The Government has spent about $236 million putting more than 41,700 students into fees-free tertiary education, but total student numbers have fallen slightly compared to a year ago.
Auckland University of Technology students will have to go another two weeks without some of their final assignment marks, with many in the middle of exams.
A new study uncovering the real cost of tertiary education clearly demonstrates New Zealand's industry training and apprenticeship system is the education sector's hidden gem.
Following the recent appointment of a Commissioner at Whitirieia and WelTec, the tertiary education sector says the Government can’t continue to bail out institutions and should focus on reforming the sector instead.
Half of university scholarships go to students from our wealthiest families, dismaying teachers in disadvantaged areas who see even their brightest students struggle to get a foot in the door.
Auckland University is proposing to terminate its mainstream advisory service for teachers - even though the Government has promised to create a new national advisory service.
Māori tribes are keen to buy Auckland University's prime $80 million Epsom campus when the university's education faculty leaves the site in 2020.
The University of Auckland has dropped out of the world's top 200 universities, dealing another blow to New Zealand's $4.5 billion international student industry.
Great cities have great universities that share that name" says Vice-Chancellor Professor Grant Guilford, who welcomes the change for Victoria University of Wellington to become University of Wellington.