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NZEI Te Riu Roa Supports Extension Of Alert Levels

Friday, 14 August 2020, 6:29 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa supports the continuation of level 3 restrictions in Auckland and level 2 for the rest of the country while investigations continue into the recent Covid-19 outbreak. The union also welcomes the extension of wage subsidy support ... More >>

Academic Study Hails Jacinda Ardern’s Use Of Facebook Live

Friday, 14 August 2020, 5:26 am | Glasgow Caledonian University

Academic study hails Jacinda Ardern’s use of Facebook to communicate vital COVID-19 messages Research study finds informal videos from family home united New Zealand in the fight against COVID-19 PM’s warm and relatable approach vital in conveying ... More >>

National Excellence Award For Passionate Teacher Of Te Reo Māori In Teacher Education

Thursday, 13 August 2020, 3:11 pm | University of Canterbury

  Kay-Lee Jones has helped nurture a love for te ao Māori in over 2000 student teachers in the University of Canterbury’s (UC) School of Teacher Education . As graduates, they are now putting their understanding into practice in schools ... More >>

Dr Hana O’Regan Steps Into Tumu Whakarae Role At CORE Education

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 5:34 pm | CORE Education

CORE Education, a learning-focused social enterprise, welcomes Dr Hana O’Regan (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha) as their Tumu Whakarae (CEO). She takes up her new position in mid-September. Dr O’Regan brings a rare combination of executive ... More >>

N4L Offers Schools Free Internet Health Checks Ahead Of Online Exams

Monday, 10 August 2020, 6:10 pm | N4L Network For Learning

With more schools expected to offer exams online this year, Network for Learning (N4L) is this week beginning free school internet health checks to ensure students can have the best and safest digital exam experience. Through a partnership with ... More >>

Schools Get COVID Relief

Monday, 10 August 2020, 4:14 pm | New Zealand Principals Federation

President of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF), Perry Rush today congratulated the Minister for Education, Hon Chris Hipkins, for his injection of new funds to compensate schools for COVID -19 related expenses. "Principals are very appreciative ... More >>

Ara Announces BARJ – Joint Digital Development At Bosch, Ara, OTH Regensburg And Jade Software

Monday, 10 August 2020, 3:58 pm | Ara Institute

On the 27th of July, Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd announced the launch of a formal collaboration and research partnership with global brands Bosch, Jade Software and Regensburg University. Lead Researcher Amit Sarkar, a senior tutor within the Enterprise ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Funding Boost For Schools In Wake Of COVID-19

Monday, 10 August 2020, 2:53 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes the Government’s announcement of $38 million towards COVID-19 related costs for schools. NZEI Te Riu Roa President Liam Rutherford says the funding for costs such as hand sanitiser and extra relief teacher hours, will ... More >>

Data Challenge Sums Up UC’s Business Leadership Talent

Monday, 10 August 2020, 11:43 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) Masters students showed off their skills in a competition that challenged them to use data to solve problems and develop business savvy strategies. With high-profile judges including IBM New Zealand Chief Executive Mike Smith, UC ... More >>

The State Of Schooling

Monday, 10 August 2020, 5:28 am | The New Zealand Initiative

State-integrated schools are the best value for money compared with private and state schools, according to a new report by The New Zealand Initiative. Many parents want their kids to go to private schools. But new data crunched by policy analyst ... More >>

New History Fund Will Uncover More Of Our Own Stories

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 1:12 pm | University of Auckland

A vision to stimulate world-class historical research is behind a $500,000 gift to establish a History Innovation Fund at the University of Auckland. Based in the history department, the fund has been made possible by Dr Felicity Barnes, a senior ... More >>

Woodford House (School) Launches "Shine Strengths" Mentor Programme, The First Of Its Kind In NZ

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 12:27 pm | Woodford House

In a first for New Zealand schools, Woodford House launches its Mentor Programme “Shine”. The Shine Programme connects girls with innate strengths: resilience, adaptability, collaboration, and nine others. This Friday, 7 August, the students ... More >>

Kiwis Flocking To Free* Postgraduate Courses

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 11:45 am | Lincoln University

Fee waivers and innovative courses offerings are driving increased domestic student postgraduate enrolment numbers at Lincoln this semester. The university’s move to waive tuition fees on its postgraduate certificates, diplomas, and taught master’s ... More >>

Two Lincoln’s Programs Approved By CFA

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 5:29 am | Lincoln University

Lincoln University marked a resounding achievement with the approval of two of its programs in the highly-acclaimed Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) University Affiliation Program. The Master of Business (Finance) program recently joins the Bachelor of ... More >>

Research Finds Meat Consumers Prefer Local

Monday, 3 August 2020, 1:31 pm | Lincoln University

The country of origin is the number one characteristic consumers use when choosing meat, and they mostly prefer their own local products, a new Lincoln University study shows. This emphasis on locally grown meat was identified in new research* by Dr ... More >>

Rebirth Of Programme Aims To Grow Next Generation Of Literary Critics

Monday, 3 August 2020, 12:58 pm | Read NZ

A programme dedicated to literary reviews for and by young people has been adopted by Read NZ Te Pou Muramura (formerly NZ Book Council). Hooked on NZ Books He Ao Ano matches young readers with New Zealand-authored books and publishes their reviews. ... More >>

UCOL Launches New Industry Partnership Platform

Monday, 3 August 2020, 12:12 pm | UCOL

UCOL students spend thousands of hours working with local organisations and businesses – and UCOL wants to see that connection build even further. With the launch of their new Workhub website, UCOL is looking to develop more student-to-industry opportunities. ... More >>

Advocacy Success: HRC To Sign WHO Joint Statement On Public Disclosure Of Clinical Trial Results

Monday, 3 August 2020, 8:47 am | Transparency International NZ

Transparency International New Zealand and Mesh Down Under are celebrating success in their advocacy for greater transparency in clinical trials. Together they advocated for the Health Research Council (HRC) to be signed up to the World Health Organisation ... More >>

New Teacher And Principal Wellbeing Findings Deeply Concerning

Monday, 3 August 2020, 8:45 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

Alarming findings from a new health and wellbeing survey of primary and area school teachers and principals show action is more urgent than ever, says NZEI Te Riu Roa President, Liam Rutherford. Results from NZEI Te Riu Roa's 2019 survey of teachers ... More >>

Lincoln University's New Student Social Spaces Opened Today By Hon Poto Williams

Friday, 31 July 2020, 9:17 am | Lincoln University

Lincoln University students returning to campus for Semester 2 are celebrating more than just getting back to a ‘new normal’ student life. A vibrant and bustling new student hub, comprising a café, mini-theatre, modern comfortable seating areas, ... More >>

Celebration Of Training At Taratahi

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 1:52 pm | UCOL

This week training began at Taratahi Agriculture Training Centre to encourage new entrants and people whose employment has been affected by COVID-19 to consider a career in the food and fibre sector. A celebration on Thursday, hosted by Ngāti ... More >>

PopUp Business School In The Hutt Valley 31st August

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 2:28 pm | PopUp Business School

Budding entrepreneurs living or working in the Hutt Valley have the opportunity to take part in a FREE ten day business course from 31st August to 11th September. Over ten days, PopUp delivers twenty workshops designed to equip participants with ... More >>

International Students Overcome Covid-19 Challenges To Win Wellington University Scholarships

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 5:04 pm | UP Education

Six young international students have achieved academic excellence in the face of adversity, winning scholarships for their first year of study at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. The students from Russia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, India, ... More >>

WiE CAN: Engineer A Career

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 2:56 pm | University of Canterbury

In January next year, 60 Year 13 students from across Aotearoa New Zealand will discover the career opportunities engineering has to offer women when they attend a hands-on programme run by the University of Canterbury (UC). Applications are open ... More >>

Addressing Rangatahi Education Challenges After COVID-19

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 11:57 am | University of Auckland

Lockdown highlighted and exacerbated young Māori students’ life on the wrong side of the digital divide says a new report, which provides evidence and recommendations for how the disparities can be addressed. It highlights how iwi used their own resources ... More >>

PopUp Business School To PopUp In The Hutt Valley

Monday, 27 July 2020, 5:06 pm | Pop Up Business School

PopUp Business School team Tony Henderson-Newport and some of the team at a PopUp event. Budding entrepreneurs living or working in the Hutt Valley have the opportunity to take part in a FREE ten day business course from 31st August to 11th September. ... More >>

Maths During Lockdown: A Testing Time

Monday, 27 July 2020, 2:18 pm | University of Auckland

Parents’ experiencs of helping their children do maths at home during the Covid-19 lockdown varied widely depending on the school, a University of Auckland survey has found. Maths specialist Dr Lisa Darragh from the University’s Faculty of Education ... More >>

NZISA National Treasurer Resigns

Sunday, 26 July 2020, 6:58 pm | NZISA

Special General Meeting (SGM) and by-election to be held on 16th August The New Zealand International Students’ Association (NZISA) regretfully announces that Steven Wang has resigned from his position as National Treasurer. Steven has been ... More >>

Behrouz Boochani To Become Research Fellow At UC

Friday, 24 July 2020, 2:08 pm | University of Canterbury

Award-winning author Behrouz Boochani has been granted refugee status by Immigration New Zealand and is to become a Senior Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of Canterbury. Behrouz Boochani, who spent six years detained by Australian authorities ... More >>

New Zealand Union Of Students’ Associations Impact Of Covid-19 On Tertiary Students’ Research

Friday, 24 July 2020, 1:21 pm | New Zealand Union of Students Associations

A new study exposes the impact of Covid-19 on the wellbeing, financial situation, and educational experience of students at tertiary institutions in Aotearoa New Zealand. Increased anxiety about the future, exacerbated stress levels about studying, and ... More >>

Early Childhood Teachers Take Historic Action

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 4:52 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Early childhood teachers covered by two significant collective agreements are taking historic action tomorrow morning by holding paid union meetings – the first time they’ve taken such a step. The NZEI Te Riu Roa members, covered by the Early Childhood ... More >>

Global Study Raises Grave Concerns For Reef Sharks

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 3:57 pm | Massey University

Massey University researchers have played a crucial role in the first global assessment of sharks on coral reefs, by providing project data from the Kermadec Islands, New Caledonia, Fiji and Tonga. The study, published in Nature today by a team of scientists ... More >>

Education Transformation Has Been A Long Time Coming

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 3:25 pm | NZSTA

The system update contained in the Education and Training Act 2019 has been a long time coming. The New Zealand School Trustees Association is welcoming news that the new legislation has passed its third reading as schools around the country observe ... More >>

Lincoln Students Stepping Up To Help Rural Contractors

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 10:15 am | Lincoln University

Lincoln students will be able to help ease the pressure on rural contractors struggling to fill the gap a lack of migrant workers is creating in the primary sector due to Covid-19 restrictions. Alongside offering qualifications designed to meet the future ... More >>

FLANZ Launches New Professional Development Resource For Flexible And Online Learning

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 7:13 am | FLANZ

The Flexible Learning Association of New Zealand (FLANZ) is pleased to announce the launch of FLANZ Pathways , a new online resource for all New Zealand educators seeking personal and professional development in online and flexible learning. Pathways ... More >>

Te Tai Tokerau Principals Have Little Confidence In Oranga TamarikiKeeping Kids’ Safe

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 5:03 pm | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

In a very recent survey of Principals in Te Tai Tokerau, about their experiences working with Oranga Tamariki, nearly 90% said they do not have confidence that when they refer children to Oranga Tamariki in Te Tai Tokerau, that OT’s intervention ... More >>

School Trustees Association Enthusiastic About Refreshed Māori Education Strategy

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 10:40 am | NZSTA

A refreshed and re-energised Māori education strategy is launching at the perfect time for schools to work it into their post-lockdown planning and evaluation, says the New Zealand School Trustees Association. "Supporting the kaupapa of Māori ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Welcomes Action Plan For Pacific Education

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 9:30 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed the launch of a new Government action plan to support the learning and aspirations of Pacific learners and their families. Sose Annandale, Principal of Russell School in Porirua, was especially pleased to see the expansion ... More >>

Aotearoa Rockstars Bringing Te Reo To West Christchurch

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 9:17 am | University of Canterbury

A passion for normalising te reo is driving two researchers from University of Canterbury (UC), whose next project with school children at Burnside Primary School will take te reo out of the school and into the west Christchurch community. UC PhD student ... More >>

University To Lead National Partnership For Nurse Practitioner Training And Work Placement

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 7:40 am | Auckland University

The University of Auckland has been awarded a Ministry of Health contract, worth $18.6 million over four years, to lead the training and placement of Nurse Practitioners (NP) in New Zealand. The new contract replaces an existing pilot Nurse Practitioner ... More >>

Create A Shield – Connecting Kiwi Kids Through Gaming

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 4:10 pm | Jean Swainson Foundation

A homegrown Kiwi company that bills itself as the Netflix of education content and a NZ foundation, have joined forces to release a new youth, wellbeing game today. ‘Create a Shield’ is the latest in AFED Education’s classroom resources that ... More >>

Lincoln University Expands Its Commercial-scale Solar Energy Generation

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 4:05 pm | Lincoln University

Lincoln University has completed another step on its journey to achieve carbon neutral status by 2030 with its second major solar array going live last week. Last year Lincoln became the first New Zealand university to adopt commercial-scale solar energy ... More >>

Serious Gaming – Using Applied Immersive Games For Education, Work And Wonder

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 11:20 am | University of Canterbury

Computer games are not just for entertainment – they’re seriously powerful tools to solve complex problems, according to a University of Canterbury expert on applied immersive games. Associate Professor Heide Lukosch , Applied Immersive Gaming Initiative ... More >>

Lars Ivarsson - On Social Democracy

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 6:08 am | New Zealand Fabian Society

When you come from Sweden to Auckland to do a PhD in philosophy on the underlying thinking behind social democracy in the contemporary age you want to cause ripples. Indeed, more than ripples. You want to use the insight to clarify purpose and direction. ... More >>

Ko Taku Reo - New National Education Service For NZ's Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Children Launches

Monday, 20 July 2020, 4:16 pm | Ko Taku Reo

Ko Taku Reo – new national education service for NZ’s Deaf and hard of hearing children launches this week Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education New Zealand merges the Kelston Deaf Education Centre in Auckland and the van Asch Deaf Education Centre in Christchurch ... More >>

Govt. Minister Speaks To Ara Students And Start-Ups About Sustainability

Thursday, 16 July 2020, 4:08 pm | Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd

Tracey McGill From Ara And Ngari Scartozzi Listen To Hon. James Shaw The Hon. James Shaw, the New Zealand Government’s Minister for Climate Change and co-leader of the Green Party of Aotearoa initiated a spirited discussion of sustainability and ... More >>

ECNZ Welcomes CPAG Report

Thursday, 16 July 2020, 11:53 am | ECNZ

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECANZ) welcomes a new report by the Child Poverty Action Group calling out the impact of profit over quality early childhood education (ECE). The report by CPAG shows that an increase in for-profit only providers ... More >>

Kordia Women In Technology Scholarship Recipient Announced

Thursday, 16 July 2020, 11:38 am | Kordia

Kaitlin Te Rito has been awarded the Kordia Women in Technology scholarship for 2020. The scholarship was established by Kordia in association with the University of Waikato to acknowledge and support up-and-coming female talent and future technology ... More >>

A Law Degree Makes A Positive Difference To Helping NZ

Thursday, 16 July 2020, 11:31 am | Make Lemonade

Tens of thousands of New Zealand university students headed back to campus this week after a long break because of the covid pandemic lockdown. Massey University pro vice-chancellor Professor Chris Gallavin is offering advice to the thousands ... More >>

Graham Barrell Retires From LU’s Faculty Of Agriculture & Life Sciences After 44 Years

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 12:00 pm | Lincoln University

Associate Professor Graham Barrell, known for his extensive research on mammalian brain function, retired from Lincoln University on Friday 10 July after 44 years with the University, and a teaching career spanning almost 50 years. Beginning his ... More >>

Dole New Zealand Teams Up With OKE Charity As First Foundation Partner

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 3:18 pm | Dole New Zealand

Fresh and packaged fruit supplier Dole New Zealand has teamed up with OKE - a local charity that provides Kiwi kids with the opportunity to learn valuable life skills by introducing productive school gardens - as its first foundation partner. Through ... More >>

Jobseekers Gain New Computing Skills For Free At Ara Connect

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 1:35 pm | Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd

Ara Institute of Canterbury is reaching the region's recently unemployed with the offer of free upgrades to their computing skills. The 'Connect' community centres run by Ara offer people self-paced computing courses, with flexible options ranging ... More >>

Bloomfield Inspires Student Art Project

Monday, 13 July 2020, 11:55 am | Universal College Of Learning

Watching the Director-General of Health front up at the Government’s daily COVID-19 updates has inspired UCOL Creative Media student Abby Koolaard to make him the ‘face’ of her class project. The Bachelor of Creative Media student designed a digital 3D ... More >>

COVID-19 Threatens To Set Aid To Education Back By Six Years, Warns UNESCO

Sunday, 12 July 2020, 7:42 am | UNESCO

A new policy paper by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report shows that total aid to education reached its highest ever levels in 2018, the latest available year. However, it estimates that global aid is likely to decline by up to US$2 billion ... More >>

COVID-19 Causes Spike In Study Interest | First Ever Trans-Tasman Higher Education Virtual Expo

Saturday, 11 July 2020, 4:56 pm | Torrens University Australia

COVID-19 restrictions have driven the interest of Australians and New Zealanders to undertake higher education study. With people working from home or out of work as a result of the pandemic, many are looking at further study to continue their ... More >>

NZUSA Supports The Government’s $25 Million Investment Into Student Mental Health Services

Saturday, 11 July 2020, 4:25 pm | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) strongly supports the Government’s expansion and acceleration of frontline mental health services for students across Aotearoa New Zealand. This will include the expansion of the Piki ... More >>

2020 Tūwharetoa STEM Scholarships Awarded To Three Inspiring Rangatahi

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 3:37 pm | Tuwharetoa Settlement Trust

Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust (TST) is pleased to announce the three recipients of its annual $10,000 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) scholarships. This year’s recipients are Charquera Tobin-Cribb, studying for a Bachelor of Science, ... More >>

Canterbury Earthquake Resources Find A Permanent Home

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 11:32 am | University of Canterbury

  Lessons learned from the Canterbury earthquakes will be shared widely and preserved for the future when a collection of reports and information moves to a new digital home. The Government’s Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Learning and ... More >>

Penn State And University Of Auckland To Partner In Research

Monday, 6 July 2020, 9:54 am | University of Auckland

Our borders may be closed but new research partnerships are still being forged between New Zealand and the United States. The University of Auckland this month entered a strategic partnership with Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) to collaborate ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Launches Kōhanga Reo Fair Pay Campaign

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 4:21 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Today NZEI Te Riu Roa is launching Te Ake Rautangi, a new whakahau calling for the mana of Kōhanga Reo kaimahi to be upheld by ensuring all kaimahi are paid fairly. Announced at this weekend’s annual Te Kāhui Whetū national hui, the campaign ... More >>