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Otago Polytechnic Students Win in National Design Awards

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 9:58 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic Design students have enjoyed success in this year’s prestigious national Best Design Awards . More >>

Early Career Research Award to UA Inequality Researcher

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 9:10 am | University of Auckland

Senior Lecturer of political psychology Danny Osborne from the University of Auckland has been awarded the inaugural Te Apārangi early career research award in social sciences from the Royal Society Te Apārangi. More >>

New UN report shows one in three malnourished

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 4:31 pm | Massey University

The latest High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) project on nutrition and food systems has just been released. The report represents 15 months of work by the 10-member panel, which includes Professor Barbara Burlingame from the School of Health Sciences ... More >>

Cholmondeley Children’s Centre announces new Chief Executive

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 2:34 pm | Cholmondeley

10 October 2017 Cholmondeley Children’s Centre announces new Chief Executive Arron Perriam has this week commenced his role as Chief Executive of Cholmondeley Children’s Centre. “Arron has been involved in the not-for-profit industry for 25 years, and ... More >>

AUT helping students build mental strength

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 1:50 pm | AUT University

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) has marked Mental Health Awareness Week with the release of a new Resilience App for staff and students, the first of its kind by a New Zealand university. More >>

AWS certifications set to rise significantly

Monday, 9 October 2017, 4:46 pm | Auldhouse

AWS certifications set to rise significantly with new Auldhouse training Technology training provider, Auldhouse, to launch courses in the world's leading cloud infrastructure platform, AWS, from November. New Zealand IT professionals can now receive training ... More >>

Hamilton ECE Wins Gold in the Best Design Awards

Monday, 9 October 2017, 3:15 pm | Joint Press Release

A Hamilton early childhood centre has won a gold medal in a prestigious national design awards at the weekend. More >>

Massey to Honour Student Athletes with Blues Awards

Monday, 9 October 2017, 12:04 pm | Massey University

Finalists for the Massey University Blues Sports Awards have been announced – the highest sporting accolade given in the New Zealand tertiary system. More >>

Another great scholarship chance for Waihou-Piako

Friday, 6 October 2017, 4:20 pm | Waikato Regional Council

Another great scholarship chance for Waihou-Piako zone students Another great opportunity is being offered for students hailing from the Waihou-Piako rivers zone to get a tertiary studies scholarship worth up to $6000. Waikato Regional Council’s Roger ... More >>

Massey gifted two Alinker bikes

Friday, 6 October 2017, 3:22 pm | Massey University

Dutch designer, architect, humanitarian, and inventor of the Alinker bike Barbara Alink has donated two of the revolutionary bikes to Massey University. More >>

Sport Management student success celebrated

Friday, 6 October 2017, 2:37 pm | Massey University

A lunch this week at Massey University’s Sport and Rugby Institute in Palmerston North celebrated recent student successes of the Massey University Sport Management programme, which started 25 years ago. More >>

Māori academic receives Rutherford Discovery Fellowship

Friday, 6 October 2017, 10:43 am | University of Auckland

When Associate Professor Melinda Webber was told she had been awarded a 2017 Rutherford Discovery Fellowship from the Royal Society she couldn’t believe it. More >>

Essay Competition

Friday, 6 October 2017, 8:55 am | LEANZ

The Law and Economics Association of New Zealand, Inc. (LEANZ) is pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural LEANZ Essay Competition. More >>

Research Fellows Honoured

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 3:18 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Twenty-six New Zealanders were honoured yesterday in an awards ceremony for Fellows of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT). More >>

Legal Advice Confirms Uni Group’s Discrimination Claim

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 2:08 pm | Prolife NZ

Prolife New Zealand welcomes news from Prolife Auckland that the threatened disaffiliation of their club has not proceeded. Legal advice to the AUSA confirmed Prolife New Zealand’s view that the disaffiliation was probably illegal. More >>

AUSA Correct to Quash Attempts to Muzzle Free Speech

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 12:19 pm | Family First Lobby.

Family First NZ is welcoming a decision by the Auckland University Students Association (AUSA) to reject attempts to disaffiliate the student club Prolife Auckland from the AUSA. More >>

Live Lightly & Make a Difference Today

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 11:01 am | Auckland City Council

Our daily lives are busy and hectic. Sometimes it’s easy to forget the choices we make each day have an effect on our quality of life. Live Lightly is an initiative launched this month by Auckland Council and community groups. More >>

Simpson Grierson Launches SchoolSafe

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 9:12 am | Simpson Grierson

Simpson Grierson has launched a simple, easy-to-use online health & safety management platform developed specifically for schools to improve greater health and safety compliance, Health & Safety Advisory Services Director Terry Johnson says. More >>

Empowering adult learners with dyslexia to achieve success

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 9:03 am | Ako Aotearoa

An Ako Aotearoa co-funded project currently in progress, is already providing adult learners with dyslexia the assistance they need to be successful in their tertiary studies. More >>

Global Citizenship Education Award Launched

Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 1:10 pm | NZ National Commission for UNESCO

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is seeking to reward projects that foster global citizenship through its inaugural Global Citizenship Education (GCED) Award. More >>

New Survey Asks How Māori Identity Shapes Financial Choices

Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 10:50 am | Auckland University

The largest ever survey of Māori financial attitudes is underway, with 100,000 questionnaires posted to people who indicated Māori descent on the electoral roll. More >>

Teachers Commit to Action to Free Teachers to Teach

Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 10:42 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Primary teachers and principals have committed to taking action next year in order to give every child more teacher time, and attract more people to teaching. More >>

Fund open to support future farmers

Tuesday, 3 October 2017, 2:15 pm | Presbyterian Support

Applications are open to a fund established to support the future of New Zealand’s largest industry. The Ann Sinclair Charitable Trust, administered by Presbyterian Support Central, aims to support future agriculturalists including farmers, horticulturalists ... More >>

“We Need More Apprentices” Says Leading Industry Trainer

Tuesday, 3 October 2017, 10:30 am | Joe Public Relations

Competenz is the first Industry Training Organisation (ITO) to join more than 200 leading New Zealand businesses pledging to support employing people without tertiary qualifications. More >>

New Trial Proves Micronutrients Effective for Childhood ADHD

Tuesday, 3 October 2017, 9:43 am | University of Canterbury

New Zealand researchers have shown that vitamin-mineral treatment improves aggression and emotional regulation in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), in the first published results from a new trial. More >>

How Product Designers Will Shape the World

Monday, 2 October 2017, 1:10 pm | University of Canterbury

Environmental sustainability is a global challenge for many sectors, including product design. An upcoming, free UC Connect public lecture will explore how future product designers working on electric autonomous cars; devices that incorporate artificial ... More >>

Māori Teaching and Learning Guide

Monday, 2 October 2017, 12:55 pm | New Zealand Tertiary College

New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) has developed a teaching and learning guide to partner with its successful Māori language learning resource - Te Reo Māori: He taonga mō ā tātou mokopuna (He Taonga). More >>

Boarding School to Commemorate 150 Years

Monday, 2 October 2017, 12:54 pm | St. Joseph's Maori Girls' College

St Joseph’s Māori Girls’ College is well into preparations to celebrate the 150th year since its establishment as a Māori Catholic boarding school at their jubilee celebrations in Napier this week from the of 6–8 October. More >>

Platform Aids Students in Their Digital Learning Journey

Monday, 2 October 2017, 12:34 pm | TTS Universal

New releases at uLearn aim to further increase student engagement and provide extra functionality for teachers More >>

$1 million given for new Rhodes-style scholarships

Monday, 2 October 2017, 8:46 am | University of Auckland

More than $1 million has been gifted to the University of Auckland Campaign For All Our Futures by Canadian philanthropist John McCall MacBain to create a one of the country’s most prestigious scholarship programmes. More >>

Talented Auckland Student Wins Prestigious Zonta Award

Sunday, 1 October 2017, 9:20 pm | Zonta

Talented Auckland Student Wins Prestigious Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award Emilly Fan has been named as the recipient of a Zonta International and a Zonta International New Zealand District 16 (Zonta) Young Women in Public Affairs ... More >>

Massey Psychologist Explores Best Start for Babies

Friday, 29 September 2017, 3:14 pm | Massey University

Giving babies the best start in life to prevent problems later on is the focus of a doctoral study by a Massey University psychology researcher who is offering free parenting workshops for new parents. More >>

Kudos Recognition for Secondary School Contribution

Friday, 29 September 2017, 9:26 am | St Paul's Collegiate School

St Paul’s Collegiate School’s teacher Kerry Allen has been awarded the ‘WINTEC Secondary Science Teacher/Educator/Communicator Award’ at the 2017 Kudos Awards. More >>

SIT Television Commercial Press Release

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 3:01 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) will be releasing a new television commercial on Sunday 1 October 2017. Filmed and produced by SIT’s Production team and supported by Queenstown Camera and cinematographer Raj Patel who came down from Queenstown ... More >>

ServiceIQ on-job training qualifications are airborne

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 12:14 pm | ServiceIQ

ServiceIQ has successfully taken its workplace education programmes to an exciting new customer and market overseas. In September, the ITO for New Zealand’s aviation, hospitality and other service sectors, awarded internationally recognised qualifications ... More >>

Report highlights opportunities for Pacific learner success

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 11:03 am | Joint Press Release

A highly-anticipated report on the success of Pacific learners in the workplace is being launched at the Pacific Tertiary Education Forum in Auckland today. More >>

Internationally pioneering microbiology group honoured

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 10:06 am | Otago University

A world-leading team of microbiologists, whose work on a novel new way to fight TB infections shows great promise, has been selected as the recipient of the University of Otago’s latest Research Group Award. More >>

APTC celebrates students’ achievements in Solomon Islands

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 5:03 pm | APTC

It was a day of celebration for more than 90 Solomon Islanders who graduated with qualifications in 15 technical and vocational programs from the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) in Honiara on 26 September. More >>

Canterbury’s seismic lessons ripple across the globe

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 3:05 pm | University of Canterbury

Associate Professor Billy Osteen , Director of the University of Canterbury Community Engagement Hub, offered to help colleagues at Rice University, Houston, Texas, after Hurricane Harvey. They’re now considering the CHCH101 course for the 2000 US students ... More >>

Provider of Religious Education responds to false allegation

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 12:57 pm | Churches Education Commission

“The allegations made by the Secular Education Network in their recent brochure and interview on Radio NZ is not at all consistent with how Religious Education is actually delivered in schools,” says Tracy Kirkley from the Churches Education ... More >>

Are Cities a Potential Solution for Biodiversity Decline?

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 12:53 pm | Cawthron Institute

Professor Bruce Clarkson will examine whether cities are a potential solution for biodiversity decline when he delivers the 2017 Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture in Nelson on 28 September. More >>

Huge Change for West Auckland School

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 12:49 pm | Matipo Primary School

For the first time in 28 years, students of Te Atatu Peninsula’s Matipo Primary School will be greeted by a new Principal next term. More >>

Otago Polytechnic Leads Country in Qualification Completions

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 12:27 pm | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic has the best qualification completion rates in the country, according to the latest figures from the Tertiary Education Commission. More >>

The Mind Lab postgrad programme for more teachers nationwide

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 12:08 pm | Unitec

Auckland, 27 September 2017 – The Mind Lab by Unitec is coming to a town near you, with 12 new locations announced for the November intake of its Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital & Collaborative Learning) and free workshops ... More >>

Ara hosts national hui

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 11:43 am | Ara Institute

Te Toi Tauira mō te Matariki 2017, on 27 - 29 September at Ara Institute of Canterbury, is a chance to build relationships within the institute as well as with partner organisations, Kaiārahi (Māori Advisor) at Ara, Te Marino Lenihan says. More >>

How Would World-Renowned Teachers Redesign Curricula?

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 11:42 am | CM Rubin World

Employers complain that graduates are not ready for work. Stanford University studies indicate students are overloaded and under-prepared. So exactly what should we teach young people in an age where Dr. Google has an answer for everything; humans are ... More >>

Building 21C Skills for the New World of Work

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 11:31 am | AUT University

Auckland based start-up 21C Skills Lab is hosting a series of events in October to raise awareness of the challenge and opportunity around 21C skills. More >>

Educator of the Year 2017 Awarded

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 11:27 am | NZ Childcare Association

Monika Gamble from Wild Things Ltd. Homebased ECE Service Dunedin, is delighted to be named the NZ Homebased ECE Association Educator of the Year 2017 at the New Zealand Homebased Association Conference Award Ceremony on Saturday 23rd September 2017. ... More >>

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 >>



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