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Chris Carter
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Member since: 16 August 2007
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Chris Carter is the Labour MP for Te Atatu, a diverse urban constituency in West Auckland. He was first elected in 1993, after a long career as a secondary school teacher. He has held the seat with substantial majorities at three of the four subsequent elections. 

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Sunday, 28 September 2008
Wanaka Primary gets $21.5m redevelopment Wanaka Primary School's redevelopment is ready to proceed to the next stage, David Parker announced in Wanaka today, on behalf of the Education Minister Chris Carter. 905 views

Monday, 1 September 2008
$9.3M boost for early childhood services Education Minister Chris Carter today announced grants worth $9.3 million for 27 early childhood education providers across New Zealand. 242 views

Wednesday, 30 July 2008
NZQA Board appointment announced Education Minister Chris Carter has today announced a new appointment to the board of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). 464 views

Thursday, 24 July 2008
Report shows student achievement up School leaver data released today by Education Minister Chris Carter shows that more students are leaving school with higher qualifications. 229 views

Tuesday, 22 July 2008
School suspensions hit 8-year low Suspension rates in New Zealand schools have hit an eight year low, Education Minister Chris Carter announced today. 221 views

Saturday, 5 July 2008
Carter announces new initiatives for safer schools Education Minister Chris Carter today launched a range of initiatives aimed at making schools safer for students and to ensure schools have anti-bullying programmes in place. 1591 views

Thursday, 26 June 2008
NZ celebrates 150yrs of Kiwi-Croatian culture Croatian New Zealanders have much to celebrate on their National Day this year, which marks the community’s 150th anniversary of settlement in this country, says Ethnic Affairs Minister Chris Carter. 499 views

National comes clean on Education policy  sort of Another National MP has confirmed that the party plans to spend less on education than the government, says Education Minister Chris Carter. 159 views

Wednesday, 18 June 2008
Carter supports Dyslexia Awareness Education Minister Chris Carter has welcomed guests at a film premiere to mark the second annual Dyslexia Awareness Week with a commitment to improve accessibility to information about dyslexia. 235 views

Monday, 9 June 2008
Education Minister to APEC and Chile Education Minister and Minister Responsible for the Education Review Office Chris Carter will attend the APEC Education Ministers’ Meeting in Peru later this week where major changes to the New Zealand education system will be showcased. 291 views

Wednesday, 21 May 2008
More money for day-to-day running of schools Budget 2008 sees schools get a significant boost in funding to help meet their day-to-day running costs and provide computer technology, Education Minister Chris Carter announced today. 193 views

Wednesday, 7 May 2008
The facts on school funding Funding for the day-to-day running of schools has gone up every year under the Labour-led government, Education Minister Chris Carter says. 223 views

Tuesday, 6 May 2008
Chance for students to make the news The first in a series of DVDs looking at climate change gives students a chance to produce their own news segment, Education Minister Chris Carter said at the launch of “Sustainability in Action” in Auckland today. 195 views

Monday, 5 May 2008
School changes for booming Tamaki Edge Improvements to the schooling network worth $51.7 million, including a new primary school, are in the pipeline under Aucklands Tamaki Edge strategy, Education Minister Chris Carter announced today.  271 views

Wednesday, 16 April 2008
Minister expresses condolences to school and its community Education Minister Chris Carter today expressed his profound sympathy for Elim Christian College and its community after the tragic loss of life at Tongariro National Park. 262 views

Tuesday, 15 April 2008
Students up for Fuelled 4 School challenge Education Minister Chris Carter has today heard from Wellington students about their plans to get fellow students eating better and doing better at school as part of the Fuelled 4 School challenge.  256 views

Monday, 14 April 2008
Outstanding results in reading and writing Results from an innovative project designed to lift reading and writing skills have been hugely successful, Education Minister Chris Carter says. 189 views

Nurturing gifted and talented children A new publication to help parents and teachers identify and nurture gifted and talented children was launched at Northland School in Wellington today by Education Minister Chris Carter. 541 views

Monday, 7 April 2008
Viet Nam president praises New Zealand education Education Minister Chris Carter says his visit to Viet Nam this week helped strengthen ties between the two countries and won a high degree of praise for New Zealands education system. 283 views

Thursday, 3 April 2008
Cultural Diversity a Strength for New Zealand New Zealand First Deputy Leader Peter Browns comments today on latest statistics on the Asian population in New Zealand are a nonsense, Minister for Ethnic Affairs Chris Carter said. 173 views

Tuesday, 25 March 2008
Minister to visit site of school arson The Minister of Education, Chris Carter, says he will visit the site of the serious fire at Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Taumarere in Northland tomorrow. 558 views

Tuesday, 18 March 2008
Plenty to celebrate on Race Relations Day New Zealand had much to celebrate on Race Relations Day including latest research showing race relations as the top issue New Zealanders felt optimistic about, says Ethnic Affairs Minister Chris Carter. 255 views

Wednesday, 5 March 2008
No "forced" year for teacher trainees Education Minister Chris Carter says he is concerned over a story in today’s Herald on trainee teachers that is quite simply wrong. 221 views

Monday, 3 March 2008
Settlements in education a major achievement Education Minister Chris Carter has welcomed the ratification of all the major collective employment agreements for teachers and principals in the education sector. 207 views

Friday, 29 February 2008
Minister pleased with capture of fugitive Minister for Ethnic Affairs Chris Carter said today that he was pleased that American authorities had tracked down and taken into custody wanted fugitive Nai Yin Xue. 148 views

Wednesday, 27 February 2008
Minister opens Clutha Valley School Education Minister Chris Carter officially opened Otago’s newest school buildings in the Clutha Valley today. 2458 views

Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Minister announces progress on Frankton School Education Minister Chris Carter has announced the proposed Frankton Primary School near Queenstown now has a board of trustees and a confirmed site. 625 views

Thursday, 21 February 2008
OECD report shows New Zealand on right track An OECD report on youth employment shows major new initiatives announced by the Labour-led government are in line with international best practice, Education Minister Chris Carter and Youth Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta announced today. 227 views

Tuesday, 19 February 2008
Chinese New Year celebrations to honour Beijing ‘08 The model of a sculpture that will be gifted by New Zealand’s Chinese community to the New Zealand Beijing Olympic Team will be unveiled at Chinese New Year celebrations being held at Parliament this evening, Ethnic Affairs Minister Chris Carter says. 371 views

Wednesday, 13 February 2008
Model of leadership for kiwi principals launched A new professional development initiative on leadership for the country’s 2500 school principals was launched by Education Minister Chris Carter today. 265 views

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