Author — Sonya Clark

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Occasionally, someone asks the question: “Why doesn’t New Zealand have a strong competitive inter-university sport culture? Where are the mascots and fierce competitive spirit?” For this week’s Sport issue – let’s talk about about an organisation called University Sport New Zealand.


It’s time to smash the roof open and rethink everything.


As a Pākehā New Zealander, I felt a bit apprehensive when deciding what to write about this week. I wanted to make sure that while putting forward my perspective, I straight-up acknowledged that I am still learning about the fullness of what a true Treaty partnership means.


It was incredible to see the turnout of students at the ‘Let Me Go Home’ Event last Tuesday. Around 200–300 students came out for the march, which advocated for a community against sexual violence.


Last week, alongside over 2000 other Victoria students, I graduated. With my pale pink fluffy hood and a hat (‘trencher’) that was a little too big for my head, I proudly crossed the stage, shook the Pro-Chancellor’s hand and returned to my seat.


Week 9 already! There’s heaps on this week so make sure you keep tabs on what’s happening.


Like many of you, I was shocked when I heard over Easter that a series of sexual assaults on women had occurred by Boyd-Wilson Field, following an attempted attack just a few weeks earlier.


The council has been really keen to talk to us and hear about what students need and want for Wellington City.


Like most people, I have a complicated dialogue with my body…