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Early Learning Action Plan risks more pressure on ECE centres

The Ministry of Education’s Early Learning Action Plan risks making the ECE teacher shortage worse by heaping unnecessary additional regulation on centres.

"We’re not convinced the push for a 100% qualified teacher target will improve children’s education."

Appointment of new Chief Executive - Grey District Council

Grey District Council is delighted to announce that Paul Morris has been appointed as the new Chief Executive.

Judith Binney Fellowship and Writing Awards Announced

The Judith Binney Trust has announced the recipients of the 2020 Judith Binney Fellowships and Writing Awards.

Early Learning Action Plan to kickstart long term change

Today’s launch of He taonga te Tamaiti: Every child a taonga: The Early Learning Action Plan 2019-2029 provides the foundation for long-lasting changes to early learning, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says.

No real end in sight for warmer than normal weather for NZ

Sub-tropical and nor'west airflows are keeping most of New Zealand warmer than average. Not just for the last half of November. Not just for the first week of December. But potentially into next week and beyond.

Vodafone switches on additional 4G sites in Southland

The four new cell sites in Waihoaka, Colac Bay, Whakapatu and Springhills are the latest in Vodafone’s commitment to bring world class 4G services to more Kiwis across Aotearoa.

2019 Student Design Awards

Top student architecture competition combines optimism and protest

Update on Critical Water Shortage in Woodville

We’d like to thank the community for their understanding, patience and support while we work to fix this issue. We’d also like to extend our gratitude to the Dannevirke and Otane Volunteer Fire Brigades for their support yesterday along with Fonterra to ferry water to Woodville.

Southern Ocean storm intensifies, to briefly drift away before returning

The huge storm in the Southern Ocean near New Zealand and Tasmania will continue to deepen and intensify over the next 24 hours - but oddly in NZ our weather will ease a bit in most regions for a time.

QLDC Providing Sandbags for Concerned Property Owners

Queenstown and Wanaka have a long history of flooding, most recently in 1999 when Lakes Waka-

tipu and Wanaka rose to record levels of 312.78m and 281.32m respectively. The damage was exten-