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May 29, 2017

Thursday: Jed Parsons + Hans Pucket — There is no doubt that this night is gonna be full of eccentric pop bangers, with the mighty Hans Pucket coming in hot off of a wild Auckland tour last week. Be at the Third Eye at 7.30pm or be someone who probably has a perfectly fulfilling night […]

May 29, 2017

Because we attend all these meetings anyway, and because someone requested, we resuscitated this section. Below are updates deemed relevant from the VUWSA Executive meeting on May 22 — minutes are posted on the VUWSA website.   President Rory Lenihan-Ikin updated the Executive on VUWSA’s oral submission to the Greater Wellington Regional Council that requests […]

May 29, 2017

On May 10, following a visit by the founder of the Free West Papua Campaign Benny Wenda, 11 MPs from across the political spectrum signed a declaration from the International Parliamentarians for West Papua calling for an internationally supervised referendum on independence. However, according to a spokesperson from MFAT, “successive New Zealand governments have recognised […]

May 29, 2017
May 22, 2017

Recently I bestowed my sister with my Netflix password. Slightly idiotic, I know, but if it’s getting paid for out of my course related costs, I might as well spread the love around. The beauty of giving your younger sister access to your Netflix account is that she tries things I’m too afraid to. Like […]

May 22, 2017
May 22, 2017

Wednesday: Eyegum Wednesdays with Aw B and Mongo Skato — Prepare for a deluge of doof doof, with delightful old school disco, techno, and house sounds bumping through San Fran until the wee hours. And by the wee hours, I mean probably 12.00pm at the latest because Eyegum is nothing if not purveyors of great […]

May 22, 2017

On May 3, it was revealed that the Australian Government had decided to stop subsidising New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents to study at higher education institutions from the beginning of 2018. The decision means that affected students will be charged the domestic full-fee rate and, according to RNZ, this will push the amount […]

May 19, 2017

Moana Jackson is an esteemed constitutional lawyer and he convened the working group Matike Mai Aotearoa, which released its report He Whakaaro Here Whakaumu Mo Aotearoa in 2016. The group travelled the country for four years, had 252 hui, and collected hundreds of hours of transcripts and submissions. These were synthesised into the report which calls for constitutional transformation — […]