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They deliver across the ditch, where the NZ Tertiary Education Commission has published 2016 education performance indicators for the eight universities, plus all the other providers (there are 25 polys for a start) it administers. Here, not so much – with the first half 2016 student numbers being the latest available, like they have been since October last year. “Back in the ‘70s the figures used to be out in July/August, when officials used cylindrical slide rules,” a learned reader remarks.


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