Author — Lauren Ng

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21/05/12

The question remains: who is poisoning their food?

02/04/12

Joyce withholds students’ pocket money The Government has raised student allowance and student loan rates by 1.77 per cent, while deciding to freeze the student allowance parental income threshold. The changes come as part of the 2012 general adjustment announced on Thursday by Tertiary Education ‘Super’ Minister Steven Joyce. The threshold uses parental income to [...]

21/03/11

The University of Canterbury restarted the last of their courses last week, and has stated that they still intend to carry out a full academic year. The first term has already been cut in half by the devastating February 22 earthquake which closed the campus down. In order to make up time and fit all [...]

21/02/11

The Ministry of Sound’s Tom Piper is a man with many hats. According to his biography, he is a “DJ, producer, radio host, record label guy, man, myth, legend and freshmaker”, who is “more machine than man” with “bass bins where his lungs should be”. The Sydney-based DJ, who placed 17th on the Sony ITM50 [...]

27/09/10

Victoria University student and New Zealand Army Private Michael Rennie has defeated other competitors from Army and Navy Reserve Units around the country to take out the title of Defence Force Reservist of the Year. Rennie, who is also undertaking a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting, gained first place [...]

20/09/10

Students who have exceeded their bandwidth on RedTube, playing World of Warcraft or downloading the latest episodes of Gossip Girl will soon have another free source of internet. Wireless internet access along the waterfront will make Wellington New Zealand’s first city to try anything of its kind. It is hoped that the network, called ‘Trade [...]

13/09/10

“The hostel feeds me well but I’m always hungry by 8:30 at night.” The results of Victoria University’s Student Academic Services ‘First Year Experience’ survey are back, with the majority of responses showing students asking ‘more’ of student services. The survey is part of a project researching the experiences of first-year students at Victoria, with [...]

16/08/10

Are you a stingy student who still wants to enjoy the good life with a group of mates? If so, you might just be interested in an initiative set up by Victoria University commerce graduate Daniel Taiaroa and postgraduate student Andrew Henry. Their new business, dealeater.co.nz , could see you and your mates receive up [...]

09/08/10

Still warm from John Key’s lips and put up for sale on TradeMe, a stolen coffee cup used by the Prime Minister has revealed an unfortunate truth about our nation’s leader—he just isn’t worth that much. Weir House resident Jackson Freeman swiped the cup as a “chance for prosperity” after Key visited his hostel for [...]