Archive for the 'Education' Category

New software school to help solve tech skills shortage

Press Release – Developers Institute

Whangarei’s new software school to help solve tech-sector skills shortage Read more »

Tradies graduating with better prospects than ever

Press Release – Apprenticeship Training Trust

22nd August 2019

New Zealand’s building and construction skills gap had some relief last night as 42 apprentice plumbers, electricians, gasfitters and drainlayers graduated at the ATT (Apprenticeship Training Trust) awards held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Read more »

UCOL Whanganui opens its doors

Press Release – UCOL

22 August 2019

UCOL Whanganui is set to open its doors to potential students with loads of information and activities available. The Open Day is on Wednesday 4 September and people interested in studying can get familiar with the campus’ programmes and facilities, as well as meet academic and support staff. Read more »

Fresh look at first school in Bay of Islands

Press Release – Kiwa

Two new learning resources aimed at raising a wider appreciation and deeper understanding of te reo Māori and our local history were launched this week at the University of Auckland’s Epsom Campus. Read more »

Creating for a Cause

Press Release – Wellesley College

Natchez Hudson is used to working in Wellington city, surrounded by other artists, so helping at Wellesley, surrounded by the sea, the bays and the hills, has seen this artist catapulted into a different working environment. Read more »

Got a Trade? Got it Made! SpeedMeets

Press Release – Ministry of Education

Ministry of Education providing Got a Trade? Got it Made! SpeedMeets

The Ministry of Education in partnership with Got a Trade? Got it Made! are hosting free SpeedMeets at locations across the country from August 22 to September 25, in conjunction with industry training organisations, local secondary schools and community partners. Read more »

Business School entrepreneur honoured in Asia

Press Release – University of Auckland

University of Auckland Business School alumnus and Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Mitchell Pham, has been honoured in Ho Chi Minh City, with the local government recognising his contribution to entrepreneurial leadership and international impact in the city’s booming hi-tech industry. Read more »

Uri nō Ihumātao – A Panel kōrero with Pania Newton

Press Release – Nga Tauira ki Ihumatao

Ngā Tauira ki Ihumātao presents
Uri nō Ihumātao – A Panel kōrero with Pania Newton Read more »

Vocational education changes key to boosting student success

Press Release – UNITEC

Unitec says vocational education changes key to boosting student success

New model will increase support for Māori, Pacific and all learners Read more »

Free Fruit & Vegetables In Schools Receives Top Marks

Press Release – 5 A Day

AUCKLAND, Wednesday 7th August 2019: Kiwi parents and school principals overwhelmingly back the Fruit & Vegetables in Schools (FIS) initiative and new research shows there’s a strong desire for the Government-funded scheme to be expanded. Read more »

New Zealanders’ ignorance of the Holocaust must change

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

August 7, 2019
The release today of a survey showing ignorance of the Holocaust amongst New Zealanders is shocking – but sadly not unexpected, says Dr Melissa Derby. Read more »

Time for New Zealand to act like a Pacific nation

Press Release – University of Auckland

New Zealand needs to adapt to a Pacific future that is already here. That is the message from University of Auckland Pro Vice-Chancellor Pacific, Damon Salesa, who is one of 20 academics taking part in Raising the Bar 2019. Read more »

Mentoring programme engaging vulnerable youth

Press Release – University of Auckland

A youth development programme that pairs young people alienated from mainstream schooling with University-based mentors is seeing heartwarming results. Read more »

It’s the final countdown

Press Release – University of Auckland


After three years, New Zealand’s largest-ever fundraising campaign is coming to an end.

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Younited welcomes Reform of Vocational Education

Press Release – Younited

Younited Students’ Association welcomes the Reform of Vocational Education announcement

Younited Students’ Association welcomes Minister of Education Chris Hipkins’ Reform of Vocational Education announcement today. Read more »

Paying teachers the minimum wage and salary assessments

Press Release – Office of the Auditor-General

31 July 2019: We have written back to Hon Nikki Kaye about concerns she raised with us over some teachers receiving less than the minimum wage, and about the apparent time taken to make teacher salary assessments. Read more »

Applications open for new hotel scholarship

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Applications are open for a new scholarship for students entering their final year of study towards a career in hotel management. Read more »

Proposal for cuts at Whitireia and WelTec must be withdrawn

Press Release – Tertiary Education Union

With the Labour-led government about to imminently announce a major vocational education reform package it is alarming to see the educational opportunities of four communities under threat. Read more »

Professor Robert Wade on how inequality undermines democracy

Press Release – University of Auckland

The democratic cost of inequality

How concerned should we be with inequality in society? A great deal according to economist Robert H. Wade, Professor of Global Political Economy at the London School of Economics. Read more »

Appointments to Performance-Based Research Fund Review Panel

Press Release – Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education is pleased to announce the independent panel that will review the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) has been appointed by Associate Minister of Education Jenny Salesa and Minister of Education Chris Hipkins. Read more »

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