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4 February, 2016

Exciting Mānuka honey scheme launched

A new initiative to boost the mānuka honey industry in Northland and provide educational and employment opportunities has been launched today at Northland College by Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell, Education Minister Hekia Parata and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

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3 February, 2016

School Network Upgrade Project completed

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that all state and state-integrated schools have received upgrades to core on-site IT infrastructure, such as cabling and wiring, to enable them to access high-quality, high-speed internet for learning.

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1 February, 2016

School year begins for 750,000 students

Education Minister Hekia Parata has wished children and young people well as they prepare to pick up their school bags and head to school this week.

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28 January, 2016

New $6m block for Khandallah School, Wellington

The Government will invest $6 million in a new nine-classroom block at Khandallah School in Wellington, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.

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28 January, 2016

Partnership school agreement terminated

Education Minister Hekia Parata, together with Parliamentary Under-Secretary David Seymour, has terminated the agreement under which the Ngā Parirau Mātauranga Charitable Trust runs a partnership school at Whangaruru in Northland.

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31 December, 2015

NY Honours recognise service to education

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata have congratulated the twelve New Zealanders who are recipients of New Year’s Honours for their services to education.

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18 December, 2015

Nearly 100 significant school property projects progress over holidays

Classes may have stopped but the Government’s investment means lots of building work will be happening in schools over the holidays, with around 100 significant projects of over $3 million each currently on the go, says Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye.

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16 December, 2015

Proposal to terminate agreement

Education Minister Hekia Parata has advised the Ngā Parirau Mātauranga Charitable Trust that she proposes to terminate the agreement under which it runs a partnership school at Whangaruru.

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15 December, 2015

Public has its say on future of education

Education Minister Hekia Parata says she is delighted so many members of the public have taken the opportunity to have their say on the future of education.

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14 December, 2015

$12.3m to redevelop two Wellington schools

The Government will invest $12.3 million to redevelop two more Wellington schools, Newtown School and Ngaio School, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.

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13 December, 2015

New public private partnership for schools

The Government intends to build and maintain six new schools around New Zealand using a public private partnership (PPP), Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.

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11 December, 2015

$8.5m redevelopment for Kelburn Normal School, Wellington

The Government will invest $8.5 million redeveloping Kelburn Normal School in Wellington, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.

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10 December, 2015

Research to improve student outcomes

Education Minister Hekia Parata says six new research projects granted funding for the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative will benefits teachers and students for years to come.

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8 December, 2015

Education Legislation Bill passes first reading

Education Minister Hekia Parata says parents, school boards, students and home-based early childhood education providers will all benefit from the increased flexibility proposed by the Education Legislation Bill, which had its first reading today.

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8 December, 2015

Microsoft deal opens up new world of learning in our schools

A new agreement with Microsoft will reduce IT complexity for schools and enhance access to the online world for students, enabling them to learn anywhere, any time and on any device, says Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye.

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8 December, 2015

NCEA credits for driver licences

Students are to be given the chance to earn NCEA credits by obtaining driver licences, Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss announced today.

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7 December, 2015

One more week to have a say on Education Act

With a week to go until submissions close, Education Minister Hekia Parata is encouraging all those with an interest in education to have say on the update of the 1989 Education Act.

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3 December, 2015

Special Education Update findings released

Education Minister Hekia Parata has today released the findings of 156 Special Education Update engagement forums held by the Ministry of Education with over 3,650 people across New Zealand, including parents, families and educators.

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3 December, 2015

Celebration of milestones in digital learning

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that around 90 per cent of schools are now connected to the $211 million N4L Managed Network, and she also released an outline of work underway to harness the power of digital technologies to transform teaching and learning.

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2 December, 2015

Extra $12m for two Auckland schools to address roll growth

The scope of redevelopments already planned for two Auckland schools has been expanded prior to work starting, to accommodate further roll growth, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.

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27 November, 2015

Blenheim schools congratulated

Education Minister Hekia Parata today congratulated Blenheim’s 18 primary schools, one intermediate and two high schools on becoming the first Community of Learning to agree on the achievement challenges that will drive collaboration between the schools.

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27 November, 2015

Marlborough colleges to co-locate

Marlborough Boys’ and Girls’ Colleges are to be co-located on a new site in a development costing up to $63 million that will equip them with state-of-the-art buildings and technology, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.

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26 November, 2015

Education Legislation Bill 2015 introduced

Education Minister Hekia Parata says the Education Legislation Bill 2015 introduced today will amend eight statutes to improve administrative and governance arrangements for educational entities and funding organisations across the education sector.

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26 November, 2015

Southland to get new Trades Academy

A brand new Trades Academy will open in Southland next year, meaning secondary school students in every region of the country will now have the opportunity to gain practical skills while studying towards NCEA credits and tertiary qualifications, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.

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26 November, 2015

Turakina Māori Girls’ College to close

Education Minister Hon Hekia Parata has announced that Turakina Māori Girls’ College will close on 27 January 2016.

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25 November, 2015

Interim Redcliffs decision announced

Education Minister Hekia Parata has made an interim decision to close Redcliffs School in Christchurch because of ongoing concern about the unstable cliff behind the school.

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24 November, 2015

Study confirms NZ’s commitment to education

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata have welcomed a new report showing that New Zealand invests a larger portion of its public spending in education than all but a handful of other OECD countries.

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23 November, 2015

$250,000 to Centre for education leadership

A Centre for Education Leadership Excellence is to be established to build leadership across the education system, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.

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21 November, 2015

Education experts to convene in Auckland

Education experts and policy makers from 12 countries are about to gather in Auckland for a three day summit devoted to meeting the needs of students in a rapidly changing world, says Education Minister Hekia Parata.

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20 November, 2015

$6m rebuild for Te Wharekura o Maniapoto, Te Kuiti

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that around $6 million will be invested to redevelop Te Wharekura o Maniapoto, near Te Kuiti, Waikato.

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