The relationship between the $3 billion student loan debt and record numbers of young New Zealanders who are leaving
this country has become an issue which the government is being pressed increasingly hard to deal with - not the least by
their own rhetoric.
A Government’s legislation programme is a bit like someone who has forgotten Christmas is approaching. They have to rush
down the shops and realise they only have limited time and money to do all those things that had been dreaming about all
year long. This National Government has come to that stage.
Fifty hectares of valuable native bush that Wellington City Council refused to buy has been purchased thanks to a new
conservation trust and a generous anonymous benefactor.