Rāapa 27 o Hui-tanguru

1 NEWS poll: Majority of New Zealanders think teaching Treaty of Waitangi should be compulsory in schools

Nearly three-quarters of those polled believe lessons on the Treaty should be compulsory.

NZ universities slip in world subject rankings

New Zealand universities have tumbled out of the top ranks in the latest world rankings by subject.

Childcare costs jump to equal private school fees

Childcare costs have jumped in the past decade to the point where they are often now roughly the same as private school fees.

Fees-free tertiary study: How it could hurt those it’s meant to help

Data from five universities – AUT, Auckland, Waikato, Canterbury and Victoria of Wellington – showed 76 per cent of European students who were studying a new qualification in 2018 were enrolled under the fees-free scheme, compared to 70 per cent of Māori and 66 per cent of Pasifika students.

Industry training a cost effective model

Education minister Chris Hipkins’ announcement earlier this month signaling far-reaching changes to work skills training is causing concern among industry training organisations.

Dowie to host public meeting about education review

Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie says the formation of Education Hubs could mean the power school boards currently have over the governance of Southland schools would go to Christchurch and Dunedin. But Minister of Education Chris Hipkins said Dowie was getting ahead of herself, and she should “stop scaremongering”.

Thousands of Kiwi school students join global ‘school strike for climate’

Thousands of New Zealand school students plan to go “on strike” on March 15 to support a worldwide day of action over global warming.

Future of schools using face recognition to keep tabs on students ‘not surprising’

Facial recognition is being trialled to monitor student attendance at two New Zealand tertiary providers.

No golden handshake for Wintec chief executive

Flowers, who announced his retirement in November, will not receive a settlement of any kind, according to Wintec chairman Barry Harris.

Waikato University unveils plans for new marae and student hub

Waikato University is set to get a new $90 million front door. The multimillion-dollar development, dubbed The Pā, is tipped to breathe life into the 55-year-old university and be a magnet for thousands of students.

Media releases


Significant wellbeing challenges for some youth

Office of the Children’s Commissioner: ‘What makes a good life?’, a report from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner and Oranga Tamariki drawing together the voices of more than 6000 children and young people, has identified a clear vision of what wellbeing means for children growing up in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Teachers tautoko report on children’s views

PPTA: Secondary teachers welcome the “What makes a good life? Children and young peoples’ view on well-being” report and tautoko its findings.

Vocational education reform: Keep the baby, change the bath

Skills Active: For the Minister, this is a vision for a bold new future. For industry, where businesses weigh up risk and reward daily, this would be considered a disaster in the making. Things that currently work well will be cast off for a philosophical ideology. There’s little sign of risk mitigation. There’s no financial analysis by Treasury, or indications of capacity planning, defining measures of success, transition timeframes or mechanisms. There’s a dramatic risk that the disruption will worsen skill shortage issues.