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Newshub Closure A Canary In The Coalmine Warns Thinktank

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:02:00 +1300 | University of Auckland

The impending closure of Newshub must not be seen as an isolated event but as a large canary in a small coalmine with serious implications for our democracy, the director of Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures, Sir Peter Gluckman, said today. ...More >>

New Study Reveals The Extent Of Alcohol’s Harm To Those Other Than The Drinker

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 10:41:15 +1300 | Massey University

A new study from Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa Massey University has addressed a gap in understanding around the full scope of alcohol-related harm. The recently published research explores the impact of alcohol consumption on people beyond the drinker ...More >>

academyEX And Ministry Of Social Development’s Digital Passport Wins Global Innovation And Impact Award

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 18:12:54 +1300 | academyEX

academyEX and the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), has had an impressive win on the global stage at the World Summit Awards. In a remarkable achievement for New Zealand's Edtech sector, pioneering learning platform, Digital Passport, has been ...More >>

Housing Insecurity And Mental Health Major Concerns For Pacific Youth

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 15:16:37 +1300 | University of Auckland

Unstable mental health, housing deprivation and experiences of racism are worrying trends in a significant new report on Pacific students in Aotearoa. A new report on Pacific secondary school students in New Zealand has uncovered major inequities ...More >>

Southern Touch To Nurse Programme

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 13:46:32 +1300 | WellSouth

  The South’s first nurse prescriber programme is celebrating its two-year milestone with 50 graduates and no signs of slowing down. Te Waipounamu Registered Nurse Prescribing in Community Health programme was developed and is delivered by ...More >>

Celebrating 150 Years Of Scientific Partnership With The United States

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 10:40:50 +1300 | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

This year, Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa Massey University and the Chatham Islands Museum, with support from Universities New Zealand Te Pōkai Tara (UNZ), will celebrate the 150-year anniversary of formal scientific partnership between New Zealand and the ...More >>

Researchers Shed Light On Vaccine Decisions

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 09:50:12 +1300 | University of Auckland

Research on vaccine hesitancy find the number one fact people want to know is risk of serious adverse effects. Research into vaccine hesitancy finds people’s biggest concern is severe adverse effects, followed by how effective a vaccine is and how ...More >>

Virtual Eye Scholarship Boost For High-flying Otago Polytechnic Student

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 09:46:24 +1300 | Te Pukenga

This year is shaping up to be a big one for Otago Polytechnic Master of Applied Science student Jack Wylie. Having just returned to Dunedin from the United States, where he worked as a graphics operator on top-shelf golf tournaments for Virtual ...More >>

University Of Auckland Announces Strategic Partnership With Eden Park

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 14:03:46 +1300 | University of Auckland

Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland has entered into a three-year strategic partnership with the Eden Park Trust to foster greater community connection and create innovative opportunities for research and teaching and learning. “As two iconic ...More >>

Stout Research Centre Appoints 2024 JD Stout Fellow And Awards Lydia Wevers Scholarship In New Zealand Studies

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 11:17:48 +1300 | Victoria University of Wellington

Rebecca Macfie has been appointed as the 2024 JD Stout Fellow by The Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, and postgraduate researcher Nikki Wright has been awarded the inaugural Lydia Wevers ...More >>

SIT Academic Year Begins

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 19:29:44 +1300 | Southern Institute Of Technology

SIT | Te Pūkenga campuses around the south are once again buzzing with energy and activity as the summer break finishes and the 2024 academic year begins this week. The Invercargill campus welcomed students back this week with a focus on fun, games ...More >>

Fees-free Does Nothing To Lift Participation From Low-income Groups

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 09:49:01 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

“While questioning the Tertiary Education Commission in this week’s Parliament’s Education and Workforce Committee, I was told there is ‘no discernible evidence’ the previous Government’s fees-free scheme has improved participation from low ...More >>

Ongoing Commitment To Reduce Health Inequities For Māori Supported With More HRC Funding

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 09:42:45 +1300 | University of Waikato

22 February 2024: University of Waikato health researchers have scored additional funding to advance their commitment to reducing inequities in the treatment and care of Māori with Type-2 diabetes (T2D). The Health Research Council have awarded $1.4 ...More >>

Maranga Mai A 'Distortion Of History'

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 09:42:04 +1300 | Auckland University of Technology

An academic review has found that a Human Rights Commission (HRC) report, Maranga Mai , manipulates and distorts the historical record. Maranga Mai was released in November 2022 and looks at how Māori have been mistreated over the centuries. Its ...More >>

Retiring Scholar Lupematasila Misatauveve Melani Anae QSO Leaves Powerful Legacy

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 17:30:52 +1300 | University of Auckland

It was a fitting end for the rebellious teenager who became a renowned Pacific scholar influencing a generation of Pacific people to find their agency and fight against racism. Associate Professor Dr Melani Anae QSO was farewelled at the University of ...More >>

Hundreds Welcomed To NMIT Te Pūkenga

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:28:53 +1300 | NMIT

Enrolments are tracking higher than at the same time last year, at the longstanding Top of the South Island tertiary education provider, NMIT Te Pūkenga. Over 200 new learners gathered at the Nelson campus to be traditionally welcomed by mihi whakatau ...More >>

Nursing Student Survey Report Shows Training System Costing Us Nurses

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 18:16:41 +1300 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) has released a report on its 2023 Student Survey showing that nursing students face significant barriers to completing their studies, particularly around finances, stress ...More >>

SIT Students Awarded PM’s Scholarships

Thu, 15 Feb 2024 10:25:03 +1300 | Southern Institute Of Technology

Two SIT distance learners awarded the Prime Minister’s Scholarship, which provide educational experiences in Asia and Latin America, say the opportunity has truly been the icing on the cake from their time studying. SIT2LRN, the distance learning ...More >>

Bay High School Students Embark On Vocational Education Journey

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 12:45:20 +1300 | Te Pukenga

Hundreds of Bay of Plenty and South Waikato high school students have been formally welcomed to Toi Ohomai as participants in the institute’s Secondary Tertiary Programme. Record numbers of high school students have joined the initiative which is supported ...More >>

Ara Nursing Student’s Story Inspires Graduation Audience

Tue, 13 Feb 2024 18:38:24 +1300 | Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd

Betsy Ramalasou clocked up a lot of miles to achieve her nursing degree and now that she’s working in her chosen field, she’s continuing to do so. After four years travelling between her hometown Ashburton to Ara Institute of Canterbury’s ...More >>


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