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Week That Was: Rethinking our polytechnics

This week included the first meeting of Parliament for the year, beginning with the Prime Minister's statement in the House. We also saw a major shake-up of the future of the vocational education sector, celebrated Chinese New Year, and launched a free counselling for 18 to 25 year olds pilot programme. 

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New future for polytechnics and institutes of technology

Education Minister Chris Hipkins today released an number of wide-ranging proposals for strengthening our polytechnics and institutes of technology.

These proposals will ensure school leavers get high quality training opportunities and are better equipped for the changing nature of work. They will also ensure employers get the skills they need from their employees. 

 

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Prime Minister's Statement

Prime Minister's Statement presented to the House of Representatives on 12 February 2019.

 

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Week That Was: Commemorating Te Tiriti

Kia ora team and welcome to the first week of February. It's been a busy one - from commemorating Waitangi to responding to a wildfire emergency in the Nelson/Tasman districts.

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Provincial Growth Fund continues major investment in regions

The Coalition Government made a number of significant announcements about new investments through the Provincial Growth Fund this week. These investments join numerous others made through the Fund that will create jobs and boost economic development throughout New Zealand's regions.

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Prime Minister's Waitangi Day Speech

E ngā iwi e pae nei

Ki runga o Waitangi

Karanga mai, mihi mai

Tēnei te whakarongo atu nei ki ngā kupu kōrero

Ngā aituā  o te tau kua hipa

Koutou e Kingi, e Koro

Koutou katoa, haere atu rā

E aku rangatira e hui mai nei ki Waitangi 

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa

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Week that Was: Protecting New Zealand customers

It's the last week of January and things have been heating up both figuratively and literally - thanks heatwave! We've got another week full of announcements and events to catch you up on, so grab some water and shade and dive on in...

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What is the Wellbeing Budget?

Last week, the Prime Minister attended the World Economic Forum at Davos. 

She used the opportunity to represent New Zealand on the world stage – and to promote our upcoming Wellbeing Budget 2019.

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Week That Was: A new year!

Kia ora team, and welcome back to a brand new year! We're already nearing the end of January, and from international trips to movements back here on home soil, things are already busy. Whether you're back at work or still out enjoying the sunshine, tune in for all the latest in this year's first instalment of our weekly wrap!

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