- Associate Minister
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary

The Government’s Apprenticeship Boost programme has reached a significant milestone, supporting over 50,000 apprentices to move into or retain their trade, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Minister of Education Chris Hipkins and Minister for Social Development and Employment Carmel Sepuloni announced today.

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern Rt Hon Chris Hipkins Hon Carmel Sepuloni

It’s a pleasure to be here today in person “ka nohi ke te ka nohi, face to face as we look back on a very challenging two years when you as Principals, as leaders in education, have pivoted, and done what you needed to do, under challenging circumstances for your students and Staff, acknowledging your leadership, and courage.

Hon Aupito William Sio

The past two and a half years have been challenging for all of us, and especially for you as our educators. You have done amazing work during the COVID pandemic to support our children’s learning, whether in class or at home.

Hon Jan Tinetti