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


75% Believe Tertiary Fees Already Too High

An independent survey released today shows that the public won’t tolerate tertiary institutions increasing fees. “Tertiary institutions should be aware that if they reject the government’s fee freeze offer they will be flying in the face of public opinion,” said Andrew Campbell, NZUSA Co-President.

The Colmar Brunton public opinion survey commissioned by the New Zealand University Students’ Association (NZUSA) and the Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association (ATSA) shows that 75% of New Zealanders think that tertiary fees are already too high.

“We want the government to make a major reinvestment into the tertiary sector so that fees can be reduced, but in lieu of them doing that the institutions should play their part by accepting any reasonable fee freeze offer,” said Campbell.

The public opinion survey shows that 43% think that fees are much too high and 32% think that fees are a little too high. Only 3% of New Zealanders think that fees are too low.

“This is not just student pressure on our tertiary institutions to hold fees at their current level,” said ATSA President Keith Clark. “The wider community is clearly right behind us on this issue.”

“We call on all tertiary institutions to accept the government’s offer in tomorrows budget and make sure that future generations of students are not further indebted,” said Clark.

“Failure to accept the government’s offer could damage the way that the wider community view our tertiary institutions,” said Keith Clark.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


City Of 100 Lovers: Multi-Million Dollar NZ Theatre Production To Launch

Produced in New Zealand, the $8Million budget, musical comedy, City of 100 Lovers, has been created for locals and tourists alike. More>>

Indycars: Dixon Wins Fifth US Championship

The New Zealand motor racing driver Scott Dixon has won the US Indycar championship for the fifth time. Dixon finished second in the final race of the season in Sonoma in California. More>>


Howard Davis Review: The Outsider Art of Tony Fomison

Among such gifted contemporaries as Bill Hammond, Tony de la Tour, and printmaker Jason Grieg, Fomison distinguished himself as highly idiosyncratic, and could have become wealthy, had not his demons prevented him from investing his income wisely. In his near monochrome oil painting on black hessian, he staked out a territory of morbid originality. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Immortal Love

The series has a wild-west tone with a steampunk vibe, so if you’re a fan of Joss Whedon’s Firefly or Joe Abercrombie’s Shattered Sea, then chances are you’ll enjoy this book. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Trappings of Success - McQueen

This troubling documentary about the extraordinary life and untimely death of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen (1969 - 2010) is a cautionary tale of an extremely gifted, but self-destructive soul caught up in a business that chews up and spits out its creative talent. More>>

Anne Russell: On Nanette, And The Limitations Of Stories

Since many detractors fault Gadsby or other women for talking about their trauma publicly, Gadsby’s most ardent fans mistakenly perceive virtually any criticism of Nanette as misogynist. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland