The cost of a tertiary education is shaping up again
as a major election-year issue. Student debt levels are
spiralling and student leaders have renewed calls for a
universal student allowance. But, as tertiary education
reporter Allison Rudd discovered, that goal appears to be an
unrealistic expectation and the country's half million or so
students face more years of "scrooging it".
The heat appears to have gone out of the contentious
Awatea St stadium debate, with a muted response from
ratepayers and residents to last night's Dunedin City Council
annual plan consultation meeting.
The Salvation Army chose Dunedin in which to begin its
work in New Zealand. Among the crowd that watched with
fascination as three Salvationists opened fire on Sunday,
April 1, 1883, were Alfred Wilkinson and Elizabeth
Convicted Christchurch paedophile Peter Ellis and his Dunedin
lawyer will push on with an appeal to the Privy Council in
London after Associate Justice Minister Rick Barker yesterday
rejected a call for a full royal commission of inquiry into
the controversial case.