Health

Families are learning that not all ECE services are safe 

By Jane Blaikie 19 April, 2016

Another ERO report confirms what most in the sector already know – that problems of poor quality are endemic.  The new report, Meeting requirements for children’s safety and wellbeing in…

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Letters to the Editor

By Jane Blaikie 18 April, 2016

The wealth of experience Every year, NZEI Te Riu Roa sees a number of its members retire from the  educaton service. They take with them a wealth of knowledge, experience…

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KidsCan launches cheaper failsafe nit comb

By Jane Blaikie 29 March, 2016

From KidsCan – Every parent’s faced the challenge of nits. Regardless of financial position nits have made themselves at home in thousands of children’s heads across the country and they…

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Wi-fried? – questions about wi-fi use in schools and ECE

By Jane Blaikie 25 February, 2016

Did you know that France has banned wi-fi in its ECE sector? And that primary schools can only have wi-fi on during specific, related lessons, rather than 24/7? This is…

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Superhero teachers and saintly principals

By Jane Blaikie 14 July, 2014

NZEI teachers and principals will feature in a new book, Education and Poverty from Dunmore Press. But while these educators do an amazing job in militating the effects of poverty,…

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Russell Wills – Public hero number one

By Jane Blaikie 14 July, 2014

Children’s Commissioner Russell Wills credits an inspirational intermediate teacher with guiding his excessive energy onto a more productive path of helping others. He talks to Michelle Nixon. Russell Wills is…

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Too sick too learn

By Elizabeth McLeod 14 July, 2014

It’s been described as a disease that disproportionately affects the poorest of the poor. That New Zealand has one of the highest rates of rheumatic fever in the developed world…

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Under pressure

By Bianca Zander 23 October, 2010

Putting pedal to the metal of her Suzuki Bandit motorcycle does it for early childhood head teacher Meg Moss. “When you’re riding a motorbike, you have to give it a…

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The unkindest cut

By Jane Blaikie 19 July, 2010

Taitoko Kindergarten has been transformed from a centre on the verge of closure into a thriving community hub, with nine registered teachers delivering quality education to largely Māori and Pacific…

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Time to unwind

By Dave Hansford 6 December, 2009

Kai Iwi Lakes Thirty-five kilometres northwest of Dargaville, the Kai Iwi Lakes” Kai Iwi, Taharoa and Waikere” offer fishing, windsurfing, boating and swimming in sub-tropical climes. These dune lakes” Taharoa…

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