Education

Students ’nervous’ as NCEA results out today

Tens of thousands of teenagers will be hitting the refresh button on their computers today as their exam results are released. The qualifications authority will upload more than 600,000 NCEA marks for around 168,000 students, including for the controversial...... Read More

Bill to strengthen language learning in schools

A draft Bill to strengthen the ability of students to learn a second language at school has today been released for public consultation by National Party Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye. “The benefits of speaking more than one language have...... Read More

$1m cost for govt to get back two early education centres

The Ministry of Education paid nearly $1 million to have two early education centres in Wellington transferred from Victoria University back to the Crown. The payment was made after months of wrangling. The centres - part of a former teacher training...... Read More

NZ research reveals more on Phoenician societies

Important new clues about population mobility in the Mediterranean between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE have been uncovered by an international team of researchers, co-led by a University of Otago academic. Professors Lisa Matisoo-Smith, of the University’s...... Read More

Best places to find a job in New Zealand in 2018

Otago is the best place to find a job in New Zealand in 2018, according to research by jobs website Adzuna. Adzuna.co.nz, a new jobs website with 15,000 live vacancies in New Zealand, compared the number of jobseekers in each area to the total positions...... Read More

Expedition to uncover impacts of global warming

One of the world’s top scientific research ships which has just finished investigating the Hikurangi subduction zone east of Gisborne will head for Antarctica this weekend to find out how warming oceans will affect the ice sheets, changes to sea...... Read More

Work progresses for new campus

Work continues to truck along for a new university-led tertiary campus in the heart of Tauranga city. A time lapse video recently uploaded to Waikato University’s YouTube channel shows the progress on the new campus, which is being led by University...... Read More

Celebrating dance in all forms

In April next year, dancers and dance lovers across New Zealand will be making movement and celebrating the annual New Zealand Dance Week. NZDW was established by Dance Aotearoa New Zealand in 2016 as a way to celebrate local dance talents and...... Read More

Reconsideration of drug testing policy welcomed

Hāpai Te Hauora a national public health organisation is congratulating Rotorua based Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, for reconsidering their student drug testing policy. Hāpai CEO Lance Norman says drug testing should not be a barrier for...... Read More