Archive for the 'Education' Category

Kiwis in New York celebrate in World Class style

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Monday 20 November, 2017

For Immediate Release
Kiwis in New York celebrate in World Class style with Taika Waititi
New Zealand’s undeniable man of the moment and internationally acclaimed director Taika Waititi was awarded the very first World Class New Zealand Award outside of New Zealand at a gala event in New York last week.
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Vaping helps reverse smoking harm – asthma expert

Press Release – Massey University

Monday, November 20, 2017

Vaping helps reverse smoking harm – asthma expert

Smokers with asthma or chronic obstructive respiratory disease have the most to gain from switching to vaping, says international asthma specialist Professor Riccardo Polosa, who is speaking at Massey University next week. Read more »

Top NZ scientist talks about entrepreneurship

Press Release – University of Auckland

Top NZ scientist talks about entrepreneurship and the role of universities

What is the role of universities today? Along with discovering new knowledge and educating the next generation, should professors also be drivers of economic development? What is an entrepreneurial academic? Read more »

Your School is Invited to The Greatest Show on Earth at Unit

Press Release – UNITEC

Your School is Invited to The Greatest Show on Earth at Unitec
Your school is invited to the 1950s inspired, The Greatest Show on Earth – Unitec’s end of year exhibition of costume, art department, lighting and sound design work by our Production Design & Management (PDM) students. Read more »

2 in 3 NCEA students severely affected by anxiety or stress

Press Release – Inspiration Education Limited

2 in 3 NCEA students severely affected by anxiety or stress, survey reveals

17 November 2017

Two-thirds of New Zealand secondary students identify stress and anxiety about assessments as a challenge to learning, and about half believe they are not taught how to study or deal with exams, according to a new survey of nearly 6000 students. Read more »

Celebrating Women Philosophers on World Philosophy Day

Press Release – Massey University

Celebrating Women Thinkers on World Philosophy Day
The clichéd image of a philosopher is a mature white man, bearded and bald, chin cupped in hand. Statistics confirm male dominance in the field more than 2400 years after Socrates founded Western philosophy, but Massey University is bucking the trend with a rise in women philosophers. Read more »

Researchers at the Top of Their Fields Elected as Fellows

Press Release – The Royal Society of New Zealand

Researchers at the Top of Their Fields Elected as Fellows

Sixteen researchers and scholars who have advanced knowledge in the areas of history, Read more »

Experts Peg Great Outdoors as Next Gen Education Provider

Press Release – ReWild the Child

Experts Peg Great Outdoors as Next Generation Education Provider
On November 25, renowned British childhood consultant and author, Tim Gill, will join three New Zealand experts in their fields to show parents and educators what must be done to revolutionise an education system that is no longer serving children. Read more »

Taratahi takes the country to town

Press Release – Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre

Taratahi takes the country to town

Source: Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre

Taratahi Agriculture Training Centre’s strong relationship with the Manukau Institute of Technology is opening doors to a world of rural careers for Auckland students. Read more »

New director appointed to Nelson School of Music

Press Release – Nelson Media Agency

New director appointed to Nelson School of Music
The Nelson School of Music is gearing up for its reopening next year with the appointment of a new director. Read more »

Auckland Arts student wins Rhodes scholarship

Press Release – University of Auckland

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Auckland Arts student wins Rhodes scholarship

University of Auckland Faculty of Arts student Marco de Jong is one of three young New Zealanders who have been awarded prestigious 2018 Rhodes Scholarships to carry out post-graduate study at the University of Oxford (UK). Read more »

Rhodes scholarships awarded to future leaders

Press Release – Universities New Zealand – Te Pokai Tara

Universities New Zealand – Media release

Rhodes scholarships awarded to future leaders Read more »

Re-Imagining Education to Empower Gen-Z

Press Release – HP New Zealand

Re-Imagining Education to Empower Gen-Z
The World Economic Forum predicts that 65 percent of children entering primary school today will work in jobs that don’t even exist yet Read more »

Big future in little cousin of education exports – edtech

Press Release – Make Lemonade

Big future in little cousin of education exports – edtech

November 7, 2017

With the risk to foreign student export market from potential changes to immigration policy, the government should increase its focus on the little cousin of education exports, edtech, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. Read more »

Kiwi Charity Recognised as One of the World’s Most Inspiring

Press Release – Garden to Table Trust

Media Release

Monday 6 November, 2017

Kiwi Charity Recognised as One of the World’s Most Inspiring Read more »

Achieving equity and excellence in education for Māori

Press Release – University of Auckland

Achieving equity and excellence in education for Māori students
Recent Rutherford Discovery Fellowship recipient Dr Melinda Webber will present a talk on raising the success of Māori students in Whangarei on Wednesday as part of the University of Auckland’s International Speaker Series. Read more »

School Children Win Thousands of Dollars for Their Schools

Press Release – KidsCan

School Children Win Thousands of Dollars for Their Schools in Kidscan Christmas Coffee Cup Competition

The Coffee Club New Zealand and KidsCan have launched three new Christmas coffee cup designs and two napkin designs, all created by school children who won a nationwide Christmas Cup Art Competition. Read more »

NZ Kids Outsmart Their Aust Counterparts in Maths Comp

Press Release – Matific

NEW ZEALAND KIDS OUTSMART THEIR AUSTRALIAN COUNTERPARTS IN TRANS-TASMAN MATHS COMPETITION

Students from a primary school in Alfriston, New Zealand, have beaten hundreds of thousands of other students across Australia and New Zealand to win first prize in the inaugural Matific Games – a maths competition run by leading online maths resource Matific. Read more »

Major Funding Boost for Science at University of Auckland

Press Release – University of Auckland

Major Funding Boost for Science at University of Auckland

More than $8 million in new funding has been awarded to scientists at the University of Auckland for research across a diverse range of science projects, from answering questions on the origins of life to the vocal learning ability of birds. Read more »

University of Auckland Celebrates $19.8M from Marsden Fund

Press Release – University of Auckland

University of Auckland Celebrates $19.8 Million in Marsden Fund Awards

The University of Auckland is celebrating the success of 31 of its researchers and research groups whose projects have won $19.8 million in the Marsden Fund round. Read more »

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