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Tertiary Update Election Edition – Vol 1 No 5 The TEU is pleased to report that Marama Fox, co-leader of the Māori Party, has told the TEU that her party is opposed to National’s tertiary education Bill. The Bill would give Ministers greater powers to divert public funds away from public tertiary education providers and hand them to private companies instead. Following kōrero with the TEU about the impact the Bill could have on...

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What next for tertiary education?

What next for tertiary education?


Posted By on Sep 21, 2017

David Cooke, national chair of the Quality Public Education Coalition, looks at some of the key issues facing the tertiary education sector after the election, before offering some thoughts on what we can do together to ensure a positive future for students and staff. There is much that undermines tertiary education in New Zealand. Here are some key items, but in each case, there are valid responses. Legislation A most pressing...

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TEU celebrates Suffrage Day

TEU celebrates Suffrage Day


Posted By on Sep 21, 2017

Tuesday 19 September was Suffrage Day and TEU members were out in force to celebrate. Many chose to honour those women who fought and won the right to vote 124 years ago by coming together to vote early. The TEU teams at Victoria University, the Ara Institute of Canterbury, the University of Canterbury, Whitireia and the Waikato region each organised early voting events. Pay equity was one of key issues on people’s minds at...

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Tertiary Update Election Edition – Vol 1 No 4 The TEU has been talking to the tertiary education spokespeople for Labour, the Greens and New Zealand First about how they plan to support public tertiary education. Chris Hipkins, Labour Party Gareth Hughes, Green Party Tracey Martin, New Zealand First Early voting is now open and there are voting booths available on, or very close to, campuses around the country. You can enrol,...

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Sandra Grey, national president of the TEU, says National must be held accountable for failing students and teachers across the education sector and for eroding the rights of all working people. Imagine living in a country that genuinely ensured ‘inclusive and equitable quality education’ and promoted ‘lifelong learning opportunities for all’. A country that provides free retraining if you are made redundant, enough support personnel...

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Tina Smith, a Senior Lecturer in nurse education at the Universal College of Learning, explains why the future of healthcare is such an important issue at this election. “Health, wealth and happiness”, is a very common saying because without health you will not have wealth or happiness and this applies not only to individuals but to our communities and our country. Hence, health should be a priority. Yet over the last decade the...

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