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April 16, 2018

A recently released report by the Motu Research Institute has shed new light on the Government’s removal of student allowances for postgraduate study and how this has affected New Zealanders. The report outlines the 2013 decision by the Government to remove allowances for students going into postgraduate study, other than honours degrees, and details the […]

March 26, 2018

CW: gun violence Americans have a bit of a thing for guns – and apparently for using them on school children – with 17 youngsters killed in a hail of gunfire in February. Now after such an event you’d assume there would be a period of deep introspection by the powers that be, to find […]

March 19, 2018

On the morning of Sunday 4 March 2018, ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found collapsed on a park bench in Salisbury, England. The two were found to have been poisoned with a chemical nerve agent, and are currently in critical condition in a local hospital. Sergeant Nick Bailey of Salisbury Police Force […]

March 12, 2018

South Africa’s newest Premier, Cyril Ramaphosa, who in February took over from the deposed Jacob Zuma, has begun his term amid controversy. A motion was tabled on Tuesday 27 February to amend South Africa’s constitution to allow the expropriation, without compensation, of white owned farms. The motion passed by a landslide of 241 to 83. […]

March 12, 2018

As the war in Syria continues, eyes are turning to Lebanon, a more traditional hot spot for violence in the region. In 2006 Israel launched a devastating war against Hizbollah, a Shi’a Islamist political party and militant group in Lebanon, in an effort to secure their northern border from further raids by the group. This […]