Most New Zealanders are educated at the government’s expense. Generally, primary and secondary schools are run by local boards or committees, but the government pays the bills. Tertiary institutions are funded by the government, though students also pay fees. Student loans are available to ensure that access to tertiary education is not confined to the well-off. Pictured here is Auckland University of Technology, formerly a polytechnic.
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