Site for combined Marlborough colleges to be confirmed by end of year

6 September 2018

A site for the co-location of Marlborough Boys’ and Girls’ Colleges will be known by the end of the year, Education Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed today.

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Joined-up, more convenient services in reach with Public Service reform plan

4 September 2018

Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins today launched a public consultation process ahead of the most significant reform of New Zealand’s Public Service in 30 years.

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Final decision to cancel Hato Petera integration agreement

31 August 2018

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced the cancellation of the integration agreement for Hato Petera College, effective today.

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$10m to build a new home for Rotorua Wharekura

30 August 2018

Education Minister Chris Hipkins today announced Te Wharekura o Ngati Rongomai is to receive $10 million to build them new property.

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Two more charter schools to become designated character schools for 2019

28 August 2018

Middle School West Auckland and South Auckland Middle School have both been approved to open as designated character schools next year, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.

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Government support for Unitec and Whitireia

23 August 2018

The Government will provide Unitec with a $50 million loan and Whitireia with a capital injection of $15 million to support them while they work towards securing their long-term financial stability.

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Potential partnership between two universities shows promise

The prospect of a partnership or merger between Lincoln University and Canterbury University was welcomed by Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today.

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New proposals for home-based early childhood education

The Government is seeking feedback on proposed changes to home-based early childhood education, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today.

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Performance pay for chief executives ended

Performance pay for public service chief executives has been ended, State Services Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.

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Government announces improvements to trades training programmes

20 August 2018

The Government is expanding the number of Trades Academy places to help more senior secondary school students into employment, and simplifying the way Māori and Pasifika Trades Training students access the resources they need, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.

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