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EDITORIAL: It is well known that universities have a mandated role in the Education Act to be the critic and conscience of society. It could be argued that New Zealand universities do not embrace this role as often as they should. We hear too rarely from academics and researchers about areas of interest that intercept with urgent social topics. Talk to some in private and they will say that they are either too busy or wary of putting their heads above the parapet.
OPINION: Student media is a vital part of the collective student voice. It is an outlet for student related stories, stories that cannot be published in other mediums and an outlet for criticism of the institution to which we belong when necessary. We launched protest against Otago University's actions because we believe their actions to be intentional and deliberate censorship. Despite saying that the removal of the magazines was a communication mistake between Campus Watch officers and higher authority, hours after the statement calling it a mistake was released, Campus Watch officers were still removing posters of the cover image that were being put up by students.
Victoria University's Vice-chancellor says the institution must change its name to achieve global prominence.
The New Zealand University Students' Association (NZUSA) investigated allegations a staffer sent multiple penis photos to fellow workers on an ACC-backed campus sexual violence prevention programme.
The Government has scrapped plans to replace the decile funding system for schools with targeted per-child subsidies.
Hundreds of University of Otago staff have learned the fate of their jobs after months of uncertainty.
A 15 per cent pay rise for secondary educators will help keep people in the profession, the teachers' union says.
A teacher who ignored warnings against hosting sleepovers for her students failed to maintain the boundaries between teachers, students and whÄnau, a tribunal has found.
The University of Otago Proctor has apologised to the editor of a student magazine after hundreds of copies were dumped by a staff member.
The latest controversial issue of the student magazine Critic - Te Arohi has appeared on Trade Me.
The Government's spending on education per person since the start of the decade has risen, but only slightly.
The removal and destruction of a student magazine dedicated to the topic of menstruation by the University of Otago was "censorship" and went against everything the university stands for, the Critic - Te Arohi editor says.
He stops strumming his battered Framus acoustic guitar to take a drag of his rolled up Port Royal cigarette.
A vegetable garden in every school where children could learn to grow their own food would make a big difference in the fight against child poverty, a Taranaki student says.
Christchurch's inner-city red zone could be transformed into a new "adventure school" if a proposal to the Government is adopted.
âKidsCan has had its government funding renewed. One Taranaki principal talks about the remarkable differences the programmes have made to children in hardship in her school.
A Blenheim intermediate school has thrown the college co-location plan a lifeline, saying it will "come to the table" if approached by the Ministry of Education.
Almost half of secondary school students are being taught by teachers who don't specialise in the subjects they're teaching, a report has found.