The European Union’s top-ranking diplomat has talked up greater cooperation with New Zealand during a flying visit to the country, saying the EU is a reliable partner in an increasingly unstable environment.
Cabinet will consider whether government ministries should take a longer-term approach to construction negotiations after Ebert Construction was tipped into receivership, sparking wider concerns about cost pressures in the construction industry.
Teachers will welcome the National Party’s commitment to lowering class sizes, increasing teacher pay and ECE funding and reducing teacher workload - but will want to see details of how National will resource it, not just political rhetoric, education leader NZEI Te Riu Roa president Lynda Stuart says.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today announced $35.4 million over six years for three new strategic science platforms undertaking research to improve the performance of New Zealand’s seafood, shellfish aquaculture, and hide and skin processing industries.
The Security Intelligence Service has investigated a Chinese national studying for a PhD in electronic engineering at an Auckland university over concerns his work could be used for sensitive military purposes.