Rāapa 13 o Poutū-te-rangi


Proposed polytechnic shake-up doomed to fail education consultant claims

Skills Organisation’s Gary Fissenden says a new survey found employers will hire fewer apprentices if the proposal goes ahead.

Students to march on Parliament demanding promised grants for postgraduates

Students are calling on the Government to keep its pledge of restoring the postgraduate student allowance.

Online harassment: the insidious face on an inescapable harm

This is the insidious, less talked-about face of cyber harassment. A seemingly minor irritation escalates into something life-limiting. It’s the persistence and inescapability that makes it so harmful.

Victoria University professor wins $100000 prize for climate-change work

A Wellington professor studying climate change has won the 2018 Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize.

Wellington primary school teacher wins Prime Minister’s science teacher prize

Carol Brieseman, of Hampton Hill School, in Tawa, says the key to enthusing children is smart planning, picking up on activities or events that they are interested in and knowing the curriculum really well.

St John pushes to have first aid training compulsory in all New Zealand schools

More than 4000 Christchurch students will be among the first in the country to be given first aid training as part of a St John initiative to have it introduced to the national school curriculum.

Wintec HR head scoops national award, credits team culture

The head of HR at a polytech rocked by scandal says the organisation’s culture is healthy.

Tauranga to lose more principals, dozens of teachers leave last year

Tauranga is about to lose more school principals, and lost dozens of teachers last year, amid growing concerns about the pressure of today’s education system.

Prisoners by choice: St John’s College students lock themselves in a cage at protest at Hastings clocktower

James Barr and Ishan Paranar, year 11 students from St John’s Hastings, locked themselves in a cage for four hours, from 10am to 2pm, to protest against poor living conditions for those in New Zealand prisons.

Ministry moves to terminate Lower Hutt childcare centre’s licence following investigation

The centre, which is on Hutt Hospital land but is not affiliated with the hospital, has been closed since December 18 last year when its licence was suspended.



We should be proud of the courage of student strikers

It is possible the proposed marches and rallies by school pupils to urge New Zealand politicians to act on climate change would gladden the heart of former British prime minister Winston Churchill, who supposedly once observed that anyone who was not a liberal at 20 years of age had no heart, while anyone who was still a liberal at 40 had no head.

Richard Prebble: Taskforce could destroy your local high school

What the Government’s taskforce is recommending is an attack on Auckland Grammar and your local high school.

Media releases


Pushing hard for Pasifika achievement in STEM

NZGovt: The Minister for Pacific Peoples is pushing hard for greater Pasifika participation in STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) with a further boost this year of a new crop of national Toloa awardees being announced.


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