With the quality of New Zealand’s international education sector under the spotlight, the department charged with keeping tabs on the sector says it is only undertaking a quarter of the monitoring it should be. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
With its bloody civil war put to rest, Sri Lanka is stepping onto the world stage with confidence. Shane Cowlishaw travels to the island nation to discover what opportunities await New Zealand businesses bold enough to enter the market.
A troubled Maori Catholic school is spending less than one percent of its operating funding on student learning.
The Government has made the first big decision on its way to tackling climate change, but the serious test still awaits.
The battle over employment law changes has made its way to Parliament, with two opposing sides telling politicians they will either be a boon or a bust for the country. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
The Government wants less “combat and conflict” in industrial relations. That could lead it to helping fund an innovative approach being championed by some of New Zealand’s biggest companies. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
With a new Government pledging to be the most open and transparent ever, the watchdog tasked with ensuring it complies with freedom of information laws won’t be easing up the pressure. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
In the space of a few hours, the heads of two Crown Entities reappeared before select committees to correct or clear up misunderstandings largely created by their new ministers. The unusual scenes cap a difficult month for the Government as it tries to escape the mire of bad news it has found itself stuck in.
The chief executive of the Environmental Protection Authority was given a grilling by politicians over accusations of ministerial involvement in the resignation of the crown entity's chief scientist.
A private members bill that would bar anyone without a teaching qualification from calling themselves a teacher is a breach of the Bill of Rights, the Attorney General has found.