber security lab established in a New Zealand educational institution as part of the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Waikato. More >>

Ground broken on new UCSA building Haere-roa

Friday, 21 July 2017, 6:32 pm | University of Canterbury

The press release that follows is released by the University of Canterbury on behalf of the University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA): More >>

Principals Applaud Demise of National Standards

Friday, 21 July 2017, 3:48 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

The New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF) President, Whetu Cormick, is delighted at Labour's announcement that they would scrap national standards if they become the Government in September. More >>

Future of Public Tertiary Education is on the Ballot Paper

Friday, 21 July 2017, 3:03 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Labour’s promise to ditch the National-led Government’s plans to change the law so that public funds can be diverted to for-profit education offers voters a real choice in this election about the future of public tertiary education, the Tertiary ... More >>

Professor honoured for contribution to mobility for blind

Friday, 21 July 2017, 2:34 pm | Massey University

Professor Emeritus Steve La Grow has been awarded the Suterko-Cory Award , for contributions to the field of orientation and mobility for the blind, beyond the borders in which one lives and works. More >>

Challenging times for students returning to school

Friday, 21 July 2017, 1:27 pm | Girl Guiding

This Monday 785,000 students will return to school to face term three. A new study shows that two thirds of those surveyed could find the return daunting. A study by GirlGuiding New Zealand of 4365 girls between the ages of seven and 17 found school ... More >>

Great excitement over micro-credentials

Friday, 21 July 2017, 11:36 am | Otago Polytech

Small enough to be manageable, big enough to be meaningful. EduBits, Otago Polytechnic’s new micro-credential service, is about to be launched and the institution is celebrating these small credentials in big style! EduBits are small credentials that enable applicants ... More >>

Review of the Committee on University Academic Programmes

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 12:48 pm | AQA

The 2017 Review of the Committee on University Academic Programmes (CUAP) has indicated strong support within the sector and from stakeholders who were consulted by the Panel that CUAP is operating effectively. Its processes of programme approval and ... More >>

Strong endorsement for NZ university academic standards

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 12:38 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Strong endorsement for NZ university academic standards 20 July 2017 An independent review released today has strongly endorsed the quality assurance system that sits across all New Zealand university academic programmes and qualifications. More >>

IHC Welcomes Moves Towards a New Disability System

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 11:15 am | IHC

20 July 2017 - IHC welcomes moves towards a new disability system that puts greater choice and control over services in the hands of disabled people. More >>

Agri-Women’s Development Scholarship Boost for Farming Women

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 10:12 am | Agri-Women's Development Trust

Two farming women from opposite ends of New Zealand are making the most of scholarships received for a national leadership and governance programme for women in primary industries. More >>

Raise your glass to knowledge

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 9:58 am | University of Auckland

Auckland is the latest city to join a worldwide initiative to transform bars into lecture theatres. More >>

Otago Polytechnic Engineering students fly into study

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 1:58 pm | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic Engineering students fly into study They may not loop the loop, but a group of magnificent Otago Polytechnic students are about to defy the crowds by building a flying machine! A Vans RV12 aeroplane kit will arrive on site at Otago ... More >>

Bluff Marae Taking An Early Lead With Kids Coding

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 5:33 pm | CodeCamp

The latest announcement by Nikki Kay with kids computational thinking being introduced to the school curriculum for ages 5 through to 10 is a long needed upgrade to an education system that hasn’t been changed for the last 10 years, is well overdue ... More >>

Architecture and Planning celebrates first 100 years

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 1:33 pm | University of Auckland

The School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland celebrates its centenary in September with a series of events including exhibitions, a symposium and the launch of a book detailing the school’s rich history. In its modest beginnings ... More >>

Scholarship Winner Environmental Enthusiast

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 12:18 pm | Lincoln University

The 21 year-old grew up on a small dairy grazing block on the edge of Mt Pirongia, Waikato, and is in the third year of a Bachelor of Science degree with a Conservation and Ecology major at Lincoln University. He was recently awarded a Southern Environmental ... More >>

‘If my son can do it, so can I’

Monday, 17 July 2017, 4:10 pm | Site Safe NZ

For immediate release By Site Safe New Zealand ‘If my son can do it, so can I’ For Larena McGregor, completing a painting apprenticeship has been a ticket to job security and independence. The mother-of-two said retraining as a painter was one ... More >>

Otago Polytechnic invests in Central Otago

Monday, 17 July 2017, 2:46 pm | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic invests in Central Otago Otago Polytechnic is investing in Central Otago’s educational future with a new Trades Hub and student accommodation for its Central campus. Construction will begin once consents are obtained on the new ... More >>

Studying in Auckland included as part of the curriculum

Monday, 17 July 2017, 1:23 pm | ATEED

Auckland is set to welcome a new group of Korean international students, thanks to an agreement which sees the inclusion of studying in New Zealand’s largest city as part of the curriculum at the training institute, Koguryeo College. More >>

Cutting Nearly 200 Staff Puts Otago Uni’s Reputation at risk

Friday, 14 July 2017, 4:15 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Staff at the University of Otago are deeply concerned about the impact Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne’s plan to cut 182 full time equivalent jobs will have on students and the university’s ability to continue providing world class learning opportunities. More >>

School board trustees descend on Dunedin

Friday, 14 July 2017, 3:31 pm | NZSTA

Despite the storm moving over the country and causing major travel delays, the 28th annual New Zealand School Trustee Association (NZSTA) conference, has kicked-off this morning in Dunedin. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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