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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.

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.

Labour Questions Redundancy Payouts For Night Class Teachers

Wellington, Sept 18 NZPA - Schools could break the law if they pay for adult education teachers' redundancies with money that was meant to provide night classes, Labour says.

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.

Labour Says Youth Will Fall Between Cracks Under New Policy

Labour Says Youth Will Fall Between Cracks Under New Policy
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Aug 3 NZPA - Labour says unemployed youth will fall through the cracks under the Government's new policy.

Youth Unemployment Package Seen As A `Good Start'

Youth Unemployment Package Seen As A `Good Start'
Wellington, Aug 2 NZPA - The Government's plan to spend $152 million creating work, education and training opportunities for unemployed young people has been welcomed -- as a first step.

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