Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search


University staff call for urgent action

The Annual Conference of the Association of University Staff, which met in Wellington on 4/5 December unanimously passed a resolution calling on the Government to accelerate its review of the tertiary sector so as to reverse the loss of skilled staff and academic programmes.

AUS National President, Neville Blampied, said in Wellington today that another year of declining real funding for universities would be a catastrophe for higher education in New Zealand.

“Whole research teams are being lured overseas for better salaries and, more importantly, better research support,” he said, “and universities are surviving only by savage cuts to library funding, departmental operating funds and teaching programmes.”

“The Government must also put its words into action and move the universities into a co-operative rather than competitive mode in order to avoid further loss of intellectual opportunity for young New Zealanders.”

Neville M. Blampied
National President

Contact: 021 680 475

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis Review: Tarantino's Pitch-Perfect Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

Welcome back to the violent and misogynistic, yet always entertaining world of Quentin Tarantino, who this time around focuses his dyspeptic lens on Tinseltown's pimply backside. More>>

Westpac Exiting Cake Tin: Stadium Announces Naming Rights Agreement With Sky

Wellington Regional Stadium Trust (WRST) and Sky Network Television Ltd (Sky) have announced a new partnership that will see Sky secure the naming rights of the Stadium from 1 January 2020. More>>


ASB Classic: Serena Williams Confirmed For 2020

One of the biggest names in sport has confirmed she will be returning to the ASB Classic in 2020. Twenty-three time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams will return to Auckland’s ASB Tennis Arena to challenge for the ASB Classic title. More>>

Netball: Taurua To Coach Silver Ferns Through Two More Campaigns

Netball New Zealand has confirmed Taurua will guide the Silver Ferns as they take on the Australian Diamonds in October’s Cadbury Netball Series (Constellation Cup), along with the Northern Quad Series in late January. More>>




  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland