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Exceptional NCEA Results for Rangi Ruru

Friday, 3 February 2017, 9:15 am | Rangi Ruru Girls' School

A significant increase in the number of students achieving excellence in all NCEA levels is one of the new statistics making Rangi Ruru Girls’ School in Christchurch a standout in decile 8-10 schools across New Zealand. More >>

Make Safety Nub of Dental Hub

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 5:02 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

‘When dental hubs were set up to replace individual school dental clinics, we expected the very high standards of dental care for our children to continue,’ said Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF). More >>

Anxious school kids – what can parents do?

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 4:44 pm | Massey University

The start of the new school year is a time of excitement and nervous anticipation, but for some young people those nerves can bubble up into fully-fledged anxiety. More >>

Symposium Celebrates Diversity of Polytechnic Delivery

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 4:24 pm | Weltec

Researchers from across the country are converging in Wellington on Friday 3 February to showcase their research and innovation across an incredibly diverse range of disciplines and teaching areas. More >>

Children Short-changed by Teacher Drought

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 12:30 pm | PPTA Principal's Council

The New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF) President, Whetu Cormick says official views on availability of teachers and relief teachers and the reality facing principals in schools do not add up and children’s learning will suffer as a consequence. More >>

Last minute delivery saves the ‘first’ day

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 12:29 pm | NZ Uniforms

Last minute delivery saves the ‘first’ day Auckland NZ, 2 Feb 2016 The first day of high school is challenging enough without the prospect of not having a uniform for your child. Whangaparaoa mum Kirstie Jenner was in exactly that position when ... More >>

There is such a thing as a free lunch

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 9:52 am | Coca-Cola Amatil

The first day back to school means packed lunches are on the menu for many children across the country, but for those whose lunchboxes are empty, Eat My Lunch is coming to the table with help from Pump as part of a new partnership. More >>

Fruitgrowers Celebrate Educator’s Success

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 4:50 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

A self-confessed tree hugger, Gordon Reid is a driving force in educating workers who are helping underpin growth in the region’s flourishing fruit growing sector. More >>

Principals Applaud Plans for Te Reo Maori in Schools

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 4:38 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF) today applauded the announcement from the Green Party that they will support teaching te reo Māori to all New Zealanders in our public schools. More >>

International partnership in food science and nutrition

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 2:31 pm | Massey University

Massey University, through the Riddet Institute Centre of Research Excellence, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with three other universities, creating a new International Consortium in food science and nutrition. More >>

Ara Chief Executive retirement announced

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 1:59 pm | Ara Institute

After 40 years in the tertiary education sector Kay Giles, Ara Chief Executive, is to retire on 30 June 2017, it was announced to Ara staff today. More >>

All children deserve to learn Te Reo Maori - NZEI

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 12:24 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes the Green Party's goal for every New Zealand child to learn Te Reo Maori at school, and is calling for the professional development and training of teachers needed to make this possible. More >>

Indigenous research conference talks Mana Motuhake

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 12:05 pm | University of Waikato

Following on from the successes of its previous conferences in 2013 and 2015, He Manawa Whenua Indigenous Research Conference is being held again this year in Hamilton. More >>

Universal te reo in schools will rejuvenate the language

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 11:21 am | PPTA

Teachers around the country congratulate the Green Party for its commitment to teaching te reo Māori to every New Zealand child. PPTA Te Huarahi representative Johnny Waititi says, “E tautoko marika mātou ngā hiahia, ngā tumanako o Te Pāti Kākariki ... More >>

Taratahi Job Rich Programmes In High Demand

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 10:53 am | Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre

Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre is expecting a busy year with enrolments for programmes across the country opening this week. More >>

Hui Fono Celebrates Creating Innovative Traditions

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 4:50 pm | Adult and Community Education

The annual Adult and Community Education (ACE) Hui Fono will celebrate its ten - year milestone next month, February 22-24, when over 100 Māori and Pasifika community education practitioners come together at Te Wharewaka in Wellington. Participants ... More >>

Student digs deep to secure job at US elephant park

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 9:48 am | UNITEC

Foster Newman, a 21-year-old wildlife enthusiast from Devonport has left for the US to start his dream role at an elephant sanctuary in Tennessee. More >>

Labour and Greens put stake in the sand on education

Monday, 30 January 2017, 1:47 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

The commitment by Labour and Green leaders to properly fund education for all children has established education as a core election issue for voters this year, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

University centre to open in the heart of creative industry

Friday, 27 January 2017, 2:32 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

A new state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Miramar’s film sector will be established through a collaboration between Victoria University of Wellington and Miramar Creative Ltd, directed by Weta companies Co-founder Jamie Selkirk. More >>

Minister dammed for her lack of care and understanding

Friday, 27 January 2017, 11:36 am | Pat Newman

Pat Newman, President of Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association is scathing in his response to Minister Parata’s casual, uncaring and to be honest appalling response to the independent review on Principal Stress in her schools. More >>

Learning From the Rena Grounding

Friday, 27 January 2017, 9:08 am | Maritime New Zealand

School students this year can learn from New Zealand’s most significant maritime pollution emergency, the grounding of MV Rena . More >>

Free Festive Fun with Fat Freddy's Drop

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 4:50 pm | Weltec

Third year WelTec School of Business students, Dinah Luke and Cory Stickle, are days away from staging the 23rd annual Te Rā o te Raukura whanau community festival. Working as part of a team based at Maori radio station, Atiawa Toa FM, the January ... More >>

Disasters, diasporas, dream homes – Massey talks

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 4:18 pm | Massey University

How do we best cope after a natural disaster? Who do we allow to migrate here? What's with the growing distrust in politics ahead of this year’s election? With the housing crisis and associated insecurities? Massey University speakers – in a series of ... More >>

Graduate gets his screen time

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 1:34 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Dylan Oliver was a quiet, reserved 18-year-old when he launched into screen production studies at EIT’S ideaschool. Now a self-assured graduate, he is well on track for a career in New Zealand’s highly regarded screen industry. More >>

Supporting Disabled Teens to Succeed at School

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 11:24 am | Life Unlimited

26 January 2017 – The move to secondary school for young people with disabilities can be challenging, even for those who may have previously thrived at primary school. More >>

Partnership to strengthen legal research in New Zealand

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 10:30 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Law and Thomson Reuters have announced a new partnership to support and promote the Faculty’s leading legal research. The partnership will support authors from the Faculty of Law who are contributing ... More >>

Auckland doctor training partners with Bay of Plenty

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 10:24 am | University of Auckland

Medical students from the University of Auckland will have an opportunity to train in Whakatane from this year with the launch of its new regional rural medical training programme in the Bay of Plenty. More >>

New degree will benefit mental health sectors

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 10:19 am | Open Polytechnic

Enrolments are now open for Open Polytechnic’s new Bachelor of Social Health and Wellbeing. Offered through a mix of online learning and face-to-face workshops, the degree prepares graduates to work in the mental health, addictions and disability ... More >>

Creative opportunity for Pacific artists

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 1:59 pm | University of Canterbury

Traditional or contemporary Pacific artists can apply now to develop new directions in their artistic practice through anart residency at the University of Canterbury (UC). More >>

Course to build NZ expertise in Search Engine Optimisation

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 11:23 am | Unitec

A specialised Search Engine Optimisation course created by Unitec Institute of Technology and New Zealand’s most awarded SEO company, Pure SEO ( ), kicks off next month. More >>

The Getting of Wisdom Exchange: Focus on later life learning

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 10:04 am | ACE Aotearoa

National peak bodies for adult and community education, Adult Learning Australia (ALA) and ACE Aotearoa have combined with a European-based network of researchers (ELOA) to host a unique series of study tours and one day conferences in Ballarat ... More >>

Primary school leaders suffering stress and burnout

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 9:38 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

An independent, in-depth health and wellbeing survey of primary school principals and deputies has uncovered high levels of stress, burnout, excessive workloads and a lack of professional support from the Ministry of Education and school boards. More >>

Early schooling proposal flawed for boys

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 9:18 am | Big Buddy

Starting boys at school before they turn five will not do them any favours according to the co-authors of a new book on raising boys. More >>

A degree is a smart investment

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 2:40 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Students recognise that earning a degree creates great benefits for them and their families, and that’s why they are willing to take on an average of $15,000 debt as they know they’ll earn $1.3-$4 million more over their working lives than a ... More >>

Back to School Safety Tips

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 1:33 pm | Safe Kids

Thousands of students are marching back to school next month. Safekids Aotearoa has valuable safety tips to keep children safe. More >>

Back-to-school budget demands send parents into crisis

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 1:03 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Families still reeling from the expense of Christmas now face the high costs of the new school year along with rent increases and other rising costs of living. More >>

Opposition politicians having it both ways on student loans

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 12:58 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

It’s no wonder student loan balances and repayment times have risen over the last six years, when students pay nothing back in interest, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Earthquake experiences of visually impaired documented

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 11:48 am | Massey University

Recent earthquakes in the lower North and upper South Islands have been a stark reminder of the challenges residents confronted during the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010/2011. More >>

He Toki Apprentice Trust Expanding

Monday, 23 January 2017, 9:39 pm | He Toki ki te Rika

The He Toki Apprenticeship Trust, which has successfully recruited over 50 apprentices for the construction sector in a little over a year, is expanding into civil construction through a partnership with City Care in a joint venture partnership with JFC. More >>

Youth Hub Founder receives Top 10 honour

Monday, 23 January 2017, 9:36 pm | YouthHub

Youth Hub Founder receives Top 10 honour in New Zealand Innovator of the Year Awards FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 23 January 2017 More >>

UC takes top spot in University Challenge

Monday, 23 January 2017, 9:26 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury (UC) team has won New Zealand academia’s top trivia quiz show, University Challenge for the second year since the show returned to New Zealand screens in 2014. The UC team, team captain Stewart Alexander (PhD student ... More >>

$15,000 scholarship packages on offer to tertiary students

Monday, 23 January 2017, 9:25 pm | CRV Ambreed

Two $15,000 scholarship packages, which include international travel, are on offer to tertiary students interested in pursuing a career in the dairy and animal breeding sector. More >>

NZ Tertiary College Launches Health/Wellbeing Qualification

Monday, 23 January 2017, 12:54 pm | New Zealand Tertiary College

For the first time in 35 years, New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) will grow beyond early childhood teacher education. The college is launching health and wellbeing qualifications to support the health sector and communities both nationally and internationally ... More >>

Cost of education up by 48 per cent over decade

Friday, 20 January 2017, 10:39 am | ASG Education

The cost of a private education in New Zealand has risen by 48 per cent in the past decade according to exclusive research released today. More >>

Research exposes restricted health investment in West Africa

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 2:00 pm | University of Waikato

A recent study, led by University of Waikato’s Dr Thomas Stubbs, shows budget reduction targets and public sector caps, insisted on by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as loan conditions, result in reduced health spending and medical ‘brain drain’ ... More >>

ECE technology expertise shared with support of NZTC

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 12:45 pm | New Zealand Tertiary College

American early childhood education expert Chip Donohue is set to visit New Zealand to share his knowledge and launch his new book Family Engagement in the Digital Age: Early Childhood Educators as Media Mentors. More >>

Former Rangiora School Principal Won’t Seek Reinstatement

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 5:02 pm | Peggy Burrows

Peggy Burrows will not appeal the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) determination released late last week, which while upholding her claim of unjustified dismissal, rejected her request for reinstatement as Principal at Rangiora High School, a position ... More >>

New NZEI President’s “to do” list

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 4:25 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa’s new President, Lynda Stuart, today (18 January) begins her two-year term leading New Zealand’s largest education union. More >>

Telford Statement Symptom of Misguided Funding

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 1:10 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Media release Tertiary Education Union - Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa 18 January 2017 New Telford Transition Statement a Symptom of Misguided Government Funding Approaches More >>

New regional rural doctor training for Whakatane

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 11:22 am | University of Auckland

The first fifth year medical students in a new Regional-Rural Programme will soon be working at Whakatane Hospital and in local GP rooms. More >>

How is food used to foster social relationships at school?

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 1:30 pm | Massey University

A more holistic approach to health promotion in schools could lead to empowered youth according to a study by a Massey University academic. More >>

Bay Baker Shares A Passion For The Trade

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 10:35 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

The third generation in his family to work as a baker, Stefan Schmith is excited about passing on the secrets of his age-old trade to would-be bakers in Hawke’s Bay. More >>

NCEA Students Not Properly Prepared

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 9:05 am | Inspiration Education Limited

A Wellington-based education expert says students need to be better equipped to excel in exams to help avoid disappointment as results are released today. More >>

Parents’ guide to NCEA results

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 9:01 am | Careers New Zealand

Wellington, 17 January 2017 - About 160,000 students are anxiously awaiting the online release of their NCEA results. More >>

Springburn School joins War on Weeds

Monday, 16 January 2017, 5:06 pm | Weedbusters

Armed with saws, secateurs and Subway sandwiches, Springburn School students were a formidable force at Staveley Camp for a pre-Xmas weeding bee. More >>

UC research influences Government’s microbead ban

Monday, 16 January 2017, 4:57 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury research has influenced a Government proposal to ban personal care products containing plastic microbeads, announced today. More >>

Ageing parent care is complex for Chinese migrants

Monday, 16 January 2017, 3:49 pm | Massey University

Government policy changes in New Zealand and China are creating pressures for only child migrants from China who face difficult decisions juggling new lives with cultural expectations to care for ageing parents. Dr Liangni Sally Liu, a lecturer in Massey ... More >>

Learning the art of taonga pūoro

Monday, 16 January 2017, 1:52 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato student Te Oko Horoi Totorewa practices his musical technique with the pukaea – one of the instruments in the taonga pūoro collection. More >>

Waikato in semi-finals of University Challenge

Monday, 16 January 2017, 10:40 am | University of Waikato

Demonstrating their big brains and wealth of knowledge, the University of Waikato team has made it through to one of the 2016 semi-finals of University Challenge. The team takes on Auckland University in a programme due to air on Prime TV on 21 ... More >>

Former Rangiora High School Principal Wins

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 12:44 pm | Peggy Burrows

Media Release 15 January 2017 Former Rangiora High School Principal Wins Unfair Dismissal Claim “Relieved” is how dismissed Rangiora High School Principal Peggy Burrows is describing the way she feels about comprehensively winning her unfair ... More >>


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