Opening the floodgates to students from India led to their exploitation both at home and in New Zealand. As the industry recovers and attempts to pivot to a high-quality model, Shane Cowlishaw travels to India to find out where we now sit in the competitive international education market.
Talkback host, union delegate, and occasional firebrand Willie Jackson is back in Parliament after a 15-year hiatus - and is now a Minister to boot. He tells Shane Cowlishaw about his plans for the Employment portfolio and the evolution of Maori politics.
A treasure trove of documents used during coalition talks have been made public, providing a fascinating insight into the formation of the new government.
The final details of the Government’s much-touted Families Package have been released and will see a huge boost for families with children.
The Government's flagship families package will be introduced essentially as planned, with a few tweaks.
With the Government’s openness and transparency under attack, new Minister Clare Curran has had a busy first few months. She tells Shane Cowlishaw how she plans to shake-up both her own colleagues and the broadcasting sector she is now responsible for.
New Zealand faces a future without rural polytechnics. Can anything be done to save the declining institutions? Shane Cowlishaw reports.
New Zealanders both old and young who have done less than six months of tertiary education will have a year of free education from next year.
Around Parliament, there’s no-one quite like Shane Jones. He explains to Shane Cowlishaw how he will plant a billion trees and spend a billion dollars, likely ruffling feathers along the way.
Immigration New Zealand is struggling under the weight of a massive influx of visa fraud and migrant abuse complaints. Shane Cowlishaw reports.