Education

The growing digital divide

The new school year is about to begin for hundreds of thousands of kiwi kids - but some will be starting the year from well behind and with no access to the same technology that many of their classmates will have. The digital divide in Aotearoa is as...... Read More

Sexual assaults spike linked to start of uni

Police Minister Stuart Nash says anecdotal evidence suggests an increase in the number of sexual assaults at the beginning of each year may be linked to students heading to university. The police made the possible link when Stuart asked them about...... Read More

Teacher fears life on solo parent benefit in immigration wait

A widowed teacher with an autistic son is among those pleading for an answer on whether their parents will be allowed to join them under a shelved immigration programme. Zoe Jiang, who lives in Wellington, said she does not want to be forced onto benefits...... Read More

A leg up for university students

Prominent New Zealand businessman and philanthropist Tony Falkenstein is donating half a million dollars to enable students at the University’s Management School to travel overseas and gain hands-on exposure to global business innovation.   The...... Read More

Student desperation for rental properties hitting new highs

Wellington students desperate to find rentals are getting creative to try and find housing, while others with rentals are struggling to make rent. But experts have warned it will only get worse. Massey University student Harry Simpson, 19, and his...... Read More

Hundreds of students get special grades after exam glitch

NCEA exam results published today included aggregate marks for nearly 1100 students whose online English exam was marred by a technical failure last year. The level 1 students lost their connection to the exam server for a short period and today received...... Read More

D-day for NCEA results

Students across New Zealand will be waking up this morning keen to see what their results are for last year’s NCEA exams. New Zealand Qualifications Authority says the nerve-wracking moment shouldn’t be hindered by any technical issues. More...... Read More

The nervous wait is over: NCEA results out today

The wait is over for more than 165,000 students across the country with the final NCEA results released this morning. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority said it has taken steps to ensure its website does not crash as a result of the extra traffic. About...... Read More