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August 14, 2017

Remember Fairer Fares? People have been approaching us lately asking, “what happened with that?” Admittedly after months, years even, of campaigning to get over 1700 submissions in support of Fairer Fares to the regional council in May this year, things have been a bit quiet. That’s because we were waiting for the Greater Wellington Regional […]

August 7, 2017

In less than 60 days, the New Zealand public is expected to head out to the polls and vote in a new government. It’s a point, every three years, where those invested in politics get together with their mates for beer and political banter, and a large portion of eligible voters turn off the TV […]

August 7, 2017

Well Re-O-Week is over, so we must be getting dragged, kicking and screaming, straight into the second trimester. Money is short, and so is patience. After the blur that was the first trimester there’s a good chance you’re looking for a way to spend your time that is less expensive and less intensive than the […]

July 31, 2017

Periods. Approximately half of the population get them, yet they do not garner nearly enough attention or airtime. However, one of the hot topics of this year (other than Donald Trump’s tweets and the global avocado shortage) has been the cost of pads and tampons. In February, Pharmac began its investigation into the possibility of […]

July 24, 2017

Yasssssss queen. We’ve all heard it, and many of us have probably let out the occasional “yasss” as well. It’s pretty synonymous with gay culture, yelled out by white twinks everywhere (or otters, hey). Well, at least I thought it was synonymous with white gay culture, screamed in shaky YouTube videos at our favourite pop […]

July 24, 2017

That Closet’s Looking Cozy Again This year represents the fourth year since I stumbled out of the closet — stumbled being the appropriate word. Since then, however, I have enjoyed life as an openly gay man in New Zealand with no intention of returning to the proverbial closet again. While I am always aware things […]

July 17, 2017

Kia ora whanau and welcome back! Or if you are starting at Vic for the first time, welcome to Te Whare Wānanga o te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui, and to VUWSA. Hopefully you all had some time to relax over the break, see family, or perhaps earn a bit of cash to help […]

July 17, 2017

I’m not sure about you, but I found myself towards to the end of last trimester stuck in a bit of a rut. The majority of my days were spent working, studying at university, and subsequently lying in bed watching Netflix. Exercise and partaking in activities outside lectures was pretty much a non-occurrence. This trimester I […]

June 6, 2017

I was warned against mentioning the 2011 collapse of students’ associations in Aotearoa when I entered student politics. In this post-voluntary student membership environment, romanticising about the independence, autonomy, and mandate that students’ associations once had, has been unhelpful to the development and growth of our associations. On return from a recent trip to Canada […]