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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India and New Zealand must convert paperwork into action

Existing and emerging potential need practical thrust Manoj Ladwa Through India Trade Alliance, New Zealand India and New Zealand share ties that go back centuries – as former British colonies and as important members of the Commonwealth. But unfortunately, the relationship has not yet achieved the potential that exists for closer cooperation on a range of issues – including strategic,…

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NCEA review to modernise school education system

Chris Hipkins Overassessment of students and teacher workload will be addressed as part of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) review starting early this year. The review’s Terms of Reference were released on December 14, 2017. The NCEA review is an opportunity to refine and strengthen our key national qualification for young people leaving school, and to ensure that…

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Students worry over Best Pacific Institute closure

Venkat Raman Hundreds of students of the Best Pacific Institute of Education are reportedly worried about their future as they struggle to find an alternate institution to pursue their study. The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has announced that the Best Pacific Institution has closed, following its decision not to fund the Institute in 2018. Among the concerns of the TEC…

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Digital Divide poses new challenges to New Zealanders

Clare Curran Communications Minister Clare Curran has released a report outlining the digital divide in New Zealand. The following is her Statement: In line with our commitment to open government, I have released the Report, ‘Digital New Zealanders: The Pulse of our Nation,’ which the previous government did not make public until after the election as it exposed the digital…

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