Author Archive: Laura McQuillan

With her take-no-prisoners, kick-ass attitude, former News Editor Laura McQuillan adequately makes up for her lack of stature. Roaming the corridors (and underground tunnels) of the University by day, and hunting vampires and Nazi war criminals by night, McQuillan will stop at nothing to bring you the freshest news.

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42collective promoting sustainable, less-cost lifestyles

42collective promoting sustainable, less-cost lifestyles

by / 24/09/07 / No Comments

The 42collective, a group promoting less wasteful, less consumer-oriented lifestyles has begun stenciling around Wellington. The group is a Wellington-based, not-for-profit organization promoting less-wasteful, less material-driven, and more sustainable lives. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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ELECTION BONANZA EXTRAVAGANZA!

ELECTION BONANZA EXTRAVAGANZA!

by / 17/09/07 / [ 13 Comments ]

WHO WILL IT BE, VOTERS? Campaigning for the VUWSA General Election is in full swing, with an unexpectedly large number of candidates standing. Three candidates are standing for the position of President. Current President Geoff Hayward is seeking re-election for a second term, whilst current Education Vice President Joel Cosgrove is hoping to move into [...]

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Election likely to come down to clubs after zero-funding proposal

Election likely to come down to clubs after zero-funding proposal

by / 17/09/07 / [ 6 Comments ]

A plan to scrap funding to clubs and rep groups will be the deciding factor in this year’s VUWSA elections, following an announcement by right-wing ticket the A-Team that all students should not subsidise the minority who take part in clubs. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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$25 refund still being debated, but Studylink doesn’t want it

$25 refund still being debated, but Studylink doesn’t want it

by / 17/09/07 / [ 27 Comments ]

Studylink won’t be receiving the A-Team’s promised $25 refund to students, according to the election candidates and the Ministry of Social Development. As part of their election manifesto, the A-Team is promising full-time students a $25 refund of their annual $120 VUWSA levy. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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A-Team members join VUWSA, UniQ solely to run for election

A-Team members join VUWSA, UniQ solely to run for election

by / 17/09/07 / [ 41 Comments ]

Election scandals aplenty were in the air last week as nominations closed and campaigning began for the VUWSA General Election. Two members of right-wing group the A-Team, comprised mostly of Young Nats and ACT On Campus members, joined groups solely to run for election. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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AGM this Wednesday: <em>Salient</em> finally gets the time right

AGM this Wednesday: Salient finally gets the time right

by / 17/09/07 / 1 Comment

Six motions have been proposed for VUWSA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday. VUWSA Environmental Officer Tushara Kodikara has expressed outrage over a motion by Bevan Callaghan regarding removing the Queer Officer and Environmental Officer, and creating a ‘Representative Organisations Officer’. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Danger Brown following up Helen Lowry horrors

Danger Brown following up Helen Lowry horrors

by / 17/09/07 / [ 2 Comments ]

VUWSA Acting Welfare Vice President Paul Danger Brown has requested urgent meetings with Student Services following an article in Salient last week exposing questionable management practices and poor living conditions at Helen Lowry Hall. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Right-wingers to contest VUWSA Election as ‘A-Team’

Right-wingers to contest VUWSA Election as ‘A-Team’

by / 10/09/07 / [ 284 Comments ]

$25 refund of levy promised Young National and ACT on Campus party members and pro-VSM students have begun a united campaign for the VUWSA General Election, including the promise of a $25 refund for each student from their annual VUWSA levy. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Eye on Exec: Sausages make headline for second week running

Eye on Exec: Sausages make headline for second week running

by / 10/09/07 / No Comments

The exec last week sat in melancholic despair as they pored over 12 new ‘operational policies’, some of which were so silly that they only made it halfway through reading before Queers Rights Officer Rachael Wright, a Law student, took it upon herself to take the policies away and rewrite them. Share on Facebook+1 on [...]

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Nominations open for Election

Nominations open for Election

by / 10/09/07 / No Comments

Returning Officer appointed in the nick of time Applications for the VUWSA General Election opened last Friday, during one of the most rushed election periods VUWSA has seen in years. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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