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October 2, 2016

Increasing numbers of youth seeking mental health support have left Youthline struggling to cope. The volume of demand, which has increased dramatically since 2014, has resulted in 150 youth unable to access help from the service. The number of calls for extreme depression have increased  from 6909 in 2014 to 14,996 in 2015. The number […]

September 25, 2016

The University of Canterbury’s Edward Percival Field Station, a teaching and research facility situated on the Kaikoura Peninsula, has been closed indefinitely due to its “unacceptable” risk to life. The University Council made the decision to close the site after a geotechnical report by Tonkin and Taylor found the building unsafe for inhabitants. The report stated […]

September 11, 2016

Dr Dylan Taylor, one of the conference organisers, said he was thrilled by the success of the conference and saw it as a hint of a revival of the left.

September 11, 2016

When the media talk about transgender people the discussion will often focus on genitals. The question “have you had the surgery” regularly comes up. But it is not that simple. Not all transgender people wish to medically transition; some people only want certain procedures and this does not make them any less trans. Medical transition […]

August 7, 2016

The University of Canterbury (UC) is still feeling the effects of the earthquakes, with the University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA) being forced to crowdfund the rebuild of their building. The current building—which stood for 50 years—is set to be demolished next month following damage sustained during the 2011 earthquake. Despite receiving an insurance payout […]

July 31, 2016

Green Party MP Mojo Mathers hosted an event last week to discuss disability and barriers to employment. The event was hosted by Victoria University Disability Services and the student run disability advocacy group CanDo, with the help of sign language interpreters and live transcribers. Mathers talked at length of the barriers she had to overcome […]

July 24, 2016

The report states that Māori women, Pacific women, young mothers, and former prisoners are vulnerable to low wage employment and poorer outcomes for themselves and their families.

July 24, 2016

Supporters of the Living Wage Movement gathered at the Hunter Lounge last Wednesday night. VUWSA, PGSA, NZTEU, Campus Care, and E tū Union came together to provide free pizza and host a quiz in the hope of increasing awareness of the campaign for the living wage at Victoria University. Some university staff (including library staff […]

July 17, 2016

Her actions came to light in January when it was discovered that she had created a fake company, complete with a fake email address, and awarded it university contracts.