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Showcasing Communities of Learning on an international stage

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:51:40 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Showcasing Communities of Learning on an international stage Education Minister Hekia Parata is travelling to the United Kingdom, to talk with international experts about the biggest change to New Zealand’s education system in 30 years. Ms Parata will ...More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews James Shaw

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:48:54 +1300 | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews James Shaw Headlines: Labour and the Green Party have launched a joint set of ‘Budget Responsibility Rules’. But despite Labour promising no tax increases, Greens co-leader James Shaw says his party hasn’t settled ...More >>

Funding slashes in early childhood education astounding

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:56:10 +1300 | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) says that, if accurate, new research quantifying slashes to funding for early childhood education (ECE) is astounding. More >>

A responsible Budget = spending more on public services

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:36:43 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"The Budget Responsibility Rules announced by Labour and the Greens today demonstrates a commitment to maintaining much needed Government spending. But more investment is needed," said CTU President, Richard Wagstaff.More >>

Every child deserves quality early childhood education

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:52:49 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party today reaffirmed its commitments to properly fund quality early childhood education and ensure that all teachers working in early childhood centres are appropriately qualified and registered, says Labour’s Education spokesperson ...More >>

More space needed for industry training in report

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:57:46 +1300 | Careerforce

Industry training should play greater role in preparing New Zealand school-leavers for the workforce, says the head of Industry Training Organisation, Careerforce. More >>

Green MP supporting NZ’s youngest citizens

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:32:45 +1300 | Green Party

“Early childhood education (ECE) is relied upon by many families, and those families should be able to trust that their kids are being properly educated and looked after,” Green Party education spokesperson Catherine Delahunty said today.More >>

Thorndon School benefits from National’s investment

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:31:19 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Thorndon School’s $9 million redevelopment is a good example of National’s ongoing commitment to improving local schools, National’s Wellington Central candidate Nicola Willis says.More >>

MPs asked to Have a Heart

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:35:07 +1300 | New Zealand Educational Institute

Hundreds of heartfelt messages from children all over New Zealand will be delivered to Parliament on Thursday, as MPs are asked to sign a pledge to restore quality and funding to Early Childhood Education.More >>

Ceremony to mark $9m Thorndon School redevelopment

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:28:45 +1300 | New Zealand Government

A ceremony at lunchtime today will usher in the construction phase of the $9 million redevelopment of Thorndon School in Wellington, says Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye.More >>

Green Party practical joke on millennials voted down

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:34:43 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

“ACT is glad to see a stunt bill by the Green Party rejected by parliament,” says ACT Leader David Seymour, “Perhaps now we can focus on the real issues that have put housing out of reach for young New Zealanders.”More >>

Hughes Bill Reckless For Students - Dunne

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:13:21 +1300 | United Future NZ Party

Hughes Bill Reckless For Students - Dunne   UnitedFuture leader, Hon Peter Dunne, has voted against the Student Loan Scheme (First Home Repayment Diversion) Amendment Bill this afternoon.   "This is a reckless Bill from the same party that has ...More >>

Prime Minister’s $1 million science prizes presented

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:02:26 +1300 | PM's Science Prizes

The 2016 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes, which provide a total of $1 million across five categories, have been presented in Wellington today. More >>

Urban students go beyond the farm gate

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:59:51 +1300 | Careers New Zealand

Today up to seventy Year 10 students from six Hawke’s Bay secondary schools will attend the Hawke’s Bay “Behind the Farm Gate” Industry Big Day Out in Patoka. More >>

OECD & Productivity Commission Report: The Missing Link

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:35:48 +1300 | NZ Manufacturers and Exporters Association

Today, the Productivity Commission published its final report on the Tertiary Sector. At the same time, the OECD Environmental Performance Review of New Zealand strongly highlighted the need for a fundamental change in our approach to building wealth ...More >>

Radical recommendations no roadmap for tertiary education

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:53:58 +1300 | Green Party

The Green Party says the Productivity Commission’s tertiary education recommendations would be a radical ideological experiment with a whole generation of students. More >>

Opportunities lost as government ignores expertise

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:08:55 +1300 | PPTA

The government has ignored children, parents, teachers and other education experts by only making minor and technical changes to the Education (Update) Amendment Bill. This is not a good way to create legislation, and is a lost opportunity to take proactive ...More >>

My future - By Khalais Waerea

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:42:01 +1300 | Khalais Waerea

So, I’m in my last year of high school, an exciting yet daunting part of my life. Exciting in the sense that I become an adult, somewhat free of the ropes that have been wrapped around me my whole life, and daunting in the sense that I can’t run ...More >>

Ed. Collective Warns of Financial Peril following Report

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:36:32 +1300 | Ed. Collective

Ed Collective, a social enterprise advocating for better learning experiences in New Zealand warns that generations of Kiwis could face long-term financial peril as the Productivity Commission recommends the introduction of interest on student ...More >>

Free Press: ACT’s regular bulletin

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:27:19 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

RMA Schemozzle Continues The Resource Management Legislation has hit the wall, with the Māori Party severely overplaying their hand. More >>


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