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Funding Boost To Increase Forestry Workforce In Otago

Friday, 21 January 2022, 10:08 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Forestry’s future workforce has received a boost through a partnership between the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and an Otago secondary school. MPI funded a two-week silviculture course for students at Milton’s Tokomairiro High School ... More >>

Whitireia And WelTec Provides Local Young People With Wrap Around Support And Continuity In A Covid World

Friday, 21 January 2022, 9:07 am | Whitireia and WelTec

Whitireia and WelTec Chief Executive Mark Oldershaw is encouraging school leavers to ‘learn local’, and consider the benefits of vocational or degree-level training in their region. “With NCEA results out this week, school leavers are considering ... More >>

Principals Elect New President

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 1:54 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

The New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF) has elected Cherie Taylor-Patel as their President for 2022. Cherie will be the official spokesperson for NZPF on all issues relating to the compulsory school sector including leadership, curriculum, ... More >>

Online School Launches To Support Parents Teaching Kids From Home

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 11:02 am | Spectrum Academy

A new online school for Kiwi kids called Spectrum Academy opens its enrolments today with parents and caregivers chomping at the bit to teach their children from a home environment. Wellington-based Spectrum Education Limited chief executive and founder ... More >>

New Delivery Mode Increases Learning Options For Students

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 1:53 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology is rolling out a new delivery mode for Screen Arts students this year; Hybrid-Flexible (HyFlex) Delivery offers a greater variety of ways to engage in study, with flexibility of learning the most obvious benefit, there ... More >>

Record Number Of Library Systems Surpass 1 Million Ebook Circulation For 2021

Thursday, 13 January 2022, 6:31 am | OverDrive

Toronto Public Library, National Library of Singapore and the Los Angeles Public Library lead growing list of highest-performing libraries CLEVELAND – January 12, 2022 – A total of 121 public libraries and consortia based in seven countries and ... More >>

University Of Auckland Teacher Professional Development Service Appoints Perry Rush To Leadership Role

Monday, 10 January 2022, 12:55 pm | Tui Tuia

University of Auckland teacher professional development service Tui Tuia | Learning Circle - has announced the appointment of Perry Rush as a Leadership Consultant and member of its Senior Leadership Team. Mr Rush was recently the National President ... More >>

WelTec Student Representing New Zealand At Biggest Young Chef Competition In World

Monday, 10 January 2022, 11:34 am | WelTec

Later this month Wellington Institute of Technology Ltd (WelTec) student Sian Davis will represent New Zealand in the 8th annual Young Chef Olympiad (YCO) event. YCO is the biggest culinary event in the world for young chefs, and for the past five ... More >>

EIT Tutor Close To Achieving Ultra-marathon Goal For Worthy Cause

Friday, 7 January 2022, 6:25 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

Ultra-marathoner Andrew McCrory is close to achieving his goal of running 50km per day for 40 days to raise funds for children with cerebral palsy. Andrew, a Services Pathway Tutor at the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) in Hawke’s Bay, began ... More >>

Kiwi Music Scholarship Recipients Shine Despite Covid-19 Impact On Performing

Wednesday, 22 December 2021, 10:37 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Clockwise from top left, Sophie Sparrow, April Ju, Claudia Tarrant-Matthews, Harry Gregg, Grace Francis, Felicity Tomkins and Modi Deng. The many restrictions on performing imposed by Covid-19 have not quelled the zeal of this year’s seven young recipients ... More >>

New Scholarships “super-charge” Leadership Talent

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 1:48 pm | University of Canterbury

Three outstanding Canterbury businesspeople have been chosen from a number of high-calibre applicants for a new scholarship programme. The Ben Gough Family Foundation Leaders Scholarships were launched by the Foundation in partnership with the University of ... More >>

Sexuality App To Provide Safe, Reliable Information For Young People

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 9:06 am | University of Canterbury

A mobile app being developed by the University of Canterbury (UC) will provide a ‘one-stop shop’ answering young people’s questions about sexuality. Led by UC Health Education Lecturer Tracy Clelland, Te Puāwaitanga: Beyond the Birds and ... More >>

SIT Nursing Graduates Maintain 100% Pass Rate

Monday, 20 December 2021, 4:14 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology Nursing graduates are continuing their high level of accomplishment in the State Final Examination from the Nursing Council; the latest results (November 2021), indicate their consistent status of being among the best ... More >>

Beginning Teachers Burnt Out Due To Under-resourcing Of Education Sector

Monday, 20 December 2021, 9:28 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

Beginning teachers are struggling as they enter the workforce with many quitting soon after they start in search of less stressful work. The recent ERO report on the impact of Covid-19 on teachers and principals found that the youngest teachers ... More >>

Teaching Council Addresses Inadvertent Data Breach

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 5:34 pm | Teaching Council of Aotearoa NZ

Wellington 16 December 2021 - On 9 December 2021, TVNZ alerted the Teaching Council to a spreadsheet of information they had discovered on a New Zealand-based online technology forum (used mostly by technical experts to solve technical issues). Teaching ... More >>

Te Pūkenga And Wintec To Launch Ground-breaking Community Health Clinics

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 1:15 pm | Wintec

A ground-breaking, community health education model will launch at Wintec in Kirikiriroa Hamilton from 2022, where ākonga/learners studying health and sport-related disciplines will learn in supervised working clinics. The project, He Kaupapa Oranga Tahi is ... More >>

Electric Vehicles Could Change The Great Kiwi Road-trip

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 11:20 am | Lincoln University

Don’t dismiss the electric vehicle (EV) when it comes to going on the great Kiwi road-trip. Lincoln University researchers Helen Fitt and Niamh Espiner reckon they will go the distance and spark changes in how we take our holidays. They conducted ... More >>

NZ Education Technology Poised To Become Major Industry

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 6:43 am | Make Lemonade

The education technology sector is poised to become one of New Zealand’s iconic industries, according to a report released today by EdTechNZ. Worth $173.6 million in 2020, edtech software is poised to grow to $319.6 million by 2025, the report ... More >>

University Of Canterbury EdX Course A Volcanic Winner

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 11:33 am | University of Canterbury

In only its first year offering massive open online courses (MOOCs), the University of Canterbury has won an international prize for an exceptional volcanic online course. University of Canterbury geologists Professor Ben Kennedy and Dr Jonathan Davidson ... More >>

International Education Partnership Launches University Of Auckland International College

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 10:05 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland, in partnership with leading Australasian pathway provider UP Education, has launched the University of Auckland International College, unveiling a refurbished teaching facility at 345 Queen Street today. Classes can be delivered ... More >>

First For Otago Polytechnic As Academic Completes Masters Entirely In Te Reo Māori

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 9:43 am | Te Pukenga

Shaun Tahau has created history at Otago Polytechnic, successfully completing a Master of Professional Practice - entirely in te reo Māori. It’s been a significant year for Shaun -- in August, he was appointed to an exciting new role, Tumuaki Whakawhanake/Director ... More >>

Vaccination Mandate For Lincoln University Campus Access

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 5:05 pm | Lincoln University

Lincoln University has confirmed COVID-19 vaccinations will be mandatory for all students, staff, contractors, tenants and visitors accessing its campus and university-owned farms. The requirement will apply from 14 February 2022. This allows time for the ... More >>

Statement From The Vice-Chancellor On Mātauranga Māori And Science

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 4:51 pm | Professor Dawn Freshwater

The debate that initially started as about the relationship between mātauranga Māori and science in the secondary school curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand has intensified and extended over recent weeks, with a number of overseas commentators ... More >>

NCEA And NZ Scholarship Exams End For 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 4:04 pm | New Zealand Qualifications Authority

NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship exams for 2021 have come to an end this afternoon, with the last exams being for NCEA Level 2 Social Studies, Level 3 Music Studies and New Zealand Scholarship Spanish. “Over the last four weeks, students across ... More >>

Ogonowska Education Charitable Trust Announces Inaugural Grant

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 2:03 pm | Ogonowska Education Charitable Trust

The trustees of the Ogonowska Education Charitable Trust are happy to announce that St Mary’s School, Christchurch is the first recipient of a Trust grant to meet the 2022 attendance fees of a student nominated by the school. “St Mary’s School ... More >>

Ohakune Hamburger Restaurant Staff Benefiting From UCOL Programme

Monday, 13 December 2021, 3:40 pm | UCOL

Sous chefs at The Blind Finch Hamburgeria & Bakehouse in Ohakune have jumped at the opportunity to earn a UCOL cookery qualification while on the job. <img src="" ... More >>

Ara's Pacific Supreme Award Winner Announced For 2021

Monday, 13 December 2021, 12:28 pm | ARA

Eke Panuku, which means to achieve with distinction, provides a way to formally recognise academic progression and community contribution of our Pacific and Māori learners throughout their time at Ara. <img src="" ... More >>

University Tupuānuku Hall Of Residence Wins Asia-Pacific Excellence Award

Friday, 10 December 2021, 12:22 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury’s new Tupuānuku hall of residence has been awarded the Asia-Pacific Student Accommodation Award (APSAA) for excellence in Facility Development or Management. The award recognises Tupuānuku’s innovation as a new generation ... More >>

Crafting Talent In Hospitality And Tourism With Micro-Credentials

Friday, 10 December 2021, 10:23 am | New Zealand School of Food and Wine

“ We shine the light on the best New Zealand has to offer in terms of fresh ingredients, transformed into outstanding cuisine, exceptional wines and beverages, our spectacular scenery captured by so many memorable tourism experiences, yet as nation, we still ... More >>

AUT To Teach Climate Action

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 10:39 am | Auckland University of Technology

How to change society in order to combat climate change can now be studied at AUT. A new Climate Action paper is being introduced together with a reshaped Bachelor of Arts , organised around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ... More >>

Guinea Pigs Experience Hypothermia, Drills In Heads, In Otago Experiment

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 9:05 am | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

Yet another experiment is being exposed at the University of Otago by a scientific watchdog. This time, Guinea Pigs were subjected to hypothermia and had holes drilled into their heads to damage their inner ears. The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society ... More >>

A Thousand Learners Get A Job Boost At Nearly Zero Cost

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 4:02 pm | Universal College Of Learning

The Government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) has had a big impact in the lower North Island, with learners and local employers reaping the benefits. 980 learners at UCOL alone have learned or are currently learning a wide range of ... More >>

Exceptional Teachers Receive National Excellence In Teaching Awards

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 7:02 pm | National Excellence in Teaching Awards

In a year like no other, five of New Zealand’s top early childhood, primary and secondary school educators have received National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA) for their outstanding contributions to teaching and education leadership. The Awards, ... More >>

World's First Bachelor Of Climate Change Degree Attracts New Scholarships

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 12:32 pm | Tower

Tower is pledging $45,000 over three years to support students in a world-first Bachelor of Climate Change degree at the University of Waikato. The three-year degree offers a unique combination of scientific knowledge, socio-economic understanding, ... More >>

COVID Exacerbates Existing Challenges In Secondary Schools

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 6:58 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

The Education Review Office report on the impact of COVID-19 on principals and teachers, released today, highlights the need for more staffing in secondary schools, says Kate Gainsford, Chair of PPTA Te Wehengarua Secondary Principals Council. “The ... More >>

ERO Report Shows Teachers Rising To COVID Challenges

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 6:55 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

The latest Education Review Office (ERO) report, released today, on the impact of COVID-19 on principals and teachers, shows a huge impact on teacher wellbeing with a significant decline in their enjoyment of their work. While they have risen to ... More >>

Results Of The 2020 School Audits

Monday, 6 December 2021, 3:21 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We’ve published our report Results of the 2020 school audits on our website. As is the case each year, we issued standard unmodified opinions for most of the schools we audit. This means that, in our opinion, those schools’ financial statements ... More >>

Apollo Projects Boosts School Sport With Major Funds

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 6:46 pm | Apollo Projects

Several secondary schools are set to benefit from a share of more than $400,000 in sports funding over two years, thanks to a new sponsorship initiative from one of Aotearoa’s major design and construction companies, Apollo Projects. The company ... More >>

Professor Suzanne Pitama Appointed Dean Of Christchurch Campus

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 2:58 pm | University of Otago

An historic day for wahine Māori leadership at the University of Otago. Professor Suzanne Pitama (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Whare) has been appointed the new Dean and Head of Campus at the University of Otago, Christchurch. The former Director of the ... More >>

World-class Adventure Tourism Course Re-established

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 1:08 pm | Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

  Rotorua’s adventure tourism industry is poised to take off thanks to the re-establishment of a world-class training course.  The Adventure Tourism course, originally run for 20 years through Waiariki Institute of Technology and ... More >>

The Middlemore Foundation Launches ‘The Future Forecast’ To Support Aotearoa’s Rangatahi

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 7:06 am | 818 Entertainment

INITIATIVE TO ASSIST MĀORI AND PACIFIC RANGATAHI IN THEIR FIRST YEARS OF UNIVERSITY Māori and Pacific are dramatically underrepresented across Aotearoa’s key sectors. In the healthcare industry, only 6.7% identify as Pacific and 12.7% as Māori. To ... More >>

Māori Students Design App To Improve Job-seeking For Youth

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 5:31 pm | Te Pukenga

A tech-focused group of first-year Māori students from Ara have designed an app to improve the process for youth seeking their first job, by meeting them on the digital playing field they’re familiar with. As Team ROYO (which stands for rangatahi ... More >>

$50,000 Critic And Conscience Of Society Award Open For Applications

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 1:50 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

The latest Critic and Conscience of Society Award is now open for applications, giving Aotearoa New Zealand’s university academics the chance to follow in the footsteps of previous winners such as Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles, Professor ... More >>

UCOL Beekeeping Students Buzzing About New Jobs

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 12:36 pm | Universal College Of Learning

The latest class for the New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture at UCOL Wairarapa has been a great success, with half of the learners receiving job offers before they even finished. Of the six learners on the programme, three have accepted job offers. ... More >>

New Zealand Interns To Experience Asian Business Cultures

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 11:39 am | Asia New Zealand Foundation

Fifteen New Zealand tertiary students and recent graduates will experience how business is done in Asia while undertaking online and domestic internships this summer. The Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono has been offering business internships ... More >>

EIT Wine Student Honours Father With Scholarship In His Name

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 11:09 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

A new scholarship for students studying for EIT’s Graduate Diploma of Oenology (Wine Science) has been established by a current student who wants to honour his father with a trophy in his name. Nitin Deobhakta, who has been enrolled in the Graduate ... More >>

School Students Lead The Way In Money Management – FSC Competition Winners Announced

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 6:34 am | Financial Services Council

Tuesday 30 November 2021 The Financial Services Council [FSC] ran its inaugural Why Does Money Matter school video competition this year, an initiative that aimed to start kids, teachers and families talking about money. The challenge was to make ... More >>

Tasting The Life Of A Modern Farmer

Monday, 29 November 2021, 2:41 pm | UCOL

It’s crucial for farmers to keep up with the changing times – and UCOL’s new Farming Systems and Equipment (Level 3) programme aims to help newcomers do just that. <img src="" ... More >>

Marsden’s All Girl Engineering Team A Winning Combination

Monday, 29 November 2021, 11:53 am | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School’s team of Charlotte Cinque, Lexi More, Jemima Jackson and Connie McLauchlan led the field with their EVolocity electric vehicle design. They were the only all-girls team taking part in the EVolocity Electric Vehicle ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Raising Awareness On Severe Underfunding In Learning Support Sector

Monday, 29 November 2021, 11:12 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

In the lead up to International Day of Persons with Disabilities (Friday, 3 December) NZEI Te Riu Roa is shedding light on the under-resourcing of the learning support sector and encouraging educators, whānau and wider supporters to sign up to their ... More >>

New Book Honours Early Childhood Education Trail Blazers

Friday, 26 November 2021, 3:18 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

The stories of those who fought for recognition, training and funding of early childhood education and teaching are recorded in a new book launched by Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand. Life stories on the frontline - Growing a childcare movement ... More >>

The Way Reading Is Taught In New Zealand Must Change - NZ Initiative Report

Friday, 26 November 2021, 9:51 am | New Zealand Initiative

The way children are taught to read must be fundamentally changed or we risk failing further generations of learners, warns a new report from The New Zealand Initiative. One in five of New Zealand’s 15-year-olds do not have the reading competency to ... More >>

ERO Makes Recommendations To Te Aho O Te Kura Pounamu And Ministry Of Education As Role Of NZ’s Largest School Evolves

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 7:39 am | Education Review Office

The Education Review Office (ERO) has released the results of its evaluation of Te Aho o te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura). The report considers how well the current education system settings and implementation practices enable Te Kura to meet the needs of ... More >>

NZ ITPs (Institutes Of Technology And Polytechnics) Celebrating Research And Innovation Through Online Symposium

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 9:47 am | Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics NZ

Whitireia and WelTec, alongside the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand Ltd, will be hosting the National 2021 ITP (Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics) Research Symposium on 25-26 November via Zoom. The aim of the symposium is to bring together ... More >>

Helping Teachers Prepare For New Social Sciences Curriculum

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 9:28 am | Gamefroot

Around half of teachers surveyed in a snap poll feel they are not fully prepared to teach the Aotearoa New Zealand’s Histories curriculum that will be taught in all schools and kura from 2023. The poll, conducted by accredited educational gaming ... More >>

N4L School Survey Sheds Light On Lockdowns, Online Safety And Tech Support

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 9:21 am | N4L Network For Learning

A new survey released today by Network for Learning (N4L) reveals the challenges experienced by schools around online safety, remote learning, and identifies four areas where schools would like more technology support. N4L connects schools and ... More >>

TINZT Tourism Academic Scholarship 2022 Recipients Announced

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 2:29 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Two students heading towards their final year of tertiary study have been selected as recipients for the 2022 Tourism Industry New Zealand Trust (TINZT) Tourism Academic Scholarship. Second year tourism students Megan Clarke (Victoria University) and ... More >>

AUT’s First Rhodes Scholar

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 2:12 pm | Auckland University of Technology

AUT engineering graduate and current business student Monique Cooper is the first AUT graduate and one of just three young New Zealanders awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship for 2022 to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Oxford. ... More >>

Former NZRGPN Board Student Rep Receives Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 9:37 am | NZ Rural General Practice Network

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network (Network) is thrilled to hear that former Board student representative Dr Ben Alsop-ten Hove has received the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. This postgraduate award will support Ben to study at the University ... More >>

Environmental Management Students Dominate Three-minute Thesis Competition

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 7:39 am | Southern Institute Of Technology

The annual Southern Institute of Technology Three-Minute Thesis Competition saw the School of Environmental Management dominate the results, taking out not just the main and runner-up oral presentation prizes, but also the first and highly commended ... More >>



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