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Vocational education needs to serve learners and businesses

We need to make sure vocational education is serving the needs of learners and businesses, says Business NZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope.

The Reform of Vocational Education, announced today by Minister of Education Chris Hipkins proposes broad changes to the vocational education system.

Regions will suffer under centralisation of training - Reti

The Government’s proposed reform of vocational education will strip power from regional New Zealand and hand all of it to Wellington bureaucrats, National’s Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment spokesperson Shane Reti says.

Salvation Army report emboldens need for compassion for struggling kiwis

The Salvation Army’s State of the Nation report shows the importance of putting the heart back into social support so that all New Zealanders can live with dignity.

Government making good progress on wellbeing - Robertson

The Coalition Government is making solid progress on improving the wellbeing of New Zealanders and the Budget will outline further work, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says.

Budget 2019 date announced - Robertson

Budget 2019 will be delivered on Thursday, 30 May, Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced today.

EQC welcomes Act changes and gets ready to respond

The Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission Hon Dr Megan Woods has announced changes to the Earthquake Commission Act, which will be phased in over the next 12 months.

Criminal Justice Advisory Group to visit the Capital

The Government’s Safe and Effective Justice Programme Advisory Group Te UepÅ« Hāpai i te Ora will visit Wellington on Monday 18 February as part of its nationwide consultation to gather information on the criminal justice system.

More EQC info now available to homeowners - Woods

Homeowners can now access more information about a property’s previous Earthquake Commission claims, says Minister Megan Woods.

Public opinion clearly supports a cleaner, greener NZ - Shaw

A Colmar Brunton survey released today clearly shows New Zealanders’ growing concerns about climate change, pollution and waste, says Green Party Co-leader James Shaw.

CTU supports improved laws on equal pay

Today oral submissions begin on the Equal Pay Amendment Bill and the Council of Trade Unions is one of the first off the blocks to support this law at Select Committee.