Education Minister Hekia Parata was unable to attend the New
Zealand HomeBased Childcare Association's conference in
Queenstown on Saturday, but through a representative she
issued a challenge to delegates.
Pressure on the Ministry of Education to operate in a
''constrained fiscal environment'' appears to have abated in
the past year.
New Government legislation allowing schools to search pupils'
bags and seize property has been met with mixed reactions
from Otago principals.
Educationalist Darrell Latham describes Hekia Parata's reign
as Education Minister as an ''omnishambles''.
Prime Minister John Key mounted a strong defence of Education
Minister Hekia Parata today in a speech during annual Ratana
Calls for Education Minister Hekia Parata to stand down were
renewed yesterday after the resignation of Education
Secretary Lesley Longstone.
Education Minister Hekia Parata will be in Dunedin later this
month to officially open the Bathgate Park School of
Technology and the Arts.
If Hekia Parata is to remain in the education portfolio for
any length of time, she needs to stop spouting meaningless
A nationwide super-survey has sent a clear message to
Education Minister Hekia Parata - New Zealanders do not want
larger class sizes.
David McKenzie believes New Zealand education heritage is
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