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Canterbury Apology Prompts Call for Genuine Consultation

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 9:35 am | New Zealand Principals Federation

President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation, Whetu Cormick, has acknowledged the apology offered today to his Canterbury colleagues by the Secretary for Education saying, 'We hope that we will never again witness such disgraceful behaviour from ... More >>

NZEI offers to work with MOE on better school closure plans

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 3:42 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is offering to immediately start working with the Education Ministry to plan a new process for school closures and mergers that would avoid the catastrophe that happened in Canterbury. More >>

Canterbury schools reorganisation mishandled says Ombudsman

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 2:19 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

An investigation into the Canterbury schools reorganisation after the February 2011 earthquakes has found significant gaps and flaws in the Ministry’s engagement and communications with schools and communities. More >>

Young people are future for key construction player

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 2:03 pm | Careers New Zealand

Supported by Careers New Zealand, students will get a hands-on look at a real-world construction project and get a chance to meet with people working in the industry. More >>

New ecentre chief has plans to scale up services

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 2:01 pm | Massey University

The ecentre’s new chief executive Jackie Young wants the business incubator to take some of its own advice. More >>

The appalling lack of charter school accountability

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 9:57 am | Save Our Schools NZ

After a delay of over a year, the poor performance of New Zealand’s charter schools in 2015 has finally been confirmed by the Ministry of Education. More >>

'The Conversation' Website Appoints NZ Editor Veronika Meduna

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 9:52 am | The Conversation

The best New Zealand research and university expertise will now be shared with a global audience of millions of readers a month, following the appointment of The Conversation's first New Zealand Editor. More >>

University of Auckland Academics Urge Fossil Fuel Divestment

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 9:38 am | Fossil Free UoA

Two hundred and forty staff at the University of Auckland have signed an open letter to the University Foundations urging them to divest from coal, oil and gas companies. The letter cites the “overriding moral impetus to withdraw the social license” ... More >>

Pasifika construction workers find experience counts

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 9:34 am | Ara Institute

24 Pacific Islanders will be presented with their carpentry qualifications at Ara at a special graduation ceremony on 23 June. More >>

HITO and L’Oréal Launch Hair and Beauty Scholarships

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 9:20 am | HITO

HITO is thrilled to announce the launch of ten hair and beauty training scholarships in partnership with L’Oréal. More >>

Whitireia And Weltec Welcome New Chair

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 2:11 pm | WelTech and Whitireia

The appointment of new Council Chair Mr Greg Campbell by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith has been welcomed by WelTec and Whitireia who have had a single governing body in place since 2012. More >>

NZMA supports NZMSA stand on growing student debt

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 1:47 pm | New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) supports the NZ Medical Students’ Association’s (NZMSA) call for the Government to lift the time limit on financial support for medical students. “We supported the NZMSA’s previous campaign to raise the limit from ... More >>

Radius Global Market Research Proves Display Size Matters

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 12:10 pm | Epson

New Epson EB-710Ui laser ultra-short throw projectors underpin commitment to every student’s right to an equal education More >>

A New Resource Teaching Gisborne Kids Skills For Life

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 11:31 am | InnerFit

Kaiti School is one of the first primary schools to trial Crackerjack Kids, as part of a pilot happening in Gisborne. More >>

PM scholarships send 10 on Japanese cultural immersion

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 11:26 am | Ara Institute

Ten Japanese language students from Ara Institute of Canterbury will travel to Japan’s ancient, mountainous region of Takachiho in January for a six week cultural intensive at Miyazaki University . More >>

Gendered Expectations & Workplace Conflict

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 10:05 am | Massey University

Massey University PhD graduate Jane Hurst studied the complicated relationships between women in the workplace – and found that women often have gendered expectations of each other. More >>

NCEA Writing Competition Hits Students in The Funny Bone

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 9:45 am | LearnCoach

The words ‘ voluntary NCEA writing competition’ is enough to send most students running for the hills. Or at least back to Facebook. However, one novel approach is working. More >>

ShadowTech – getting girls into tech mode

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 9:21 am | Ara Institute

Ara is hosting Canterbury’s Shadowtech event on Thursday 22 June, which connects young women in years 9 - 11 at secondary school with women working in the tech sector, for a day. ShadowTech 2016 Just 3% of 15-year-old New Zealand schoolgirls consider ... More >>

Medical Students Prevented From Finishing

Monday, 19 June 2017, 9:29 am | New Zealand Medical Students' Assn

A recent study published in the New Zealand Medical Journal found that medical student debt is astonishingly high (1). Compounding this problem the lifetime limit on the student loans means some medical students will be unable to finish their degrees. ... More >>

ACG Education further expands its NZ vocational group

Friday, 16 June 2017, 6:31 pm | ACG Education

16 June 2017 --- ACG Education (ACG), New Zealand’s largest independent educational services provider, has reached agreement with Administrators McGrathNicol to acquire Intueri’s seven New Zealand vocational colleges. More >>

Buddle Findlay solicitor achieves Fulbright Award

Friday, 16 June 2017, 5:48 pm | Buddle Findlay

Buddle Findlay solicitor, Lottie Boardman has been awarded a Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Award. The award will assist Lottie to study towards a Masters of Environmental Management at Yale's School of Forestry & Environmental Studies ... More >>

Ema Tavola appointed Pacific Studies Artist in Residence

Friday, 16 June 2017, 5:47 pm | University of Canterbury

South Auckland artist Ema Tavola will be the University of Canterbury Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies Artist in Residence for 2017. More >>

Wintec Council Appointments

Friday, 16 June 2017, 4:14 pm | Wintech

Margaret Devlin and Niwa Nuri have been appointed to the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) Council. The two appointments, effective from 12 June, are for four-year and three-year terms respectively. They replace the positions previously held by ... More >>

St Paul’s Students Win Fieldays Young Inventor of the Year

Friday, 16 June 2017, 11:35 am | St Paul's Collegiate School

A team of St Paul’s Collegiate School Agribusiness students have been awarded the ‘Young Inventor of the Year’ prize at Fieldays 2017. More >>

Two Wintec students to return to China

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 3:11 pm | Wintech

Two Wintec students have been successful in gaining more educational experience abroad as second-time recipients of prestigious Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia. More >>

Survey exposes teens risk of suicide

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 2:00 pm | University of Auckland

A survey of over 8000 New Zealand high school students has found young people exposed to suicide attempts of others are at an increased risk of taking their own lives, and young people living in poverty are at the highest risk. More >>

Many childcare services fall short of recommended nutrition

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 1:56 pm | Auckland University

Many Early Childhood Education centres serving food to children do not have menus that meet nutritional guidelines, according to research from the University of Auckland’s Centre for Longitudinal Research - He Ara ki Mua. More >>

We are looking after international students

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 1:29 pm | Hastings District Council

Lifestyle and pastoral care are big draw cards for parents from other countries looking for an international education for their youngsters – and Hastings is a winner in both those areas. More >>

57 students win PM’s scholarships to Asia

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 12:35 pm | University of Canterbury

Dozens of University of Canterbury students will gain first-hand experience studying in China, Thailand and Singapore after five UC programmes have been successful in the latest Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia (PMSA) funding round. More >>

QTI defends high quality international education

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 11:47 am | Quality Tertiary Institutions

Quality Tertiary Institutions (Nga Wananga Kounga), a key private tertiary education sector peak body, is going into bat for high quality international education in the face of growing attacks from politicians and unions. More >>

Telling tales of gendered bodies: public lecture at Auckland

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 1:42 pm | University of Auckland

What place do the humanities still have in a world where governments and universities are increasingly focused on job skills? What does it mean to be a critical scholar in the age of Trump? In a world where the pressure on women to look a certain way ... More >>

Ara Open Day has the answers (15 June)

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 12:39 pm | Ara Institute

How does music help people recover from disasters? Are there really more heart attacks during rugby games in NZ? And what kind of sculpture results from an interest in ‘flaneur’? More >>

Waikato obtains European Union Horizon 2020 ERA-GAS funding

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 11:41 am | University of Waikato

University of Waikato researchers, led by Associate Professor David Campbell, have been successful in obtaining funding under the European Union's Horizon 2020 ERA-GAS funding (Monitoring & Mitigation of Greenhouse Gases from Agri- and Silvi-Culture), ... More >>

Timaru Let Down by National’s Tertiary Education Approach

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 10:40 am | Tertiary Education Union

The decision to cut five courses at the Ara Institute of Canterbury is symptomatic of an approach to tertiary education that is failing local communities, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) said today. More >>

Gifted Awareness Week - Data Missing for 40,000+ students

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 9:23 am | Gifted Education Centre

This week families, schools and organisations nationwide celebrate Gifted Awareness Week in the hope that raising understanding around this 40,000 plus cohort will help to improve the engagement and progress of gifted and talented children in Aotearoa ... More >>

Educators send a message to future women

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 4:12 pm | NZEI

13 June 2017 On Support Staff Day tomorrow (Wednesday 14 June), educators will be recognising and celebrating the true value of support staff, and sending messages to the women of the future. More >>

FIDGIT SPINNERS: A Crazy Craze, or a Teachers Toolbox

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 3:45 pm | Without Limits Learning

FIDGIT SPINNERS: A Crazy Craze, or a Teachers Toolbox By Leanne Seniloli Neuro-developmental Therapist and Early Childhood Educator More >>

Call on Education Minister to back ‘water only’ schools

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 2:39 pm | Joint Press Release

Dental Association and Hāpai Te Hauora call on Education Minister to back ‘water only’ schools The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) and Hāpai Te Hauora are calling on Education Minister Nikki Kaye to back ‘water only’ schools. Last year, ... More >>

Primary Industries programmes review concludes

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 1:47 pm | Ara Institute

Ara Institute of Canterbury concluded a review of its Primary Industries lower level programmes today. More >>

Ara city bike share goes live

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 10:28 am | Ara Institute

A new bike share scheme at Ara Institute of Canterbury will give Ara students and staff free access to bikes for up to four hours at a time from Tuesday 13 June. More >>

Learning Reo is Cool

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 10:09 am | Kiwa

New digital resources launched today enlist tamariki in the challenge of making te Reo Māori relevant and accessible. More >>

UC academic looks to the future

Monday, 12 June 2017, 6:37 pm | University of Canterbury

UC academic looks to the future on What Next? TV series Featuring on the What Next? panel of futurists all week in a live TV event, University of Canterbury academic Sacha McMeeking (Ngāi Tahu) is the Head of the Aotahi: School of Māori and Indigenous ... More >>

L’Oréal NZ boosts future of beauty with new training Academy

Monday, 12 June 2017, 1:41 pm | L'Oreal New Zealand

L’Oréal, the world’s leading beauty company, celebrates the unveiling of the L’Oréal Academy in New Zealand. More >>

New approach accelerates literacy in bilingual children

Monday, 12 June 2017, 1:36 pm | Auckland University

New research from the University of Auckland has shown that pupils in kura kaupapa Māori-language immersion schools who have English introduced to their lessons gain a better grasp of both languages. More >>

Medical researcher first outside US to win prestigious prize

Monday, 12 June 2017, 11:55 am | University of Auckland

An Auckland medical researcher who has led advances in the care of newborn babies has become the first person outside of the United States to win a prestigious prize. More >>

Opinion: Zero to hero – why we need phonics

Monday, 12 June 2017, 11:45 am | Massey University

Opinion: Zero to hero – why we need phonics more than ever in the digital age More >>

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 >>



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