The Government is preparing to back away from plans to reform the funding of intermediate schools. The association representing intermediates says more than 300 technology teachers were going to be pushed out of a job under the changes. And this afternoon Prime Minister John Key conceded that some schools would lose too many teachers under […]
These articles are about New Zealand politics.
9 April 2012: The convention that public servants remain neutral exists for a good reason. If next month’s Budget likely features even more belt tightening than earlier expected, there is one taxpayer-funded agency whose funding could surely go under the knife. Such is the State Services Commission’s seeming indifference to the slow politicisation of the […]
24 February 2012: One of the interesting aspects of the leaked emails between Foreign Minister Murray McCully and MP Johns Hayes, a former diplomat, is the latter’s mention of the need to “resist” China’s growing presence in the South Pacific. With that simple advice Mr. Hayes has revealed a much larger issue, one that undoubtedly […]
28 February 2012: Almost $1 million of taxpayers’ money has been put towards a swimming pool at the New Zealand embassy in Japan despite the Ministry of Foreign Affairs losing one fifth of its staff. An eight-year upgrade at the embassy in Tokyo has seen $903,304 set aside for the project with more than half […]