Archive for the 'Education' Category

Phoning home helps threatened languages live on

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

26 August 2016

Phoning home helps threatened languages live on

Mobile phones, computers and other technology are often thought to erode the unique cultural identities of small communities, but Victoria University of Wellington Professor of Linguistics Miriam Meyerhoff argues the opposite can be true. Read more »

New Study Reveals Value of Teachers in NZ Education

Press Release – Warehouse Stationary

New Study Reveals Value of Teachers in NZ Education

The quality of teaching staff is significantly more important than a school’s resources; class size, or management in determining the education outcomes of our children, according to a new study. Read more »

Cycling and walking in NZ cities

Press Release – University of Otago

Cycling and walking in NZ cities

Cities with higher levels of cycling and walking have better overall population health, according to new research from the University of Otago, Wellington. Read more »

Emerging Designers Urged to Enter International Competition

Press Release – Lexus New Zealand

MEDIA RELEASE

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2016

Emerging NZ Designers Urged to Enter International Design Competition Read more »

Media Design School to host fourth annual Girls in Games

Press Release – Media Design School

Media Design School to host fourth annual Girls in Games

For the fourth year in a row, Media Design School will be opening its doors to female secondary school students from across New Zealand for its annual Girls in Games workshop series. Read more »

Massey opens language research centre with China

Press Release – Massey University

Massey opens language research centre with China

The teaching of Chinese language in New Zealand is about to get a major boost with the establishment of a Joint Research Centre in Applied Linguistics run by Massey University and Beijing Languages and Culture University, to be based at Massey’s Auckland campus. Read more »

Student ingenuity on show at NIWA Wellington Science Fair

Press Release – NIWA

MEDIA RELEASE

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2016

Student ingenuity on show at NIWA Wellington Science Fair Read more »

Velocity $100k Challenge finalists revealed

Press Release – University of Auckland

Velocity $100k Challenge finalists revealed

Innovative ventures based on big data, robots, medical research, social issues and environmental problems have been named as finalists in the 2016 Velocity $100k Challenge, the University of Auckland’s entrepreneurship programme. Read more »

MyTuition Turns $1000 into 10,000 Lessons

Press Release – MyTuition

MyTuition Turns $1000 into 10,000 Lessons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 23rd of August 2016

Auckland startup MyTuition has reached an impressive milestone of having facilitated 10,000 lessons for high school students. Read more »

Word – The Front Line Poetry Slam take three

Press Release – Action Education

Word – The Front Line Poetry Slam take three

This year with the support of Auckland Live, Action Education and the South Auckland Poets Collective are holding the 3rd annual inter-high school Spoken Word poetry competition “Word – The Front Line.” Read more »

University welcomes investment in specialist teachers

Press Release – University of Auckland

University welcomes investment in specialist teachers
Today’s announcement of a $9 million package to address the shortage of teachers in high-demand subjects has been welcomed by educational leaders at the University of Auckland. Read more »

Polycom Brings Silicon Valley to New Zealand

Press Release – Polycom

Polycom Brings Silicon Valley to New Zealand Through the Power of Collaboration:
Polycom Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist, Jeff Rodman Delivers Masterclass on Creativity and Innovation at Auckland’s ICT Graduate School Read more »

New Music Programme To Be Launched Tonight

Press Release – Rangi Ruru Girls’ School

New Music Programme To Be Launched Tonight At The Piano

A new music programme that will foster musical talent in a way that’s never been done before at a Christchurch school, will be launched by Rangi Ruru Girls’ School this week at The Piano. Read more »

ITC collaborates with SIT on new tourism pathway

Press Release – International Travel College

ITC collaborates with SIT on new tourism pathway

The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) and the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) have combined resources to offer an exciting new tourism and hospitality pathway. Read more »

Leading law professor blazes the trail

Press Release – Ako Aotearoa

Leading law professor blazes the trail for New Zealand’s future Māori lawyers

Professor Jacinta Ruru (Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui, Pākehā) from the University of Otago’s Faculty of Law, received New Zealand’s highest accolade for tertiary teaching at parliament tonight. Read more »

University of Auckland academics win top teaching accolades

Press Release – University of Auckland

University of Auckland academics win top teaching accolades

Dedication to student-centred and innovative teaching distinguish the two University of Auckland academics who have won Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards in 2016.. Read more »

Queen Elizabeth II Pukeahu Education Centre

Press Release – Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Queen Elizabeth II Pukeahu Education Centre

Students from throughout New Zealand are set to benefit from today’s opening of the Queen Elizabeth II Pukeahu Education Centre at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Paul James Chief Executive of Manatū Taonga said. Read more »

Window to the past for Vanuatu PM

Press Release – United Future NZ Party

Window to the past for Vanuatu PM

Visiting Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai discovered a unique piece of his country’s history at the University of Auckland last week. Read more »

60,000 Maori and Pacific youth targeted for ICT jobs by 2020

Press Release – High Tech Youth

60,000 Maori and Pacific youth targeted for ICT jobs by 2020

High Tech Youth, one of New Zealand’s largest after-school cyber learning programs for young people in underserved communities, has set its sights on filling all currently vacant technology and ICT jobs by 2020. Read more »

Secondary students sent unwanted sexually explicit material

Press Release – University of Auckland

Secondary school students sent unwanted sexually explicit material

Media Release – University of Auckland 15 August 2016 Read more »

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