Education

Religious survey lacks ethnic representation - academic

A lack of time appears to be one of the biggest reasons why New Zealanders are walking away from religion - but the survey that recorded people's attitudes has come under scrutiny for not being representative. The study, by the Wilberforce Foundation...... Read More

EOL space balloon launch bittersweet

Students, teachers and scientists involved in a sub-orbital space weather balloon launch near Waikato have had what can only be described as a “bittersweet” day. The balloons were launched on Friday, as part of a global Spaceweather.com...... Read More

Trustees value their principals - NZSTA

Despite the inflammatory language being used in media coverage, NZSTA is not suggesting that principals should "be dumped" from school boards of trustees. Boards of trustees value their principal’s contribution and advice and say they...... Read More

Parents take a stand for freezing kids in uniform shorts

Dozens of parents are calling for long pants to be part of the uniform at an Auckland primary school after being told they are too expensive. Boys and girls at Owairoa Primary School can't wear trackpants or trousers in winter because they are...... Read More

Canterbury’s long chemistry history

The University of Canterbury is celebrating the history of an award-winning building that captures both the past and present of UC, with a free public exhibition about the Old Chemistry building at the Christchurch Arts Centre. The Old Chemistry...... Read More

Celebrating suffrage across NZ

People across Aotearoa New Zealand will soon be able to apply for funding to celebrate 125 years of voting for women. The announcement has been made by Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter, today. Julie has launched the $300,000 contestable fund...... Read More

Young filmmaker workshops return

Young creative Kiwis are being offered an opportunity to learn from the best at a three-day filmmaking workshop in Tauranga during the July school holidays. Baycourt Presents is pleased to announce the IYSFF Young Filmmakers Workshops, delivered by...... Read More

When robotics and farming come together

Does the future of farming include autonomous robots in our fields? Massey researchers think it does, and they have showcased the future of farming at the C-Dax stand at National Fieldays. Massey's Mitchell Hampton and Tim Sutcliffe have showed...... Read More

Low decile students aiming high

A cluster of low decile Northland schools is on track to outperform many higher decile schools around New Zealand through digital learning. Students in the Te Puawai cluster - which includes Manaia View School, Whau Valley Primary, Te Kura o Otangarei,...... Read More

ECE centres too crowded, noisy and cold, researchers warn

The Education Ministry needs to raise minimum standards and protect under-five year olds from cold, crowded and noisy early childhood centres, a group of researchers say. They told a seminar at the University of Otago's Department of Public Health...... Read More