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Friday, May 7, 2021

Opinion: Catherine Delahunty – our schools need to be for everyone

The Green Party's education spokesperson Catherine Delahunty is a strong advocate for inclusive education.

Opinion: Brooke Hannah – my future won’t be in Auckland

My “original” plan was to complete University, find a great school to work in, visit my folks on Sundays for roast, buy a home and watch the Highlanders basically kick butt. Everything was going...

Opinion: Taylor Adair – The reality of teaching and living in Auckland

Auckland teacher TAYLOR ADAIR tells it like it is.

Opinion: Alwyn Poole – nine years of education under National

After Labour had been in power for nine years in 2008, ALWYN POOLE wrote a controversial piece titled Education a Disaster Under Labour. Here he takes stock of New Zealand education after nine years under a National-led government, and explains why education should be the major issue of this year's General Election.

Opinion: Kathy Wolfe – it’s time to make every child matter!

Chief Executive of Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) Kathy Wolfe is calling on political parties to address key policies involving early childhood education.

Opinion: Education Minister Nikki Kaye – moving towards a digitally fluent future

Minister of Education Nikki Kaye says the new digital technologies curriculum is "ground breaking".

Opinion: Briar Lipson – What is the evidence on Inquiry Learning?

Despite little evidence of impact, Inquiry Learning is at the heart of New Zealand’s curriculum. One of seven values it encourages in students, inquiry also crops up in the titles of six of the 25...

Opinion: Tracey Martin – raising the status of teachers

NZ First education spokesperson TRACEY MARTIN shares what drove her to write her Bill that is focused on raising the status of teachers. One of the greatest challenges to the New Zealand education system is that almost...

Opinion: Chris Hipkins – Let’s not stifle good teachers

Labour Education Spokesperson CHRIS HIPKINS says we should be allowing teachers to flourish, not stifling them with standardisation.

Opinion: Dr Stuart Middleton – the stubborn statistics

DR STUART MIDDLETON says we should look to non-English speaking countries for ways to form better pathways from secondary school into tertiary education and vocational training.


The Privacy Act 2020 was passed by Parliament on 26 June...

Notifiable privacy breaches The main thing to consider is that the legal requirements of responding to a privacy breach are changing. The new Act will...