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World-first digital teacher in NZ schools

Kiwi students will be the first in the world to have a digital teacher enter their classrooms. Will, a digital human avatar will teach primary school students about renewable energy as part of a free education programme offered to Auckland schools by Vector.

Lincoln and Canterbury universities begin merger talks

Lincoln University is insisting it will retain its name, location and identity in any merger with the University of Canterbury.

Polytechnic bailouts near $100m – analysis

The crisis in polytechnics has deepened with the Government bailing out two more institutions, Unitec in Auckland and Whitireia in Porirua. The $65 million advanced to the two is on top of the 33-million given to the West Coast’s Tai Poutini Polytechnic in February.

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New pathway to residential special schools

NZGovt: A new direct-access pathway for students to attend residential special schools will be available later this year.

Government support for Unitec and Whitireia

NZGovt: The Government will provide Unitec with a $50 million loan and Whitireia with a capital injection of $15 million to support them while they work towards securing their long-term financial stability.

Cash injection for polytech signals need for major change

TEU: The government’s decision to provide a $15m bailout for Whitireia Polytechnic and moves to replace the joint Whitireia-Weltec council with a commissioner is further evidence of the need to fundamentally rethink the funding, governance, and management models used in the tertiary education sector says the Tertiary Education Union.

Te Rito NZ supports proposed changes to home Child education

Te Rito: ‘The proposals are all about raising the overall quality of early childhood education and improving our young tamariki’s experience in their first 1000 days,’ says Te Rito Maioha Chief Executive, Kathy Wolfe.

Review of home-based ECE services welcomed

ECE: The Early Childhood Council (ECC) Chief Executive Officer, Peter Reynolds, says the ECC supports the review and proposed changes that would better align regulations across the early childhood education (ECE) sector.

Barnardos on home-based early childhood education

Barnardos: Barnardos welcomes Government’s proposals published this week to improve home-based early childhood education (ECE) in Aotearoa New Zealand.



The gap between what business needs and what is being taught in our institutions

There’s a recurring theme in Wellington Chamber of Commerce business confidence surveys: businesses say find it very hard to access or attract people with the skills they need to do the jobs that need doing.


Submission to the review of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) in New Zealand