Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 11. 1965.
When interviewed, this student was working with some apprentice carpenters on a Government building contract. He said he had no objection to this work — even though it was unpaid—as he felt he was now learning something worthwhile.
Among the students interviewed was one who came to New Zealand in 1963 and was sent to a provincial town in the North Island to work in a Government department.
He said he was told his departmental work was his practical work and that he was expected to study at night.
He was given routine clerical work and had had a row with his student officer over this, arguing that he understood he had come to New Zealand to study.