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Universities Under-Funded, Labour Says

Universities Under-Funded, Labour Says
Wellington, Jan 11 NZPA - The Government's failure to properly fund universities is the reason behind moves to exclude under-performing students, the Labour Party says.

Bill Changes Polytech Governance

Wellington, Dec 16 NZPA - Councils that run polytechnics will be cut to eight, with four appointed by the minister of education and four by the councils themselves, under a bill passed by Parliament today.

Maori Party Withdraws Support For Government Bill

Maori Party Withdraws Support For Government Bill
Wellington, Dec 15 NZPA - The Maori Party has withdrawn its support for a government bill after its bid to have Maori members on polytechnic councils failed.

62 Schools To Stop Offering Night Classes After Funding Cuts

62 Schools To Stop Offering Night Classes After Funding Cuts
Wellington, Oct 7 NZPA - More than 180,000 people are likely to miss out on night classes next year following funding cuts, Labour says. In May's budget, funding for adult community education was cut from $16 million to $3 million, with the Government saying it paid for hobby courses.

Goff Leaves For New York And Washington

Wellington, Oct 2 NZPA - Labour Party leader Phil Goff leaves tonight for Washington and New York where he will hold talks with senior members of the United States administration, congressmen and United Nations representatives.

Govt Releases Draft Tertiary Education Strategy

Govt Releases Draft Tertiary Education Strategy
Wellington, Sept 29 NZPA - The Government has released its draft tertiary education strategy 2010-2015 and says the aim is to improve achievement and build a skilled and innovative workforce.

Education Minister Again Defends Night Class Cuts

Education Minister Again Defends Night Class Cuts
Wellington, Sept 20 NZPA - Education Minister Anne Tolley is again defending cuts to night class funding, saying the Government is still spending millions on adult and community education.

Early Student Loan Repayment Bonus Passes Into Law

Wellington, Sept 17 NZPA - Legislation to give a bonus to students who make extra loan repayments has passed into law. The Student Loan Scheme (Repayment Bonus) Amendment Bill was a National Party election promise.

Benefits Of Compulsory Student Unions Will Be Reveal - Labour

Benefits Of Compulsory Student Unions Will Be Reveal - Labour
Wellington, Sept 11 NZPA - The benefits of compulsory student union membership will be revealed when a select committee examines a proposal to scrap compulsion, says Labour.

Chris Ford: Labour Party And Phil Goff In Peril

One of the biggest opinion polls in New Zealand, the TV One-Colmar Brunton poll has just delivered another savage blow to Labour and its leader Phil Goff.

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