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Inaugural Tagaloa scholarships announced

Amelia Setefano and Marina McCartney have been selected as inaugural recipients of the Ministry of Education’s Tagaloa scholarship which supports Pacific Doctorate and Masters study, Associate Education Minister, Aupito William Sio announced today.
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Call for hunters to put safety first this Easter

DOC is urging deer hunters to take care during the peak of the roar this Easter weekend, as data shows a spike in hunting activity leads to an increase in injuries.

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Get ready to make the winter season a great one #seasonready

New Zealand is a country fuelled by volunteers who help keep kiwi kids active. Whether you’re a coach, official or administrator, you have a role to play in keeping young people safe, well and having fun on the field. As the seasons change, we’re here to help. Join the #seasonready conversation to access learning and knowledge to make this the best season ever.

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Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency support Phone Free Day!

Today is Phone Free Day, which is a great reminder that it’s always phone free day when you’re driving. Drivers who hold their phone and look at the screen for more than two seconds are almost four times more likely to have an accident.

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New role supports schools and learners and whānau

The first tranche of 623 Learning Support Coordinators (LSCs) are off to a strong start, assisting schools and kura to work with a broader range of students who need some level of additional support for their learning.

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New research to focus on fairness and equity in policing our communities

Police will work with Te Puna Haumaru NZ Institute for Security and Crime Science at the University of Waikato, and criminal justice advocate Sir Kim Workman, on a major research programme looking at how Police can ensure it delivers policing that is fair and equitable for all our communities.

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Wai ora Aotearoa 2025 – the roadmap to reduce preventable drownings.

Introducing Wai ora Aotearoa: Navigating to a safer future. New Zealand Water Safety Sector Strategy 2025 – the water safety sector’s collective approach to ensure everyone connects to and enjoys the water safely.

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COVID update: Alert Level 1 for all of New Zealand

All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. More information on the Government COVID-19 website. Schools, services and tertiary providers, as well as parents and whānau can find more detailed information at:

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Creatives in Schools programme continues

The Creatives in Schools programme is continuing in 2021, with Round 2 projects set to start this year.
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Next steps in Police’s commitment to the safe and responsible use of emergent technologies

Technology is rapidly evolving and emergent technologies have an increasingly important part to play in modern policing. Today, Police announces its next step in ensuring that any potential significant new technology is well considered first – through a new, independent, expert panel.

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