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Zero fees

Zero fees

To attract non-Southlanders, the Southern Institute of Technology in Invercargill introduced a zero-fees regime in 2001. This came under pressure in 2008 when the Tertiary Education Commission cut 1,300 students and $6.2 million from SIT’s budget. Minister of Education Pete Hodgson (seen here) visited Invercargill, but did not revoke the cuts.

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David Grant, 'Southland region - Government, education and health', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 July 2022)

Story by David Grant, updated 1 May 2015