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


Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>

Howard Davis: Benjamin Ree's The Painter and The Thief

The Norwegian filmmaker had long been fascinated by art thieves who commit high-stakes crimes with a delicate touch when a chance Google search in 2015 uncovered a botched heist in Oslo. More>>

Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

Howard Davis: Byrneing Down the House - Spike Lee's American Utopia

Lee does an admirable job capturing Byrne's stunning live performance of his latest album, but the real star of the show is the staging. More>>

Howard Davis: The Phoenix Foundation Friend Ship Tour Docks in Wellington

A sense of local pride was certainly running high at the Opera House on Saturday night, as the lads ran through a tasty little set drawn mostly from their latest album Friend Ship (splash out for Xmas on the shocking pink extra-thick vinyl edition). More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland