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Millennial future leaders to share inspiration at hui

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 1:22 pm | Massey University

Future young leaders from across the country will gather at Massey University’s Manawatū campus this weekend for a national hui honouring and celebrating their emerging contribution to New Zealand society. More >>

First Hawke’s Bay school takes part in national project

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 11:54 am | New Zealand Young Farmers

Hawke’s Bay school students have watched sheep being mustered and shorn as part of a new education programme. More >>

UC PhD student to work on UN Sustainable Development Goals

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 9:15 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury doctoral researcher Emily Laing has been selected as a ‘talent’ to take part in UNLEASH, a global program for innovation, hosted in Singapore. More >>

The future of food explored at University symposium

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 7:02 pm | University of Auckland

What are some of the big food issues in today’s world? And how can we address them to create food systems that are sustainable, just and resilient? More >>

NZCER’s Cathy Wylie on ‘Tomorrow’s Schools’ taskforce

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 4:25 pm | NZCER

Dr Cathy Wylie, a Chief Researcher at the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER), has been appointed to the 5-member taskforce that will lead the review of Tomorrow’s Schools. More >>

Model for vulnerable youth shines in real world

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 1:59 pm | Massey University

A framework for people working with vulnerable youth, based on research and expertise from Massey University’s School of Social Work, is being labelled “unique”, “logical” and “easy to navigate” by a youth service who has adopted the PARTH ... More >>

Nukes to cyber war – NZ security in focus

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 1:52 pm | Massey University

North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, potential terror threats, and the security implications of climate change are among emerging issues relevant to New Zealand and the Pacific under discussion at a conference at Massey University this week. More >>

Massey University - free public lecture on identity politics

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 12:50 pm | Massey University

Massey University - free public lecture on identity politics: Pacific to Palestine IDENTITY POLITICS: from the Pacific to Palestine (free public lecture at Massey’s Albany campus – Thursday, 5 April) More >>

Fulbright NZ releases new levels and second year funding

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 12:29 pm | Fullbright NZ

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND 28 March 2018 — Fulbright New Zealand is pleased to release the details of our new increased grant levels for graduate applicants, as a result of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade announcement’s earlier this month ... More >>

Laboratory Technician Comprehensive Programme

Sunday, 1 April 2018, 10:30 am | Real World Education

Palmerston North 29 March 2018 - Shamma Coronado Santa Agata was the the first person to complete REAL.AC.NZ's Laboratory Technician Comprehensive Programme, the first programme accredited as a way to earn the New Zealand Diploma in Applied Science ... More >>

Former Otago Uni Student on Forbes list

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 2:58 pm | University of Otago

Former Otago University student only kiwi on prestigious Forbes list Thursday 29 March 2018 Former University of Otago student, 27 year old Sam Stuchbury, has this week become the only New Zealander named on the prestigious Forbes “30 Under 30” ... More >>

Auckland leads on international education conference 2021

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 10:55 am | University of Auckland

More than 2,000 international educators from around the world will be listening and learning in Auckland in 2021 at the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) conference hosted by the University of Auckland. More >>

NEXT Foundation Announces New Education Investment

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 10:07 am | The NEXT Foundation

NEXT Foundation has announced a new investment, in The Education Hub – a resource for teachers that bridges the gap between university research and the professional practice of New Zealand teachers. More >>

NZ Spanish Language Teachers Off to Colombia

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 9:46 am | Massey University

High school Spanish language teachers from across New Zealand are about to add a Colombian accent to their teaching techniques. More >>

Restoring Skills Leadership will benefit

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 6:55 pm | Industry Training Federation

The ITF welcomes the government’s plan to restore the skills leadership role of Industry Training Organisations (ITOs), which confirms a commitment of Labour's Future of Work Commission, and New Zealand First’s Election manifesto. More >>

Universities New Zealand delighted at conference win

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 5:03 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand (UNZ), the peak body representing the interests of New Zealand’s eight universities, is delighted that New Zealand has been successful in its bid to host the 2021 Asia-Pacific Association of International Education (APAIE) Conference ... More >>

UC resurgence to exceed pre-quake levels

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 2:24 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury is experiencing a resurgence in popularity as school leavers from around New Zealand head to the Christchurch campus. More >>

University of Auckland Plans Major Library Restructure

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 10:02 am | Tertiary Education Union

Union members at the University of Auckland are disappointed by management plans published today to cut 45 full-time equivalent jobs in Libraries and Learning Services Te Tumu Herenga. More >>

MITO supports EVolocity secondary school programme

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 3:56 pm | MITO New Zealand Inc.

EVolocity is a programme conducted with secondary schools that sees student teams design and build an electric vehicle. They meet regionally to race their vehicles and compete for places in the national final. More >>

Six scholarships engage CRFU players in studying

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 12:27 pm | Ara Institute

Six Canterbury club rugby players will receive their Ara scholarship certificates this Wednesday 28 March. The players, all from different Canterbury clubs, are studying Electrical and Carpentry Apprenticeships, a Diploma in Engineering and a Bachelor ... More >>

Physical Restraint Rules Remove Common Sense & Safety

Monday, 26 March 2018, 8:18 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that school staff are wasting hours of valuable time having to complete documentation on the physical restraint of disruptive and unruly students in primary schools. Official documents from the Ministry of Education show that more ... More >>

Research throws new light on school-entry age

Monday, 26 March 2018, 6:25 pm | CHILDForum Research Network

There is now proof that a child’s age on entry to school, be it around 5 years or later at 6, makes little difference to academic outcomes and progress over the first year. More >>

Schools to win $50,000 in tech prizes – one week left

Monday, 26 March 2018, 5:24 pm | Genesis Energy

Genesis is energising young minds via STEM learning Genesis Energy is putting the call out to all New Zealanders to get votes in for their local school as the School-gen competition enters its final week. Schools have until 5pm on Monday 2 April to gather ... More >>

The mechanics of a parkour landing

Monday, 26 March 2018, 11:48 am | Massey University

Have you ever watched a person leaping from buildings or vaulting over railings and wondered, “How did they do that?” More >>

USP Unveils Commemorative Monument for 50th Anniversary

Monday, 26 March 2018, 10:02 am | University Of South Pacific

Rear Admiral (Ret), Honourable Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Fijian Prime Minister and Minister for i-Taukei Affairs, Sugar Industry and Foreign Affairs and Honourable Ron Mark, New Zealand’s Minister for Defence unveiled the Commemorative Monument ... More >>

Kiwi Lands Job at International Whaling Commission

Monday, 26 March 2018, 9:08 am | Massey University

Massey University marine ecologist Dr Karen Stockin has landed a coveted appointment with the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to coordinate a bold-new initiative focusing on global cetacean [whales, dolphins and porpoises] strandings. More >>

Silver Linings - Host Cloud Transformation Seminars

Friday, 23 March 2018, 4:22 pm | New Era IT

Silver Linings - New Era IT and the Ministry of Education to Host Cloud Transformation Seminars On Wednesday the 4th of April at Bayfield High School, New Era IT in partnership with the Ministry of Education will begin a series of seminars focussed on the Schools' ... More >>

UC officially opens new School of Product Design

Friday, 23 March 2018, 2:39 pm | University of Canterbury

The Minister of Research, Science and Innovation, Hon Dr Megan Woods opened the new Engineering school last night at an official celebration of the realisation of the School, which is part of UC’s College of Engineering. More >>

Researchers Help Re-Write the Historical Record of Vanuatu

Friday, 23 March 2018, 10:17 am | Otago University

Researchers from The University of Otago are playing a key role in revealing previously unknown information about prehistoric settlement in the South Pacific. More >>

Global recognition for NZTC’s online journal He Kupu

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 2:16 pm | New Zealand Tertiary College

Early childhood educators’ research and views are set to be given increased global exposure due to an invitational licensing partnership offered to New Zealand Tertiary College’s (NZTC) online journal He Kupu by EBSCO – a USA-based global research ... More >>

Minister called on to reform tertiary education funding

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 12:25 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Students, staff, and Vice-Chancellors have come together to call on the Minister for Education, Chris Hipkins, to work with the sector to change the existing funding model for tertiary education. More >>

Dairy Farm Opens its Gates for Hawke’s Bay Careers Day

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 10:33 am | Young Farmers

Hawke’s Bay high school students have milked cows, fed calves, talked to vets and planted trees in a careers day with a twist. About 80 students took part in an event dubbed the Dairy Day Out at Takapau on Wednesday. “The aim of the day was to showcase ... More >>

Universal Free Lunches Mean Poor Kids Aren't Stigmatised

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 9:40 am | Julia Batchelor-Smith

Children Need Lunch to Learn - Universal Free Lunches Mean Poor, Hungry Kids Aren't Stigmatised More >>

Vet Students Strip Off for Charity in Annual Naked Calendar

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 9:21 am | Massey University

Third-year vet students from Massey University have stripped off in the 13th annual ‘Barely There’ nude calendar to help raise funds for Retired Working Dogs New Zealand, and the students’ ‘Half Way Day’ celebration. More >>

David Seymour and “School Choice”

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 9:03 am | Save Our Schools NZ

The ACT Party’s ideological bent for privatisation is clear when David Seymour talks about the government’s decision to “take school choice away” from kids if his charter school model is abolished. More >>

US Civil Rights Group calls for charter school moratorium

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 1:17 pm | Save Our Schools NZ

Several recent stories are highlighting the fall in support for charter schools in the USA. More >>

ILM Leadership & Management Programmes in Cook Islands

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 11:22 am | City and Guilds

Cook Island Tertiary Training Institute (CITTI) have launched their new Leadership & Management programmes. The ILM qualifications are aimed at building knowledge and skills with a strong focus on workplace performance enabling Cook Islanders to ... More >>

Highlanders coaching staff head back to school for the day

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 6:27 pm | University of Otago

With the Highlanders Super Rugby side at the top end of the Super Rugby points table and currently unbeaten in 2018, it’s no surprise their coaching staff are looking for every opportunity to maintain the side’s peak performance. More >>

Premiere cooking competition launches careers

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 5:41 pm | ServiceIQ

For the first time, the National Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge (NSSCC), the country’s premiere cooking competition for up-coming chefs, is offering a whole lot more than a prize for just a few. More >>

Being Crazy About That Kid Or Making that Kid Crazy

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 4:29 pm | NZAP

Over-crowding in New Zealand Early Childhood Centres, leading to stressed children and teachers, is certain to be affecting both the physical and emotional development of our children, according to New Zealand psychotherapists. More >>

Awanuiārangi celebrates graduation of nearly 3,000 students

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 2:51 pm | Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Nearly 3,000 Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi graduands will graduate this year and more than 200 will receive their degrees and certificates during a formal capping ceremony in Whakatāne this Friday (23 March). More >>

Qualified, Registered Teachers Needed to Improve Quality f

Monday, 19 March 2018, 3:21 pm | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

Recent publicity about unsafe early childhood services reinforces the need for qualfied and registered teachers, says Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens chief executive Amanda Coulston. More >>

New education platform empowers Kiwi teachers

Monday, 19 March 2018, 12:42 pm | The Mind Lab

New education platform empowers Kiwi teachers in the 21st century The Mind Lab by Unitec’s Digital Passport empowers teachers in New Zealand to realise the opportunities of the new digital curriculum and bring 21st century skills to today’s students. More >>

ECE teacher shortage and quality concerns

Monday, 19 March 2018, 12:16 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

News stories today about the dire shortage of qualified early childhood teachers and poor quality care at some centres have again highlighted funding issues and the importance of the ECE pay equity claim that NZEI Te Riu Roa is developing. More >>

Credit where its due

Monday, 19 March 2018, 11:39 am | Te Wananga o Aotearoa

Kaihoe taking part in this year’s Te Wānanga o Aotearoa National Secondary School waka ama champs have the chance to earn NCEA credits while they paddle. More >>

Home-based care is the alternative to “Dangerous Daycares”

Sunday, 18 March 2018, 3:24 pm | PORSE

In a response to Radio New Zealand’s (RNZ) article released today “Dangerous Daycares” PORSE says home-based care is the answer for parents looking for quality, low-ratio childcare. More >>

The Treasury Schools Challenge returns for 2018

Friday, 16 March 2018, 4:51 pm | New Zealand Treasury

The Treasury Schools Challenge returns for 2018 The Treasury is pleased to announce that they will be holding the Treasury Schools Challenge in 2018. Open to students enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school, the challenge provides entrants an insight ... More >>

UC Eco-Marathon Team Wins the Innovation Award at Singapore

Friday, 16 March 2018, 12:10 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury Eco-marathon team is again coming home from Singapore triumphant, after beating more than 100 teams from 21 countries at the Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2018 event. More >>

500 tutors for MyTuition

Friday, 16 March 2018, 9:05 am | MyTuition

Auckland education startup MyTuition has hit a new milestone: 500 tutors throughout New Zealand. More >>

Plateau School crowned Top School in Upper Hutt

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 5:15 pm | Upper Hutt City Council

Plateau School win Top School event with 10 children, teachers, and adults competing in fun games and activities. More >>

Second chance just what the doctor ordered

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 1:07 pm | University of Auckland

Getting into medical school is a big deal for any student, but for Nicholas Waaka it is an even greater achievement after he was given a second chance at university. More >>

Full steam ahead for the Super STEM Fair

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 11:23 am | STEM

Calling all scientists, technologists and engineers to-be! This is one science fair you do not want to miss! Head over to MOTAT on Sunday 8 April to meet the Kiwi specialists pushing the boundaries in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and experience ... More >>

Come behind the scenes at the Auckland Medical School

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 10:25 am | University of Auckland

Robots, science labs and medical displays will be on show at the University of Auckland’s Grafton Campus this Saturday. More >>

NZMA opens community campus in Porirua to make a difference

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 9:59 am | NZMA

Porirua will have its own community campus which will officially open in late April 2018. The key kaupapa is to work with, and for the community - involving students in community projects and working alongside the community to support pathways to ... More >>

Award-winning Indian students settle into NZ Universities

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 2:17 pm | Education New Zealand

A group of 35 award-winning Indian university students have started studies at universities throughout New Zealand under a new scholarship programme. More >>

ANIVA Programme Produces Another 27 Pacific Graduates

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 1:18 pm | Aniva

27 Pacific students are about to join the ranks of their post-graduate peers when they graduate tomorrow, Thursday 15 March 2018 at a ceremony held at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua. More >>

Tomorrow’s Schools review is the right thing

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 11:50 am | NZ School Trustees Association

Public anxiety about the future of school boards of trustees under the review of Tomorrow’s Schools is misplaced, the New Zealand School Trustees Association believes. More >>

Dilworth prefect awarded Colliers tertiary scholarship

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 11:39 am | Colliers International

An outstanding student who endured two major spinal operations while earning his place as a school prefect has started a three-year Staples Education Foundation university scholarship sponsored by Colliers International. Dilworth School’s 2017 Deputy ... More >>

Education reports with children's views and voices

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 8:44 am | Commissioner For Children

Now available: Education matters to me – six detailed reports > More >>

Digital game developed to help sign language learning

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 1:19 pm | Waikato Innovation Park

Digital game developed to help with sign language learning Hamilton woman Adele Hauwai is the innovator behind SeeCom (Reo-a-Karu), a social enterprise which provides sign language classes and products, and is developing an interactive, digital sign ... More >>



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