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Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins has today welcomed the appointment of Helene Quilter as Deputy State Services Commissioner.
Families of secondary students will no longer have to pay fees for NCEA and NZ Scholarship, in one of a raft of changes announced today to strengthen the qualification and pave the way for more young people to succeed.
The Government has made good progress towards eliminating the gender pay gap in starting salaries for the same roles in the public service, Minister of State Services, Chris Hipkins and Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter announced today.
Minister of Education Chris Hipkins today introduced a Supplementary Order Paper to amend the process for changing the name of New Zealand universities under the Education Act 1989.
The Government has agreed on a set of principles to guide how government agencies and the Crown responds to the Royal Commission into historical abuse in state care and in the care of faith-based institutions.
The Government has offered primary and secondary school teachers $1.2 billion worth of pay rises and other improvements to their terms and conditions which go a considerable way towards addressing teachers’ concerns, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.
The Government is pumping more resources into addressing the long term challenge of teacher shortages in our schools by training or supporting 3280 additional teachers over the next four years, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.
Former Macleans College student Yang Fan Yun has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for Academic Excellence at the New Zealand Qualifications Authority’s annual Top Scholar Award ceremony.
The World of WearableArt (WOW), one of New Zealand’s most iconic creative companies, is set to discover some of the best young creative design talent from Showquest for the first time this year, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.
Minister of Education Chris Hipkins has announced $9 million to build more classrooms at six schools around the country with increasing student rolls.
Kelston Deaf Education Centre in Auckland, and van Asch Deaf Education Centre in Christchurch, will merge and form one national school and network of services for children and students who are deaf or hard of hearing, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.
Ministerial Diary March 2019
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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.
Ministerial Diary February 2019
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.
Ministerial diary January 2019
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.