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AuthorSaeran Maniparathy

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May 8, 2017

A new bill banning street window washers has been put to Select Committee in Parliament.

March 27, 2017

Last week, investigative journalists Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson released Hit and Run. The book alleges that a 2010 raid organised and lead by the New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan resulted in the death of six civilians and the injury of 15 — despite no insurgents being killed or captured. The raid took place after […]

March 13, 2017

16 and 17 year olds may have the right to vote after the upcoming election, as discussion around New Zealand’s voting age has been sparked by Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft. Becroft stated that it was a good time to consider the change, which “would mean that political parties would have to think more explicitly about […]

March 3, 2017

Last week, new students were welcomed to life at Victoria University with the inaugural O-Week. This year’s lineup saw a range of sold-out events, including the iconic Toga Party and a comedy show with Guy Williams. As usual, tickets to events were highly sought after, with a number being on-sold across social media for inflated […]

February 26, 2017

The lifts in Victoria University’s Kelburn Library will be nonfunctional for the remainder of 2017, following the November 14 earthquake.

February 26, 2017

The majority of charges against 15 activists, who had protested a Defence Industry Association conference held at TSB Arena on November 17, 2015, have been dropped. The activists appeared in Wellington District Court on Monday, February 13, charged with trespass and obstruction. They pleaded not guilty. The 2015 protests had resulted in arrests after activists […]

October 9, 2016

Last week emergency services attended to the sudden death of a female student at the University of Canterbury’s Rochester and Rutherford Hall. Police have confirmed that the death is not suspicious and have referred the matter to the coroner. Police will not confirm the cause of death. The university said in a statement that the […]

September 11, 2016

Lincoln University is reaching out to the private sector in the hope of remaining financially viable. The university has been in poor financial shape for a few years now, primarily as a result of the Canterbury earthquake, and last year reported a $6 million loss. The university has awarded Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies a […]

September 4, 2016

  Parliament will be launching a service that will allow the public to use free wifi inside parliament, as part of an initiative to make parliament more welcoming and accessible to visitors.   Claire Curran, MP and chair of the parliamentary cross party committee for ICT, is responsible for the launch of the service and […]