Polytechnics to merge into a New Institute of Skills

Polytechnics to merge into a New Institute of Skills

Proposal for Public Consultation Auckland, February 13, 2019 The government has proposed merging all 16 polytechnics in the country into a single National Institute and radically reforming industry training organisations. Education Minister Chris Hipkins said the Plan was challenging but necessary for shoring up a sector that had suffered falling enrolments and multimillion dollar deficits. Mr Hipkins said that the…

Read More

NZ-China ‘scheduling issues’ cause for concern

NZ-China ‘scheduling issues’ cause for concern

Sam Sachdeva Wellington, February 13, 2019 The latest hint of a crack in New Zealand’s relationship with China has the Government scrambling to assure the public there’s nothing to see. But plausible deniability is often the name of the game for the Asian superpower. Tourism relationship between New Zealand and China is a “special and enduring one,” Tourism Minister Kelvin…

Read More

‘Wellbeing Budget 2019’ in Parliament on May 30

‘Wellbeing Budget 2019’ in Parliament on May 30

Staff Reporter Auckland, February 13, 2019 Finance Minister Grant Roberson has just announced that he will present his Budget 2019 in Parliament on Thursday, May 30, 2019. New Approach “This year’s Budget will be the first to use the Coalition Government’s new ‘Wellbeing Approach,’ an evidence-based framework used to identify the Budget priorities and then assess which Budget bids should…

Read More

Essilor appoints new Sales & Marketing Manager

Essilor appoints new Sales & Marketing Manager

Supplied (Edited) Content Auckland, February 12, 2019 Essilor, stated to be the world’s largest supplier of prescription lenses, has announced the appointment of Kumuda Setty as its National Sales & Marketing Manager. She assumed charge last week. Impressive credentials Her responsibility includes sales and marketing of the company’s product lines, Professional Services Training and the Prescription Safety Glasses Division, along…

Read More