Higher fees for Kiwis?

From The New Zealand Herald:

The heads of New Zealand’s universities say the Government is unfairly doling out money to students and forgetting the universities themselves. They also want the cap on fees removed so universities can set the cost of courses.

The New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee yesterday called on the National Government to view universities as national “infrastructure” that was in desperate need of investment.

The committee’s primary concern was that student financial support had been put ahead of university funding.