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Knife measures seen as a cut above

Knife measures seen as a cut above
Wellington, June 6 NZPA - Government moves to tighten up on knife crime are positive, clinical psychologist Ian Lambie says, while calling for more research to be done into reasons people carry them as weapons.

Knives out for youths

Knives out for youths
Wellington, June 5 NZPA - The Government is moving to increase maximum sentences for knife-related offences while beefing up education and placing restrictions on the sale of knives, Justice Minister Simon Power announced today.

Tolley to face opposition from principals over standards

Tolley to face opposition from principals over standards
Wellington, July 2 NZPA - Principals with concerns over the national standards should contact the Education Ministry or the minister herself, not issue media statements, Education Minister Anne Tolley says.

Demand for tertiary study likely to fall, says Joyce

Demand for tertiary study likely to fall, says Joyce
Wellington, June 23 NZPA - Demand for tertiary education study is likely to fall away as the recession eases and tougher criteria is placed on students, Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce says.

Lack of wealth blamed for education spending

Lack of wealth blamed for education spending
Wellington, May 14 NZPA - New Zealand's relatively low wealth is being blamed for international statistics showing New Zealand's education spending among the lowest in the developed world.

Sue Kedgley presents petition on junk food in schools

Sue Kedgley presents petition on junk food in schools
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, March 24 NZPA - The Education Ministry was criticised today for tailoring its advice on the effect of nutrition on kids' learning to the new Government.

Maori Language Agency Merger Mooted

Maori Language Agency Merger Mooted
Wellington, March 17 NZPA - The idea of merging the various agencies responsible for promoting the Maori language has found some favour amongst them.

Redundancies Inevitable At Education Ministry

Redundancies Inevitable At Education Ministry
Wellington, March 11 NZPA - Some redundancies are inevitable at the Education Ministry as it seeks to prune $25 million from its $441 million budget, Education Secretary Karen Sewell said today.

Cost Cuts Raise Education Quality Concerns

Cost Cuts Raise Education Quality Concerns
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, March 10 NZPA - Funding cuts within the Education Ministry will negatively impact on education quality as a result of less research and less teacher and curriculum development, says Labour's education spokesman Trevor Mallard.

Job Losses Likely In Education

Job Losses Likely In Education
Wellington, March 10 NZPA - Jobs will go at the Education Ministry as it seeks to find $25 million in savings. Education Minister Anne Tolley said the ministry would "reshape" its role, size and focus and there would be staff reductions in low priority areas.

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