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Opening our border will do more than the $50bn budget for restarting the country
Rotorua's education sector reacts with cautious optimism to Budget 2020.
"The buses are just part of what's been a big lot of work."
It is difficult for mid-career people who lose their jobs to go back to study.
Principals reveal what they hope to see come out of this year's Budget.
How to tie a knot, how to bake a loaf, how to dance a jig, and how to just relax.
We say: Level 2 offers a giant leap from level 3, but it may be smaller steps for some.
Private schools say the loss of international students during lockdown has hit them hard.
Comment: Innovative fee-structures similar to gym memberships may reflect a new focus.
No one who lived through it will ever forget the great New Zealand lockdown of 2020.
We say: The Government's call to "go hard and go early" appears to have paid off.
Schools and early childhood centres will open on April 29
Centres reveal safety measures as they prepare to reopen.
Plus: Ministry of Education updates on its mega-order.
Term two starts well for Whanganui family.
Bay school leaders say guidance from the Ministry of Education will be needed.
Remote learning comes with various challenges, but teachers are charging on.
COMMENT: Online schooling will turn up some new heroes of the coronavirus crisis.
Some of the change we face in the next year will be tough. Some will be lovely.
"Kids these days are pretty handy with technology," intermediate teacher says.
Students will be swapping the classroom for their home.
It's the largest cluster of Covid-19 cases in NZ. What happened at Marist College?
New York Times: Six women dominate the field of lion taming in Egypt.
A student has complained about the inappropriate use of their mobile phone by teachers.
Letters on the climate crisis, Simon Wilson, light rail, student visas and Jacinda Ardern.
COMMENT: Youths don't understand cycles of economic growth and depression.
Readers have their say.
Universities say travel ban has done 'incalculable' damage to China relationship.
A grieving mother has issued a plea for swimming lessons to be mandatory for all children.
COMMENT: Just because you ask why doesn't mean you will get the right answer.
Comment: 'Poorly aimed interventions are of no use what-so-ever.'
Rental housing was the easiest, most economical way to move from one place to another.
COMMENT: No wonder NZ's level of numeracy, literacy and science has declined since 2009.
This is not new-age hippy education.
Chase Swanson-Ewing dived from river pontoon and never resurfaced.
Tauranga students' regular attendance in Term 2, 2019 dropped to 55.7 per cent
Rotorua schools' combined regular attendance in Term 2, 2019 dropped to 48.6 per cent
Nikki Kaye and Simon Bridges argue but she is vital in National's battle to win Auckland.
In the claustrophobic head space, shame can spiral into self-destructive behaviour.
Comment: Principals are in the unenviable position of cutting off a student's education.
Let's hope our SFO and impartial justice system help ensure we retain the world's respect.
At what point will the Government decide to lift the travel restrictions?
New York Times: "Egypt wouldn't exist without the Nile."
"They used to pick out every colourful bit of vegetable from the food, now they love it."
National says figures show Labour has failed to keep up with demand for classrooms.
Pita Anaru was honoured to present the scholarships.
A warm and inviting place for new principal.
Comment: Why spend money on someone who doesn't need it while ignoring those who do?
The Ministry of Health appears culpable for careless or incompetent procedures.
Comment: Economic case for investing more in early childhood education is overwhelming.