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Ara | Te Pūkenga Wins National Teaching Award With Industry Collaboration "exemplar"

Friday, 8 September 2023, 10:41 am | AraTe Pukenga

A specialised workplace learning model with a strong record of success for learners has been recognised with a national tertiary teaching award. Ara | Te Pūkenga and Awanui Group, a leading provider of medical laboratory testing and pathology services ... More >>

Finding A Place To Call Home: New Prisoner Housing Study

Thursday, 7 September 2023, 5:31 pm | University of Auckland

No one should leave prison without stable housing if we want to reduce rates of recidivism, according to a new report on housing after prison from the University of Auckland, launched today in Wellington. We’re failing prisoners, and society, ... More >>

600 Secondary School Girls To Experience Day In The Life In The Tech Industry - ShadowTech Day 2023 Is Next Week

Thursday, 7 September 2023, 2:14 pm | ShadowTech

More than 600 secondary school girls have jumped at the opportunity to spend a day shadowing tech experts at organisations across the country next week. For one day girls in years 9-11 get to experience what working in the tech sector is like, encouraging ... More >>

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AUT Launches Rainbow Research Portal – A World First

Thursday, 7 September 2023, 6:29 am | Auckland University of Technology

A new e-portal collating decades of Rainbow research will be launched by Auckland University of Technology (AUT) – the first collection of its type in the world. The e-portal, called Ia, will be unveiled on Wednesday 6 September at a special launch ... More >>

Third Medical School An Expensive 'shag On A Rock' Says Ex Dean

Wednesday, 6 September 2023, 2:28 pm | Dr Max Abbott CNZM

Dr Max Abbott CNZM, retired Dean of Health Sciences at AUT and long-time board member and deputy chair of Waitemata District Health Board, says a third medical school at Waikato would be a "shag on a rock" and will not address pressing health ... More >>

TUANZ Calls For The Next Government To Commit To Addressing The Increasing Digital Inequity In NZ

Wednesday, 6 September 2023, 10:06 am | TUANZ

Ahead of the general election in October, The Tech Users Association (TUANZ) has called on whoever makes up the next Government to commit to addressing the increasing digital inequity in New Zealand. Leaders within TUANZ’s membership believe COVID-19 ... More >>

Collaboration With National A Bad Look For Waikato

Tuesday, 5 September 2023, 2:50 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Te Hautū Kahurangi | Tertiary Education Union is dismayed to note the inappropriate extent to which Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato | The University of Waikato’s Vice Chancellor has been collaborating with the National Party on their policy for a third ... More >>

Confronting New Zealand’s Inconvenient Writing Problem

Tuesday, 5 September 2023, 9:22 am | Writers' Toolbox

Company developed government-coined ‘common practice’ standards for writing years ago The issue of New Zealand’s youth literacy rates has been met with a range of contentious solutions—from the NCEA pilot programmes, to the government's recent ... More >>

SWIFT Launches $50,000 Scholarship Scheme

Monday, 4 September 2023, 2:04 pm | SWIFT

South Waikato Investment Fund Trust (SWIFT) has launched a $50,000 scholarship scheme to help South Waikato residents of all ages with their tertiary education. SWIFT Chief Executive Amanda Hema says applicants who are not eligible for the Government’s ... More >>

Suzy Cato And Loopy Tunes Entertain Whanau At Pre-school Open Day

Monday, 4 September 2023, 11:48 am | Chrysalis Group

A whanau open day at the multi-award winning Chrysalis Early Learning Centre in Avondale will be an event not to miss on September 16, celebrating this year’s Maori Language Week. Students, their families and the wider community are all invited More >>

Open Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga Empowers Ākonga Choice With Business Degree Programmes Changing To Monthly Intakes

Monday, 4 September 2023, 11:30 am | Open Polytechnic

Open Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga is providing greater access to courses for ākonga (learners) and increased flexibility to study at their own pace, by recently changing to a monthly enrolment intake for most of its business degree offerings in the Bachelor ... More >>

New Director For University’s Largest STEM Institute

Monday, 4 September 2023, 11:03 am | University of Auckland

Professor Merryn Tawhai makes history today as she steps up to the helm as director of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI), the largest postgraduate research institute at Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland. Professor Tawhai, an academic ... More >>

Pharmacy To Add To Waikato’s Health Offering

Saturday, 2 September 2023, 1:10 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato intends to accept its first students in a new graduate-entry Master of Pharmacy Practice degree in early 2025, as it responds to the chronic shortage of pharmacists in the health workforce. Te Huataki Waiora School of Health Dean, ... More >>

QS International Student Survey Unveils The Recruitment Edge In Australia And New Zealand

Saturday, 2 September 2023, 6:08 am | QS International Student Survey

What 43,000 Students Expect and Want from Universities Down Under London 30th August 2023: The QS International Student Survey, with input from 116,412 prospective students from 194 countries and territories, has been a guiding tool in shaping student recruitment ... More >>

A Lifetime Of Giving Lives On In New Ara | Te Pūkenga Scholarship

Thursday, 31 August 2023, 4:04 pm | Te Pukenga

A trained nurse, psychotherapist and creative - Annie Currie had a sense of adventure and an infectious joy for life described as rare. She passed away in 2021 from a long illness after a lifetime of striving to expand her mind and encouraging others ... More >>

Successful Start To SIT - Secondary School Trades Pilot

Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 5:36 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology | Te Pūkenga have developed a pilot trades programme for year 10 students from Southland Girls’ High School (SGHS) to give them access to training which could help create a pathway for those interested in pursuing a ... More >>

SAE Auckland Celebrates It’s Open Day, Inspiring Future Creatives

Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 11:35 am | SAE Creative Media Institute

SAE Auckland (SAE), a global leader in creative media education, celebrated a resounding success at its recent Open Day on Saturday 19 August. At times, the SAE Auckland campus based in Parnell, had queues out the door. The campus was bursting with aspiring ... More >>

Learning Support For Tamariki Needs More Funding, Not Budget Cuts

Tuesday, 29 August 2023, 3:47 pm | NZEI

Thousands of tamariki are already missing out on the learning support they need to thrive, and any cuts in government budgets must not affect support they need, NZEI Te Riu Roa said today. NZEI Te Riu Roa has today written to the Secretary for ... More >>

New Careers Strategy Supported By Communities, Careers Workforce And Government Agencies

Monday, 28 August 2023, 1:33 pm | Tertiary Education Commission

A great milestone was achieved today with the release of the National Career Systems Strategy. The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) is the lead government agency responsible for careers in Aotearoa New Zealand, and as kaitiaki of the Strategy, is responsible ... More >>

Call For Phd Scholarship Applications

Monday, 28 August 2023, 11:03 am | Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

The Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Māori (NPM) Futures Programme supports promising Māori students as a means to growing an expert and capable Māori researcher workforce for Aotearoa New Zealand. The programme is about growing tomorrow’s Māori research ... More >>

Stellar Kiwi’s Crucial Black Hole Theory Turns 60

Monday, 28 August 2023, 9:29 am | University of Canterbury

Spend an evening with Canterbury Distinguished Professor Roy Kerr, renowned for his influential work in astrophysics, solving Einstein’s equation of relativity relating to rotating black holes 60 years ago. (These are now called Kerr Black Holes.) ... More >>

Northland Principals Slam Government As Hundreds Of Kids Miss Out On Much-needed Help

Friday, 25 August 2023, 8:50 pm | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

Northland principals are urging the Government to fix a system which is leaving hundreds of the region’s most vulnerable students without the help they need. Te Tai Tokerau Principals’ Association president Pat Newman says the Ministry of Education’s ... More >>

Over Half Of NZ Parents Won’t Allow Children To Use AI For Schoolwork

Thursday, 24 August 2023, 11:48 am | Fred Russo

Only 46% trust school technology policies and online security measures. Nearly two-thirds of Kiwi parents worry children post things on social media that could impact them later in life. Large language models like ChatGPT have captured the world’s attention ... More >>

Education Minister Praises Ngāti Rārua Ka Ora Ka Ako Programme

Thursday, 24 August 2023, 11:10 am | Ngati Rarua

Education Minister Jan Tinetti has given high praise to the success of the Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua Ka Ora Ka Ako programme. In an online recording of Parliament TV broadcast at the beginning of August, the minister singled out the programme for ... More >>

Large Survey Of New Zealand Teachers Released Today – New Info On Digital Learning, Classroom Environments, Bullying

Thursday, 24 August 2023, 5:53 am | Growing Up in New Zealand

The results of a survey of 775 New Zealand teachers have been published today by the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study. Teachers were asked about the classroom environment, how students were handling digital technology, and about online learning ... More >>

Waikato Bolsters Health Leadership Team

Tuesday, 22 August 2023, 3:58 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato has announced three key appointments to Te Huataki Waiora School of Health, as it focuses on delivering academic programmes that help meet the current and future workforce needs in Aotearoa New Zealand. Last month it was ... More >>

Programmes Helping To Lift School Attendance

Tuesday, 22 August 2023, 11:03 am | Jan Tinetti

412 initiatives funded across 762 schools by Regional Response Fund 84 full-time and part time attendance officers in place   Rapid action taken by the Government to improve attendance is working, Minister of Education Jan Tinetti said today. “The ... More >>

New Disease Surveillance Tool To Transform Public Health Responses

Monday, 21 August 2023, 5:23 pm | University of Canterbury

UC researchers and collaborators create world-first statistical model with potential to better inform public health responses to infectious diseases. A team of researchers, including Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) Dr Leighton ... More >>

Proposed Teaching Requirements Must Be Properly Resourced

Monday, 21 August 2023, 3:17 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa broadly supports the common practice model which has been designed by educational researchers and experts. However, the union, which represents around 30,000 primary school teachers, says time and resourcing to prepare the best learning ... More >>

Teaching Profession Best Equipped To Improve Numeracy And Literacy

Monday, 21 August 2023, 1:55 pm | PPTA Te Wehengarua

Secondary teachers appreciate the fundamental importance of students’ basic literacy and numeracy skills but have serious concerns about the Government’s plans to legislate how teachers teach, says Chris Abercrombie, PPTA Te Wehengarua acting president. ... More >>

Sunflower Project Returns To Sprout Budding Gardeners

Monday, 21 August 2023, 10:57 am | Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens

Scores of sunflowers and kindy kids are set to star in Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project, which launches today across New Zealand. Around 13,795 youngsters will take part in this much-loved sunflower growing contest that helps sprout little gardeners ... More >>

Massive mural celebrates te reo and college values

Monday, 21 August 2023, 5:39 am | Nelson College

A huge new mural at The Broads playing fields is being described as a celebration of the Māori language and the values, or ngā pou, of Nelson College. The playing fields are owned by Nelson College and the recently completed mural on a large concrete ... More >>

Aviation education boosted through NMIT | Te Pūkenga and Air New Zealand collaboration

Sunday, 20 August 2023, 5:35 am | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand and Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) | Te Pūkenga will today sign an agreement to work together in responding to the country’s skills needs for aviation engineering. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the national ... More >>

An Awesome Celebration Inspiring The Next Generation

Friday, 18 August 2023, 4:32 pm | Whangarei Boys High School Old Boys Association

Recently, the Whangārei Boys’ High School Old Boys’ Association inducted three old boys into their Hall of Fame (The Fideliter Fellowship) in front of a full assembly in the new Whangārei Boys’ High School (WBHS) Auditorium. The Fideliter Fellowship’s ... More >>

Early Learning Teachers’ Pay Equity Process In Doubt

Friday, 18 August 2023, 2:35 pm | Early Childhood Council

The Education Minister’s decision to defer giving teachers in-principle government support to funding their Pay Equity settlement means increased uncertainty and pressure for Early Childhood employers, who have no such luxury once a settlement occurs. ... More >>

Going To Mars, Barbie, And Government Policy: The Moot Must Fall 2023

Friday, 18 August 2023, 6:24 am | Wellington College

Almost one hundred Wellington students spent last weekend arguing at The Moot Must Fall. Students debated everything from using ChatGPT in schools to whether they should accept a one-way ticket to Mars. The Moot Must Fall is a student-led debating competition ... More >>

Getting Schooled On Teacher Training

Thursday, 17 August 2023, 11:57 am | Maxim Institute

Education is firmly on political parties’ radars this election. As the ink dries on the Government’s pay agreements with teachers, the Māori Party is campaigning for every school to have at least one Māori member of senior management, ACT has ... More >>

Parents Expect Children To Have Fully Qualified Teachers But Are Often Short-Changed

Thursday, 17 August 2023, 9:49 am | My ECE

The Early Childhood Education Parents’ Council wants early childhood centre regulations amended to guarantee that children, at all times of the day, have teachers who are trained and qualified in providing early education and care. A spokesperson for the ... More >>

Vocational Education Alliance Established With CCIPE

Thursday, 17 August 2023, 7:11 am | Te Pukenga

Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest tertiary institution has signed an arrangement with China to work together on vocational training. The arrangement between Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology and China Center for International ... More >>

SIT Student Wins Bronze At Culinary Contest Regional Cook-off

Monday, 14 August 2023, 6:39 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

SIT - Te Pūkenga Cookery student, Yari Mowatt, has had success in her first culinary competition, achieving a bronze medal in a close contest against more experienced competitors. Held at Ara - Te Pūkenga campus in Christchurch on 28th July, Miss ... More >>

Plenty To See And Do At The Taranaki Careers & Training Expo

Monday, 14 August 2023, 2:27 pm | Taranaki Careers and Training

Take part in a collaborative art project, perform CPR on a life-like mannequin and beat the vertical jump record at this year’s Taranaki Careers & Training Expo on Sunday 20 and Monday 21 August at TSB Stadium New Plymouth. The annual expo ... More >>

Panel Discusses 150 Years Of University Life

Monday, 14 August 2023, 12:26 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury leaders and historians offer behind-the-scenes insights into the influential Canterbury institution at an upcoming WORD Christchurch event. <img src="" ... More >>

Tertiary Scholarship Available For Horowhenua Student

Friday, 11 August 2023, 9:45 am | Horowhenua District Council

A Horowhenua tertiary student will receive $1,000 towards study fees and a unique paid working experience as part of a Tertiary Scholarship being reintroduced at Horowhenua District Council. Applications for the 2024 study year are open now and close on ... More >>

Relief Teacher Shortage Forces Northland Schools To Double Up Classes And Sometimes Close, Survey Shows

Thursday, 10 August 2023, 11:39 am | Tai Tokerau Principals' Association

Te Tai Tokerau Principals’ Association president Pat Newman is calling for the Government to take action after a survey found a lack of relievers in Northland has forced schools to combine classes, put untrained teachers in front of students, and ... More >>

Embassy Visit Acknowledges Successful SIT Collaboration

Thursday, 10 August 2023, 10:57 am | Southern Institute of Technology

Officials from the Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Christchurch recently visited Southern Institute of Technology | Te Pūkenga to acknowledge the ongoing successful partnership between SIT and Hubei University of Education (HUE). ... More >>

Secondary Teachers Ratify New Collective Agreement

Wednesday, 9 August 2023, 8:53 pm | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Secondary teachers have ratified – overwhelmingly – the settlement of a new collective agreement. “I’m delighted that PPTA Te Wehengarua members have shown such strong support for our new collective agreement,” says Chris Abercrombie, ... More >>

Playcentre Messy Play Week

Wednesday, 9 August 2023, 1:40 pm | Playcentre Aotearoa

Playcentres throughout New Zealand are inviting families with children aged 0-6 years to visit during Playcentre Messy Play Week (21-25 August). The free event is designed to give young children a chance to explore messy play activities that spark ... More >>

Research Students’ Creativity Pays Off At Quick-fire Challenge

Wednesday, 9 August 2023, 12:35 pm | University of Canterbury

From volcanic hazards to student engagement in performing arts, the UC’s fast-paced Research Student Showcase highlighted a range of outstanding research topics. Body copy Hosted by Research First , Te Kura Tāura | UC Graduate School and Puna | UC ... More >>

New Ara Te |Pūkenga Te Reo Kaiako Follows Teaching Tradition To Meet District Demand

Wednesday, 9 August 2023, 12:00 pm | Te Pukenga

You could say the new Timaru-based Ara | Te Pūkenga te reo Māori kaiako (teacher), Haami Rahui (Ngāi Tahu, Tuhoe), was born for the role. Haami Rahui is a second-generation educator, following in the footsteps of his father Matua Hori Rahui who was well-known ... More >>

Victoria University Of Wellington Proudly Celebrates Its Exceptional Alumni

Wednesday, 9 August 2023, 11:47 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Four alumni of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington have been selected as Distinguished Alumni Award winners for 2023. In fields ranging from public health and agritech, to finance, literature, and justice, these alumni have been recognised ... More >>

UCOL Ākonga Art Adds To Redecorated Airport Café

Wednesday, 9 August 2023, 11:15 am | Universal College Of Learning

Passengers stopping for a coffee and bite to eat at the Palmerston North Airport café can now enjoy some new art on the wall thanks to a talented UCOL | Te Pūkenga ākonga (learner). Art by third-year Bachelor of Creative Media learner Moana Mar’e ... More >>

Innovative Veterinary Science Teaching And Research Platform Wins National Award

Wednesday, 9 August 2023, 10:44 am | National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee

The team made up of Neil Ward and his colleagues from Information Technology Services, Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa Massey University have been recognised for their work to provide a platform that fosters collaboration, and that can reduce animal involvement ... More >>

New Zealand Defence Force Staff Taking Command Of Their Careers Through Te Pūkenga Study

Wednesday, 9 August 2023, 9:51 am | Open Polytechnic

Open Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga and the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) have joined forces to recognise prior learning from on-the-job training for military-personnel who undertake tertiary education through Open Polytechnic. <img src="" ... More >>

Creative Nātives Creates Free Matariki Rauemi For Schools

Tuesday, 8 August 2023, 12:03 pm | Creative Natives

The beautiful Pīata Mai Matariki album, recently remastered and released on all major streaming platforms, has been developed into a suite of rauemi/resources for kura and schools to support kaiako and ākonga to learn about Matariki. More >>

Snapchat Beats TikTok for Top Place with High School Students

Monday, 7 August 2023, 6:33 am | CensusAtSchool

Snapchat has emerged as the top app among high school students, with 61% of them reporting that they used it four or more times the day before participating in the CensusAtSchool questionnaire. TikTok closely followed with 60%. In contrast, primary ... More >>

NZSTA Board And President Election Results Announced

Friday, 4 August 2023, 12:18 pm | NZSTA

The New Zealand School Trustees Association has announced the results of its Board and President Elections. Incumbent President Lorraine Kerr MNZM has been returned for a seventh term, while three new members have been elected to the organisation’s ... More >>

UC Residency Nurtures The Fine Art Of Sharing Tapa

Friday, 4 August 2023, 10:58 am | University of Canterbury

Traditional bark cloth art is more than a craft according to the University of Canterbury Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies’ 2023 artist in residence. Auckland-based Tongan artist Tui Emma Gillies, who arrived in Ōtautahi this week, regards ngatu, ... More >>

Empowering Our Youth

Thursday, 3 August 2023, 2:38 pm | Education Partnership and Innovation Trust

In today’s rapidly changing world, the transition from school to further education or entry into the workforce has become increasingly complex and challenging, particularly for students from low socio-economic backgrounds. “It is critical we ensure all ... More >>

Student Aerospace Team Rockets To Success In US

Thursday, 3 August 2023, 10:38 am | University of Canterbury

A team of Canterbury students are coming back to earth after building and launching a winning rocket 10km into the sky at an international aerospace competition. The Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) student team won their ... More >>

No Guarantee The Secondary Teacher Salary Increase Will Be Matched For Early Learning Teachers

Wednesday, 2 August 2023, 7:03 pm | Early Childhood Council

Teachers in education and care centres must wait to see if the Government will match the 14.5% secondary school teacher salary increases for early learning. If the offer gets accepted by the PPTA there’s no certainty that education and care teachers, ... More >>



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