The latest labour market data shows that South Island unemployment continues to be considerably lower than the North Island, with the South Island regions helping lead New Zealand out of the GFC, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today launched the ‘New Zealand Education Story’ to provide a clear, consistent view of New Zealand’s international education industry for prospective students and their families.
The Government has committed a further investment of $53.8 million over four years in early childhood education funding as a result of continued increases in participation numbers, especially amongst Māori and Pasifika children, Education Minister Hekia Parata says.
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Todd McClay today released a Government consultation document, Black hole R&D expenditure, which seeks feedback on proposals to resolve problems around the tax deductibility of certain types of business-related research and development expenditure.
Police Minister Anne Tolley says she has written to the Independent Police Conduct Authority, asking it to investigate the “Roast Busters” case in Auckland, particularly the questioning of a thirteen year-old girl in 2011.
Education Minister Hekia Parata today launched the inaugural Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards which aim to recognise and celebrate excellence in teaching, leadership, community engagement and governance.
Communications and Information Technology Minister has today instructed her officials to commission an independent assessment of Chorus’ financial position and its capability to deliver on its contractual commitments under the Ultra-Fast Broadband and Rural Broadband Initiatives.
Corrections Minister Anne Tolley says $81.3 million is being invested in upgrading five prisons to improve security and safety, and to provide better facilities for prisoner rehabilitation and training.
Representatives from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are currently in New Zealand to study Learning and Change Networks (LCN) as part of their Innovative Learning Environment study.
Internal Affairs Minister Chris Tremain today announced 30 projects commemorating the centenary of the First World War have been granted $2.7 million in funding by the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board.