Waitakere Hindi School gets $2500 funding

Supplied Content Waitakere Hindi School, arguably the finest institution of its kind serving the community has received $2500 (its targeted amount) funding from a charitable initiative. Thousands of Aucklanders have benefited from the charitable initiative which saw $1 million allocated to community organisations that help a range of health, cultural, environment, education and other causes. Waitakere Hindi Language and Cultural…

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TEC makes structural changes for new pathway

Tim Fowler Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has announced its final decisions on a pathway for reorganisation. This follows a period of consultation with staff on a proposal for change and the final decisions incorporate staff feedback. The Key drivers The key drivers for reorganisation are the need to integrate the careers and investment components of the TEC’s functions, following the…

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Financial challenges burn our polytechnics

Firefighting should involve long-term view Venkat Raman Many Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) face financial challenges but these challenges also present an opportunity, Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) Chief Executive Tim Fowler has said. “ITP domestic student numbers have declined by nearly a third in the last decade, driven by demographic, economic and other changes. As a result, some ITPs…

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New search tool helps international students

Staff Reporter A new search tool on the Study in New Zealand (SiNZ) website makes it easier for students to learn the courses and programmes offered by New Zealand institutions. Stated to be one of the biggest developments of the website, the tools have been incorporated into the website managed by Education New Zealand (ENZ). Following a feedback from New Zealand institutions,…

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Education agent charged for unlicensed immigration advice

A 47-year-old Auckland woman has appeared in the Auckland District Court on February 7, 2018 charged with unlawfully providing immigration advice and taking fees for the advice from seven Chinese nationals. The Charges The Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA) has charged Hanfang (Helen) Liu, from Headsun International Group Limited, under the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007 with four counts of asking…

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New blood test for early diagnosis and cure of Cancer

‘CancerSEEK’ is less invasive and different Dr Peter Gibbs Researchers have developed a blood test that can detect the presence of eight common cancers. Called CancerSEEK, the blood test detects tiny amounts of DNA and proteins released into the blood stream from cancer cells. This can then indicate the presence of ovarian, liver, stomach, pancreatic, oesophageal, bowel, lung or breast cancers. Distinctly…

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