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Budget 19 falls short for universities

New Zealand’s tertiary education sector says it should be part of the holistic solution to many of the concerns outlined in the Budget – but it needs to be adequately funded to do so.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson won’t commit to promising a second year of fees-free studies

Finance Minister Grant Robertson won't commit to rolling out free second-year study for tertiary students.

Government aims for $1 billion cuts to ‘low-priority’ spending, clip fees-free scheme

The Government has reallocated almost $200 million from the fees-free policy as part of Finance Minister Grant Robertson's push to cull $1 billion of low-priority spending.

Praise for Piki: Wellington students welcome free mental health support

Tertiary students in the greater Wellington region are pleased to see the expansion of Piki, a free youth mental health support pilot.

Victoria University of Wellington drops fight over name

Victoria University has decided it won't legally challenge the Education Minister's decision to reject its name change proposal, but it will be adopting a new branding strategy.

Victoria University to reveal decision on name change battle

Victoria University is expected to reveal today whether it will challenge the Education Minister's decision to reject its name change proposal.

Hawke’s Bay man’s treaty claim calls for vocational training rethink

Vocational training reform proposing radical changes in tertiary education delivery are rushed and will disadvantage Maori.

New university to change face of Tauranga CBD

The opening of a new university in the heart of Tauranga is injecting new blood and new life into the CBD, say city leaders and workers.

Rewire vocational education to transform Māori lives

Jody Hopkinson talks to Dr Eruera Prendergast-Tarena about how any reform of our vocational education sector needs to include a focus on getting more Māori into training and jobs at a higher skill level.

Call for Victoria University vice-chancellor to resign over name change saga

Battle lines are being redrawn over Victoria University's proposed name change.
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