Archive for March, 2009

30/03/09

The Government has made good on its promise to introduce a repayment bonus on any voluntary student loan repayments, announcing that the scheme will come into effect this year. From April 1st, all voluntary student loan repayments of over $500 will receive a 10% bonus repayment. A $500 voluntary payment, for instance, would receive a [...]

30/03/09

A quiet Student Representative Council (SRC) meeting was held last Wednesday at Mount Street bar to discuss the quality of food offered on campus. Presided over by an abridged version of the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association Executive and little more, the meeting was unable to meet the 50-person quorum needed to pass any [...]

30/03/09

There’s a complexity to Buzz Lightyear that lends him well to analysis: his twirly fringe, gloriously defined chin, gizmo-spruced spacesuit, and a helmet that does that “whoooosh” thing renders him less a piece of Star Command machinery and more “a really cool toy.” When he and Woody barely escape Psycho Sid’s firecracker during the climatic [...]

30/03/09

In my column about how to be the best universe in the child actor author, I mentioned my novel about the android lesbian Nazi redeemer two-handed sword of ages that slept in the darkness for a thousand millennia, and got to make out with Britney Spears back when she was hot—like when she was slutty [...]

30/03/09

The Great Tolley Hunt has finally achieved some success thanks to Jackson Wood, editor of Salient. Salient managed to do what all of us in student media had thought impossible, and get Tertiary Education Minister Anne Tolley to respond—sorta—to some questions. Tolley told Salient that she “hadn’t had any involvement in student politics,” a concerning [...]

30/03/09

A nationwide protest has lead to Section 92A being amended. The controversial amendment was due to come into force on March 27, but Cabinet has decided that the law needs to be changed to address areas of concern. Commerce Minister Simon Power announced the amendment, saying that “Allowing section 92A to come into force in [...]

30/03/09

Do you know someone who thinks university is a huge waste of time and money? Maybe a grandfather or uncle, who left school to work when he was 14, and was supporting a wife and a couple of kids when he was your age, you bloody lazy smart-arse. Are you sadistic enough to want to [...]

30/03/09

In a continuation of a policy of paranoia, Sudanese President Omar Hassan Bashir has reportedly expelled all aid workers from the troubled Dafur region. The decision was believed to have been made out of fear that the contingents of support workers in the region were assisting officials in The Hague, who had recently issued a [...]

30/03/09

Hi everyone! I’m Kassie Hartendorp and I’m the newly elected Women’s Rights Officer this year. Thanks to all of you who voted for me! As to those who thought they’d tick the old No Confidence box—I DO have your names and I.P. addresses. My wrath will be coming at you in the form of spam [...]