NZEI Te Riu Roa National President Judith Nowotarski says she’s flabbergasted that the government is throwing more money at its woeful charter school experiment a week before the election and just days after revelations of mismanagement at a charter school in Northland.
"The ACT Party is thrilled at the government’s announcement of four new Kura Hourua Partnership schools." said ACT leader Jamie Whyte.
"Kura Hourua Partnership schools are designed to bring committed people into educating our most vulnerable New Zealanders.
Christchurch City Council’s decision to lease its social housing to a separate entity will secure the service for tenants and grow it into the future, says Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck.
By approving four new charter schools the government is being reckless with public money and careless with our kids.
PPTA president Angela Roberts said the announcement of the new schools was "totally irresponsible" and would come at a huge cost to the existing school network.
Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed Christchurch City Council’s ratification of the Christchurch Housing Accord which will enable further housing initiatives to assist the city’s recovery.
Partnership Schools/Kura Hourua Authorisation Board Chair Catherine Isaac has welcomed the announcement of a further four new Partnership Schools.
The New Zealand Law Society has published responses from 12 parties contesting the General Election to five questions on legal and justice policies.
The responses are summarised in a special feature in the latest issue of the Law Society’s fortnightly LawTalk magazine.
NgÄtiwai Treaty Claims Committee co-chair Kris MacDonald says it is time to acknowledge the efforts of the Iwi leadership in the past after the submissions period for the Deed of Mandate (DoM) closed last Saturday, 6 September.
The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party announced its regulatory policy today, calling for a new Ministry of Cannabis.
The new regulatory authority would be established at a cost of $10 million according to ALCP's shadow budget.
Mineral exploration received a boost this week with the government investing $4 million in a four-year research project to improve the knowledge and understanding of New Zealand’s gold deposits.
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s long term planning is well underway and a list of six strategic priorities has been drafted.
Hawke’s Bay people will have the opportunity to consider this list over the next few weeks.
John Key is so out of touch with the working poor in New Zealand he underestimated the number of children in poverty by more than 70,000, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says.
"A cursory read of Federated Farmers 2014 election manifesto shows their key policy aspiration was nothing much new, but perhaps that’s to be expected from an apolitical lobby group, not a political party " ACT primary industry spokesman and former Federated Farmers president Don Nicolson says<
Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced the Government has signed contracts to open four new Partnership Schools in 2015.
Rogue gardening contractors dumping vegetation in public parks, including a cemetery, face a $400 instant fine if caught - and Auckland Council is asking the public to help identify the culprits.
"The ACT Party will make scrapping the Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) a high priority during negotiations with National post election" said Robin Grieve, Joint Primary Industry Spokesperson.
By ACT Leader Dr Jamie Whyte.
ACT is and always has been the pro-immigration party.
ACT continues to be a pro-immigration party honouring our heritage as a nation of immigrants and the contribution that they make to our society.
"As poverty has ballooned out of control, the Predators on Poverty have emerged to suck the lifeblood from whole families and communities" said MANA Movement leader and Tai Tokerau MP, Hone Harawira.
The National Government has shown it is bereft of new ideas for primary industries and is unable to provide the leadership these sectors so desperately need, Labour’s Primary Industries spokesperson Damien O’Connor says.
Compare Credit Cards - Independent interest rate and fees comparisons for New Zealand banks.