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PM says unis will not be able to increase fees excessively

PM says unis will not be able to increase fees excessively
Wellington, April 19 NZPA - Prime Minister John Keys say universities will not be given carte blanche to raise fees even if the Government changes a policy capping what they can charge.

Students need respect for taxpayer money - Key

Students need respect for taxpayer money - Key
Wellington, April 19 NZPA - The majority of students use their student loans to get an education, then a job, but there needs to be more "respect for taxpayer funding", Prime Minister John Key says.

Stand down period for new residents getting student loans

Stand down period for new residents getting student loans
Wellington, April 18 NZPA - New residents and Australians may have to live in New Zealand for two years before they can get student loans, Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce said today.

Stand down period for new residents getting student loans

Stand down period for new residents getting student loans
Wellington, April 18 NZPA - New residents and Australians may have to live in New Zealand for two years before they can get student loans, Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce said today.

Labour to back Govt's lift in driving age to 16

Labour to back Govt's lift in driving age to 16
Wellington, April 15 NZPA - The driving age is certain to be raised to 16 after Labour confirmed today it would back the Government's decision to approve the move.

Driving age to raise to 16-years

Driving age to raise to 16-years
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, April 15 NZPA - The driving age looks certain to be raised to 16 years-old following Cabinet approval of the move.

Polytech appointees anger staff, students

Polytech appointees anger staff, students
Wellington, April 15 NZPA - The polytech staff union TEU has blasted a major round of appointments to polytech councils, saying no staff members have made it on to their own councils. Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce announced 78 appointees to 20 polytech councils yesterday.

Changes to Crown assets used by tertiary institutions

Changes to Crown assets used by tertiary institutions
Wellington, April 14 NZPA - Cabinet has approved a decision which will given tertiary institutions more control over areas of their campuses owned by the Crown. The move will allow them to sell land and buildings they no longer need, Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce said.

Polytechnic councils ministerial appointees named

Polytechnic councils ministerial appointees named
Wellington, April 14 NZPA - The Government has announced 78 appointees to 20 polytech councils. The councils were reduced in size by a law change last year -- from between 12 and 20 members down to eight, with four appointed by the tertiary education minister.

Education agreement with India concluded

Education agreement with India concluded
Wellington, April 12 NZPA - New Zealand and India have concluded a formal education agreement which ministers are describing as a significant achievement. It was signed today by Education Minister Anne Tolley and India's Minister for Human Resource Development, Kapil Sibal.

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