Ken Shirley’s article on the wananga problems is a good read. Some key things to remember:
* Labour gave a $46 million capital injection in 2000, despite a previous capital injection of $6 million the year before
* Labour sent the wananga an apology letter stating that the Crown accepted it had “breached the principles of the treaty”, somethign the previous Government had declined to do
* Institutions enrolling Maori and Pacific Islands students in courses got an extra $125 a student
* The government’s funding rules for EFTS provides cheap, low-cost, non-degree courses with almost as much subsidy as that provided to universities for more costly science degrees.