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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.

Schools lacking in special needs education, report says

Schools lacking in special needs education, report says
Wellington, July 23 NZPA - The Education Review Office (ERO) has recommended boosting the ability of schools to have more inclusive programmes for special needs pupils after finding many schools are lacking in them.

Labour's loan shark bill defeated

Labour's loan shark bill defeated
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - The Government has killed a bill that would have regulated loan sharks and capped the interest rates they charge.

Praise for consumer law discussion document

Praise for consumer law discussion document
Wellington, June 15 NZPA - The Food and Grocery Council has welcomed the release of a discussion document on plans to review and rationalise consumer law. Consumer Affairs Minister Heather Roy said yesterday the discussion document focused on a "one law one door" policy.

Consumer law discussion document released

Consumer law discussion document released
Wellington, June 14 NZPA - The Consumer Affairs Ministry has released a discussion document on plans to review and rationalise consumer law. Consumer Affairs Minister Heather Roy said the consumer law reform discussion document focused on a "one law one door" policy.

Submissions summary released on Defence Force review

Submissions summary released on Defence Force review
Wellington, June 11 NZPA - Public submissions on the long-term future of the Defence Force have been assessed and the "Defence White Paper" review is scheduled to be complete by the end of September.

Private schools to get legislation makeover

Private schools to get legislation makeover
Wellington, May 14 NZPA - The Government will use recommendations made in a Law Commission report to modernise some of the laws regulating private schools, says Associate Education Minister Heather Roy.

Liquor law report polarising for stakeholders

Liquor law report polarising for stakeholders
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, April 27 NZPA - A flood of responses to a Law Commission report recommending sweeping changes to liquor laws appears to confirm a commission comment about the issue being a social battleground.

Politicians express saddened at Anzac Day deaths

Politicians express saddened at Anzac Day deaths
Wellington, April 25 NZPA - The deaths of three Air Force crew in an Anzac Day helicopter crash is shocking and saddening, Prime Minister John Key says.

PM and other leaders express saddened at Anzac Day deaths

PM and other leaders express saddened at Anzac Day deaths
Wellington, April 25 NZPA - The deaths of three Air Force crew in an Anzac Day helicopter crash is shocking and saddening, Prime Minister John Key says.

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