14 Dec 2023

Tertiary Education minister to hear from Te Pukenga managers

From Morning Report, 7:49 am on 14 December 2023

Te Pukenga's managers are due to report to Tertiary Education Minister Penny Simmonds tomorrow on the first steps to restoring local leadership to the 16 polytechnics. Simmonds says former polytechnic managers are offering to help. She wants at least interim managers in place early next year to decide whether to go ahead with the hundreds of redundancies Te Pukenga planned for April. She warns some polytechnics will have to make cuts even after Te Pukenga is gone. Education correspondent John Gerritsen spoke to Corin Dann.