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Learning from recent earthquakes

Friday, 10 March 2017, 4:43 pm | University of Canterbury

After the magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Canterbury on 4 September 2010, most media reports initially claimed that no lives had been lost. In fact, this first earthquake killed at least 3000 chickens, eight cows, one dog, a lemur and 150 aquarium fish, ... More >>

University of Canterbury student numbers increase for 2017

Friday, 10 March 2017, 2:18 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury campus is booming once again, reflecting the increase in enrolments to attend UC in 2017, with an especially significant rise in international students. More >>

RLWC2017 and NZRL launch Rugby League Education Resource

Friday, 10 March 2017, 2:09 pm | Rugby League World Cup

New Zealand Sport and Recreation Minister Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman today launched the Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) Education Resource as part of the tournament’s legacy programme. More >>

Z scholarship recipients show what’s possible

Friday, 10 March 2017, 2:00 pm | Z Energy

Z Energy’s first ever scholarship recipients are graduating today with bachelor degrees, as Z works to help frontline staff have options for careers beyond the forecourt. More >>

Landmark gift for Chair in Health Law announced

Friday, 10 March 2017, 1:23 pm | University of Auckland

The Auckland Law School at the University of Auckland is excited to announce the establishment of the ‘Marylyn and John Mayo Chair in Health Law and Policy’ thanks to the generous support of one of the faculty’s longest standing donors, Dr John ... More >>

University film student wins at The Moa Awards

Friday, 10 March 2017, 12:58 pm | Auckland University

When University of Auckland film graduate Hash Perambalam won the Best Self-Funded Short Film award at the Rialto Channel NZ Film Awards she got a selfie with actor Sam Neill to celebrate. More >>

Staff at Auckland University to Strike for Fair Pay

Friday, 10 March 2017, 11:40 am | Tertiary Education Union

All staff at the University of Auckland should be given a fair and equitable increase in their pay, the TEU said today after announcing university staff would take strike action on 16 March [1] as part of a campaign to achieve an equitable outcome from ... More >>

3D-design experts to show students imagination is the limit

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 2:52 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury 3D printing and scanning experts are keen to show high-school pupils that with modern technology the only limit is your imagination. More >>

Otago key partner in Asia-Pacific ties-strengthening plans

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 2:34 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago is a key partner in three inaugural Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPEs) announced today by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith. More >>

Exciting initiative focuses on wellbeing, positive education

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 1:27 pm | Positive Education

The growing emphasis on positive education in schools will see 200 teachers and coaches from throughout New Zealand gather in Christchurch for the inaugural Positive Education New Zealand conference tomorrow and Saturday (March 10-11). ... More >>

Universities’ expertise strengthening Asia-Pacific ties

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 12:49 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand says the three Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence announced today demonstrate the important role universities play in sharing their research and expertise with government and business to support their work with these important ... More >>

Legal academic shortlisted for international research award

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 12:21 pm | University of Auckland

A research paper by Professor Craig Elliffe from the Auckland Law School has been shortlisted for the Frans Vanistendael 2017 Award for International Tax Law. More >>

Major support for Otago health research

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 11:47 am | University of Otago

Thursday 9 March 2017 Major support for Otago health research provided through latest lottery grants University of Otago researchers have gained more than $2.6M in funding from the Lottery Grants Board to support studies aimed at improving the health status ... More >>

New Asia-Pacific centre at Auckland University

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 11:23 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland welcomes the Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith’s announcement to invest in three Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPEs) hosted or set up in collaboration with the University. More >>

Recognition where it’s due

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 10:44 am | Otago Polytech

Experienced veterinary nurses without a formal qualification now have the opportunity to gain one based on their knowledge in the field. Otago Polytechnic ‘s Capable NZ is now offering the New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Veterinary Nurse ... More >>

50,000 students have attended road safety progamme

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 4:13 pm | Road Safety Education

Getting behind the wheel of a car as a young driver or passenger is said to be among the most dangerous things a person will do in their entire life. More >>

Paltry Policy Change for Overseas Study

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 1:56 pm | Ed. Collective

After Ed. Collective surveyed hundreds of students and asked Government why there was no equality in funding for Kiwis choosing to study overseas, a new policy has been announced. More >>

Calling all young drivers to ASB Polyfest 2017

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 1:49 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

ACC is providing an opportunity for young people to get behind the wheel at Polyfest and learn the skills to drive safely. More >>

RoboPa wins Unlocking Curious Minds funding

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 12:51 pm | Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi is taking a robotics initiative into Mataatua primary schools and kura to support the growth of digital capability. More >>

Waikato student grand winner at National Concerto

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 12:26 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato music student Matthias Balzat was awarded the top instrumental place and overall grand winner at this year’s New Zealand National Concerto Competition – meaning a fifth consecutive win for Waikato cellists. More >>

Alternative facts harming kids' education

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 11:42 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

Teachers from primary and secondary schools are calling out the Education Minister for massively overstating school funding increases and playing Trump-style politics with children's education. More >>

Otago welcomes world university subject ranking results

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 11:21 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago welcomed today’s release of the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject, in which Otago ranked among the top 50 institutions in the world in five subject areas and among the top 100 in 12. More >>

NZ universities excel in QS World University Subject ranking

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 9:48 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

New Zealand has again excelled in the latest world university rankings, being placed in the top 50 universities in the world in 22 different subjects, and in the top 100 in 39 (out of a possible 46) subjects. More >>

University of Auckland ranked top university for Education

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 9:30 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has been ranked 20th in the world for the subject of Education in the QS World University Rankings by Subject released today. This is the highest ranking of any Education faculty in New Zealand. The 2017 QS World University Ranking ... More >>

Archaeology top in long line of firsts

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 9:23 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland’s Faculty of Arts has scooped the bulk of the top rankings in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. More >>

University of Auckland reinforces lead in subject rankings

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 9:18 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland’s standing as the country’s leading university is further reinforced in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject, with the University judged best in New Zealand in 37 of the 40 subjects for which it is ranked. More >>

Engineering Scholarshipon International Women’s Day

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 8:39 am | Otago Polytech

Charlotte Flaherty’s decision to leave full time work, and sign up for a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical) took a lot of soul searching, and a long time to resolve. So she’s delighted with the news that she is Otago Polytechnic’s ... More >>

Students Welcomed to WelTec in 2017

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 4:05 pm | Weltec

WelTec has celebrated the start of the 2017 academic year by formally welcoming students to its Wellington campuses. Mihi Whakatau were held in Petone and Wellington yesterday. More >>

Ravensdown smooths university path for Sarah

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 1:32 pm | Ravensdown

Lincoln University student, Sarah Lockhart, is this year’s recipient of the Ravensdown Hugh Williams Scholarship. More >>

Tech girls are SUPERHEROES!

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 11:56 am | Otago Polytechnic

Tech girls are SUPERHEROES! A group of Dunedin high school girls is about to find out that tech is best! Year 8 and 9 girls from around Dunedin have been invited to attend a morning tea with geek-girl herself, Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen. She has spent ... More >>

Farm life has plenty to offer young family

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 11:20 am | Ara Institute

From city girl to sharemilker to equity farmer, North Canterbury’s Wendy Croft has come a long way in a sector she says allows young people to work hard and prosper. More >>

Shotover Canyon Fox “gives a fox” for charity

Monday, 6 March 2017, 1:50 pm | Shotover Canyon Swing

The world’s highest cliff jump operator, Shotover Canyon Swing and Canyon Fox, has raised over $12,700 during Shotover Canyon Fox’s first birthday celebrations to help a community in need. More >>

Otago Polytechnic graduate living the public service dream!

Monday, 6 March 2017, 10:25 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic graduate, Jacob Ong, has been selected out of 460 applicants to participate in the new GovTech Talent Graduate Programme. The cross-agency pilot scheme aims to build the Government’s information, technology and digital talent ... More >>

Erna leads eye care from Samoa

Sunday, 5 March 2017, 8:58 pm | University of Auckland

Optometrist, Erna Takazawa, was named the University of Auckland 2017 Young Alumna of the Year for her work developing optometry in Samoa and leading improvement of eye care in the Pacific. More >>

ShapEd in good shape to deliver third schools PPP

Friday, 3 March 2017, 1:19 pm | Morrison and Co.

Public Infrastructure Partners Fund II LP (PIP Fund II), managed by Morrison & Co, welcomes ShapEd’s selection as the Ministry of Education’s preferred bidder on the Public Private Partnership (PPP) tender, to design, construct and maintain ... More >>

ASB and RY Tertiary Scholarship 2017 Recipients Announced

Friday, 3 March 2017, 11:45 am | RainbowYOUTH

In an effort to spotlight and celebrate the work of volunteers in the rainbow community, ASB and RainbowYOUTH have selected the recipients for the 2nd round of the ASB and RY Tertiary Scholarships. More >>

Further AUSA comments on ‘white pride’ controversy

Friday, 3 March 2017, 9:31 am | Auckland University Students Association

It has been so inspiring to see the messages from students, University staff and members of the public who share student outrage at the presence of a potentially offensive group forming on our campus. More >>

Call for Vice-Chancellor to take action

Friday, 3 March 2017, 9:18 am | Tertiary Education Union

The Tertiary Education Union has joined with AUSA and other groups urging the vice-chancellor of Auckland University to step in and reverse a decision that allows a group promoting white supremacy to spread racist messages as part of orientation week. The TEU is ... More >>

Otago Polytechnic enrolments continue to rise

Friday, 3 March 2017, 8:53 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic continues to welcome an increasing number of students to tertiary studies, enjoying a 2.3% gain on enrolments from 2016. Overall, enrolments are sitting at 3995 EFTS for the first semester – 107 EFTS up on the February budget. Chief ... More >>

Otago Polytechnic leads the world with sports technology

Friday, 3 March 2017, 8:51 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic is the first organisation in the world to use the newest sports GPS technology. More >>

Spreading the word on leprosy

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 3:04 pm | Otago Polytechnic

While most of us were recovering from Christmas overeating and enjoying the summer break, an Otago Polytechnic nursing student travelled to Nepal to investigate leprosy. More >>

Creative thinking at Marsden School

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 1:29 pm | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

STEAM* is all about being innovative, creative and entrepreneurial and Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Year 9 digital technologies students guided by teacher Callie Ballara have come up with a really creative way to support the Marsden Gala Day. More >>

NZ Art Show Offers $10,000 to Art Students

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 1:25 pm | NZ Art Show

The NZ Art Show is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2017 RT Nelson Emerging Artist Awards where four art students are awarded $2,500 each. More >>

Marsden School & Proactive ‘Four corners of Health’ partner

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 1:18 pm | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School and Proactive ‘Four Corner of Health’ physiotherapists are joining forces and offering a school-based physio clinic two days a week. This service will be available to students and staff and the clinic will offer their Four ... More >>

Researching legal protection of migrant domestic workers

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 12:44 pm | University of Auckland

Doctoral candidate Sophie Henderson has been announced as the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Law Doctoral Fellow for 2017. More >>

University to honour distinguished alumni

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 11:38 am | University of Auckland

Outstanding graduates of the University of Auckland, in fields ranging from the creative arts and broadcasting to science, health and optometry, will be honoured at a gala dinner this month [10 March]. More >>

AUSA responds to student concerns over campus group

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 10:26 am | Auckland University Students Association

Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA) is disappointed that a potentially offensive organisation will be permitted to have a presence at the University of Auckland Orientation, despite serious student concerns of racist material. More >>

New Fonterra-Riddet Chair in Consumer and Sensory Science

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 2:36 pm | Massey University

Massey University, in partnership with Fonterra, is pleased to welcome the inaugural Chair in Consumer and Sensory Science Professor Joanne Hort. This Chair has been established within the Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology (MIFST) through ... More >>

Top results for Samoan student

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 2:14 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato student Foa Samuelu (18) received the top result in New Zealand for her NCEA Samoan scholarship exam last year. More >>

UC mathematicians get crafty around New Zealand

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 1:55 pm | University of Canterbury

Armed with knitting needles and origami paper, University of Canterbury mathematicians Dr Jeanette McLeod and Dr Phil Wilson are on a mission to bring maths to the masses, through craft. More >>

Lincoln moves ahead with renewed vigour and confidence

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 1:40 pm | Lincoln University

Lincoln University is in good shape to set a path for the future. “In 2016 our focus was firmly set on achieving the fitness of the University for the 2017 academic year,” said Chancellor Tony Hall. “The appointment of Vice-Chancellor, Professor ... More >>

Orange Guy at O-Week

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 1:03 pm | Electoral Commission

Enrolment teams will be at orientation events around the country helping students get enrolled and ready to vote in this year’s General Election. 65% of 18 – 24 year olds are already enrolled and the Electoral Commission is working to increase ... More >>

House of Science robotics team win national champs

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 12:44 pm | House of Science

A team from the House of Science won the NZ VEX EDR Robotics Championships held in Auckland last weekend, and has qualified for the VEX Robotics World Championships in Louisville, Kentucky, USA at the end of April. The competition, aimed mainly at ... More >>

Employability Skills Framework will help develop workfore

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 12:02 pm | COMET Auckland

The new Employability Skills Framework will help develop the workforce adapt with work-ready skills More >>

Employability Skills Framework will help youth get jobs

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 11:51 am | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

A new education resource will help young people into successful working futures, says the Industry Training Federation. More >>

Waikato students off to Asia on PM's scholarships

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 3:14 pm | University of Waikato

Caption: Mark Will is one of four University of Waikato to be awarded a Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia. More >>

Bachelor of Architectural Studies at Otago Polytechnic

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 1:18 pm | Otago Polytechnic

The first architect to live and work in New Zealand was from Dunedin. So it’s fitting that, more than 150 years later, the city is offering architectural studies again. More >>

Survey shows that Te Reo Māori should be compulsory

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:14 pm | Auckland University of Technology

A new online survey by Te Ipukarea, The National Māori Language Institute at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), confirms that attitudes towards Te Reo Māori are changing. More >>

Sir Owen Glenn gifts $2.6 million to University of Auckland

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 11:58 am | University of Auckland Business School

The new Dean of the University of Auckland Business School, Professor Jayne Godfrey, is delighted to announce a gift of $2.6 million from Sir Owen Glenn to support innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives at the School and across the University, including ... More >>

No charters please, says PPTA to tertiary sector

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 11:39 am | PPTA

Secondary teachers are urging tertiary institutions not to go down the charter school path. Recent changes to the Education Act allow public tertiary education institutions to run charter schools. PPTA president Jack Boyle says, “We want our tertiary colleagues ... More >>


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