Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

Rod Donald – A Huge Loss for New Zealand

Rod Donald – A Huge Loss for New Zealand

QPEC members and supporters were deeply saddened at the news of the passing of the co-leader of the Green Party Rod Donald.

As well as his support for human rights and the environment Rod was a strong advocate for the most vulnerable members of our community.

He was a strong supporter of public education as the best approach to give every New Zealand child the very best opportunity in education. He gave his personal support to QPEC initiatives to get a better deal for children with special education needs.

New Zealand is all the poorer for the loss of a politician who led change rather than simply responded to it. In politics Rod breathed new life into much abused and undervalued words such as integrity, passion and commitment.

Our sympathy goes out to his family and to the Green Party.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>


Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>

ALSO:

Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Jenny Abrahamson's John & Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders, 1864-1891

This volume will be of interest to a range of readers interested in the South Island high country, New Zealand’s natural environment, and the history of science. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION