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Dances for Schools rocks Waikanae
November 14, 2017
Smiles of all shapes and sizes were on show at the Dances for Schools Waikanae performance on Friday. After two weeks of daily in-school dance lessons by the experts at DFS the children of Waikanae were eager to show off their skills to their family and friends. The Waikanae Memorial Hall was filled to capacity as ... More...

Call to remove the age limit for receiving Student Allowance.
August 25, 2017
"I was advised by StudyLink that from my 40th birthday in January of next year that my Student Allowance entitlement will cease as the full entitlement of 200 weeks reduces to 120 weeks once a person turns 40. " "This is age discrimination. "Because of this I am unable to complete my degree studying fulltime and s... More...

Kapanui School gets Cooking with Ruth Pretty
August 19, 2017
Please join us for a fabulous evening, fundraising for Kapanui School, Waikanae. $45 per ticket - includes welcome drink, light supper, 1. 5 hour cooking demonstration and recipes to take home. Raffles and cash bar available on the night. Spot prizes to be won!Kapiti's catering guru Ruth Pretty believes food is about sha... More...

Well said Kapiti Primary School
August 16, 2017

Jane Elliott: Brown Eyes, Blue Eyes
August 13, 2017
Jane Elliott is an American former third-grade schoolteacher, anti-racism activist, and educator, as well as a feminist and an LGBT activist. She is known for her "Blue eyes–Brown eyes" exercise. She first conducted her famous exercise for her class the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. When her local... More...

Better Funding, Better Learning tour comes to Kapiti Coast
17 June, 2017
The Heartland tour continues driving the country with principals, teachers, teacher aides and school administration staff urging local parents and families to come and support the call for better funding for education. The colourful campervan will be visiting Kapiti ... More...

Education in Finland - leaves world behind
August, 2017
Kapiti Schools perform extremely well by most standards but, like many schools around the country, they are under stress with the need for more resources and teaching space.Kapiti is known as a retirement mecca but our primary schools are booming and the pressure is on.... More...

Research needed to help more women get into tech careers
August 2017
New Zealand needs more research on why younger generations of women are not considering a career in Tech and why we see a high dropout of women dropout of the workforce, a NZTech leader says.Eva Sherwood, an Oracle account executive and NZTech board member, says greater... More...

Air Force tech training sees cadet fly high
Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Leading Aircraftman Thorne Davidse had the perfect finish to his Advanced Trade Training course when he was awarded the PPG Aerospace Trade Training Trophy for highest results.The five trainees on the course, held at RNZAF Base Ohakea... More...

New classrooms for Waikanae School great news
Otaki MP Nathan Guy has welcomed the Government's investment of $900,000 into two new classrooms at Waikanae School. "This new funding is great news for the community and recognises the school roll is growing," says Mr Guy."Waikanae and the Kapiti Coast are increasingly... More...

Immigration not the silver bullet for tech skills growth
While the Wellington region campaign LookSee has garnered over 48,000 applications it doesn't mean that tech skills shortage is solved, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. New Zealand should not depend on immigration as the silver bullet to the tech skil... More...

Substantial opportunities for women seeking tech jobs
Computer programming jobs have previously struggled to attract women, ... More...

Whitireia Faculty of Health dean appointed to expert advisory group
Whitireia Faculty of Health Dean Dr Kathryn Holloway has been appointe... More...

Ambitious plan to increase international student numbers
January 2015
Launched today is an ambitious plan to significantly lift the numbers ... More...

Consent education programmes available for schools, funding is the issue
November 2014
There have been calls for sexual consent education in schools this wee... More...

Combined Council of Whitireia and WelTec to appoint one Chief Executive
November 2014
The Council of Whitireia Community Polytechnic (Whitireia) and the Wel... More...

Whitireia to host exhibition by Chinese lacquer painter
October 2014
Chinese lacquer painter Su Xing is bringing a selection of his art to ... 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... More...

Whitireia celebrates ten years of Pacific nursing
October 2014
Tomorrow Whitireia will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of its Ba... 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 Vic... 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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