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Implementing digital technologies curriculum content

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 3:14 pm | Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education welcomes a new report by the Education Review Office (ERO) that provides a range of perspectives on schools’ approaches to implementing the new digital technologies curriculum content. More >>

How unis have supported students after a crisis

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 9:34 am | The Conversation

Universities across Australia – including in Canberra , Wollongong and Newcastle – have had to close their campuses in the past few months as a result of bushfires. More >>

UC and Lincoln University collaborate to deliver health

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 9:41 am | University of Canterbury

A new initiative has been announced today between the University of Canterbury (UC) Health Centre and Lincoln University’s Student Health and Support Centre. More >>

Revealed: Which Nations Give Teachers The Best Salaries?

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 8:17 am | Teaching Abroad Direct

• Just 5 countries pay teachers more than the local cost of goods and services • Côte d'Ivoire is the leading country in the index, paying teachers 62% more than the local costs of living, followed by China where teachers earn 44% above the ... More >>

Congratulations to Dr Rosemary Cathcart

Monday, 20 January 2020, 9:41 am | Professional Association For Gifted Education

giftEDnz is delighted to announce that Dr Rosemary Cathcart has been awarded the Te Manu Kōtuku award by the Board in recognition of her outstanding service and contribution to the education and development of the gifted and talented children ... More >>

Well-communicated, quality research rewarded

Friday, 17 January 2020, 12:30 pm | University of Auckland

Academic research can be jargon-riddled and impenetrable to members of the public. The Business Research Translation Competition (BRTC) hosted by the University of Auckland Business School aims to change that. More >>

Entrepreneurial University of the Year

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 12:16 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has been named Entrepreneurial University of the Year at the Asia-Pacific Triple E Entrepreneurship and Engagement Excellence Awards in Higher Education. Other contenders for the category included entrepreneurial superstars ... More >>

Brainwave activity that reveals knowledge of crime

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 9:43 am | University of Canterbury

An innovative research project that detects brain activity revealing individuals’ knowledge of criminal behaviour is delivering positive results for a University of Canterbury (UC) led research team. More >>

Funding boost for UC research on airborne microplastics

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 10:32 am | University of Canterbury

Could microplastics in the atmosphere play a role in climate change? UC atmospheric chemist Dr Laura Revell is leading an investigation into this important question, with the support of a $300,000 Fast-Start grant from the 2019 Marsden Fund Te Pūtea ... More >>

Baubles, bangles and beads: our fascination with adornment

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 4:12 pm | University of Auckland

From feathers and flowers to powder and paint, people from all time periods, societies and civilisations have decorated themselves. But what do these adornments tell us about being human? More >>

When a hobby becomes life changing

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 11:43 am | University of Canterbury

Taking up judo five years ago has changed the course of Lorcan Fivet’s life. He has the Olympics to work towards, he has changed his studies to a sports-related qualification and he has gained more personal confidence than he thought was possible. More >>

Mental health before marks, says NZ education expert

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 10:50 am | Inspiration Education Limited

As NCEA results are released today, it is important that students and whanau remember that mental health is more important than grades, according to the head of nationwide high school tuition company, Inspiration Education . More >>

US & Iran Tensions and affected Students from both countries

Sunday, 12 January 2020, 5:44 pm | Tahir Nawaz

As the tension rises between USA and IRAN it is natural for students from those affected countries to worry about it. I want to emphasise that it will not only affect people from these two countries, but it also will affect the whole Arab peninsula, Asian ... More >>

Milking international students

Friday, 10 January 2020, 6:39 pm | New Zealand International Students' Association

Issued by NZISA on January 10, 2020 On the 8th of January 2020 the NZ Herald published a story about an international students’ wrongful termination due to her struggles with mental health. The New Zealand International Students’ Association (“NZISA”) ... More >>

NZCU Auckland Scholarships Programme goes into 2nd decade

Friday, 3 January 2020, 10:36 am | NZCU Auckland

FRIDAY 3 JANUARY 2020 – Regional credit union, NZCU Auckland, has launched its annual School Scholarship Programme for the 11th successive year. The Programme will again provide twenty pupils with money to help pay some of the costs of the 2020 ... More >>

Great news for busy parents who want te reo Māori

Sunday, 29 December 2019, 2:16 pm | Hei Tiki Creatives

This week the app Mokotube makes its debut online and its developers say the app is set to transform the homes of tamariki whose parents support the use of te reo in the home, and where internet is available. More >>

University of Auckland maximises international opportunities

Saturday, 21 December 2019, 11:12 am | University of Auckland

In 2013, the University of Auckland set a goal for at least a quarter of all students receiving a bachelors degree to have an overseas learning experience. Thanks to the Prime Minister’s Scholarship, the target was achieved this year. More >>

Shortlist for ‘world’s most dedicated teacher’

Saturday, 21 December 2019, 11:09 am | Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press reveals shortlist for ‘world’s most dedicated teacher’ Cambridge University Press has released the Dedicated Teacher Awards shortlist for 2020, featuring Abigail Parratt from City Impact Church, New Zealand. The full shortlist ... More >>

Academic honoured with LEO Award

Friday, 20 December 2019, 11:37 am | University of Auckland

Professor Michael Myers from the University of Auckland Business School has received an Association of Information Systems (AIS) LEO Award in recognition of his global impact in the field. More >>

Sponsorship boosts Cust School’s agricultural event

Friday, 20 December 2019, 11:13 am | Real Communications

Students at Cust School enjoyed hands on learning at their recent agricultural day thanks to a community sponsorship initiative by Waimakariri Irrigation Limited (WIL). More >>

Top Coach Appointed At Rangi Ruru Girls’ School

Friday, 20 December 2019, 9:12 am | Rangi Ruru Girls' School

Top international coach Gary Hay, will join Rangi Ruru Girls’ School in Christchurch as head coach of rowing in late 2020 following the Olympics in Tokyo. More >>

Successful integration of school curriculum areas

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 10:00 am | NZCER

A New NZCER study shows that principals and teachers saw their curriculum integration experiences as successful. Curriculum integration is common in primary schools and nearly two-thirds of secondary schools are combining two or more learning areas at ... More >>

NZ Education at pivotal moment of change - academics respond

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 9:52 am | University of Canterbury

New Zealand is conducting its most wide-ranging review of education in 30 years. Coinciding with this moment in history, current and former University of Canterbury (UC) researchers have collaborated to explore education from different disciplines, ... More >>

Master of Information Technology Now Available At AIS

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 8:28 am | Auckland Institute of Studies

The MIT has been developed to meet industry needs for high-level problem solvers. Drawing on the knowledge of experts from the information and communications technology sector, this elite postgraduate programme will provide New Zealand’s technologists ... More >>

Students challenged to create colourful video advert

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 12:07 pm | Whitireia

Few first year students have the chance to make a multi-channel video advertisement for a leading New Zealand company, but next year’s intake to Whitireia’s New Zealand Diploma in Screen Production will have exactly that. More >>

Specialist English skills provide pathway for migrants

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 10:11 am | Occupational English Test

Skills shortages are being filled thanks to international workers taking a healthcare specific English test to accelerate their careers and gain employment in New Zealand’s health sector. More >>

Business and ICT students wrap up internships

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 9:27 am | UCOL

Business and Information & Communications Technology students marked the end of their internships recently with their Industry Project/Internship Showcase. More >>

John Waller Memorial Scholarship winners announced

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 6:56 pm | Bank of New Zealand

Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) and PwC are pleased to announce the three winners of the John Waller Memorial Scholarships for the University of Canterbury 2020 academic year. They are: More >>

Renewable energy skills from Canterbury to benefit Bhutan

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 5:08 pm | University of Canterbury

New Zealand expertise in renewable energy will be put to good use in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan when a University of Canterbury (UC) engineering student returns to her homeland. More >>

UC New Year resolution for greater connection with Ōtautahi

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 4:42 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) is getting a headstart on one of its New Year resolutions – to better engage with the community, local businesses and the city of Ōtautahi Christchurch. More >>

Joint PhD with India a first

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 10:46 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has signed an historic agreement with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur to offer a joint PhD programme. More >>

Dutch students get Kiwi experience

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 10:15 am | UCOL

A group of students from the Netherlands have completed projects for UCOL and experienced New Zealand culture as UCOL continues to build its international relationships. More >>

UCOL Re-invests with Confidence

Monday, 16 December 2019, 4:50 pm | Universal College Of Learning

In 2020 UCOL plans to keep up its investment approach, designed to meet the needs of the Region’s learners and employers. More >>

AUT and Zeacann green light medicinal cannabis

Friday, 13 December 2019, 8:26 am | Auckland University of Technology

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and Zeacann Ltd have been granted licenses by the Ministry of Health to grow high-THC and high-CBD cannabis for the research and development of medicinal cannabis products. More >>

Seven UC students and grads to learn how Asia does business

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 4:34 pm | University of Canterbury

A third of the 21 New Zealand students and recent graduates embarking on internships to learn how Asia does business are from the University of Canterbury. More >>

Nutanix and Red Education Work to Alleviate Skills Shortage

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 12:49 pm | Nutanix

AUCKLAND, New Zealand. – December 12, 2019 – Enterprise cloud OS leader, Nutanix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTNX ), today announced an agreement with Red Education to educate, enhance skills and accelerate certification for Nutanix solutions. The training is ... More >>

Custom-built electric race car brings international success

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 10:33 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury Motorsport (UCM) team is bringing home five trophies from the 2019 Formula Student competition in Victoria, Australia, after finishing third overall out of 32 international teams. More >>

Diversity Essential in IT Sector

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 10:54 am | Techtorium

21-year-old Angus Fenn is following in his father’s footsteps and making his way in the IT industry, despite being hearing impaired, by providing IT services at a school for the deaf community. More >>

Former PM and Chancellor accepts an honorary doctorate

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 10:53 am | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato’s longest-serving Chancellor, the Rt Honourable James Bolger ONZ, accepted an honorary doctorate from the University of Waikato yesterday. More >>

Research projects share $1.7 million in funding

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 10:09 am | NZCER

The Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) supports partnerships between researchers and educators by funding projects expected to improve outcomes for learners. More >>

More Waikato secondary students can study trades at Wintec

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 9:25 am | Wintec

More Waikato secondary school students are going to get a head-start on a trades career in 2020 due to an increased allocation for Waikato Trades Academy. More >>

Government must focus more on tech in schools

Monday, 9 December 2019, 4:48 pm | Make Lemonade

New Zealand tech industry leader Graeme Muller today encouraged the government to put more focus on the introduction of the digital technology curriculum for schools. In less than two months, from January next year, all schools are required to implement ... More >>

Nursing students promote health careers

Monday, 9 December 2019, 4:18 pm | Whitireia

New Zealand’s health sector is nearing a service delivery crisis, and the already struggling rural areas could be the worst hit if more nurses and doctors are not trained up to work in rural practices. More >>

Regional and Rural Schools take out National Digital Titles

Sunday, 8 December 2019, 3:17 pm | IT Professionals NZ

Smaller regional and rural schools from across New Zealand swept the National Finals for the Tahi Rua Toru Tech in-school challenge this year. More >>

UC academics bring Food for Thought to Riverside Market

Friday, 6 December 2019, 12:46 pm | University of Canterbury

Every weekday next week, learning lunches will be on the menu at Riverside Market as five University of Canterbury (UC) academics share their thoughts in bite-sized public talks. More >>

e-learning expert says we still have a way to go

Friday, 6 December 2019, 9:24 am | University of Canterbury

Distinguished Professor of e-Learning Niki Davis’s stellar career in e-learning has taught her there is cause for both optimism and caution as education evolves further and faster into online spaces. More >>

Dawn of a new era at the Faculty of Engineering

Friday, 6 December 2019, 8:51 am | University of Auckland

A faculty-led haka and the unveiling of a pou whenua at the dawn blessing of Te Herenga Mātai Pūkaha – the Faculty of Engineering – will demonstrate just how far the Faculty has come since the 1970s. More >>

UC College of Engineering Sponsor a Final Year Project

Friday, 6 December 2019, 8:47 am | Canterbury Tech

Canterbury Tech will be working hard during 2020 to build stronger connections between local tech employers and various public and private tertiary providers. Some of you already sponsor student projects through the University of Canterbury College of ... More >>

Early learning action plan gets backing from new provider

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 10:13 am | Tiny Nation

New home-based early learning provider, Tiny Nation, welcomes today’s release of He taonga te tamaiti – every child a taonga: early learning action plan 2019-2029 . The action plan outlines 25 actions intended to raise quality, improve equity and ... More >>

UA partnership completes first clinical trial

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 9:50 am | Auckland UniServices Ltd

AUCKLAND NZ: December 5, 2019: New Zealand’s expertise in maternal and infant health research has led to the University of Auckland’s Liggins Institute and its research transfer company, Auckland UniServices , completing its first clinical trial, the ... More >>

New Zealand STEM students receive a helping hand

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 9:28 pm | BP New Zealand

Five promising students set to study STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in 2020 have today been announced the recipients of BP’s Innovation Scholarship programme, which will see each student receive $1,000 towards their tertiary studies ... More >>

WelTec and Rimutaka Prison partnership provides light

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 4:52 pm | Weltec

Over 100 men at Rimutaka Prison will hold their heads up a little higher ahead of Christmas following graduation ceremonies held to recognise their successful completion of WelTec programmes done ‘behind the wire’ qualifying them in trade certificates ... More >>

Exercise and Wellness producing industry ready trainers

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 4:22 pm | Universal College Of Learning

Industry ready trainers are the aim of the game for lecturers and students alike in the new Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Wellness) at UCOL. More >>

Early Learning Action Plan Good for Children

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 4:21 pm | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens welcomes the government’s early learning action plan, in particular the commitment to fund 100 per cent qualified teachers from July next year. More >>

BestStart Statement – Ministry of Education 10-year strategy

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 4:01 pm | BestStart

BestStart, New Zealand’s largest early childhood education provider, has cautiously welcomed the government’s 10-year strategy for early childhood education. More >>

Te Rito Maiohawelcomes the Early Learning Action Plan

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 3:07 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand welcomes the Government’s focus on improving the quality of early childhood education in the ten-year action plan for early learning released today. More >>

Reading for enjoyment key to education success

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 2:52 pm | Read NZ

New Zealand’s performance in an international education test has reached a new low and a drop in reading for enjoyment is being named as one of the factors. More >>

NZEI calls for urgent implementation of ECE strategy

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 12:54 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is calling for urgency in implementing the Government's 10-year early learning action plan, He taonga te temaiti, released today. More >>

2019 Student Design Awards

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 10:51 am | New Zealand Institute of Architects

A project proposing architectural pilgrimage trail in Fiordland and another protesting the closure of the Architecture Library at the University of Auckland have won the annual national competition for final year architecture students which was held at ... More >>

NZ business leader in plant-based medicine earns PhD

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 10:39 am | University of Canterbury

Since founding natural healthcare company Artemis in 1998, Sandra Clair has played a key role in advocating for plant-based medicines to be recognised and regulated in New Zealand. More >>




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