National Party prepares for the Big War in 2020

Annual Conference in Christchurch sets the pace Craig McCulloch National Leader Simon Bridges has opened the Party’s annual conference with a rousing speech, giving a preview of the Opposition’s campaign strategy for next year’s election. MPs and Party members have gathered at the Christchurch Town Hall last weekend to take stock, discuss policy and scratch out tactics for 2020. Among…

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Trade Alliance-EMA Partnership to boost trade

Venkat Raman Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) and New Zealand India Trade Alliance (NZITA) have signed a ‘Special Relationship Agreement’ aimed at boosting commercial ties between New Zealand and India. EMA (Northern) Chief Executive Brett O’Riley, who signed the Agreement with NZITA Chairman Giri Gupta at the office of Grant Thornton in Auckland on Monday, July 15, 2019, said that…

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Teachers’ Unions plan legal action against Novopay

Charlie Dreaver Both unions representing teachers, The New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) and the Post-Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) have confirmed that they will be taking legal action against Novopay. They have been told by Novopay that the new rates and backpay for union members, which took effect from  July 1, 2019, will not be paid until September 11, 2019. Representatives…

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Young MPs call for culturally inclusive education

Laura Williams From The House in Wellington July 28, 2019 New Zealand’s youth MPs challenged the Government to lift the success of students by making a more culturally inclusive education system. The challenge was laid down at Youth Parliament 2019 Select Committee hearings. Educators need to regain the trust of non-European families who feel failed by the education system and…

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