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Soil Tests Reveal No Safety Issues

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:26:51 +1200 | Wellington Kindergartens

Wellington Kindergartens says recent soil tests at Pukerua Bay Kindergarten show there are no safety concerns after the removal of a small amount of asbestos from the grounds last month.More >>

International honours for Māori researchers

Fri, 4 Apr 2014 15:49:45 +1300 | The Maori Party

The Māori Party congratulates the two Māori recipients of prestigious AERA Fellowships that are being presented in Philadelphia today to Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith of Ngāti Awa and Ngāti Porou, and Distinguished Professor Graham Hingangaroa Smith ...More >>

Further asbestos testing scheduled

Wed, 2 Apr 2014 16:52:40 +1300 | Wellington Kindergartens

Wellington Kindergartens is undertaking further tests of the soil around Pukerua Bay Kindergarten after small pieces of asbestos were found in the grounds last week. The area was immediately cordoned off and the asbestos was removed last Thursday ...More >>

Au Pair Link receives top award from Heart Foundation

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:31:40 +1300 | Au Pair Link

Au Pair Link has been awarded the top Pā Harakeke (Gold/Flourishing) Healthy Heart Award for each of its five Auckland licences - the first home-based education provider to ever receive the accolade.More >>

The Nation: Flavell Transcript

Sat, 22 Mar 2014 15:11:16 +1300 | The Nation

Simon Shepherd: Nine months into your leadership, how different is the Maori party under you? More >>

Strong Support for Festival of Education

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:02:59 +1300 | Christchurch Festival of Education

More than 50 Christchurch schools, universities, Early Childhood Education providers and industry organisations will be represented in the workshops, performances and presentations at this weekend’s Christchurch Festival of Education.More >>

Childcare Centre Makes Huge Contribution to Environment

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:48:29 +1300 | The Nappy Lady

Child’s Wonder Daycare centre in Papamoa has become Tauranga’s most forward thinking Early Childhood Education Centre. More >>

Snapshot study confirms WiFi in schools is safe

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:04:51 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Associate Minister of Health Jo Goodhew has welcomed a Ministry of Health report which has confirmed WiFi in schools does not pose a health risk to children or staff, with exposures many thousands of times lower than the relevant standard.More >>

League leads education initiative

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:01:42 +1300 | New Zealand Rugby League

Best known for its exploits on the field, NZ Rugby League has an exciting opportunity to showcase its programmes in the community over the next two weeks. More >>

Minister plays the blame game

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:30:48 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Minister of Education, Hekia Parata must take responsibility for the Te Pataka Ohanga debacle, said Labour’s Māori Education Spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta. More >>

Rotorua to create district e-learning community

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:06:31 +1300 | Excel Rotorua

Principals are establishing a Rotorua-wide e-learning community that aims to have internet connectivity across the district and to equip all students with personal learning devices.More >>

Kindergarten featured at regional Festivals of Education

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:03:41 +1300 | New Zealand Kindergartens

Kindergarten will feature at the Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury Festivals of Education being organised by the Ministry of Education. The Festivals of Education coincide with the OECD International Summit on the Teaching Profession hosted in ...More >>

Last straw: Hekia Parata must go

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:32:49 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key must relieve Hekia Parata of the Education portfolio for breaching her assurances to the New Zealand people over the allegations surrounding Te Pataka Ohanga, says Labour Leader David Cunliffe.More >>

Te Kohanga Reo happy with Ministerial report

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:10:32 +1300 | Te Kohanga Reo National Trust Board

The Kohanga Reo National Trust Board members are gratified by the results of the report commissioned by the Minister of Education, Hon Hekia Parata, into the board’s use of public funds. More >>

The Whitewash didn’t wash and now they’ve finally acted

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:00:52 +1300 | Green Party

Moves to call in the SFO over spending by the Kohanga Trust or its subsidiary are months too late and show the Government realises its whitewash over the funding fiasco has failed to wash with the public, the Green Party said today.More >>

Kōhanga Reo Non-Probe Already Evident

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:28:30 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to media reports that the Government has referred the commercial arm of the Kohanga Reo National Trust to the Serious Fraud Office following new allegations received in the last 12 hours, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ ...More >>

A New Broom Needed to Sweep the Pathway for Kohanga

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:26:54 +1300 | Mana Party

“Two years ago the Waitangi Tribunal found that successive governments had breached the Treaty of Waitangi by systemically failing to fund and support Kōhanga Reo’s Māori language strategy, and called on government to apologise for its failings ...More >>

Independent audit into Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:23:53 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Release of independent audit into Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Minister of Education, Dr Pita Sharples have released the independent review of Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust, which shows the Trust’s ...More >>

Government Inquiry on Pasifika Languages in ECE Falls Short

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:30:57 +1300 | Auckland Languages Strategy Group

The Auckland Languages Strategy Group says the Government’s Report on the Select Committee Inquiry into Pasifika Languages in Early Childhood Education falls short of any strategy for effective best evidence action into the future. More >>

Prime Minister’s Awards seek excellent educators

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:05:27 +1300 | Ministry of Education

Groups involved in education are being urged to enter the inaugural Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards which celebrate great work being done in communities around the country.More >>


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