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Charter Schools: F

Written By: - Date published: 7:52 am, December 4th, 2014 - 45 comments
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So despite the vast amount more funding (5x more per pupil) to charter schools, 1 of the 5 first, Te Kura Hourua ki Whangaruru, is failing abysmally.

The Government has previously said that all their problems were fixed, or being fixed – but they clearly aren’t.

ongoing problems at the school include the quality of teaching, learning, management, leadership and student engagement.

The school’s roll was 47 last month – well below its guaranteed minimum roll of 71 and the 61 students who started the year.

So how does the government handle this?  Don’t include the school in your charter school reports.  And open 4 more new charter schools.

The public gets to keep forking out more for a failed model, with no accountability.

This government is showing it puts ideology over evidence.

45 comments on “Charter Schools: F”

  1. failed model, with no accountability.

    Untrue. If certain donors stopped funding the National Party, the policy would be abandoned, so there is accountability of a sort…

  2. Chooky 2

    Basically the problem with low education attainment is socio-economic…in the USA they have tried to shore up private Charter School educational attainment by excluding children from poor areas…so falsified the results for private Charter Scools

    The only model that really works….and once worked in New Zealand (before ‘Tomorrows Schools’ and Rogernomics)…is the Finland model…which is very well funded ,professionally run, high quality free State Education; with highly educated well motivated professionally trained teacher/educators; a high regard and value placed on teachers and their profession and professionalism; non competitive schools model, concentration on student intrinsic motivation to learn;, not teaching directed at testing.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_Finland

    http://www.businessinsider.com.au/finland-education-school-2011-12?op=1#finnish-children-dont-start-school-until-they-are-7-1

    • Lanthanide 2.1

      +1

    • Parental meddling is the single biggest threat to education. The professionalism of teachers is constantly threatened and compromised by it.

      • Rob 2.2.1

        How dare those parents have a say in the education of their children. Teachers and their performance should never be questioned.

        • framu 2.2.1.1

          your putting words in toms mouth and you know your doing it

        • ghostwhowalksnz 2.2.1.2

          Sure, why not bring all the parents to school and have them graded by the teachers as well.

          After all how much parents are supporting their childs learning is just as important as any single teacher.

          And we all know that classifying or shaming people is the way to go.

          • Rob 2.2.1.2.1

            and what happens if they are graded poor under your idea Ghost – sterilization?

            • McFlock 2.2.1.2.1.1

              But if children are negatively affected by the poor choices of parents, surely there should be some uniform assessment criteria, say a regional or even national standard, that can be used to impartially evaluate parental performance? 😛

  3. Lanthanide 3

    While it seems like the school has significant problems, it should be kept in mind that the kids they are trying to educate are those with some of the most difficult backgrounds and behavioural problems; the types of students that the public school system does its best to expel and exclude where possible.

    It’s a very difficult job, so I they should get credit for trying to actually take it on, rather than just throwing up their hands and giving up. I would also suggest that part of the reason the public school system let these kids down is because they simply do take more resources to deal with – more than the schools can afford to devote to the problem. So harping on about the funding being so much higher than a public school is a little bit of a red herring.

    Having said all of that, of course the schools must perform at the job they said they would do, and of course if they don’t really need 5x the money to do this job (maybe they could get by with just 1.5x-2x), then we shouldn’t be paying them that much either.

    • weka 3.1

      Apart from the funding model, what’s the difference between charter schools and school like Steiner ones?

      • ghostwhowalksnz 3.1.1

        You do know that Rudolf Steiner was essentially racist ?

        “One morning in a biology course, our headmaster laid out for us the overarching structure of the family of man. He explained that the various races stood at different levels of moral development — each was forging its own destiny. He said these things sympathetically, with no hint of condescension. Yet his words were jarring. The Oriental races, he said, are ancient, wise, but vitiated. The African races are youthful, unformed, childlike, he said. Standing near the center of humanity’s family are the currently most advanced races, the whites, he said.”

        • weka 3.1.1.1

          Yes I do. I’m also aware of the controversy around racism in parts of the Steiner community in NZ. Not sure what that has to do with my question though.

    • Lanthanide 3.2

      I’d also add, that expecting any new policy initiative to have 100% success across all sites is a bit of wishful thinking.

      But again, that isn’t an excuse to hide stuff under the rug; but it looks like the ministry are closely watching this school and making the requirements clear, as said in the linked article:

      The Ministry of Education has extended a review of the Northland school and put it on notice, saying it expects issues to be resolved “in a very timely manner”.

    • Nic the NZer 3.3

      Why didn’t the government take 5 very low decile schools and provide them the equivalent per-pupil funding as charter schools and see what happens as a benchmark for the charter school model. That would have been a roughly fair assessment and would isolate the funding question from the charter question. Why didn’t they, why don’t they!

      • Lanthanide 3.3.1

        That would have been a good idea on the face of it as an experiment.

        I guess one potential issue with that, is what do you do with those schools when the experiment ends?

        • Nic the NZer 3.3.1.1

          I think it would need to be clear that the additional funding is intended to be temporary. Funding would be used in certain ways and not others as a result. Otherwise it might depend what the lessons from the experiment showed.

      • NZJester 3.3.2

        It is simple.
        Their coalition partners didn’t ask for such a thing. Not even the Maori party.
        The Charter Schools idea however was the idea of a party with very little support in New Zealand but was just enough to prop up the current government the election before last. So it was tossed this policy as a bone to build a strong bond between them.

    • Craig Glen Eden 3.4

      The funding is not a red hearing at all Lanth. If the state schools got 5 times the funding they get now for the difficult kids they manage they would get crucified if those kids were not achieving National Standards.
      The so called tail, the failing so called 1 in 5 is made up of Children who are very high needs special education children and children who have only been in the country a short while, classified as ESOL. Many of these Children have intellects below a 5 year old but still count against the Schools National Standards data.

      “some of the most difficult backgrounds and behavioural problems; the types of students that the public school system does its best to expel and exclude where possible.”

      It is in fact very hard for any school to expel a student, they will have been given multiple opportunities and support to change their behaviour. So Schools don’t do their best to expel difficult children that is a blatant lie. Finally if a School does expel a student the school will do their best to find them another school so as to give the child a fresh start.

      • Lanthanide 3.4.1

        “So Schools don’t do their best to expel difficult children that is a blatant lie.”
        Actually I said “does its best to expel and exclude *where possible*”. Obviously they follow all the rules and procedures they are required to do, but once a child is seen as a problem child, how much leeway is that child given when they move to a new school? Are the teachers and principal there quick to judge and start down the same route again? What if a child is kept back from school because of their parents for whatever reason?

        I was also talking about the school system as a whole, not individual schools. Are schools actively going after and enrolling kids that have been out of the school system for 2-3 years, but who legally are required to go to school?

        Anecdotally there seem to be a fair few of these kids around.

        • Craig Glen Eden 3.4.1.1

          The state schools dont get the funding to go after theses children but if they got 5 times the current funding maybe they would haver the resources to bo after them and support their learning better at a public school.

          • Colonial Rawshark 3.4.1.1.1

            You might think that more efficient as you wouldn’t have to build a whole bunch of new schools and new systems from scratch, but supporting current state schools with extra funding wouldn’t shift a whole lot of spending into the private sector, which is clearly the aim of this exercise.

    • framu 3.5

      yep – but that raises the question of why this factor wasnt addressed up front in planning before funding approval

      from what i know everyone from the school to the govt knew what kind of kids and what kind of issues would be in the school once running.

      • Lanthanide 3.5.1

        As my comment at 3.2 says, I don’t think it’s reasonable to expect 100% success from every initiative in a new policy area. And it appears the ministry of education is closely monitoring this school – are they doing enough? I don’t know.

        But this article from Ben Clark is very quick to judge the system, and ironically says the government is following ideology over evidence, when he’s the one saying “these things have been running a short time, it’s obviously an unmitigated failure that we can’t recover in any way, so lets shut it down”. Ideology much?

        • Colonial Viper 3.5.1.1

          when he’s the one saying “these things have been running a short time, it’s obviously an unmitigated failure that we can’t recover in any way, so lets shut it down”. Ideology much?

          Oh fuck off. You’ve ignored the basic question when it comes to ideology – and that is the question of purpose.

          There is just one purpose here, of course. The main mission of Charter Schools is to transfer large amounts of tay payer funds into private hands.

          That’s how they are set up, that’s how they are run, that’s the main concrete outcome which was planned from Charter Schools, and that is the main concrete outcome we are seeing.

          And the more kids fail and drop off a Charter School’s roll, the more profitable it becomes. It’s a total win.

          • Lanthanide 3.5.1.1.1

            Fundamentally that can’t be true, or the government would simply write a cheque and hand it over and not bother with all of the service provision in the middle.

            Therefore, educating children along the way is obviously part of the mission of Charter Schools, if even only as a cover-story.

            If they fail in that part of the mission, the whole thing will be wound down, so it be-hooves those involved in running the schools to meet (or appear to meet) those objectives.

            Now that charter schools have been set up, the opposition realistically can’t do anything constructive about them for another 3 years, I think it’s much more important to pick your battles and critique the things that matter, rather than running around like Chicken Little declaiming everything is disaster and it’s all so terrible, when actually on the face of it things aren’t too bad.

            If they want to dig under the surface of how things appear and show that there really are true problems, then do that. So far they haven’t.

            • Colonial Rawshark 3.5.1.1.1.1

              Fundamentally that can’t be true, or the government would simply write a cheque and hand it over and not bother with all of the service provision in the middle.

              Therefore, educating children along the way is obviously part of the mission of Charter Schools, if even only as a cover-story.

              Sigh. You do remind me why I roll my eyes at the well meaning, social liberal upper middle classes. It’s a rort which is sucking money out of ordinary schools and here you are shrugging saying just let the experiment run and see what happens/how much money it finally drains out of the education budget.

              • Lanthanide

                Tilting at windmills isn’t going to change much, except make the public think the left are out of touch.

                Once there is actually a scandal to jump on, sure, jump on it. There isn’t one, yet.

        • Colonial Viper 3.5.1.2

          As my comment at 3.2 says, I don’t think it’s reasonable to expect 100% success from every initiative in a new policy area.

          And this is pathetic too. Who the hell was expecting 100% success? Although for the ***huge*** amount of money spent per pupil would 90% be asking too much?

          • Lanthanide 3.5.1.2.1

            Well we’re currently getting 80% success, and given it’s impossible to get 90% success in a sample of 5, I don’t think that’s bad.

            • tricledrown 3.5.1.2.1.1

              If you pick your students then spend 5 times the state schools spend on each child I would expect a 100% pass rate.
              Especially given class sizes are 1/2 that of state schools.
              Their are many state schools which have just as high.
              Ideological Failure.
              Everytime Nactional get in our education standards go down further every year they are in power!
              Teacher bashing is Nationals policy nothing else.
              Demoralizing our world leading teachers.

              • Lanthanide

                “If you pick your students then spend 5 times the state schools spend on each child I would expect a 100% pass rate.”

                I’m not talking about 100% pass rate in terms of educational achievement on a test. I’m talking broadly as whether the school is a failure or not. It seems of the 5 charter schools, only one is ‘failing’ at the moment.

                Also, if a kid is enrolled in your fancy charter school, they’re going well for the first 8 weeks when it seems like a novel-new-fun thing, everything is good. Then the rot sets in and they start being truent etc.

                Just like the vast majority of beneficiaries are decent reasonable people, there are a few who really are bludgers and could do more for themselves if they tried. There are also some students, who when given the best opportunity and support, still won’t reach their potential. The charter schools are set up to deliberately target these difficult students, so again I think it’s unreasonable to expect 100% success from all participants in the initiative, especially early in the initiative’s life.

                • Colonial Rawshark

                  FFS profit is the primary motive of these organisations, and their excessive funding deprives other schools. It is an unethical, expensive experiment.

                  • adam

                    CV (R) you summed that up rather well. But, some are buying into the charter school experiment because the state school system has failed Maori and Pacific youth, over and over.

        • framu 3.5.1.3

          i think your some what missing what im saying

          im not talking charter schools per se – but a very specificly focused charter school where a very obvious issue appears to have been ignored right up till things went wrong

          they knew they would have difficult and extreme students and the action plan for dealing with it should have been in place and scrutinised before funding was approved – not asked to be put in place when things started going wrong

          ie: lax implementation from the word go

          now i might be wrong with my timeline a bit there – but that appears to be what has happened

          i actually applaud anyone who is willing to give such students another chance

          • Lanthanide 3.5.1.3.1

            Ok yes, I agree if that is what’s happened.

          • repateet 3.5.1.3.2

            Have they got “difficult and extreme” students? How do you know? If they do have those, what percentage of the roll? Do other schools have difficult and extreme students where allowances are made for similar shoddy management?

            • framu 3.5.1.3.2.1

              because the focus of the school was to deal with such students, kids that have been expelled so often that no school will touch them – as far as im aware that was the rationale given when applying for funding –

              ergo, an action plan for the type of students they anticipated should have been in place before getting funding – not after when the shit hit the fan

              im actually crticising both school management and govt here

        • Ben Clark 3.5.1.4

          The government was following ideology over evidence when they started this – there’s plenty of evidence from overseas that charter schools don’t work.

          That 4 out of the 5 schools being paid 5x as much per child not being unmitigated failures doesn’t imply 80% success.
          Once we get past the whole school failing we can actually look at how kids are doing in those schools cf to other schools

          You’d think that National would be able to very carefully select a whole 5 school proposals that have a decent chance of running somewhat appropriately with the level of funding.

          Once we look at children rather than schools – these schools most definitely are not all students that have been kicked out elsewhere – they had general advertisements to get people to enrol (and they could afford to advertise with their expansive budgets!). There are a decent amount of parents local to the schools who fancied having 5x as much spent on their children than at the local state school. And having much smaller class sizes.

          In the case of this school a decent number have then had to pull their child out again – with great disruption to their education.

          I like Nic the NZer’s idea of giving 5 decile 1/2 schools the same level of funding and seeing how they do. That’d be a very interesting experiment… (I think food in schools would happen pretty fast!)

    • Murray Rawshark 3.6

      If those extra resources were given to public schools, rather than John Banks’s mates, maybe they could do something worthwhile with those kids?

      • repateet 3.6.1

        So those kids who have big problems “failed” at their schools, got kicked out or simply didn’t turn up and suddenly special schools (charter) are set up for them.
        If the per capita funding had been given to the public schools they attended in the first place would the end problems have been averted? Who knows, a matter of total conjecture, but that is a perspective.

        In reference to my earlier post: Are all of the 47 at Whangaruru at the extreme end of dysfunction? If it is that 13 fit that description, has the school been set up and all that expense used to create that environment for those pupils rather than use the money directly for them in established schools ?

        And its not about them anyway – they are the excuse. The excuse to privatise schools and as a sop to the Act Party.
        (Has the Patron Saint of Charter Schools visited Whangaruru in his spare time, in their hour of need, or is he busy on preparatory Mayoral candidate stuff? What did the Epsom Minister of Charter schools find on his visit there?)

  4. NZJester 4

    Wait your telling me a system that was well proven to be an abysmal failure overseas has also not worked out in New Zealand. Even with all the extra funding tossed at it that they stopped schools who really needed it form getting?

    Just imagine what all the lowest decile schools could have done with all that extra money!

  5. millsy 5

    The only reason why people support charter schools is because they have an ideological oppostion to “New Zealand Government” being on the titles of existing state schools.

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  • New District Court Judge appointed
    Dunedin barrister Melinda Broek has been appointed as a District Court Judge with Family Court jurisdiction to be based in Rotorua, Attorney-General David Parker announced today. Ms Broek has iwi affiliations to Ngai Tai. She commenced her employment in 1996 with Scholefield Cockroft Lloyd in Invercargill specialising in family and ...
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    5 days ago
  • $206 million investment in upgrades at Ohakea Air Force Base
    The Coalition Government has approved a business case for $206 million in upgrades to critical infrastructure at Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Ohakea, with the first phase starting later this year, Defence Minister Ron Mark announced today. The investment will be made in three phases over five years, and ...
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    5 days ago
  • Review of CAA organisational culture released
    Transport Minister Phil Twyford today released the Ministry of Transport’s review of the organisational culture at the Civil Aviation Authority. Phil Twyford says all employees are entitled to a safe work environment. “I commissioned this independent review due to the concerns I had about the culture within the CAA, and ...
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    5 days ago
  • New Board appointed at Stats NZ
    Ensuring that Stats NZ’s direction and strategy best supports government policy decisions will be a key focus for a new Governance Advisory Board announced today by the Minister for Statistics, James Shaw. The new Governance Advisory Board will provide strategic advice to Stats NZ to ensure it is meeting New ...
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  • New Principal Environment Judge
    Environment Judge David Kirkpatrick of Auckland has been appointed as the Principal Environment Judge, Attorney-General David Parker announced today.  Judge Kirkpatrick was appointed an Environment Judge in February 2014. From December 2013 to July 2016 he was Chair of the Auckland Unitary Plan Independent Hearings Panel. Prior to appointment he ...
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    6 days ago
  • Digital connectivity boost for urban marae
    A programme to connect marae around the country to the internet has received $1.4 million to expand to include urban marae in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Kris Faafoi and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. The funding for the Marae Connectivity Programme ...
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    6 days ago
  • Govt increases assistance to drought-stricken Hawke’s Bay farmers
    The Government will provide $500,000 to the Hawke’s Bay Mayoral Drought Relief Fund to help farmers facing one of the worst droughts in living memory, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor. “Yesterday afternoon I received a letter from Hawke's Bay's five local Government leaders asking me to contribute to the Fund. ...
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    7 days ago
  • Investment in New Zealand’s history
    Budget 2020 provides a major investment in New Zealand’s documentary heritage sector, with a commitment to leasing a new Archives Wellington facility and an increase in funding for Archives and National Library work. “Last year I released plans for a new Archives Wellington building – a purpose-built facility physically connected ...
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    7 days ago
  • Driving prompt payments to small businesses
    Government Ministers are asking significant private enterprises to adopt prompt payment practices in line with the state sector, as a way to improve cashflow for small businesses. The Ministers of Finance, Small Business, Commerce and Consumer Affairs have written to more than 40 significant enterprises and banking industry representatives to ...
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    1 week ago
  • Rotorua tourist icon to be safeguarded
    Maori Arts and Crafts will continue to underpin the heart of the tourism sector says Minister for Maori Development Nanaia Mahuta.  “That’s why we are making a core investment of $7.6 million to Te Puia New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute, over two years, as part of the Government’s ...
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    1 week ago
  • $14.7m for jobs training and education
    The Government is funding more pathways to jobs through training and education programmes in regional New Zealand to support the provinces’ recovery from the economic impacts of COVID-19, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Employment Minister Willie Jackson have announced. “New Zealand’s economic recovery will be largely driven by ...
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    1 week ago
  • Is it time to further recognise those who serve in our military?
     Minister for Veterans Ron Mark has announced the launch of a national conversation that aims to find out whether New Zealanders think there should be a formal agreement between service people, the Government, and the people of New Zealand. “This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World ...
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    1 week ago
  • Paving the way for a fully qualified early learning workforce
    The Government’s drive to improve the quality of early childhood education (ECE) is taking another step forward with the reintroduction of a higher funding rate for services that employ fully qualified and registered teachers, Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced. “Research shows that high-quality ECE can improve young people’s learning ...
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    1 week ago
  • Sport Recovery Package announced
    The Sport and Recreation sector will receive a multi-million dollar boost as part of the COVID-19 response funded at Budget 2020.  Grant Robertson says the Sport and Recreation Sector contributes about $5 billion a year to New Zealand’s GDP and employs more than 53,000 people. “Sport plays a significant role ...
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    1 week ago
  • Major boost in support for caregivers and children
    A major increase in funding and availability of support will improve the incomes and reduce the pressure on 14,000 caregivers looking after more than 22,000 children. Children’s Minister Tracey Martin says that caregivers – all those looking after someone else’s children both in and outside the state care system – ...
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    1 week ago
  • Great Walks recovery on track for summer
    Vital conservation and visitor infrastructure destroyed by a severe flood event in Fiordland earlier this year is being rebuilt through a $13.7 million Budget 2020 investment, announced Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage.   “This investment will mean iconic Great Walks such as the Routeburn track and the full length of ...
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    1 week ago
  • Māori – Government partnership gives whānau a new housing deal
    The Government is investing  $40 million in a partnership with Māori to get more whānau into warm, dry and secure accommodation, Associate Minister for Housing (Māori Housing) Hon Nanaia Mahuta says.. “We are partnering with Māori and iwi to respond to the growing housing crisis in the wake of COVID-19. ...
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    1 week ago
  • Keeping New Zealanders Safe In The Water
    Keeping New Zealanders safe in the water Our lifeguards and coastguards who keep New Zealanders safe in the water have been given a funding boost thanks to the 2020 Budget, Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector Poto Williams has announced. The water safety sector will receive $63 million over ...
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    1 week ago
  • Legal framework for COVID-19 Alert Level referred to select committee
    The COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020, which set a sound legal framework ahead of the move to Alert level 2, has been referred to a parliamentary select committee for review.  Attorney-General David Parker said the review of the operation of the COVID-19 specific law would be reported back to ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • New Zealand condemns shocking attacks on hospital and funeral in Afghanistan
    Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says New Zealand condemns the targeting of civilians in two terrorist attacks in Afghanistan earlier this week. “The terrorist attacks on a hospital in Kabul and a funeral in Nangarhar province are deeply shocking. The attacks were deliberate and heinous acts of extreme violence targeting ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Government to close tobacco tax loophole
    The Government will close a loophole that allowed some people to import cigarettes and loose leaf tobacco for manufacturing cigarettes and ‘roll your owns’ for sale on the black market without excise tax being paid, says Minister of Customs Jenny Salesa. The legislation, which doesn’t affect duty free allowances for ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • $62 million package to support families through the Family Court
    The Coalition Government has made a significant $62 million investment from the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to start the reform of the Family Court and enable it to respond effectively to the increased backlog caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today Justice Minister Andrew Little introduced the Family Court (Supporting ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Tailored help supports new type of job seeker – report
    The Government’s expanded services to support people into jobs will help an emerging cohort of New Zealanders impacted by COVID-19. The impacted group are relatively younger, have a proportionately low benefit history and have comparatively higher incomes than most who seek support, as captured in a report published today from ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • A modern approach to night classes
    New funding to boost Government-funded Adult and Community Education (ACE) will give more than 11,000 New Zealanders more opportunities to learn, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said. “This includes a modern approach to rebuilding night classes, which were slashed in the middle of our last economic crisis in 2010,” Chris Hipkins ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Christchurch Call makes significant progress
    Significant progress has been delivered in the year since the Christchurch Call to Action brought governments and tech companies together in Paris with a single goal to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardent says. On its first anniversary, Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron as ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Christchurch Call: One year Anniversary
    Joint statement: the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister of New Zealand and His Excellency Emmanuel Macron President of the French Republic. One year since we launched, in Paris, the Christchurch Call to Action, New Zealand and France stand proud of the progress we have made toward our goal to eliminate terrorist ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Budget 2020: Jobs and opportunities for the primary sector
    $19.3 million to help attract and train recently unemployed New Zealanders and grow the primary sector workforce by 10,000 people. $128 million for wilding pine and wallaby control, providing hundreds of jobs. $45.3m over four years to help horticulture seize opportunities for future growth. $14.9 million to reduce food waste ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • New registration system for forestry advisers and log traders
    A new log registration scheme and practice standards will bring us one step closer to achieving ‘value over volume’ in our forestry sector, Forestry Minister Shane Jones says. New legislation introduced as part of Budget 2020 will require forestry advisers, log traders and exporters to register and work to nationally ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Finance Minister’s Budget 2020 s Budget Speech
    Mr Speaker, I move that the Appropriation (2020/21 Estimates) Bill be now read a second time. From its very beginning this Coalition Government has committed to putting the wellbeing of current and future generations of New Zealanders at the heart of everything we do. There is no time in New ...
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