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Minister Looks For Ways To Avoid School `League Tables'

Minister Looks For Ways To Avoid School `League Tables'
Wellington, June 29 NZPA - Education Minister Anne Tolley says she is looking for ways to report national standards assessments without the information being used to create school "league tables".

One Woman With The Power Over Smacking An Ordinary Concerned Mum

Wellington, June 29 NZPA - The one woman with the power to halt the $9 million "anti-smacking" referendum is a "concerned" South Auckland married mother of two.

Labour Suggests Law Change To Overcome Education Impasse

Wellington, June 29 NZPA - The Labour Party is suggesting a law change to solve a problem that has set primary school principals against Education Minister Anne Tolley.

One Woman Has Power To Dump Referendum

One Woman Has Power To Dump Referendum
Wellington, June 28 NZPA - One woman has the power to halt the $9 million "anti-smacking" referendum.

Key Brushes Off Criticism That Rankin Is Defying Him

Key Brushes Off Criticism That Rankin Is Defying Him
Wellington, June 23 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key is brushing off criticism that Christine Rankin is defying him and undermining the Families Commission.

Pushing Dad At Centre Of Smacking Debate

Wellington, June 23 NZPA - The case of a man who repeatedly pushed his seven-year-old son over for refusing to play rugby has become a political football in the anti-smacking referendum debate.

Minister Spoke To Christine Rankin About Investigate Article

Minister Spoke To Christine Rankin About Investigate Article
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, June 23 NZPA - Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has spoken to families commissioner Christine Rankin about an interview she gave criticising the so-called anti-smacking law.

Rankin Should Resign Or Key Should Act Over Comments, Says Dunne

Rankin Should Resign Or Key Should Act Over Comments, Says Dunne
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, June 23 NZPA - Comments in a magazine article show Christine Rankin is campaigning against the so-called anti-smacking law and she should not remain a Families Commissioner, United Future leader Peter Dunne says.

Govt In Talks Over Referendum Clarity Bill

Wellington, June 22 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has called a referendum on so-called anti-smacking legislation ridiculous as his government looks at ways of tightening up wording of questions in future.

Referendum 'No' Vote Campaign Launched

Referendum 'No' Vote Campaign Launched
By Alastair Bull of NZPA Auckland, June 22 NZPA - Opponents of the so-called "anti-smacking" law say the Government would ignore a non-binding referendum on the legislation at its peril.