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28/02/11

Reports of neglect by the Wellington City Council (WCC) have become central in the mystery of the missing waka Te Raukura from the new $12.5 million Wharewaka on the Wellington waterfront. The waka, which was meant to be on display in time for Waitangi Day, has been withheld by Waiwhetu Maori amid growing concerns for [...]

23/02/11

Canterbury University campus is closed until further notice after a violent series of aftershocks hit Christchurch yesterday. The University has advised that no fatalities or serious injuries have been reported on campus. However, aftershocks continue to shudder through Canterbury. All classes will be cancelled for the rest of the week, with students to check back [...]

17/05/10

Salient writer Jessy Edwards explores the reasons why some young people are deciding to tie the knot—some would say—much too young. “You’ve done too much, much too young, You’re married with a kid when you could be having fun with me, You done too much, much too young, Now you’re married with a son when [...]

05/10/09

Vic Uni student Emma Whiteside has just hit the big-time in design, winning the prestigious Shell Sustainability Award at the Montana World of WearableArt™ Awards Show. The award, granted to an entrant who “creatively uses materials that would otherwise be discarded,” has landed Emma with $5000 and a burst of media publicity. Since the awards [...]

21/09/09

goku_karori_28 shit outta luck The university has recently introduced a new ‘system’ which may limit some students’ internet use. Students were not notified of the change and are instead finding out the hard way: being blocked from certain essential websites. One student was shocked when he realised that he could no longer Instant Message his [...]

17/08/09

This sub-head should involve a joke about farts. It doesn’t. Bums have been bumming around on the Vic Uni grounds, bumming cigarettes off students, and putting their bums on Vic Uni toilets. The use of the toilet facilities by the homeless has again become a problem at both the Pipitea and Te Aro campuses. As [...]

03/08/09

Teams of students from Victoria University’s School of Design have recently completed projects for the Design Led Futures (DLF) exhibition on display at Wellington’s Film Archive. In an age where human existence is becoming increasingly digital, students were challenged to come to grips with what the future may be like in 80 years. Seven teams [...]

27/07/09

After a by-election forum where candidates advertised themselves as removed from “petty-politicking and ridiculous power struggles,” last week’s meeting did nothing for the exec’s image. With the full executive present (yes, Bobby Latimer was there), underlying tensions bubbled to the surface with raised voices, points of order and even inter-exec sexual harassment claims. After a [...]

20/07/09

Last week was back to school for the executive without the fresh enthusiasm and sharpened pencils that I’m sure the rest of you were carrying. Morale was low, with half the attending Executive members being warned by President Jasmine Freemantle to “pull [their] socks up” this trimester. Just that day, 75 students had turned out [...]