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

 

Future Looking Brighter

Student leaders at the Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA) today welcomed the election of a centre left government.

“Indications are that tertiary education will be a priority for the Labour-Alliance government with both Jim Anderton and Helen Clark signalling that removal of interest from loans will be one of the first policies to be implemented. While the removal of interest from student loans is an encouraging first step, we urge the incoming government not to stop there,” said Eva Neitzert, Education Vice President of AUSA.

“We cannot forget that student fees are notoriously high and force students to take on huge debts which will take some students decades to repay. If we are to really tackle student hardship, fees must be decreased and eventually abolished. In addition, we call on the new government to provide universal living allowances and to reinstate the Emergency Unemployment Benefit during the summer,” continued Ms Neitzert.

“The election of Labour and Alliance on Saturday has provided students with the hope that in several years participating in tertiary education need not mean years of financial hardship,” concluded Ms Neitzert.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Mayor's Statement: Death Of Actor Ray Henwood

“Ray was an absolute stalwart of the Wellington drama scene. His contribution to what we have today cannot be understated,” the Mayor says. “His first love was stage work and we are thankful he graced the stage in Wellington. He loved the city and we also loved him." More>>

Sport: Hay Named As All Whites Head Coach

Former All Whites captain Danny Hay, who played for the national team for 11 years, playing in 31 A internationals, was announced as the 18th Head Coach of the national team today in Auckland. More>>

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>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland