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27 November, 2014

Minister acknowledges work of sector groups

Education Minister Hekia Parata has acknowledged the work and commitment of groups across the education system to help lift educational achievement for all students.

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25 November, 2014

$8.6 million extra for school funding transition

Education Minister Hekia Parata says $8.6 million has been provided to help schools transition through decile funding changes.

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21 November, 2014

Minister welcomes vote for new teaching roles

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the vote of secondary teachers in favour of new roles being added to their collective agreement.

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15 November, 2014

Minister marks C Company House opening

Education Minister Hekia Parata has congratulated all those who worked to establish the C Company Memorial House which opened in Gisborne today.

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14 November, 2014

Government and NZRL join forces for families

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced a partnership with New Zealand Rugby League to improve the education, health and wellbeing of thousands of young people and families.

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11 November, 2014

Applications open for $10m fund for teachers’ ideas

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced that applications have opened for the new $10 million Teacher-led Innovation Fund.

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10 November, 2014

Minister wishes students the best for exams

Education Minister Hekia Parata has offered her best wishes to the 143,000 students sitting NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship examinations.

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4 November, 2014

Competition honours 28th Māori Battalion

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced the winners of The Challenge, a creative school competition honouring one of New Zealand’s finest fighting forces, the 28th Māori Battalion.

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30 October, 2014

Multi-million dollar upgrade for The Gardens School

A multi-million dollar upgrade has been confirmed for The Gardens School in Manurewa by Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye.

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29 October, 2014

Teachers celebrated across New Zealand

Education Minister Hekia Parata has today acknowledged the enormous contribution teachers across the country are making every day to ensure all children are successful in education.

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28 October, 2014

2015 PM’s Education Excellence Awards launched

Education Minister Hekia Parata today launched the 2015 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards.

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