Celebrity

Kaboom – this is what the judge is looking for!

By Jane Blaikie 18 February, 2016

Kaboom – this is what the judge is looking for! Artist and author Bob Kerr says what he’s looking for in the children’s art competition Creativity sits at the heart…

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Teachers deserve better Duncan Garner

By Jane Blaikie 1 October, 2014

Hardnose media personality Duncan Garner is best known for his verbal stoushes and political scalp-taking, but he is surprisingly soft on teachers. “I completely value what teachers do,” are Duncan…

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The play's the thing

By Anna Chin 29 April, 2014

Michele A’Court’s childhood repertoire included scenes from Shakespeare, Chekhov and a role as a little footman. The stand-up comedian and actress is more likely to be performing her own work…

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Nothing Trivial about primary school

By Amanda Hanan 2 January, 2014

Actor Nicole Whippy is convinced her primary schooling is the reason for her success today. She talks to Amanda Hanan. Primary school was “extremely positive” for Nicole Whippy, one of…

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Child poverty requires radical change

By Jane Blaikie 18 July, 2013

New Zealand’s most opinionated economist Gareth Morgan says it’s society” not just cats” that needs a big shake-up. Making waves is nothing new to Gareth Morgan. Recently, uproar broke out…

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Obituary – Elwyn S Richardson QSO

By Michelle Nixon 6 April, 2013

Richardson is best known for his book In The Early World, published by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research in 1964. The book, an account of his experience developing…

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Comeback kid

By Jane Blaikie 6 April, 2013

Her latest show, Agent Anna, “rated its little tits off” when it aired recently on TVNZ, Robyn told EA, sounding for a moment like her Cheryl West character from Outrageous…

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Joy Cowley pays tribute to Kiwi teachers

By Jane Blaikie 7 January, 2013

Speaking to thousands of bibliophiles at the world’s biggest book fair, Joy Cowley praised the work of New Zealand teachers who “do not sacrifice creativity on the altar of conformity”.…

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How to Finnish ahead of the rest

By Michelle Nixon 7 January, 2013

Finland is proudly egalitarian and educationalist Pasi Sahlberg believes that’s behind its success the home of Nokia and the Angry Birds app is a leader in technology and innovation, as…

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Forage and eat!

By Stephanie Mills 27 October, 2012

I loved school. I wasn’t a great scholar but I loved the camaraderie and the sports. My favourite time was morning tea and lunch. Looking back now I see how…

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