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July 17, 2018

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July 16, 2018

Details have emerged of the publicity deal signed between “the Wellington Whale” and the Wellington City Council. In preparation for backlash against various changes, including shifting the main fireworks display to align with Matariki and reworking the public transport system, the whale was seen as an option for “good publicity” for the city council, said […]

July 16, 2018

VUW’s School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies (SACR) faces threats of dissolution for the 2019 school year. The change proposal is found in a consultation document sent out last May. The proposal states that enrolment in the schools has declined over the past four years, while costs have been steadily increasing. The first […]

July 16, 2018

Students with long undergraduate courses have welcomed the increase in student loan allocations from 7 EFTS to 10 EFTS, announced by the Labour government last week. The change comes as students pursue longer degrees, which have up until recently not been covered by government loaned money. Among those affected by this change are students of […]

July 16, 2018

Last year, the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations was celebrating a $1.4 million dollar contract with ACC to combat sexual violence. The deal was quietly cancelled due to a sexual harassment scandal within the very organisation meant to fight it. Sinead Gill investigates. Thursdays in Black is an NZUSA campaign that bills itself as […]

July 16, 2018

Avalon Studios in Auckland is producing a live-action adaptation of Mulan. Scarlett Johansson’s request to play “every single goddam character” in the one hour forty-minute musical has yet to be confirmed by Avalon Studios. The studio has confirmed that Johannsson will play the lead role of strong-as-a-great-typhoon, mysterious-as-the-dark-side-of-the-moon Mulan. Johannsson expressed hesitations about accepting this […]

July 16, 2018

An international student has said that his renting situation has improved after speaking to the media about fines in his boarding house. The student, who has asked not to be named, spoke to the Dominion Post after being charged for supposedly not wiping down a bench. When he sent an email to his live-in property […]

July 16, 2018

On July 5th 2018, the beloved deep-fried palace that we know as Ilott Cafe closed their doors for the last time, to the screams and tears of many students. The cafe, formerly known as Revive, Hangover Heaven, and “Fuck Yes Cafe” was the hub for all students with a craving for fried chicken, chips, and […]

July 16, 2018

Every day, women testify to sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. What political action is needed to break up this pervasive culture? VicNats The Young Nats are thankful that due to the changing workplace culture and the success of international campaigns, an increasing amount of women are reporting workplace sexual abuse. Despite this there […]