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Waka at Centre of Custody Battle

Waka at Centre of Custody Battle

by / February 28, 2011 / No Comments

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 [...]

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Quakes Close Canterbury Campus

by / February 23, 2011 / No Comments

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 [...]

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Too much, much too young?

by / May 17, 2010 / [ 48 Comments ]

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 [...]

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Vic student wins big at WOW Awards

Vic student wins big at WOW Awards

by / October 5, 2009 / No Comments

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 [...]

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Students lose internet accesssxxx

Students lose internet accesssxxx

by / September 21, 2009 / [ 9 Comments ]

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 [...]

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Bums cause stink in student loos

Bums cause stink in student loos

by / August 17, 2009 / 1 Comment

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 [...]

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Design students go on Futurama bender

Design students go on Futurama bender

by / August 3, 2009 / No Comments

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 [...]

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Eye on Exec

Eye on Exec

by / July 27, 2009 / [ 5 Comments ]

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 [...]

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Eye on Exec

Eye on Exec

by / July 20, 2009 / [ 5 Comments ]

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 [...]

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Latimer defiant over Food bank mishap

Latimer defiant over Food bank mishap

by / May 25, 2009 / [ 19 Comments ]

Relations between members of Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA)’s Executive have been strained following an appearance of an apology for the loss of the association’s digital Food bank database. The confidential data, which contained the names and contact details of Victoria students who made use of VUWSA’s Food bank service, was on a [...]

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