Core funding for the New Zealand Police flat-lined in the Budget with Police and Corrections Minister Anne Tolley maintaining spending at $1.4 billion a year.
Police are tight-lipped on arrests made by 63 officers, now the focus of Parliament going into urgency to pass a retrospective law to validate their oaths.
A Police Association survey highlighting concern over frontline resources and cuts to non-sworn staff has been dismissed by Police Minister Anne Tolley.
Prison closures would hit the communities they're in but are necessary to rehabilitate prisoners, says Corrections Minister Anne Tolley.
In a surprise turnaround, the Education Minister Anne Tolley has announced Paerau School in Central Otago will remain open, following community consultation to close it.
Education Minister Anne Tolley has thrown out three ideas from Remarkables Primary School (RPS) to solve the enrolment zone crisis in the Wakatipu.
As many as 10 Otago schools could face funding cuts from the Ministry of Education for refusing to comply with national standards requirements.
How is Education Minister Anne Tolley going to provide equal access to learning facilities for Wakatipu children now, when classrooms are bursting at the seams, and what is her long-term plan as those children continue on to high school?
Education Minister Anne Tolley has been reassuring the early childhood education sector on the future of its services, as consultation on an independent task force's report comes to a close.
The downward slide in Dunedin's school rolls during the past decade appears to have been reversed marginally, but one Dunedin principal believes there are still unviable schools with low rolls in the city, which Education Minister Anne Tolley should consider closing.
Ministry of Education officials were this morning out checking Christchurch schools for fresh damage following yesterday's big aftershocks.
A petition calling for Forbury School to remain open has attracted more than 7500 signatures and will be presented in Parliament today.
There was a unified and impassioned cry of "fight the decision - save our school", from an estimated 1000 people who marched in protest up George St on Saturday, supporting Forbury School in South Dunedin.
Construction of the Southern District Health Board's $530,000 dental hub at Macandrew Intermediate has begun, leaving some in South Dunedin wondering if the Forbury-Macandrew schools merger is "a fait accompli, or a gross waste of taxpayer money".
The board of trustees at Forbury School has broken its silence over the Ministry of Education's proposal to merge it with Macandrew Intermediate.
Three Otago primary schools that are part of a pilot programme aimed at accelerating maths learning are already proving the project delivers significant improvements for struggling pupils - and quickly.
More than 100 Christchurch schools have set dates for re-opening following disruptions from last month's earthquake, Education Minister Anne Tolley said today.
By the end of next week a plan should be in place to get all Christchurch pupils back into schools, even those without a school to go to, Education Minister Anne Tolley says.