Soaring Student Debt to Impact Down the Line

Endless Loan: Early childhood teacher Sammy Attwell is still paying off her $29,000 student loan.

The Western Bay’s student loan debt grew by more than $200 million in the last five years – and experts say the debt will have huge consequences for students.

Inland Revenue figures show The Western Bay of Plenty’s student loan debt rose more than $200 million over the past five years, to $672 million at June 30. Read More