Articles tagged Tertiary


With the first year of tertiary study set to be free from next year, the industry is sitting in limbo as it waits to see the finer details of one of the new Government’s flagship policies. Shane Cowlishaw reports.

When will teachers know more about the fate of National Standards? What is the state of school infrastructure? How will tertiary education change under Labour? Shane Cowlishaw speaks to new Education Minister Chris Hipkins about his plans.


Money spent by Matt McCarten on Labour's controversial "Campaign for Change" scheme was from candidate donations and will need to be declared, the Electoral Commission has ruled. Launched in June, the scheme was intended to encourage people to enrol to vote but blew up in Labour's face over accusations that foreign students working on the scheme were living in poor conditions. Meanwhile, labour has announced a rise in the student allowance while National will increase paid paternity leave. The Winston Peters superannuation issue continues to simmer.

The Government has revealed its initial response to a tertiary education report that recommended a major shake-up to the system, but won’t be adopting some of the more radical suggestions. Shane Cowlishaw reports.

We need to do more to prepare our high school students for tertiary study –psychologically, academically and in terms of career choices - say student leaders, healthcare providers and mental health advocates.