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August 20, 2018

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester is refusing to heed calls to banish cats Mittens from the city as it tries to go predator prejudice free. The city was awarded $3.27 million in funding to go predator Mittens free, with plans to begin in Miramar and eventually remove pests Mittens across the city. But Mr Lester told […]

August 20, 2018

Ever wondered where your Student Services Levy goes? So did we. It was weirdly difficult finding out where the money ends up — we waited over two weeks for a response from Comms. They said, ”there is considerable complexity in the management of the levy particularly where it is only part of the overall resource […]

August 20, 2018

Simran Rughani, Academic Vice President of VUWSA, stepped down from her role last Friday, due to the stress of a high workload. Her departure will be a huge loss to the exec, as she was the last bastion of any sort of attempt to have a cleaning roster for the VUWSA kitchen. Simran said she […]

August 20, 2018

Students are calling for public funding for mental health services in VUWSA’s latest campaign, The Wait is Over. Student mental health services are in high demand, with Student Counselling wait times regularly exceeding a month. “Our campaign is about coming together as students and young people to reclaim our mental health,” said VUWSA President Marlon […]

August 20, 2018

As part of a fundraiser for their annual ball, the Victoria University Politics Society has placed an auction on TradeMe to go to lunch with none other than part-time Dancing With the Stars loser, and full-time general loser, David Seymour. In line with his support of legalizing assisted dying with the End of Life Bill, […]

August 20, 2018

Petition to End Gay Conversion Therapy On 18 July a petition to “end gay conversion therapy” was presented to Parliament. The petition was presented by Young Greens representative Max Tweedie and Young Labour representative Teri O’Neill. The petition encourages the House of Representatives to “ban gay [and transgender] conversion therapy, being any form of treatment […]

August 20, 2018

On 10 August, Jacinda Ardern and Eugenie Sage announced that single use plastic bags will be phased out over the next year. Over 40 countries around the world have restrictions or taxes on plastic bag use. Plastic bags are often replaced by paper bags or cloth bags. However, there are environmental consequences for these seemingly […]

August 20, 2018

More than 80 faculty, staff, and students gathered outside the office of University of Waikato’s Vice-Chancellor Neil Quigley to peacefully protest a proposal which would scrap the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies last Tuesday 14 August. The proposal would merge various faculties into four super-divisions, with the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies (FMIS) […]

August 20, 2018

Uncertainty has risen as to whether the yoghurt served at Vic Books is vegetarian and whether it has been advertised as so. “A little bird” tipped Salient that the Meadow Fresh Greek yoghurt contained halal gelatine, a by-product of meat production. When we asked for comment, Juliet Blyth, Manager of Vic Books, first responded with […]