Archive for September, 2007

A-Team suffers defeat en-masse..

A-Team suffers defeat en-masse..

by / 28/09/07 / [ 97 Comments ]

Recount going down: Young Labour apparently behind it The A-Team failed to retrieve any positions on the VUWSA exec during this year’s General Election. The results, announced moments ago, declared Joel Cosgrove as President. Melissa Barnard and Reverend Paul Danger Brown are the Education and Welfare Vice Presidents respectively. Alexander Neilson will return as Treasurer, [...]

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VUWSA Election Results and Candidates’ Reactions

VUWSA Election Results and Candidates’ Reactions

by / 28/09/07 / [ 18 Comments ]

Results and reactions posted here, as they come in. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Craftwerk: Stitching up the Hipsters

Craftwerk: Stitching up the Hipsters

by / 25/09/07 / No Comments

Craftwerk and A Low Hum up a tree, K.I.S.S.I.N.G! Salient reporter Sophie Barclay caught up with the modest and marvellous Craftwerk organiser Heather Barnesface, to talk crocheting, Black Power, and teaming up with A Low Hum. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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RO accuses CDO of crossing the line in Clubs e-mail

RO accuses CDO of crossing the line in Clubs e-mail

by / 24/09/07 / [ 17 Comments ]

VUWSA General Election Returning Officer Andrea Reeves has accused Clubs Development Officer Brent Hayward of “crossing the line” following an email Hayward sent to clubs expressing his concerns that if a “certain group of students” were to be elected to the VUWSA Executive, club funding would be cut. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet [...]

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Hayward will take pay cut if re-elected

Hayward will take pay cut if re-elected

by / 24/09/07 / [ 8 Comments ]

VUWSA President Geoff Hayward last week declared he would halve his salary if re-elected, in an attempt to prove he wants the job more than his opponents. Hayward made the comment at a meeting of Vic’s Debating Society (Debsoc), at which the three President candidates addressed the club on what they can do for students [...]

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Refund debate: Still going

Refund debate: Still going

by / 24/09/07 / [ 18 Comments ]

Salient news editor sick of refund debate A-Team Presidential candidate Lukas Schroeter last week requested that Salient run an article on the legitimacy of the group’s proposed refund; however, VUWSA Treasurer Alexander Neilson still disputes the validity of the A-Team’s argument. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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AGM reaches, retains quorum despite O’Kane’s quorum-counting

AGM reaches, retains quorum despite O’Kane’s quorum-counting

by / 24/09/07 / [ 11 Comments ]

Last week’s VUWSA Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Mount Street Bar and Café began late and finished early, with quorum being met with unusual ease. A hand count reported 123 present, and it is unclear how many of those attending were lured by President Geoff Hayward’s optimistic musings of an AGM “that is fun.” Share [...]

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Candidates Front Up At Forum

Candidates Front Up At Forum

by / 24/09/07 / [ 6 Comments ]

A-Team elsewhere, accused of racism Clubs, student services and allegations of racism dominated discussion at last Thursday’s candidates forum in Union Hall. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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A-Team and Returning Officer clash over election-spending clause

A-Team and Returning Officer clash over election-spending clause

by / 24/09/07 / [ 13 Comments ]

The A-Team and Returning Officer Andrea Reeves have reached a point of disagreement over the rules around election-spending, with Reeve interpreting the VUWSA Constitution to mean the A-Team can only spend a collective $100 on their campaign. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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A-Team accused of racism by VUWSA officer

A-Team accused of racism by VUWSA officer

by / 24/09/07 / [ 26 Comments ]

VUWSA’s Environmental Officer has accused members of the A-Team of racism following an argument over election postering. Tushara Kodikara alleges the A-Team’s Presidential candidate Lukas Schroeter and Treasurer candidate Joshua O’Rourke both called him a “stupid monkey”, which he believes was meant in a racial context. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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