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October 2, 2016

News writer Meriana Johnson watched the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in its entirety to save you the pain.

September 25, 2016

Hot topics during the open floor were the living wage, international student fees, and the ongoing degradation of Fairlie Terrace facilities.

July 31, 2016

New legislation has seen a proliferation of ‘no smoking’ signs appear in outdoor areas of Wellington eateries and bars, negatively impacting a number of local businesses. Popular haunts Rogue and Vagabond, Fidel’s, and Havana Bar are just a few of approximately 60 businesses who have had their outdoor areas reviewed under the Smoke-free Environment Act. […]

May 8, 2016

The number of students receiving the allowance has decreased since 2011 from 99,271 to 75,050.

April 17, 2016

It was touch and go for Homegrown festival, with the rain making an appearance the second year in a row. By midday the rain had cleared, and in classic kiwi spirit we were donning our gumboots heading to the waterfront. The setup of the stages along the waterfront meant a lot of walking was required. […]

March 20, 2016

If a Royal Commonwealth Society survey is turned into action, it could soon become a lot easier for New Zealand residents to live and work in Australia, Canada, and the UK. It was found that 58% of Britons, 70% of Australians, 75% of Canadians, and 82% of New Zealanders were in favour of visa-free access […]