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Opening Up Access To Science Education: Rocket Lab Scholarship Applications Now Open

Monday, 26 July 2021, 10:13 am | Rocket Lab

  Auckland, New Zealand. 26 July 2021 : Rocket Lab, the global leader in small satellite launch, has opened applications for its annual Rocket Lab Scholarship to those eager for a future in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM). ... More >>

Te Rūnanga O Ngāi Tahu And Datacom To Work In Partnership

Friday, 23 July 2021, 9:43 am | Datacom

Datacom Group and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu have signed a strategic partnership agreement, which will see the South Island iwi and New Zealand’s largest home-grown technology provider working together to deliver a series of tech projects and a new pathway ... More >>

STEM Global Action Launches To Advance K-12 Stem Education Across The U.S. And The World

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 6:43 am | National News Releases

SGA cites data showing Blacks, Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Hispanics are 27% of U.S. population, but account for only 11% of the country’s science and engineering workers NEW ORLEANS - Dr. Calvin Mackie today launched STEM Global Action (SGA), ... More >>

Whitireia Nursing Students Undergoing Immunisation Training To Help Their Communities Fight COVID-19

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 10:25 am | Whitireia

As a result of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout increasing in New Zealand, Whitireia has embedded immunisation training as a focus in their nursing programmes. To ensure all communities have access to the vaccine and information surrounding it, cohorts ... More >>

Call For Abstracts Open For 2021 ITP Research Symposium

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 9:48 am | Open Polytechnic Whitireia And WelTec

Open Polytechnic together with Whitireia and WelTec will be hosting the national 2021 ITP (Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics) Research Symposium, which will be held on 25-26 November at Whitireia, Porirua. The theme for this year’s conference ... More >>

$10 Million Boost For Literacy Education Will Upskill 70,000 Children

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 9:05 am | University of Canterbury

An innovative research-based approach to how New Zealand children are taught to read is to be extended across the country with a $10 million Ministry of Education contract awarded to the University of Canterbury (UC).   The Better Start ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa Supports Kōhanga Reo Push For Tohu Whakapakari Qualification Recognition

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 9:23 am | NZEI

Education union NZEI Te Riu Roa has today announced it is backing Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust's campaign to have its three-year qualification, Tohu Whakapakari, recognised as a teaching qualification by the Ministry of Education and NZQA. Matua ... More >>

Inaugural Chair Of Future Environments Established In Partnership With Fletcher

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 8:44 am | Auckland University of Technology

AUT’s Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies’ School of Future Environments and Fletcher Construction have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish the inaugural Chair of Future Environments. The Chair will be Professor Charles Walker, ... More >>

MTF Finance Future Legends Scholarship

Monday, 19 July 2021, 3:13 pm | MTF Finance

Diversity, dedication and drive from scholarship winners   When MTF Finance launched their inaugural Future Legends Scholarship in April this year, they did not anticipate judging nearly 400 applications. MTF Finance CEO and judge Glen Todd ... More >>

Kōrero About The Future Of Vocational Learning In Southland

Monday, 19 July 2021, 10:03 am | Southern Institute of Technology

Te Pūkenga leaders visited Southern Institute of Technology in Invercargill on Friday talking with people from the network and learners about the future of vocational learning and the work underway to build it. Te Pūkenga is a new national entity ... More >>

Straight Talk On Trades: Ara’s Katie Thomas Offers Learners Insights From A Working Woman

Friday, 16 July 2021, 1:11 pm | Ara Institute

On June 16th at Ara’s Woolston Campus, a special visitor made some time to inspire and inform female students. Katie Thomas, an Ara graduate, engineer, and all-round good sort, visited with a select group of other future women tradies to share her ... More >>

Agribusiness Study Booms At Ara

Friday, 16 July 2021, 1:06 pm | Ara Institute

In a world where COVID might still be laying waste to holiday plans and careers on the stage, Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd is doing its best to prepare people for a new post-COVID economy - and get them onboard with rising synergies between ... More >>

Ara’s July Emerge Event Attracts A Wealth Of Attendees

Friday, 16 July 2021, 12:07 pm | Ara Institute

The Ara Business Technology Department held the first of its bi-annual ‘Emerge’ exhibitions on Wednesday July 7, at the Kahukura building on the Madras Street campus. The evening event is designed to celebrate the completion of the recent group of ... More >>

Twenty Day Wait Is Too Long For Police Checks

Thursday, 15 July 2021, 6:27 am | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council is calling on the Police to reduce the time required for a pre-employment Vet Report from twenty to five days through proper resourcing, to give small businesses certainty in recruiting. “I sympathise with the Police ... More >>

Hunter Education Boost From Jobs For Nature

Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 3:50 pm | Joint Press Release

The New Zealand Deerstalkers Association (NZDA) and the Game Animal Council (GAC) are welcoming a $700,000 boost for hunter training and education delivered through the Jobs for Nature Community Conservation Fund. “Hunting is increasing in popularity ... More >>

Hon Dr Megan Woods Opens New Agricultural Sciences Facility for Lincoln University

Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 2:29 pm | Lincoln University

Lincoln University today officially opened the first of two new science buildings, marking a significant milestone along a journey that began more than 10 years ago, following the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2107/f4de6df6022014bba793.jpeg" ... More >>

Reawakening Mana In Men In Early Childhood Education

Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 9:47 am | Wintec

A lack of men in early childhood education has inspired Wintec Master of Applied Innovation student, Grayson Newton-Smith to create a book about restoring mana in men. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2107/cf120786a0546a717fe2.jpeg" ... More >>

Women In Trades Scholarship Helping Fund ‘lifelong Dream’ For Students

Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 9:42 am | UCOL

Sixteen UCOL students received a total of $11,500 through the institute’s first Women in Trades scholarship. Launched this year with support from two confidential local donors and Mitre 10, the students will be using the funding to cover the cost ... More >>

World-leading App To Train Teachers In Te Reo Māori

Monday, 12 July 2021, 11:59 am | Joint Press Release

Bay of Plenty teachers now have access to a world-leading Te Reo Māori app, through a Ministry of Education initiative aimed at strengthening New Zealand’s education workforce in Te Reo. Reo Ora is a fully automated Te Reo Māori app developed by ... More >>

Te Awamutu College Culinary Student Through To The Grand Final

Friday, 9 July 2021, 5:58 pm | NSSCC

Today five culinary students from the Waikato region competed for a place in the National Secondary Schools Culinary Competition (NSSCC) Grand Final. The regional final was held at Wintec. Congratulations to Caitlyn Blakely from Te Awamutu College, ... More >>

Peter Reynolds To Step Down As Early Childhood Council CEO

Friday, 9 July 2021, 9:10 am | Early Childhood Council

After more than a decade leading the Early Childhood Council, CEO Peter Reynolds announced he is to step down at the Council’s Annual General Meeting this evening. “Leading the ECC in partnership with the Executive has been my absolute pleasure, ... More >>

Who's Doing What With Your Data? Information Governance In A Digital World

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 1:14 pm | University of Auckland

  Data such as personal information has become one of the greatest drivers of economic activity in the modern world. Data is the oil of the fourth industrial revolution and in future, data will drive economic prosperity, sustainability, and ... More >>

Schools Kept Safe And Away From Distractions Online - N4L Report

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 9:08 am | Network 4 Learning

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 8 July 2021 - More than 45 million potentially dangerous and distracting websites were blocked at schools every day during the second half of the 2020 school year, according to a new report released today by Network for ... More >>

Have Your Say On The Inquiry Into School Attendance

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 5:31 pm | The Education and Workforce Committee

Parliament’s Education and Workforce Committee has opened an inquiry into school attendance, and is calling for submissions from the public. Amongst other things, the inquiry will likely look into the long-term trends in attendance, what attendance ... More >>

Ōtautahi Head Students On Sexual Assault And Harassment: Speak Up, Speak Out

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 1:08 pm | One Schools Network

ŌTAUTAHI, Christchurch. The stories from the Christchurch Girls High School survey are shocking but unsurprising to many students. Sexual assault and harassment is a pervasive issue in schools and across Aotearoa that has never been properly addressed. ... More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa: More Transformative Action Needed To Fix Severe Teacher Shortage In ECE

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 9:33 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

The union for early childhood teachers has welcomed a raft of Government changes this week to respond to the sector's severe teacher shortage - but says accelerating pay parity and undertaking significant structural reform remains urgent. As early ... More >>

COVID-19 Commentary Features Again In Critic And Conscience Of Society Awards

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 3:01 pm | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Helping public understanding of New Zealand’s COVID-19 response has been a focus for both recipients of this year’s Critic and Conscience of Society Award, presented by The Gama Foundation in a ceremony in Christchurch today [6 July]. <img ... More >>

FFCoVE Signs Memorandum Of Agreement With Te Pūkenga

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 5:21 am | Food and Fibre CoVE

EIT Chief Executive Chris Collins (left); Food and Fibre CoVE (FFCoVE) Chair Dr Mark Paine (centre); and Te Pūkenga Chief Executive Stephen Town (right); at the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between Te Pūkenga and the Food and Fibre CoVE ... More >>

Encouraging Māori Postgraduate Scholarship In Law

Monday, 5 July 2021, 4:36 pm | The Borrin Foundation

  The Michael and Suzanne Borrin Foundation is pleased to announce a new scholarship to contribute to increasing Māori postgraduate scholarship in law. This will be added to the suite of fellowships, scholarships, and grants for individuals ... More >>

Girls Get ‘hands-on’ In The Infrastructure Industry

Monday, 5 July 2021, 3:46 pm | Connexis

Wellington, 5 July 2021: A series of ‘hands-on’ open days held throughout the country has opened the eyes of female secondary school students to a career in the infrastructure industry. 'Girls with Hi-Vis®' (GWHV) has seen events held nationwide ... More >>

Computer Prodigy Flourishing In Young Enterprise Scheme

Monday, 5 July 2021, 12:09 pm | UCOL

Ryan Clark built his first computer at age 12 with the help of a YouTube video. Now 15, he estimates he’s built more than 100 PCs and his part time computer business has done $60,000 in sales in the last few months alone. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2107/dcb120eeba142449c9bc.jpeg" ... More >>

Alcohol Education Helps Change Drinking Behaviours In Young People

Monday, 5 July 2021, 11:08 am | Alcohol Beverages Council

A recent review of 70 studies on alcohol education programmes targeted toward young people (15-24 years) has shown they can positively change alcohol-related behaviours, attitudes, and knowledge. Key attributes of high-quality programmes include culturally ... More >>

Data Governance Symposium Launches Vital New Programme

Friday, 2 July 2021, 12:09 pm | University of Auckland

Industry experts and stakeholders will gather at the University of Auckland on 9 July to discuss data protection issues, namely privacy, security and sovereignty, and to launch new programmes of study in Information Governance at the Business School. ... More >>

PBRF Changes – Government Fiddles While The Tertiary Sector Burns

Friday, 2 July 2021, 9:55 am | Tertiary Education Union

Te Hautū Kahurangi | Tertiary Education Union is frustrated with the lack of change heralded by the review of the Performance Based Research Fund . National Secretary Sandra Grey is angry that TEU’s voice has been largely ignored. She says “tinkering ... More >>

South Island Expansion Of CAPE To Help Businesses, Teachers, And Students

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 6:47 pm | CENTRES OF ASIA-PACIFIC EXCELLENCE

The Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPE) have launched their South Island programmes in Queenstown today, including a new tool to help tourism operators embrace visitors from the Asia-Pacific region. CAPEs are university-led centres of excellence for ... More >>

Report Highlights What Māori Learners Need To Succeed

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 10:42 am | Te Pukenga

Te Pūkenga has published an insights report, Te Rito – Insights from learners, which amplifies Māori learners’ voices about factors that enable their success in vocational learning. “This report, the first of a series, tells us in the voices ... More >>

Maths Vs Affordable Housing - Students At Manurewa High School Using Mathematical Modelling To Tackle Community Issues

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 6:53 am | Auckland University of Technology

SOLVING AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROBLEM WITH MATHEMATICAL MODELLING AUT academics have partnered with Manurewa High School to bring mathematical modelling to life, giving students a chance to use mathematical modelling to solve a long-standing community ... More >>

Education In Care Failing Some Of NZ’s Most Vulnerable Children

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 6:08 am | Education Review Office

The Education Review Office (ERO) has found that education for children and young people living in Oranga Tamariki residential care facilities is not good enough. "While education is important for all tamariki and rangatahi, it is even more More >>

New Principal Appointment At Chilton Saint James School

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 10:38 am | Chilton Saint James School

Chilton Saint James School is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms Kate Pollard as Principal. Ms Pollard joins Chilton from her role as Assistant Principal at Kristin School in Auckland. She has been in a leadership role there for a number of years ... More >>

EIT Pays Tribute To Top Research Professor Kay Morris Matthews

Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 3:26 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

EIT Research Professor Kay Morris Matthews, who played a significant role in developing the institute’s research strengths, has retired from her current role but will become an Emeritus Professor at EIT. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2106/5e4880d4656274cef1a8.jpeg" ... More >>

Employment Conditions For Private Businesses Bill To Pass Despite ECE Sector Opposition

Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 6:28 am | Early Childhood Council

A Bill giving the Education Minister power to impose employment conditions on private ECE businesses is set to be passed, despite strong opposition from the early learning sector. Over 560 submissions were received on the Education and Training (Grants—Budget ... More >>

‘Asian’ Label Hides Health Inequalities Among School Students Of Diverse Backgrounds

Monday, 28 June 2021, 6:17 am | University of Auckland

The simplistic label of ‘Asian’ is hiding just how different the experiences are of secondary school students from different Asian backgrounds, especially when it comes to mental distress, new research from the Youth19 survey shows. The results ... More >>

Shifting The Line On Gender And Sexual Violence

Sunday, 27 June 2021, 1:55 pm | University of Auckland

A major new report on sexual violence, online sexual harassment and other forms of gendered violence has been released by researchers based at the University of Auckland. The researchers created a peer group workshop model for working with boys ... More >>

USP Provides Maximum Support For Students And Offers Flexible Assessment And Exam Options

Saturday, 26 June 2021, 3:54 pm | University Of South Pacific

The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has impacted the way people live their lives across the world. For the delivery of tertiary education, COVID-19 has affected the face-to-face activities of universities and educational institutions. Universities ... More >>

Jasmine Beech Awarded Gold At The Wellington Culinary Competition

Friday, 25 June 2021, 3:46 pm | NSSCC

Today eight culinary students from the Wellington region competed for a place in the National Secondary Schools Culinary Competition (NSSCC) Grand Final.  The regional final was held at WelTec, Cuba Street in Wellington. Congratulations ... More >>

24 Unitec Senior Lecturer Dr Samantha Heath Awarded Prestigious MBIE Science Whitinga Fellowship

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 5:16 pm | Unitec

Dr Samantha Heath, Senior Lecturer and Research Leader, School of Healthcare and Social Practice. Unitec’s Dr Samantha Heath, Senior Lecturer and Research Leader, School of Healthcare and Social Practice, has been awarded the MBIE Science Whitinga ... More >>

Super-sensing Offers Food Safety Breakthrough For Food Processing Industry

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 9:32 am | University of Canterbury

New Zealand’s dairy factories could be the big winners from a proposed new electromagnetic detection and imaging method aimed at boosting food safety systems. Working to develop the super-sensing method is a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the University ... More >>

Ara Hosts Kick-Off Event For The Orion Energy Accelerator

Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 4:31 pm | Ara Institute

On the night of June 16, Ara Institute of Canterbury hosted the ‘Orion Energy Accelerator kickoff’, an event which featured high-energy introductions to the key people behind the 11 startups about to begin their clean-energy mission, courtesy ... More >>

Separate But Together - Māori, Pacific And Nursing Programmes At Whitireia Link Up

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 1:23 pm | Whitireia

The nursing programmes at Whitireia have created a framework to ensure equity between the programmes, to better collaborate, and to share knowledge and ways of working. The framework,Te Kawenata Tapuhi, is born from the recognition of shared responsibility ... More >>

Superstar Facilitator Sought To Make A Positive Impact In The Community

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 1:05 pm | Life101

Life101, which offers life and financial skills programmes to people in prisons and on probation, community groups and schools, is inviting Kiwis to consider a career and mahi like no other. The social enterprise, which has been operating for eight ... More >>

New Ara Research Hub Gets Funding To Help Bioplastic Startup Kelpn

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 10:29 am | Ara Institute

The new ‘research hub’ at Ara has just gained a significant grant to begin work on the best chemical composition of a biomaterial alternative made from seaweed. The Institute launched the ‘Research Hub’ at the beginning of the year, a development ... More >>

Rotorua Boys' High School - The Home Of The New Jonah Lomu Scholarship

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 6:23 am | Rotorua Boys High School

The legacy of rugby great Jonah Lomu will live on at Rotorua Boys’ High School, with the school being selected as the only secondary school in New Zealand to provide a newly launched scholarship in his name. The Jonah Lomu Scholarship, launched by ... More >>

Mount Hutt Culinary Student Awarded Gold

Monday, 21 June 2021, 5:47 pm | NSSCC

Today a Mount Hutt College student cooked their way into the National Secondary Schools Culinary Competition (NSSCC) grand final. Meghan Foster was crowned the regional winner for the Canterbury / Tasman region after she impressed judges with her dish ... More >>

Applications Open For Atlantic Fellows For Social Equity 2022 Cohort

Monday, 21 June 2021, 11:29 am | University of Auckland

Applications have opened for the 2022 Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity (AFSE) program based at the University of Melbourne. One of seven Atlantic Fellows hubs around the world, the Melbourne hub focuses on Indigenous-led social equity. Hubs ... More >>

Urgent Action Must Be Taken To Improve Access To Early Childhood Education

Friday, 18 June 2021, 5:15 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa says a new report shows urgent action must be taken to improve access to early childhood education. A report released by UNICEF today ranks New Zealand 33rd of 41 EU and OECD countries based on their national ECE and paid parental leave ... More >>

All Tamariki Deserve The Best ECE And Childcare

Friday, 18 June 2021, 12:16 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children with the most to gain from quality early childhood education (ECE) risk missing out as a report finds Aotearoa has some of the most expensive childcare in the world, Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft says. UNICEF today released is More >>

Youth Voices To Be Heard At New Zealand’s APEC Summit

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 6:33 pm | Auckland University of Technology

MOU signing New Zealand will host the international Voices of the Future youth conference as part of APEC this year. APEC Voices New Zealand and Auckland University of Technology (AUT), with support from APEC New Zealand (part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ... More >>

New Distance Learning Option For Introduction To Game Design

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 1:50 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

The technology which allowed Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) arts students to quickly and successfully transition into home-based learning during lockdown in 2020, is being utilised to bring a new course to a broader audience across New Zealand, ... More >>

Hon Grant Robertson Unveils Redeveloped Lincoln University Gym And Recreation Centre

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 12:53 pm | Lincoln University

Designed to be an integral part of Lincoln University’s celebrated student experience, the recently redeveloped Whare Hākinakina LU Gym was officially opened today by the Minister for Sport, Hon Grant Robertson. At an unveiling ceremony, Acting Vice-Chancellor ... More >>

Teaching Excellence In Spotlight With The 2021 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 9:33 am | Ministry of Education

A total of 19 finalists will compete for the top prizes at the 2021 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. The Awards recognise innovative and effective teaching practices, and the positive outcomes that come from working with tamariki, rangatahi, ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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