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21/03/11

Hawaiian reggae band Kolohe Kai in New Zealand for the first time this week. Popular Hawaiian reggae band Kolohe Kai are about to embark on their first tour outside of the USA this week with a five-date tour of New Zealand. The seven-piece band will be in Aotearoa for one week only and will be [...]

27/09/10

Animal welfare supporters descended on Parliament last Wednesday protesting the Government’s plans to oppose a bill that aims to free chickens and pigs from constraining cages. Green Party MP Sue Kedgley’s Animal Welfare Amendment (Treatment of Animals) Bill focuses on tightening the Animal Welfare Act and eliminating loopholes that allow the use of practices such [...]

20/09/10

The recently released 2010 QS World University Rankings have revealed how New Zealand universities perform in different subject areas. Auckland University once again topped the list for New Zealand in 38th place for the social sciences and management, followed by Victoria University (111=), Otago University (140=), Canterbury University (152) and Waikato University (183=). In addition [...]

16/08/10

An opportunity for students to have a direct input into their education will take place at next month’s Student Forum. Held in the Memorial Theatre on Monday 6 September from 2 – 3pm, the forum will be hosted by Chancellor Ian McKinnon, Vice-Chancellor Pat Walsh and VUWSA President Max Hardy. This forum is a follow-on [...]

16/08/10

Many Maori living in Australia are struggling to maintain te reo Maori there, recent Victoria University research shows. According to the research compiled by senior associate of Victoria University’s Institute of Policy Studies Paul Hamer, one in six Maori now live in Australia but struggle to maintain the language there. “Six per cent of Maori [...]

02/08/10

Cold, mouldy and mushroom-friendly student flats may be a thing of the past if a Green Party members’ bill promoting warm healthy homes gains footing. Green Party housing spokesperson Gareth Hughes is touring universities this month to promote his My Warm Healthy Rental Bill. The tour started in Auckland last week and will finish in [...]

26/07/10

Tērā pea ka maumahara koe i tēnei manu tīoriori mai i te hōtaka o Homai Te Pakipaki i te tau kua pahure. Engari, inā kāore anō koe kia mātakitaki i taua hōtaka, i tae a Susan ki te pō whakamutunga o taua whakataetae. Nā tērā, i huaina ngā kūaha o te ao pūoro ki a [...]

26/07/10

Mā ngā waiata o te manu tīoriori, a Toni Huata, e whiti ana ngā rā o te wiki o te reo Māori i tēnei tau. A te Rātapu nei he rā whakahirahira mō tēnei wahine o Ngāti Kahungunu me Rongowhakaata, i te mea ka tuku atu tōna kōpae waiata tuatoru ki te rohe. Ka orua [...]

26/07/10

I ēnei rā, te āhua nei ko te mea nui e raru ana i a tātou ngā tamariki a Tāne ko tēnei mea e kī ana ko te “Whakamahana o te Ao”. Inaiānei ka tautoko te nuinga o ngā kaipūtaiao te whakaaro nā ngā mahi o te tangata e whakatere ana tēnei wā whakamahana, arā, [...]