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Auckland Kindergarten Association Pt Chevalier Kindergarten

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 7:04 pm | Auckland Kindergarten Association

There were plans for Pt Chevalier Kindergarten in Auckland to operate a dual-model delivery at the new Walmer Rd site in 2018, offering both kindergarten and Care and Early Learning Centre enrolments, under the Association’s KiNZ arm, and all on ... More >> eligibility check proves popular

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 4:19 pm | Tertiary Education Commission

Almost 18,000 learners checked their eligibility for the Government’s fees-free initiative in the first 24 hours of the online checking site going live. More >>

Maori Carving Project Underway

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 1:30 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Traditional carvers are crafting pou whakairo in a long-term project aimed at furnishing the interior of the wharenui on EIT’s Te Ara o Tāwhaki marae. More >>

UC Student Develops Revolutionary Polarised Contact Lenses

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 12:02 pm | University of Canterbury

A young Kiwi inventor has done it again. University of Canterbury student Logan Williams has invented 3D-printed polarised contact lenses providing sufferers of photosensitive epilepsy – where flashing light can cause epileptic seizure – ... More >>

Nuance's Voice Recognition Software Helps Dyslexic Trainees

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 11:33 am | Nuance Communications

SYDNEY, Australia, 6 December 2017 – Nuance’s flagship voice recognition software product, Dragon, is helping dyslexic trainees skill up to pursue careers in primary industry. More >>

MBIE Science Teaching Leadership Programme

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 10:45 am | Massey University

The Science Teaching Leadership Programme , funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, has inspired and motivated teachers to get behind science. More >>

Reading results show damage caused by National Standards

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 9:47 am | NZEI

New Zealand students dropped noticeably in their reading ability following the introduction of National Standards, according to results in an international report released today. More >>

Year 10s get business savvy

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 7:15 pm | Queen Margaret College

Year 10 students broke out their business wear at the end of November to design and market a product with the Young Enterprise Scheme’s BP Business Challenge. More >>

Initiative to Support Kiwi Student Startups Launches

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 5:30 pm | Entrepreneurs Organisation New Zealand

An annual initiative to find New Zealand’s most promising student entrepreneurs has launched - offering the winner a chance to compete at the international finals in Toronto. More >>

‘Fees Free’ at SAE

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 3:03 pm | SAE NZ

SAE Creative Media Institute in Auckland will be ‘fees free’ for New Zealand students starting their audio and film studies in January 2018, thanks to the New Zealand Government’s new tertiary education policy. More >>

‘Working for dole’ policy could do more harm than good

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 2:00 pm | Auckland University of Technology

Simplistic ‘working for the dole’ approaches are unlikely to have significant impact and could cause damage, says Professor Max Abbott – Dean of AUT’s Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences. More >>

Fees-Free Policy Will Widen Educational Inequality

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 1:48 pm | ACT New Zealand

"Labour will tax hardworking New Zealanders to fund university for students that come from disproportionately upper and middle class families," says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Fees-free tertiary education great news for all Kiwis

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 1:03 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Every New Zealander will benefit from making learning more accessible, the Tertiary Education Union said today in response to the government’s announcement that Kiwis who have recently left school, or who have done less than half a fulltime year of ... More >>

Victoria University & Volunteer Wellington Team Up

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 12:25 pm | Volunteer Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington And Volunteer Wellington Team up to Throw Out Challenge to Business More >>

Students Welcome Further Details on Fees-Free Eligibility

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 11:43 am | NZ Union of Students' Associations

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has welcomed today’s release of eligibility criteria for the Government’s fees-free policy. More >>

Government Musn't Waver on Closing Dead Duck Charter Schools

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 10:36 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Charter schools are unnecessary and a failed experiment and the coalition government must act as quickly as possible to either shut them down, or transition them into the state system, according to QPEC deputy Liz Gordon. More >>

Nutrition student awarded Claude McCarthy Fellowship

Monday, 4 December 2017, 4:49 pm | Massey University

Nutritional sciences PhD student Hajar Mazahery has been awarded the Claude McCarthy Fellowship, funding a trip to Spain for the Vitamin D Workshop. More >>

House Price Paper Wins Treasury University Challenge

Monday, 4 December 2017, 9:40 am | New Zealand Treasury

The issue of inflated house prices has made at least one young New Zealander happy after an essay on this topic took top spot in the Treasury’s University Challenge for 2017. This year’s challenge winner is Sam Wynands, who is currently studying ... More >>

2017 New Zealand Harkness Fellow Announced: Joe Beaglehole

Monday, 4 December 2017, 9:22 am | Fulbright NZ

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND, 4 December, 2017 - A policy analyst with a passion for the environment will work alongside top experts in the US as the 2017 Harkness Fellow explores the implications of rapid urbanisation and how to better plan for it in ... More >>

Ara prepares to welcome women INVS Tarini crew

Monday, 4 December 2017, 9:20 am | Ara Institute

When news arrived that the all-women-crewed INSV Tarini was stopping in Christchurch, Ara was quick to respond with an invite to the City Campus Christchurch, hosted by staff from the Next Step Centre for Women and the International Services team. The ... More >>

Apprentices are better off than graduates

Saturday, 2 December 2017, 2:16 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

New research by Berl is questioning the widely held belief that a university education leads to a more successful career for a school-leaver than an apprenticeship - Apprentices are financially better off than university graduates throughout most of their careers. ... More >>

Story of ‘where food comes from’ starts to grow

Saturday, 2 December 2017, 11:54 am | Soil Food and Society

Interest in a free-to-use science teaching tool, which draws on the story of where food comes from, food production and the role of primary industry in New Zealand, is starting to flourish across the education sector. More >>

Winner announced in top architecture students award

Friday, 1 December 2017, 1:31 pm | New Zealand Institute of Architects

Lucy Vete of the University of Auckland has won the annual design competition for final year students from the country’s schools of architecture. More >>

Mathematician Vivien Kirk Recognised for Mentoring Others

Friday, 1 December 2017, 11:17 am | Association for Women in the Sciences

Associate Professor Vivien Kirk has been recognised for her work mentoring young mathematicians and physicists with the Miriam Dell Excellence in Science Mentoring Award from the Association for Women in the Sciences (AWIS). More >>

Results of the 2016 Audits of Tertiary Education Institution

Friday, 1 December 2017, 10:18 am | Controller and Auditor-General

Letter sent on 28 November 2017 to Ms Sarah Dowie MP, Chairperson of the Education and Workforce Committee, House of Representatives. More >>

More beginning teachers will benefit Auckland children

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 5:30 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Children and schools will benefit from the extension of a beginning teacher scheme in Auckland next year. More >>

Powerhouse of Design Talent

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 4:53 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Design talent powered a spectacular end-of-year fashion show staged at EIT (on Wednesday, November 29 ) – an extravaganza featuring work produced by a first cohort of diploma students in just nine weeks. More >>

ACC & NZTA Launch Free Virtual Reality for Learner Drivers

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 11:35 am | Accident Compensation Corporation

ACC and the NZ Transport Agency have launched a virtual reality (VR) experience to prepare young drivers for practical tests The VR experience is an interactive drive through real New Zealand streets to help users spot hazards, check blind spots, ... More >>

Waste Themed Film Competition Winners Celebrated

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 10:58 am | Horizons Regional Council

Schools and early childhood centres in the Manawatu District that entered the ‘taking action in reducing waste’ short film competition were celebrated at a prize giving event held in Feilding last night. More >>

Keeping It in the Family - Another Ritchie Graduate

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 9:25 am | University of Waikato

Isa Ritchie’s family is rich with academic tradition. Two of her grandparents, James and Jane Ritchie, were professors at the University of Waikato and her mother Jenny lectured at Waikato for 17 years too. Isa’s great grandparents Pearl and ... More >>

Tradie’s Perseverance Pays Off

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 10:32 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

When Casey Aranui went looking for work experience for her EIT trades training programme, she was knocked back by a dozen builders. More >>

ERO Report Shows Value of Time to Lead, Teach And Learn

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 10:14 am | NZEI

A new ERO report has shown how much more students can achieve when teachers are freed to teach and are given professional development to enhance their skills. More >>

Research projects to improve outcomes for learners funded

Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 1:29 pm | Teaching and Learning Research Initiative

The Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) has awarded over $1.3 million in funding to eight projects, which are expected to improve outcomes for learners. More >>

A ‘Grandmaster’ in Art at Eastern Institute of Technology

Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 11:05 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

Having recently completed Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design studies at EIT’s ideaschool, Julienne Dickey is to embark on a third master’s degree next year – at the age of 68. More >>

Free High-Tech Learning Software for Low Decile Schools

Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 9:04 am | QuickSense

Low decile secondary schools are set to receive free high-tech learning software, as the New Zealand developers behind the innovative EdTech want to make learning accessible for all Kiwis. More >>

Opportunities for Pacific youth in trades

Monday, 27 November 2017, 11:10 am | Oceania Media

Opportunities for Pacific youth in trades Oceania Career Academy is working to generate more young Pacific people into higher paid employment, delivering a student-focused, career-focused and industry-driven programme. 2018 spaces for Pacific youth aged ... More >>

Leading Māori educators at Symposium

Monday, 27 November 2017, 10:18 am | NZEI

A groundbreaking symposium today brings to the Wellington stage the unique, innovative, creative and exciting things happening in indigenous education in Aotearoa. More >>

New Scholarship to Research Dance & Dementia

Monday, 27 November 2017, 9:53 am | Auckland University

A high-profile expatriate New Zealander has established a prestigious new postgraduate scholarship through the University of Auckland Campaign For All Our Futures to investigate the positive effect of dance for people with dementia. More >>

Southern Institute of Technology Award Ceremony, 28 November

Monday, 27 November 2017, 9:45 am | Southern Institute Of Technology

Members of the media are invited to Southern Institute of Technology (SIT)’s Award Ceremony to be held on Tuesday, November 28 at 7.30pm at the Civic Theatre, Invercargill. More >>

Chris Liddell funds scholarships to take Kiwis to Oxford

Monday, 27 November 2017, 9:13 am | University of Auckland

Exceptional University of Auckland student Johann Go is the first to receive a new scholarship to Oxford University funded by international businessman Chris Liddell. More >>

Accolade for one of te reo Māori's leading advocates

Saturday, 25 November 2017, 11:31 am | University of Waikato

Embargoed until 10pm, 24 November 2017 Te reo Māori version of release will also be available after the event. More >>

Empower locals to decide the future of WITT

Friday, 24 November 2017, 5:02 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Empower locals to decide the future of WITT Staff, students and the local community should decide the future of Western Institute of Technology Taranaki (WITT), not an external advisor who has less experience of what it is like to work and study ... More >>

Diamond polishes her skills to better serve BOP community

Friday, 24 November 2017, 3:41 pm | University of Waikato

Living up to her name, Danielle Jade Diamond is shining bright in the area of community psychology in the Bay of Plenty. More >>

Rahui on Kaikohe Intermediate School Lifted

Friday, 24 November 2017, 10:01 am | Ngapuhi Kaumatua and Kuia

Ngapuhi kaumatua David Rankin has lifted the rahui placed on Kaikohe Intermediate School following the school's decision to name one of its buildings after a sacred Ngapuhi site associated with death. More >>

Top Tourism School Partners with International Airline

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 5:38 pm | New Zealand School of Tourism

A new partnership between New Zealand’s largest travel and tourism school and one of China’s fastest growing airlines is creating global opportunities for aspiring flight attendants. More >>

NZUSA elects 2018 student leaders

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 5:03 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has elected the student representatives who will lead the movement in 2018. Jonathan Gee was unanimously re-elected to serve a second term as President, with Melissa Evans elected to serve ... More >>

First Pasifika researcher to win education award

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 2:40 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) Pasifika Education specialist Tufulasi Taleni has been awarded the 2017 NZARE Rae Munro Award for excellence for his Master’s thesis – the first Pasifika researcher to receive the award. More >>

Schools liable if caretakers not safety trained

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 1:34 pm | CrestClean

A health and safety expert says schools are risking heavy fines if their caretaker falls off a ladder and has not got adequate safe systems of work in place for working at heights. More >>

Giving Cash without Strings Attached Can Improve Health

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 11:52 am | Otago University

New research has shown governments can help improve health in low and middle income countries, simply by providing cash to people living in poverty. More >>

Gateway to High-Flying Career for Green Bay Student

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 11:23 am | Service IQ

An ambitious Year 12 student from Auckland’s Green Bay High School has won a valuable scholarship to help propel him towards his goal of becoming an airline pilot. More >>

Kristmas Knack - NZ handmade craft and design

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 5:14 pm | Berhampore Primary School Knack Market

Knack is Berhampore School's major fundraiser and is run four times a year, seasonally. More >>

Disability, advocacy, activism as a mother

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 5:12 pm | Massey University

For the mothers of disabled children, navigating the roles of advocate and activist can be complex, confronting and a constant struggle. Now seven women – all mothers of disabled children, activists and academics – have co-authored a paper about ... More >>

Mayor Tim Shadbolt Accommodation Bursaries for Invercargill

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 1:57 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) is pleased to announce an accommodation bursary for students eligible for the Government’s Fees Free policy that comes into effect on 01 January 2018. His worship, Mayor of Invercargill Tim Shadbolt having supported ... More >>

“Future scientists” get their first taste of chemistry

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 1:48 pm | BASF

Sydney, Australia – November 22, 2017 – Students from five primary schools across Auckland will don their safety goggles and head to the science labs at the University of Auckland for the annual BASF Kids’ Lab program from 22 - 23 November 2017. More >>

Sociologist to Receive Highest Honour at Massey Graduation

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 12:07 pm | Massey University

Methane-munching bacteria to reduce greenhouse gases; long term health conditions; autism; fatherhood; pastoral counselling in Samoa; and how tikanga (Māori cultural practices) can influence businesses are among the topics of 47 doctoral graduands ... More >>

Government Passes up Opportunity to Fix Teacher Shortages

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 11:55 am | PPTA

Secondary teachers are disappointed the government has passed up an opportunity to help alleviate the secondary teacher shortage says PPTA president, Jack Boyle. More >>

GCSB supporting women in STEM through academic scholarships

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 10:50 am | Government Communications Security Bureau

The Government Communications Bureau (GSCB) has awarded four $10,000 tertiary scholarships to women studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects at New Zealand universities. The scholarships are intended to encourage more women ... More >>

US Historian Commemorates Memory, Images of WWI

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 10:38 am | Massey University

What people see matters more than what they read, according to renowned United States World War One historian, Professor Jay Winter, in regard to war images and accounts. More >>

Social entrepreneurs want Impact Hub in the Waikato

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 7:08 pm | Wintech

There was no denying the electricity in the air when a group of social entrepreneurs gathered at Wintec to confirm their support for a Waikato-based Impact Hub this month. More >>

Lincoln University transformation report sets bold vision

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 6:34 pm | Lincoln University

Lincoln University today welcomes publication of the Transformation Board Report, which sets out a bold and achievable vision for the institution to become a globally ranked top five university in agriculture, and a top five New Zealand university. More >>



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