Hekia Parata

Care providers told to balance demographics

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.

City schools safe for now

City schools safe for now

Pressure on the Ministry of Education to operate in a ''constrained fiscal environment'' appears to have abated in the past year.

School search and seizures power welcome

School search and seizures power welcome

New Government legislation allowing schools to search pupils' bags and seize property has been met with mixed reactions from Otago principals.

Parata's reign 'a string of blunders, miscalculations'

Educationalist Darrell Latham describes Hekia Parata's reign as Education Minister as an ''omnishambles''.

PM firm in defence of Parata

PM firm in defence of Parata

Prime Minister John Key mounted a strong defence of Education Minister Hekia Parata today in a speech during annual Ratana celebrations.

Heat on Parata after Longstone goes

Heat on Parata after Longstone goes

Calls for Education Minister Hekia Parata to stand down were renewed yesterday after the resignation of Education Secretary Lesley Longstone.

Education minister to attend school opening

Education Minister Hekia Parata will be in Dunedin later this month to officially open the Bathgate Park School of Technology and the Arts.

Week in politics: U-turn Parata needs education in politics

If Hekia Parata is to remain in the education portfolio for any length of time, she needs to stop spouting meaningless blather.

NZ says no to larger classes

NZ says no to larger classes

A nationwide super-survey has sent a clear message to Education Minister Hekia Parata - New Zealanders do not want larger class sizes.

Case for fuller classes does not add up

David McKenzie believes New Zealand education heritage is being betrayed.

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