Update for Parents from the Ministry of Education
Update for Parents from the Ministry of
All schools and early childhood education
services in Christchurch city are closed until further
In the Selwyn and Waimakariri Districts, 42
schools and 52 early childhood education services are open.
More plan to open as the week goes on. Greenpark School and
Tai Tapu School will remain closed until further notice.
Parents should contact individual schools and early
childhood services to see if they are open or plan to open.
The Ministry of Education’s website provides an
up-to-date list of which schools and facilities are open or
planning to open. You can find it at wwwmoe.govt.nz. The Ministry is also
running a helpline on 0800 225
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On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney
Ridiculous reported comments on RNZ this morning by Trade Minister Tim Groser, as he sought to dampen down concerns about the leaked draft of the IP chapter of ther Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations. According to Groser, ‘extreme’ positions are common at the outset of negotiations, and these get whittled down over the course of negotiations. Fine.
Except that we’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations.
Still, Groser did promise that the cost of medicines would not rise as a result of the TPP trade deal. Great. But this is not what politicians in other countries are saying. More>>