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School uniforms a stretch
School uniforms a stretch

Back to school costs hurt. The pain is as much to my principles as my wallet and this time of year always gets me a bit…

Gen Y deserves a better rap

Ask a 15-year-old what makes his generation different from the ones before, and he'll give you a straight answer: "Anything…

Peter O'Connor: Schools chance to bridge class gap

As schools return, thousands of 5-year-olds will be having their first day at school. They, and their parents, approach…

Thousands miss cut for university

A big drop in the number of students able to study at tertiary level has prompted calls for the NZQA to review new University…

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NRL Nines: Warriors lose in thriller video NRL Nines: Warriors lose in thriller

The Warriors have been dumped out of the Auckland…

NRL Nines: Big win for the Warriors video NRL Nines: Big win for the Warriors

The Warriors have all but sealed safe passage to the…

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Future Auckland: Recreation and leisure
Future Auckland: Recreation and leisure

In the final part of our Future Auckland series, we aim to stimulate debate.

Future Auckland: Health
Future Auckland: Health

In part four of the Herald series on how to make Auckland better, we look at the pros and cons of health-care in New Zealand's…

Future Auckland: A place to call home
Future Auckland: A place to call home

In the third of our five-part Future Auckland series, we aim to stimulate debate.

Winston Peters criticises foreign student numbers
Winston Peters criticises foreign student numbers

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters has criticised the number of foreign students choosing to study here.

Education

Peter Lyons: Charter schools all about freedom of choice
Peter Lyons: Charter schools all about freedom of choice

Most teachers and their unions don't seem to understand the rationale behind charter schools, writes…

Cost of buying in top zones

Parents could save hundreds of thousands of dollars by skipping houses in elite school zones and paying to privately educate…

Future Auckland: School to shop floor

Auckland is a great place - but it can be even better. In the second of our five-part Future Auckland series we aim to stimulate…

International students flocking back

International student numbers have bounced back after years of decline, driving the value of the country's fifth largest…

Parents struggle to afford school iPads
Parents struggle to afford school iPads

Some parents are being pushed into debt as a result of increased demands to shell out for digital devices…

Oxford-bound teen's success bittersweet

Teenager who took a year off school to nurse gravely ill mother makes it into Oxford University. But she wasn't able tell…

Beware computer extras, students told

Parents have been warned about buying unnecessary add-ons as retailers take advantage of the requirement of many schools…

The real cost of 'free' education: $35k

The cost of a 'free' education in NZ is $35,000 - and that's raised concerns some children won't return to school next week…

Tertiary fee hikes outstrip allowances

The rising cost of tertiary fees is reflected in the latest student loan borrowings figures released yesterday by Statistics…

Shelley Bridgeman: For or against school uniforms?
Shelley Bridgeman: For or against school uniforms?

The value of uniforms has been hotly debated since at least since I was wearing the blue tunic required…

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Primary Education

Hayo Reinders: Goodbye classroom, education's new era doesn't need you
Hayo Reinders: Goodbye classroom, education's new era doesn't need you

It is a cliche to say that technology is having a major impact on our lives. However, many elements of higher education…

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