The impact of Labour's free year of tertiary education is yet to be seen in enrolments.
Tertiary institutions are gearing up for the first year of fees-free education as the new government policy comes into play this year.
The Government is being urged not to scrap a hardline student loan debt arrest policy, following revelations of a fourth defaulter's arrest at the border.
The total amount of overdue student loan repayments stands at $1.2 billion, up more than 12 per cent on last year, a report presented to parliament has revealed.
Tertiary providers "gaming" the system and people delaying enrolment until two years of free study is offered are some of the risks of the Government's new fees-free scheme.
Associate Professor Mark Barrow, incoming Dean of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland, talks about his vision for New Zealand’s largest provider of education and social work qualifications.
A NorthTec arts student says while there is some hope following the polytech's final restructuring decisions she is still worried for the future of her course.