26 May 2014

The student loan debt burden of Maori and Pasifika students

From Nine To Noon, 9:10 am on 26 May 2014

Figures from the Ministry of Education show Maori and Pacific island students make up 19 percent of borrowers, but take 2 years longer than their European counterparts to pay their loans back - more than 8 years. Nine to Noon speaks with Paul Spoonley - Pro-Vice Chancellor of the College of Humanities and Social Science at Massey University, Hine Parata-Walker - Academic Vice-President of Ngāi Tauira at Victoria University, and Daniel Haines - President of the New Zealand Students Association.