Oh what a week it has been! After weeks of mystery surrounding the Government’s intended changes to the student loan scheme, on Thursday last week Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce announced some big changes for students (and graduates) in the upcoming budget. Both Steven Joyce and John Key had signalled earlier in the year that [...]
Archive for May, 2012
Hibernation – The lazy man’s winter Has anyone else noticed that May sucks? Besides marking the start of the cold, the wet and the wind, May represents overdue assignments, all that summer money you saved trafficking arms to war-torn nations is running out, and—adding insult to injury— avocados at the supermarket are suddenly getting expensive again [...]
In the past, they’ve been labelled inept muppets; some (read: Geoff Hayward and Clelia Opie) have even been held up as reluctant posterchilds for Voluntary Student Membership. But VUWSA would cease to exist without an executive of students at the helm. The blood, sweat and tears—and, circa 2007, urine—they put into their roles goes largely [...]
Over the past few years I have come to accept that I am a serial killer in waiting. I feel that this has been quietly accepted among my (few) friends for as long as I can remember. I don’t particularly like people, and reciprocally, people tend to not like me very much. I live out [...]
A major splinter in the ACT party has developed, with its youth wing pulling away from Leader John Banks because he wants to lift the drinking age.