$71k for 120 youth development opportunities

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Nikki Kaye | Youth

Seven youth sector organisations will share a total of $71,000 funding to help provide new youth development opportunities for around 120 young people, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.

“This will support more leadership, volunteering and mentoring opportunities for young people across New Zealand,” says Ms Kaye.

“The opportunities range from enabling young people to take part in ocean-going voyages, aimed at fostering skills such as teamwork and nautical knowledge, to supporting them to design and lead community events.

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$144k for up to 495 new youth development opportunities

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Nikki Kaye | Youth

Partnerships with InOvation Trust and Te Aratika Creative will see around $144,000 invested to create up to 495 new leadership and mentoring opportunities for young people, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.

“Young Maori and young people with Maori whanau from across New Zealand, and young people from Gisborne will benefit from these partnerships,” says Ms Kaye.

“The partnership with InOvation Trust will support them to deliver The UnSpoken Word Youth Summit.

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Speech to National Cross Sector Forum – $1.5 billion Budget boost for education

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Nikki Kaye | Education

Tēnā koutou katoa. Welcome. It’s a pleasure to be here today to talk about my first Budget as Education Minister.

I am honoured to be here with so many people dedicated to ensuring young New Zealanders get the best education and the best opportunity to be successful. Your passion and drive can literally change the course of lives. You can inspire our future leaders, entrepreneurs, explorers and artists with what you do every day.

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$456.5m investment in school property

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Nikki Kaye | Budget 2017

School capacity across New Zealand will increase significantly as a result of $392.4 million of capital funding and $64.1 million of operating funding over four years, Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe say.
“This will provide six new schools, two school expansions, the relocation of two special education schools, 11 new special education satellite units and around 305 new classrooms nationwide,” Ms Kaye says.

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Extra help for children with additional learning needs

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Nikki Kaye | Budget 2017

Budget 2017 provides $63.3 million of operating funding over the next four years to support students with additional learning needs, including more teacher aide hours and a new programme for parents and teachers of young children with autism, Education Minister Nikki Kaye says.
“This Government is committed to ensuring that every child gets the support they need to be successful in life,” Ms Kaye says.

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$1.5b boost for schools and early education

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Nikki Kaye | Budget 2017

Budget 2017 has delivered the largest injection of new money into education since the Government took office in 2008, with an additional $1.1 billion of new operating funding over the next four years, plus an additional $392.4 million of capital funding, Education Minister Nikki Kaye says.
“This is a significant investment in our children and in New Zealand’s future, designed to keep improving achievement and deliver the best results for our children,” Ms Kaye says.

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$6.7 million Redevelopment for Kaikorai Primary School

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Nikki Kaye | Education

Kaikorai Primary School in Dunedin is set to benefit from a $6.7 million redevelopment as part of the Government’s commitment to modernise school infrastructure, Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe announced today.

“Kaikorai Primary School is a high performing school and the modern and innovative new learning spaces it will receive will enable it to continue to inspire the best from its pupils, both now and in the future,” says Ms Kaye.

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Pioneering woman scholar honoured

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Nikki Kaye | Education

Education Minister Nikki Kaye unveiled a commemorative photograph at Auckland Grammar School this morning, dedicated to New Zealand’s first ever female university graduate, Kate Edger.

“It was a privilege to acknowledge Kate, who was a real trailblazer and a passionate advocate for women at a time when opportunities for women were much more limited than they are today,” says Ms Kaye.

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Pre-Budget speech on new measures to increase the number and quality of our teachers

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Nikki Kaye | Budget 2017

Delivered to executive members of the Auckland Secondary Principals Association and Auckland Primary Principals Association – not delivered word for word

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to meet with me. It has been a busy first three weeks, but getting out to schools and eaerly childhood centres and meeting principals and leaders like yourselves is so important to me.

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Several new measures to support teacher supply and quality

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Nikki Kaye | Education

The Minister of Education Nikki Kaye has today announced new measures to enhance teacher quality and supply.
In a speech at Onehunga High School, Ms Kaye told principals that alongside funding 90 additional teachers through the Teach First NZ initiative the following measures are being taken to improve the supply and quality of teachers:

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