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Education Minister Chris Hipkins hits back: ‘Other Kiwis would appreciate $9500 pay hike’

Education Minister Chris Hipkins says he's disappointed the primary teachers' union has decided to go ahead with strikes next week without taking the Government's latest offer to its members.

NZ teachers have biggest workloads, survey finds as NZEI strikes begin

Primary school teachers will this week go ahead with rolling regional strikes after teachers rejected the latest Government pay offer.

Teachers’ strikes confirmed from Monday

Primary teachers will go ahead with rolling regional strikes next week after teachers rejected the latest Government pay offer worth $700 million over three years.

“To say we are disappointed is an understatement”: Secondary teachers react to latest Govt...

Secondary teachers’ union PPTA says the Government’s latest offer does not go any way to solving the supply, retention and workload issues that are affecting the sector.

Watches banned from this year’s NCEA exams

By: Zoe Hunter Students will not be allowed to wear watches into their NCEA exams this year to prevent cheating. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority has banned watches from the examination room because some digital watches...

Chris Hipkins admits education package is just the start

The Government has admitted the new $217 million education package is just a start.

Govt’s $217m education package a ‘huge win’ but won’t stop strikes

Teachers are labelling the Government's $217 million education package as a huge win but say it's not enough to stop strike action.

School fined $56k for false representations

The director of a private training school has escaped a criminal conviction, but the school has been fined $56,000 over the unapproved enrolment of international students and making false representations online.

One-third of Kiwi women forced to miss school, work because of period poverty

A new survey has found one-third of Kiwi girls are forced to skip school or work when they have their period because they can't afford sanitary products.

Principal pleads for intervention to stop teachers’ strike

Fa'atili Iosua Esera says parents at his Māngere school can't afford to lose another day's pay so close to Christmas.
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