Relief teachers: Music schools set to rethink hiring policies

Music schools will now be reconsidering who relieves their classes, after a Wellington music school potentially employed a sex offender as a reliever. The Ministry of Education was notified by Island Bay School on Wednesday that a sex offender, who had...... Read More

Largest Police workforce in NZ history

Police Minister Stuart Nash is celebrating a new milestone as the Police workforce reaches the highest figure in its history. “The total number of frontline officers, support staff, and others in the organisation who work to keep communities...... Read More

Council to discuss climate change declaration

The Thames-Coromandel District Council has not yet made a decision on signing up to the Local Government Leaders’ Climate Change Declaration. The declaration commits councils to plans to reduce greenhouse gases, increase resource efficiency,...... Read More

DHBs on notice over financial performance

Health Minister David Clark says District Health Boards are on notice to improve their financial performance and demonstrate they have a plan to return to financial sustainability. The Ministry of Health has today released monthly financial reports...... Read More

Fruit fly trap checks stepped up

Hundreds of fruit fly traps will be checked daily and monitoring of the greater Auckland region will be stepped up following the discovery of a second Queensland fruit fly, Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor said. “I have asked Biosecurity...... Read More