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March 3, 2017

Increased competition for a limited number of rental properties has driven up prices, sparking a crisis in the Wellington market.

February 26, 2017

Boulcott Hall will be closed in 2017 as corrective measures are taken following the 2016 Kaikoura earthquakes.

February 26, 2017

The Ministry of Health is now responsible for overseeing all prescriptions of cannabis-based products, after Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne announced prescriptions will no longer require Ministerial approval. Dunne said improved guidelines have made him confident the Ministry is able to handle the application process. Dr Yu-Wei Luke Chu of Victoria’s School of Economics and […]

October 8, 2016

A stunt that caused serious injury has resulted in two major sponsors withdrawing their sponsorship of the University of Canterbury Engineering Society (ENSOC). DB Breweries and insurance company MAS pulled their sponsorship after an engineering student lit his hair on fire and jumped off the roof of his flat into a pool in September as […]

October 2, 2016

Victoria University and VUWSA recently celebrated the Victoria University Blues Awards, recognising those whose sporting achievements have brought credit to the university. The awards were presented by Vice-Chancellor Professor Grant Guilford and VUWSA President Jonathan Gee. 2016 Sportsperson of the Year was awarded to Kyle Pontifex, who competed for the Black Sticks and the Capital […]

September 18, 2016

A Wellington man is seeking $10,000 in compensation from police after being arrested for trying to put his meal on John Key’s tab. Kent Boyd and a friend spoke with Key at the Green Parrot in 2012, and claimed he agreed to pay their bill. Staff rejected this and Key’s security called police who later […]

September 4, 2016

A Victoria University architecture student has started a petition to install solar panels on the roof space at Te Aro campus. Fourth-year landscape architecture student, Matthew Stone, launched the petition to encourage the Faculty of Architecture and Design to convert to a more sustainable form of energy consumption at the Te Aro campus. Stone […]

August 14, 2016

Two Lincoln University students were “bloody nervous” after discovering the house they burgled belongs to one of Auckland’s biggest brothel owners. Thomas Steck, 22, and Richard Tattersfield, 20, caused $14,518 in damage and stole items worth $3560 from Kim Pickard’s holiday home. The pair were convicted for Great Barrier Island’s first burglary in 17 years. […]

August 7, 2016

One staff member, who chose to remain anonymous, refuted Ballantyne’s claims, saying management of change “is just redundancy.”