New Zealand's multi-billion dollar export education sector faces a repeat of a 2003 collapse in its key Chinese market after the forced closure last month of the privately run New Zealand National College (NZNC) left many students feeling betrayed by authorities and stuck without qualifications or full refunds.
In this morning's email we detail the delay in the reporting of cases of sexual misconduct to the Law Society by Russell McVeagh, as well as looking under the hood of the "Wellbeing Budget".
Education officials will be in for a hectic year after the announcement of sweeping reforms that will stretch from early childhood to the tertiary sector. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
The Government is preparing to launch an official inquiry into abuse of migrants and international students, but the possible fixes could force Labour to make some economically uncomfortable choices for the international education industry and many small businesses.
Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis has brushed off a formal complaint from one of the charter schools in the Government’s firing line, saying he is not showing any favouritism to those within his electorate.
In today's email we looked at the legacy of Bill English, the morning after yet another surprise leadership change.
Jacinda Ardern hopes a compromise will resolve a potentially nasty clash with Labour's Maori MPs and iwi leaders over the future of charter schools. Thomas Coughlan reports the two sides remain far apart.
After an election campaign stoked by immigration fears from both Labour and New Zealand First, the coalition partner’s stance on the topic appears to be softening. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
1. NZ$ headwind building
Education unions will be approaching this years’ pay talks with more confidence than they’ve had in a decade. Shane Cowlishaw looks at the pressure that will be exerted on the Government to boost wages in the sector.