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Business Round Table Agrees With Student Unions

Monday, 9 October 2000, 11:58 am | Aotearoa Polytechnic Students Union

After years of promoting an elitist education system, Rodger Kerr and the round table have come to their senses and recognised the brain drain that students have been talking about for the last five years. More >>

Polytechnic Education in Danger unless Govt Acts

Wednesday, 23 August 2000, 9:12 am | Aotearoa Polytechnic Students Union

Community based polytechnics offering vocational education could become a thing of the past unless the Government is prepared step in and offer rescue packages for many local polytechnics More >>

Labour and Alliance fail students

Thursday, 17 August 2000, 9:27 am | Aotearoa Polytechnic Students Union

The decision by Labour and Alliance to vote down a Green Party private members bill to restore the Emergency Unemployment Benefit for students is being described as a breach in the relationship between students and the Government. More >>

Cash-strapped University Flouts Government Policy

Wednesday, 9 August 2000, 9:27 am | Aotearoa Polytechnic Students Union

The decision by Massey University to establish a nursing degree at its Palmerston North campus, in direct competition with the local polytechnic’s nursing degree, is short-sighted and flies in the face of Government policy. More >>

Students Applaud Greens Summer Support Initiative

Friday, 4 August 2000, 1:22 pm | Aotearoa Polytechnic Students Union

Students today described a Green Party Bill on student summer income support as a litmus test of the Government’s commitment to remove unjust and discriminatory policies left by the previous Government. More >>

Campus Support Key to Solving Loan Problems

Tuesday, 18 July 2000, 2:43 pm | Aotearoa Polytechnic Students Union

The Government must be prepared to commit extra funding to provide comprehensive on-line face-to-face campus support if student loan processing by Work and Income is to improve next year the National Student Associations said today. More >>

Student Loans:The more you know, the less you like

Monday, 10 July 2000, 9:08 am | Aotearoa Polytechnic Students Union

The student loans scheme is facing a crisis of confidence with borrowers' resentment towards the scheme increasing the longer they are in debt according to research commissioned by Inland Revenue Department. More >>

Fair Student Association Legislation Passes

Thursday, 6 July 2000, 7:05 pm | Aotearoa Polytechnic Students Union

The sorry saga of Government interference in student democracy is finally over with the passing of the Education Amendment Bill today. More >>

Summer Job Sweetener Not Enough

Monday, 19 June 2000, 10:45 am | Aotearoa Polytechnic Students Union

Student leaders are disappointed to learn that the Government has earmarked only $209,000 in extra spending for summer jobs for students and say that the small grant combined with a failure to restore the Emergency Unemployment Benefit will see a ... More >>

Tertiary Institutions could spoil Fee Freeze

Thursday, 15 June 2000, 5:17 pm | Aotearoa Polytechnic Students Union

The National Student Unions are predicting some tertiary instituions will choose to put up fees rather than take the 2.3% Government funding increase following today's Budget annoucement. More >>

Largest Student Debt More Than $130,000

Wednesday, 31 May 2000, 12:23 am | Aotearoa Polytechnic Students Union

According to figures released under the Official Information Act, there are people that have student loan debts so big that they would need to pay the Government around $30,000 just to do their OE. More >>

Angry CIT Students Ready to Face Institute

Monday, 8 May 2000, 9:07 am | Aotearoa Polytechnic Students Union

Students at the troubled Central Institute of Technology are concerned that their qualifications are being devalued by the massive cutbacks at the Institute and are preparing to air their concerns at the next CIT Council meeting. More >>

Students welcome National's focus on allowances

Tuesday, 2 May 2000, 9:41 am | Aotearoa Polytechnic Students Union

Talk of universal student allowances at the weekend's National Party regional conference has been welcomed by the national student union, the Aotearoa Post-compulsory Student Union (APSU). More >>

Students support calls for Government intervention

Wednesday, 19 April 2000, 4:45 pm | Aotearoa Polytechnic Students Union

Students today backed union calls to end the staff sackings that are sweeping through the tertiary education sector. More >>

Extra year of Nursing Training will cost eight

Friday, 14 April 2000, 4:51 pm | Aotearoa Polytechnic Students Union

The recent proposals to extend Nursing Degrees to four years would be disastrous for female graduates and could leave them paying off their student loans for eight more years the Aotearoa Post-compulsory Student Union (APSU) revealed today. More >>

Auckland Grammar Headmaster Gets it Wrong

Tuesday, 28 March 2000, 5:31 pm | Aotearoa Polytechnic Students Union

Claims by the Headmaster of Auckland Grammar School that the government was planning to return to compulsory student association membership have been blown out of the water today with the introduction of the Education Amendment Bill More >>

Student Loan Debtors still likely to leave country

Wednesday, 22 March 2000, 1:46 pm | Aotearoa Polytechnic Students Union

The Labour Party is trying to oversell the benefits of its student loan changes by predicting that students are now less likely to move overseas to avoid debt the National Student Unions said today. More >>

Bank threatening student caught by WINZ bungling

Wednesday, 8 March 2000, 4:05 pm | Aotearoa Polytechnic Students Union

A bank is threatening to close a student's bank account due to WINZ's mismanagement of the Student Loans Scheme, the Aotearoa Post-compulsory Student Union (APSU) learned today. More >>

Student Loans Scheme Perplexes Nation's Best

Monday, 6 March 2000, 5:06 pm | Aotearoa Polytechnic Students Union

The majority of student loan borrowers do not understand the implications of the debts on their lives according to Government research. More >>

Campus democracy to be restored

Monday, 6 March 2000, 11:02 am | Aotearoa Polytechnic Students Union

National student leaders are welcoming the Government's intention to correct problems with student association membership legislation, and restore democracy to campuses around New Zealand. More >>

 

 

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