Four staff have left Hekia Parata's office since she was appointed Minister of Education, the Department of Internal Affairs has confirmed.
The opposition's plan to revive manufacturing won't be taken seriously by anyone, Prime Minister John Key says.
The Labour Party, Greens, NZ First and Mana have met in Christchurch to discuss a report which lays out policy changes it says can turn around the manufacturing industry.
The Govt's plan to fast-track new housing in Auckland won't solve housing cost issues, say planners.
The Prime Minister has dodged questions all week about whether New Zealanders are being snooped on by American digital spying programme PRISM.
Education Minister Hekia Parata released the latest round of national standards data this morning and is trumpeting an increase in achievement.
John Key says new data about national standards shows an increase in achievement, especially among Pasifika students.
The Principals' Federation backs putting problematic students into mainstream schooling, but only if schools are prepared.
The Ministry of Education has backed down from forcing a Waikato primary school to re-enrol a child who assaulted a teacher.
A Waikato school is refusing to take back an 11-year-old boy who assaulted a teacher, despite being threatened that its board of trustees could be sacked and a commissioner appointed.
Providers to operate the country's first charter schools will be chosen within weeks, but opponents are warning of a step backwards for public education.
The Government is going to keep Novopay and is vowing to fix the error-ridden teacher pay system - even though it is racking up huge costs.
It was announced today Novopay was $24 million over budget. Joining Campbell Live is the minister responsible for Novopay, Steven Joyce.
Today's report on Novopay has done nothing to allay the fears of teachers and principals, who say the nightmare continues.
Education Minister Hekia Parata is blaming officials for giving her misleading information about Novopay before she and other ministers signed it off.
A ministerial inquiry into Novopay has blasted the relationship between the Education Ministry and the system's creator Talent2.
Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei has announced a policy of putting nurses in low decile primary and intermediate schools.
Three weeks ago, Winston Peters made a speech to Grey Power in Takapuna, entitled - "Auckland, super city or sin city?"
The Nation reporter Torben Akel took a close look at her background and asked some of her peers: has her luck run out?
Peter Dunne has resigned as a minister; but is that enough for Winston Peters?
In Hamilton, in just over two weeks, the Hamilton City Council will stop adding fluoride to the city's water supply.
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