Education

Schools forced to find hundreds of foreign teachers

Schools must recruit nearly 1000 teachers from other countries in the next few months to ensure they are fully staffed next year and principals say they have no other options. Principals told RNZ they had no choice but to seek teachers from overseas...... Read More

New plan to address teacher shortage

The Coalition Government is ramping up efforts to attract over 850 additional teachers to meet an expected shortfall next year, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. New analysis by the Ministry of Education shows that 650 extra primary...... Read More

RainbowYOUTH reaches target with help from HELL

RainbowYOUTH’s joint initiative with HELL Pizza, which saw 3,000 t-shirts up for sale in support of LGBTQIA+ rights in Aotearoa, has raised a ‘game-changing’ $75,000 and increased awareness of the issues facing one of the country’s...... Read More

Teaching considered for official skill shortage list

The government is considering fast-tracking work visas for foreign teachers by recognising teaching as an official skill shortage area. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment said preliminary reports showed "moderate evidence"...... Read More

New centre for health science students in Southland

A new University of Otago education and research centre is expected to increase research activity in Southland. The $1.5 million centre is being developed in partnership with the Southern District Health Board. More than 250 health sciences students...... Read More

Massey orders independent review into Brash cancellation

Massey University has ordered an independent review into the cancelling of a speech by former National Party leader Don Brash in August. The university vice-chancellor Jan Thomas ordered the speech be cancelled, citing security concerns. Since then,...... Read More

University of Otago to develop Education Centre

The University of Otago is developing a new $1.5 million education and research centre at its Southland campus in Invercargill, in partnership with the Southern District Health Board. The Health Sciences Southland Education and Research Centre will...... Read More