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New School of Rural Medicine ‘very, very good news’

Monday, 28 August 2017, 1:51 pm | Rural General Practice Network

The announcement that the Government will establish a new School of Rural Medicine within the next three years is “very, very good news for our country”, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network Chief Executive Dalton Kelly. More >>

Show us the evidence - teachers demand cabinet paper

Monday, 28 August 2017, 1:50 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

28 August 2017 - NZEI Te Riu Roa is demanding the Government immediately release its cabinet paper on "National Standards Plus" amid serious concerns about the impact it will have on children's learning, and their enjoyment at school. More >>

'Get Real' Prime Minister, say School Principals!

Monday, 28 August 2017, 12:02 pm | New Zealand Principals Federation

Prime Minister Bill English, in campaign mode, has announced that national standards would be extended and millions of dollars would be poured into primary children having the option to learn one of several different languages from Mandarin and Korean, ... More >>

Language learning in primary school a step for NZ's success

Monday, 28 August 2017, 11:55 am | Asia New Zealand Foundation

The Asia New Zealand Foundation welcomes the announcement of a programme to make available at least 10 priority languages in New Zealand primary schools. More >>

Children Missing Out As Learning Needs Go Unaddressed

Friday, 25 August 2017, 2:45 pm | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

Policy decisions by government are sabotaging children’s education by not providing a proper early intervention service, according to one of the largest providers of early childhood education in the Wellington region. More >>

More than 40 Apprenticeship Graduates and Prize Winners

Friday, 25 August 2017, 2:43 pm | Apprenticeship Training Trust

More than 40 Apprenticeship Graduates and Prize Winners presented with Awards by ATT ATT is New Zealand's biggest employer of plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying apprentices - 330 in total More than 40 trade apprentices from the Auckland region ... More >>

Huawei to donate 100 Pianos to NZ schools

Friday, 25 August 2017, 1:25 pm | Huawei

[25 August 2017] Huawei New Zealand has announced that it will donate 100 Pianos to New Zealand primary schools in partnership with the Play it Strange Charitable trust. More >>

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School welcomes new Principal

Friday, 25 August 2017, 1:07 pm | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

“It is with much pleasure that we announce the appointment and welcome Narelle Umbers into the Marsden family as our Principal,” said Cheryl Middelkoop, Board Chair of Samuel Marsden Collegiate School today. “Ms Umbers brings extensive educational ... More >>

Onerahi Becomes Green-Gold Enviroschoo

Friday, 25 August 2017, 9:45 am | Northland Regional Council

Onerahi School has become just the fifth school in Northland to achieve prestigious ‘Green-Gold’ status through the national Enviroschools programme; a school-wide approach to sustainability. More >>

St Benedict’s School Fair 29 October

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 4:44 pm | St Benedict's School Khandallah

St Benedict’s School in Khandallah is running their fantastic annual Spring fair. Come along have some fun, lunch and the opportunity to purchase some treasures on this great day out. There will be something for everyone. Have a go in the kids zone, ... More >>

Study shows most NZ playgrounds lack smokefree signs

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 1:41 pm | University of Otago

A new study of the smokefree signs at 63 New Zealand playgrounds has found that less than half of the playgrounds (44 per cent) had any such signs. Even when present, many of the signs were small and poorly designed, with some being only postcard sized. More >>

Reimagine Tory Street – winning design announced

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 1:12 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

A group of three landscape architecture students from Victoria University of Wellington has won the Reimagine Tory Street concept design competition with their project It’s Tory Time. More >>

Massey University’s Fashion Degree Celebrates NZFW Success

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 11:35 am | Massey University

Massey University’s fashion design degree celebrates its coming of age this year with one of its best years at the country’s biggest festival of fashion. More >>

Doris Lusk Ceramics Residency awarded to Kate Fitzharris

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 11:02 am | Otago Polytechnic

Award-winning Waitati ceramicist and Dunedin School of Art graduate, Kate Fitzharris, has won the 2017 Doris Lusk Ceramics Residency – a two-week teaching residency based at Risingholme Community College in Christchurch. More >>

Unitec Launches New Trades Training Facility

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 4:03 pm | Unitec Institute of Technology

August 23, 2017 – Unitec Institute of Technology today launched its new state of the art trades training facility, named Mataaho, and student centre, named Te Puna, at its Mt Albert campus. More >>

Got it Made with a Trade?

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 2:31 pm | Tertiary Education Commission

Tertiary Education Commission Chief Executive, Tim Fowler, says Got a Trade? Got it Made! week is a great example of the collaboration needed between industry and career influencers to get more young people into apprenticeships. More >>

Further Statement on AUSA Referendum

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 1:56 pm | Auckland University Students Association

A number of statements are being spread about various aspects of the AUSA referendum, which is currently being voted on by students. Many of these statements are false, leading to misinformation about AUSA, and the referendum process circulating around ... More >>

New Process Initiated Re Future of Salisbury School

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 10:40 am | Salisbury School

The Minister of Education Hon Nikki Kaye spoke with Salisbury School Board Chair and Relieving Principal on Friday, informing them that she will not be making a decision on the school’s future until after the election. More >>

Asian lens on diverse societies and how we interact

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 5:09 pm | Massey University

The need for deeper, Asian-informed cross-cultural understandings – relevant in an age of globalisation and high immigration – underpins an international conference at Massey University this weekend. More >>

School Support Staff vote to launch pay equity negotiations

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 3:38 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

22 August 2017 - School support staff have voted to ratify a new Collective Agreement, triggering the beginning of teacher aide pay equity negotiations between NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education. More >>

Start of work on Joint Facility marked by Minister

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 2:48 pm | Joint Media Statement

The start of work on a world-class $206 million joint facility to house AgResearch and Lincoln University researchers, students and staff - and create new ways of working together for greater impact - is being viewed as an important step forward for agriculture, ... More >>

Young rowers compete in world championships

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 1:52 pm | St Paul's Collegiate School

Taking their rowing international and representing their country, has been a rewarding experience for St Paul’s Collegiate School students Kate Littlejohn and Grace Watson. More >>

Life in the big city – free public lecture series

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 12:50 pm | University of Auckland

Do cyclists breathe easier on one side of a cycleway barrier than another? How much difference do trees really make to air quality? What happens when we bury natural streams beneath concrete and asphalt? How hard is it for native species to survive ... More >>

Zespri scholarships open now for secondary students

Monday, 21 August 2017, 7:30 pm | Zespri

Zespri’s horticultural scholarships are open now and secondary students heading to tertiary studies and planning to work in the kiwifruit industry are encouraged to apply. Zespri General Manager Grower & Government Relations Dave Courtney ... More >>

OTNZ-WNA supports more funding for OTs in schools!

Monday, 21 August 2017, 4:42 pm | Occupational Therapy New Zealand

Occupational Therapy New Zealand - Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa (OTNZ-WNA) supports Labour's proposed policy to introduce more widely the role of occupational therapists into Canterbury and Kaikoura schools. The occupational therapy profession acknowledges ... More >>

KiwiSaver product disclosure statements

Monday, 21 August 2017, 1:38 pm | Auckland University of Technology

KiwiSaver investors are dealing with less financial jargon but still need to be well educated to make sense of one of the key documents sent out by providers. More >>

Government not using major tool to attract teachers

Monday, 21 August 2017, 9:12 am | NZEI

The Government must immediately investigate why beginning teachers and principals are not aware of a $17,500 incentive payment to keep teachers in Auckland. More >>

Time's Up On National Standards, Say Principals

Monday, 21 August 2017, 9:03 am | New Zealand Principals Federation

'For the past decade the Government has expected national standards to change the academic fortunes of our most challenged students. It hasn't happened,' said Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF). 'It is time ... More >>

Dev Academy announces 42 new Māori scholarships

Monday, 21 August 2017, 8:55 am | Enspiral Dev Academy

New Zealand web development school Enspiral Dev Academy is announcing the launch of 42 Māori web development scholarships. More >>

A national languages policy for New Zealand

Friday, 18 August 2017, 4:42 pm | AUT University

New Zealand is more ethnically and linguistically diverse than ever before. What is now termed ‘superdiversity’ has the potential to be a great strength for New Zealand. Having people able to speak a number of languages and communicate interculturally ... More >>

Te Kura teacher wins Australasian Teaching Award

Friday, 18 August 2017, 4:04 pm | Te Kura

Jan Bolton has won the Teaching Excellence Award from the Australasian Association of Distance Education Schools (AADES) for her outstanding work in online education with Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura). More >>

‘Sapai and Yam Snatchers’ by M. Forster and L. Unasa

Friday, 18 August 2017, 3:28 pm | Whitireia NZ

Whitireia Stage and Screen Arts students present ‘Sapai and the Yam Snatchers’ by Michelanne Forster and Leilani Unasa More >>

UC Connect public lecture: Who speaks for the trees?

Friday, 18 August 2017, 10:52 am | University of Canterbury

In an upcoming UC Connect public lecture, Who speaks for the trees? The possible futures of conservation , University of Canterbury law academic David Round considers the choices ahead for the public conservation estate, native species, the Department ... More >>

Taking the Long View - Sustainability in Tertiary Education

Friday, 18 August 2017, 10:42 am | Gord Stewart

“Many things on which our future health and prosperity depend are in dire jeopardy: climate stability, the resilience and productivity of natural systems, the beauty of the natural world, and biological diversity.It is worth noting that this is not ... More >>

Asia-Pacific Universities Record Growth in Donors and Giving

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 5:13 pm | Council for Advancement and Support of Education

SINGAPORE —Universities in Australia and New Zealand are investing more in their advancement operations—specifically fundraising and alumni engagement—amid growing institutional awareness of the powerful impact of philanthropy. More >>

AccorHotels Offer Tourism Scholarships to High School Students

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 10:07 am | Hotel St Moritz Queenstown

Two Queenstown businesses have joined forces with their local high school to offer a student a scholarship to kickstart their global tourism career. More >>

Getting Kiwi kids ready for school

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 9:46 am | Superu

Most mums of four-year-olds are confident that their child is ready to engage socially at school, although only 62% are confident that their child has the pre-reading and writing skills needed to start school. More >>

NZ Team Reaches Global Green Solutions Finals in Paris

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 9:35 am | University of Canterbury

Two University of Canterbury MBA students are heading to Paris as the only New Zealand team to compete in the finals of the Schneider Electric global competition Go Green in the City 2017 . More >>

Removal of Auckland University Club Threatens Free Speech

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 9:05 am | ProLife Auckland

Prolife Auckland announced today at a student forum its determination to fight a renewed attempt by Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA) to disaffiliate them. An online referendum is to occur next week proposing the motion: "Should ... More >>

Samuel Marsden Students Excel

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 8:52 am | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School student have been on a winning streak recently, excelling academically and in their co-curricular pursuits. More >>

Philosopher heads up bioethics panel

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 3:38 pm | University of Auckland

A philosopher from the Faculty of Arts is one of two University of Auckland academics convening the first bioethics panel in New Zealand focused on the ethical and social challenges to eradicating invasive predators. More >>

New University initiative focuses on Auckland’s history

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 3:20 pm | University of Auckland

A new initiative focused on understanding Auckland’s past in all its diversity and vibrancy is being launched at the University of Auckland. More >>

Wintec students set to experience business in China

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 3:08 pm | Wintec Schools

Four more Wintec students are preparing to embark on a learning experience of a lifetime as recipients of prestigious Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia. The group of third year business students will set off for Tianjin University of Technology ... More >>

Inaugural Sir Owen Woodhouse Memorial Lecture

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 2:52 pm | Auckland Law School

The Auckland Law School is proud to present the inaugural Sir Owen Woodhouse Memorial Lecture delivered by Sir Kenneth Keith, entitled Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety: Promoting safety through law, national and international, and ... More >>

Do you have high blood sugar?

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 2:49 pm | Massey University

Currently around 240,000 New Zealanders live with diabetes, mostly type 2, with a further estimated 100,000 people undiagnosed. More >>

The Success of Te Taka Keegan – A Modern Day Tohunga

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 9:04 am | The Maori Party

Te Reo Māori in a Changing World: The success of Te Taka Keegan – a modern day tohunga More >>

Call for scrapping National Standards

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 1:15 pm | NZEI

Teachers say that increased rates of anxiety in children linked to National Standards shows that National Standards should be scrapped. More >>

Engaging Young Voters Online

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 10:20 am | Massey University

An interactive online tool that boosted youth voting turnout at the 2014 election is back. More >>

Practical ideas to enhance student wellbeing

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 10:04 am | NZCER

15 August 2017 - Schools can get practical ideas to enhance student wellbeing and lower levels of aggressive and bullying behaviours from a report released today. More >>

Students to gain insight into the future of ICT

Monday, 14 August 2017, 3:00 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Students to gain insight into the future of ICT Six Victoria University of Wellington students have won places on a two-week ICT training course in China through Huawei’s Seeds for the Future programme. Seeds for the Future selects high-achieving students ... More >>

EIT Wine School Partners with Chinese University

Monday, 14 August 2017, 1:43 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Having identified EIT as a leader in wine education, Qi Lu University of Technology has selected the institute to teach wine science to its students – both in China and in Hawke’s Bay. More >>

Get Paid to Get Ahead with Apprenticeships

Monday, 14 August 2017, 12:56 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

Young trainees and apprentices will be sharing their success stories with keen young kiwis during next week’s ‘Got a Trade? Got it Made!’ week. “We want young people to know about the massive range of job opportunities that offer the chance ... More >>

Principals Helps ACG Education to Prepare for the Future

Monday, 14 August 2017, 10:13 am | AGC Education

AUCKLAND, 14 August 2017: ACG Education, New Zealand’s largest private education provider, has introduced a new family of brands with the help of branding agency Principals. More >>

Dual nursing qualification attracts men to nursing

Monday, 14 August 2017, 10:04 am | Ara Institute

The health sector needs more male nurses, but has struggled to attract men into what has traditionally been a female domain. While up to 50% of those enrolling to become doctors are now reportedly women, only 10% or less of nursing students are ... More >>

Kiwi Kids to Take Part in Breaking World Record

Monday, 14 August 2017, 9:25 am | Make Lemonade

August 13, 2017 - School children all over New Zealand on Tuesday will be part of a world record setting event to get the most kids coding in 24 hours. More >>

Language Teacher Workshops hit the Road

Monday, 14 August 2017, 9:23 am | ILEP

The inaugural ILEP Roadshow of workshops for teachers of languages in Aotearoa will begin in Nelson next week with workshops being delivered to teachers of languages across the country, kicking off during International Languages Week (14-18 August ... More >>

High Demand for Maori and Pacific Trades Training Programme

Monday, 14 August 2017, 8:46 am | Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre

The growth of job, career and business opportunities in the Primary Sector has seen a 100% increase in students signing up for the Māori and Pacific Trades Training programme at Telford More >>

Learning support pilot extension welcomed

Friday, 11 August 2017, 4:59 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the extension of a pilot programme that aims to make it easier for youngsters to access more learning support services. “An inclusive education system is vital if all New Zealand children are to reach their ... More >>

Easier access to learning support - but will it be?

Friday, 11 August 2017, 4:45 pm | New Zealand Kindergartens

Easier access to learning support - but will it be? “Improving the way children and families access learning support is a welcome move,” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive New Zealand Kindergartens (NZK). “Channelling that support through communities ... More >>

Minister Gets it Wrong for Learning Support

Friday, 11 August 2017, 2:16 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Today's announcement that the Government will target voluntary Communities of Learning (CoL)as the vehicle through which to deliver learning support to vulnerable young people has been rejected by the President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation ... More >>