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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 >>

New senior appointments at Lincoln University

Friday, 13 January 2017, 3:35 pm | Lincoln University

New senior appointments at Lincoln University Vice-Chancellor Professor Robin Pollard welcomed senior appointments made this week at Lincoln University. He commented that considerable thought had been given to the positions and appointments, including ... More >>

Otago MBA degree judged amongst world’s best

Friday, 13 January 2017, 10:26 am | University of Otago

Otago Business School’s MBA degree has been judged amongst the world’s best in new international rankings released today. More >>

First to complete School Science Lab Technician programme

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 4:57 pm | Real World Education

Whangarei 12 October 2016 - Nicola Younger, the technician at Whangarei Girls’ High School is the first person to complete REAL.AC.NZ's School Science Laboratory Technician Programme. Through the programme, Younger earned the New Zealand Certificate ... More >>

Mensa NZ announces winners of the 2017 Scholarships

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 4:54 pm | Mensa New Zealand

Mensa New Zealand is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Mensa NZ Scholarships. More >>

The future is bright for this budding Nelson scientist

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 2:18 pm | Cawthron Institute

As Francesca Hills prepares for University she reflects on her passion for science, something she believes has been developed by her teachers at Nelson College for Girls and time spent with Cawthron Institute scientists. More >>

McConnell family engineers the future at UC

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 12:46 pm | University of Canterbury

Three generations of the McConnell family share more than just a last name – they all studied at the University of Canterbury (UC), with a strong passion for engineering also running through the family. More >>

PM scholarship boosts Māori and Latin American links

Thursday, 5 January 2017, 12:32 pm | Massey University

Sharing and comparing experiences of colonialism, indigenous language revitalisation and art will be the focus for a group of New Zealand and Colombian students and academics, thanks to a Prime Minister’s Scholarship. More >>

Celebrating Louis Braille's birthday: braille on the beach

Wednesday, 4 January 2017, 10:40 am | Blind Foundation

The Blind Foundation recognises the anniversary of Louis Braille’s birthday, on the 4th January, in a unique way. More >>

Kindergarten children rewarded silver

Friday, 30 December 2016, 3:04 pm | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Greerton Village Kindergarten hosted a breakfast last week (SUBS: December 13) with children, teachers, parents, grandparents, volunteers and supporters to celebrate becoming a Silver Enviroschool. More >>

ECE standards are falling at the expense of participation

Friday, 23 December 2016, 12:53 pm | Little School

Government action is needed to address falling quality in early childhood education (ECE) in New Zealand, says ECE specialist and businesswoman Maria Johnson. More >>

Kia ora te reo - Māori Language Week 2017

Thursday, 22 December 2016, 3:13 pm | Panui Papaho

Next year’s Māori Language Week will have the theme of ‘Kia ora te reo’. It will take place later in the year, in the week of September 11-17. More >>

Te Reo Māori Partnership Extended

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 5:32 pm | Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

The Māori language is the food of Māori researchers Let it be written, spoken and implanted so that it will grow. More >>

Change at the top

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 3:13 pm | Otago Polytechnic

After more than 6 years with the Malcam Charitable Trust, Chief Executive Andy Kilsby, is leaving, not so much for greener pastures, but for green and blue ones! Mr Kilby is the new Manager of the Otago Secondary Tertiary College at Otago Polytechnic. More >>

Te Anau subdivision to host new early childcare centre

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 11:39 am | The Delta Te Anau

A new early childcare centre in popular Te Anau residential development The Delta is expected to ease the town’s burgeoning preschool education pressures. The centre, which will have capacity for up to 65 children aged zero to five, has recently been ... More >>

School stars earn Zespri scholarships

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 10:57 am | Zespri

The bright futures of Georgia Cook and Libby Bradley are being further supported, with Zespri awarding the two school-leavers $15,000 academic scholarships for the next three years. More >>

NZ Expert selected to Canadian Cybersecurity Board

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 10:01 am | UNITEC

A leading New Zealand academic has been appointed to Canada’s largest network security research group board. Professor Hossein Sarrafzadeh, from Auckland’s Unitec Institute of Technology has been recruited to the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC), ... More >>

From Afghanistan mission to refugee education in NZ

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 9:41 am | Massey University

Eight years after a life-changing army mission to Afghanistan, James Lowry’s Christmas wish is to be able to help refugee children coming to New Zealand get ahead with their education. More >>

Entrepreneurism champion wins teaching award

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 9:24 am | Auckland University

Geoff Whitcher is one of 18 people globally to have won the inaugural 2016 Rhodes Trust Inspirational Educator Award, which highlights inspirational teaching. More >>

Budding scientists test the water

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 9:16 am | Taranaki Regional Council

Students love interacting with the environment, says Kevin Archer, and he should know – he’s been teaching for 45 years. More >>

Change ahead for NZSTA

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 5:15 pm | NZ School Trustees Association

For the first time in its 27 years the NZSTA Board has announced the appointment of a new CEO. Nick Inskip has considerable experience in governance and working with boards on developing and executing strategy, and implementing change. He also has ... More >>

Decline in lifejacket use off rocks a concern

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 2:45 pm | Auckland University

Water safety experts are concerned at evidence of a dramatic decline in lifejacket use among rock fishers on Auckland’s notorious west coast. More >>

China beckons for environmental entrepreneur

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 1:50 pm | University of Auckland

The founder of the Unmask Palm Oil campaign and recent University of Auckland Business graduate Ben Dowdle has been awarded a prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship to China. More >>

Māori constitutional law lies in stories not statutes

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 11:34 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University of Wellington law researcher studying Māori constitutional principles is focusing on traditional kōrero pūrākau (stories) rather than documents, statutes and court reports. More >>

Hanging around in style

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 11:24 am | Otago Polytechnic

Jeremy Metherell is going to enjoy a relaxing summer holiday – especially as he’ll be lying in a hammock HE designed … and is now being sold through a NZ outdoor brand! More >>

Love Humanities Day of Action

Monday, 19 December 2016, 4:44 pm | Tertiary Education Union

On 22 February 2017, the Tertiary Education Union will hold a national day of action highlighting the benefits of teaching and learning humanities, arts, social sciences and fine arts in New Zealand. More >>

Fund talented kids too, urges gifted education champion

Monday, 19 December 2016, 1:49 pm | Massey University

New Zealand is at risk of wasting its youthful creative and innovative talent due to a lack of government funding for educational support for gifted students, says a Massey University specialist in gifted education. More >>

National award for engineering student

Monday, 19 December 2016, 11:46 am | Otago Polytech

All Christmases have come at once for Otago Polytechnic engineering student, Ewan Baker. He’s just won a prestigious national award, AND a coveted apprenticeship at Scott Technology in Dunedin. Ewan beat 30 other applicants from throughout the ... More >>

On the review of Te Whāriki - Lynley Tulloch

Monday, 19 December 2016, 11:24 am | Lynley Tulloch

Currently New Zealand’s internationally acclaimed Early Childhood Education (ECE) curriculum Te Whāriki He Whāriki Mātauranga mo ngā Mokopuna o Aotearoa is in the process of being updated. And it is not a just trivial tinkering of this world-class ... More >>

A free virtual field trip to Antarctica

Monday, 19 December 2016, 9:19 am | Victoria University of Wellington

It’s not every day you get the opportunity to explore Antarctica, but Victoria University of Wellington’s first massive open online course (MOOC) will allow anyone, anywhere, to do just that—and for free. More >>

ERO finds hundreds of ECE services are substandard

Sunday, 18 December 2016, 7:23 pm | NZEI

ERO finds hundreds of ECE services are substandard 18 December 2016 NZEI Te Riu Roa is concerned about the quality of safety, care and learning of thousands of young children enrolled in 220 ECE services identified as substandard. More >>

Auditor-General's Results of the 2015 school audits

Friday, 16 December 2016, 5:13 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We reported on the results of the 2015 school audits to the Ministry of Education on 21 October 2016. We’ve published an update on the completion of the 2015 school audits and the types of opinions we issued that was included in our report to the ... More >>

AUT Graduation becomes a family affair

Friday, 16 December 2016, 1:11 pm | Auckland University of Technology

It’s not every day that a parent gets to sit proudly in the audience and watch their child graduate from University, but it’s less often that they watch from side of stage as they graduate themselves – let alone both parents. However, that ... More >>

Skippers Receive Masters Certificate at Only 20 Years Old

Friday, 16 December 2016, 1:06 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

Identical twins Tim and Ben Tomes from Coastguard Waimakariri-Ashley have just passed the practical exam for their Masters Certificate at only 20 years old. The two brothers have volunteered for Coastguard Waimakariri-Ashley for the past four years, and are ... More >>

Fund talent development, urges gifted education champion

Friday, 16 December 2016, 12:46 pm | Massey University

New Zealand is at risk of wasting creative and innovative talent due to a lack of government funding for educational support for gifted students, says a Massey University specialist in gifted education. More >>

Training initiative helps students into workforce

Friday, 16 December 2016, 10:26 am | Connexis

16 December 2016: A group of secondary students are now 'job ready' for the Civil Infrastructure Industry armed with both practical experience and a qualification thanks to a new training initiative. More >>

Personal success in personal training

Friday, 16 December 2016, 10:02 am | Otago Polytechnic

Matt McKay’s had about four hours sleep a night for the last month … there’s simply too much to do. “When I started my personal training business, I knew it would be busy while I completed my degree at Otago Polytechnic - particularly over ... More >>

Four top students win Dame Te Atairangikaahu scholarships

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 4:26 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Four Māori Waikato University students looking for careers involving environmental protection are the recipients of this year’s Waikato Regional Council and Waikato-Tainui Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships. More >>

Professing a life-long love of learning

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 3:07 pm | University of Canterbury

So said philosopher John Dewey, but embodying this maxim is University of Canterbury Statistics Professor Jennifer Brown, who is graduating tomorrow (16 December) with her fourth tertiary qualification. More >>

Graduate Diploma of Teaching (ECE) gets green light for PTE

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 2:56 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) is pleased to announce that it has been granted approval by NZQA to deliver the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (ECE). More >>

600 Porirua students to benefit from life-skills programme

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 2:01 pm | Graeme Dingle Foundation

The Graeme Dingle Foundation has announced it is to introduce the popular values and life-skills Kiwi Can programme into three Porirua schools in 2017 More >>

New MoU between University of Otago and Otago Museum

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 1:06 pm | University of Otago

A redeveloped memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the University of Otago and Otago Museum is set to further invigorate already strong ties between the two institutions, stretching back nearly 150 years. More >>

New Crown Manager Must Safeguard Future of Tai Poutini

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 5:10 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Steven Joyce, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment has today announced the appointment of a Crown Manager for Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP). More >>

Becoming the best version of yourself at UC

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 4:38 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury student Jordan Maher has graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours this week. The Pasifika student shared his journey with us: More >>

What has Art got to do with Public Health?

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 3:26 pm | University of Otago

What has art got to do with public health? How can people be “nudged” to better health using behavioural economics? And what emerging infectious diseases should we really worry about? More >>

Future Leader winners announced

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 2:34 pm | YWCA Auckland

Two Auckland women have been awarded the top prizes at the YWCA Auckland Future Leaders Programme Awards Ceremony held on Fridaynight. More >>

Discoveries through outdoor adventure for students

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 2:32 pm | Hillary Outdoors

A group of twenty year 10 students from Taupo-nui-a-Tia College in Taupo recently attended a 5 day programme at Hillary Outdoors Education Centre Tongariro. Throughout the week, the students participated in a range of outdoor activities designed to ... More >>

Report of the 2016 Academic Audit of Lincoln University

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 1:36 pm | Academic Quality Agency for NZ Universities

Established in 1878 as an Agricultural College of the University of Canterbury, Lincoln University became a University in 1990. Its main campus is at Lincoln in Canterbury. In 2011 Telford Rural Polytechnic based in Balclutha merged with Lincoln University. ... More >>

Lincoln offers strong support for students – audit

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 1:10 pm | Lincoln University

An external academic audit has found that Lincoln University students receive excellent support during their transition to University life, are well looked after throughout their studies, and enjoy a “strong and effective voice” on campus. More >>

Survey looks at National Standards in schools

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 11:30 am | NZ Council for Educational Research

A new survey looks at National Standards in primary and intermediate schools, almost seven years on from their introduction. More >>

The far-reaching impact of Antarctic melting

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 11:22 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A new study published today in Nature reveals just how sensitive the Earth’s climate might be to changes taking place in Antarctica. More >>

Drop National Standards following damning survey - NZEI

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 10:19 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

Research showing less than 16 percent of teachers think National Standards have had a positive impact on student achievement is the latest evidence that the standards are not working and should be dropped, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

NZAC backs call for more investment in at-risk youth

Monday, 12 December 2016, 5:11 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

More investment is urgently needed in early intervention if young children are to be properly supported, rather than potentially facing “a future of crime”. More >>

Teachers ramp up funding call for quality ECE

Monday, 12 December 2016, 3:43 pm | NZEI

North Shore Early Childhood teachers and parents will tomorrow join a new push to increase the funding for quality ECE as some children are waiting longer than 2 years for a place in a quality service. More >>

Sailing through the study

Monday, 12 December 2016, 3:35 pm | Massey University

“I am a big believer in balance, so it’s really cool to be able to study and pursue sailing, because obviously sport won’t last forever.” Wise words from business student and champion sailor Erica Dawson. More >>

Fast-tracking English speaking skills for young learners

Monday, 12 December 2016, 2:47 pm | University of Auckland

The number of young children joining new entrant classes with poor skills in speaking English is a growing concern in primary schools all over New Zealand. More >>

International collaboration to lead robotics development

Monday, 12 December 2016, 1:00 pm | University of Auckland

Digital engineering and the human-machine interface is likely to benefit from a recent international collaboration on the interaction between soft materials and rigid robots at the University of Auckland. More >>


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