School leavers are flocking to the University of Canterbury in greater numbers than before the quakes.
A scholarship programme which aims to grow quality education linkages with India has seen a group of 35 students from India settle into their studies at New Zealand universities.
One of New Zealand's biggest childcare chains is launching cutout guns and targets to teach gun safety rules to preschoolers.
A range of gardening and environmental competitions and initiatives are currently open to New Zealand schools that are keen to take advantage of programmes promoting a sustainable and healthy approach to life.
Polytechnic enrolments are flat nationally despite the new fees-free policy for students doing their first year of tertiary study.
Axing early school entry before age 5 may cost taxpayers up to $42 million a year, official documents show.
Language students are almost five times as likely as home sciences to achieve excellence.
The Ministry of Education says it will look closely at the New Zealand Initiative's suggestion of weighing NCEA credits, rather than simply counting credits, in order to effectively measure student and school performance.
New Zealand universities would benefit from more collaboration on joint research initiatives with overseas universities, a new report has found.