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Mid-year enrolment figures indicate many polytechnics have had another terrible year with one institute losing 1000 full-time students.
The figures for domestic enrolments in August show 15… Audio
Enrolment figures show just 29 percent of the tertiary students who benefited from the government's zero-fee scheme last year came from schools in the bottom five deciles.
The schools have 40 percent… Audio
This is Parliament’s ultimate week of the year. But the line-up is less in the sense of the epitome of superlative greats, and more the eventual, terminal, conclusion. Audio
This Wednesday at Parliament they’re squeezing in next Wednesday as well. Who knew MPs were so powerful? Audio
Parliament can be sluggish. It’s actually designed that way. But sometimes it turns on the after-burners and gets the wind in its hair as it debates. Audio
Parliament's calendar has just three weeks left in the year for MPs to work on legislation. This week will include bills on referendums, foreign donations, and education. Audio
New rules for the use of physical restraint in schools are on the way.
Changes make it clear that physical force can be used, as a last resort, to keep students safe from harm. The measures are part… Audio
Schools will get an early Christmas present to the tune of $400 million to spend on upgrades to school property and grounds.
It was the main pitch to members from the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at… Audio
Former Prime Ministers Sir John Key and Helen Clark have backed plans to move Auckland's port, but current Government ministers are more hesitant.
Chris Hipkins, standing for Prime Minister Jacinda… Audio
The government's school donation scheme has not even started and schools are already looking for ways to get around the new system.
Principals say schools are setting up foundations so they can keep… Audio
A rundown on the key points up for debate in parliament this week Audio
A medical student scam appears to have been going on for years, if not generations, with several GPs telling RNZ they believe the authorities have been turning a blind eye.
Otago University is… Audio
On Wednesdays at Parliament MPs argue about general topics in the aptly named General Debate. This week turned into a bit of a tit-for-tat. Audio
Parliament is back debating this week, with an unusually meaty roster of topics for MPs to get their teeth into. Audio
Education Minister Chris Hipkins is standing in for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for in her usual Tuesday morning slot. Audio
On Wednesdays in Parliament MPs get to strain slightly harder at their leashes during the general debate. We caught the action from one Wednesday on camera.
Parliament this week includes a number of controversial or important pieces of legislation, others that are deeply procedural. And a good smattering of New Zealand history. Audio
A year's worth of rosters and a bill to improve care of tertiary students will be worked on at Parliament this week. Audio
Tertiary providers who are found responsible for the serious harm or death of students in their care will face a $100,000 fine under new rules to be introduced by the Government. There will also be… Audio
The latest from the House Audio