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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.

Aaron Baxter names as GE Money, New Zealand boss

Aaron Baxter names as GE Money, New Zealand boss
Wellington, March 26 NZPA - GE Capital has named Aaron Baxter as managing director of GE Money, New Zealand. He replaces Greg White, who is returning to Australia to a new role as managing director of retailer solutions at GE Capital Australia and New Zealand.

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.

Maori Scholarships Awarded

(pics available www.nzpaimages.co.nz) Wellington, Feb 2 NZPA - Six of eight students today awarded special Maori scholarships were taught at kaupapa Maori Schools.

Young Blood For Green Party

Young Blood For Green Party
Wellington, Jan 28 NZPA - A man once arrested while dressed up as Ronald McDonald is to be the Green Party's new MP in Parliament. The youngest MP at 28-years-old, Gareth Hughes will take outgoing MP and former party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons' spot in Parliament.

`Life Means Life' For Worst Killers

`Life Means Life' For Worst Killers
Wellington, Jan 20 NZPA - Preventive detention will be retained as a sentencing option for judges under the Government's proposed "three strikes" legislation, Police Minister Judith Collins said today.

Three Strikes Law Could Let Criminals Out Earlier - Criminologist

Three Strikes Law Could Let Criminals Out Earlier - Criminologist
Wellington, Jan 20 NZPA - The Government's proposed "three strikes" legislation is an "empty political gesture" which could let criminals out of prison earlier than if they were sentenced to preventive detention, a criminologist says.

New Appointees To Reserve Bank Board

New Appointees To Reserve Bank Board
Wellington, Jan 20 NZPA - Finance Minister Bill English has made two new appointments to the board of the Reserve Bank.

Kiribati Looks To NZ For Training Population

Wellington, Dec 10 NZPA - A Kiribati leader who fears her country will be lost to rising sea says New Zealand and Australia are not doing enough to help the climate change refugees of Kiribati.

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