Here's some of the most interesting or insightful reactions on Twitter to Andrew Little's State of the Nation speech for Labour - the most recent tweets are first.
Got to give Little credit, free tertiary education is a big, ambitious policy. Something Labour hasn't had since before 2008...
The beauty of the interest free student loan bribe was that it co-opted rather than alienated former students, not just current and future
This is actually brilliant news http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11582567 … Free education post school for 3 yrs in NZ under Labour- Education builds a nation
If History is anything to go by, National will implement a watered down version of today's policy announcement in three years.
Whether you like it or not, Labour's policy certainly meets the 'go big or go home' test.
Can I exchange my $30,000 degree for one of these new free ones?
It appears fiscal responsibility was also given a dispensation to depart from Labour this week.
State of the Nation 2016: THE RISE OF THE MACHINES #sotn16
So for @nzlabour to fully enact their "3 years free uni" they have to win in 2017, 2020 and 2023...
Thoughts on the #sotn16 policy: what about those of us with giant student debt already? Any debt relief?
Labour this is H U G E
@Jess_McAllen finally some *bite*
So I cant use the free education to do my MArts.... Upskilling myself Lot of use Labour.....
So I note there is no talk from @nzlabour about restoring Student Allowance for PG students. Wasn't that one of their major issues?
Labour is back in the game!
Game changer for me.
Oh my god free tertiary education!!! This is huge. Will it apply only to Bachelor level? What about those of us who want to do our Master's?
Labour more desperate than we all thought. Stealing massively expensive InternetMana policy on "free tertiary education" from last election
I guess NZ would have to export a whole lot more to pay for Labour's '05-style tertiary ed bribe. Oh wait - they oppose free trade now too.
3 years of free undergraduate education would be good news for liberal arts, fine arts, design and humanities students / divisions #sotn16
Labour's out of the gate with a banggggggg & it's not even election year!
Bold, future-focused and progressive. Welcome back @nzlabour, I've missed you.
Andrew Little just made a pitch for the Star Wars vote by referencing BB8...
@jo_moir Interesting Labour aligning itself to NZF education policy !! What other policies will they match I wonder?
.@AndrewLittleMP announces higher taxes will fund free sociology BAs for everyone
Labour's tertiary policy: great for potential students - but announcing outside of election year? Seems very strange!
Andrew Little: "WE CANNOT STOP THE MACHINES" #somewhatabridgedStateoftheNation
Labour cares about students, good. It's about time a major political party came to the table for students!
"We get through life, we still respect each other, we still love each other" - Andrew Little on Labour party divisions #sotn16