Insight into Antarctica at public talk

Professor Ian Hawes from the University of Waikato’s Coastal Marine Field Station in Tauranga will present a talk on Antarctica at Café Scientifique in Tauranga this evening. Analogue sites - places where conditions are believed to mimic...... Read More

Kid’s experience highlights education issues

The negative experience of tamariki and rangatahi highlighted in a new report has to change if we are to lift Māori achievement at school, Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis says. The Children’s Commissioner and New Zealand School Trustees...... Read More

Boy filmed up teacher’s skirt

A Christchurch secondary school has confirmed two boys inappropriately shared images of teachers. A Christchurch Boys' High School spokesperson said a boy filmed a teacher while she was teaching, and then posted the image on a pornography website. Another...... Read More

Head of union calls for teacher pay rise

The head of the primary school principals and teachers' union is calling for bold and drastic steps to attract and retain teachers in schools. Primary principals and teachers begin nation-wide meetings today to plan a response to the crisis in...... Read More

Bay suffers midwife crisis

After years of unfair pay and increasing demands for midwives, Tauranga is described as being in “crisis mode”, with many women desperately looking for a midwife as soon they find out they are pregnant. Papamoa midwife Cara Kellett says...... Read More

Anti-Cancer drug secures multi-million grant

Two University of Auckland academics are behind an anti-cancer drug that has secured a multi-million dollar funding grant in Europe.   Associate Professors Jeff Smaill and Adam Patterson of the University’s Auckland Cancer Society Research...... Read More

Aquaculture the answer to island’s food shortage

A small, bony, oily fish holds great hope for Solomon Islands communities, who are working with Wintec to enhance aquaculture productivity through education and an innovative phone app. Wintec researchers are working with farmers in Malaita province...... Read More