Rāapa 6 Pūanga


Principals: ‘Quantity and quality of employable teachers a grave concern to all’

The critical shortages of teachers is hitting east Auckland schools hard, with a dozen worried principals voicing their concerns with their parliamentary representative.

Solidarity called for in teacher pay talks

Teachers everywhere need to have the same mindset if the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers’ Association is to achieve its goal of increased pay and reduced workloads, North Otago secondary school staff heard yesterday.

Staff told to take English tests for overseas students

An immigration lawyer has likened some of the commission-based practices in the international student sector to a Pyramid scheme.

Kura kaupapa leaders to complain to UN over lack of funding

They are at breaking point after what they say has been years of inaction from the government on more than a dozen concerns for kura kaupapa, such as a lack of resourcing and acknowledgement.

Children’s Commissioner calls for recording of bullying stats

The Children’s Commissioner is calling on the government to enforce annual reporting by schools on their bullying rates and their prevention guidelines.

Calls for MoE to crack down on significant bullying in early childhood education sector

Bullying in the early childhood education sector is pushing good teachers out and the Government is being urged to act urgently.

A leading Samoan educator – and the first Pacific woman MP

Luamanuvao Winnie Laban becomes a Dame Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to education and the Pacific community.

Community’s fight to save Auckland’s Hato Petera College gathers pace

A community’s fight to keep an Auckland school’s doors open has been bolstered by the enrolment of new students.

Whangarei’s archaeological gem captures imagination of students

A heritage site dating back hundreds of years has captured the imagination of studentsfrom Whangarei Boys High School.

Palmerston North brothers show out-of-this-world potential in tech sector

Two Palmerston North brothers are looking to prove not even the sky is the limit for Māori in the tech industry.


School backs use of meth information booklet in classroom

Morgan Julian said her daughter was given a drugfree.org booklet during a Massey High School year 13 health class on May 1, outlining the best use of methamphetamine.

Media releases

2018 Teaching Medal goes to scientist Professor Jon Harding

University of Canterbury: Professor Jon Harding has won the prestigious University of Canterbury Teaching Medal for 2018.

Bagrie’s Appointment to Life Education Board

Life Education Board: Cameron Bagrie, best known for his role as ANZ Chief Economist for the last 11 years, was appointed to the Board of Life Education Trust last week.

New WHO physical activity plan to help people

NZ Govt: Health Minister Dr David Clark and Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson welcome the World Health Organization’s new Global Action Plan on Physical Activity, announced in Geneva on Monday.

NZ’s best young readers compete in the ‘sport of reading’

Kids” Lit Quiz The Kids’ Lit Quiz continues to prove a good book is just as strong as the pull of social media, with New Zealand’s best young readers facing off in the riveting and tension-filled national final on Sunday.


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