The controversy over Massey University’s ban on Don Brash speaking to politics students has been an overwhelming victory for free speech, according to Dr Bryce Edwards of Victoria University of Wellington. He argues that academics, students and universities now need to re-assert the culture of robust and diverse debate on campuses.
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The polytechnic sector is on the brink of collapse, fighting against low unemployment and a voracious private market. How did things get so bad, and is there a way back for our polytechs? Shane Cowlishaw reports.
In today's email we followed up the Briefings to Incoming Ministers released yesterday, and asked how 'free and frank' our public servants really can be.
New Zealand faces a future without rural polytechnics. Can anything be done to save the declining institutions? Shane Cowlishaw reports.
In this morning's email we dug into the Government's claim of a massive cost blowout with the Christchurch sports complex project.
In today's email we detailed the latest in politics and the economy, including Jacinda Ardern's meeting with the Australian PM.
Education often flies under the radar, touching a nerve only with those that work in the sector, or parents who have struggling children. But National and Labour are suddenly duking it out over the issue, bringing it into the election spotlight. Shane Cowlishaw talks to academic experts on the main education issues.
1. 'Vote for the other guy'
In today's email we look at the new Housing Affordability Measure and how shows it a generational failure to provide one of the basics of living at a reasonable cost for both renters and homebuyers.