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Majority of schools will get funding increase

Fri, 27 May 2016 17:28:44 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Most schools will receive funding increases as a result of the Budget 2016 decision to target discretionary funding to schools teaching students most at risk of under-achievement, Education Minister Hekia Parata says.More >>

Lincoln University welcomes 2016 budget news

Fri, 27 May 2016 14:26:09 +1200 | Lincoln University

Lincoln University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robin Pollard, says the specialist land-based university welcomes the 2016 budget announcement as “not only an encouraging budget for universities, this is a good budget for the future of New Zealand’s ...More >>

Budget: Cynically Playing Smoke And Mirrors With Education

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:56:23 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The government is cynically attempting to bamboozle New Zealand educators and parents by moving figures around like a school gala game in its 2016 “Get-Stuffed Budget”, but it won’t work,” says New Zealand First.More >>

Government continues to invest in schools in Wellington

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:55:04 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government will invest around $4 million from Budget 2016 to provide new classrooms in the greater Wellington region, including Wairarapa, Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today at Mt Cook School, Wellington.More >>

Rachael Leafe - promoting educational achievement

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:24:46 +1200 | NZSTA

Rachael Leafe has been actively engaged with the community and the school that her children and family attend. She has enjoyed the opportunity to be a representative for the community on Petone’s Sacred Heart Primary School Board of Trustees for ...More >>

Scoop Video: Inside The Budget 2014 Lockup

Fri, 27 May 2016 11:13:42 +1200 | The Scoop Team

The 2016 New Zealand Budget was presented on 26 May. Scoop was at the Budget Day lockup from 10.30am to 2pm today. Finance Minister Bill English delivered a presentation and took questions from the crowd.More >>

Education is the Circuit-Breaker

Thu, 26 May 2016 17:18:03 +1200 | Te Taumata o Ngati Whakaue Iho Ake Trust

Roana Bennett, General Manager of Te Taumata o Ngati Whakaue Trust said “I’m pleased to see the focus on early childhood, vulnerable families and pathways for young people into employment and apprenticeships. These are flash-points for our ...More >>

Budget 2016 insulting to early childhood education

Thu, 26 May 2016 17:16:45 +1200 | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

Budget 2016 is, as expected, the annual slap in the face for early childhood education (ECE) providers who received no increase to funding rates for the second year running. More >>

Parents will pay more as school budgets frozen

Thu, 26 May 2016 17:03:22 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Parents will pay more for their kids’ education as a result of this year’s Budget after the Government froze operational funding for schools, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Early childhood education faces yet another funding squeeze

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:55:06 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Kindergartens and early childhood education centres will face an even bigger battle to maintain quality teaching and learning following the Budget announcement that there will be no increase in funding.More >>

Teacher Aides miss out again

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:33:44 +1200 | NZEI

Instead of addressing the underfunding of the education system, this year’s budget has hit schools with a funding freeze for everyday running costs. More >>

Budget contemptuous of children with special learning needs

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:29:54 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

The Government’s 2016 Budget is contemptuous of the many thousands of struggling families who have preschoolers with special learning needs, says New Zealand’s largest representative body of licensed early childhood centres.More >>

Budget delivers funding cut to early childhood education

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:28:28 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

Budget 2016 delivers a punishing funding cut to the early childhood education sector, says Early Childhood Council More >>

Shifting the Levers of Education

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:22:39 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Speech to National Cross Sector Forum –Shifting the Levers of Education Tēnā koutou katoa. Welcome. It’s a pleasure to be here in the company of so many people who are working to give our kids the best possible start. I’d also like to acknowledge ...More >>

Shock school funding freeze means parents pay more

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:18:08 +1200 | Green Party

Parents up and down the country will have to pay more for their child’s education, following the National Government’s surprise budget move to freeze funding for schools’ operational grants, the Green Party said today.More >>

Address in Reply, Budget 2016

Thu, 26 May 2016 15:49:12 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

• To those wanting law and order in this country and burglars apprehended with the police numbers to catch them More >>

Budget-a big disappointment

Thu, 26 May 2016 15:43:47 +1200 | New Zealand Kindergartens

The government had the ideal opportunity to invest education dollars where it matters most, in early childhood education (ECE) but failed with its 2016 budget. More >>

Budget 2016 – Working Kiwis deserve a better life

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:50:48 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today the Minister of Finance, Bill English, has delivered the National Governments 8th consecutive Budget and working people are underwhelmed and disappointed. More >>

Extra support for students with special needs

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:28:39 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Budget 2016 delivers extra support to students who need it most, Education Minister Hekia Parata says. More >>

Extra support for most at-risk students

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:26:25 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Budget 2016 uses a Social Investment approach to direct an extra $43.2 million of operating funding over four years to schools educating about 150,000 students most at risk of educational failure, Education Minister Hekia Parata says.More >>


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