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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...

Wairoa student awarded $20,000 Rocket Lab Scholarship to pursue medical degree 

Wairoa teenager Clive Hook-Pomare has been awarded the 2020 Rocket Lab Scholarship, created to support and encourage students from the region where Rocket Lab launches to pursue science, technology, engineering, or maths at a tertiary level. 

Care worker embraces online learning to sprint through her qualifications 

Golden Bay Community Health care worker Carol Robinson progressed from Health and Wellbeing Level 2 trainee to registered assessor in just three years.

EIT celebrates official opening of Ōtatāra Outdoor Learning Centre

Invited guests gathered today to celebrate the official opening of the Ōtatāra Outdoor Learning Centre (OOLC).

NZ students first in world to study at new online school

New Zealand students can now combine a full-time online education with attendance at any of the Inspired Education Group schools in New Zealand and around the globe. The Inspired Education Group owns and operates an...

Otago study finds link between teen chewing pace and obesity

Overweight teenagers chew slower and spend less time eating compared with their thinner peers, a University of Otago study has found.

Everyone’s pitching in at Ara’s Art and Design School

The Ara Art and Design School end-of-year exhibition has been brought together under one creative banner for the first time this year, creating 2020’s ‘Pitch’ Exhibition’ and Runway shows.

Blenheim health navigator driven by thirst for knowledge

Growing up in Australia as a young Māori woman, Niki Waitai was keen to bring her family home, to get back to her roots and give back to her community. “We wanted our kids to...


The Privacy Act 2020 was passed by Parliament on 26 June...

Notifiable privacy breaches The main thing to consider is that the legal requirements of responding to a privacy breach are changing. The new Act will...