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Primary pay protests

About 100 teachers and supporters joined marches in Queenstown today to demand better pay and work conditions in primary schools. Dozens of protesters made their way through the CBD, chanting and prompting motorists to beep their horns, while others marched...

Teachers cast ballots

A LACK of young blood entering the teaching profession has Queenstown educators worried. More than 100 Queenstown Lakes teachers gathered at the Events Centre for a union meeting last week. The subject? A vote on whether to accept a new pay...
Queenstown's savage housing crunch has forced a suburban primary school to rely on charity to house new teachers. Shotover Primary principal Ben Witheford says a lack of affordable accommodation is stopping teachers taking jobs at the rapidly-growing school. Fortunately, local home-builder...
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