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Gordon welcomes decision on decile funding

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 8:31 pm | Liz Gordon

Dr Liz Gordon, researcher and policy advocate, welcomes the government’s decision not to abolish the decile funding system for schools. “I have campaigned from the start against the abolition of decile-based funding, and it is great to see the expensive ... More >>

ACT Party supports big spending policy – price no object!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 9:48 am | Liz Gordon

The ACT party has foisted a secretive, undemocratic, expensive and ideological experiment on New Zealand taxpayers with its so-called Partnership Schools. More >>

Questions answered about school zoning

Tuesday, 26 June 2012, 11:14 am | Liz Gordon

Do schools in New Zealand skew their zones towards higher socio-economic areas? Yes, and both primary and secondary schools do so. This is particularly apparent in areas which have a mix of wealthy and poorer areas. In our 2005 research, one ... More >>

Verna McFelin: An ordinary woman made extraordinary

Saturday, 31 December 2011, 6:16 pm | Liz Gordon

The award of a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year’s Honours lists caps off an incredible year of recognition and awards for Verna McFelin. More >>

Women hold up a quarter of the sky

Monday, 5 September 2011, 2:38 pm | Liz Gordon

There is an old saying that women hold up half the sky. So what are we to make of the ‘modern’ National Party’s 2011 list? Some facts for you: More >>

Paula Bennett must take responsibility

Monday, 28 February 2011, 2:58 pm | Liz Gordon

On National Radio today, Paula Bennett praised the work of the volunteers who set up a sausage sizzle outside the Hornby Work and Income Office, as a sign of a community that cares. More >>

Gordon calls for ring-fenced compensation

Wednesday, 8 September 2010, 5:38 pm | Liz Gordon

Council candidate Liz Gordon says that lessons need to be learned from Hurricane Katrina in providing funds to compensate earthquake victims. More >>

Bullies in the playground

Tuesday, 17 August 2010, 1:33 pm | Liz Gordon

The ACT Party has always had the sniff of a playground bully about them, especially when it comes to the treatment of their women MPs. The truth is, men are more highly valued than women in their party, and their list selection process has always reflected ... More >>

Christchurch needs a full time Mayor

Monday, 10 May 2010, 9:04 am | Liz Gordon

“Mr Anderton has at last made his announcement. The very manner of his doing so, the professional spinning out of it, the doubts, the speculation and finally the real deal show what we already know - he is a professional politician wanting to ... More >>

A Great Victory For Democracy

Saturday, 8 May 2010, 11:01 am | Liz Gordon

"The Music Conservatorium was cooked up by Rod Carr and served to the Mayor and senior Council staff as a gourmet dish, when in fact it was cold, lumpy porridge. More >>

Arts Centre plans to replace vibrant market

Monday, 3 May 2010, 10:41 pm | Liz Gordon

Last week the Arts Centre Trust Board wrote to the Stallholders Association confirming that all market stalls would have to move within six weeks. More >>

Gordon Takes On Parker For Mayor

Monday, 19 April 2010, 1:11 pm | Liz Gordon

Local businesswoman Liz Gordon has announced that she will stand as an independent Mayoral candidate in this year’s local body elections. Dr Gordon is an ex-University lecturer who spent six years in Parliament between 1996 and 2002. More >>

 

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