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Nicolas Smith: Top engineers need more than No 8 wire mentality
Nicolas Smith: Top engineers need more than No 8 wire mentality

I agree with Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce that we need more engineering graduates, but here at the Faculty of…

Ananish Chaudhuri: Reforms blind to universities' aims

A law before Parliament will dramatically change the composition and role of university councils. The council oversees the…

School's $6m classroom block

Auckland Grammar School is set to be transformed by a multi-million-dollar building project.

Peter Calder: Socrates a man for modern times

I'll say this for the guy in the fourth row at the performance of Socrates Now in the Selwyn College Theatre on Monday morning:…

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Tobacco; Grow your own and save video Tobacco; Grow your own and save

86 year old Wouter van Dijk grows tobacco at home…

Weather deteriorates in Nelson video Weather deteriorates in Nelson

Weather conditions continue to deteriorate in the…

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NCEA mailing error 'regrettable'
NCEA mailing error 'regrettable'

Education Minister Hekia Parata says a mailing error which led to 455 NCEA exam papers being sent to the wrong students…

Kohanga Reo founder tells of 'shame'
Kohanga Reo founder tells of 'shame'

The founder of the kohanga reo movement, Dame Iritana Tawhiwhirangi, has spoken of a "sense of shame" over allegations of…

Pupils line up for life lessons
Pupils line up for life lessons

Workshop aims to equip school-leavers with basic grasp of 'worldly skills

Degrees of usefulness
Degrees of usefulness

Universities fear upcoming reforms could force them to produce graduates to a state-controlled master plan. The Government…

Education

Success: Learning across the generations
Success: Learning across the generations

Mentor says helping young students has proven to be a two-way exchange.

John Drinnan: War and peace on the air

Warring between MediaWorks' radio and TV arms has calmed since new owners took over in November, writes John Drinnan.

Universities losing race against Asia

Hundreds of millions of dollars being pumped into Asian universities are one reason Australasian institutions have dropped…

Schools encouraged to engage with parents with bad education experiences

Engaging with parents who suffered negative experiences during their own education is helping their children achieve greater…

Ritchies school buses get safety mirrors fitted
Ritchies school buses get safety mirrors fitted

Ritchies Bus Company has has fitted its entire fleet of school buses with extra mirrors to alleviate…

Fatten up or face expulsion, student told

A naturally thin student has won a battle with Yale University after refusing to force-feed herself with junk food to prove…

Controversial school merger to go ahead

Christchurch's Phillipstown and Woolston schools are set to merge, despite strong opposition from the local community.

Peter Lyons: Teacher performance not an exact science

It is certainly possible to grade teachers into broad categories of incompetent, middling and outstanding, writes Peter…

video Phillipstown School: 'Very disappointed'

Phillipstown principal Tony Simpson said the community was "very disappointed" at today's news, after the decision to combine…

Rise of the 'granny nannies'
Rise of the 'granny nannies'

Granny nannies are on the rise as parents seek out more experienced carers - in some cases to fill the…

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Bad teachers in education law's sights
Bad teachers in education law's sights

There will be less chance of dodgy teachers resurfacing at other schools under legislation to be introduced in Parliament…

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National

Bashed police officer helped by public
Bashed police officer helped by public

Members of the public came to the aid of an Auckland police officer who was knocked unconscious while he was investigating…

Swept away tourist lucky to be alive
Collins: Oravida attacks 'humanised' me
Wild weather hits NZ
Storm: Ferry crossings cancelled
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