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We Owe our Lives to Fascinating Plants

18 May is the first global Fascination of Plants Day and we should all take time to stop and consider how fascinating they really are. Dee Pignéguy’s books, Sonja’s Kitchen and Gardening for Planet Earth, demonstrate how central plants are to your life and well-being and how you can grow fascinating and edible plants in your backyard.

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May 18th, 2012 at 10:11 am

Regions & Categories: Education,Environment


Map Pioneering Sustainable Education

New Zealand company is creating a curriculum for teaching social and environmental sustainability in primary and intermediate schools.

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April 28th, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Regions & Categories: Education,Environment,New Zealand

Privatising the Wakatipu?

Recent public meeting held to discuss private options for schooling in the Wakatipu region. major capacity issues highlighted for Queenstown schools. Education options non existent for secondary school students.

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March 29th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Regions & Categories: Education,New Zealand,Queenstown

Summer Camp start of School’s Hockey

St John’s College Hockey 2012 itinerary for the year starts with a summer boot camp at Pheasant Tail Lodge in the Bay of Plenty, and ends with a trip to Melbourne to the Champions Trophy.

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January 15th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Regions & Categories: Education,New Zealand,Sport,Waikato

Inspiring Teens Awarded GABA Charitable Trust Scholarships

Three inspiring teenagers will have their first year of tertiary study partially funded after being awarded scholarships through the GABA Charitable Trust and the Cartier BereavementTrust.

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December 19th, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Regions & Categories: Charity,Education,New Zealand

Kawerau Intermediate Closure

The Kawerau Community is hugely disappointed at the Minister of Education and her decision to proceed with the closure of Kawerau Intermediate against the wishes of the parents/caregivers and wider community.

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November 15th, 2011 at 8:04 am

Regions & Categories: Education,New Zealand

Presenting ‘Kat and Jack: Disaster Strikes!’

The Westlake Girls’ High School Young Enterprise Scheme company K.E.E.P. (Kids’ Emergency Evacuation Plan) has just produced a picture book targeted at 5-7 year olds, teaching them what to do in the case of an earthquake or tsunami.

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September 22nd, 2011 at 11:21 am

Regions & Categories: Education,New Zealand

ITC Nominated for Further Business Award

The International Travel College (ITC) were delighted to be announced as a finalist at the inaugural Westpac Central Business Awards, at Oram’s Marina.

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September 15th, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Regions & Categories: Auckland,Awards,Education,New Zealand

High-Tech heroes unleash creative talent at National Digital Teen Summit

Today youth “ambassadors” from Computer Clubhouses across New Zealand will converge on the national flagship Clubhouse in Manukau for one week to develop high-tech projects around the summit’s theme “We are One – We are Many – We are Change” by creating computer-generated animations, art, music, radio and video documentaries, robots, and 3-D modeling.

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July 18th, 2011 at 9:26 am

Regions & Categories: Education,New Zealand


St John’s College Hockey boosted by Hamilton Homeschoolers

Hamilton, 3 July 2011. St John’s College Hockey is learning that home is where the heart is when it comes to their school hockey development. Up until 2010, the school had struggled to field a hockey team to compete competitively in the Waikato secondary schools’ competition, and the solution came from a surprise quarter.

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July 3rd, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Regions & Categories: Education,Hamilton,New Zealand,Sport


Budget Changes to Student Loans Scheme

Budget 2011 changes to the Student Loans Scheme will encourage personal responsibility and get better value for taxpayers.

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May 20th, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Regions & Categories: Education,Government,New Zealand


Skills for Canterbury in Budget 2011

Budget 2011 will provide up to $42 million for trades training for the Canterbury region, Tertiary education Minister Steven Joyce says. Funding is being set aside for up to 1500 additional training places as part of a comprehensive cross-agency response to meet additional demand for labour for the reconstruction programme called “Skills for Canterbury”.

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May 13th, 2011 at 8:22 am

Budget 2011 Statement from John Key

John Key has stated that Budget 2011 will include changes to KiwiSaver, Working for Families, and student loans to ensure they remain affordable in the future. Budget 2011 will ensure growth is built on the foundation of savings, exports and productive investment.

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May 12th, 2011 at 8:26 am

Cliftons Art Prize 2011

Training and event facilities provider Cliftons has launched its Art Prize, and is seeking entries from emerging artists from across Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore by 27 April 2011.

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April 14th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Regions & Categories: Arts,Auckland,Education,New Zealand

New Vocational Pathways for the Youth Guarantee Scheme

BusinessNZ welcomes vocational pathways. The Education Minister has announced new vocational pathways for the Youth Guarantee Scheme. The Youth Guarantee Scheme allows 16 and 17 year to study towards their NCEA in both schools and tertiary organisations.

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April 7th, 2011 at 8:35 am

Regions & Categories: Business,Education,Government,New Zealand


UN Youth Unlimited Fun in the UN for Model Students

In July this year hundreds of high school students from Cape Reinga to Bluff will converge in the capital city to tackle international issues and work towards a better future through the forum of the UN General Assembly. The most enquiring young New Zealanders who have a passion for global issues will be representing United Nations member states in New Zealand’s annual Model United Nations conference and discussing the same issues challenging world leaders in New York and Geneva.

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April 5th, 2011 at 9:18 am

Regions & Categories: Education,Foreign Affairs,New Zealand

Majority of Christchurch Schools Opening Following Earthquake

Education Minister Anne Tolley says 143 Christchurch schools, 88 per cent of the total number, will have re-opened by the end of this week. It is also expected that 234 early childhood education services, or 69 per cent, will be open.

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March 15th, 2011 at 7:59 am

Plans to get Christchurch Students back to Schools following Earthquake

Education Minister Anne Tolley says that alternative plans are in place for over 1700 students from two of the Christchurch schools severely damaged in last week’s earthquake, with planning well underway for all of the city’s school students.

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March 4th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Canterbury Schools and Staff Praised Following Earthquake

Education Minister Anne Tolley has praised Canterbury teachers and principals for their resilience and positive attitude following the recent earthquake.

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March 1st, 2011 at 6:25 am

Pre-school Football Strikes it out in West Auckland

Little Kickers is the largest provider of pre-school football (soccer) in the U.K. for children aged 18months – 7 years. After much anticipation Little Kickers arrives in West Auckland.

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February 3rd, 2011 at 6:51 am