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Wellington Zoo Trust signs MoU with Victoria University

Monday, 12 June 2017, 10:55 am | Wellington Zoo

As part of their ongoing commitment to work together for research and support, Wellington Zoo Trust is formalising their partnership with Victoria University of Wellington with the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations. More >>

First Doctorate for Otago Polytechnic

Monday, 12 June 2017, 9:38 am | Otago Polytechnic

The Doctor of Professional Practice is for experienced professionals who wish to take their learning to a higher level. They will work and study at the same time. More >>

Lincoln University Rebounds

Monday, 12 June 2017, 9:32 am | Lincoln University

A financial surplus for the first time in a decade and a comprehensive ongoing programme of organisational change are two of the reasons behind a significant turnaround at Lincoln University. More >>

Lincoln University Rebounds

Saturday, 10 June 2017, 12:00 pm | Lincoln University

A financial surplus for the first time in a decade and a comprehensive ongoing programme of organisational change are two of the reasons behind a significant turnaround at Lincoln University. Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robin Pollard, said the excellent ... More >>

Ara to create South Canterbury health training hub

Friday, 9 June 2017, 11:49 am | Ara Institute

Ara Institute of Canterbury will create a health training hub in South Canterbury, by offering more programmes and more pathways in health. More >>

ZEALANDIA wins conservation education award

Friday, 9 June 2017, 10:26 am | Zealandia

Wellington, NZ - Wellington ecosanctuary Zealandia has taken home a prestigious Green Ribbon Awardin the Leadership in Communication and Education' category. Run by Ministry for the Environment and Department of Conservation, these national awards ... More >>

Youth campaign for better mental health education

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 4:27 pm | ActionStation

Over 9,000 people have signed 21-year-old Lucy McSweeney's petition . Lucy McSweeney was inspired to begin the campaign by her own challenges with mental health in high school. More >>

Auckland & Northland students explore health career options

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 3:45 pm | Massey University

More than 150 year 12 and 13 students from across Auckland and Northland sampled life at Massey University’s Auckland campus this week, exploring health and science subjects through hands-on experience. More >>

Petition calls for better mental health education

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 1:53 pm | Kaiti Sullivan

21-year-old Lucy McSweeney was motivated to start this campaign by her own mental health issues. McSweeney believes that this is an education issue more than a health issue and that preventative steps would put fewer people in crisis. More >>

Pre-school to pay $265,500 for misleading parents

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 1:26 pm | Commerce Commission

Kowhai Montessori Pre-School Limited (Kowhai) was today ordered to pay a total of $265,500 after pleading guilty to charges that it misled parents about the amount of funding it was receiving under the Government’s early childhood education (ECE) ... More >>

Researcher wins prestigious Sport Nutrition Award

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 11:35 am | Massey University

Associate Professor David Rowlands from the School of Sport and Exercise was recently honoured as the winner of the 2017 Gatorade Sport Science Institute (GSSI) - American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Sport Nutrition Award. More >>

University of Auckland most innovative in new rankings

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 10:53 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland’s status as the most innovative university in New Zealand has been confirmed in the latest Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities rankings. More >>

NZ School: finalist in prestigious Saatchi Gallery Art Prize

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 5:23 pm | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

(Wellington) Samuel Marsden Collegiate School’s artwork ‘Matariki – Māori New Year’ has been selected from more than 24,000 entries as one of the 20 finalists in the 2017 Saatchi Gallery (London) Art Prize for Schools. This is one of the most ... More >>

Mazda Foundation gives back to Kiwis across the country

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 4:52 pm | Mazda Foundation

The first Mazda Foundation funding round for 2017 saw more than $60,000 donated to 29 Kiwis, community groups and charities across New Zealand. More >>

Teacher Aides aren't treated fairly, says Ash Holwell

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 4:21 pm | Green Party

On Friday June 2nd, Ash Holwell was the first political candidate in Whangarei to spend time walking the shoes of a teacher aide. The visit is part of a nationwide programme by NZEI to improve our political leaders understanding of the work environment ... More >>

Summer in a wintry Dunedin

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 2:28 pm | Otago Polytech

A group of North American tertiary students have just arrived at Otago Polytechnic to take part in the city’s first ‘Summer Series Programme’. The programme is run in countries all over the world, this is the first time Dunedin has been involved. More >>

The Power of Water Explored in Student’s Art

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 1:38 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Art-X ‘emerging artist’ Isobel Loughran’s inspiration is the human form in water and the distortions created with that. More >>

Otago student wins NZCU South Young Achiever Award

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 11:41 am | NZCU South

Otago student and Maori Hill resident Charlotte Steel has won a $5000 scholarship in the recent annual Credit Union South (NZCU South) Young Achiever Awards. More >>

United call from early childhood sector over underfunding

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 11:31 am | NZEI

Groups representing more than 400 kindergartens and 500 Early Childhood Education services have joined with teachers to express serious concern for the education of New Zealand children following years of chronic underfunding. More >>

College of Health joins RHAANZ

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 11:20 am | Massey University

Massey University’s College of Health has joined the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHAANZ), with College Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane Mills elected to its Council. More >>

Open Letter on Changes to Kindergarten

Friday, 2 June 2017, 4:44 pm | ChildForum

Do you see the free public kindergarten as having had its day or as being important to retain? More >>

TaiTECH launched at Tairua School

Friday, 2 June 2017, 3:09 pm | Tairua School

Forty-two enthusiastic students were primed and ready for action last Friday morning for the launch of TaiTECH. More >>

Gifted Scholar Wins Scholarship to Oxford University

Friday, 2 June 2017, 2:55 pm | Anneka Masters

A prestigious scholarship to study at one of the world's top universities has been won by an Auckland student. Johann Go, from the University of Auckland, is the inaugural recipient of the Provost's Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford in the ... More >>

Air quality monitoring continues in Alexandra

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 3:05 pm | Otago Regional Council

Teachers and pupils at Alexandra Primary School are excited to have the Otago Regional Council’s air quality monitor for the town at its new location in the school grounds. More >>

Careerforce announces Training Excellence Awards

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 12:19 pm | Careerforce

01 June 2017 Careerforce announces Training Excellence Awards Apprentices, trainees and workplaces across New Zealand’s Hygiene, Health and Wellbeing sector are invited to take part in the 2017 Careerforce Training Excellence Awards. The Careerforce ... More >>

Robotics in action at Fieldays

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 11:22 am | University of Waikato

At this year’s NZ Agricultural Fieldays, horticultural robotics will be on display at the University of Waikato’s stand. Tauranga-based company Robotics Plus will have their latest prototype of the Autonomous Mobile Multi-purpose Platform (AMMP) ... More >>

Simply applicable apprentice app

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 11:04 am | Otago Polytech

Keeping tabs on apprentice learning just got a lot easier thanks to a new app modified at Otago Polytechnic. The Otago Polytechnic ITAB App allows apprentices to record text and photos while they work then report directly back to their employer. Until ... More >>

FMB Reynolds Law Scholarship awarded to Alison Chamberlain

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 9:51 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Auckland solicitor Alison Chamberlain has been awarded the 2017 FMB Reynolds Scholarship in Law which will see her carrying our post-graduate study towards a Bachelor of Civil Law at the prestigious University of Oxford. More >>

Authenticity is the key to NZ tourism success

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 9:45 am | Ara Institute

Ara Institute of Canterbury has introduced a new Bachelor of International Tourism and Hospitality Management to help the tourism sector ensure that the growing number of international visitors to New Zealand have world class and authentic experiences ... More >>

Almost Half of Tertiary Students have a Vision Condition

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 7:09 pm | Joint Press Release

Almost Half of Tertiary Students have a Vision Condition - New Study Almost half of tertiary students examined by a team of optometrists were found to have an undiagnosed vision condition according to new data gathered at Massey University. More >>

University of Otago Centre for the Book Call for Papers

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 10:21 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago Centre for the Book is pleased to announce our sixth annual research symposium. In 2017, we are teaming up with Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature to offer a 3-day extravaganza engagement with books and culture. More >>

Technology, culture & future-focused education

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 9:47 am | CORE Education

CORE Education ’s Alex Hotere-Barnes has been selected as the opening speaker at the NZTech Advance Education Technology Summit on 26-27 June in Auckland to an audience of principals, assistant principals, technology teachers and e-learning ... More >>

ICT Students Recognised by Intergen

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 4:43 pm | Weltec

Aleisha Perry, Hyuck Yim and Nicole Priddey received industry recognition today when they received top ICT student awards at a ceremony held at the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) in front of more than sixty programming students. More >>

Partnership in Shanghai goes from strength to strength

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 1:42 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato and Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) marked more than 20 years of partnership this month with the announcement of a joint Research Centre that will focus on China and Oceania Studies, further enhancing research collaboration ... More >>

Seminar series on how to raise financially savvy kids

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 12:09 pm | Bloom PR

A seminar series to help parents raise money-wise kids is set to kick off in June. More >>

UC joins the Bio-Protection Research Centre

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 11:12 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury has officially become a partner in the Bio-Protection Research Centre. More >>

Teachers believe they can do more with digital technologies

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 10:48 am | NZ Council for Educational Research

Teachers believe digital technologies can have benefits for children’s learning, enabling deeper learning experiences and helping children with additional learning needs. But the use of digital technologies for learning varies across classrooms, ... More >>

Otago Apprentice builds his way to the top

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 9:08 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Apprentice builds his way to the top “There’s no prize that could mean more to me than the Ken Reed Trophy!” Dunedin apprentice and Otago Polytechnic graduate, Chris McLean, is over the moon about winning the national 2017 NZ Certified ... More >>

Script to Screen partners with Australia's Compton School

Monday, 29 May 2017, 3:03 pm | Script to Screen

Script to Screen has partnered with Australia’s Compton School to deliver a new programme for New Zealand filmmakers. More >>

Partnership to enhance interactive online driving programmes

Monday, 29 May 2017, 10:59 am | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato and eDrive Solutions (trading as Fleetcoach) have announced a new partnership that will increase opportunities for safer driving in New Zealand and Australia. More >>

Corrections welcomes signing of joint education agreement

Friday, 26 May 2017, 2:40 pm | Department Of Corrections

Corrections Chief Executive Ray Smith has welcomed the Tertiary Education Commission’s (TEC) re-commitment to work with his department providing access to quality education for prisoners and helping reduce re-offending. More >>

Affirming diverse sexualities and genders in schools

Friday, 26 May 2017, 12:13 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

The PPTA is launching an updated and refreshed set of guidelines for schools to help them create a safe and affirming environment for all students. PPTA believes that gender and sexuality should never be barriers to student engagement and achievement. More >>

Open Polytechnic congratulates 2017 graduates

Friday, 26 May 2017, 10:19 am | Open Polytechnic

The Open Polytechnic held the last of its nationwide graduation ceremonies for the year in Wellington this week [23 May] with students from a wide range of diploma and degree subjects receiving their hard earned qualifications. More >>

Budget 2017 cuts funding for children in ECE

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:33 pm | Early Childhood Council

Budget 2017 has stripped funding from children in early childhood education for the seventh year in a row, says New Zealand’s largest representative body of licensed early childhood centres. More >>

No real commitment to great universities

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:25 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Vice-Chancellors say that while the government has invested heavily in some aspects of New Zealand’s future it is yet to show a commitment to creating the great universities that will be central to the country’s future. More >>

Education budget a timid sprinkling of coins

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:54 pm | PPTA

“Secondary teachers who were hopeful for an education budget that looked to and planned for the future, for children and for teachers were disappointed today”, PPTA president Jack Boyle says. More >>

Host Families Needed in July 2017 - Community Call Out

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 4:40 pm | Student Exchange Australia New Zealand

This July, we will be receiving exchange students from Finland, Germany, Italy and Sweden. Our new arrivals will live with a host family and attend a local school for 3, 5 or 10 months. We are urgently seeking suitable families who might be interested ... More >>

Waikato University strengthens ties with China

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 3:59 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato has further strengthened its ground-breaking partnership with Zhejiang University City College (ZUCC) in Hangzhou, China this month, with the launch of a new joint institute that will see Waikato’s world-class degrees ... More >>

Adult and Community Education (ACE) Conference, June 13-15

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 3:00 pm | ACE Aotearoa

Community educators will gather at Te Wharewaka o Pōneke, June 13-15 to examine how ready, relevant and globally focused they are to meet the needs of adult learners in a fast changing world. More >>

Tairua School students win Best Community Action Project

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 2:56 pm | Tairua School

THEIR efforts to help their community take action against marine pollution has earned two Tairua School students the chance to snorkel the infamous Poor Knights Islands, one of the best diving sites in the world. More >>

Marsden students learn sign language

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 12:33 pm | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

In recognition of New Zealand Sign Language Week recently Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Preschool and Primary School students held a concert completely in New Zealand Sign Language for honoured guest Darryl Alexander. Darryl is a sign language teacher, ... More >>

Fellowship caps PhD graduation celebrations

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 12:28 pm | Massey University

It will be a double celebration for emergency management specialist Sara McBride who is conferred with her doctorate at Massey University Graduation ceremonies in Wellington on Thursday. More >>

Overcrowded schools highlight chronic underfunding

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 11:20 am | NZEI

The revelation that hundreds of schools are overcrowded has again highlighted the need for a huge increase in education funding, and shown that the data-focused government is not even getting the basics right. More >>

Truck safety a welcome addition to school curriculum

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 11:12 am | Road Transport Forum

Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley has welcomed a new school curriculum resource developed to help teach safety around trucks. The new curriculum resource was developed by NZTA with input from the Road Transport Forum and is designed to ... More >>

Blogging beating the “summer learning” slump

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 10:12 am | University of Auckland

A research project has found that children who blogged about their summer holidays had less of a “summer slump” in their reading and writing skills than those who didn’t. Evidence has shown that the “summer slump” impacts children’s learning ... More >>

Chance for Minister to Back Students as He Backs Corporates

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 8:55 am | Aotearoa Students' Alliance

A policy change sought by students would only cost the Government a fraction of what it dishes out each year to its favourite businesses, according to the Aotearoa Students’ Alliance. More >>

Awanuiārangi celebrates graduation

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 5:23 pm | Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

More than 200 Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi graduands will receive their degrees and certificates during a formal graduation ceremony to be held in Whakatāne on Friday, 26 May. More >>

Students use design thinking to solve industry problems

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 5:17 pm | Waikato Institute Of Technology

Making breakfast and keeping the coffee coming for a room full of industry partners and Wintec staff was one of the easier challenges given to the first intake of students at Wintec’s Design Hub. More >>

Unitec Theatre - The 2017 Shakespeare Season

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 5:12 pm | Unitec

This year, the graduating third year students at Unitec’s Performing & Screen Arts/Creative Industries will perform: ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL Directed by Paul Gittins More >>

Navigating the complex world of sex for Sāmoan youth

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 3:39 pm | Massey University

Sexual health is not an easy conversation topic in any culture but a new study by Massey University is urging those working with Pasifika youth to recognise the complex cultural contexts they live in to ensure the message gets through. More >>



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