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What is the NZAGC?
The New Zealand Association for Gifted Children (NZAGC) exists to promote the needs of gifted kids at national level and support and foster initiatives at local level which meet those needs. Read more about what we do here.

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Rose Blackett's Gifted Awareness Week talk on Radio NZ
As part of Gifted Awareness Week (GAW) celebrations Rose Blackett (NZAGC President, Educational Psychologist) was interviewed by Kim Hill on Radio NZ. Rose highlighted the challenges many gifted individuals have to overcome within the NZ education system. She suggested a national review of Gifted Education in NZ would be useful to ascertain the future direction Gifted Education should take. Rose will attend both the Political Panel discussions during GAW.

Political Pannels on Gifted Education in New Zealand
As part of this year's Gifted Awareness Week we are holding two political panel discussions. These are the perfect opportunity to engage our political leaders in the importance of gifted education in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the need for all children to access education that supports, excites and challenges them. If our education system matters to you, and you're interested in learning more about gifted education, we want you to join us!

To get ready for these events, we have collected each political party's statements on gifted and talented education and these are available as an election booklet.
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Position Statement calls for Government to take action for Gifted Learners
The Professional Association for Gifted Education (giftEDnz), New Zealand Association for Gifted Children (NZAGC) and New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education are calling for Government and Ministry of Education to formally recognise gifted and talented students as priority learners with special education needs.
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2014 Gifted Awareness Competition
To mark Gifted Awareness Week (15th - 21st June 2014), the New Zealand Association for Gifted Children is offering a Design competition. The competition is open to both adults and students.
This year's Competition asks you to provide a concept design for a T-Shirt or an accessory to commemorate NZAGC's 40th anniversary conference scheduled for: July 3rd /4th 2015 Waikato University, Hamilton.
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New Zealand Association for Gifted Children 2014 Conference - Passion for Learning
The NZAGC would like to thank everyone who was involved in our 2014 Conference. We have a number of videos and slides from the talks available.

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