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March 20, 2017

Hundreds of protesters turned out at Parliament last Monday in response to predatory and offensive comments made by Wellington Boys’ College students on a private Wellington Boys’ College Facebook page. One of the comments claimed: “If you don’t take advantage of a drunk girl, you’re not a true WC boy.” It received over 70 likes. […]

March 13, 2017

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters and MP Tracey Martin spoke at VUW last Tuesday about their party’s policies.

March 3, 2017

The battle for cheaper public transport fares for Wellington students has come to a head in the last two weeks, with VUWSA attending two Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) meetings to make submissions on the issue.

February 26, 2017

Police are seeking a caucasian male who assaulted a woman on the Boyd Wilson Field pathway on January 20. The assailant was picked up by security cameras wearing a balaclava and grey Adidas hoodie. The alleyway has a violent history, drawing media attention in 2014 after a spate of attacks — earning the nickname ‘Rape […]

September 16, 2014

Salient’s take on the VUWSA-organised ‘Great Political Debate with Wallace Chapman’, by Sofia Roberts. After waiting a solid ten minutes to get a pie in Vic Books, I finally managed to get a seat in preparation for the debate. Host Wallace Chapman was wearing a blue blazer, red shirt and green pants, in an attempt […]

August 10, 2014

Victoria University has captured rare video footage of a tuatara hatching.

August 3, 2014

24-year-old Victoria University student Aidan Joblin-Mills has received a $15,000 scholarship. The scholarship was provided by the Rose Hellaby Māori Education Fund, which recognised Joblin-Mills as an “inspirational Māori student and future leader”.

March 31, 2014

Toby Cooper was elected yesterday as VUWSA Clubs and Activities Officer.

March 24, 2014

VUWSA calls on Uni to reject Council reforms