A plea to keep commerce subjects separate at high school.
The Government's planning to combine accounting, economics and business studies into one subject at NCEA Level 1.
But Commerce and Economics Teachers Association vice-president Andrea Thompson told Kate Hawkesby while the disciplines are complementary - so are history and geography.
She says the three fields are separate and distinct subjects with very different skills.
"If we want to grow our economy, students need to have a good understanding of financial knowledge."