Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Karen Poutasi joins Network for Learning Board

Hon Nikki Kaye

Associate Minister of Education

24 June 2014 Media Statement
Karen Poutasi joins Network for Learning Board

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the appointment of Dr Karen Poutasi to the board of Network for Learning (N4L).

N4L is the Crown company responsible for the Government’s $211 million investment in a managed network for schools, which will provide quick and reliable internet complete with uncapped data, web filtering and network security services.

The company last week reached a milestone ahead of schedule with its 500thschool connection, and is on track to connect all participating schools to the managed network by the end of 2016.

“I am delighted that Dr Poutasi is joining the N4L Board,” says Ms Kaye. “N4L has a crucial role to play in the delivery of future-focused education.

“As a state sector expert with strong education connections, Dr Poutasi will complement N4L’s mix of directors, who between them have experience in the ICT, telecommunications and education sectors along with commercial, financial and legal expertise.”

Rick Shera, Linda Tame and Humphrey Wikeepa have been reappointed to the board.

Notes to editors

Dr Karen Poutasi of Paraparaumu has more than 25 years’ experience in the public sector, holding chief executive roles for almost 19 of these.

She is Chief Executive of the New Zealand Qualification Authority. Prior to that she was Director-General of Health for 11 years and is a former medical practitioner. She is the Chair of Basketball New Zealand, the New Zealand Committee for Harkness Fellowships, and is a member of the Ian Axford Fellowships Board.

Dr Poutasi received a CNZM for services to health in 2006. She has a strong understanding of public management and the implementation of government policy, with a particular interest in education and the Pasifika community.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Australia Deportations: English Relaxed On Immigration Centre Conditions

Labour's Annette King: “There have been numerous reports from inside these detention centres on just how bad conditions are... If they were being held in any other foreign jail, I imagine Mr English would be somewhat concerned. More>>


Schools: Achievement-Based Funding Would Be A Disaster

The Education Minister’s speech to the PPTA Conference raising the spectre of achievement data driving a new funding system would be disastrous, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More>>

  • Video Out-Link - PPTA Annual Conference 2015 on Livestream (Q+A dicussion suggests funding would be directed to less successful schools.)

  • ALSO:

    ECE Report:

    Key In NY: Prime Minister Addresses United Nations

    Prime Minister John Key has addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York, focusing on a call for action in Syria and on other conflicts, reform of the veto process and on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. More>>.


    Gordon Campbell: On The Lack Of Accountability Over Philip Smith

    In New Zealand, accountability is an exotic creature rarely glimpsed at ministerial level, or among senior management. The flight to Rio by the paedophile /murderer Philip John Smith/Traynor is no exception. More>>


    More On Corrections

    Gordon Campbell: On Putin’s Diplomatic Coup Over Syria

    There’s a simple historical precedent for what is occurring in Syria. During WWII, the Allies joined forces with a known butcher and tyrant – Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union – in order to defeat a greater evil, Nazi Germany… More>>


    Key 'Didn't Know': Brownlee Seeks Pandas In China

    While Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee is in China pushing a taxpayer funded deal to bring two pandas to New Zealand, the country’s military look set to be hit with a pay freeze, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. More>>


    Scoop Business: GCSB Willing To Extend Cyber-Attack Programme To Local ISPs

    The Government Communications Security Bureau’s ‘Cortex’ cyber-security programme has been successful in helping identify and mitigate a series of cyber attacks since its introduction and an extension to cover local internet service providers is still on the cards... More>>


    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news