Archive for May, 2008

26/05/08

The Government announced a tertiary student support package worth $130.8 million in operational funding and $24.4 million in capital funding over four years in its 2008 Budget released last Thursday. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

26/05/08

Staff and students from Victoria University’s College of Education gathered at their Karori campus to protest proposed cuts to staff and resources, describing the plans as being “entirely without justification.” Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

26/05/08

After two successful events at Midland Park on Lambton Quay, Downtown EcoTherapy (DET) is giving students at the University’s Pipitea campus the opportunity get their hands in the soil and do their part to replant the planet this week. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

26/05/08

A long time ago, when the world was still flat, it was home to People Who Believed. They believed through droughts, storms and frozen nights. Later, they believed despite threats of eternal damnation and torturous death for their refusal to renounce those beliefs. Or rather, as in many cases, for the demonstration of very similar [...]

26/05/08

Victoria’s debating teams dominated last weekend’s Novice Championships in Hamilton, coming away with the top prize and retaining the prestigious McLeod Trophy for the third year running. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

26/05/08

The Australia Federal Budget released last week shows that New Zealand universities are lagging behind their Australian counterparts in both resources and academic pay. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

26/05/08

These days, twenty dollars won’t even buy you a t-shirt to wear to the graduation ceremony. However, it was the price of admission to the 2008 Wellington Food Show and most people there seemed to be getting plenty of value for their money. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

26/05/08

I could tell by the expressions of utter pleasure on the faces of the boys/girls on the poster that this play would be a winner, and it certainly did not disappoint! North-ward Ho, THEA 302’s major production for the year, was a fun and at times outlandish play about sexual misconduct and adultery, Share on [...]

26/05/08

In 2003, China, India, Brazil and South Africa led a walkout of developing nations from the WTO’s Cancun talks, in protest at the developed world’s trade-distorting agricultural subsidies. Pissed off at having the global economy dictated to them by the West, the Rest finally decided they don’t want to take our shit lying down anymore. [...]