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Members of Parliament will gather in the House today at 2pm, and after statements of condolence led by the Prime Minister, the House will adjourn for the day.

Members of Parliament will gather in the House at 2pm on Tuesday 19 March, and after statements of condolence led by the Prime Minister the House will adjourn for the day.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Education Minister Chris Hipkins have announced a major redevelopment of Ashburton College and Ellesmere College.

Planning has started for a major redevelopment of Wellington Girls’ College as Education Minister Chris Hipkins today unveiled ambitious expansion plans.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins have released the Government response to the Productivity Commission’s reports on Measuring and Improving State Sector Productivity.

Leaky buildings at Botany Downs Secondary College will be repaired, with a Government investment of $20 million, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.   

The government subsidised education and care of young children that takes place in the educator’s home or in the child’s home will become professionalised, to ensure better and more consistent quality, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.

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Education Minister Chris Hipkins today released wide-ranging proposals for strengthening vocational education so that school leavers get high quality training opportunities, employers get the skills they need and New Zealanders are better equipped for the changing nature of work.

The number of domestic students training at polytechnics and other training institutes fell by a staggering 23,190 between 2011 and 2017*, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today.

The previous National Government allowed New Zealand’s vocational education system to drift so badly it has let our businesses, our young people and our communities down, and is in need of a reset, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today.

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has agreed to a proposal from the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) to take over the Telford campus of the Taratahi Agricultural Centre.

Education Minister Chris Hipkins today announced six appointments and reappointments to the governing councils of tertiary education institutions.

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has declined Victoria University of Wellington Council’s application for a legal name change.

Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins today welcomed the 2018 State Sector SeniorPay Report, which shows pay increases for chief executives are slowing.

Two schools in the Tasman area and a College in Marlborough are in line for major improvements, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.

Education Minister Chris Hipkins today announced two appointments to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) Board.

Over $15 million will be invested to redevelop Mana College in Porirua, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced during a visit to the school this morning. 

All Government Ministers will for the first time release details of their internal and external meetings, Minister for State Services (Open Government) Chris Hipkins announced today.

New rates for the levy paid by international education providers balance their interests with the need to both promote the sector and address failures when they occur, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today.

Work to co-locate Marlborough Girls’ and Boys’ Colleges on a new site will begin in the New Year, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.

The number of chief executives in public service departments has for the first time exceeded 50 per cent.

Candidate nominations for seven members of the new Teaching Council Board are now open, with elections being held in March next year.

The Coalition Government’s first-year Fees Free policy is tracking well, with more than 50,000 people set to receive fees-free tertiary education this year, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today.