Pitch your article idea to us

If you’ve been involved in a programme or project that has made a difference to students, we’d love to hear about it. What you’ve done can help inspire others.

Getting started

First up, check out some articles on gazette.education.govt.nz(external link).

Get an idea what we’re interested in. You may note stories about schools, kura and early learning centres taking different approaches to their curriculum, offering culturally responsive programmes, or supporting students to develop their learning and potential in innovative ways.

We like to write stories which are full of information and ideas, and which also have a beating heart; that’s where people come in: teachers, tamariki, rangatahi, whānau - we want to tell their stories. 

Tell us about it

Our main audience is educators around New Zealand from early learning to secondary. What will interest them? Imagine you are telling a friend or colleague about your story so they get a sense of why it’s important and interesting.

Include why the initiative or idea was implemented and how you knew it had been successful. Tell us how your activity links with The New Zealand Curriculum, Te Marautanga o Aotearoa or Te Whāriki.

You can include any related documents and website links.

If we can use your idea, we’ll be in touch for more information. 

How to submit your idea

Email your idea and any related documents and images to reporter@edgazette.govt.nz

We’ll be in touch if we would like to know more.


We’re always looking for high-quality photos for Education Gazette to help tell our stories. Send us some low-resolution thumbnails with your submission, or we can discuss images if your story is selected for development. 

To be considered for publication, photos need to:

  • be a minimum of 1 Mb (1000 Kb) and sent as jpeg attachments.
  • depict students or teachers engaged in activity
  • allow extra space around the subject matter (un-cropped)
  • be as sharp and clear as possible
  • NB: heads can’t be cropped by the framing of the photograph (MoE requirements)

Conditions for photo use

We need written permission from everyone who’s identifiable in the photo – including a legal guardian’s permission for children and young people under 18.  We will discuss this further prior to the photographs being published in your article.

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