Supreme Court upholds Ministry position in case against Carter Holt Harvey

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Supreme Court upholds Ministry position in case against Carter Holt Harvey

Hekia Parata | Education

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye have welcomed today’s Supreme Court decision about the Ministry of Education’s case against Carter Holt Harvey over leaky school buildings.
In 2013, the Ministry started legal proceedings, on behalf of schools, against Carter Holt Harvey and others, alleging the supply of defective building products.
“Today’s judgement is a major victory for New Zealand taxpayers as it upholds the entirety of the Ministry’s position and awards legal costs,” says Ms Parata.

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Youth Parliament 2016 kicks off today

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Youth Parliament 2016 kicks off today

Nikki Kaye | Youth

Youth MPs and Youth Press Gallery members from around New Zealand have gathered in Wellington for the two-day Youth Parliament 2016, which gets under way today, says Youth Minister Nikki Kaye.
“Youth Parliament is about ensuring young New Zealanders understand politics and the democratic process, and about inspiring our next generation of politicians and political journalists,” says Ms Kaye.
“This year, 121 young New Zealanders have been appointed as Youth MPs, with 17 others acting as Youth Press Gallery members.

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Four-storey block a first in $8m redevelopment of Newmarket School, Auckland

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Four-storey block a first in m redevelopment of Newmarket School, Auckland

Nikki Kaye | Education

At least $8.7 million will be invested in the redevelopment of Newmarket School in Auckland, a project that will involve building the first ever four-storey block in an Auckland state school, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.

“Like many schools in Auckland, Newmarket School needs more classrooms to accommodate a growing roll,” says Ms Kaye.

“This project will see the school provided with eleven extra teaching spaces. The school’s existing hall and administration facilities will also be replaced.”

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Progressing 21st Century school infrastructure

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Progressing 21st Century school infrastructure

Nikki Kaye | Education

Speech to New Zealand School Trustees Association 27th Annual Conference

Introduction

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

Thank you Lorraine for your kind welcome and for the opportunity to take part in your 27th Annual Conference.

I want to take a moment to acknowledge you personally. You are so hard working and a great person. Thank you for your many years of service.

I would like to acknowledge the crucial role that the NZSTA plays in supporting Boards of Trustees.

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ACC joins app pilot to trial digitally-based injury prevention and management

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ACC joins app pilot to trial digitally-based injury prevention and management

Jonathan Coleman | ACC

Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Nikki Kaye have welcomed ACC’s involvement with a pilot that’s trialling the provision of digitally-based medical support for Northland children and their whanau.
“We want to see more patient-centred healthcare, and better use of current and emerging technology to help patients manage their own health,” says Dr Coleman.

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$19m redevelopment of Freemans Bay School getting underway

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m redevelopment of Freemans Bay School getting underway

Nikki Kaye | Education

Construction work is set to begin on the $19.2 million redevelopment of Auckland’s Freemans Bay School, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.
“Yesterday, local kaumatua buried a mauri stone and blessed the construction site, so construction workers can now pick up their tools and get cracking,” says Ms Kaye.
“This is a big milestone for the school, which needs a significant rebuild to accommodate roll growth and remediate leaky buildings.

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