New Zealand China FTA negotiations Continue
28 July 2006
Media Advisory: New Zealand China FTA
The 8th round of negotiations
for a New Zealand China Free Trade Agreement will take place
in Beijing during the week beginning 31 July 2006.
inter-government negotiating team is led by David Walker of
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
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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>>