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February 26, 2017

Auckland’s seventh Laneway festival took place, at the start of February, up the road from its traditional Silo Park venue. The move to Albert Park, a more open and shadier space, was welcomed by the many pasty, indoorsy types who frequent the festival. A few scheduling and technical difficulties were largely overlooked and the performers […]

October 2, 2016

Victoria University has seen a “considerable increase” in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE) for research and citations of research produced by academic staff. The university is now placed in the top two per cent of universities globally, sitting in the 451–500 top bracket. This puts VUW third equal in New Zealand with […]

October 2, 2016

A University of Canterbury student has been hospitalised after attempting a stunt in order to join the Engineering Society of Canterbury (ENSOC) committee. The 20-year old student lit his hair on fire and attempted to jump from a roof into a one meter deep paddling pool. He missed it narrowly and suffered a serious spinal […]

September 25, 2016

★★★★½   Skiptracing is Alexander Brettin’s second album released under the Mild High Club moniker. His first album Timeline came out on Stones Throw Records in 2015 and was an exciting glimpse into Brettin’s familiar but unique style of psychedelic songwriting. Mild High Club is often mentioned in the same breath as many of Brettin’s […]

August 14, 2016

Melbourne-based band Plastic graced our shores with a three stop tour last week, playing in Wellington at Moon bar in Newtown. Four fifths of the band were formerly known as Five Mile Town, a Silver scroll nominated Auckland alt-folk-rock band. After moving to Melbourne in 2013, the band continued to play but leaned away from […]

July 31, 2016

Statistics have emerged from an Official Information Act request into the volume of students caught cheating in university exams across New Zealand. In 2015 AUT took the top place with 24 cheaters, followed closely by Lincoln at 21, Auckland at 14, and Massey at 11. Victoria sits alongside Otago University with just five people caught […]

May 29, 2016

Last week Green party co-leader Metiria Turei hosted a discussion on campus about the Green Party’s views on housing and inequality, as part of the Green’s Fair Play for Students Tour. One of her main talking points centred around tenants, who make up around 40% of New Zealanders. She said current renting laws are out […]

May 22, 2016

Prime Minister John Key is planning on facilitating “$3 billion, I reckon” in tax cuts as part of the National Party’s next election campaign. Key added that tax thresholds might increase to accommodate for the rising average income. The Labour Party are opposing this move, with Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson saying the money would […]

May 15, 2016

George FM’s breakfast team struck again last week when they broadcast and posted online an inappropriate interview with The Bachelor NZ runner up Nazanin Khanjan. The interview saw Thane Kirby grill Naz about her intimate relations with Jordan Mauger, this season’s Bachelor. “Is he well hung?” he asked, to which viewers saw Naz shoot an […]