More than 130,000 students will have $50 extra in their pockets next year, as the Government moves to make tertiary education more affordable.
Mike asks: "If a person wants to spend thousands of dollars coming here, helping our economy and the education sector by signing up for a course that they want to study, who are we to tell them that's a bad idea?"
Jacinda Ardern says a crackdown on immigration won't have a significant impact on international education in New Zealand.
Mid-life adults are joining young school-leavers in a rush to take advantage of the new Government's policy of one year's free tertiary education.
National's tertiary education spokesman says a lack of detail about Labour's year of free study is "looking a real mess" as the new academic year approaches.
An online petition has been started to stop courses being axed in a major overhaul planned for Northland tertiary education provider NorthTec.