Interviews

New hope for kids with change in leadership

By Melissa Schwalger 8 February, 2018

The new government has a lot to do in the first 100 days, and education was an area in which it strongly campaigned. Chris Hipkins is up for the challenge writes Melissa Schwalger.

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Russell Wills – Public hero number one

By Jane Blaikie 14 July, 2014

Children’s Commissioner Russell Wills credits an inspirational intermediate teacher with guiding his excessive energy onto a more productive path of helping others. He talks to Michelle Nixon. Russell Wills is…

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The Purpose of Education: a new frontier of parent-teacher interaction

By Cathy Wylie 14 July, 2014

In 1993 when Anne Meade and I started work on the longitudinal project that would become Competent Learners,[1] our first step was to define what the legacy of early childhood…

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The play's the thing

By Anna Chin 29 April, 2014

Michele A’Court’s childhood repertoire included scenes from Shakespeare, Chekhov and a role as a little footman. The stand-up comedian and actress is more likely to be performing her own work…

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Nothing Trivial about primary school

By Amanda Hanan 2 January, 2014

Actor Nicole Whippy is convinced her primary schooling is the reason for her success today. She talks to Amanda Hanan. Primary school was “extremely positive” for Nicole Whippy, one of…

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Kids' experiences leave long-term scars

By Jane Blaikie 26 October, 2013

He might not be superman, but Jonathan Boston is everywhere in the current debate on child poverty. He speaks out in public with as much passion as a professor can…

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Child poverty requires radical change

By Jane Blaikie 18 July, 2013

New Zealand’s most opinionated economist Gareth Morgan says it’s society” not just cats” that needs a big shake-up. Making waves is nothing new to Gareth Morgan. Recently, uproar broke out…

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Comeback kid

By Jane Blaikie 6 April, 2013

Her latest show, Agent Anna, “rated its little tits off” when it aired recently on TVNZ, Robyn told EA, sounding for a moment like her Cheryl West character from Outrageous…

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Forage and eat!

By Stephanie Mills 27 October, 2012

I loved school. I wasn’t a great scholar but I loved the camaraderie and the sports. My favourite time was morning tea and lunch. Looking back now I see how…

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Joy Cowley would have been discouraged by National Standards

By EA Staff 18 July, 2010

[g1_quote author_name=”Joy Cowley (Autobiographical notes, 2010, para 2)” align=”center” size=”l” style=”solid” template=”01″] In the early years at school, I was a slow and struggling student and I could have added…

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