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History curriculum ‘a major step in nation building’  

AUT History Professor Paul Moon says the Government release today of its proposed history curriculum for New Zealand schools is a substantial opportunity and a major step in nation building.

Whitireia and WelTec leadership programme helps young woman grow confidence through volunteer work

Roseline Enoka's study for her dream job has been jump-started by the LEAP programme, which requires students to complete at least 20 hours of volunteer community service and to attend two workshops a year. The workshops include talks on leadership, employability and community.

Genesis Energy supports Pūhoro STEM Academy pathways for Maori students

Pūhoro STEM Academy has signed a three-year partnership with Genesis Energy supporting Māori students to choose school subjects and career pathways in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

‘The trend is of concern’ – School leavers with no qualifications rises

By John Gerritsen of RNZ The number of teenagers leaving school with no qualification rose for the second consecutive year in 2019 with boys and Māori worst affected, Education Ministry figures show. Twelve per cent of...

Covid 19 coronavirus: Covid kept rich kids in school but poor kids stayed away

Covid-19 actually kept more rich kids in school than usual, while scaring poorer kids away.

Little regard for Māori heritage

Māori heritage is the oldest and rarest we have in Aoteroa New Zealand, but it is given little regard on the country’s official list that identifies our most significant historic heritage places. Instead, the...

Pacific Cooperation Foundation launches awards for future Pacific leaders

The inaugural Pacific Co-operation Foundation (PCF) Youth Leadership Awards will take place on 9 December in Wellington.

Young WelTec carpentry graduate aims to inspire more wahine into the trades

WelTec carpentry graduate, Sarah Clark, wants to start a company that champions female tradies. Sarah (left) is currently employed by Tonks Residential, a local construction company, as an apprentice builder. Sarah was introduced to the company...

Ara hosts Minister: Institute’s release of ‘Framework for Māori Achievement’

Minister Kelvin Davis visited Ara Institute of Canterbury on 11 August and was briefed on the status of the Institute's very first ‘Framework for Māori Achievement’.

College students raise funds for Pacific healthcare provider 

In June, 68 students from Porirua College raised funds and chose to donate them to public healthcare provider Pacific Health Plus.
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