Māori


To celebrate World Teachers’ Day the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) is inviting feedback on what it plans to tell the next government to do to improve the profession. World Teachers’ Day is a celebration held annually to celebrate the great work educators do in New Zealand and around the world, many of whom are working in difficult conditions and with limited resources. Many of us will have memories of some amazing people that have...

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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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Steven Wharehinga, president of the Tertiary Education Union branch at the Universal College of Learning, looks at what regional tertiary education means for Māori, Pasifika and low income families. National’s plan to require Ministers to give for-profit providers the same funding as public institutions should be opposed for the detrimental impact it would have on access to tertiary education for Māori and Pasifika. The plan would be...

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Yesterday’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples provided an important opportunity to reflect on the impact National’s tertiary education Bill would have on Māori. Observed on 9 August every year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population, the day is a reminder that education must be accessible, publicly funded and available for all without discrimination. The right of indigenous...

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MPs on Select Committee gathered for the second of their public evidence sessions yesterday morning. Over the course of two hours the Committee heard from people working or studying in the sector, the Chief Executive of the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT), Chris Collins, and the TEU. Wayne Linklater from Victoria University told MPs that public institutions were more, not less, adaptable than for-profit private providers....

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There are only 24 hours left to have your say on a new law that will funnel public money into private, profit-making tertiary education institutions. It takes less than three minutes to make a submission to the Select Committee of MPs considering the law change – and the TEU has provided everything you need. More than 1,800 people have so far written to the Select Committee urging them to reject changes that would require all future...

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