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Librarians concerned about closure of Music Library

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 8:04 pm | IAML NZ

Thursday, 10 May 2018 Press Release: IAML NZ Music Librarians are concerned about the effect library closures and staffing reorganisations will have on students and staff. More >>

Skills Active Aotearoa gets a new home on the web

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 4:10 pm | Skills Active

Skills Active Aotearoa gets a new home on the web Skills Active went live today with a new website that tells the story of our incredible industries and how we support them and their people. More >>

Mountain Bike assessors hit the tracks!

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 4:09 pm | Skills Active

Mountain Bike assessors hit the tracks! Skills Active and the New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association (NZOIA) have teamed up to develop a pool of highly-skilled mountain bike assessors. More >>

Mixed review for government’s approach to tertiary education

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 9:57 am | Tertiary Education Union

Good, but could do better. That’s the verdict of the Tertiary Education Union after six months of government efforts to reform the tertiary education sector. More >>

New Wintec Council appointment and changes

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 4:24 pm | Wintec

Waikato business leader Kiri Goulter has been appointed to the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) Council. More >>

LearnerMe – New Way of Learning

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 2:25 pm | LearnerMe

New Plymouth, Taranaki – May 2018 – Learner Me recently launched an online learning platform that focuses on preparing for the future by providing an innovative technology-based online platform which will allow for engaging, educational experiences. This will ... More >>

New app gives teens the tools to combat cyberbullying

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 1:15 pm | Sticks 'n Stones

Teen-led charity Sticks ‘n Stones has this month launched a free web app to help young people dealing with online negativity and harm. More >>

40 years of scholarships celebrate a wealth of talent

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 11:28 am | Freemasons

For 40 years Freemasons from throughout New Zealand have awarded nearly $5.2 million in scholarships to 1,162 of the country’s most talented university students. All they ask is that the students be completing a degree, be achieving consistent A-grades ... More >>

Thrice denied - Osborne

Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 11:15 am | E Tipu e Rea

Thrice denied: The decision to close Charter Schools took no account of parent or student preferences, is a denial of their success and is contrary to the principle of placing kids needs and interests first. More >>

Next President of Society to receive research medal

Monday, 7 May 2018, 2:01 pm | Royal Society Of New Zealand

Professor Wendy Larner FRSNZ FAcSS FNZGS, Royal Society Te Apārangi President-Elect, will receive the prestigious Victoria Medal from the UK’s Royal Geographical Society. More >>

Lockwood Smith needs to prove he’s willing to listen

Monday, 7 May 2018, 1:37 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Former National Education Minister Sir Lockwood Smith needs to prove he is willing to listen to a wide range of views from students and staff as part of the Government’s Education Work Plan, the Tertiary Education Union said today. More >>

“Dear Jacinda… Staff are not the problem”

Monday, 7 May 2018, 12:37 pm | Tertiary Education Union

“Dear Jacinda… Staff are not the problem” Cabinet Ministers telling staff that good working conditions are an impediment to the success of institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITP) was a mistake, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been told ... More >>

$6 billion hole in tertiary education

Friday, 4 May 2018, 11:03 am | Tertiary Education Union

Students could be left without places to study in their local communities because of an emerging $6 billion funding crisis, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) warned today. More >>

International Student Numbers in Manawatu-Whanganui Region

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 2:42 pm | CEDA

The latest figures from the Ministry of Education reveal strong growth in international student numbers for the Manawatu-Whanganui region, while nationally numbers have fallen. More >>

Duke of Edinburgh and SCOUTS New Zealand sign MOU

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 11:31 am | Scouts New Zealand

SCOUTS New Zealand is thrilled to announce they have signed an updated Memorandum of Understanding with the Duke of Edinburgh (DOE) Award Scheme which allows for cross-crediting between the SCOUT's award scheme and the DOE award scheme. More >>

The Only Option is for Partnership Schools to Walk the Plank

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 10:05 am | E Tipu e Rea

Question time in Parliament 01 May 2018 ... More >>

Need for funding of special needs role in schools

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 9:49 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

A new survey shows that many of our most vulnerable children are missing out at school because there is not enough funding to give them the one-on-one support and resources they need to thrive and succeed. More >>

Auckland Girls Grammar School’s Open Day

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 5:15 pm | Auckland Girls' Grammar School

Auckland Girls Grammar School’s hoping to showcase its recent evolution to local parents with its 2018 Open Day. More >>

Future leader awarded prestigious Robertson Scholarship

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 3:42 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

An exceptional young woman who wants to make a difference by working on the ethical complications arising from technology has been awarded the prestigious Robertson Scholarship to study in the US. More >>

Funeral Directing Popular Career Choice

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 12:10 pm | Weltec

The largest group of trainee Funeral Directors has just completed a two week block course in Wellington. The students are studying with the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec), the only provider nationally of the New Zealand Diploma in Funeral ... More >>

ECE teachers need preventive education to avoid hazards

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 10:04 am | Edusafe

The teachers of our youngest children are facing a constant but avoidable health hazard that does not get the national attention it deserves, health experts say. More >>

Construction And Engineering Trades Training Gets a Boost

Monday, 30 April 2018, 5:01 pm | Whitireia Polytech

New Construction and Engineering training facilities for Whitireia Community Polytechnic were opened today by Porirua City Council Deputy Mayor Izzy Ford. “I’m proud as a Porirua resident to see investment into our community in new construction and ... More >>

PhD thesis delves into murky world of illegal sports betting

Monday, 30 April 2018, 1:27 pm | University of Otago

“Exceptional” PhD thesis delves into murky world of illegal sports betting Monday 30 April 2018 University of Otago Postgraduate student Minyheok Tak has achieved the rare feat of producing a PhD thesis awarded “Exceptional” status by an external ... More >>

Northland Charter School ranks in the top two schools

Monday, 30 April 2018, 1:10 pm | E Tipu e Rea

Northland Charter School with a 100% Maori roll ranks in the top two Northland Schools for University Entrance results. The latest University Entrance results as published by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority show a Northland charter school (with ... More >>

New Zealand’s regions shine as STEM grants awarded

Monday, 30 April 2018, 11:03 am | Genesis Energy

Students at three New Zealand schools will be able to use the latest edu-tech gear after they were announced the recipients of the School-gen Energising Young Minds tech grants. More >>

Kiwi youth are the change they want to see in tech

Monday, 30 April 2018, 9:29 am | OMGTech

The 2018 OMGTech! Mana Tangata youth mentorship programme has kicked off and is bigger and broader than ever before, with 30 young people taking part this year. More >>

Early Childhood Teacher Health and Safety Needs Addressing

Monday, 30 April 2018, 9:07 am | ChildForum

A new report concludes that early childhood teaching can be high-risk work with some staff suffering the likes of back injuries from handling children, others experiencing mental health problems and some reporting both. More >>

Minister considering options for Marlborough Colleges

Friday, 27 April 2018, 6:53 pm | Marlborough District Council

Mayor John Leggett hosted Education Minister Chris Hipkins on his visit to Blenheim this afternoon where he was taken on a tour of Marlborough Boys' and Marlborough Girl's Colleges. More >>

Student protest against library closures

Friday, 27 April 2018, 6:50 pm | Auckland University Students Association

Almost 1000 students plan to attend the Rally against the closure of five libraries at the University of Auckland. More >>

UC hosts Women in Finance panel discussion

Friday, 27 April 2018, 11:49 am | University of Canterbury

Women make up only an estimated 10% to 15% of the New Zealand financial industry, with female representation at senior management levels estimated to be even lower. This is despite research that suggests gender diversity across job grades and functions ... More >>

Horowhenua schools thrive under collaborative approach

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 10:31 am | Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua’s colleges are thriving, and their principals credit greater collaboration with making the difference. More >>

NZ academic named among the world’s Top 40

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 4:20 pm | University of Canterbury

An award-winning University of Canterbury marketing lecturer is the first New Zealand academic to be named one of the world’s 2018 Best 40 Under 40 Professors . More >>

Students’ Association against proposed changes to library

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 4:18 pm | Auckland University Students Association

Press Release – Auckland University Students’ Association is against the proposed changes to libraries at the University of Auckland. Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA) is deeply concerned by the University of Auckland’s proposal ... More >>

Award in Global Citizenship Education winners announced

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 1:29 pm | NZ National Commission for UNESCO

Award in Global Citizenship Education winners announced The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO today announced the winners of its inaugural Award in Global Citizenship Education (GCED). The recipients are: Patea Area School (Education Sector), ... More >>

Long work hours and diligent study pays off

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 1:07 pm | Connexis

Hamilton April 24 2018: Working long hours during the day and studying at night has paid off for a young Hamilton employee in the water industry. Dylan Samson works for Allens United Drainage & Earthworks in Hamilton and has come a long way since ... More >>

Top prize to Massey historian for King Country saga

Monday, 23 April 2018, 4:00 pm | Massey University

A book on race relations in 19th century King Country has won Massey University historian Professor Michael Belgrave the prestigious 2018 Ernest Scott Prize for the best Australasian history publication. More >>

Charter Schools Unnecessary Option Say Principals

Monday, 23 April 2018, 11:38 am | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF), says, 'There is no need to have a special category of charter schools, in New Zealand.' More >>

University of Canterbury partners with Chinese university

Friday, 20 April 2018, 2:17 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury has signed an agreement with one of China’s top ranked research universities to collaborate on research and teaching. More >>

NZTC graduates told to go forth and mess it up a little

Friday, 20 April 2018, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Tertiary College

Early childhood education graduates were encouraged to “mess it up a little” and use their license to play at New Zealand Tertiary College’s (NZTC) graduation ceremony held in Christchurch on Wednesday 18 April. More >>

Unitec Institute of Tech Opens a Free4U Computing Classroom

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 5:22 pm | UNITEC

Located in the heart of Birkenhead Avenue’s retail district, the Free4U classroom offers free introductory (Level 1) self-directed computing courses for the community. The courses give participants the opportunity to develop computer skills and are ... More >>

Methven student picked for TeenAg leadership course

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 2:50 pm | New Zealand Young Farmers

Methven student Kate Braidwood has spent the start of the school holidays honing her leadership skills. More >>

Homework centres kick off

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 1:38 pm | Auckland Rugby League

A new rugby league-driven programme gets underway this week with the goal of better supporting local youth and promoting off-field achievement. More >>

CPAG education expert appointed to education Taskforce

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 12:08 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG education expert appointed to Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is thrilled with the Minister of Education’s appointment of Professor John O’Neill to the Independent Taskforce to Review Tomorrow’s Schools. ... More >>

The highs and lows of the Psychoactive Substances Act

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 11:54 am | Massey University

In July 2013, the Government implemented the Psychoactive Substances Act (PSA) in response to the prolific use of so-called “legal highs” in New Zealand. More >>

New Head of School Enjoying Career in Education

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 11:29 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

Having seen EIT from a distance for a few years, Glenn Fulcher – as head of the Tourism and Hospitality and the English Language centre – feels it is now nice to be part of it. More >>

Unitec and Police Celebrate 15-Year Partnership

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 4:50 pm | UNITEC

April 18 – Unitec Institute of Technology and New Zealand Police today celebrated 15 years of partnership, delivering the Pre-Police course to encourage greater diversity amongst Police recruits. More >>

Survey of te reo revitalisation activities open

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 4:28 pm | He Reo Ora

Pānui pāpāho: He Reo Ora, he mahi rangahau mō ngā kaupapa me ngā rauemi whakarauora i te reo Māori. Kei te tūwhera ki te 20 o Haratua 18 Paengawhāwhā 2018 More >>

Engineering conference to bring boost to Hamilton

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 3:48 pm | Wintec

Engineering is one of the Waikato’s most robust industries so it’s apt that the regions two largest educational providers have joined forces to host the Australasian Association for Engineering Education’s (AAEE) annual conference in December this ... More >>

Education leader on taskforce to review schools

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 3:04 pm | Massey University

A Massey education leader who is passionate about the need for equity in education has been appointed to a government taskforce to undertake the biggest review in 30 years of the way our schools are governed, managed and administered. More >>

NZ’s first graduates in Global Humanitarian Engineering

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 10:28 am | University of Canterbury

New Zealand's first Global Humanitarian Engineering graduates has received their diplomas today at one of the University of Canterbury’s autumn graduation ceremonies. More >>

WelTec celebrates Master of Professional Practice Graduates

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 9:45 am | Weltec

Mumtaz Parker Dalwai and fellow graduate Robert Nelson celebrated a special event last week. Not only did they each graduate with the Master of Professional Practice, but they were the first WelTec graduates who successfully completed the level 9 Masters ... More >>

Minecraft & Lego used for emergency preparedness

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 5:15 pm | East Coast LAB Life at the Boundary

Written by Bernie, Carter, Lorna, Maddy, Poppy, Isla, Keely, Raiha, Amelia, Sophie, Stirling and Tono’o (Students from Maraekakaho School) and Kate (East Coast LAB) More >>

Stepping Stone into Trades Careers for Dyslexic Youth

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 1:51 pm | Aspire2 Trades

A new training programme kicks off in South Auckland later this month to help youth with Dyslexia launch careers in engineering and welding. More >>

Pasifika educators pushing the boundaries

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 11:39 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Finding new horizons and pushing the boundaries will be central themes in a two-day Pasifika Fono for educators, which opens in Auckland this Thursday (19 April). More >>

Te Rito Maioha to deliver new Montessori qualification

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 9:50 am | Early Childhood New Zealand

Aperfield Montessori Trust and Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand are pleased to confirm that from approximately February 2019, Te Rito Maioha will deliver the New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5). More >>

Colleges review ‘disappointing’

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 8:56 am | Marlborough District Council

Mayor John Leggett says he was disappointed to hear that the co-location of Marlborough Boys’ and Girls’ colleges has been put on hold by the Ministry of Education. More >>

Investment Spearheads a Return of International Education

Monday, 16 April 2018, 1:19 pm | Huadu

Investment Spearheads a Return of International Education into City Centre A long-term vision to grow a full private University in New Zealand while re-invigorating the local English language market took a further step today with the opening of the Huadu ... More >>

Technology Talent Recognised

Monday, 16 April 2018, 9:25 am | Weltec

Shanini Kumari was recognised as the ANZ top woman student in IT for 2018 and Erik Poulsen awarded ANZ Most Outstanding Student. "This award carries lots of value to me. It is recognition that the decision I took three years back to shape my career ... More >>

ANZ supports girls’ education with Dignity initiative

Monday, 16 April 2018, 9:16 am | ANZ Bank

ANZ is partnering with social enterprise Dignity to provide free sanitary items to girls at 23 schools in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and 1,200 female staff members. More >>

Unitec Supports ITP Review

Friday, 13 April 2018, 3:57 pm | Unitec

[April 13, 2018] - New Zealand’s largest Institute of Technology and Polytechnic (ITP), Unitec, is supportive of the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnic Roadmap 2020 project, announced by the Minister of Education Chris Hipkins, yesterday. More >>



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