Finding the best way to teach reading has been an ongoing challenge for decades, especially for those children in underprivileged areas who fail to learn to read. What is the magic ingredient that will help turn the literacy lights on quicker?
Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Auckland Mayor Len Brown have today welcomed the release of the first year report of the Auckland Housing Accord.
The Fourth Auckland Housing Accord monitoring report shows the Accord has failed to make a dent in the city's housing crisis, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.
Horizons’ One Plan, a landmark document which has been 10 years in the making, was approved by Horizons Councillors at yesterday’s council meeting.
Vehicle owners shouldn’t renew their vehicle licences ("rego") for 12 months, in order to save money ahead of forthcoming reductions in ACC levies, consumer groups say.
The NZ Racing Board has appointed experienced Chief Executive Officer John Allen as its new CEO.
Allen is currently CEO at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and prior to that held the top job at New Zealand Post. He is also an experienced company director.
New Zealand households have together saved more than they spent over the past five consecutive years - the first time this has happened since 1989-94, Finance Minister Bill English says.
Waikato-based ex-policeman Neil Warren always knew he wanted to help people. That’s precisely why he became a policeman nearly three decades ago.
What he didn’t know is that it would eventually be people just like him who he would particularly desire to help.
A new otter is coming to New Plymouth to keep Brooklands Zoo’s male otter company.
Jemima is being flown up from Wellington Zoo tomorrow (Thursday) and will be gradually introduced to Jala and his female mate Aqua.
Six iwi representatives have been appointed to the Whānau Ora Partnership Group Finance Minister Bill English and Minister for Whānau Ora Te Ururoa Flavell say.
"These iwi representatives are well-placed to contribute to the work of the group," says Mr English.
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Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new initiatives under the Cancer Service Improvement Fund are delivering better, faster cancer treatment.
The Captioning Working Group, with membership from Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand, The Hearing Association New Zealand and The National Foundation for the Deaf are proud to announce that the New Zealand Captioning Awards 2014 are being held Thursday 27th November at the Langham Hotel in Auckland.
A group of Auckland Masala restaurants have been ordered to pay $66,000 in penalties for failing to provide employment records to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Labour Inspectorate.
Auckland’s super-diversity will be under the research spotlight as part of a comparative global study by a top German research institute.
At the company’s Annual Meeting today thl announced an upgrade in full year profit expectations.
Waikati local, Suzanne Collins, simply loves Christmas.
Come December, you can guarantee her house will be decorated - inside and out - and from breakfast time on 25 December until dinner time, there will be presents, food and family galore in the Collins’ household.