Archive for August, 2010

24/08/10

The biggest event on New Zealand’s beer calendar hits the capital this weekend—Beervana. Following the annual BeerNZ awards on Thursday night, Beervana is a showcase of the majority of New Zealand’s breweries and beers—the good, the bad, and the ugly. And while there’s plenty of choice, there are far too many beers on offer to [...]

24/08/10

Katydid is a very, very good piece of theatre. I laughed and smiled and then got all teary-eyed (didn’t actually cry, but I don’t cry without extreme provocation. Or onions.). From the moment I entered the theatre to the simply fantastic audio work of Tane Upjohn-Beatson, to the unsettling lights (designed by Rachel Marlow) illuminating [...]

18/08/10

The December Brother has a lot of expectations to live up to. Not only is it “The Bain Play” that everyone has heard about but it is also the latest work from SEEyD theatre company. SEEyD began in 2000 with a show, unsuprisingly, called SEEyD. From the very beginning they have been a company of [...]

17/08/10

In a first for Victoria University students, staff from Wellington branches of the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) have set up a drop-in service at the university. The drop-in service established late last month, is located in the Atrium at Kelburn Campus and is available to students 12.30 – 2.30pm every Tuesday. Students have this two-hour [...]

16/08/10

I can’t believe it’s nearly the end of August. 2010 has flown by in a blink. I’m fairly sure it wasn’t all that long ago that it was February and my trusty designer sidekick Juliette and I were freaking out about how we had to make a 56-page magazine every week. We’re 19 issues in. [...]

16/08/10

Wellington City Council sheds light on the issue The idea of a ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ has become a reality for students residing at the Botanical Garden end of Salamanca Road as a result of streetlight problems. Residents say that the lights along the top end of Salamanca Road have been turning [...]

16/08/10

The next few weeks are going to be an interesting time for the University and for students. The first half of the semester has started to wind down, essays are begging to be completed and mid-term tests are looming. In addition to this, the University is gearing up to make some significant decisions that will [...]

16/08/10

Hello VUW Students and Staff, I’m Richard Carr, the recently elected Administration Vice-President. I realise that usually these columns say what the Exec member has been doing and what will happen in the near future, however I have been in office for 3 days so not much to report on. Instead i thought that I [...]

16/08/10

This week VUWSA will be holding its first Noodle Day, as part of the perpetual campaign against the inadequate living support available to students in New Zealand. Free instant noodles will be available from the VUWSA marquee in the Kelburn campus quad from 11:30 on Wednesday. The idea behind Noodle Day is that it highlights [...]