JustSpeak is a group that aims to reorient conversations surrounding our criminal justice system and in the process empower young people to think independently and speak out about justice issues. We spoke to Katie Bruce, the Director of JustSpeak’s Operational Board, in a free moment after she had spent a long day at the International […]
Last week, investigative journalists Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson released Hit and Run. The book alleges that a 2010 raid organised and lead by the New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan resulted in the death of six civilians and the injury of 15 — despite no insurgents being killed or captured. The raid took place after […]
Shakti Refuge Wellington is petitioning for adequate funding from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) after three requests for funding have been declined since their formation in 2014. The refuge provides culturally appropriate support and advocacy services for African, Middle Eastern, and Asian women who may feel alienated by Women’s Refuge. The service includes a […]
Apple Inc. is facing allegations that it has not paid revenue tax in New Zealand for a decade. Apple have sold $4.2 billion dollars’ worth of products in New Zealand since 2007, but a New Zealand Herald investigation has uncovered an absence of tax paid to IRD over this period. As Apple NZ is a […]
The Wellington City Council (WCC) has released a long awaited decision on the fate of the VUW’s Karori Campus, after the university announced in 2016 that the campus was no longer required.
VUW has announced a new Faculty of Health and intends to commence courses in Trimester One of 2018. The faculty will not offer medicine, but plans to offer health policy, health promotion, and health service delivery for undergraduate study. Although courses are yet to be approved, staff have already been appointed to the school. Gregor […]
Last week, Salient published a news article about how VUW halls of residence, Joan Stevens and Weir House, informally contracted the laundry services of Arohata Prison over summer in which prisoners are paid between $0.00 and $1.00 per hour. The information had been uncovered after a series of Official Information Act requests to the […]
Victoria University is set to institute a series of civic engagement programmes in 2018.
Declassified intelligence documents, released in January, reveal the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was involved in the 1951 Wellington Waterfront lockout. The lockout lasted 151 days and was initiated after ship owners offered wharf workers a 9% pay increase despite the Arbitration Court, after a round of national bargaining, issuing a general wage increase of […]