Policy, Management & People Aoraki Merger? Aoraki is considering a merger with CPIT to create a Canterbury-wide polytechnic (CPIT, Fairfax, Radio NZ, ODT). A Timaru Herald editorial argues that it is a realistic approach from Aoraki considering its financial difficulties, but the TEU’s Kris Smith says Aoraki should remain a stand-alone institution. We reviewed [...]... Read Full Story.

This guest post is from Feroz Ali, Chair of Independent Tertiary Institutions (ITI). ED Blog welcomes guest contributions. Under headlines such as “Polytechnic cash given to private businesses” and “$29 million cut from polytechnics”, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) asserts that money is being systematically stripped out of Polytechnics and literally just given to businesses.  The clear implications behind the… Read Full Story.