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October 16, 2017

Permanent reinstatement of all lifts in the Rankine Brown Building on Kelburn Campus will not take place until October 2019, following damage sustained during the November 2016 earthquake.

October 9, 2017

The Welfare Vice-President (WVP) is responsible for ensuring that VUWSA provides an appropriate and diverse range of welfare-based services to members and students. This year, two candidates are running for this role: Summer Wick-Featonby and Beth Paterson. * Summer Wick-Featonby, a third-year student studying Politics, History, and English Literature, is running for the WVP role […]

September 18, 2017

Max Harris is the author of The New Zealand Project, which argues for a values-centred approach to politics in New Zealand. Max is a recipient of the All Souls Fellowship and is currently completing his PhD at Oxford University. We spoke with Max over Skype as he ate his dinner in a café in New […]

August 7, 2017

The VUW Pasifika Students’ Council (PSC) hosted a Pasifika in Politics panel on August 2, focussing on the topic Why Should Pacific People Care? More than 50 people attended the event, which saw the panel, made up of MPs and candidates from across the political spectrum, speak to issues affecting Pasifika youth. PSC President Sina […]

July 31, 2017

After significant backlash against a consultation document proposing changes to Student and Campus Living, released on May 24, VUW have proposed the retention of the Head of Hall position in all but one of the VUW halls of residence.

May 29, 2017

A Tongan advocacy group has launched a campaign to prevent child marriages. The Talitha Project Tonga launched the Let Girls Be Girls! campaign on May 19. The campaign seeks to lift the legal age of marriage in Tonga to 18 years old. Currently, those aged between 15–17 are able to marry with parental consent. Vanessa […]

May 29, 2017

A new app allowing hopeful tenants to “bid” against each other for rental properties has highlighted a practice already prevalent in New Zealand.

May 8, 2017

Criminal justice experts are calling on politicians to practically address the escalating prison population.

May 1, 2017

Members of the Save Our Unique Landscape campaign (SOUL) have travelled to New York to seek international recognition that a proposed housing development on iwi land in Auckland breaches indigenous people’s rights.