Protestors (Aniversary of Invasion of Iraq)
March 19 2005: Protestors (Aniversary of Invasion of
Reports of 50-100 protestors at US Embassy, Auckland
City. Protest in relation to Aniversary of invasion of
Iraq. Also protests outside ANZ Bank, cnr Queen and
Victoria streets. Other protests in Downtown Ak City
No major incidents, with 3 arrests
Protestors dispersed shortly after midday.
by: Inspector Scott Webb
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End Of National Standards
Today the Minister of Education announced that the Government has stopped the controversial National Standards system of assessment and declared them an arbitrary measure which did not raise children's achievement as the previous Government intended.
"This is such a win for all the principals who never believed in national standards and who, for the past decade, have argued for what is morally right for our nation's young people and their learning," said Cormick. More>>