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UC Connect public lecture: Marketing mental wellbeing in NZ

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 3:23 pm | University of Canterbury

New Zealand regularly excels in two paradoxical international ratings. We are often seen as one of the happiest countries on Earth, but we are also seen as a country that suffers deeply from poor mental health. More >>

Academic Quality Agency & NZUSA Memorandum of Understanding

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 12:16 pm | Academic Quality Agency for NZ Universities

After working together for several years, the Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities (AQA) and the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) have agreed a formal partnership to enhance student voice and the engagement of students ... More >>

Manfeild Evento Vibe Captures Students

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 9:09 am | Evento

NATURE being the core theme of Evento seems entirely appropriate for one participant school – Waiopehu College’s involvement appears to be ever-growing. More >>

Berhampore Primary School Hosts Brainwave Seminar

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 9:04 am | Berhampore Primary School

We sometimes think of the adolescent years as a time of challenging behaviours. An understanding of the changes taking place in the adolescent brain may help you to view these years as a positive step on their journey to adulthood. More >>

Another gold for Wintec clinic

Monday, 24 July 2017, 4:46 pm | Wintec

Wintec’s Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance has once again received international recognition from the American College of Sports Medicine. More >>

New Trades Campus a Shot in the Arm for Construction

Monday, 24 July 2017, 2:10 pm | Aspire2 Trades

Auckland’s skills-hungry construction sector is about to get a big boost, thanks to a brand-new trades training campus, which opens in Manukau next month. More >>

Bikes in Schools Auckland celebrates 25th school at Ranui

Monday, 24 July 2017, 1:39 pm | Auckland Transport

Today Ranui School pupils hopped on the school’s 40 new bikes and took the maiden lap of the school’s brand new bike track. More >>

Sexist Attitude in Early Education Management Must Change

Monday, 24 July 2017, 9:59 am | ChildForum

The Education Ministry was well aware for at least 20 years on the need to recruit and retain male early childhood teachers, and it is shameful that it did not do anything about it. More >>

Cyber Security Researchers of Waikato University

Monday, 24 July 2017, 9:15 am | Cyber Security Researchers of Waikato

In 2013, the Cyber Security Researchers of Waikato aka CROW became the first cyber security lab established in a New Zealand educational institution as part of the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Waikato. More >>

Ground broken on new UCSA building Haere-roa

Friday, 21 July 2017, 6:32 pm | University of Canterbury

The press release that follows is released by the University of Canterbury on behalf of the University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA): More >>

Principals Applaud Demise of National Standards

Friday, 21 July 2017, 3:48 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

The New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF) President, Whetu Cormick, is delighted at Labour's announcement that they would scrap national standards if they become the Government in September. More >>

Future of Public Tertiary Education is on the Ballot Paper

Friday, 21 July 2017, 3:03 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Labour’s promise to ditch the National-led Government’s plans to change the law so that public funds can be diverted to for-profit education offers voters a real choice in this election about the future of public tertiary education, the Tertiary ... More >>

Professor honoured for contribution to mobility for blind

Friday, 21 July 2017, 2:34 pm | Massey University

Professor Emeritus Steve La Grow has been awarded the Suterko-Cory Award , for contributions to the field of orientation and mobility for the blind, beyond the borders in which one lives and works. More >>

Challenging times for students returning to school

Friday, 21 July 2017, 1:27 pm | Girl Guiding

This Monday 785,000 students will return to school to face term three. A new study shows that two thirds of those surveyed could find the return daunting. A study by GirlGuiding New Zealand of 4365 girls between the ages of seven and 17 found school ... More >>

Great excitement over micro-credentials

Friday, 21 July 2017, 11:36 am | Otago Polytech

Small enough to be manageable, big enough to be meaningful. EduBits, Otago Polytechnic’s new micro-credential service, is about to be launched and the institution is celebrating these small credentials in big style! EduBits are small credentials that enable applicants ... More >>

Review of the Committee on University Academic Programmes

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 12:48 pm | AQA

The 2017 Review of the Committee on University Academic Programmes (CUAP) has indicated strong support within the sector and from stakeholders who were consulted by the Panel that CUAP is operating effectively. Its processes of programme approval and ... More >>

Strong endorsement for NZ university academic standards

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 12:38 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Strong endorsement for NZ university academic standards 20 July 2017 An independent review released today has strongly endorsed the quality assurance system that sits across all New Zealand university academic programmes and qualifications. More >>

IHC Welcomes Moves Towards a New Disability System

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 11:15 am | IHC

20 July 2017 - IHC welcomes moves towards a new disability system that puts greater choice and control over services in the hands of disabled people. More >>

Agri-Women’s Development Scholarship Boost for Farming Women

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 10:12 am | Agri-Women's Development Trust

Two farming women from opposite ends of New Zealand are making the most of scholarships received for a national leadership and governance programme for women in primary industries. More >>

Raise your glass to knowledge

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 9:58 am | University of Auckland

Auckland is the latest city to join a worldwide initiative to transform bars into lecture theatres. More >>

Otago Polytechnic Engineering students fly into study

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 1:58 pm | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic Engineering students fly into study They may not loop the loop, but a group of magnificent Otago Polytechnic students are about to defy the crowds by building a flying machine! A Vans RV12 aeroplane kit will arrive on site at Otago ... More >>

Bluff Marae Taking An Early Lead With Kids Coding

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 5:33 pm | CodeCamp

The latest announcement by Nikki Kay with kids computational thinking being introduced to the school curriculum for ages 5 through to 10 is a long needed upgrade to an education system that hasn’t been changed for the last 10 years, is well overdue ... More >>

Architecture and Planning celebrates first 100 years

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 1:33 pm | University of Auckland

The School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland celebrates its centenary in September with a series of events including exhibitions, a symposium and the launch of a book detailing the school’s rich history. In its modest beginnings ... More >>

Scholarship Winner Environmental Enthusiast

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 12:18 pm | Lincoln University

The 21 year-old grew up on a small dairy grazing block on the edge of Mt Pirongia, Waikato, and is in the third year of a Bachelor of Science degree with a Conservation and Ecology major at Lincoln University. He was recently awarded a Southern Environmental ... More >>

‘If my son can do it, so can I’

Monday, 17 July 2017, 4:10 pm | Site Safe NZ

For immediate release By Site Safe New Zealand ‘If my son can do it, so can I’ For Larena McGregor, completing a painting apprenticeship has been a ticket to job security and independence. The mother-of-two said retraining as a painter was one ... More >>

Otago Polytechnic invests in Central Otago

Monday, 17 July 2017, 2:46 pm | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic invests in Central Otago Otago Polytechnic is investing in Central Otago’s educational future with a new Trades Hub and student accommodation for its Central campus. Construction will begin once consents are obtained on the new ... More >>

Studying in Auckland included as part of the curriculum

Monday, 17 July 2017, 1:23 pm | ATEED

Auckland is set to welcome a new group of Korean international students, thanks to an agreement which sees the inclusion of studying in New Zealand’s largest city as part of the curriculum at the training institute, Koguryeo College. More >>

Cutting Nearly 200 Staff Puts Otago Uni’s Reputation at risk

Friday, 14 July 2017, 4:15 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Staff at the University of Otago are deeply concerned about the impact Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne’s plan to cut 182 full time equivalent jobs will have on students and the university’s ability to continue providing world class learning opportunities. More >>

School board trustees descend on Dunedin

Friday, 14 July 2017, 3:31 pm | NZSTA

Despite the storm moving over the country and causing major travel delays, the 28th annual New Zealand School Trustee Association (NZSTA) conference, has kicked-off this morning in Dunedin. More >>

Cadetships to fast-track engineering students into jobs

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 3:22 pm | Wintec

Wintec and Waikato District Council will launch a cadetship programme next year that will create employment opportunities for civil engineering students and ensure the council has a highly skilled and qualified workforce. More >>

Lincoln experience important chapter in success story

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 2:53 pm | Lincoln University

Young Farmer 2017 winner Nigel Woodhead says his time at Lincoln University opened doors for him which contributed to his success. More >>

Two UC student teams win prestigious IT awards

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 1:50 pm | University of Canterbury

Augmented reality stock management and cloud-based health and safety management concepts have shot two entrepreneurial groups of University of Canterbury (UC) students into the top three in the national MYOB IT Challenge for innovative business solutions. More >>

Podcast series explores immigration in NZ

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 1:08 pm | Massey University

Sociologist Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley hopes New Zealanders will eventually drop the word ‘immigrant’ and use ‘neighbour’, ‘friend’ or ‘colleague’ instead. More >>

School trustees focused on student progress and achievement

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 11:54 am | NZ Council for Educational Research

School trustees have a strong focus on strategy and most principals feel boards add value to schools. More >>

Proposal To Increase Student Loans - More Than Meets The Eye

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 10:05 am | New Zealand Union of Students' Associations

12 July 2017 - The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) says that there’s more than meets the eye with recent proposals to increase student loan borrowing. More >>

Animal genetics boosted by new Centre

Wednesday, 12 July 2017, 4:08 pm | Massey University

Massey University’s A.L. Rae Centre for Genetics and Breeding will officially launch tonight, bringing world-leading New Zealand scientist Professor Dorian Garrick home to lead it. More >>

Wintec’s top hospitality students line up

Wednesday, 12 July 2017, 3:13 pm | Wintec

Wintec’s top hospitality students will go head to head with New Zealand’s emerging culinary and restaurant service superstars at the annual Nestlé Toque d’Or competition later this month. More >>

Pornography Impacts Forum in Wellington

Wednesday, 12 July 2017, 10:00 am | Pornography Impacts Forum

July 12, 2017 - The Pornography Impacts Forum in Wellington on August 3rd will bring together thought leaders and practitioners from across Australia and New Zealand to discuss the impact that pornography is having on young people and what we can ... More >>

More young talent needed for NZ’s primary industries

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 4:26 pm | University of Waikato

More young talent needed for NZ’s primary industries Growing up, Jack Keeys couldn’t decide whether he wanted to be a scientist or accountant – so he’s forging a unique career path in New Zealand’s primary industries which combines both. This ... More >>

Southern Institute of Technology Re-O Week

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 4:05 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) is welcoming new and returning students at Re-O Week beginning this Wednesday 12 July and running until Friday 14 July. More >>

Industry leads effort to highlight pathway

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 3:57 pm | Joint Press Release

The Manawatu - Whanganui Distribution and Logistics Sector Working Party aims to lift the profile of the sector and unites with tertiary providers to fill a looming skills shortage. More >>

3D Animation students win awards and internships

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 3:35 pm | Media Design School

3D Animation students win awards and internships in global creative competition FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE After receiving 8,725 digital projects created by 2,752 students from more than 80 countries worldwide, The Rookies student winners for 2017 have ... More >>

SIT students do well at hairstylist of the year awards

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 2:38 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

Three full time students from Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) have competed and done extremely well at the New Zealand Association of Registered Hairdressers (NZARH) Regional Hairstylist of the year awards. More >>

Chinese presidents visit NZ tertiary education institutes

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 2:24 pm | Wintec

Twenty-two presidents* from vocational technical colleges in China are in New Zealand for two weeks of leadership training as part of the New Zealand China Vocational Education and Training Model Programme. Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) ... More >>

Political experiment on Rotorua and Taupo students unwelcome

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 1:49 pm | PPTA

Rotorua and Taupo teachers are hugely frustrated to hear that a charter school is set open in their rohe next year. More >>

NZ Research Shows Potential for First Gonorrhoea Vaccine

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 10:49 am | Auckland University

New Zealand-led research has shown a link between the meningococcal group B vaccine (MeNZB™) used here between 2004 and 2008 and a reduction in cases of gonorrhoea. The research, led by Dr Helen Petousis-Harris of the University’s Faculty of Medical ... More >>

Modified Baby-Led Weaning Shows Benefits for Infants

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 9:20 am | Otago University

Tuesday 11 July 2017 - Babies who feed themselves as soon as they have started eating solids appear to be less fussy eaters, new University of Otago research has found. More >>

Weeds Head for The Hills as Climate Warms

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 9:18 am | Lincoln University

Tuesday 11 July 2017 - Scientists are warning that alpine plants are at risk of extinction as climate change, skiing and mountain tourism spread weeds to higher altitudes. More >>

Unitec welcomes Beijing dance students

Monday, 10 July 2017, 4:39 pm | UNITEC

Unitec welcomes Beijing dance students and returning Adjunct Professor PR/10 July 2017: On Monday 10 July at Unitec’s Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae in Auckland, visiting international students and staff from the Beijing Dance Academy (BDA) in China were ... More >>

Schools Applaud New Job Offer And Training Package for Kids

Monday, 10 July 2017, 3:35 pm | Auto Super Shoppes Academy

STARTS Auckland teachers are applauding a new automotive academy that not only offers school leavers the chance to develop a can-do attitude, it offers a job to all those who graduate. More >>

Pay equity: International nursing qualifications equal to NZ Level 3

Monday, 10 July 2017, 3:28 pm | Careerforce

International nursing qualifications equivalent to NZ Level 3 International nursing qualifications now assessed as equivalent to New Zealand Level 3 Certificate. MEDIA RELEASE 10 July 2017 Care and support workers holding nursing degrees from the Philippines, ... More >>

Community-led school governance working well

Monday, 10 July 2017, 3:09 pm | NZSTA

Community-led boards of trustees are governing their local schools well, actively improving their governance practices and focussed on the outcomes their schools deliver for students, according to the NZCER national survey of primary and intermediate ... More >>

NZ health sector ‘data rich, information poor’

Monday, 10 July 2017, 12:25 pm | Massey University

New Zealand faces a critical shortage of skilled practitioners able to analyse, interpret and disseminate data needed to inform and improve health services for New Zealanders. More >>

Top global speaker on Internet of Things

Monday, 10 July 2017, 11:26 am | Ara Institute

Almost everything is online and accessible 24/7. We work, play, plan and shop online. Staying current in technology is essential, but with the rate of change and volumes of information, that’s often easier said than done. Take the Internet of Things ... More >>

A wild start planned for new Tauranga public lecture series

Sunday, 9 July 2017, 8:41 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato is hosting a new public lecture series in Tauranga, kicking off on 20 July with Professor of Psychology and Crime Science, Devon Polaschek , who will explore psychopathy in the wild and in prison. More >>

Ecosystem understanding crucial in agriculture

Friday, 7 July 2017, 2:45 pm | Lincoln University

Ecosystem understanding crucial in agriculture The future of agriculture rests on the next generation of leaders understanding interactions among species, Associate Professor Adrian Paterson, Head of Department Pest-management and Conservation at ... More >>

Telling Niue’s Biodiversity Story

Friday, 7 July 2017, 9:18 am | Niue Tourism Board

Travellers exploring Niue’s Huvalu Conservation Forest will have all the forest facts at their fingertips following completion of a major biodiversity project on the island. More >>

New scholarship to encourage Māori students in science

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 2:28 pm | Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Foundation and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) have launched a new scholarship for Māori undergraduate students wanting to pursue a career in science. The scholarship, 'Te Pītau Whakarei Karahipi', is valued at $5,500 and will be available for the ... More >>

Kristin School Wins Reserve Bank Monetary Policy Challenge

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 10:50 am | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

6 July 2017 - Kristin School (Auckland) has been named the national winner of the 2017 Reserve Bank of New Zealand Monetary Policy Challenge . Macleans College (Auckland) placed second and Saint Patrick’s College (Kilbirnie, Wellington) came third. The ... More >>

Lincoln University well ranked and striving for excellence

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 10:44 am | Lincoln University

Lincoln University has welcomed a placing of 71st in the new Times Higher Education (THE) Asia-Pacific University Rankings, amongst the 243 universities in the region. More >>