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AuthorRory Lenihan-Ikin

Author Archive: Rory Lenihan-Ikin

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February 26, 2017

Kia ora! Nau mai haere mai ki Te Whare Wānanga o te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui. Phew, you made it. Whatever made up your unique journey to get here, there would have been major challenges along the way and for that you deserve to be congratulated. You are now joining a small and […]

October 2, 2016

Kia ora everyone! Is your voting paper still sitting on your bench waiting for you to fill it out? I encourage you to grab it now, sit down with a cuppa, and make sure you have your say.  We have the power to stand together and push for a student-friendly Wellington where we can thrive and […]

August 7, 2016

If I began this by asking if you’re enrolled to vote in the local body elections that would be very boring and you’d probably stop reading. So I’m not going to. Instead, I’ll start it with some riveting numbers like: students contribute TWO BILLION DOLLARS to the Wellington economy each year, and that it’s time […]

July 10, 2016

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori allows for all New Zealanders, irrespective of their native tongue, to acknowledge the history and beauty of te reo. It is just disappointing that there is not the same acknowledgement of te reo—one of our three official languages—all year round. I have enjoyed listening to the daily conversations that […]

May 1, 2016

→ Warmer, drier flats as a result of the Government’s new ‘minimum standards’  (they are crap) → Warmer, drier flats as a result of the City Council’s rental Warrent of Fitness  (they still haven’t done it) → Wellington’s endless summer of 2016  (it will end) → Well spaced out assignment deadlines and stress free hand-ins […]

March 6, 2016

There is no single place that has a bigger impact on our quality of life than our home. Sanctuary, safety, warmth, security, and privacy are a few of the things that jump to mind when I consider the basic necessities of every home. Despite this, we know too well that most of these are luxuries […]

April 19, 2015

Introducing the first VUW provided compost bin! Yup, as of the first week back after the mid tri break, students and staff will no longer be made to squirm as they put their food scraps, compostable plates, and PLA fork (made from plants) into the general waste bins. The new bin will be parked cosily […]