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July 17, 2017

Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA) has formally cancelled its resignation from the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA), choosing to retain full membership. The decision reverses the resignation given by the 2016 AUSA Executive, which required a one year notice period. The issues that led to AUSA’s resignation included “NZUSA’s communication, professionalism, effectiveness in […]

July 17, 2017

Australian snack food company Arnott’s announced the return of Cheese & Bacon flavoured Shapes on July 11. A spokesperson for Arnott’s said that they were “happy to announce [that] the Originals range is now complete and includes Kiwi favourite Cheese & Bacon. The Shapes range now features Originals, flavour-hit variants, and Light & Crispy. It’s […]

July 17, 2017

The Māori Party has announced Wetex Kang as their candidate for the Botany electorate in this year’s general election. Kang, who is of Malay and Chinese descent, will be the first Asian candidate to be selected by the party. He migrated to New Zealand from Malaysia with his family when he was 17-years old, and […]

July 17, 2017

Confusion remains as to whether the lifts in the Rankine Brown building will be operational for trimester one of 2018.

July 17, 2017

The Boyd Wilson Walkway is set to be renamed Kake Tonu Way, as part of a community effort to reclaim the space. The set of stairs, spanning from the Boyd Wilson Field outside Te Puni Hall down to the Terrace, has gained significant attention after a number of assaults took place in the area. The […]

July 17, 2017

ChangeMakers Refugee Forum hosted an event on July 6 to educate and empower women from a refugee background about civic engagement. The Women’s Election Hui was attended by over 40 women from the local refugee community, and included a speech from Vice President of New Zealand National Refugee Youth Council, Nasra Abdi; a question and […]

July 17, 2017

Prolonged periods of drought and intensified farming has led to an increased demand for irrigation, and the subsequent degradation of the quality of local waterways in the Hawkes Bay Region.

July 17, 2017

VUWSA is in the middle of a review process, aiming to bring its constitution up to date and remove sections that are no longer relevant.

July 17, 2017

Over the mid-year break, three VUW Pasifika Students’ Associations participated in their respective annual national tertiary student conferences: Taokota’ianga, So’otaga, and Amatakiloa. The annual conferences allows students across the country to celebrate cultural identity and discuss issues affecting their communities. The Cook Islands Students’ Association (VUWCIA) hosted this year’s Taokota’ianga from July 6–9. There were […]