Education Headlines

Q+A: PM John Key – “NZ more at risk from doing nothing”

Press Release – TVNZ

Prime Minister John Key told TV Ones Q+A programme New Zealand is more at risk from doing nothing than in sending troops to Iraq. Read more »

Experts find IES evidence doesn’t stack up

Press Release – NZEI Te Riu Roa

An academic review of the evidence used to support the governments controversial Investing in Educational Success policy has highlighted areas of concern in the IES model, says NZEI. Read more »

Developing moral fibre, key findings of coaches’ survey

Press Release – University of Canterbury

A university research project has explored the different visions among rugby coaches from South Africa, Australia and New Zealand and investigated how they foster players, succeed in coaching and develop values among their players. Read more »

Five schools get special recruitment allowance

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says schools in Northland, Waikato, Hawkes Bay and Canterbury are the first to gain approval to use a new allowance to recruit principals who can help them tackle significant challenges. Read more »

Information-sharing on student loans welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Todd McClay have welcomed the announcement of an arrangement that will see Australia and New Zealand share data to assist New Zealand to recoup unpaid student loans of … Read more »

Joint Statement by Prime Ministers Tony Abbott and John Key

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister the Hon Tony Abbott MP and Prime Minister the Rt Hon John Key met in Auckland on 28 February 2015 for the annual Australia-New Zealand Leaders Meeting. Read more »

Massey launches own publishing press

Press Release – Massey University

Massey University scholars and authors will have the chance to share their specialist knowledge with a much wider readership thanks to the launch of a new publishing press this week. Read more »

Select committees for the week 23 to 27 February

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

2013/14 Annual review of Careers New Zealand, the Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited, Landcare Research, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited, Network for Learning, the New Zealand Forest Research … Read more »

Plunket needs your hugs!

Press Release – New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket needs your hugs! Next week (2-8 March) is Plunkets Annual Bear Hug Appeal and Plunket volunteers are getting out and about to raise funds for local and regional services for children and their families. Plunket has been welcomed … Read more »

Circus theme for Shakespeare’s King Lear

Press Release – Massey University

The tragedy of King Lear gets a makeover as a freak show/circus in this years Summer Shakespeare, directed by Chilean-born dramatist and Massey University Visiting Artist-in-Residence Jaime Drner. Read more »

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