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Debt limits are an important check on the size of the state

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:14:50 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Despite pressure from public sector unions and the political left , the Government should keep its prudent self-imposed debt limits, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Māori experts to help develop education initiatives

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 08:51:38 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis is hosting an impressive group of 12 Māori experts in Wellington today to help realise the potential for two education initiatives flagged in this year’s Budget.More >>

Course funding at risk over poor Māori, Pasfika pass rates

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:43:14 +1200 | RNZ

The Tertiary Education Commission has warned institutions they could lose funding for courses with poor results for Māori and Pasifika students. More >>

The Nation: NZNO, NZEI and EMA

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 13:36:15 +1200 | The Nation

On Newshub Nation: Lisa Owen interviews NZ Nursing Organisation’s Cee Payne, NZEI Te Riu Roa’s Lynda Stuart and Kim Campbell of the Employer and Manufacturers Association More >>

Govt’s reasons for axing school PPPs flimsy

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:46:11 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

A recently released Cabinet Paper shows the Government is going ahead with axing public-private partnerships for building and maintaining schools, but the reasons for doing so simply don’t stack up, National’s Associate Education spokesperson ...More >>

Commissioner proposed for Unitec

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 14:57:03 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government is reaffirming its commitment to Auckland-based institute of technology Unitec, with the proposal to appoint a Commissioner, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.More >>

Hipkins to affirm education relationship in China

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:33:38 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister of Education Chris Hipkins is travelling to China at the weekend for a four-day visit that includes meeting his counterpart Minister Chen Baosheng in Beijing. More >>

Preliminary report on national ‘Education Conversation’

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 12:55:50 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The national conversation to develop a vision for the future of education, and on making changes to education, is proving ‘hugely popular’ with teachers, principals, parents, young people, and communities, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.More >>

If we were you, Education Minister, this is how we’d do it

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 16:46:46 +1200 | Tertiary Education Union

If we were you, Education Minister, this is how we’d do it All future policy and funding must be based on the understanding that an accessible, fully funded and quality tertiary education sector is a core part of people’s every day lives. That’s ...More >>

Principals Welcome Changes to NCEA Review Process

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:07:55 +1200 | Principals NCEA Coalition

The seventy schools in the Principals NCEA Coalition have welcomed changes to the Government’s NCEA review process advised by Education Minister Chris Hipkins today. The Principals NCEA Coalition was formed ten days ago in protest at the Minister ...More >>

Third of school buildings fall short on health and hygiene

Mon, 9 Jul 2018 09:53:23 +1200 | RNZ

A third of school buildings don't meet optimum standards for health and hygiene and a similar number fall short of Education Ministry standards for lighting, temperature and acoustics, a government Cabinet paper shows.More >>

Seventy Schools Now Part of Principals NCEA Coalition

Fri, 6 Jul 2018 13:13:42 +1200 | Principals NCEA Coalition

Fifteen more schools have signed up to the Principals NCEA Coalition, of now 75 members, its spokesperson, Glen Denham, Principal of West Auckland’s Massey High School, said today.More >>

PM’s Education Excellence Awards - winners announced

Thu, 5 Jul 2018 14:08:16 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The work of teachers and principals in our early childhood education services, and primary and secondary schools was celebrated tonight at the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said. More >>

Unitec bailout points to the need for urgent change

Wed, 4 Jul 2018 17:32:01 +1200 | Tertiary Education Union

The announcement today that Unitec will likely receive close to a $50 million bailout over the next two years, and the proposed appointment of a commissioner to steer the institution through a period of extreme financial difficulty, points to two important ...More >>

TEC consults on commissioner for Unitec

Wed, 4 Jul 2018 16:03:18 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Chris Hipkins Minister of Education 4 July 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT TEC consults on commissioner for Unitec The Tertiary Education Commission has today opened consultation on the possibility of dissolving Unitec’s council and appointing a commissioner ...More >>

Māori Are Doing All New Zealanders a Great Service

Wed, 4 Jul 2018 14:33:57 +1200 | Catherine Isaac

Media Statement from Catherine Isaac Former Chair of the Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua Authorisation Board I welcome today’s announcement by Sir Toby Curtis and Dame Iritana Tawhiwhirangi that Māori have lodged a claim with the Waitangi Tribunal ...More >>

New government fund for digital skills in homes welcomed

Wed, 4 Jul 2018 12:27:08 +1200 | 2020 Trust

20/20 Trust today welcomed the government’s announcement of a new fund to promote digital skills in homes . More >>

More classrooms part of $49 million investment in Auckland

Wed, 4 Jul 2018 10:27:40 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A new primary school and more classrooms at existing schools will be built for 1200 students in Auckland, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said. More >>

Will Labour’s Māori MPs stand up for charter schools?

Wed, 4 Jul 2018 10:14:31 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

Labour’s Māori MPs have the opportunity to stand up and support Māori students in light of a new Treaty claim over the Government’s charter school policy, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Govt must listen to Māori on partnership schools

Wed, 4 Jul 2018 09:40:20 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Government must listen to Māori leaders who have lodged a Treaty of Waitangi claim alleging that the Government’s axing of partnership schools will have a detrimental effect on Māori, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye and Māori Education ...More >>


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