Law set to give Kiwis living here access to uni loans

LONG-TERM Kiwi residents of Australia could soon get access to Australia's university loans system, under a Turnbull Government move.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the changes would give New Zealand citizens who had been Australian residents since "childhood" access to the study loans from next year.

The Government would have to change visa laws to allow access for Kiwis, and if passed this year, the laws could let up to 2600 New Zealanders be eligible for the loans for university and higher level vocational education from 2016.


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Parents in favour of new vaccination laws

VAX LAWS: North Coast Health District officials are hoping new vaccination laws which prevent children not yet immunised from attending day care will persuade parents to protect their youngsters.

Children's lives saved through vaccination laws

Cycling video secures driver conviction

VIDEO EVIDENCE: A motorcyclist has lost his licence for 18 months after his assault on two cyclists in June 2017 was captured on a rear-light bicycle video camera.

Motorcyclist loses licence after cyclist assault

Dangerous swell and surf continues on coast

There was a big swell at Snapper Rocks on Tuesday, October 17.

Surfers, boaters, swimmers and fishers to take caution.

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