Rt Hon Chris Hipkins
Give yourselves a pat on the back, New Zealand.
An addition to the education and training amendment bill will help make the early education sector sustainable, of higher quality and more diverse, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says.
The Government has today released the Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry report and is starting work on developing a new, independent, survivor-focused redress system.
A further 23 schools are set to benefit from the Government’s investment in short-term roll growth classrooms across New Zealand, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.
Nine southern African countries are being added to the very high risk countries list following public health advice around the newly discovered COVID-19 variant Omicron, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said.
Fully vaccinated New Zealanders will find it easier to come home from January 2022, with foreign nationals to follow from April onwards, as the Government removes the requirement for MIQ for most travellers, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today.
Businesses and events will be set for summer, with the free NZ Pass Verifier app to scan and verify My Vaccine Passes now available to download.
New Zealanders will soon be able to access a second type of COVID-19 vaccine, Minister for COVID-19 Response Chris Hipkins said.
The Government is ensuring schools can have the time and space they need to look after students and staff by easing the timelines for the national curriculum and assessment programmes.
Some of the lowest paid workers in government will be moved to the living wage, with a direction to extend it to contractors in the cleaning, catering and security guard sectors.
Counties Manukau DHB has reached 90 percent first doses today, meaning all three Auckland DHBs have now crossed the 90 percent threshold for first doses, a key milestone on the path to Auckland opening up.
Following two unlinked community cases reported in the Far North, the north of the region will move to Alert Level 3 from 11:59 tonight.
Healthy Active Learning is a joint initiative between Sport NZ and the Ministries of Health and Education that has been implemented across more than 300 schools and kura since last year.
Auckland children and young people will be supported by the Government to get back on track with their learning for the rest of this year and into 2022.