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Māori Funds Welcomed; But Caution Needed

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:26:00 +1200 | Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

The government’s announcement to invest up to $2.5 million a year over the next two years in Māori-led science and innovation has been cautiously welcomed by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM), the country’s only Māori Centre of Research Excellence.More >>

Government claims on student support hopelessly misleading

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:55:28 +1200 | NZUSA

Students are slamming the “hopelessly misleading and untrue” claims by Government Ministers that their “cracking down” on overseas based-borrowers is either successful or has led to “increased support for current students”.More >>

Scholarships secured for Whanganui youth

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:16:42 +1200 | Universal College Of Learning

At a ceremony on campus with staff and whānau, 31 Rangatahi (youth) were awarded Youth Guarantee scholarship certificates for fee free study at Whanganui UCOL. More >>

Novopay a clear winner in this year’s Roger Awards

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:27:03 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Talent2, the company that bought us Novopay, is a deserving winner of the People’s Choice Award in the 2013 Roger Awards for the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand.More >>

Term One Report Card for Hekia Parata

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:33:48 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Principal’s comment: I am concerned Hekia has been drifting and has shown no improvement this term. I believe she should consider seeking the help of a careers counsellor. More >>

Industry Training Act Passes But Opportunities Lost

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:54:56 +1200 | Industry Training Federation

At the end of the Government initiated Industry Training Review, Parliament today passed the Industry Training and Apprenticeship Amendment Act, which updated the previous Industry Training Act. The Industry Training Federation Chief Executive ...More >>

Hekia Parata kept exam book errors from schools

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:50:01 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Schools will be appalled to learn Education Minister Hekia Parata knew since January that hundreds of exam booklets had been returned to the wrong students but said nothing about it, Labour’s Education Spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Public Address 11 April 2014 - Dropping Some Science

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:21:22 +1200 | Public Address

Does anyone remember the Great New Zealand Science Project? The year before last, you may have noticed some ads on tv. Ads involving scientists and small children – and with an associated Facebook page that got 16885 likes. Oh, and the small ...More >>

Update from Phillipstown School

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:32:26 +1200 | Phillipstown School

Phillipstown School’s Lawyer have been speaking with the Crowns Lawyers. The Crowns Lawyers have said that the Minister of Education is prepared to delay and defer the appointment of the Change Manager and Residual Manager for Phillipstown until 31st ...More >>

Programme to increase Pasifika NCEA achievement praised

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:52:40 +1200 | State Services Commission

“A joined-up approach led by Ministry of Education and Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs will have long-term benefits for our Pasifika youth,” States Services Commissioner Iain Rennie said.More >>

Case to answer in relation to leaky school buildings

Wed, 9 Apr 2014 15:30:43 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye said today that legal action will continue in relation to the supply of allegedly defective wall cladding materials by Carter Holt Harvey (CHH).More >>

Phillipstown Decision Amounts to Community Bashing

Wed, 9 Apr 2014 14:44:38 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Minister for Education Hekia Parata has yet again displayed the Government’s high-handed arrogance in ignoring the wishes of parents and staff of Phillipstown School in Christchurch, says New Zealand First.More >>

Phillipstown Decision Amounts to Community Bashing

Wed, 9 Apr 2014 14:43:25 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Minister for Education Hekia Parata has yet again displayed the Government’s high-handed arrogance in ignoring the wishes of parents and staff of Phillipstown School in Christchurch, says New Zealand First. “The Minister announced today she will not alter her original ...More >>

Māori researchers keep pressure on funding stalemate

Wed, 9 Apr 2014 14:03:50 +1200 | University of Waikato

Māori researchers are calling on Government Ministers to come up with ways of tackling the issue of Māori research funding. They believe the decision not to advance Māori research body Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga into the final round for Centre of Research ...More >>

Phillipstown will get reprieve under Labour

Wed, 9 Apr 2014 11:31:40 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

A Labour government will allow Phillipstown School to stay open, with a review after two years, Labour’s Associate Education spokesperson Megan Woods says. More >>

School closures about saving Hekia, not kids

Wed, 9 Apr 2014 11:28:48 +1200 | Green Party

School closures about saving Hekia, not kids The National Government’s decision to merge Phillipstown and Woolston schools is another disaster for Christchurch and proves this Government is more interested in saving face than in what is best for ...More >>

NZEI members to vote on new education roles

Wed, 9 Apr 2014 11:06:29 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa wants the Government to produce the details of its $360-million “executive principal” and “expert teacher” package so it can discuss the proposals with members.More >>

Decision to merge Phillipstown and Woolston Schools

Wed, 9 Apr 2014 10:54:49 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced her decision on the proposed merger of Phillipstown School and Woolston School. "After a period of continued consultation and fresh consideration of the merger proposal, I have made a new decision that these ...More >>

Hekia Parata fails to answer basic questions

Tue, 8 Apr 2014 15:58:44 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Education Minister Hekia Parata’s inability to answer even the most basic questions about her proposed new Executive Principal roles will have alarm bells ringing in school communities all around the country, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris ...More >>

Principals Set Conditions Following Wellington Meeting

Tue, 8 Apr 2014 11:15:57 +1200 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

School Principals Set Conditions Following Wellington Meeting School Principals from across the country gathered in Wellington on Friday to discuss the latest government policy, ‘Investing for Educational Success’. They recommended that continued ...More >>


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