Opinion

May 1, 2016

The kawakawa tree and its medicinal qualities reign supreme amongst the natural remedies employed by our tūpuna to soothe a myriad of ailments. Kawakawa is our Te Ao Māori equivalent of Lucas’ Papaw balm—the one product can serve a multitude of purposes. Applied topically, you can use it to remedy aches and pains, cuts, burns, […]

May 1, 2016

As the voice of Victoria’s 22,000 students, VUWSA writes lots of submissions. These might be submissions to the university on issues such as the Trimester Three change proposal (which would have reduced your mid-tri break to one week), or to the Wellington City Council on introducing things like a rental warrant of fitness. We write […]

May 1, 2016

What do you do when your Sunday boiled potatoes feat. old mate mint just aren’t cutting it any more? Quadruple the greenery. This salad perfectly embodies my, “throw some herbs at it, make it fancy” vibe. The dream combo of mint, parsley, rocket, and chives coats the outside of the ‘taties, while the vinegar (/ […]

May 1, 2016

Victoria University’s motto is know your mind. We are studying at a world-class institution with vast collective academic intelligence, one well decorated with degrees. But, what does know your mind really mean when we reflect on our self as a whole person? What’s it feel like to be you today? Are you cheerful, calm and […]

May 1, 2016

The anticipation of winter has been building over these uncannily fine autumn days, and with it, the Mount Victoria Bowls club winds down into its off-season. The communal box of jacks and bowls is locked away and the clover is left to grow. Those familiar with the spot will be dreaming of next summer, when […]

April 17, 2016

Geneveine Wilson (Ngāi Tauira Co-President/Tumuaki Takirua) What are your personal goals for Ngāi Tauira (NT)? To promote whakawhānaungatana and be a strong political voice in promoting the use of tikanga and Te Reo. What are you looking forward to the most this year for NT? Educating a new cohort and breeding the next NT generation, […]

April 17, 2016

~Hi, we interviewed Siri and our magazine has heaps of cool interviews this week. Please enjoy our face swap [pictured above].~ E/J: Hi Siri. Siri: Hi. E/J: How are you today? Siri: Silence E/J: How are you today? Siri: Silence E/J: How are you today? Siri: Very well, thank you. E/J: Do you know my […]

April 17, 2016

We’ve all been there haven’t we? Had a moment of weakness where the temptation and familiarity of a past relationship becomes too much to resist. Maybe you were drunk, or maybe you were in a bad headspace, maybe you were just horny. Regardless, some internal rationality gauge went haywire because you’re all of a sudden […]

April 17, 2016

Who are you and what do you want? N: I’m Naomi and I want to make it through ’til next week. L: I’m Lily (Naomi’s other half) and I want world domination and Margiela boots. Oh, also. We’re the presidents of the VUWSA Women’s Group. Did you choose the feminist life or did the feminist […]

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