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Innovative housing complex designed for Wellington

Monday, 16 July 2018, 1:18 pm | Branz

Thirty top architecture, engineering and construction management students, one brief and just three days to design a Wellington-centric housing complex for all generations. More >>

Bicultural competence at heart of new degree

Friday, 13 July 2018, 9:37 am | University of Canterbury

A new Bachelor of Communication degree at the University of Canterbury is weaving bicultural awareness and activities into each course of study. More >>

Learn Something New – It’s Good for You!

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 7:06 pm | Adult and Community Education

For twenty years New Zealanders have joined adults in over forty countries to celebrate the joy of learning. The celebration formerly known as Adult Learners’ Week, is a UNESCO initiative highlighting the importance and benefits of lifelong learning ... More >>

NZ story included in global theatre work for resistance

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 4:33 pm | University of Auckland

The importance of theatre as a form of participatory democracy, at a time when democracy is under threat globally, was affirmed at an international gathering of drama in education researchers and practitioners at the University of Auckland. More >>

City & Guilds Co-Sponsor National Secondary School Challenge

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 4:31 pm | City and Guilds

City & Guilds Pacific have been proud sponsors of the National Secondary School Culinary Challenge (NSSCC) run by the ‘Culinary Arts Development Trust’ since 2014. Each year the Regionals and National final showcases some very talented high ... More >>

Microsoft supports inspiring teachers

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 1:55 pm | Microsoft New Zealand

New Zealand, 12 July 2018 – Microsoft is thrilled to announce the inaugural Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert Hui 2018, to be held this weekend (14-15 July). The hui will bring together teachers from across New Zealand for a weekend of professional ... More >>

Most ECE services continue to meet or exceed standards

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 12:03 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

Great to see most early childhood education (ECE) services continue to meet or exceed standards More >>

We need to talk about Stuart McCutcheon

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 11:48 am | Tertiary Education Union

We need to talk about Stuart McCutcheon Silencing staff, cutting the Faculty of Education and Social Work in the midst of a nationwide teacher shortage, and refusing to listen to serious concerns about the direction he is taking the University of ... More >>

Shanghai youth camp helping grow international education

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 9:31 am | Enterprise Dunedin

Organisers of a visit by Dunedin secondary students to Shanghai next week are hoping it will lead to more reciprocal study visits between Dunedin and China. More >>

ECE standards and quality supported by complaints Processes

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 3:11 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) welcomes the findings of the 2017 Early Childhood Education (ECE) Complaint and Incidents Report, released by the Ministry of Education today. The ECC is pleased to note New Zealand continues to have high standards for ... More >>

2017 ECE Complaints data released

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 11:16 am | Ministry of Education

A new report released today by the Ministry of Education reflects the Ministry’s ongoing commitment to giving parents confidence in the early childhood education (ECE) sector, says Deputy Secretary Sector Enablement and Support Katrina Casey. More >>

University welcomes world renowned 3D Printing researcher

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 9:39 am | University of Auckland

Multi-award-winning product design developer and engineering researcher Professor Olaf Diegel will join the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Engineering in early 2019. More >>

Antarctica by degrees

Monday, 9 July 2018, 1:04 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

Scott Base Carpenter, Killian Russell, has been doing more than maintain New Zealand’s research base in Antarctica for the last six months, he’s also been studying for his bachelor in Business Studies. More >>

Impact Summit 2018: First three speakers announced

Monday, 9 July 2018, 11:17 am | UC Centre for Entrepreneurship

The Impact Summit will help young people to develop the skills they need to take their next steps -- whether those steps are personal, community-focused or global. Day One is the flagship and final event of the Impact Summit and will take place ... More >>

Revealing the Mysteries of the Canterbury Roll

Monday, 9 July 2018, 10:10 am | University of Canterbury

The Canterbury Roll is a five-metre long English genealogical text, the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Part of the University of Canterbury’s collection since 1918, the Canterbury Roll was created in the early 1400s, begins ... More >>

Students to broaden their horizons in China

Monday, 9 July 2018, 8:52 am | Wintec

Six Wintec students will experience a trip of a lifetime when they fly to China in September as part of the prestigious Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia. More >>

South Island students clean up at TeenAg and AgriKidsNZ

Sunday, 8 July 2018, 2:19 pm | Young Farmers

Students from two South Island schools have taken top honours at the national finals of the TeenAg and AgriKidsNZ competitions. More >>

THINK KIND Student Competition encourages sustainability

Friday, 6 July 2018, 7:11 pm | NZ Vegetarian Society

Anything goes – as long as it involves kindness to animals and/or the environment through lifestyle and dietary choices. More >>

Seventy Schools Now Part of Principals NCEA Coalition

Friday, 6 July 2018, 1:13 pm | Principals NCEA Coalition

Fifteen more schools have signed up to the Principals NCEA Coalition, of now 75 members, its spokesperson, Glen Denham, Principal of West Auckland’s Massey High School, said today. More >>

20 Years of Helping Kiwis Reach Their Dreams

Friday, 6 July 2018, 10:44 am | AMP Scholarships

Athletes, scientists, entrepreneurs and community volunteers… whoever you are, wherever you are, AMP wants to help you realise your dreams – in the 20th year of AMP Scholarships. The search is on for Kiwis from all around New Zealand who have ... More >>

Toru Fetū Kindergarten wins prestigious award

Friday, 6 July 2018, 9:39 am | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

Toru Fetū Kindergarten wins prestigious award Porirua’s Toru Fetū Kindergarten has won a Prime Minister’s education excellence award because of its strong links with its communities. It’s the only early learning service to win an award, which ... More >>

Rangi Ruru Student in IMG World Junior Golf Champs

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 5:16 pm | Rangi Ruru Girls' School

Year 10 student Maddie May has left for the US where she will compete in the IMG World Junior Golf Championships in San Diego next week (9th-13th July). More >>

Index of historic Māori Land Court records now open access

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 4:55 pm | University of Auckland

Vital information relating to historic Māori land records is now freely accessible to the public through a brand new website. More >>

Auckland Grammar wins Monetary Policy Challenge

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 4:52 pm | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Auckland Grammar has been named the national winner of the 2018 Reserve Bank of New Zealand Monetary Policy Challenge. Mount Albert Grammar placed second and Macleans College came third. More >>

Young women inspired to pursue STEMM careers

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 12:14 pm | Hutt City Council

Forty young women from high schools throughout the Wellington region will be spending the first week of their school holidays getting inspired about careers in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, maths, manufacturing). While there are many jobs in the ... More >>

AUT Shadow a Leader Day – Leading the Next Generation

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 10:40 am | AUT University

Rory Walker’s first, and most enduring, leadership lesson happened several decades ago on a muddy, wet building site. More >>

AUT set to deliver millennial workforce

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 10:19 am | AUT University

AUT has opened a full-service, on-campus recruitment agency today, to help New Zealand employers engage work-ready students and graduates. More >>

Bay of Islands students visit dairy farm

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 10:14 am | Young Farmers

A group of students has visited a dairy farm operating Northland’s first fresh raw milk vending machine. More >>

Open Polytechnic and MBIE to work together

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 9:26 am | Open Polytechnic

Open Polytechnic, New Zealand’s specialist provider of online and distance learning, has been selected by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) to develop their cross government intercultural competency programme. More >>

Unitec bailout points to the need for urgent change

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 5:32 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The announcement today that Unitec will likely receive close to a $50 million bailout over the next two years, and the proposed appointment of a commissioner to steer the institution through a period of extreme financial difficulty, points to two important ... More >>

Hamilton school wins prestigious national education award

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 2:27 pm | St Paul's Collegiate School

St Paul’s Collegiate School in Hamilton has won a Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Award. More >>

New government fund for digital skills in homes welcomed

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 12:27 pm | 2020 Trust

20/20 Trust today welcomed the government’s announcement of a new fund to promote digital skills in homes . More >>

Education Minister under fire from Māori leaders

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 9:17 am | Te Arawa Federation of Maori Authorities

Leading Māori educators claim closure of Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua is in breach of the Treaty of Waitangi More >>

Ministry of Education: Statement on bargaining

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 6:19 pm | Ministry of Education

Statement on bargaining Source: Ministry of Education -- To be attributed to Ellen MacGregor-Reid, Deputy Secretary Early Learning and Student Achievement More >>

Primary teachers and principals vote to strike

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 6:11 pm | NZEI

Primary teachers and principals vote to strike 3 July 2018 Frustrated primary teachers and principals have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a three-hour work stoppage on 15 August, and are now discussing whether to extend the strike to a full day. More >>

Principals NCEA Coalition Goes Nationwide

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 3:01 pm | Principals NCEA Coalition

The Principals NCEA Coalition formed last week to challenge Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ flawed NCEA review process is growing fast – another 23 secondary schools have joined over the past 24 hours – and the movement has gone nationwide. More >>

UC strengthens ties with India’s leading schools

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 12:33 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury has signed memoranda of understanding (MOU) with three of India’s leading international high schools More >>

Pioneer sows seeds at Wintec for NZ arboriculture training

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 10:26 am | Wintec

He pruned trees before chainsaws were widely used, played rugby against Italy and even dropped tree paint in Lord Jonathan Guinness’ eye, but the memory Martin Herbert is most fond of is his role helping to grow arboriculture education in New Zealand. More >>

AA Driving School to help MIT student get on the road

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 9:32 am | New Zealand Automobile Association

AA Driving School to help Manukau Institute of Technology students get on the road and to their first jobs More >>

ACG Tauranga Appoints New Principal

Monday, 2 July 2018, 4:41 pm | ACG Tauranga

Tauranga, 2 July 2018: Independent school ACG Tauranga in Pyes Pa is delighted to announce the appointment of Thea Kilian as Principal from 1 August 2018. Ms Kilian replaces Shawn Hutchinson who will stay within the ACG family of schools as principal ... More >>

Kindergarten Association turns 90 years young

Monday, 2 July 2018, 3:20 pm | Hutt City Kindergartens

Milestone birthdays are a time for celebration at kindergarten, and teachers across Lower Hutt will soon be enjoying one of their own. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Hutt City Kindergarten Association and the opening of its first kindergarten ... More >>

Lecture series forecasts our future

Monday, 2 July 2018, 1:11 pm | University of Auckland

Predictions about the changes that Aotearoa/New Zealand is likely to encounter in the next dozen years is the topic of the 2018 Winter Lecture Series, taking place at the University of Auckland through July and August. More >>

Loan Limit Increase

Monday, 2 July 2018, 11:42 am | AUSA

“AUSA is delighted that from Sunday 1 January 2019 the Government is increasing the student loan borrowing limit to 10 years for students studying medicine, dentistry, optometry or veterinary science,” says AUSA President Anna Cusack. More >>

#Girlboss At Rangi Ruru Girls’ School on Monday

Friday, 29 June 2018, 12:07 pm | Rangi Ruru Girls' School

How Did She Make the Queen Laugh at An Awards Ceremony in London This Week? More >>

Te Rito Maioha welcomes per student funding increase

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 6:43 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand Chief Executive, Kathy Wolfe has welcomed the 1.6% student subsidy rate increase, announced by the Minister of Education, Chris Hipkins yesterday. More >>

Canterbury student designs new 3D-printed water filter

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 2:30 pm | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury student is developing 3D-printed water filters with potential to improve water quality in developing countries. More >>

MBIE contracts Ara to assess Pacific Island labourers

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 9:36 am | Ara Institute

As part of a new initiative called the Pacific Trades Partnership (PTP) the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has contracted Ara Institute of Canterbury to oversee skills assessments of tradespeople in the Pacific Islands. More >>

New Board Chair for Trust working with refugees and migrants

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 9:31 am | English Language Partners New Zealand

English Language Partners New Zealand (ELPNZ) has recently appointed Dr David Bromell to the position of Board Chair. More >>

NZITP welcome increased tuition subsidy

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 5:35 pm | Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics NZ

The New Zealand Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (NZITP) welcome the announcement today by the Minister of Education Hon Chris Hipkins that the Government has agreed to increase the per student subsidy by 1.6% from 2019. More >>

Universities acknowledge funding increase

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 5:18 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

University Vice-Chancellors acknowledge the 1.6% increase in tuition subsidies announced today and hope this Government will invest further in the university sector in coming years to ensure it can deliver on its policies to build a resilient and adaptable ... More >>

New Chair for Māori Language Commission

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 5:11 pm | Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori

Nei te reo tāwhiri o Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori ki a Rawinia Higgins te Toihau hou o te Poari Kaiwhiri. More >>

Crafty maths – Maths Craft Day returns to Christchurch

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 12:07 pm | University of Canterbury

Into origami, crochet or knitting? Then you probably enjoy maths too – you just may not realise it. Discover the maths behind craft and the craft behind maths at Christchurch Maths Craft Day 2018. More >>

Fees-free: we’re getting it all wrong

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 11:53 am | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) is challenging the assertion that a 0.3 percent increase in tertiary enrolments this year means that fees-free has been a failure. The Government introduced free fees for the first year of tertiary ... More >>

Marsden School’s Artist in Residence Programme

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 11:29 am | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Mix professional creative artist with impressionable students eager to learn and the results can be quite transformative – the ultimate outcome of the Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Artist in Residence programme . Marsden School established the ... More >>

Students collections rack-ready for FORM (opens this Friday)

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 9:21 am | Ara Institute

Ready designers? A drive to succeed, a passion for fashion, and likely more than a few cups of coffee have been sustaining Ara Bachelor of Design students as they prepare for the annual FORM exhibition, opening Friday 29 June at City Campus. More >>

St John Equips 400,000 Children with Lifesaving Skills

Monday, 25 June 2018, 11:29 am | St John


Trustees worry about unmanageable expectations

Friday, 22 June 2018, 4:00 pm | NZSTA

Despite the inflammatory language being used in media coverage, NZSTA is not suggesting that principals should "be dumped" from school boards of trustees. More >>

Māui and Mahuika inspire teachers and kaiako

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 1:19 pm | CORE Education

The legend of Māui and his kuia Mahuika discovering the source of fire, is being used to inspire teachers and kaiako to be ready to implement the new digital technologies content in to their school curricula. More >>

New bookshop for Auckland Uni

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 11:29 am | Ubiq

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 21 June 2018 University of Auckland’s ubiq bookshop has reopened its doors following a long period of renovation. Last night, more than 50 people attended the opening party to celebrate both the refurbished store and the ... More >>

Early Childhood Education Leaders Produce Messy Play

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 4:22 pm | New Zealand Tertiary College

New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC), New Shoots and Curiate have created a new version of the publication Recipes for Messy Play carrying on the legacy of the original, which was published five years ago and proved popular in the early childhood sector. More >>



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