New Zealand-founded accounting software firm Xero has raised a $110.8 million round of capital to grow its business in the North American market.
— which provides online accounting software for small/medium businesses
and accountants — said that the new funds come from Accel Partners and
Matrix Capital Management, its largest institutional investor. Accel is...Read More
this the most southerly start-up hub in the world? Quite possibly, but
is it also the best? A series of incubators, accelerators programmes,
networking events and investment schemes have been popping up in
Wellington as of late…
You are reading an article from The world’s best start-up hubs series, to read more about this you can visit the series...Read More
Primary and intermediate teachers and principals
have “overwhelmingly” rejected the Government’s latest pay offer
saying it will not fix the industry’s staffing “crisis”.
About 30,000 New Zealand Educational
Institute Te Riu Roa (NZEI) union members voted on what was the third round of
offers, in a secret online ballot that closed last night.
New Zealand First will be the only party in
Parliament to oppose legislation which would promote teaching children a second
language in school.
In a statement, the party said the
legislation would be “irresponsible at a time when our teachers are
already under workload pressures”.
But given the bill has the support of the
rest of Parliament, it would still progress to the...Read More
Education Minister Chris Hipkins has vetoed
the University of Victoria’s plan to change its name.
In a move that caused an outcry from
Wellingtonians and former students, the university’s council made an
application to change the institution’s name to the University of Wellington on
“I have considered the university’s
recommendation and...Read More
Feminism, a word first heard around 1970,
has often celebrated breakthroughs only to discover challenges ahead. But this
year it begins to feel like women are changing the culture of national life. It
is not just that a second generation of New Zealand women has produced a Prime
Minister, and that she had a baby this year, and that she has lead a difficult
coalition government through its...Read More
National’s Nikki Kaye will hold 30 public
meetings across the country early next year to engage with teachers and parents
she believes remain ignorant of the radical reforms proposed in the
Government’s Tomorrow’s Schools Review.
The report released by an Independent
Taskforce on December 7, proposed the biggest shake-up of the New Zealand
education system for 30 years...Read More