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Friday, September 22, 2017

Teachers speak up about National Standards

National Standards is still one of the most contentious issues in primary education. The Labour Party have said that they’ll rescind National’s centrepiece education policy from the 2008 election should they find themselves in the big office after September 23 this year.

UCSA presidents’ advice for Bill and Jacinda

Politicians looking to reach young voters in the last days before the election might want to take the advice of a couple of successful University of Canterbury leaders. 

Education – Convince Leighton

Leighton faces off against Labour candidate Naisi Chen on education - Can Leighton be convinced?

Greens want te reo Māori in all schools by 2030

The Green Party has unveiled a $165 million plan to make te reo Māori a compulsory subject in all schools by 2030.

Opinion: Matthew Rhodes – Labour’s student bribe will restrict university places

The Labour Party's latest election lolly is free tertiary education. They want to give students three "free" years of full-time study, with the first year becoming zero fees from next year.

Stocktake of policies on te reo Māori in schools

It is Te Wiki o te reo Maori (Maori Language week) and just ten days until the general election. In light of the week’s theme Kia Ora te Reo Maori – Let the Maori Language live, we examine each of the political parties policy on te reo Maori.

What would New Zealand education look like under a National government?

In the final of Education Central's interview series about political parties' education policies, JUDE BARBACK talks to Education Minister Nikki Kaye about National's plans for education.

Compulsory parenting classes for parents of truant kids

The ACT party has today announced a new youth justice policy that will see parents facing stronger consequences for their children’s truancy and offending including compulsory parenting classes and increased fines.

Election 2017: how do the parties’ education policies stack up?

Choosing your preferred education policy this year comes down to how far you trust teachers.

Voters face tough choice between National and Labour education priorities

Voters face a tough choice in this election between starkly different education priorities from our two main parties.

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GJ Gardiner donates profits from house sales to Big Buddy

Profits from the sale of two houses - one in Hamilton and one in Pukekohe - have been donated by construction company G.J Gardiner to Big Buddy - a New Zealand charity that partners fatherless boys with a positive male role model.