Education Headlines

Special relationship remembered on Everest anniversary

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Minister for Ethnic Communities, Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, has remembered the special relationship between New Zealand and Nepal on the anniversary of the first ascent of Mt Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Read more »

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Bill English

Press Release – The Nation

Headlines: Finance Minister blames Auckland Council for housing shortage, saying it is responsible for land, housing and infrastructure supply in the city, while government provides rental subsidies. Read more »

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Grant Robertson

Press Release – The Nation

Headlines: Robertson commits Labour to helping Auckland Council fund infrastructure for more housing and says its willing to borrow to do so (NB Bill Englishs interview on The Nation, saying its Auckland Councils job) Read more »

Majority of schools will get funding increase

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Most schools will receive funding increases as a result of the Budget 2016 decision to target discretionary funding to schools teaching students most at risk of under-achievement, Education Minister Hekia Parata says. Read more »

Peters: Farmers Must Reject Being National’s Doormat

Speech – New Zealand First Party

Twenty-eight years ago, the late David Lange said: “Farming is a sunset industry and manufacturing and tourism will take its place.” Read more »

Hito Farewells Longstanding CEO

Press Release – HITO

New Zealand Hair and Beauty Industry Training Organisation (HITO) Chair Dr Flora Gilkison today announced the resignation of longstanding CEO Erica Cumming. Dr Gilkison expressed the appreciation of the Board, staff and representatives across the hair … Read more »

May update from the Southern Partnership Group

Press Release – Southern District Health Board

The Southern Partnership Group (SPG) is continuing to meet with key local stakeholders and is progressing planning for the redevelopment of Dunedin Hospital. Read more »

Historic telescope will return stargazing to city

Press Release – University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury (UC) Foundation charity aims to bring back a piece of Christchurchs astronomical heritage by restoring the Townsend Teece Telescope to the city centre. Read more »

50th Anniversary Celebration Of Sir Ed’s First Hospital

Press Release – Himalayan Trust

Fifty years after Sir Edmund Hillary built a hospital in the remote, mountain village of Kunde, the first hospital in the Everest region of Nepal, New Zealanders will join local health professionals and the community in Kunde to celebrate 50 years … Read more »

$761.4m for an Innovative New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is making a major investment in growing innovation in Budget 2016, through the Innovative New Zealand package to encourage entrepreneurship, skills and economic growth. Read more »

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