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May 7, 2018

Following on from the proposed closure of various specialty libraries at the University of Auckland, more changes are being put in place for students studying a Bachelor of Arts in 2018. All students who choose to pursue a Bachelor of Arts from 2018 at University of Auckland must now undertake a double major, while still […]

April 30, 2018

The proposal to close the University of Auckland’s specialist libraries pertaining to fine arts, architecture, music, and dance sparked outrage among the public this week. The closure of Elam’s fine arts library has drawn particular controversy. The library has been operating since 1950, where it began from a small collection of books and has now […]

April 9, 2018

Fentanyl is the newest addition to the drug scene in New Zealand, after traces were found at an unnamed music festival in February this year. The sample was found by the non-profit group KnowYourStuffNZ, as part of undercover drug testing carried out at various music festivals over summer. Under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, […]

March 26, 2018

A rumour is circulating Victoria University recently that the first-year fees-free offer is conditional, and that in order to be eligible you have to finish your degree, otherwise you will be required to pay back your fees. Another rumour is that if you don’t pass your first-year courses, you will also be required to pay […]

March 12, 2018

After four Rail and Maritime Union strikes in the four months since the Labour Government took office, the strikes were resolved on 5 March 2018 through negotiation with French rail company Transdev. The new collective contract has been ratified by both parties. The fourth strike commenced on 27 February 2018. It was originally planned as […]

February 26, 2018

  The Muse – The guy in your Philosophy 109 class who has very clearly never thought about anything deeper than a puddle drawn on paper, and yet never fails to find something to talk about. Conversations will be circular, and the evidence will be limited. The Attention Starved Artist -The girl who plants her […]

February 26, 2018

Following her election victory in 2017, Jacinda Ardern has introduced a year of free tertiary education for students entering first time study. The fees-free policy includes “softer penalties” for students who are caught lying on their statutory declarations. Labour’s 2017 Education Manifesto highlights the importance of “adapting the education system to the needs of the […]