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Tertiary Education Union

Protesters try to storm National Party conference

Auckland, July 18 NZPA - Protesters at the National Party conference in central Auckland's Sky City pushed their way through security cordons and attempted to enter the building to show their opposition to newly introduced labour laws.

Govt criticised for wanting more international students

Wellington, May 31 NZPA - The Government has been criticised for wanting to boost international student numbers at the same time as three the country's universities limit enrolments for domestic students.

Maori student group angry over enrolment restrictions

Wellington, May 14 NZPA - The Maori Tertiary Students Association (MTSA) has joined the chorus of anger over decisions by two universities to restrict or stop further enrolments this year.

Joyce defends claims of short-sightedness

Joyce defends claims of short-sightedness
Corrects when Otago decided to cap enrolments in second para Wellington, May 13 NZPA - Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce has defended suggestions that government short-sightedness is to blame for moves by two universities to restrict or stop further enrolments this year.

Student Groups Lobby To Keep Compulsory Membership

Student Groups Lobby To Keep Compulsory Membership
Wellington, March 4 NZPA - Student groups and their supporters are gearing up to tackle ACT MP Sir Roger Douglas's bid to outlaw compulsory membership of student associations, saying such a move would "gut" them.

Unemployed Asians Need Help, Labour Says

Unemployed Asians Need Help, Labour Says
Wellington, Feb 5 NZPA - Labour is highlighting the plight of jobless Asians as it continues to criticise the Government over the latest unemployment statistics.

Govt Highlights Youth Training Fund In Wake Of U/E Numbers

Govt Highlights Youth Training Fund In Wake Of U/E Numbers
Wellington, Feb 5 NZPA - The Government is calling on councils to use a $1 million fund to boost youth employment as it faces calls to take action over youth unemployment.

Labour And Greens Say Youth Need Benefit Safety Net

Wellington, Aug 3 NZPA - The Government is being called on to ensure youth can still get support if they fail to take up schemes to get into education, work or training. Labour and the Greens say some unemployed youth will fall through the cracks under the Government's new policy.

Budget Fails Tertiary System, Say Critics

Budget Fails Tertiary System, Say Critics
Wellington, May 28 NZPA - Students, universities and other training institutions say lack of spending on tertiary education will lead to less opportunity for study, academics leaving for better money overseas and leave the country less able to respond in an economic recovery.

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