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May 7, 2012

Steven ‘Scissor-hands’ Joyce still hurting those he loves. In a blatant attempt to both distract attention away from the ongoing John Banks saga—and sweep major changes to how the tertiary education system is funded under the rug—Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce announced changes to the student loan system and tertiary education directions last week. Adjustments to student […]

August 8, 2011

‘Hello Sunday Morning’ is challenging people to give up alcohol for three months in an attempt to combat the Kiwi binge drinking culture. The brainchild of Brisbane-based Chris Raine, 24, the movement was launched in New Zealand last week, beginning with a presentation at Canterbury University. The movement is not an anti-drinking campaign, but an […]

May 2, 2011

A pink shirt was the outfit of choice for many Victoria University of Wellington students on 14 April 2011 to support Pink Shirt Day’s campaign to stop homophobic bullying. Three Vic students took the reins in this years’ campaign to fight for gay rights and fight against homophobia. The team, comprised of Queer Rights Officer […]

April 11, 2011

Just as winter rears its frosty head, Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) has wrapped up its annual Influenza Shot Clinics. The clinics were set up at all Victoria University campuses on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday last week. VUWSA, in association with Student Health Services, encouraged students to get the ’flu shot to avoid […]

April 4, 2011

Inland Revenue has issued a reminder to more than 60,000 New Zealand graduates living overseas that repayments are due for their student loans. The final due date for the compulsory repayments is 31 March 2011, with 25,000 borrowers who are about to come off their three-year repayment holiday included in the reminder. The graduates are […]