Wellington, May 5 NZPA - The Government remains committed to interest-free student loans but needs to take significant steps to reduce the spiralling costs and use of the scheme, Tertiary Education Minister Stephen Joyce says.
Wellington, April 21 NZPA - Career diplomat Rosemary Banks is to be New Zealand's next Ambassador to France.
Foreign Minister Murray McCully said Ms Banks would also be accredited as New Zealand's Ambassador to Portugal, and to the OECD, which is based in Paris.
Wellington, March 24 NZPA - An OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) review team will visit New Zealand this year to assess its education system, including national standards which have been introduced in primary and intermediate schools.
By Maggie Tait of NZPA
Wellington, March 9 NZPA - Tertiary education providers will lose some funding if their students suffer high failure and drop out rates and students who fail won't keep getting student loans, new Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce says.