Monday 21 May 2018

Filipino students duped, depressed by education promises

Depressed international students claim they were enticed here by a corrupt industry, with one student alleging he was refused a $17,000 refund for a “useless” diploma.

Upset over Avonside Girls’, Shirley Boys’ and Cashmere high schools’ zoning is just the beginning

A contentious proposal to rezone two east Christchurch schools is the start of a major adjustment for the city.

Residents’ fears over drugs at housing complex near high school

Claims of dealers selling drugs to Wellington High School pupils out of inner city Housing New Zealand flats are being monitored by police amid residents’ concerns over crime in Mt Cook.

Te Reo Maori education given $15.5 million bump in Budget 2018

The implementation of compulsory Te Reo Maori in schools has been hotly debated, with Budget 2018 delivering a nudge in the direction of te reo Maori education.

Student calls for end to plastic wraps on NZQA exams

An Auckland student is campaigning to stop NZQA from wrapping exam papers in plastic wraps.

Medical students upset Budget didn’t extend student loan cap

Medical students are upset with the Government for not getting rid of a cap on the number of years a student can get a student loan.

Media releases

ASEAN@50 Fellowships awarded

VUW: The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and the Southeast Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (SEA CAPE) are proud to announce the award of the ASEAN@50 Fellowships to five outstanding scholars and business experts from the ASEAN region.

Engineering students awarded RMTU scholarships

Two young students with a passion for engineering have been awarded Ernest William File scholarships for 2018.


All sex, no relationships: What I’ve learnt teaching sex ed

I’ve been a nurse for 25 years, and for 12 of them I’ve been living and working with teenagers in an international boarding school. Part of the role involves teaching health and sex education.