Education

Fears books will be burnt if university library closes

Auckland university staff fear thousands of books will be burned as specialist libraries there are closed. Libraries for architecture and planning, music and dance and fine arts books are tipped for closure and are merging with the general library. A...... Read More

Hundreds of schools getting private lockdown training

Hundreds of schools are hiring a private company to run lockdown drills and help beef up their emergency plans. Harrison Tew - a company set up five years ago by two ex-police officers - offers a programme to help schools and educational facilities...... Read More

Search is on for NZ’s top carpentry apprentice

Carpentry apprentices from across New Zealand are being called to show off their skills and compete for the coveted title of Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2018 Apprentice of the Year. The competition comes at a crucial time as New Zealand’s...... Read More

National launch for Weka’s Waiata

Tucked away in a corner of native bush near Opotiki is the birth-place of a number of award-winning picture books. With kereru, ruru, kiwi and weka on one side of the window and brushes, watercolours and art paper on the other, author-illustrator Nikki...... Read More

Wintec grad nabs top trainer job

Todd Barker’s domain is still the gym but he’s traded working with big strong rugby players, to working with some of New Zealand’s up-and-coming sports stars at St Peter’s School in Cambridge. It’s a refreshing change...... Read More

Teacher struck off for having sex with student

A teacher who had sex with one of her students last year is guilty of serious misconduct and can no longer teach, the Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal says. The tribunal said the woman taught at a boys' school and had a sexual relationship with one...... Read More

Pasifika ECE services struggle to find fluent teachers

Pasifika early childhood teachers are warning that the supply of teachers who speak Pasifika languages is drying up because the English-language standard for entry to teaching courses is too high. Many Pasifika immigrants were failing to meet the standard,...... Read More

More commitment needed by local government

New research at University of Otago shows more commitment is needed by local government to help achieve central government’s Smokefree 2025 goal. The research, just published in the Health Promotion Journal of Australia, examined the 239 draft...... Read More

Former Otago student only kiwi to make Forbes list

Former University of Otago student, 27 year old Sam Stuchbury, has this week become the only New Zealander named on the prestigious Forbes “30 Under 30” list of 2018. The official website for the “30 Under 30” list describes...... Read More

Tiny fish leading the way for curing gout

A popular aquarium fish that grows no longer than 4 cm could provide the breakthrough in treating and preventing extremely painful attacks of joint inflammation that are a key concern to patients with gout. Gout is the most common inflammatory arthritis...... Read More