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The Nation: Education Minister Chris Hipkins

On Newshub Nation: Simon Shepherd interviews Education Minister Chris Hipkins.

Teacher strike ‘about the kids’ as parents lobbied at school gates

Teachers have greeted families at the school gates of primary schools across Marlborough to garner support ahead of their first strike in 24 years.

Traditional education system has ‘failed’ Māori youth

The government’s move to close down private charter schools will force Māori youth back into a state system that has “already failed them”, says high-profile Māori leader Lance O’Sullivan.

English as a second language university classes nowhere near 2008 attendance levels

The number of students learning English as a second language at University has declined by 2000 students over the years, but it’s on the rise again.

Media Releases


Māori Language Strategy – Maihi Karauna released

NZGovt: Māori Development Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta is calling for New Zealanders’ views on the Maihi Karauna – the Crown’s draft Māori language strategy.

“We’ll miss our teachers,” say parents and children

NZEI: A new advertising campaign that highlights the mounting staffing crisis in schools.



Deborah Hill Cone: Stop dumping kids in ‘factory farms’

Little children, babies even, are farmed out to for-profit childcare centres, sometimes for 10 hours a day, because their parents have to go back to work, to become productive economic units. Is this process “good enough”? I don’t think so.

Mike Hosking: With all the demand, how are our polytechs failing?

I knew Unitech was in trouble and needed cash, but Chris Hipkins, our esteemed Education Minister, tells us at the weekend that polytechs are in trouble. They’re reviewing the sector and by the end of that review the number of techs in business will be cut.



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