Education


Ridiculous Rules And Silly Statutes!

For a small nation, New Zealand has more than its fair share of ridiculous rules and silly statutes. The origins of some of these decrees may have been lost in the midst of time, but there’s no doubting these bonkers bylaws will bring a smile to your face. Did you know that up until the 1980s it was illegal to wear slippers in a public place at night? And the same applied to flying a kite or beating a rug in public.
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Fun-Filled Family Time: Get Active With The Kids

There’s no doubt about it life nowadays is busy what with working, commuting, kids and family life. Sometimes it can be hard to fit everything in and usually it’s exercise that falls off the radar when life is so busy. But rather than finding excuses, here are some great ways to get the whole family moving! As well as setting a good example to your kids and instilling a good habit into them, you’ll also be having lots of family fun! So get your trainers on and get active!
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Early Childhood Education: Why It’s So Important

New Zealanders are lucky. The vast majority of Kiwi kids enjoy some form of early childhood education (ECE). In fact, New Zealand is ranked in the top third of OECD countries for participation in ECE. From the traditional kindy to private day care providers or parent-led play centres and play groups, there is a range of options available to parents. But if you thought that preschools were just one great big play date then think again.
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What’s On In September? Top Picks For Auckland

September is shaping up to be a busy month on the entertainment front. There’s plenty to choose from in terms of festivals, comedy and performing arts. Here’s our pick of September’s top events in Auckland Classic Comedy Allstars. The Classic Comedy Club, Auckland CBD Friday 12 August 2016 to Friday 30 September 2016 It can still be wet and miserable in September and the Comedy Allstars is certain to help you…
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Benefits Of Executive Education Courses

Being in the position of a business executive such as a CEO or other executive manager puts you in a position of isolation. Often the top authority in a company structure, there is often nobody higher up to turn to in the case of conflict, crisis or for generally seeking guidance. For many it’s a position that marks the payoff of many years of hard effort, but actually getting there can present a whole host of new challenges. In these situations, it can be beneficial to seek outside teaching and support. Receiving proper instruction from an institution such as the Auckland University executive education courses is a great way to rise to the challenge and receive specialised knowledge to take your career further…

Maori Language

Celebration of Maori language in New Zealand gains in popularity as time goes on. In recent years events such as Maori Language Week have raised awareness of the importance of supporting New Zealand’s native culture and language.  The recent decline in Maori language speaking in New Zealand is alarming. Showing that only 18 percent of Maori are fluent in Te Reo Maori. The best way to revitalise the language is to teach young children in their home and schooling environment…

Types of Teacher Training

Teachers play one of the most important roles in our society- educating the young. But who teaches the teachers? This is where teacher training comes in, and in New Zealand we have a variety of programs and systems designed to create nurturing, intelligent, dedicated teachers in a number of sectors of education. Not all teacher training is the same, and varies mostly depending on the level of students involved. Here’s a quick rundown on some of the main types…

Study Loans

Many students rely on study loans to finance their studies. These are usually government sponsored loans which have low-interest rates and no credit checks are required in order to secure them.  Loans for students typically provide several deferment options and a number of extended repayment terms…

New Zealand Student Loans

Furthering your education with tertiary study is a no-brainer for many New Zealanders, and while our course fees are generally affordable in comparison with the rest of the world, most students will have to take out a student loan to pay for some or all of their study costs.  Being burdened with a large loan is a huge commitment before you’ve even entered the professional workforce, and trying to understand all the ins and outs of your loan structure can be intimidating – especially if you’re not an accounting major…

Learning to Use Your Computer

If you do not know much about computers do some research before investing in one.  The specifications change so quickly that a computer that is one year old may be considered outdated by some.  Talk to specialist computer retailers, check out books and/or magazines at the library and talk to friends and family…

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