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AUT Launches Te Aronui - Upholding Te Tiriti For The Benefit Of All

Wednesday, 2 August 2023, 11:17 am | AUT

A culture that views Te Tiriti o Waitangi as an opportunity to grow and prosper as a university, is the vision behind the newly launched Te Aronui Te Tiriti Framework at Te Wānanga Aronui o Tāmaki Makau Rau|Auckland University of Technology. The ... More >>

Te Pūkenga Releases 2022 Te Pūrongo Ā-Tau | Annual Report

Tuesday, 1 August 2023, 2:51 pm | Te Pukenga

Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology has released its 2022 Te Pūrongo ā-Tau | Annual Report, the first to capture all 25 entities brought together to support improved learner and employer outcomes as part of the Reform ... More >>

Introducing NCEA+ At Marsden

Tuesday, 1 August 2023, 9:27 am | Marsden School

While some schools have opted to forego NCEA Level 1 from next year in favour of their own diplomas, Marsden School has designed a rigorous future-focused learning programme ‘NCEA+’, which combines NCEA Level 1 and innovative courses, ensuring ... More >>

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Students Host A ‘Funeral’ March For The Death Of Tertiary Education

Tuesday, 1 August 2023, 7:16 am | Students Against Cuts

Students against Cuts (SAC) are holding a ‘funeral’ march from Victoria University, Kelburn Campus to Parliament Grounds at 12pm Tuesday the 1st of August to protest the ongoing mass staff cuts happening across the tertiary sector that threaten public ... More >>

New Zealand Universities In Staffing Crisis - Latest Report Reveals Troubling Trends

Tuesday, 1 August 2023, 6:26 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (Tuesday, 1 August 2023) – The New Zealand Initiative’s report Blessing or Bloat? Non-Academic Staffing in New Zealand Universities in Comparative Perspective , co-authored by Drs James Kierstead and Michael Johnston shows that a majority of ... More >>

Te Āti Awa Partners With Whitireia And WelTec To Qualify More Māori Nurses

Monday, 31 July 2023, 10:40 am | Joint Press Release

Te Rūnanganui o Te Āti Awa in partnership with Whitireia and WelTec | Te Pūkenga is helping more Māori students qualify as nurses and enter the healthcare workforce. This is being done with a new intake of ākonga Māori (students) to the Whitireia ... More >>

Taking The Awkward Out Of Sexuality Education

Monday, 31 July 2023, 10:38 am | University of Canterbury

A new online platform aims to bridge the gaps in sexuality education for young New Zealanders. Called Te Puāwaitanga: Beyond the Birds and Bees, the free platform is a New Zealand first led by Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury ... More >>

Karamū High School Changes Name

Monday, 31 July 2023, 7:29 am | Karamu High School

Karamū High School has recently acknowledged the correct spelling of its name, with the inclusion of a tohutō (macron). A dawn karakia was held earlier this month (July 19) to unveil the new name. Principal Dionne Thomas says it has been an important ... More >>

Schools Unite To Welcome New Regional Lead To The Graeme Dingle Foundation

Thursday, 27 July 2023, 6:21 pm | Graeme Dingle Foundation

Students came together to Mihi Whakatau the new Regional Lead of the Graeme Dingle Foundation Southern (GDFS), Anna Gaitt. The event was attended by members of GDF's board, their dedicated staff along with students from Ascot Community School, Wallacetown ... More >>

New Research To Make Geographic Profiling For Police Investigations Faster And More Accurate

Wednesday, 26 July 2023, 1:42 pm | University of Waikato

26 July 2023 - Geographic investigative analysis for crime cases can be manual and time-consuming, but new research can make the process faster. New research, by University of Waikato Honorary Research Associate Dr Sophie Curtis-Ham, could help police resources ... More >>

UCOL And Naenae College Join Forces To Empower Future Engineers

Wednesday, 26 July 2023, 10:07 am | UCOL

UCOL | Te Pūkenga and Naenae College have teamed up to introduce a new engineering course, opening the door for high school students to explore their passion for engineering. The U-Skills course, which takes place every Friday at Lower Hutt’s Naenae College, ... More >>

A Changing World Needs Arts & Social Science Graduates More Than Ever

Wednesday, 26 July 2023, 9:29 am | Richard Shaw

The headline job loss figures from New Zealand’s university funding crisis are in the public domain: over 100 gone at Otago University , with as many as 250 potentially about to go from Te Herenga Waka–Victoria and Massey . But these are only the losses ... More >>

UC Teams Up With Microsoft, A Collaboration For Innovation

Tuesday, 25 July 2023, 12:12 pm | University of Canterbury

UC has entered into a collaboration with Microsoft to enhance student experience, research capabilities and employability by being at the forefront of tech innovation. The collaboration is an important step for Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University ... More >>

Inspiring The Next Generation To Take Up Food And Fibre Careers

Monday, 24 July 2023, 12:29 pm | AgriFutures

A new initiative trialled in Palmerston North and Manawatū is set to motivate, support, and empower more rangatahi (young people) to pursue rewarding food and fibre careers. Agri Futures Ahuwhenua ki te Anamata was established by the New Zealand ... More >>

Missing Voice Activated In Early Childhood Education

Monday, 24 July 2023, 9:58 am | Early Childhood Education

Parents’ views are overlooked in early childhood education policy. But that is about to change with the formation of the ECE Parents Council. When the government and the Ministry of Education consults on early childhood plans and policies their ... More >>

Partnership Celebrated As Secondary Ākonga Begin Tertiary Journey Towards Civil Infrastructure Careers

Friday, 21 July 2023, 6:06 pm | Universal College Of Learning

A six-way partnership has enabled 23 secondary school learners to begin studying civil infrastructure in Fulton Hogan’s brown mix quarry this week. UCOL Te Pūkenga is delighted to be delivering the New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works ... More >>

Critical Role Of School Boards Highlighted By Minister, Sector Leaders At NZSTA Conference

Friday, 21 July 2023, 5:53 pm | NZSTA

The 33 rd New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) Annual Conference has kicked off in Rotorua, as hundreds of school board members converged on the Energy Events Centre Friday to hear from key leaders, including Minister of Education Hon ... More >>

Southern Nurse Educators Present Internationally

Friday, 21 July 2023, 1:11 pm | Southern Institute of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology | Te Pūkenga Nurse Educators, Fiona Soper, Michelle Eleno and Stacey Porter are emerging researchers in Healthcare education who recently attended the 19th National Nurse Education Conference (NNEC) at Sea World in Queensland, ... More >>

The Parents’ Choice Award For The Best Early Childhood Service Goes To …

Friday, 21 July 2023, 9:08 am | My ECE

An early childhood centre in Rotorua, the Ole Schoolhouse, has won the inaugural Parents’ Choice Award out of more than 4,000 ECE services across the motu. Dr Sarah Alexander, chief advisor to the OECE (Office of ECE) said the secret to success in ... More >>

Racism In Schools A Huge Factor Young Māori Are Suffering From Mental Health And Leaving School Early

Thursday, 20 July 2023, 7:17 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

A report focusing on health and wellbeing in Māori youth has found racism to be a leading factor in wellbeing decline, with schools being a major source of the perpetuation of racial biases and discrimination. Lead researcher Dr Teah Carlson (Te Whānau ... More >>

Projection Mapping Theatre Set To Wow Audiences

Thursday, 20 July 2023, 3:12 pm | Universal College Of Learning

An upcoming projection mapping show promises to treat audiences to a unique augmented reality experience, while also showcasing talented artists from the Manawatū. HIGH-LIGHT - Projection Mapping Theatre, created by UCOL Senior Design Lecturer Phillip Andrews, ... More >>

Tui Tuia | Learning Circle Welcomes A New Literacy & Numeracy Programme Director

Thursday, 20 July 2023, 3:10 pm | Tui Tuia

Auckland, 20 July 2023 - Tui Tuia | Learning Circle, University of Auckland’s educator professional development service, welcomes Talia McNaughton as the new Literacy & Numeracy Programme Director. Talia is a passionate educator who has devoted ... More >>

Record ECE Closures Are The Canary In The Coalmine

Thursday, 20 July 2023, 6:13 am | Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education provider Te Rito Maioha says the increasing number of early childhood centre closures is a clear signal that all is not well within the ECE sector. "A record 215 ECE centred have closed in the last year and should ... More >>

University Of Waikato Medical School Funding Backed By Momentum Waikato

Wednesday, 19 July 2023, 10:37 am | University of Waikato

Funding for a Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Waikato will be supported by community foundation Momentum Waikato if the proposal is implemented after this year’s general election.    Momentum will partner with the University ... More >>

Otago Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga Football-mad Ākonga Gear Up For FIFA Showcase

Monday, 17 July 2023, 11:43 am | Te Pukenga

Self-confessed football fanatics Reece Burtenshaw and Jack Quinn can’t wait to lend at hand at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™. The Otago Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga ākonga have volunteered for the top-shelf event, for which Ōtepoti Dunedin ... More >>

No Surprise To Principals

Saturday, 15 July 2023, 6:21 am | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

Nothing we didn't know!! Nothing we haven’t been telling policy shufflers about the state of Principalship for years, but they have always been deaf to commonsense! “Nothing we didn't know!! Nothing we haven’t been telling policy shufflers about ... More >>

New School Principals Need More Support, Particularly New Principals In Small Schools, ERO Research Shows

Thursday, 13 July 2023, 6:17 pm | Education Review Office

Principals are crucial to the quality of education. A growing number of principals across New Zealand are new to the role. In 2023, more than a third of principals have been in the role for less than five years, an increase from a quarter in 2014. ... More >>

UCOL Whanganui Campus Entrance And Whānau Room To Undergo Significant Upgrades

Thursday, 13 July 2023, 12:12 pm | UCOL

UCOL | Te Pūkenga is set to embark on a series of exciting renovations, focusing on the campus entrance and Te Whare Huihuinga - Whanganui whānau room. <img src="" ... More >>

New Principals’ Success Is Everyone’s Responsiblity

Thursday, 13 July 2023, 11:15 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Making sure that new principals can succeed and thrive in their role is the responsiblity of the entire school community, says Kate Gainsford, Chair of the Secondary Principals’ Council. Responding to an Education Review Office report, released today, about principals ... More >>

UCOL | Te Pūkenga Learner Receives National Nursing Scholarship

Monday, 10 July 2023, 3:58 pm | UCOL

A UCOL| Te Pūkenga learner who wants to use his nursing education to improve health services for Rainbow communities has been awarded a national scholarship. More >>

Te Mahi Ako Building Upon Skills Active Aotearoa’s Success

Friday, 7 July 2023, 11:47 am | Skills Active Aotearoa

Despite a disruptive year, Skills Active Aotearoa achieved some good results in its 2022 educational performance indicators released today, with its subsidiary Te Mahi Ako now continuing that great work with a focus on improving learner outcomes ... More >>

Skills Shortages Solved By Collaboration Not Pork Barrel Politics

Thursday, 6 July 2023, 2:08 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Te Hautū Kahurangi | Tertiary Education Union says a third medical school at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato | The University of Waikato is not an effective way to resolve either the crisis in tertiary education or the doctor shortage. Te Pou Ahurei | National ... More >>

There’s Never Been A Better Time To Study Nursing At Ara

Thursday, 6 July 2023, 11:50 am | Te Pukenga

Aspiring nurses beginning their Bachelor of Nursing at Ara Te Pūkenga in a new August intake could complete their clinical placements anywhere in the country - with accommodation and travel costs covered. The Minster of Health Ayesha Verrall ... More >>

Massey Policy Changes Would Diminish The University

Thursday, 6 July 2023, 11:25 am | Tertiary Education Union

TEU members at Massey University are campaigning to stop proposed policies that will lead to the closure of courses and disciplines across the University. This despite the recent government announcements of increased tertiary funding. The University ... More >>

Securing New Zealand’s Future: Cyber Security Challenge Celebrates 10 Years

Thursday, 6 July 2023, 10:50 am | University of Waikato

Thursday 4th July: Tomorrow, Kiwis across the country will be at the University of Waikato for the 10th annual New Zealand Cyber Security Challenge. With over $6,000 in prizes up for grabs across three categories, this event is the largest of its ... More >>

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust NZ Applications 2023 Are Now Open

Wednesday, 5 July 2023, 11:04 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Board of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust New Zealand is delighted to announce the opening of the 2023 application round for Churchill Fellowships. Applications for 2023 open on the 5 July, and close on 23 August 2023, and offer ordinary New ... More >>

SIT Nurse Educator Presents In Italy

Tuesday, 4 July 2023, 11:43 am | Southern Institute of Technology

Johanna Rhodes, Head of School of Nursing (SoN) at Southern Institute of Technology | Te Pūkenga was recently in Italy to share experiences and knowledge on her specialist topics with around 800 clinical skills educators and researchers from around the ... More >>

Inspiring Futures Foundation Grants Top $400,000

Tuesday, 4 July 2023, 11:35 am | Inspiring Futures Foundation

The Inspiring Futures Foundation (IFF) has awarded more than $170,000 in grants to industry organisations for education and training in the latest round of funding. It brings the total value of grants over the last two years to $430,000, for programmes ... More >>

Giving Back To The Industry

Tuesday, 4 July 2023, 11:00 am | UCOL

David Napier: “It’s about what feels right for me and what I can do to give back to the industry.” David Napier brings a wealth of experience to his role as a cookery lecturer at UCOL | Te Pūkenga - from London's vibrant culinary scene to ... More >>

Karamū High School Student Achieves ‘three-peat’ In Prestigious Speech Competition

Monday, 3 July 2023, 5:38 pm | Karamu High School

Karamū High School head student, Lena Ormsby (Ngāpuhi, Tainui) has won the prestigious Ngā Manu Kōrero Te Matau a Māui Speech Competition for the third year in a row. The 17-year-old, who is in Year 13, says she is humbled to have taken out the Senior ... More >>

Whakamana Tangata – Call For Education Debate To Centre Those At The Heart Of Sector

Monday, 3 July 2023, 11:50 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

  The experience and solutions from those working at the heart of education in Aotearoa need to be front and centre in the upcoming general election debate, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. The education union released Whakamana Tamariki, Whakamana ... More >>

UCOL And Careerforce Collaboration Empowering Kaiāwhina Workforce In Healthcare Education

Monday, 3 July 2023, 11:46 am | Te Pukenga

Careerforce | Te Pūkenga and UCOL | Te Pūkenga have embarked on a collaborative project to empower kaiāwhina in social services, and health and disability workforces. Alaina Cameron, UCOL Academic Portfolio Manager for Social Services says this partnership ... More >>

UCOL Trades Academy Partnership Benefits Queen Elizabeth College Students

Monday, 3 July 2023, 11:41 am | Universal College Of Learning

Queen Elizabeth College Principal Chris Moller, has seen how Trades Academy programmes benefit students from as early as Year 11. Queen Elizabeth College (QEC), a co-educational school in Palmerston North, gives its students the opportunity to study U-Skills ... More >>

A Career In Infrastructure Now Top Of The List For Female Students

Saturday, 1 July 2023, 1:29 pm | Connexis

Wellington 1 July 2023: Hundreds of female secondary school students from throughout the country have just had a taste of a career in infrastructure – and they’ve loved it. Throughout the month of June worksites around the country - from Auckland ... More >>

Te Tai Tokerau Principals Supports Call For Massive Funding To Assist All Our Students

Thursday, 29 June 2023, 3:13 pm | Te Tai Tokerau

“The current system is flawed, and all students are owed an education that empowers and uplifts them. The ERO Report is written more from wanting to make a change to Alternative Education, than reality,” says Pat Newman President Te Tai Tokerau ... More >>

Te Pourewa O Ngāpuhi Challenges Flawed Education System, Not Alternative Education

Thursday, 29 June 2023, 11:11 am | Te Pourewa O Ngapuhi

Te Pourewa o Ngāpuhi, anchored by the country's founding documents, He Whakaputanga me Te Tiriti o Waitangi, is taking a stand against the latest Education Review Office (ERO) Report. We assert that the system itself is flawed, not alternative education. ... More >>

New Programme To Train Next Generation Of Event Technicians

Wednesday, 28 June 2023, 3:48 pm | UCOL

UCOL | Te Pūkenga Manawatū is set to launch a new entertainment and event technology programme to help budding lighting and sound technicians develop their skills. <img src="" ... More >>

Radical Change Urgently Needed In Alternative Education – Children’s Commissioner

Wednesday, 28 June 2023, 12:13 pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner Judge Frances Eivers welcomes yesterday’s report on Alternative Education in Aotearoa by the Education Review Office (ERO). An alternative education? Support for our most disengaged young people looks at how the education ... More >>

University Of Auckland Ranks 68 In World, Leading Excellence Across The NZ University Sector

Wednesday, 28 June 2023, 11:44 am | University of Auckland

Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland’s rise to 68 in the world in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings is an enormous success for the University and a clear indicator of the excellence and global reputation of the university ... More >>

FASD-CAN Response To ERO Report: Vulnerable Learners Failed By Alternative Education

Wednesday, 28 June 2023, 10:43 am | FASD-CAN

An Education Review Office report, released yesterday, found that Alternative Education is failing some of our most vulnerable rangatahi ( The ERO identifies many factors contributing to this failure, including lack of funding, ... More >>

Waikato Jumps Ahead In Global Rankings, Claiming Research Top Spot In New Zealand

Wednesday, 28 June 2023, 10:37 am | University of Waikato

 The University of Waikato is ranked in the top 250 universities in the world in the latest 2024 QS World University Rankings, the largest increase of any university in New Zealand. The rankings, released today, also place the University ... More >>

New Zealand Universities Shine In Latest International Rankings

Wednesday, 28 June 2023, 10:26 am | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

All eight New Zealand universities have gone up in the rankings in the 2024 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings and all are in the top 500 universities in the world. UNIVERSITY WORLD RANKINGS 2023 2024 Change University of Auckland 87 68 ... More >>

Students Against Cuts @ VUW

Tuesday, 27 June 2023, 10:48 pm | Students Against Cuts

Students Against Cuts (SAC) held a demonstration on the morning of 26th June, against the 229+ redundancies planned at Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington. Following a rally outside the university’s Hunter Building, students entered a ... More >>

New Bachelor Of Accounting Launching At UCOL Whanganui

Tuesday, 27 June 2023, 12:09 pm | Universal College Of Learning

UCOL | Te Pūkenga is excited to announce the launch of the Bachelor of Accounting, a new programme designed in collaboration with industry experts to meet the specific needs of New Zealand's accounting sector. The Bachelor of Accounting is one of the ... More >>

A Year Of New Beginnings For Vocational Education

Monday, 26 June 2023, 12:15 pm | Skills Active Aotearoa

In their recently released 2022 annual reports, Skills Active Aotearoa and its new subsidiary Te Mahi Ako each reflect upon a pivotal year of changes, challenges and achievements. Read Skills Active Aotearoa’s 2022 annual report here Read Te Mahi ... More >>

Announcing The 2023 Fulbright-Ngā Pae O Te Māramatanga Graduate Award Recipient

Monday, 26 June 2023, 10:17 am | Joint Press Release

  Fulbright New Zealand and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga - New Zealand's Māori Centre of Research Excellence are thrilled to announce that Yasmin Olsen is the recipient of the 2023 Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award which ... More >>

Otago Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga Design Ākonga On Enchanted Wonderland Mission

Thursday, 22 June 2023, 10:39 am | Te Pukenga

A group of talented Otago Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga Design ākonga are preparing to turn Dunedin’s First Church into an Enchanted Wonderland this weekend. Trelise Wadsworth, Thomas Beckwith and Courtney Keith-Bourke are among a wider group of final-year ... More >>

Wellington Student In Line For Global Education Award

Thursday, 22 June 2023, 10:33 am | UP Education

A 20-year-old UP International College graduate has become the only Southern Hemisphere student shortlisted for the PIEoneer Awards International Alumni of the Year . The award celebrates international students who have made a significant contribution ... More >>

Education In NZ Suffers ‘long-Covid’: Learners’ Progress, Inequities & Ongoing Impacts On Schools Among Key Concerns

Thursday, 22 June 2023, 7:04 am | Education Review Office

ERO is seriously concerned about the lasting impacts of Covid-19 on education in New Zealand. ERO’s latest research into the ongoing impacts of Covid-19 has found that the pandemic has had a lasting and significant impact on education in New Zealand ... More >>

PPTA Te Wehengarua Agrees To Arbitration – Industrial Action Called Off

Wednesday, 21 June 2023, 5:13 pm | PPTA Te Wehengarua

PPTA Te Wehengarua Executive voted this afternoon to approve an arbitration process aimed at resolving the industrial dispute between secondary teachers and the government. “We hope an independent arbitration panel will review the matters under dispute ... More >>



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