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Whitireia Faculty of Health dean appointed to expert advisory group
June 2015
Whitireia Faculty of Health Dean Dr Kathryn Holloway has been appointed to the Expert Advisory Group assisting the Ministry of Health in the development of a draft refresh of the New Zealand Health Strategy. The New Zealand Health Strategy provides the Ministry of Health with a strategic operational framework, effec... More...


Ambitious plan to increase international student numbers
January 2015
Launched today is an ambitious plan to significantly lift the numbers of international students in the Wellington region. The Wellington International Strategy will see Universities, Polytechnics, Private English Language and Training providers and Schools doubling the number of international students studying in th... More...

Consent education programmes available for schools, funding is the issue
November 2014
There have been calls for sexual consent education in schools this week after the news that there would be no prosecutions resulting from Operation Clover. One of the key findings from the Police report is that there is a 'prevalence of alcohol in teenagers' lives and the poor understanding among males and females a... More...


Combined Council of Whitireia and WelTec to appoint one Chief Executive
November 2014
The Council of Whitireia Community Polytechnic (Whitireia) and the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) have been considering the next stage for the strategic partnership of these two highly successful and well-regarded Wellington region institutions. Council Chair Roger Sowry said, "WelTec and Whitireia have pa... More...


Whitireia to host exhibition by Chinese lacquer painter
October 2014
Chinese lacquer painter Su Xing is bringing a selection of his art to exhibit at the Whitireia Porirua campus in November. This exhibition is coming to New Zealand with the backing of the Chinese Government and is an opportunity to showcase and share this unique art form with New Zealand as part of a cultural exch... More...


Local graduates take on the world
October 2014
The Summer Olympics, Edinburgh Festival, Glastonbury Festival, London Film Festival, Cricket and Rugby World Cup – these are just a few of the amazing events New Zealand graduates contribute to as a world of opportunities opens up for them after completing a New Zealand Graduate Diploma in Event Management. The graduate... More...

Whitireia celebrates ten years of Pacific nursing
October 2014
Tomorrow Whitireia will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of its Bachelor of Nursing Pacific programme. Launched in 2004, the programme was designed specifically for Pacific students with a focus on the health needs of Pacific and non-Pacific communities in the New Zealand context. It was the first Bachelor of N... More...

Victoria University welcomes new Provost
October 2014
A distinguished researcher and leader in higher education, Professor Kerri-Lee Krause, has been appointed Provost at Victoria University. Professor Krause is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) at the University of Western Sydney (UWS). Her previous leadership roles have included Pro Vice Chancellor (Education) at... More...

Education – A political football in election year
April 2014
While I try to be "politically neutral" as much as possible to the par... More...

University to offer free online courses
October 2013
The University of Auckland, New Zealand's leading tertiary institution is to offer free online courses open to students ... More...

Clear insights and fresh ideas from NZ employers for secondary educators
August 2013
The recent inaugural Teachers' Workchoice Day delivered attending educ... More...

NZ Association of Counsellors welcomes ERO report on Guidance and Counselling in Schools
August 2013
The NZ Association of Counsellors has welcomed the release of a study ... More...

Nearly $600,000 allocated for new buildings at Te Horo School
July 2013
Otaki MP Nathan Guy has welcomed the news that $595,744 has been alloc... More...

PRINCIPALS’ NATIONAL CONFERENCE POOH-POOHS PACT
July 2013
School principals across New Zealand attending their national conferen... More...

Big increase in workload for school counsellors
July 2013
The New Zealand Association of Counsellors says the ability for troubl... More...

Public Meeting on Education: How can standards be raised?
May 14, 2013
"How can our schools raise student achievement? What can be done about... More...

A Cuddly Read for Dedicated Mums
May 2013
In the week leading up to Mother's Day 522 Mums will be recognised for making an extra effort at their children's school... More...

Phoenix visit Waikanae School Mighty March Market Festival
March 2013
Players from the Wellington Phoenix soccer team were among the celebri... More...

Raumati's Josh McHugh off to repaint Christchurch
March 2013
Frank Flohr, Manager of First Choice Decorators Limited is employing t... More...

Waikanae School prize giving
December 2012
Year 8 student successes at Waikanae School were recognised at the end of year prize giving held in the Waikanae Memoria... More...

Mana Minister encourages students sitting NCEA exams
November 2012
National List MP based in Mana Hekia Parata encourages all local schoo... More...

Raumati South School Gala - November 17
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Labour leader and local MP to visit Kapiti College
September 2012
On Thursday 27 September the Leader of the Labour Party and MP for Mt ... More...

High school kids lead the way
August 2012
This week high school students will return to their old primary and intermediate schools to dispel some of the myths aro... More...

First Train The Teachers
August 2012
Financial management skills are best taught at a young age. However, despite the development of a curriculum for fina... More...

Kapiti College Choir return from successful World Choir Games
July 2012
Kapiti College Choir, Nga Manu Tioriori o Kapiti, returned from the co... More...

Waikanae School celebrates Matariki
July 2012 {Story and Photo: Peter Corlett}
Matariki, the traditional Maori New Year, was celebrated at Waikanae School with several school-wide events. Matariki... More...

Programme underway to improve science teaching in primary schools
June 2012
With the quality of science teaching in primary schools in New Zealand... More...

Waikanae School’s Wild Wheels Day
March 1
On Friday 24th February all manner of non-motorised wheeled machines arrived at Waikanae School, ranging from Wheelies (... More...

Govt cuts funding for key programme to prevent bullying
18 April
The Prime Minister's request to schools to review their anti bullying ... More...

It's Mighty March Time
10 March
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So much time, so little to do
By Max Koh
Well, the time has come for everyone to return. Back to sleeping in instead of going to class, back to completing last m... More...

Kapiti College kicks off the region’s EcoHut Challenge
7 March
Building on their success in 2010 (pardon the pun), Kapiti College Yea... More...

Te Wānanga o Raukawa shows its support for the local community
18 February
Te Wānanga o Raukawa has recieved praise by Nature Coast Enterpr... More...

Te Horo School perform finale
15 October
A full house attended the Te Horo School's finale performance of their music programme at Te Horo Community Hall yesterd... More...

TOP MUSICAL TALENT TO PLAY AT WHITIREIA UPFRONT 2010
6 September
Whitireia New Zealand has scored a double whammy, with music legends K... More...

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