Preliminary report on national ‘Education Conversation’ released

11 July 2018

The national conversation to develop a vision for the future of education, and on making changes to education, is proving ‘hugely popular’ with teachers, principals, parents, young people, and communities, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.

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Hipkins to affirm education relationship in China

10 July 2018

Minister of Education Chris Hipkins is travelling to China at the weekend for a four-day visit that includes meeting his counterpart Minister Chen Baosheng in Beijing.

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Submissions sought on tertiary education Annual Maximum Fee Movement for 2019

6 July 2018

The Government is seeking submissions on a proposed 2% Annual Maximum Fee Movement for tertiary education organisations in 2019, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today.

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TEC consults on commissioner for Unitec

4 July 2018

The Tertiary Education Commission has today opened consultation on the possibility of dissolving Unitec’s council and appointing a commissioner to the Auckland-based institute of technology, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says.

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New primary school, more classrooms part of $49 million investment in Auckland

4 July 2018

A new primary school and more classrooms at existing schools will be built for 1200 students in Auckland, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.

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PM’s Education Excellence Awards winners

3 July 2018

The work of teachers and principals in our early childhood education services, and primary and secondary schools was celebrated tonight at the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.

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Appointments to the Education Council

The current Chair and Deputy Chair of the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand have been reappointed for 12 months to provide continuity while the Council transitions to a new, more democratic, governance model, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.

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Student loan borrowing limit in long programmes to be extended

The Coalition Government will extend the current student loan borrowing limit for those students in long undergraduate programmes, such as medicine, from the start of 2019, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.

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NCEA online programme gets $8 million

The programme that gives schools the option of running NCEA exams online will receive an additional $8 million for the 2018 and 2019 school years, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. 

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Funding changes to increase quality of lifelong learning opportunities

28 June 2018

Foundation level te reo Māori is one of many tertiary programmes to benefit from a funding rate increase, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.

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