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Victoria offers accredited courses for patent attorneys

Monday, 27 February 2017, 10:02 am | Victoria University of Wellington

In a first for a New Zealand university, Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Law is now offering accredited courses under the new trans-Tasman patent attorney registration scheme. More >>

WITT Downgrade Indicative Of A Tertiary System Under Strain

Friday, 24 February 2017, 5:37 pm | Tertiary Education Union

NZQA’s decision to downgrade the confidence it has in the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki’s (WITT) ability to provide quality education is symptomatic of a system under immense strain, the New Zealand Tertiary Education Union said today. More >>

Effects of the Kaikoura quakes on coastal marine systems

Friday, 24 February 2017, 5:06 pm | University of Canterbury

UC Connect public lecture on the effects of the Kaikoura quakes on coastal marine systems: More >>

Mass uprising a world record for Massey students

Friday, 24 February 2017, 3:01 pm | Massey University

Mass uprising a world record for Massey students   A rainbow chain of 423 arm-linked Massey University students rose up simultaneously in a Guinness World Record breaking event at the Manawatū campus yesterday. More >>

Whitireia Graduate Forges Way for Young Women in Building

Friday, 24 February 2017, 2:58 pm | Maori and Pasifika Trades Training

Azaria Felagai has gone from carpentry training at Whitireia last year to working on projects for construction firm Hawkins. More >>

NZ Education Companies Merge To Change The Game For Talent

Friday, 24 February 2017, 10:23 am | Endeavour Education Services

Two New Zealand education companies, EdCorp International and Endeavour Education Services Ltd., have recently merged to provide a premium programme for introducing international talent into the NZ workforce and marketing tertiary institutes on a ... More >>

SDNZ Partners With Smokefree To Spread Positive Message

Friday, 24 February 2017, 10:21 am | Street Dance New Zealand

Street Dance New Zealand (SDNZ) has partnered with Smokefree to inspire the community to live smokefree lives through some of New Zealand's top talent taking free community workshops around the country. More >>

Four outstanding leaders acknowledged with honorary awards

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 4:47 pm | Wintec

Four Waikato leaders in the fields of media arts, sport, science and health will receive honorary awards from the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) for their longstanding contribution to their respective industries. More >>

Kawerau community still a focus for Toi Ohomai education

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 3:02 pm | Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology has reinforced its commitment to help improve the social and economic outlook of the Kawerau community. More >>

Hutt Science success recognised with Government funding

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 1:02 pm | Hutt City Council

The success and great potential of Hutt Science’s after school activities and hands-on science in schools has been recognised with nearly $60,000 in funding from the government’s Unlocking Curious Minds fund. More >>

Council awards Tertiary Education Scholarships to 3 students

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 12:14 pm | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council has awarded Tertiary Education Scholarships for the 2017 study year to Casey Allum, Courtney Butcher and Logan McDonald. More >>

Students say New Zealand needs humanities

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 3:52 pm | New Zealand Union of Students' Associations

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Association (NZUSA) today stands in solidarity with the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) and the thousands of New Zealanders showing their love and support for humanities. More >>

Students say New Zealand needs humanities

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 3:07 pm | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Association (NZUSA) today stands in solidarity with the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) and the thousands of New Zealanders showing their love and support for humanities. More >>

Youth voices and rights at heart of education

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 10:50 am | Massey University

A YouTube video on equity in education put the youth voice right at the heart of a symposium on the topic at Massey University recently, with a rap by a group of intermediate pupils about how education can be unfair. More >>

Funding to boost diversity of trades sector announced

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 10:23 am | Building and Construction Industry Training Org

As part of the solution to New Zealand’s under-resourced construction sector, a new three year research project looking at how to get more women into trades has been launched. More >>

‘Love humanities’ day gets Massey support

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 4:20 pm | Massey University

‘Love humanities’ day gets Massey support Studying the humanities often gets a bad rap through persistent misunderstandings – but a national day of action calling for the nation to ‘love humanities’ aims to highlight its value to our society. ... More >>

UC research: Are we all intuitive maths geniuses?

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 12:47 pm | University of Canterbury

Is there mathematical knowledge built in to how we perceive the world? Are all of us essentially geniuses at maths, even if we didn’t do well at maths in school? University of Canterbury psychologists have a Marsden Grant of $705,000 to conduct ... More >>

Wellington Trades Academy - Contributing to Achievement

Monday, 20 February 2017, 4:34 pm | Weltec

“We’re anticipating a great year ahead for our students,” says Matt Renata who heads up the Wellington Trades Academy. 240 enthusiastic young students started their studies at WelTec and Whitireia last week. More >>

Professor on international respiratory disease panel

Monday, 20 February 2017, 4:12 pm | University of Auckland

Decades of international leadership on asthma and allergies, especially in children, and of the Global Asthma Network, has led to a New Zealand paediatrician being appointed to the first World Health Organisation expert panel on non-communicable diseases. More >>

Inspired student follows in teachers’ footsteps

Monday, 20 February 2017, 2:40 pm | University of Auckland

The 35-year-old was inspired by two teachers who supported her when she was a student at Bream Bay College. More >>

Unitec Sewing Basics Winter Workshops

Monday, 20 February 2017, 2:00 pm | Unitec

Geared towards enrolment for Unitec’s three-year Bachelor in Performing and Screen Arts majoring in Production Design & Management (Clothing Design), these workshops are suitable for school leavers with an interest in working in Fashion or Costume ... More >>

TOP policy on NCEA would be good for students and teachers

Monday, 20 February 2017, 1:15 pm | PPTA

No NCEA exams until a student’s final year of school is an interesting policy to put on the education agenda, says PPTA president Jack Boyle. More >>

Clear ethnic differences at bachelor-level study in NZ

Monday, 20 February 2017, 11:47 am | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission and Auckland University of Technology (AUT) have published joint research that looks at the factors associated with undertaking bachelor’s degree study in New Zealand. More >>

Australian Competition open to NZ pharmacy students

Friday, 17 February 2017, 3:41 pm | Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand

New Zealand’s pharmacy students are invited to participate in the eleventh Australian National Student Business Plan Competition which was launched in January during the Annual National Australian Pharmacy Students Association (NAPSA) Congress in Perth. More >>

Collaboration not competition drives educational success

Friday, 17 February 2017, 2:20 pm | NZEI

Naming and shaming schools and then pitting them against each other in a competitive, profit-driven environment is a failed recipe for improving education, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Educators would welcome a non-partisan vision for education

Friday, 17 February 2017, 2:17 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed New Zealand First’s proposal for an Education Hui to develop a strategic plan for education for the next 30 years, involving the entire sector. More >>

Innovative learning space for students

Friday, 17 February 2017, 1:26 pm | Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology’s Windermere Campus celebrated the opening of a new $14 million student-centred learning space earlier today. More >>

Ballance scholarships set to secure a bright future

Friday, 17 February 2017, 1:12 pm | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Ballance Agri-Nutrients has awarded a total of $54,000 in tertiary study scholarships to six talented students who are committed to the future success of our primary industries sector. More >>

Ara leads polytechnic sector - top ranking in NZQA report

Friday, 17 February 2017, 12:43 pm | Ara Institute

Ara Institute of Canterbury has achieved the highest ranking in the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) report released today (17 February), putting the new institute at the top of the nation’s polytechnic sector. More >>

St Margaret’s College announces top results

Friday, 17 February 2017, 12:17 pm | St Margaret's College

Christchurch, 16 February 2017 - Students from St Margaret’s College, Christchurch, achieved a 100% pass rate in 2016 NCEA Level 1 with similar success echoed in Level 2 and Level 3 with 98.9% and 96.6% pass rates respectively. Year 13 students also ... More >>

Ed. on Bill: Tertiary Education and Other Matters

Friday, 17 February 2017, 10:32 am | Ed. Collective

Ed. Collective, a social enterprise advocating for better learning experiences in New Zealand, has welcomed the Education (Tertiary Education and Other Matters) Amendment Bill introduced last week. More >>

New Zealand students excel on the international stage

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 3:35 pm | Cambridge International Examinations

Cambridge exams increasingly popular in New Zealand as on-screen versions are introduced to classrooms More >>

New research could ease the way to second language learning

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 2:11 pm | University of Auckland

Research by a language teaching expert from the University of Auckland could bring major changes to second language teaching and improve chances of success for those who fail in traditional classes. Dr Shaofeng Li, a senior lecturer of applied language ... More >>

Kids are learning maths with outdated money scenarios

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 10:04 am | FoxPlan Limited

Although retailers do not believe cash will disappear within the next 10 years, the use of cash is on the decline and cashless, contactless payments are on the rise, so why are our kids still using toy coins and bills to practice math, asks Wellington ... More >>

900 trades scholarships for Māori and Pasifika

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 10:33 am | Maori Pasifika Trades Training

More than 900 young Māori and Pasifika are being offered a leg up into a career in the booming Auckland trades industry. More >>

Lincoln University’s transformation gathers pace

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 10:18 am | Lincoln University

Lincoln University’s focus on improving its sustainability is paying off. The University embarked on a fitness programme in August 2016, and that resulted in a strong last quarter result showing financial performance well ahead of forecast with a positive ... More >>

UC Pacific academic wins Fulbright award

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 12:29 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Professor Steven Ratuva has won a prestigious Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship to carry out research as a visiting professor in the United States next year. More >>

Swifts Talent Centre and Marsden School announce partnership

Monday, 13 February 2017, 11:02 am | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

A partnership between the Waterside Karori Swifts Talent Centre and Samuel Marsden Collegiate School is an exciting development for the advancement of girls’ football in Wellington. The initiative will provide girls with a clear, consistent development ... More >>

Kids Resilience & Life Skills Program Seeks Support

Monday, 13 February 2017, 10:29 am | Voice to Voice

Press Release: Voice to Voice Breakthrough Youth Resilience And Life Skills Development Program desperately seeks Crowdfunding Support More >>

Principals send PaCT Packing

Friday, 10 February 2017, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Principals across New Zealand have roundly rejected the 'Progress and Consistency Tool' (PaCT) designed to improve the reliability of national standards, and say that the Minister's announcement today that she is launching a special website to promote ... More >>

National Standards assessment tool won't wash with teachers

Friday, 10 February 2017, 9:56 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

A new Government website to promote an online judgement process for the widely reviled National Standards system is unlikely to get much interest from teachers, NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart says. More >>

Women in IT scholarship awarded

Friday, 10 February 2017, 9:19 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic has awarded its inaugural “Women in IT” scholarship to a self-leading and motivated student. Isabel Ryan is studying for a Bachelor of Information Technology, and is delighted to be the first recipient of the scholarship. “It’s really nice ... More >>

Campbell Kindergarten and Karori Kids Protest Deferred

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 12:44 pm | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

Parents and children from Karori Kids Preschool and Campbell Kindergarten have decided to postpone the presentation of their petition asking the Minister to save the two centres following constructive talks with the Ministry of Education today. More >>

New rail safety guidelines for children launched

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 12:30 pm | Tracksafe Foundation

Rail safety charitable trust TrackSAFE NZ has launched new safety guidelines for primary school children as schools reopen around the country. More >>

Maori And Pasifika Excel at Vanguard Military School

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 12:27 pm | Vanguard Military School

Vanguard Military School is pleased to be able to release its official NCEA results for 2016 which have been released by NZQA. More >>

Henare te Ua Māori Journalism Internship Announced

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 12:23 pm | Radio New Zealand Limited

Radio New Zealand has announced the establishment of a significant new training and development programme to support Te Reo Māori and foster Māori journalism. More >>

Polytechnics satisfyingly successful

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 11:15 am | Otago Polytech

An impressive majority of graduates from Otago Polytechnic are satisfied with their outcomes from the institution. 94% were satisfied with the quality of the programme they undertook. Otago Polytechnic’s Graduate Outcome Report for 2015 has just been ... More >>

Enforce the right to education for every child

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 10:17 am | Education for All

The Education for All Forum has called on government to legislate for the right for every child and young person to an inclusive education in their submission to Parliament on Education Act changes. More >>

One school, one month, 11 hospitalised due to cold homes

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 5:15 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Transcript of NZEI Te Riu Roa oral submission to the Government Administration Select Committee hearing into the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No 2). More >>

2017 MITO Scholarship recipients announced

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 2:34 pm | MITO New Zealand Inc.

MITO is delighted to announce that it has awarded scholarships to 45 outstanding individuals working within New Zealand’s automotive, industrial textile fabrication, transport and logistics industries as part of their 2017 scholarship programme. More >>

Government agencies welcome first 15 GovTech Talent grads

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 4:45 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) has welcomed the inaugural graduates participating in the GovTech Talent Graduate Programme, a cross-agency pilot to build Government’s information, technology and digital talent pipeline. More >>

Save Karori Kids and Campbell Kindergarten – picnic

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 2:50 pm | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

Parents and children from Karori Kids Pre-school and Campbell Kindergarten will gather at parliament on Thursday to present a petition to keep both centres open. More >>

TimberNook NZ Announces New Provider in Christchurch South

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 1:29 pm | TimberNook

TimberNook New Zealand names new Christchurch South provider as the first South Island site for our popular outdoor programmes that integrate sensory experiences, imagination and nature for all children. More >>

Life Skills Development Program Seeks Crowdfunding Support

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 12:52 pm | Voice to Voice

Tracy Scott and Dayle Hunt have launched a crowdfunding campaign at Pledge Me seeking support for the official launch of their much-acknowledged Kids Resilience and life skills program initiative Voice to Voice. More >>

Better Funding, Better Learning message hits heartland NZ

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 11:00 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

Educators from early childhood to secondary school are heading into heartland New Zealand in a colourful campervan, taking the better funding for better learning message to every corner of the country this election year. More >>

Massage on the move

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 10:14 am | Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic’s Massage Therapy Programme has packed its bags and is heading off … albeit just down the street to the main campus! More >>

Colourful next stage of Better Funding, Better Learning

Friday, 3 February 2017, 12:09 pm | NZEI

Educators from early childhood to secondary school will on Tuesday launch the next phase of the joint campaign to secure better funding for education this election year. More >>

How can we live well on a finite planet?

Friday, 3 February 2017, 11:13 am | University of Canterbury

It is rare for an economics text to become a best-seller, but when it was first published in 2009, Professor Tim Jackson’s Prosperity Without Growth - Foundations for the Economy of Tomorrow did just that. More >>

Outstanding community support provides more

Friday, 3 February 2017, 10:51 am | Auckland Zoo

Thanks to the generosity of New Zealanders and the outstanding efforts of The Warehouse staff, more than $126,000 has been raised to enable thousands of students to participate in The Warehouse school Zoofari programme at Auckland Zoo in 2017. More >>

Early Childhood Education target missed

Friday, 3 February 2017, 10:41 am | ChildForum

After all the effort and money spent towards getting 98% participation in early childhood education, the target has been missed, Education Minister Hekia Parata suggests. More >>

 

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