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NZAPEP held its first Auckland ‘roadshow’ of the year on 15 March and drew more than 130 PTE representatives. It is encouraging to see this event which has been supported by Ako Aotearoa for many years continue to grow in scale and patronage.
Many of you attended the gathering of academic staff developers held at Waipuna Hotel in 2009, and the smaller get together during the ascilite 2009 conference at the Owen Glenn Building at University of Auckland. Yesterday a core group from polytechnics around the northern region
Two workshops were held in Hamilton at the beginning of March to give local education providers the opportunity to find out more about an investigation into four programmes where Maori learners have been highly successful (the social services programmes at NorthTec, the contemporary Maori arts pr
During February staff from the Northern Hub held thirteen meetings with various NorthTec staff. Discussions ranged from interest in the publication funded by Ako Aotearoa entitled Hei Tauira (http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/heitauira) to id
Last week's WCELfest at the University of Waikato was once more an opportunity for Ako Aotearoa to present its strategic direction to a large group of educators. We were very pleased that Mark Nichols, Executive Director, Faculty, Open Polytechnic gave the keynote address which gave a stron
Ako Aotearoa, in conjunction with Diana Ayling from Unitec, is working towards getting a sustainable network up and running in 2011 for the TASDEN group. Diana will be hosting a meeting of the committee members on 15 March to discuss the action plan and 2011 priorities. Ruth