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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Māori language immersion shows the way in international study

The example of Māori language immersion expertise in a new international study will help other programmes around the world lift their game, say University of Canterbury academics. 

Mumps isolation only applies to Waipukurau School for now

Hawke's Bay DHB is sending mumps information to all schools and early childhood centres in Central Hawke's Bay, but only isolating non-immune adults and children who may have been in contact with an infected child at Waipukurau School.

Griffiths & Associates’ work on Hora Hora School highly commended

Griffiths & Associates senior project manager Ben Tomason's work behind the scenes on the construction of a new $7 million, 10 classroom block at Hora Hora School has earned him a Highly Commended award in the 2017 NZ Institute of Building Awards for Excellence.

Endeavour Fund to invest $248m in research

Funding has been awarded for 68 new science research projects that will benefit New Zealand environmentally, economically, and socially.

Kiwi students pay seventh-highest fees in OECD

New Zealand tertiary students are paying the seventh-highest fees in the developed world, a new report says.

Central Otago schools to be redeveloped

The Ministry of Education announces plans to redevelop two Central Otago schools at a cost of $11 million.

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.

Plan needed to address Auckland’s teacher crisis

Four education groups representing New Zealand’s principals and teachers will tomorrow announce their plan to turn around the Auckland teacher crisis.

Questions raised about cuts to school transport funding

Labour has attacked National for planning to cut school transport, but National says savings are achieved from creating more efficiencies in the school transport system.

Boost for Bay youth development initiatives

The Government has announced new partnerships to support two youth development programmes in the Bay of Plenty.

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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.