Making Education Affordable for Students…and the Taxpayer

In New Zealand First we believe the money we spend on education is an investment, not just expenditure. It is not a “bums on seats” target or a “free lunch”. It’s in the interests of our Nation, not just individuals, to have a well educated and trained population, but we need a return on our investment. Today we spend $4.1 …

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Youth Education, Training and Employment (YETE)

The burgeoning cost of welfare remains a headache for the government for the taxpayers. A large portion of beneficiaries have been on the system since their youth due to a lack of work experience and networking.   There currently are 71,000 New Zealanders between the age of 15-17 years old who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET). This …

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