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19 November 2015

The Education Act 1989 has served education well in the 26 years since it became law, but a lot has changed since then. It’s time to take another look at the Act, to see how it can better fit our modern educational environment, and help raise achievement for all children and young people. Minister of Education Hekia Parata launched a public consultation on November 2, which runs until December 14.

14 November 2015

Today Hon Nikki Kaye, the Minister for Youth, released a cross-agency response Supporting LGBTI Young People in New Zealand.

12 November 2015

The Youth Fund 2016 supports projects and activities designed to develop skills and knowledge in decision-making and leadership and/or positively contributing to their communities.

29 October 2015

Official Information Act survey: your chance to tell the Ombudsman about your experience of making OIA requests to the Ministry.

12 October 2015

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is trialling a different layout in two of its Work and Income sites as part of wider programme to help improve people’s access to its services.

6 October 2015
18 September 2015

A new website for New Zealand’s SuperSeniors has been launched today by Senior Citizens Minister Maggie Barry.