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September 11, 2016

Hundreds of Housing New Zealand state houses in the Wellington region are empty, despite hundreds of people being on waiting lists. Across Lower Hutt, Wellington City, and Porirua 486 state houses are sitting empty due to the need for earthquake strengthening, methamphetamine contamination, and “pending sales.” 523 people are currently on the waitlist for state […]

August 14, 2016

Lincoln University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor, Māori and Communities, Dr Charlotte Severne has resigned from her position after just six months. This comes after four other deputy vice chancellors have resigned from the university this year. While Dr Severne did not comment on the matter, sources from the New Zealand Herald state she “could not get […]

May 29, 2016

Kim Workman, one of New Zealand’s most esteemed criminal justice reform and corrections policy experts, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Victoria University of Wellington. Workman was awarded the prestigious doctorate in recognition of his contributions to improving New Zealand’s criminal justice system over his 57 year career. Victoria University Chancellor Sir Neville Jordan […]

May 29, 2016

A recent study has found that the use of iPads, and other technologies to accompany learning, in the classroom does little to improve education. The study, to be published in the next edition of the Australian Journal of Middle Schooling, looked at two classrooms of eight year old students, one which used digital devices such […]

May 1, 2016

In an attempt to persuade high school leavers across New Zealand to pack their bags and head down south, the University of Otago has well and truly blown its scholarship budget. New scholarships created by the university have put them in $230,000 of debt during the first two months of this year. One of those […]