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Fund Full Pay Parity For ECE Educators Before Paying Landlords

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 11:16 am | NZEI

A policy decision in the recently released National-ACT coalition agreement documents means landlords will receive a large Christmas bonus that no one voted for – at the expense of tamariki and their educators. Landlords would now receive around $3 ... More >>

Poll: Ban Mobile Phones During Class, But Not Breaks

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 10:27 am | Horizon Research Limited

New Zealanders most support a ban on mobile phones at school during class time, but not during breaks. A Horizon Research poll of four possible policy options finds: · 61% support and 20% oppose banning mobile phone use at all schools during class ... More >>

Fight To Save Massey Sciences Continues

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 1:51 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Te Hautū Kahurangi | Tertiary Education Union members at Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa | Massey University are outraged following yesterday’s release of a “Preliminary Decision” proposing to cut over 70 jobs from Natural Sciences, and Food and Advanced ... More >>

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Children Need A Government That Cares About Early Learning, Not Removing Rights And Safeguards Of Quality

Friday, 24 November 2023, 3:26 pm | NZEI

The government should be focusing on better early childhood education funding, not regulation, if it wants the quality and safety of early learning for tamariki to be improved, says NZEI Te Riu Roa, New Zealand's largest education union. Pay parity ... More >>

NZPF Welcomes New Minister Of Education

Friday, 24 November 2023, 12:12 pm | New Zealand Principals' Federation

The New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF) President, Leanne Otene, congratulates the new Minister of Education, Erica Stanford and looks forward to working with her. "We realise that today’s announcement gives only a taste of the education ... More >>

Education And Social Work On The Move To City Campus

Friday, 24 November 2023, 1:23 am | University of Auckland

From this month, Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland is now welcoming the Faculty of Education and Social Work from its current location at 74 Epsom Avenue to City Campus in readiness for teaching in 2024. The move to a beautiful, refurbished ... More >>

Early Childhood Education Gets Shafted Again

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 11:34 am | Early Childhood New Zealand

With a National-led government emphasising the importance of reading, writing and arithmetic, including a commitment from our incoming Prime Minister to “educate our children so that they can grow up to live the lives they dream of”. Surely ... More >>

‘Discrepancy’ Of $253 Million Means 18,000 Teachers Missing Out On Pay Parity And ECE’s Closing Fast

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 9:06 am | Early Childhood Council

The Labour Government’s early learning Pay Parity promise became unaffordable in June 2023, when the Ministry of Education changed its method for calculating how much they would fund ECE teachers employed by independent education and care centres. ... More >>

Early Childhood Teachers Should Not Be Short-changed Because Of Inadequate Forecasting

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 1:48 pm | NZEI

The incoming government has an urgent job to do fixing early childhood education funding, education union NZEI Te Riu Roa says. A recently released Cabinet paper from September shows the previous Labour Government walked back from their commitment ... More >>

All Aotearoa New Zealand Schools To Receive Free Digital Technologies Resources From January 2024

Monday, 20 November 2023, 2:54 pm | Grok Academy

From 1 January 2024, Ed Tech charity Grok Academy (Grok) will offer its extensive range of coding and web design resources free of charge to every student, teacher, and homeschooling parent in New Zealand. Teachers can now register their accounts ... More >>

New Report Highlights Links Between School Isolation And Practice – NZCER

Monday, 20 November 2023, 10:45 am | NZCER

Teachers in more isolated schools are more likely to have good morale, but are more likely to report concerns about vulnerable students’ ability to receive timely support. The findings come from a new NZCER data report, Teacher Perspectives from ... More >>

$50,000 Critic And Conscience Of Society Award 2024 Open For Applications

Monday, 20 November 2023, 9:14 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Applications are now open for the 2024 Critic and Conscience of Society Award. <img src="" width="720" height="720"> 2023 winner Dr Dean Knight (left) ... More >>

Employers Committed To ECE Fair Pay Agreement Process

Saturday, 18 November 2023, 2:31 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council confirms its commitment to the Early Childhood Education Fair Pay Agreement process, despite NZEI Te Riu Roa issuing a petition claiming employer representatives weren’t coming to the table. “Nothing has changed – the ECC ... More >>

Research Leader And Antarctica Expert To Join Waikato As Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research

Friday, 17 November 2023, 12:27 pm | University of Auckland

17 November 2023: The University of Waikato has announced the appointment of Professor Gary Wilson to the role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research from early next year. Gary is currently Chief Scientist and General Manager Research Strategy & ... More >>

Support For Promising Scientists

Friday, 17 November 2023, 11:03 am | University of Auckland

nvestigations into prevention of brain cancer and understanding the origins of our solar system have seen two scientists from Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland awarded prestigious fellowships. The Royal Society Te Apārangi’s Rutherford Foundation ... More >>

Funding Goes To The Telling Of NZ Histories From Hokianga To Fiordland

Friday, 17 November 2023, 9:18 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

History grants have been awarded to 10 projects which will tell a wide range of histories - from the revival of Moko Mataora (facial tattoo) in the North, to a 1795 shipwreck in Tamatea Dusky Sound in the South. "The annual Whiria Te Mahara ... More >>

Science & Engineering Fair Inspires Next Generation

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 3:04 pm | Energy Resources Aotearoa

More than 220 enthusiastic young learners packed out New Plymouth’s Devon Hotel, alongside their teachers, parents, and caregivers, for the recent Taranaki Primary Schools Science and Engineering Fair 2023. The two fun-filled and educational days ... More >>

University Of Otago Student Has Been Selected As One Of The 2023 Emerging Practitioner Award Recipients

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 8:21 pm | Acorn Foundation

Cameron Monteath The Acorn Foundation and the trustees of the FAME Trust are pleased to announce the selection for the 2023 Emerging Practitioner Award recipient at the University of Otago. Seven promising students are selected each year from top-rated ... More >>

Engineering Technologies Showcased At SIT

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 4:34 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

The School of Advanced Engineering Technology at SIT | Te Pūkenga hosted the inaugural Smart Factory Showcase recently, offering students and local industry insights into cutting-edge technologies and advancements within the industrial engineering landscape. ... More >>

Desert Angels: A Captivating Fusion Of Videography And Music

Monday, 13 November 2023, 9:43 am | UCOL

A film brief in class has led to a visually stunning music video captured in the sand dunes between Himatangi and Foxton Beach. These visuals transport viewers to a world where the lyrics intertwine with the enchanting allure of a desert. The music ... More >>

Milford Foundation Commits Further $310,000 To Support School Leavers To Attend University

Monday, 13 November 2023, 8:08 am | Milford Foundation

The Milford Foundation has today pledged a further $310,000 in the second year of its tertiary scholarship programme in a continued commitment to investing in future generations. The scholarships aim to provide financial and mentoring support to school ... More >>

Award Winning Pacific Academic Doesn’t Shy Away From Hard Questions

Friday, 10 November 2023, 6:49 pm | University of Auckland

Sereana Naepi Award winning Pacific academic Sereana Naepi knows well that you can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs. Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland recently presented the sociologist with a Research Impact Award for her ... More >>

PPTA Seeks Urgent Meeting With NZQA About Exam Issues

Friday, 10 November 2023, 3:37 pm | PPTA

PPTA Te Wehengarua is seeking an urgent meeting with the NZ Qualifications Authority (NZQA) to express teachers’ serious concerns about the issues with this year’s exams so far. “Running exams is NZQA’s core business and the issues being experienced ... More >>

Commercial Excellence Award In Memory Of Talented Ara Fashion Graduate

Friday, 10 November 2023, 12:55 pm | Te Pukenga

Lauren Hemens was making her way in the fashion industry even while still studying at Ara | Te Pūkenga. The exceptional Bachelor of Fashion Technology and Design graduate of 2022 was scouted by fashion house moochi after completing a four-month internship ... More >>

New Zealand Skills And Education College (NZSE) Receives Prestigious 2023 Social Contribution Category Award

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 6:54 pm | NZSE

New Zealand Skills and Education College (NZSE) is proud to announce that it has been honoured with the 2023 Social Contribution Category Award by the New Zealand Chinese Business Club. This esteemed recognition underscores NZSE's unwavering commitment ... More >>

Top Engineering Student Completes Study Journey With Industry Prize

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 5:34 pm | Te Pukenga

Gurwinder Soundh has a determination to grow personally and professionally and in the twelve years since he moved to New Zealand for a fresh start, he’s certainly done that. The Indian-born Ara | Te Pūkenga Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech) ... More >>

Researchers Aim To Find Effective Meth Treatments For Māori

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 4:23 pm | University of Auckland

A research project has just been launched that aims to find effective treatments for Māori meth users. Northland and Auckland addiction service leaders attended a launch this week (7 November) for a research project that aims to recruit at least ... More >>

UC Researchers Awarded $6.1 Million To Predict Grape Growth

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 11:53 am | University of Canterbury

Forecasting grape yield is tough and errors can be costly, so UC researchers have been awarded $6.1 million to blend viticulture with robotics, 3D imaging, and data analytics for a fresh, refined, fruity solution. The wine industry is one of Aotearoa ... More >>

Medal Win For Team Behind Pioneering Children’s Literacy Project

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 9:55 am | University of Canterbury

A Canterbury team of researchers has been honoured for an innovative approach to literacy that has so far helped more than 45,000 Kiwi children learn to read and write. Since its introduction in February 2020, the Better Start Literacy Approach ... More >>

2024 Rhodes Scholars Announced

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 9:15 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Established in 1903, the Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest international scholarship programme, bringing outstanding young people together from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. The selection panel, which in New Zealand is chaired ... More >>

SIT Prime Minister’s Scholarship Winners Head To Chile

Tuesday, 7 November 2023, 2:46 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

Having waited more than a year to see their visit to Chile come to fruition, Southern Institute of Technology | Te Pūkenga third year Nursing students, Troy Gregg-Schofield and Agnes Amilale, are looking forward to their South American adventure. Now on ... More >>

Crafting The Future: A Deep Dive Into Auckland's Preschool Education System

Tuesday, 7 November 2023, 9:22 am | Fabric Digital

Auckland's commitment to early childhood education (ECE) is an investment in the nation's future. New Zealand's strategic plan for ECE aims for all children to participate in quality ECE, regardless of their background, enhancing participation, improving ... More >>

EIT | Te Pūkenga Graduate Youngest To Win Young Winemaker Of The Year

Monday, 6 November 2023, 7:35 pm | EIT Te Pukenga

An EIT | Te Pūkenga graduate has been named the 2023 Tonnellerie de Mercurey New Zealand Young Winemaker of the Year. At 22 years old, Alena Kamper, who now works as a Cellar Hand at Sacred Hill Winery in Hawke’s Bay, is the youngest person to ... More >>

Tertiary Students Encourage Rural Health Careers In Waikato And Auckland

Monday, 6 November 2023, 3:57 pm | Hauora Taiwhenua Rural Health Network

In a bid to tackle the severe lack of health professionals in rural communities, a team of tertiary students is heading to Waikato and Auckland to promote rural health careers to high school students. They are trying to inspire more young rural people ... More >>

Playcentre Encourages Outdoor Play For Play Week Aotearoa

Monday, 6 November 2023, 11:10 am | Playcentre Aotearoa

Playcentre Aotearoa is encouraging whānau at their early childhood education centres across the motu to find new ways, places and spaces to enjoy outdoor play with their pēpi and tamariki in recognition of Play Week Aotearoa (6-12 November 2023). Play ... More >>

Rocket Lab Awards $30,000 In Two University Scholarships To Support Rural Students And Women In STEM

Monday, 6 November 2023, 9:51 am | Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab USA Inc, (Nasdaq: RKLB), a leading launch and space systems company, has today awarded two scholarships worth $30,000 total to a young student aspiring to become a Māori health professional and a young woman determined to become an ... More >>

New Zealand Skills And Education College’s (NZSE) ATC Terminator Challenge 2023: A Test Of Mental Toughness And Teamwork

Friday, 3 November 2023, 4:42 pm | NZSE

Over the more than 15 years, ATC’s (Active Training Core) Terminator Challenge has solidified its reputation as New Zealand's ultimate showcase of mental fortitude, teamwork, and physical endurance. What began as a small event has now grown into ... More >>

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Announces The 2024 Winston Churchill Fellowships

Friday, 3 November 2023, 4:35 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Achieving better outcomes for our young people, palliative care and community-led marine restoration are just a few of the subjects covered by the 2024 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships, announced by the Trust’s Board today. The Winston Churchill ... More >>

Telesia Excels In Global Chinese Language Competition

Friday, 3 November 2023, 1:00 pm | Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Year 11 student Telesia Tanoa’i of Samuel Marsden Collegiate School has been named the top Chinese language student in Oceania and one of the top five Chinese learners in the world. The Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition is an international ... More >>

Win For ECE Providers As Ministry Of Education Confirms Common Sense Building WoF Approach

Friday, 3 November 2023, 12:13 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council welcomes the Ministry of Education’s clarification they won’t automatically remove early learning centre licences if their building loses its warrant of fitness under new MBIE guidelines, after an ECC investigation. ... More >>

Principals Survey An Accurate Reflection Of Top Concerns

Friday, 3 November 2023, 11:55 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

A national survey of secondary principals which found the top issues facing schools were providing support for vulnerable students and recrutiing quality teachers, is an accurate reflection, says Kate Gainsford, Chair of the Secondary Principals’ ... More >>

New Marsden Fund Grants Awarded To Support World-class Research In Aotearoa

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 11:13 am | Marsden Fund

Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden, the Marsden Fund, has allocated $83.59 million (excluding GST) to 123 research projects led by researchers in Aotearoa New Zealand. These grants support excellent research in the humanities, engineering, mātauranga, mathematics, ... More >>

Annual Free Pet Health Clinic Success

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 9:51 am | Southern Institute Of Technology

The Southern Institute of Technology | Te Pūkenga Free Pet Health Clinic held recently by the New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing students, crowned another successful year for the Vet Nursing staff and soon-to-be graduating students. <img src="" ... More >>

Low Participation Decreases Meaningfulness Of International Education Results

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 1:46 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

New Zealand students’ low participation rates in the latest international reading, maths and science assessments shows its increasing irrelevance to many countries, says Chris Abercrombie, PPTA Te Wehengarua acting president. He was commenting in ... More >>

TupuOra To Offer First Ever Māori Tutoring Programme For Kura And Wharekura

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 9:37 am | TupuOra

Māori Education Provider, TupuOra, has announced the launch of tutoring programme, Tuku Marumaru for years 7 to 13 at Kura Kaupapa or Wharekura. Expressions of interest are now being accepted for kaiako, kura and ākonga seeking support or extension ... More >>

Wintec Supporting Pacific Scholars To Gain Skills To Benefit Their Home Communities

Monday, 30 October 2023, 5:43 pm | Wintec

Pacific Short Term Training Scholarship (STTS) recipients are studying at Wintec | Te Pūkenga to gain skills they can take home to improve their local communities.  Pictured left to right: Back row - Robert (Solomon Islands), Brendon (Solomon Islands), ... More >>

SIT Nursing Students Use Skills At Council Heart Care Day

Friday, 27 October 2023, 9:37 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

Around 80 Bachelor of Nursing Year 2 and New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing Level 5 students from SIT | Te Pūkenga School of Nursing (SoN), in a collaboration with The National Heart Foundation of New Zealand, were able to practise their clinical ... More >>

Velocity Named Academic Initiative Of The Year

Friday, 27 October 2023, 9:36 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland's long-standing Velocity programme, a beacon of entrepreneurial development in New Zealand, has won the Global Entrepreneurship Network New Zealand (GEN NZ) award for Academic Initiative of the Year. GEN NZ is an international organisation ... More >>

Inflexible Building Rules Could See Ministry Of Education Suspend Early Learning Licences Overnight

Friday, 27 October 2023, 3:29 pm | Early Childhood Council

Lack of clarity with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s new approach to building regulation could see Ministry of Education shut early learning centres overnight, leaving parents scrambling for care and massive disruption for ... More >>

Kiwi Researchers Gain Funding For Vital Climate Change Work

Friday, 27 October 2023, 11:52 am | University of Canterbury

Three University of Canterbury academics have been awarded research fellowships to explore ground-breaking solutions to global environmental problems. The Royal Society Te Apārangi has today announced 2023 Rutherford Discovery Fellowships will ... More >>

Te Pūkenga Teams Up With REANNZ To Deliver High Performance Wi-Fi To All Learners

Friday, 27 October 2023, 11:44 am | Te Pukenga

By the end of 2023, all ākonga (learners) and kaimahi (staff) of Te Pūkenga New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology will have access to free, secure, high-performance Wi-Fi across Aotearoa New Zealand. Te Pūkenga and Crown entity REANNZ are working ... More >>

St Laurence’s College Enhances Student And Teacher Experience With Boomi

Thursday, 26 October 2023, 5:50 pm | Boomi

Boomi™ , the intelligent connectivity and automation leader, has announced that St Laurence’s College (‘Lauries’) is using the Boomi platform to enhance the end-to-end experience of its 1,990 students, and 250 teachers and staff, from enrolment ... More >>

Open Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga Celebrates New Principal Academic Staff Members

Thursday, 26 October 2023, 9:37 am | Open Polytechnic

Four Open Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga Academic Staff Members, Dr Melissa McMinn (Initial Teacher Education), Dr Mathew Thomas (Engineering), Dr Waireti Roestenburg (Social Health & Wellbeing), and Dr Indu Peiris (Management and Economics) were recently ... More >>

SAE Auckland Launches New Songwriting Programme

Wednesday, 25 October 2023, 12:05 pm | SAE Auckland

  SAE Auckland (SAE), a leading institution for creative media education, is thrilled to announce the launch of their new Songwriting Programme. This programme has received official accreditation and is set to commence in February 2024, opening ... More >>

Winners Of NZ's Biggest Start-up Challenge Announced

Friday, 20 October 2023, 6:29 pm | University of Auckland

The Velocity $100k Challenge has helped start-ups find success on a global stage, and this year, six new ventures have been given a kick-start that could see creative ideas burgeon into successful businesses. Construction and demolition waste, detection ... More >>

New Law Reform Project To Focus On Bail And Custodial Remand Practices In Aotearoa

Friday, 20 October 2023, 10:41 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is delighted to announce that the Michael and Suzanne Borrin Foundation has awarded Te Herenga Waka Centre for Justice Innovation a $714,504 grant towards the Custodial Remand before Trial or ... More >>

Massey University Vice Chancellor Faces Slew Of Angry Staff And Students Over Proposed Cuts

Thursday, 19 October 2023, 8:20 pm | Massey University Students Association

Massey Student Association Presidents, Hennessey Wilson and Aniva Feau address angry students. Massey University Vice Chancellor Jan Thomas faced angry staff and students at a protest at Massey Albany today, following recent announcements of significant ... More >>

State-of-the-Art Dolby-enabled Studio Realised At SIT Sound

Thursday, 19 October 2023, 2:47 pm | Southern Institute of Technology

Two years of work on a state-of-the-art sound studio recently completed at SIT Sound, has helped the institute gain recognition from international specialist audio company Dolby, as a Dolby Institute education partner. Doug Heath, Programme Manager for ... More >>

Posthumous Honorary Doctorate For Visionary Scholar ‘Epeli Hau’ofa

Wednesday, 18 October 2023, 4:04 pm | University of Auckland

Almost three decades after transforming how the world viewed the Pacific, the late Professor ‘Epeli Hau’ofa, visionary poet, writer and academic has been awarded a posthumous honorary doctorate from Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland. ... More >>

Big Ideas Behind Old Report Offer Hope For Modern-day Threats

Wednesday, 18 October 2023, 10:22 am | University of Auckland

Radical concepts presented by the 'father of ACC' in the 60s should be used to address contemporary challenges such as climate change and public health issues, says Richard Gaskins. The relevance of Sir Owen Woodhouse's groundbreaking 1967 report is examined ... More >>



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