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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.

Dunne bewildered over Govt slowness on driving age

Dunne bewildered over Govt slowness on driving age
(0400 please) Wellington, April 16 NZPA - United Future leader Peter Dunne is at a loss to explain why the Government has been so slow to implement a lift in the driving age from 15 to 16.

Labour to back Govt's lift in driving age to 16

Labour to back Govt's lift in driving age to 16
Wellington, April 15 NZPA - The driving age is certain to be raised to 16 after Labour confirmed today it would back the Government's decision to approve the move.

Driving age to raise to 16-years

Driving age to raise to 16-years
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, April 15 NZPA - The driving age looks certain to be raised to 16 years-old following Cabinet approval of the move.

OECD team to look at national standards

OECD team to look at national standards
Wellington, March 24 NZPA - An OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) review team will visit New Zealand this year to assess its education system, including national standards which have been introduced in primary and intermediate schools.

Students Worry About Tertiary Changes

Students Worry About Tertiary Changes
Wellington, March 10 NZPA - Students are concerned at plans to link university funding to academic success, University Student Association co-president David Do says.

Tertiary Providers' Funding Linked To Pass Rates

Tertiary Providers' Funding Linked To Pass Rates
By Maggie Tait of NZPA

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