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Upcoming study: Does streaming before dreaming make for a worse night’s sleep? 

That’s the question University of Otago researchers are hoping to answer when they monitor young people’s screen-use at bedtime to see if it impacts sleep quality.

Virtual reality experience to boost student interest in tourism and hospitality

Go with Tourism have developed a virtual reality experience to bring the exciting world of Tourism and Hospitality directly to secondary schools around New Zealand.

A bright future for learners planning on entering the construction sector

Even if gaining a Trades qualification from Ara Institute of Canterbury may take a few years, graduate prospects seem brighter than ever.

STEM Curiosity Day building future scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians

It was a day out of the classroom for more than 700 Bay of Plenty students from 12 schools around the region. The aim of STEM Curiosity Day is to participate in science, technology, engineering...

More studying online, with education flexibility acknowledged

A prominent educationalist says with more Kiwi kids engaging in part-time online learning this summer, it’s positive that Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft has supported the flexibility online education can offer many young students. “It’s...

From South Auckland to Galápagos: an exchange of culture and kōrero

Primary school students aged 10-11 from Kauri Flats School in Takanini and Tomas de Berlanga School on the island of Santa Cruz in Galápagos exchanged information about their lives and cultures as a first...

Upskilling to support Wellington’s homeless

Six support workers, some with lived experience, are about to embark on their own journey of learning with support from industry training organisation, Careerforce.  DCM (formerly Downtown Community Ministry) works with people who experience being homeless. The organisation which recently celebrated its 50th birthday, provides services...

Commercial contractors win school lunch tender

Big companies have won most of the contracts to provide free school lunches next year, despite ministers' initial hopes that the scheme would create jobs for small-scale community groups. The social enterprise Eat My Lunch...

Covid 19 coronavirus: Record jump in home-school enrolments

By John Gerritsen, of RNZ The Covid-19 pandemic has driven the biggest-ever increase in home-schooling enrolments, with 619 more children learning from home in July this year than at the same time last year. The jump to...

Demand for treatment outstrips supply, as Kiwis continue to be convicted for minor drug...

The State of the Nation report underscores the need for the Government to undertake further drug law reform and invest in treatment and prevention. Policy and Advocacy Manager Kali Mercier says: “Treatment providers have been...
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