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Opinion: Joel Hernandez – Empowering students with better information

New Zealand Initiative policy analyst Joel Hernandez says decisions informed by quality research can help students achieve better life outcomes.

Northland polytech offers helping hand

NorthTec willing to help Taratahi students facing a bleak future

Hipkins makes decision on Victoria University of Wellington name change

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has declined Victoria University of Wellington Council’s application for a legal name change.

Up to $50 million paid for fees-free students who either failed or withdrew

The Government is potentially spending up to $53 million a year on its flagship fees-free policy for students who have either withdrawn from or failed tertiary courses.

Govt doubles tax on private tertiary institutes for overseas student fees

The Government is almost doubling a tax on international student fees for private tertiary providers, but has signalled that the tax could be tied to the quality of education in future.

Mental Health Report highlights struggles of students and young people

Tertiary students have welcomed the release of He Ara Oranga, the report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction.

Government defends fees-free policy after drop in enrolments

The Government says its fees-free education policy is a sound investment, despite a slight drop in student numbers.

41,700 sign up for fees-free study, but total numbers are falling

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.

AUT union staff reject latest pay offer, withhold student marks another two weeks

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.

Apprenticeships and training a tertiary education success story

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.
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