"More than 180,000 people are likely to miss out on night classes next year following funding cuts, Labour says.
In May's budget, funding for adult community education was cut from $16 million to $3 million, with the Government saying it paid for hobby courses.
Since then there has been intense criticism of the cut, with opponents saying courses will be slashed..."
Ever consider running the courses and seeing if people will pay for them- you may be suprised. I have done a couple years ago and the courses were excellent- I would have happily have paid plenty more that the cost asked.
These hobby courses should never have been subsidised! If one wants to go along and learn wood-turning, speak spanish or make pottery they should be paying for it out of their own pockets.