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Born in 1967, Katherine grew up on the Taieri Plains, attended St Hilda's Collegiate, Dunedin and Otago University. She is married to Andrew and combined they have four children, Jonathan, Georgia, Daniel and Emma. Katherine has a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing), a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and was a finalist in the 1999 Her Business Woman of the Year. Previous employment included General Manager, Silverstream Ltd; Marketing Manager Knitting Yarns Division, Alliance Textiles; Project Analyst, Foundation for Research, Science and Technology and Project Analyst, Ministry of Agriculture. firstname.lastname@example.org www.national.org.nz
Wednesday, 13 February 2008
Katherine Rich to stand down at election
National MP Katherine Rich today announced that she was standing down from Parliament at the next election.
Wednesday, 30 January 2008
Labour's plan Ã¢â‚¬â€œ make it even harder for unhappy students
Helen Clark and her Labour Government have taken a giant leap backwards by effectively banning 16- and 17-year-olds from leaving school to get work, says National's Education spokeswoman, Katherine Rich.
Sunday, 27 January 2008
Paperwork consultant for school wasteful and silly
The Education Ministry's insistence that a small school hire a consultant to help with filling in forms to carpet a staffroom is bureaucracy gone mad and a waste of money, says National's Education spokeswoman, Katherine Rich.
Wednesday, 16 January 2008
Parental donations attitude dangerous
Chris Carter's blasé comment that parents can blithely make 'a call' to pay, or not pay, their parental contributions or donations, is irresponsible and will have dire consequences for schools, says Nationals Education spokeswoman, Katherine Rich.
Thursday, 10 January 2008
C-minus for teacher scholarships programme
Labour's scholarship scheme for would-be teachers through TeachNZ barely rates a pass mark for encouraging fresh talent to teaching, says National's Education spokeswoman, Katherine Rich.