Teacher shortage: Three vacancies, one applicant

Radio New Zealand Wellington, January 29, 2018 The Secondary Principals’ Association and the Auckland Primary Principals’ Association said that too few people were training to be teachers, and higher pay and better workloads would help to fix the problem. Principal of Randwick Park School in Manurewa, Karen McMurray said that she started the year with three vacancies but had managed…

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Murder of Hashem Slaimankhel a tragic loss

Dame Susan Devoy Wellington, January 29, 2018 Human Rights Commission mourns the loss of humanitarian and community leader Hashem Slaimankhel. The Auckland community leader and advocate Hashem Slaimankhel was murdered by terrorists while visiting Afghanistan (as reported by Indian Newslink yesterday). We have lost a great New Zealander. Legacy of Service A humble man and a leader who worked and…

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National holds the government to account on public service

Bill English Wellington, January 29, 2018 National has today pledged to ensure the Government is held accountable for the spending of billions of dollars of tax-payer money by the public service – and the impact that has on vulnerable New Zealanders. The Government’s decision to abolish the Better Public Services (BPS) targets for no other reason than an ideological dislike…

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Film Industry Working Group to restore workers rights

Iain Lees-Galloway Wellington, January 29, 2018 The New Zealand government has announced the establishment of a Film Industry Working Group, facilitated by Linda Clark, to find a fit-for purpose way to restore workers rights in the screen industry. This Government is determined that all New Zealand workers get a fair go, including film workers. Hobbit Law effects The 2010 Hobbit…

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