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.
New Zealand's second-biggest school is appealing to parents to help pay for new buildings because it says Government funding is not enough.
Primary school education was seldom mentioned throughout the election campaign and yet for everyone with children or grandchildren education plays an extremely important part in their lives.
Moves are being made to tackle sexual violence at the country's universities.
A parents' revolt has forced a rethink of plans to turn Auckland's kindergartens into all-day centres.
Educators are calling for intensive English courses for foreign students who arrive in New Zealand schools with very little or no English, as statistics show that many fail to get University Entrance.