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Bioengineering graduate develops app to tackle sunburn

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 11:22 am | Auckland Bioengineering Institute

Ming Cheuk, who graduated from the University of Auckland today with a PhD in Bioengineering, is one of the brains behind an app being used worldwide to help people understand their risk of sunburn. More >>

Husband and wife graduate same day with same degree

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 11:21 am | University of Auckland

Francesca Casu and husband Davide Zazzaro like to joke they do everything together so it’s no surprise that today they graduate from the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Science with matching doctorates. More >>

Another marathon completed but this time it’s a PhD

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 11:20 am | University of Auckland

University of Auckland science graduate Charlotte Connell completes another marathon today but this time all she has to do is don cap and gown and walk on stage. More >>

Universities important but skills can be learned on the job

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 11:05 am | Make Lemonade

If New Zealand raises its education outcomes over a period of 20 years to a level comparable with Finland, it can generate a 204 percent increase in GDP worth an additional $US258 billion, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. More >>

Students take out international competion

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 11:02 am | Queen Margaret College

A trio of Year 6 students at Queen Margaret College have won an international competition after creating an app idea to help people evacuate during a tsunami. More >>

First heritage conservation degree conferred

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 10:50 am | University of Auckland

Being raised in Hong Kong, the world’s fourth most densely populated area influenced the future career path of University of Auckland student Sum Yee Ling. More >>

Lincoln a global leader in sport science

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 10:46 am | Lincoln University

Lincoln University’s sport science expertise has received international recognition, thanks to the work of one academic. More >>

Champion Freight becomes SCOUTS latest Award Scheme Champion

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 10:44 am | Scouts New Zealand

Champion Freight – a New Zealand owned and operated freight forwarding company specialising in international sea freight has become SCOUTS New Zealand’s latest Award Scheme Champion for the Scouts Section Conservation Badge. The Conservation ... More >>

Ara tutor writes the textbook on global disability theatre

Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 9:32 am | Ara Institute

Thirteen years of working with intellectually disabled actors, a six-year PhD into disability in theatre and becoming part of a global network of leading academics and differently-abled theatre companies has recently led to a book contract for Ara ... More >>

StudyCrown: Hassle free study in NZ for Foreigners

Monday, 25 September 2017, 3:26 pm | Edtech

Education Sector is booming in New Zealand and International students want to study in NZ because of high quality education, innovative teach techniques and New Zealand offers this quality education experience in a safe, welcoming, affordable, clean ... More >>

New qualifications launched by Open Polytechnic

Monday, 25 September 2017, 2:37 pm | Open Polytechnic

A brand new suite of Library and Information Studies qualifications have been launched by Open Polytechnic, New Zealand’s specialist provider of online and distance learning. More >>

Defining social work in Aotearoa

Monday, 25 September 2017, 10:53 am | Massey University

A new book published by the Massey University Press looks back at the past 40 years of research and teaching Social Work at Massey University. More >>

Increasing China's political influence in NZ

Monday, 25 September 2017, 10:34 am | University of Canterbury

A leading University of Canterbury academic is calling for New Zealand to take the threat of China’s growing political influence in its affairs more seriously. More >>

Awhina Tapiata has earned the Sacha McKnight Cup for 2017

Monday, 25 September 2017, 10:01 am | Ara Institute

“Perseverance and stickability” against the odds has earned star Bachelor of Nursing student Awhina Tapiata the Sacha McKnight Cup for 2017. More >>

Learn about dog safety at Animates

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 4:46 pm | Animates Pet Store

Animates is offering free school holiday workshops on how to best interact with dogs School holidays are just around the corner, and for the first time, Animates is partnering with ‘Kids Safe with Dogs Charitable Trust’ to educate children ... More >>

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School opens makerspace

Friday, 22 September 2017, 5:02 pm | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School opens makerspace and announces participation in the 21C Skills Lab Trailblazer Project More >>

Pregnant women are not getting enough Omega-3

Friday, 22 September 2017, 2:49 pm | Massey University

The first ever study on the intakes of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in pregnant women in New Zealand, has found only 30 per cent are getting the recommended daily amount. More >>

Research shows surge in outdoor smokefree action around NZ

Friday, 22 September 2017, 10:29 am | University of Otago

Local outdoor smokefree action is rapidly growing around New Zealand, according to new research from the University of Otago, Wellington. More >>

New Zealand hotel room rates are not expensive

Friday, 22 September 2017, 9:58 am | Lincoln University

New Lincoln University research shows New Zealand hotel room rates from 2000 to 2017 were cheaper than international destinations such as Los Angeles, Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore and Greater London. More >>

New digital media centre from Government’s funding

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 5:12 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

A leading member of Japan’s digital media industry is joining Victoria University of Wellington as Director of a new Computational Media Innovation Centre (CMIC). More >>

Improvements for schools running board elections

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 3:01 pm | NZSTA

The Ministry of Education (Ministry) and the New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) are trialling a new way of running board of trustee elections to streamline the process and reduce the workload on individual schools More >>

Emergency preparation – only for the privileged?

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 2:07 pm | Massey University

Storing food and other supplies in case of a disaster is out of the question for people who cannot afford the basics for everyday living – a key issue that needs to be addressed by emergency preparedness agencies, according to new research from ... More >>

Students Compete in 48-Hour Challenge to Improve Wellbeing

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 11:57 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury’s Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) has created a unique and competitive way to improve wellbeing via a new national social enterprise challenge, in the lead up to the Social Enterprise World Forum . More >>

The Bitter Trend audio and visual experience at FLUX Space

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 10:18 am | Massey University

The Bitter Trend audio and visual experience at FLUX Space on the 15th of October More >>

Growth Mindset Key to Effective Teaching

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 9:24 am | Villa Education Trust

A Properly Held Growth Mindset is THE key to Effective Teaching for Improvement and Excellence More >>

McClay’s claims of economic gains from TPPA-11 discredited

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 4:00 pm | University of Auckland

Last month, trade minister Todd McClay claimed the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement minus the US (TPPA-11) could still ‘add $2.5 billion annually to our economy and eliminate costly tariffs – saving New Zealand companies $222 million each year’. More >>

3,200 students cap off studies in Spring graduation

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 2:35 pm | University of Auckland

Record numbers of students will receive qualifications in this year’s University of Auckland Spring graduation. Some 3,240 students will graduate in person or in absentia, an increase of around 80 on last year’s number. More >>

Pomare School children become book illustrators

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 12:16 pm | Pomare School

dare2discover has partnered with Pomare School to illustrate an eco- fairy tale, Snow Bright and the Frozen Waste, written by Geraldine Brophy. More >>

Education Crisis Unaddressed

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 11:58 am | Education for All

In 2008 IHC lodged its complaint against the on-going failure of New Zealand Governments and the Ministry of Education to ensure that disabled children access a quality education on an equal basis to others in New Zealand schools. IHC’s claim provided overwhelming ... More >>

Life-changing opportunity for Woolf Fisher scholars

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 11:10 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Three outstanding young New Zealanders with the potential to be leaders in their field have each been awarded a life-changing Woolf Fisher Scholarship to study at Cambridge. More >>

National Association of Headteachers Launch Ideagen EasySite

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 8:41 am | Association of Headteachers

The National Association of Headteachers (NAHT) is to launch a new website during its 120-year anniversary using software from Ideagen. More >>

SIT Open Day

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 4:12 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) is holding an Open Day this Friday 22 September. This is a chance for prospective students to come along and observe lectures, meet tutors, check out the facilities, attend workshops and enjoy a free BBQ lunch and ... More >>

Chinese National Day

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 2:56 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) will hold a flag raising to commemorate Chinese National Day. Held at the SIT flag pole opposite the SIT Café from 8.30am – 9am on Monday 2 October, staff, students and anyone interested is welcome to attend. ... More >>

Hundreds of kids to get acting masterclass from world's best

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 12:39 pm | Amici

Hundreds of children from throughout New Zealand are expected to converge on Auckland next month to learn from some of the world’s best musical theatre professionals involved in JUNIOR THEATRE CELEBRATION . More >>

Assistive Technology Makes a Difference at Kapiti College

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 11:22 am | Nuance Communications

SYDNEY, Australia, 19 September 2017 – The range of aids and technology now available to help students with a disability learn and boost their self-esteem has flourished, and is making a difference in schools in New Zealand. More >>

Neakiry Kivi wins the Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka Awards

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 10:41 am | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

The Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka Awards supreme winner for 2017 is Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Year 13 student Neakiry Kivi for her presentation "Reinventing Solar: the solution is clear". More >>

New Zealand’s Rivers: can we learn from history?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 9:55 am | University of Canterbury

Rivers have become a contentious election issue, attracting significant controversy, reflecting the sense of urgency that many New Zealanders feel about the perilous state of many of our waterways. More >>

7 hacks for surviving NZ’s toughest NCEA exam

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 9:52 am | Inspiration Education Limited

Last year, a change of format to their first ever maths exam left some New Zealand high school students in tears and saw dozens of complaints laid with testing authorities. More >>

FLANZ Looks to Expand Technology Enabled Learning in NZ

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 9:52 am | Flexible Learning Network

Flexible Learning association looking to breath new life into technology enabled learning in New Zealand More >>

Otago University tops national educational performance

Monday, 18 September 2017, 4:22 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago tops national educational performance measures The University of Otago has topped every one of the latest key Government indicators measuring the educational performance of students at New Zealand’s universities. Released today ... More >>

Dr Wham awarded Dietitians NZ Award of Excellence

Monday, 18 September 2017, 1:23 pm | Massey University

Associate Professor Carol Wham from Massey University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition recently received the prestigious Dietitians NZ Award of Excellence in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Dietetics. She was presented the award ... More >>

New dawn for Māori history in schools

Monday, 18 September 2017, 1:01 pm | NZSTA

Implementation of the New Zealand history curriculum resource, Te Takanga o te Wā was launched in style at Te Papaiouru Marae in Rotorua on Saturday. More >>

Award Recognises Outstanding Commitment to Children’s Ed

Monday, 18 September 2017, 11:01 am | Life Education Trust

Hamilton local Wayne Goodwin was recently presented with an Outstanding Community Service Award from Life Education Trust. More >>

Schools line up for first Māori robotics challenge

Monday, 18 September 2017, 10:21 am | Te Whare Wananga

Twelve teams from primary schools across the Eastern Bay of Plenty will compete in a new regional robotics competition in Whakatāne this week. More >>

Skills Active scores top marks in NZQA review

Friday, 15 September 2017, 3:04 pm | Skills Active

Skills Active received the highest rating possible in this year's external evaluation and review (EER) conducted by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). More >>

Whitireia And Weltec Join Forces

Friday, 15 September 2017, 2:35 pm | WelTech and Whitireia

Whitireia And Weltec Join Forces To Establish A Health And Social Services Centre Of Learning More >>

Making NZ more affordable for international students

Friday, 15 September 2017, 2:31 pm | Tambook

“Making studying English abroad an affordable adventure”. This is the mission of the New Zealand startup, Tambook Limited. More >>

AUT Wins Acclaim for Innovation in Education

Friday, 15 September 2017, 11:26 am | Microsoft New Zealand

Auckland University of Technology has taken the top prize, the Overall Excellence Award, at the Microsoft Tertiary ICT Innovation Awards. Presented at the Tertiary Education ICT Conference, the prize celebrates excellence in technology. More >>

Four Tauira Win Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships

Friday, 15 September 2017, 11:20 am | Waikato Regional Council

The Hamilton-based University of Waikato students are now also this year’s winners of Waikato Regional Council and Waikato-Tainui Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships. More >>

Growing Up Monolingual Inspired Academic To Learn Te Reo

Friday, 15 September 2017, 10:01 am | University of Auckland

An academic’s childhood growing up in a monolingual education system inspired him to learn te reo Māori as an adult, and to a research career in bilingualism. Professor Stephen May will share his story and the importance of bilingualism and his 30 years ... More >>

Young artists & curators highlighted at the Pah Homestead

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 4:30 pm | The James Wallace Arts Trust

On Monday 11th September, the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre hosted the 6th Annual Secondary School Wallace Art Awards. This year’s awards received over 300 entries nationwide, with 30 finalists. More >>

Teacher Shortages Not Just an Auckland Issue

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 12:04 pm | Early Childhood Council

Adding trained overseas teachers to the Skilled Migrant and Essential Skills policy list may help address teacher shortages in the early childhood sector The Early Childhood Council (ECC) says teacher shortages are not just a school issue, and it’s not ... More >>

Te Reo-Speaking Parents Likely to Enrol Kids in Māori Ed

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 11:02 am | Statistics New Zealand

Te reo-speaking parents are more likely to enrol children in kaupapa Māori education More >>

Lincoln leads graduate employment figures

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 10:30 am | Lincoln University

New figures show Lincoln University qualifications are highly effective in New Zealand for graduate employment. More >>

Ara Graduates’ Sweet Moments of Success after Sacrifice

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 10:30 am | Ara Institute

Every person graduating this Friday at the Ara Spring Graduation Ceremony deserves the highest praise for their hard work and their achievement. More >>

Te Auaha Turns On The Lights

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 10:22 am | NZ Institute of Creativity

Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Creativity has moved one step closer to its opening on Wednesday evening with a sneak peek into what is to come when the new world-class campus opens its doors in early 2018. More >>

Graduates’ sweet moments of success after sacrifice

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 10:02 am | Ara Institute

Every person graduating this Friday at the Ara Spring Graduation Ceremony deserves the highest praise for their hard work and their achievement. More >>

Ara Tutors Trial New Methods of Integrating Technology

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 9:47 am | Ara Institute

Awards: Ara tutors are trialling new methods of integrating technology and actively seeking feedback to improve the efficacy of their teaching. More >>

Wintec takes on the Internet of Things

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 4:25 pm | Wintec

The Internet of Things or IoT and its potential for influencing change has inspired Wintec to launch IoTWaikato, to explore ways in which this hot-button technology of the moment can empower everyday lives and the region’s economy. More >>

Digital technology to improve education for Māori and blind

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 4:06 pm | The Mind Lab

Auckland, 13 September 2017 – Sandy Bornholdt from Mt Manganui’s Te Kura o Matapihi has been recognised as the country’s top digital teacher, winning the prestigious NEXT Expert Teacher Award at The Mind Lab by Unitec’s graduation in Auckland yesterday. More >>



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