Site Updates - beehive.govt.nz - 18 Feb 2013
Posted: 15 Feb 2013 03:33 PM PST
Jonathan Coleman | Defence
Defence Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman is rejecting claims the NZDF Crib 20 rotation to Bamyan in Afghanistan, which suffered the loss of five lives, was inadequately trained. The NZ Herald reported today on a critical evaluation report written during CRIB 20’s pre-deployment training. “The NZDF prides itself on its professional standards. This rotation was assessed by the NZDF as trained to assume full operational duties in Bamyan,” said Dr Coleman. ...
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 09:21 PM PST
Hekia Parata | Pacific Island Affairs
Pacific Island Affairs and Education Minister Hekia Parata welcomes the first of a series of local workshops to inform Pacific families of the benefits of early childhood education (ECE) in Auckland this weekend. “We want to make sure that all Pacific families know that having our kids attend ECE improves future educational outcomes. To put it simply, if your child goes to ECE, they will do better at school,” says Ms Parata. ...