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Labour rail announcement unrealistic

The Labour Party’s adoption of the passenger rail ideas for Waikato and the Bay of Plenty of the Auckland public transport lobby is unrealistic and would be a waste of...


Cheap GP visits for 600,000 more low income New Zealanders

An additional 600,000 lower income New Zealanders will have access to $18 doctor visits under National, as one of the dividends of a strong and growing economy.  National will also...


Encouraging new teachers in South Auckland

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) has been granted exemption from the Initial Teacher Education moratorium that’s currently in place, so it can offer teacher training in South Auckland from...


Further funding to increase teacher numbers

Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced a $3 million package to help increase teacher numbers, with a focus on Auckland. “I’ve looked closely at teacher supply and listened to what...


Growing number of Communities of Learning

Education Minister Nikki Kaye says two thirds of children and young people are benefiting from their schools and early childhood education providers working together as Communities of Learning.“I’m pleased to...


New partnerships to deliver 620 new youth development opportunities

New partnerships to support DINE Academy Boot Camps and the Limitless Programme will see more than $425,000 invested to create over 600 new youth development opportunities, Youth Minister Nikki...


PM saddened at passing of Sir Colin Meads

Prime Minister Bill English has acknowledged the passing of All Black great Sir Colin Meads.“This is a sad day for New Zealand rugby and for New Zealand,” Mr English says.“I...


Next generation Roads of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance. We're committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance https://t.co/NKorRxHwkU


Applications to open for youth digital scholarships

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye says applications will open tomorrow for the Youth Digital Enterprise Awards scheme, aimed at helping today’s young people become tomorrow’s digital entrepreneurs. “This scheme targets...


Heart of Christchurch humming

Christchurch’s Retail Precinct continues to grow and attract more people to the central city, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner. The Greater Christchurch Dashboard — Retail Precinct looks...