Tuesday 16 May

Maori-speaking doll a hit for Kiwi parents

“It can’t be confined to just school or the marae or to kohanga reo, it needs to be absolutely everywhere.” The Pipi Ma dolls have proved popular with a number of parents taking to Facebook to express their excitement. “Soooo cant wait 4 mine to arrive!

Financial squeeze: Tertiary students go hungry as living costs outrun grants

Tertiary institutions are being forced to feed many of their students, with a new survey finding that one in six students at one Auckland institute are going without food regularly because they can’t afford it. Unitec, the country’s…

Progress for education in Havelock North and Hawke’s Bay

Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that the Ministry of Education will work with schools and communities to develop an Area Strategy for the Havelock North/Hastings area, as well as Napier if necessary. “An Area Strategy looks at the education needs in a particular location and how these will be addressed, taking into account factors such as projected population and roll growth,” says Ms Kaye. “Information gathering for the strategy will begin now, but the key work will happen in 2018. …

Hutt Valley STEMM event explores digital learning

Open Polytechnic hosted a technology focused event called ‘Bring your science teacher to breakfast’ on Friday [12 May,7.30-8.30am] at its Lower Hutt campus, as part of the 2017 Hutt STEMM Festival.

2200 students graduating from VUW this week – six ceremonies, two parades

Wellington will abound with elated graduands this week as over 2,200 graduating students from Victoria University of Wellington celebrate the successful completion of their studies. A total of 2,496 qualifications will be awarded to 2,256 students …




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