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Empowering International Students, Strengthening Communities

Thursday, 29 February 2024, 11:41 am | New Zealand International Students' Association

The New Zealand International Students' Association (NZISA) proudly announces its newly elected executives for 2024. National President: Sean (Jin Xiong) Teow Sean Teow brings a wealth of academic knowledge and a resolute vision to amplify student ... More >>

Landmark Ombudsman Opinion Sheds Light On Lack Of Education In NZSL

Wednesday, 28 February 2024, 2:12 pm | Deaf Aotearoa

Christchurch, New Zealand - February 28, 2024 : In response to a comprehensive 14-page opinion from the Office of the Ombudsman, highlighting historical shortcomings from the Ministry of Education, Deaf Aotearoa and Deaf Children NZ are demanding immediate ... More >>

Ministry Of Education’s Unreasonable Omissions In NZSL In Education Strategy

Wednesday, 28 February 2024, 1:48 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman says the Ministry of Education acted unreasonably when it failed to ensure its strategy for progressing access to education in New Zealand Sign Language included specific ways to achieve its goals. Mr Boshier today published his opinion ... More >>

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Housing Insecurity And Mental Health Major Concerns For Pacific Youth

Monday, 26 February 2024, 3:16 pm | 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 >>

Celebrating 150 Years Of Scientific Partnership With The United States

Monday, 26 February 2024, 10:40 am | 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 >>

Virtual Eye Scholarship Boost For High-flying Otago Polytechnic Student

Monday, 26 February 2024, 9:46 am | 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

Friday, 23 February 2024, 2:03 pm | 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

Friday, 23 February 2024, 11:17 am | 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

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 7:29 pm | 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 >>

Retiring Scholar Lupematasila Misatauveve Melani Anae QSO Leaves Powerful Legacy

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 5:30 pm | 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 >>

Tū I Te Ora Scholarship Deadline Extended

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 9:21 am | Northland Regional Council

The closing date for applications for Northland Regional Council’s Tū i te ora Scholarship has been extended by two weeks. The council says applications for the scholarship - which recognises and supports students to undertake study, research ... More >>

Whanganui Tech Network And Whanganui & Partners Unveil Techweek 2024: A Nationwide Celebration Of Technology

Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 11:11 am | Techweek

Whanganui Tech Network is thrilled to announce the regional launch of Techweek 2024, a nationwide celebration of technology aimed at showcasing the vibrant tech ecosystem in Whanganui and connecting it with the global digital network. Techweek 2024, from ... More >>

Prime Minister's Punitive Welfare Sanctions Will Harm Children And Their Learning

Monday, 19 February 2024, 6:28 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

New Zealand’s largest education union, NZEI Te Riu Roa, strongly condemns the punitive sanctions against people on welfare benefits Prime Minister Christopher Luxon has announced this afternoon, saying that any sanctions a government takes ... More >>

Parents Welcome At Playcentre Open Week

Friday, 16 February 2024, 2:08 pm | Playcentre Aotearoa

Playcentres across Aotearoa are inviting whānau with tamariki from birth to school age for a free visit during Playcentre Open Week, which runs from 4-8 March 2024. The theme for Playcentre Open Week this year is “Whānau tupu ngātahi – families ... More >>

Three Ministers For ECE - A Welcomed Focus For Children’s Outcomes.

Friday, 16 February 2024, 1:46 pm | Early Childhood Education

The addition of a third Minister to the Early Childhood Education (ECE) portfolios with specific responsibility and focus on funding, regulations, and systems design within is a welcome move for a sector plagued by unnecessary red tape and a funding ... More >>

SIT Students Awarded PM’s Scholarships

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 10:25 am | 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 >>

New Report To Support Maths Teaching, Tackle Maths Crisis

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 9:27 am | Education Review Office

Maths is incredibly important, yet achievement in New Zealand has declined significantly over the last 20 years. Less than half of Year 8 students are meeting expectations in maths, and a new report from ERO has found that many teachers are not confident ... More >>

Bay High School Students Embark On Vocational Education Journey

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 12:45 pm | 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 >>

Te Tai Tokerau Principals Cannot Wait For Their Schools To Be Funded At The Rate Of $60000 Per Pupil

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 11:58 am | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association calls upon the government to ensure all state schools are funded at the same level as Charter schools, $60000 per child per yea NZEI, having had to request the details from the Ministry of Education using the ... More >>

OIA Shows The Eyewatering True Cost Of Charter Schools

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 9:14 am | NZEI

The National and ACT experiment with charter schools that ran from 2014 to 2018 cost up to $48,421 per student annually, more than six times the average funding spent on students in state schools, new OIA documents released to NZEI Te Riu Roa ... More >>

Ara Nursing Student’s Story Inspires Graduation Audience

Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 6:38 pm | 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 >>

Waikato Medical School Moves A Step Closer

Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 1:33 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a third New Zealand medical school in the Waikato region. Vice-Chancellor Professor Neil Quigley says the MoU, signed with the Ministry of Health, is a significant ... More >>

Chamber Throws Weight Behind Medical School MoU

Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 12:08 pm | Waikato Chamber of Commerce

The Waikato Chamber of Commerce is pleased to see The University of Waikato sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Health to progress work on the country’s third medical school. “As advocates for the growth and prosperity of ... More >>

Sensory Friendly Open Day - Otago Polytechnic Turns Down Volume On Orientation

Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 11:18 am | Otago Polytech

Otago Polytechnic is turning down the volume on Orientation - for a few hours at least. For the first time, it is hosting a Sensory Friendly Welcome Day, to be held at Otago Polytechnic’s Hub on Friday 16 February. The event aims to help students ... More >>

$1.3 Million For Research To Indigenise Health System

Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 10:30 am | University of Canterbury

Recent University of Canterbury funding success could help inform Aotearoa health policy, practice and systems. Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Child Well-being Research Institute ... More >>

The Turnaround Of Auckland Girls' Grammar School

Friday, 9 February 2024, 3:35 pm | Auckland Girls' Grammar School

Auckland Girls’ Grammar School has delivered outstanding academic results for 2023. All its numbers have sky-rocketed but the school’s big “boast” number has it pushing 80 percent (78.5 at time of writing) for University Entrance success ... More >>

SIT Engineering Tutor Presents Research Internationally

Friday, 9 February 2024, 2:17 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

SIT | Te Pūkenga Programme Manager and Engineering Tutor Carlo Gabriel presented his research internationally when he attended the recent Australasian Association of Engineering Education (AAEE) Conference. Held on the Gold Coast, Australia, December ... More >>

Accolades Flow For Wintec’s Māori And Pacific Plumbing Kaimahi And Ākonga

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 8:14 pm | Wintec

2023 was a piping hot year for Māori and Pacific plumbing kaimahi (staff) and ākonga (students) at Wintec | Te Pūkenga, with a surge of accolades highlighting the calibre of Wintec’s plumbing whānau both on the teaching staff and in the classroom. A ... More >>

The Kura – Let’s Do It Campaign Is Making An Impact In The Western Bay Of Plenty, And We Couldn't Be More Thrilled!

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 1:53 pm | The Kura

With the beginning of the new school year, it's time for our ākonga in the Bay of Plenty to dust off their school bags and return to school. In collaboration with the Western Bay of Plenty schools and Kahui Ako, Tauranga Moana Attendance Service ... More >>

NZPF Celebrates Hosting Rights To International Conference

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 1:46 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

President of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF), Leanne Otene, is delighted to announce that the NZPF proposal to host the International Confederation of Principals’ (ICP) Convention in 2026, has been successful. "We are so excited that the ICP ... More >>

SIT Research Retreat Expands

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 12:54 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

Organisers of the annual Southern Institute of Technology | Te Pūkenga research retreat have expanded the event this year to include staff from Otago Polytechnic (OP). SIT Research Manager, Dr Sally Bodkin-Allen and SIT Research Coordinator, Dr ... More >>

IHC Urges Budget Decision To Protect The Most Vulnerable

Monday, 5 February 2024, 7:49 pm | IHC New Zealand

IHC is urging the Ministry of Education to think hard and act fairly when it comes to finding ways to meet the Government’s savings target by ensuring there is funding to address inequities. IHC’s From Data to Dignity Report on the health and wellbeing ... More >>

School Lunches Essential But Reinvest Any Savings Into Education

Friday, 2 February 2024, 11:21 am | NZEI

Aotearoa's largest education union, NZEI Te Riu Roa, says the Government's decision to continue to fund Ka Ora, Ka Ao Healthy School Lunches programme is commonsense in ensuring successful learning outcomes for tamariki. However, Prime Minister Christopher ... More >>

Success Of Pilot Green Lights Rollout Of Charity-funded Online Money Skills Programme

Thursday, 1 February 2024, 9:38 am | Joint Press Release

<img src="" width="720" height="532"> A new free online education tool is being rolled out across New Zealand schools and organisations like the Graeme ... More >>

Paid Internship Programme For Students A Boost To Social Services Sector

Wednesday, 31 January 2024, 3:28 pm | Emerge Aotearoa Trust

Paid internships being offered by one of New Zealand’s largest non-government organisations is hoped to give a much needed boost to the number of people working in the social services sector. Emerge Aotearoa - a mental health, addictions, housing, ... More >>

Unprecedented Numbers At Kura Reo As Popularity Soars

Wednesday, 31 January 2024, 9:32 am | Te Matawai

Kura reo are more popular than ever with Te Mātāwai supporting twice as many of these Māori language learning events in 2023/24 than in the last financial year. Te Mātāwai leads Māori language revitalisation in communities and has invested ... More >>

New Research On Reducing Early Childhood Obesity

Tuesday, 30 January 2024, 1:05 pm | University of Auckland

In an important step on the road to understanding and preventing childhood obesity, researchers have discovered the nutrients mums receive before and during pregnancy can make a real difference to how much weight their children put on in the first ... More >>

Japan Bound: UC’s First Global Internship Course

Tuesday, 30 January 2024, 10:29 am | University of Canterbury

Seven UC students are in northern Japan on a new international internship course - a four-week enriching work and cultural experience. Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) offers a range of Ako ā-Mahi | Work-Integrated Learning ... More >>

Study Reveals Impact Of Internet Use On Student Test Scores

Friday, 26 January 2024, 10:31 am | University of Auckland

Mobile internet access is hurting student test scores, according to a recent study. The research paper, titled '3G Internet and Human Capital Development', shows that test score declines are most significant among female students, students whose parents ... More >>

Council Of Medical Colleges Calls On Government To Stop The Rollbacks On Smoking Prevention

Friday, 26 January 2024, 7:14 am | Council Of Medical Colleges

The National-led Government needs to urgently rule out any further rollbacks on smoking prevention with the news today that the Associate Health Minister is open to options on freezing the tobacco excise tax, says the Council of Medical Colleges More >>

Opportunity For New Government To Lift Achievement Rates For Intellectually Disabled Students

Wednesday, 24 January 2024, 4:03 pm | IHC New Zealand

IHC New Zealand says although NCEA achievement rates for students with intellectual disability are rising, overwhelmingly there is a massive struggle for these students to access quality education at their local school. Today, 24 January, marks International ... More >>

Study Options On Show At Ara | Te Pūkenga Open Day

Tuesday, 23 January 2024, 10:53 am | Ara Institute

Just weeks into the new year with NCEA results freshly out, individuals looking to lock in study options for 2024 and beyond are expected to flood to the Ara |Te Pūkenga Open Day this week. The event is held simultaneously at Ara’s City, Woolston ... More >>

Students’ University Dreams Made Possible By Milford Foundation

Monday, 22 January 2024, 11:11 am | Milford Foundation

The Milford Foundation has announced the 16 first-year students set to receive funding in 2024 through its tertiary scholarship programme. In a continued commitment to investing in future generations, the Milford Foundation has allocated $300,000 to ... More >>

Leaders Conference paves the way to ASB Polyfest 2024

Saturday, 20 January 2024, 5:48 pm | ASB Polyfest

The annual Student Leader’s Conference returns this week with guest speakers, cultural workshops, and connecting with more than 150 student leaders who are preparing for another ASB Polyfest season. This year’s leaders conference is sponsored by ... More >>

Legal Change A Positive Step For NZ’s Braided Rivers

Thursday, 18 January 2024, 9:26 am | University of Canterbury

New research highlighting the vulnerability of braided rivers has contributed to a recent law change acknowledging their uniqueness. Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) Professor Ann Brower of the School of Earth and Environment, ... More >>

Glen Eden Intermediate Wins Inaugural MoneyTime Competition

Wednesday, 17 January 2024, 2:25 pm | MoneyTime

Room 20 Bravo at Glen Eden Intermediate School in Auckland has beaten 768 other classes in New Zealand to become winners of the inaugural MoneyTime Interclass Financial Literacy competition. The competition saw classes competing to achieve the highest ... More >>

New Research Aims To Protect Communities Against Wildfires

Wednesday, 17 January 2024, 11:51 am | University of Canterbury

Canterbury researchers are building models to give more accurate predictions of where large wildfires could spread as they burn. Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) Associate Professor in Atmospheric Dynamics Marwan Katurji, who ... More >>

High Hopes For A Smooth 2024 NCEA Exam Round

Wednesday, 17 January 2024, 9:49 am | The Secondary Principals' Council of NZ

As NCEA results are released today for about 140,000 young people in Aotearoa New Zealand, secondary principals are hopeful that this year’s exam round will be completely free of disruptions. “Today will be a very memorable one for thousands of young ... More >>

New Researching Charging The Way For National Power Savings

Thursday, 11 January 2024, 11:02 am | University of Canterbury

Renewable energy solutions could change the way we store solar and wind. An environmentally friendly and safer alternative to lithium-ion batteries, redox-flow batteries are used for grid storage, but they are big —usually the size of a shipping container—slow ... More >>

Climate Research Takes On Single Greatest Threat To Pacific Region

Tuesday, 9 January 2024, 10:35 am | University of Auckland

With climate change identified as the single greatest threat facing the Pacific, Pacific researchers from Waipapa Taumata Rau, the University of Auckland, are taking bold steps to better understand the population dynamics of the region’s 13 million ... More >>

Kiwi Scientists Investigate Sky-Tower’s Weird Effect

Monday, 8 January 2024, 11:31 am | University of Auckland

When a scientist noticed an odd visual effect of Auckland's landmark Sky-Tower, he decided to investigate. From close-up, Auckland’s Sky-Tower appears short and stumpy, from far-off it seems tall and thin, prompting researchers with an interest ... More >>

Government Mini Budget Commits To Invest In Early Childhood Education

Thursday, 21 December 2023, 9:15 pm | Early Childhood Education

The release of the government’s mini budget has created some certainty within the Early Childhood Education (ECE) sector. “By committing to the planned 4.6% increase in the 20 Hours ECE funding rates, the government has demonstrated that ... More >>

Advocacy Group Says ‘Status Quo’ Interests Holding Literacy Policy Back

Thursday, 21 December 2023, 7:59 pm | Lifting Literacy Aotearoa

A grassroots literacy advocacy group is challenging the government – and all political parties – to aim for 95 percent of children to become proficient readers and writers. Lifting Literacy Aotearoa (LLA) says educational research tells us that if policy ... More >>

Sir Collin Tukuitonga Becomes ISC Fellow And Will Also Head WHO Transition Team

Thursday, 21 December 2023, 6:06 pm | University of Auckland

Sir Collin Tukuitonga Sir Collin Tukuitonga (Niue: Alofi) from Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland has been made a Fellow by the International Science Council (ISC). The Associate Professor of population health was recognised for his outstanding ... More >>

New Zealand’s National Party And Government Criticised For Lacking Innovation In Cell Phone Ban For Classrooms

Tuesday, 19 December 2023, 11:19 pm | Daniel Harding

The New Zealand National Party’s recent policy to ban cellphones in classrooms has sparked a wave of criticism from educators across the country, accusing the party of opting for an easy, non-innovative solution to a complex issue. The move, seen ... More >>

Open Letter To Save The Humanities And Social Sciences At Massey University

Tuesday, 19 December 2023, 12:44 pm | Save Massey Humanities and Social Sciences

An open letter to oppose the proposed cuts to 30% of academic staff in the Humanities and Social Science Schools at Massey University. Update 19 December: The preliminary decision was released yesterday and the number of job cuts have actually increased ... More >>

Te Pūkenga Announces Chief Executive Departure

Monday, 18 December 2023, 12:49 pm | Te Pukenga

Te Pūkenga Council today announced that Chief Executive Peter Winder will be leaving the organisation. "The function and duties of the role that Peter was employed to perform will change significantly given the new direction of the organisation ... More >>

Mother Of Five Graduates With PhD

Saturday, 16 December 2023, 8:46 am | University of Auckland

Proud graduate and family: Benjamin 17, Amelia 13, Lucy Hardie, Sebastian 19, Oliver 16, Reuben 48, Leon Hardie, 14. Lucy Hardie has graduated with a doctorate based on vaping research, all while raising five kids. A mother of five teenagers this ... More >>

Medical Graduate Has Vision For Making A Difference For Māori

Saturday, 16 December 2023, 8:44 am | University of Auckland

Isaac Samuels Isaac Samuels (Ngaati Hauaa, Ngaati Tuwharetoa) graduated in medicine on 14 December with hopes to improve Māori eye-care. A new medical graduate grew up largely identifying as pākeha, but his koro’s death and the University of Auckland’s ... More >>

Government Needs To Address Secondary Teacher Shortage Urgently

Friday, 15 December 2023, 11:49 am | PPTA

The Government needs to go where successive governments have failed – and solve the secondary teacher shortage crisis in Aotearoa New Zealand, says Chris Abercrombie, PPTA Te Wehengarua acting president. “The worsening shortage of secondary teachers ... More >>



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