Private Bill in Parliament to raise status of teachers

Jenny Marcroft Wellington, December 13, 2017 New Zealand First wants to lift the public status of teachers and protect the title of ‘Teacher’ in recognition of its professional status, New Zealand First MP Jenny Marcroft said today. Her member’s bill to do this – previously under Tracey Martin’s name – was drawn from the ballot today. Ms Marcroft issued the…

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Official probe into refinery pipeline outage

Megan Woods Wellington, December 13, 2017 The coalition Government will conduct a wide-ranging inquiry into making New Zealand’s fuel supply more secure following the September outage of the Marsden Refinery to Auckland fuel pipeline. The Refinery to Auckland Pipeline, which supplies petrol, diesel and jet fuel from the Marsden Point Refinery to the Wiri Oil Terminal in South Auckland, was…

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Government to regulate salaries of top public servants

Chris Hipkins Wellington, December 13, 2017 Changes to legislation may be required to curb the high pay levels of some State Sector Chief Executives. The Senior Pay Report, released today by the State Services Commissioner, discloses that the total remuneration paid to State Sector Chief Executives in the 2016-2017 financial year, from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. The…

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