Early Childcare providers ask for increase in subsidies

Early Childcare providers ask for increase in subsidies

John Gerritsen Wellington, July 5, 2019 Early childhood services are worried that they cannot afford to keep up if kindergarten teachers win the same big pay rises as school teachers recently got. They say their teachers are often paid $20,000 to $30,000 less than kindergarten teachers with the same qualifications and experience, and the government needs to increase their subsidies so they…

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National Party seems to make tactical errors, again

National Party seems to make tactical errors, again

Wellington, July 5, 2019 A recent prominent National politician had the so-called Serenity Prayer penned by American Philosopher Reinhold Niebuhr, “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference” displayed on a plaque on his office wall. It always struck me that the quotation…

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