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Charter School evaluation narrow and superficial - NZEI

The government’s so-called evaluation of charter schools fails to address the key issue of how well students are being educated.

National lengthens the digital lag - Curran

Rural New Zealand’s growing anger at substandard internet connections is catching up on the Government with panicked, unfunded and unambitious promises made by Communications Minister Amy Adams, says Labour ICT spokesperson Clare Curran.

Fizz symposium 'an expensive taxpayer funded talkfest'

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling for more accountability from those using taxpayer money to scaremonger and lobby for sugar taxes after the campaign group "Fizz" refused to disclose how much taxpayer money its campaign is swallowing.

Long term impacts of the TPP 'matter more than short term gains'

Today’s announcement that the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) has been concluded is good news for Kiwi firms and households, NZIER said today in its initial assessment of the TPP’s outcomes.

Independent health assessment still needed on TPPA - NZMA

The New Zealand Medical Association Chair Dr Stephen Child (NZMA) is pleased the Government appears to have listened to many of the concerns raised by the health sector in reaching a deal on the Trans Pacific Partnership.

TUANZ welcomes Govt's new Rural Connectivity Target

TUANZ has today welcomed the Government's announcement from the Minister of Communications, Hon. Amy Adams of a new target for Rural Connectivity of 50Mbps for 99% of the New Zealanders by 2025.

Suicide prevention needs to focus on red flags - Ardern

Government moves to tackle suicide are sadly not making the inroads we need to reduce New Zealand’s tragically high suicide rate, Labour’s Justice spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says.

"We have had prevention plan after prevention plan, tied in to a prevention strategy, since 2006.

Minister fails to address WINZ security - NZ First

Failure to tackle risks at WINZ offices is leading to more and more armed security scares, says New Zealand First.

Submission hearing on representation review

226 submissions have been received on an initial proposal for local representation in Selwyn.

Submissions on the proposal will be heard on Monday 12 October at the Council’s Rolleston Headquarters, from 4pm onwards. 12 submitters have indicated they wish to speak at the hearing.

TPP a win for regional New Zealand - Ministers

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have today welcomed the Trans-Pacific Partnership as a great deal for regional New Zealand.

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