Education

Donations pour in for beloved teacher

Edgar Weston is fighting a battle for his life, but he is not fighting it alone. Mr. Ed, as he is known to his students, has had a colossal impact on the lives of thousands of young people during his 24 years as an English Teacher at Otumoetai College...... Read More

Wider discussion on proposed schooling changes

The Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce is proposing significant changes to the way New Zealand’s schools are run. Education Minister Chris Hipkins says they will also look at how schools are governed and managed to ensure every student...... Read More

New healthcare guidelines for transgender people

Health professionals and transgender advocates from around the country have created a new set of guidelines. The guidelines, titled Gender Affirming Healthcare for Gender Diverse and Transgender Children, Young People and Adults in Aotearoa New Zealand...... Read More

Genesis to partner with Emirates Team New Zealand

Emirates Team New Zealand has chosen Genesis as its Official Energy Partner and sole provider of electrical, gas and renewable energy solutions for its Auckland base at the heart of Auckland’s waterfront as well as the team’s boat build...... Read More

Schools illegally refusing to enrol local children

Schools are illegally refusing to enrol children by saying their classrooms are too full or insisting on permanent addresses for families in emergency housing. Attendance services and the legal help organisation YouthLaw said the problem was increasing,...... Read More

NZQA investigates reports of lost online exams

The Qualifications Authority is investigating whether some students' online exam answers have been lost. It said about 8000 students at 52 schools sat some of their NCEA exams online this year and it was looking into fewer than 10 reports of lost...... Read More

College Sport to investigate St Kentigern’s spat

The organisation which runs school sport in Auckland will investigate a row between St Kentigern's College and 10 Auckland schools over its rugby programme. College Sport has appointed an independent panel made up of former All Black Ian Jones,...... Read More

First lava flow in six million years

While Christchurch has had its share of natural disaster hazards it has been relatively lava free, until now. At the University of Canterbury’s School of Fine Arts, real lava has been pouring out of a new research facility – the Lava Laboratory...... Read More

New Coast school sites revealed

The Ministry of Education has purchased a 5.6ha property in Wainui that is expected to enable a new college or primary school to be built. The Ministry has been looking for a site for a new school to cater for growth in the region for some time, and...... Read More