Early Childcare providers ask for an increase in subsidies

John Gerritsen 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 can pay their teachers…

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Global taskforce leads paedophile to prison

Hamilton, July 15, 2019 An Auckland man has been jailed for six-and-a-half years for possessing, distributing and producing images of child sexual exploitation. Customs started investigating the 33-year-old man in July last year, after receiving information from an overseas agency that a New Zealander had uploaded, or exported, such images to a Canadian-based messenger app. Interview and Arrest Customs identified…

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Commission takes Westpac to Court

Supplied Content The Commerce Commission has filed High Court proceedings against Westpac New Zealand Limited (Westpac). The Commission alleges that the Bank breached the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 (CCCFA) by failing to provide key information that it was required to give customers under the Law. Westpac reported to the Commission in March 2018 that it had failed…

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New portal for education agents launched

Sourced Content Education New Zealand (ENZ) has launched a new Agent Training Portal. Called, ‘AgentLab,’ the Portal provides training, tools and resources for agents to help them promote New Zealand as an international study destination. Education New Zealand Chief Executive Grant McPherson said that education agents play an important role in New Zealand’s international education sector. “Currently, more than half…

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Immigration New Zealand comes under attack for tardiness

Gill Bonnett Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is under fire from students and education providers who say they are paying a heavy cost for a poor planning of its restructure and forecast visa numbers. Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway said delays in visa processing were the number one thing people contacted him about. The international education industry said missed enrolments were causing…

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Head-start as a Headhunter through the MIT gateway

A Correspondent Getting New Zealand experience is vital for job seekers wanting to climb the corporate ladder. Manukau Institute of Technology prides itself on teaching real world skills that allow our students to contribute in the workplace From Day One. To do that, we foster strong relationships with major companies who provide work placements. These often turn into jobs. Internship…

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AUT launches initiative to address Traumatic Brain Injury

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) has launched an initiative to bridge the gap between research, clinical care and public policy in the prevention and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The TBI Network will act as a hub for research, training, education and networking,  fostering collaboration between patients and whānau, cultural advisors, service providers, clinicians, researchers and policymakers. TBI Network…

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