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Digging Deep: Developing Second/Foreign Language Expertise

Friday, 11 August 2017, 11:21 am | University of Auckland

Ever tried to learn a language but failed miserably? It may not be your fault, according to a University of Auckland academic, who has attempted at learning five languages himself. Professor Lawrence Zhang will traverse his 40 years’ experience in language ... More >>

Decision on special education resourcing inequitable

Friday, 11 August 2017, 10:24 am | NZEI

The Government's decision to roll out reform of special education (Learning Support) to newly formed groups of school (Communities of Learning) rather than every school is abdicating its responsibility to support every child in every school, NZEI Te ... More >>

Money trumps community in Auckland Kindergartens

Friday, 11 August 2017, 8:50 am | Auckland Kindergarten Association

The Auckland Kindergarten Association (AKA) is failing children, parents and teachers and letting down all those who have built is as it is not operating as a community-based organisation, reveals a new independent report. The report is available at More >>

School driving lessons benefit students in many ways

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 4:59 pm | Massey University

Compulsory driver’s licence education at secondary schools is being endorsed by new research from Massey University on the grounds it will make a big difference in helping young people get jobs. More >>

Hawke’s Bay Students Transform Op Shop Items for Charity

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 12:49 pm | Presbyterian Support East Coast

10 August - Presbyterian Support East Coast’s REDEFINE Competition has this year become part of the NCEA Syllabus at some Hawke’s Bay Schools. More >>

Massey University Joins HP48HOURS Filmmaking Competition

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 9:54 am | HP48HOURS

HP48HOURS announces a new partnership with Massey University, which is sponsoring the “Massey HP48HOUR Award” at this year’s HP48HOURS filmmaking competition. The Award is available to secondary school students entering the HP48HOURS filmmaking ... More >>

Important Milestone in Combatting Student Sexual Violence

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 9:41 am | NZ Union of Students' Associations

After nearly two years of working closely together, the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) and the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) have signed an historic partnership agreement to combat sexual violence for those in tertiary ... More >>

Education Entrepreneur Buys Nz Fashion Tech

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 2:22 pm | Feroz Ali

August 9, 2017 - New Zealand is back on the radar for entrepreneur and tertiary education heavyweight Feroz Ali, who moved to Canada two years ago to launch an international education company, Asia Pacific Education (APEDU). More >>

Academic’s Dedication to Refugees & Students Recognised

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 10:25 am | University of Auckland

A University of Auckland academic whose career has been centred on working alongside refugees has been recognised with a national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award. Associate Professor Jay Marlowe from the Faculty of Education and Social Work has ... More >>

Vegetables Star in Secondary School Culinary Challenge

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 10:11 am | National Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge

9 August 2017 - Vegetables will star on plates at the grand final of the National Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge on the 29th August 2017. Students will use pumpkin in their entree and the main will feature two fresh New Zealand grown vegetables ... More >>

LawTech Bootcamp aims to break new ground

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 9:25 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury’s brightest Law, Commerce and information technology students will have the opportunity to team up with a top New Zealand law firm’s business experts during the groundbreaking LawTech Bootcamp. More >>

Community Educator Recognised for Inspirational Teaching

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 9:09 am | ACE Aotearoa

Whanganui Learning Centre Trust manager and community educator, Gail Harrison has received a national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award (TTEA) for her sustained contribution to learners, communities and Aotearoa New Zealand. The Awards were presented at a ... More >>

Education & Determination – The Perfect Fit for Success

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 8:46 am | Wintec

Facing the possibility of life in a wheelchair and challenged with dyslexia, Luke Taylor blames his curious nature for wanting to find answers. He’s now helping others achieve their health, wellbeing and fitness aspirations with a strong belief ... More >>

Ako Aotearoa - Weaving Te Reo into Technology

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 8:38 am | National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence

Tonight, New Zealand’s top tertiary teaching excellence honour was awarded to Dr Te Taka Keegan, senior lecturer in the Computer Science Department at The University of Waikato. More >>

Otago Polytechnic Teachers Win Two Tertiary Teaching Awards

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 8:32 am | Otago Polytech

Two Otago Polytechnic teachers have been awarded prestigious national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards for world-class teaching, among a field of 12 educators honoured this year. More >>

Ideaschool Student Relishing Industry Experience

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 4:11 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

With sound pulsing through her veins, EIT student Julia Morris is eagerly anticipating an ‘industry intensive’ experience at the renowned Park Road Post Production studios in Wellington. More >>

CPPA Welcomes Ministry of Education Apology

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 2:52 pm | CPPA

The Canterbury Primary Principals’ Association welcomes the overdue apology from the Ministry of Education for their very poor management of the closures and mergers of schools following the 2011 earthquakes. More >>

Rural health issues demand a rational response

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 1:49 pm | University of Auckland

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Auckland has called on the Government to ignore the hype around the Waikato bid for a third medical school and make decisions that will benefit all rural New Zealanders. More >>

UC Connect public lecture: More than medals

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 1:24 pm | University of Canterbury

Athletes are an exceptional population as they need to maintain a wide range of skills, attitudes and capabilities across different domains while competing in competitions. Many successful athletes are also notable for their ability to either develop additional ... More >>

Media Design School Search for Young Creative Talent

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 12:06 pm | Media Design School

8 August 2017 - Media Design School, New Zealand’s most awarded digital design tertiary institute, is on the hunt for up-and-coming creative talent from around the country. More >>

Tertiary Education Commission Update

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 9:49 am | Tertiary Education Commission

We want to update you on what’s happening at the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). More >>

Wyma nurtures local talent to solve skills shortage Inbox

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 9:33 am | Ara Institute

To compete on a global stage, Christchurch manufacturing company Wyma Solutions needs more apprentices fast. More >>

John Waller Memorial Scholarships Announced by BNZ & PwC

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 9:31 am | University of Canterbury

BNZ and PwC New Zealand are pleased to announce a new scholarship programme established at the University of Canterbury to honour former BNZ Board Chairman and respected PwC Managing Partner John Waller, ONZM, FCA. More >>

Biosecurity Award recognises innovative Māori network

Friday, 4 August 2017, 6:29 pm | Lincoln University

Biosecurity Award recognises innovative Māori network A national Māori Biosecurity Network led by researchers at Lincoln University has been recognised in the inaugural New Zealand Biosecurity Awards. Te Tira Whakamātaki meaning ‘the watchful ones’, ... More >>

New Zealand Excellence Awards for Indian students

Friday, 4 August 2017, 3:33 pm | Education New Zealand

Thirty-one talented young university students from India have received a 2017 New Zealand Excellence Award, Education New Zealand (ENZ) announced today. The students are pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate study in New Zealand in the fields of ... More >>

Southern Institute of Technology: Indian Independence Day

Friday, 4 August 2017, 3:04 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) will be celebrating Indian Independence Day with a flag raising ceremony followed by tea and coffee in the SIT Café. The flag raising will begin at 8.30am and will be attended by Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt, ... More >>

Leading Scholar Appointed to Lead Top Tertiary Institute

Friday, 4 August 2017, 10:48 am | Bethlehem Institute

Bethlehem Tertiary Institute (BTI) is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Andrew Butcher to the role of CEO and Dean with effect from 4th December 2017. More >>

WelTec Welcomes Week of Engineering

Friday, 4 August 2017, 9:56 am | Weltec

From Vex Robotics to 3D printing, CNC machining, liquefaction modelling and land contour profiling, Wellingtonians will have the chance to explore it all for free at the Wellington Week of Engineering Expo being held at Te Papa on Saturday 5 August. More >>

University of Otago Recognises its Outstanding Researchers

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 12:22 pm | University of Otago

The impressive contributions of seven up-and-coming University of Otago academics have been recognised through the University’s annual Early Career Awards for Distinction in Research. More >>

1 Million Cent Scholarship winner announced

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 1:50 pm | Education New Zealand

1 Million Cent Scholarship winner announced Education New Zealand has today announced the winner of its 1 Million Cent ($10,000) Scholarship via its Study in New Zealand (SiNZ) Facebook page. Matthew (Taewook) Kang, a year 13 student of Hamilton Boys ... More >>

UNESCO Science Partnership Building Bridges in the Pacific

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 11:09 am | Massey University

A potentially game-changing low-cost mobile genetic diagnostics system to detect and quantify pathogens in food, water, humans, livestock and crops in Pacific Islands is among projects Massey University will lead with its newly established partnership ... More >>

Astrobiology & Milestone Moments for Life on Ancient Earth

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 10:35 am | University of Waikato

Windows to other worlds: Antarctic lakes, astrobiology and milestone moments for life on ancient earth More >>

Actuarial Scholarship announced

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 10:24 am | CIGNA

Hawkes Bay’s Andrew Russell’s passion for actuarial science sees him win the 2017 Cigna Actuary Scholarship – worth $5k More >>

Buller High School Bollywood Group Enters Community Awards

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 9:22 am | TrustPower

Local community organisations need look no further than the Buller High School Bollywood Group for a reason to enter this year’s Community Awards, says Trustpower Community Relations Representative Abbie Siely. More >>

Surge in Auckland Meth Supply Continues

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 8:43 am | Massey University

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - Findings from the latest Massey University Illicit Drug Monitoring System (IDMS) study show increasing availability of methamphetamine in Auckland since 2013, consistent with evidence of growing international supply. More >>

Helping Kiwis in Lower North Island Achieve Their Dreams

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 2:20 pm | AMP

Farmers, athletes, artists, scientists, or entrepreneurs... whoever you are and whatever you want to do, AMP can help you reach your dreams. Kiwis from all walks of life have achieved great things and they all started with a dream and a can-do attitude. More >>

Students receive scholarships to Latin America

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 2:10 pm | University of Canterbury

Two University of Canterbury students have received Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Latin America in the latest round of scholarships announced yesterday by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith. More >>

Over 7000 Students Compete in Engineering Competition

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 10:16 am | Vector Limited

In 2017 over 7000 students from 700 schools throughout New Zealand are taking part in a nationwide series of 230 engineering competitions - now it is Auckland’s turn. More >>

Centre for Translational Physiology launched in Wellington

Monday, 31 July 2017, 8:36 pm | University of Otago

A unique centre that will forge new links between health researchers and clinicians, working on solutions for complex diseases such as diabetes, obesity and stroke, is being launched at the University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) this week. More >>

School support staff face tough decision over pay equity

Monday, 31 July 2017, 4:18 pm | NZEI

This week, thousands of school support staff will start holding paid union meetings around the country to decide whether the promise of a future pay equity settlement is enough to outweigh a miserly pay offer from the Ministry of Education. More >>

Bryde’s Whales Share Secrets With Their Fins

Monday, 31 July 2017, 12:01 pm | Massey University

Research into the long-term survival and abundance of the Hauraki Gulf’s Bryde’s whale population has used photographs of their fins to aid efforts in improving the management of the small population. More >>

NZEI launches 'Vote For Me, Vote for Education' Campaign

Monday, 31 July 2017, 11:53 am | NZEI

31 July 2017 - Children have more at stake than most in this year’s general election. They can't vote, so NZEI Te Riu Roa is asking New Zealanders to vote for children by voting for education when we choose which party to support in September. More >>

Quantity surveying booming as a popular career choice

Monday, 31 July 2017, 11:45 am | Weltec

Around the country quantity surveying is fast becoming a popular study option and career choice. More >>

Heaps of Help for Fast-Growing Mangateretere School

Monday, 31 July 2017, 10:29 am | Hastings District Council

There has been a perfect match between a programme helping young people into work and a school keen for help as its roll skyrockets. More >>

Abolishing Student Allowances Would Deepen Inequality

Monday, 31 July 2017, 10:27 am | NZ Union of Students' Associations

31 July 2017 - The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) is warning that any plan to abolish Student Allowances would deepen inequality, in response to the United Future party’s recent tertiary education policy announcement. More >>

Toi Ohomai Rotorua Tops in Culinary Stakes

Saturday, 29 July 2017, 11:40 am | New Zealand Chefs Association

Toi Ohomai Rotorua Tops in Culinary Stakes A team from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology in Rotorua fought off fierce competition from around the country to win the top award in the prestigious annual Nestlé Toque d’Or student culinary competition. Culinary ... More >>

Wintec Fashion Students Relish Thai Experience

Friday, 28 July 2017, 10:03 am | Wintec Schools

A contingent of Wintec fashion design students recently returned from an eye-opening tour of Bangkok, Thailand where they got up close and personal with the country’s bustling fashion industry. More >>

EAA AirVenture Encourages Youth to Explore Aviation & Space

Friday, 28 July 2017, 9:58 am | Experimental Aircraft Association

EAA Young Eagles Program to Partner with the Stan Lee Foundation Encouraging Youth to Explore Aviation, Space More >>

Winning Schools in Walk Out with the World's Best Comp

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 5:21 pm | Rugby League World Cup 2017

Thursday 27 July 2017 Rugby League World Cup 2017 Announce Winning Schools in Walk Out with the World's Best Competition More >>

Pause, Breathe, Smile Mindfulness Training Will Help

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 4:57 pm | Mindfulness Education Group

Research Finds Pause, Breathe, Smile Mindfulness Training Will Help Create Positive Learning Environments & Improve Wellbeing for NZ School Children Latest New Zealand research shows positive benefits for children who participate in the Pause, Breathe, ... More >>

Auditor-General: Managing the school property portfolio

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 2:52 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

The Auditor-General’s report Managing the school property portfolio was presented to the House of Representatives today. The school property portfolio is one of the largest publicly owned portfolios of property assets. It is also arguably the most ... More >>

Research Adds Cautionary Note to Seal Success Story

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 12:09 pm | Lincoln University

New Lincoln University research* is highlighting conservation issues around the recovery of the New Zealand fur seal after centuries of overexploitation. More >>

Passion for fashion earns coveted scholarship

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 11:09 am | Wintec

A budding Hamilton fashion designer with a flair for fancy dress is the Wintec Gordon Chesterman scholarship recipient for 2017. More >>

Commitment to student-centred tertiary education needs teeth

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 10:45 am | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has welcomed the Government’s commitment to a student-centred tertiary education system, but warns the outlined work programme will not give effect to this goal. More >>

New Science Facilities Open at University of Auckland

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 10:24 am | Auckland University

The University of Auckland’s state-of-the-art science building incorporating leading-edge design in teaching and learning facilities will be officially opened by Prime Minister Bill English today. The University of Auckland’s state-of-the-art science building ... More >>

Schools' Peace Week 2017 is coming up!

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 3:57 pm | New Zealand Peace Foundation

27 July, 2017 What do Auckland Grammar School, Albany Senior High School and St Cuthbert’s College have in common? They all are participating in "Schools’ Peace Week 2017 – Aotearoa New Zealand, 30 Years Nuclear Free", from August ... More >>

Flexibility in tertiary models key to addressing skills

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 2:09 pm | EMA

The deepening skills shortage is a key concern for employers which is why the EMA is keen to understand further detail around the Government’s announcement on tertiary models today. More >>

Tanks for the Rain - Zinc May Make Roof Rain Safer to Drink

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 11:51 am | Massey University

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - A new study of Wellington roof catchment rainwater has found that zinc in galvanised steel roofs can kill some bugs. But households concerned about the safety of emergency roof catchment rainwater in the event of an earthquake ... More >>

Stargazing for a New Generation of Chatham Island Scientists

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 9:46 am | The Kinship

Stargazing and bullets of light to excite a new generation of Chatham Island scientists 800 kilometres east of the South Island with only 600 residents, the Chatham Islands’ three schools only go up to year 8 and have very little access to scientific equipment, ... More >>

EIT Students to Spend Semester Overseas

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 4:21 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

EIT continues to grow its international student exchange programme, with two students heading to Germany next month. More >>