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October 9, 2016

Victoria University researchers have found that several sponge species presumed threatened by climate change are likely to survive. The study was conducted by PhD student Holly Bennet, associate professor James Bell, professor Simon Davy, and Dr Nicole Webster, and examined four great barrier reef sponge species and their physiological responses to rising ocean acidification and […]

April 17, 2016

83 brewers presented 400 different beers and ciders to a panel of experts who judged their creations at the 2016 New World Beer and Cider Awards. A broad range of brews were presented, that included wheat beers, low alcohol beers, speciality beers, and several cider categories. Experts assessed the brewers on qualities including technical excellence, […]

March 20, 2016

With events that spanned almost two weeks, Wellington’s annual Pride Festival parade started at Frank Kitts Park and ended at Waitangi Park. The purpose of the parade was to make the public aware of the past, what can be done for the future, and to use it as a political statement. This year marks the […]

March 13, 2016

On Friday, March 4, a balcony holding 20 people collapsed at a Six60 gig. The balcony, attached to a house on Dunedin’s Castle St., fell from three meters above ground at 7.45pm, injuring 18 people.   Two people were seriously injured but are currently in a stable condition. Polytechnic student George Karamaena has broke both […]

February 28, 2016

Last Tuesday hundreds of students dressed up for the annual toga party, the first of the social events VUWSA has on offer. The party was held at the Hunter Lounge, and from 7:00–10:30pm first-year students raved, drank, and screamed to top-40 club bangers provided by Sweet Mix Kids and Jupiter Project. Welfare Vice President Rory […]