The 21st Century’s ruling party, the New Zealand First (NZ First) is promising a range of changes and consequent opportunities for future candidates for the 2021 Waikato High Court. As part of their platform of changes and policy they are proposing to remove the option for candidature on the National Trust. Currently candidates may apply to the National Trust for a candidature as either an Individual or Company. The hope is that this move will remove the selection process from the hands of NZ First, thus ensuring their own candidature for the 2021 Waikato High Court.
The proposal for the amendment of the National Trust Act is part of a package of significant amendments to the National Trust laws which have been agreed between the parties in negotiations over the last year. One of the main issues involved was the cost associated with running the Waikato National Trust. The Government did not want to pay fees for the services of a Trustee which was under the purview of the government in order to take on the costs associated with the overall management of the assets and property in the Waikato. The amendment of the National Trust Laws would remove the need to pay for such a role 2021 waec runz .
Another significant proposal is a proposal to extend the holding of the 2021 Waikato High Court exam to include written subject choices in its criteria for candidate writing. This would include written subject selections which are currently an optional feature for all applicants to the examination. The proposal would also amend the wording of the exam so that it no longer requires a written factual answer but rather a response to a particular question from the applicant. For example questions relating to how the applicant plans to pay for their accommodation in the Waikato. It is understood that in drafting the new amendment the wording of the 2021 Waikato High Court exam was influenced by feedback received from the review panel who are considering the impact of the proposed changes to the National Trust system.
One other area which have been the source of much concern amongst the parties and the review panel are the use of a spreadsheet as part of the 2021 questions. The spreadsheet is used in conjunction with the answer sheets and the applicant has to select the correct answers within the spreadsheet and present them alongside the right answer for each area. This requires a considerable amount of time for the applicant and is also a time consuming requirement for the review panel. In considering this change one of the key issues is the impact on school candidates. It is important that school candidates are able to answer the questions quickly and in a concise manner to assist in their application being accepted. There is a reasonable amount of space in the spreadsheet and at least one sheet should be dedicated to each subject area and appropriate template answers should be included in the spreadsheet for each subject area.
One area which has also been the cause for some debate and concern is the submission of written examinations. In the past candidates have had to complete detailed reports in answer to a set of questions about each subject on the exam. These reports often contained detailed explanations of the solutions to previously solved problems and were typically quite lengthy. In considering the new revision the review panel has noted that candidates will now be required to submit two sets of examination reports which will be shorter and more concise in nature.
The changes come in conjunction with the lengthening of the test schedule from noon to midnight. Candidates will no longer have to wait for the last day to submit their answers or worry about submitting their answers on the last day. The revised timetable will also see a relaxation of the grading rubrics from three to five on each test subject. In addition to the relaxation of the rubrics there is also an increase in the number of questions that can be answered in six hours. It is hoped that with these changes and amendments the timespans will be even lower allowing candidates to apply pressure on their answers and enable them to tackle the difficult topics more quickly and efficiently.