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May 22, 2016

A fire in a flat on Castle Street has highlighted the importance of smoke alarms in student accommodation. The fire broke out on Saturday, May 14, at 660 Castle St, namesake of the band Six60. While there were no fatalities, the fire led Otago University student Robby McPhail to break his ankle as he jumped […]

May 22, 2016

A one-man protest calling for action on fossil fuel divestment disrupted the University of Auckland’s recent graduation ceremonies. Blaze Forbes, receiving a degree in Health Sciences, unfurled a banner stating “Alumni for Divestment” in front of the Chancellor and the audience while he crossed the stage at the ceremony. The action was staged by the […]

April 10, 2016

Participants gave anecdotes of their renting experiences, with one describing the “mould growing in my dehumidifier,” while another spoke of the time she “came home to find the landlord had added an extra floor to [her] house.”

March 20, 2016

“The image is triggering, and the lack of control in being able to not see the image as it is the cover is appalling. If someone showed you this image in the workplace, that would constitute sexual harassment.”

September 14, 2014

If you’ve looked online to inform your vote in the general election recently, you may have found yourself buried in an overload of information about all the different ways political parties will promise to do things differently if elected.

April 6, 2014

Kia ora, I’m Alasdair Keating, your Campaigns Officer at VUWSA this year!