Posts Tagged ‘funding’

Taranaki Cathedral earthquake strengthening project on hold due to funding shortfall

Thursday, April 11th, 2024

Skyrocketing costs have caused the Taranaki Cathedral earthquake strengthening project in New Plymouth to come to an immediate halt in the face of a $8.5 million funding shortfall. Built in 1846, the Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary is New Zealand’s oldest stone church and was undergoing earthquake strengthening and upgrades. The project has a Read more

Māori schools need more – will deliver ultimatum to ministry after delays to rebuild

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Te Rūnanga nui o ngā kura kaupapa says institutional racism is the cause of total immersion Māori schools being dropped down the list for repairs and rebuilds and they are fed up and calling on the Education Ministry to act. Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o te Whānau Tahi, based in Christchurch, has been waiting more Read more

NGO’s, sports bodies and churches “addicted” to funding derived from gambling

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Professor Max Abbott says the way gambling has been set up in New Zealand has silenced the organisations, including churches, that would usually be expected to oppose the proliferation of opportunities to gamble In an interview on RNZ’s Nine to Noon programme on Monday, he said the profits from gambling are distributed to NGOs and Read more

Australian Catholic schools funding blowup

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Australian Catholic schools are a not pleased with the way the extra $18.6 billion earmarked for all Aussie schools will be allocated. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the funding under the “Gonski 2.0” plan model last week. Under this model, he says government funding will be allocated on the sole basis of the needs of Read more

Victoria Catholic schools urge parents not to vote Greens

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Catholic schools in Victoria are urging parents not to vote for the Greens in Australia’s federal election on July 2. Anti-Greens flyers have been attached to Catholic school newsletters across the state. The campaign is targeting school communities in marginal seats, electorates where members are retiring or where the Greens have a strong winning chance. Read more

Council row puts Catholic school Xmas parade in doubt

Friday, August 8th, 2014

St Joseph’s School in Timaru North might be able to keep running the district’s Christmas parade, even though a city council agency withdrew support. The Timaru District Council’s economic development agency will be getting a “please explain” letter from Mayor Damon Odey. Aoraki Development, Business and Tourism’s chairman Ken McKenzie said there would be no Read more

School funding shakeup will ‘widen the gap’ – Labour

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

The Labour Party says Education Minister Hekia Parata’s consideration of performance funding in schools could lead to the most radical shakeup of education in a generation. Ms Parata has revealed that she is looking to fund schools according to the progress their pupils made. Continue reading

World Youth Day faces shortfall in funding

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

A shortfall in registrations for World Youth Day in Brazil this month has led organisers to ask government officials for an extra $NZ50 million to cover costs. Recent mass protests across Brazil — against the lack of investment in public services compared with the 2014 World Cup, the 2016 Olympics and the WYD — may Read more