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More to come in Treasury's splurge on consultants

More to come in Treasury's splurge on consultants
Wellington, Oct 14 NZPA - Treasury accounts show that though the department's controversial spending on outside consultants soared in the year to June 30, from $2.037 million in 2009 to $5.542m in 2010 -- they had actually budgeted to spend a further couple of million dollars on consultants.

NZ seen as resource-rich country at policy forum

Wellington, Sept 20 NZPA - Presentations by Roderick Deane and Don Brash to a New Zealand Business Roundtable organised policy forum this month argued that New Zealand is a resource rich country and that exploration of Crown land should be allowed.

More teacher training for dealing with special needs kids likely

More teacher training for dealing with special needs kids likely
By Chris Ormond and Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, July 23 NZPA - Money could be put into improving teacher training so they were equipped to deal with special needs students, Associate Education Minister Heather Roy says.

90-day trial extension prompts debate

90-day trial extension prompts debate
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, July 20 NZPA - The ideological battle over the proposed extension of the 90-day trial period for new employees continued in Parliament today.

Universities committee concerned by jobs link

Universities committee concerned by jobs link
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, July 15 NZPA - New Zealand universities should not be downgraded to the status of employment agencies, the head of a group representing them says.

Linking funding could be counter-productive - Labour

Linking funding could be counter-productive - Labour
Wellington, July 15 NZPA - The Government's plan to link tertiary education funding to students getting jobs could be counter-productive, the Labour Party says.

Educators could "game the system" if funds linked to jobs

Educators could "game the system" if funds linked to jobs
By Matthew Backhouse of NZPA Wellington, July 14 NZPA - Tertiary educators could try to "game the system" if their funding was linked to students getting jobs, Labour 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.

Chris Carter likely to be back at Parliament tomorrow

Chris Carter likely to be back at Parliament tomorrow
Wellington, June 20 NZPA - As disgraced Labour MP Chris Carter prepares to return to Parliament his colleagues think it is time to move on. Mr Carter was put on indefinite stress leave after failing to front-up and apologise over his credit card spending as a minister.

Definition of frontline not needed - Ryall

Definition of frontline not needed - Ryall
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, June 16 NZPA - State Services Minister Tony Ryall refused to define frontline services today, telling a select committee there was no point as New Zealanders already knew.

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