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September 27, 2010

A number of student groups at Victoria University have been busy fundraising to support the Canterbury Earthquake relief.  Victoria’s branch of Young Nats, VicNats, is holding a raffle to raise money for the Red Cross quake appeal. Three prizes are up for grabs, which consist of coffee and lunch with Back Benches host Wallace Chapman or a number of MPs. President of VicNats […]

September 27, 2010

VUWSA and the university have been working together recently in an attempt to keep Go Wellington bus fares as low as possible for students. On 1 October NZ Bus will introduce a number of changes to their prices, including the removal of a number of monthly travel deals. The $99 Gold Pass, which allows for […]

September 27, 2010

By the time the sun rises on Monday morning and the magazine stands are filled with the freshest copies of this very magazine, it will be public knowledge whether or not Salient is New Zealand’s finest student magazine for 2010. Held this year at Auckland’s Romfords, the Aotearoa Student Press Association (ASPA) Awards is an […]

September 27, 2010

The life achievements of two professors are soon to be acknowledged through Victoria University’s granting of two honorary doctorates. Professors Sir Paul Callaghan and Jack Richards will receive their honorary degrees of Doctor of Science and Doctor of Literature at the December graduation ceremony and a graduation ceremony in 2011, respectively. Callaghan is a leading […]

September 27, 2010

Victoria University student and New Zealand Army Private Michael Rennie has defeated other competitors from Army and Navy Reserve Units around the country to take out the title of Defence Force Reservist of the Year. Rennie, who is also undertaking a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting, gained first place […]

September 27, 2010

In light of the recent earthquake that terrorised Christchurch on 4 September, Wellington City Mayor Kerry Prendergast has called for a review of earthquake-strengthening policies in the Wellington region. “I’d like council officers to take another look at our quake-prone building policy to see whether there are changes we can make to speed up the […]

September 27, 2010

It’s a Dog’s Life for Boomer An American man recently left a court disappointed because the judge refused to allow him to legally change his name to ‘Boomer the Dog’. Gary Guy Matthews, 44, petitioned to change his name because of his involvement in the furry community, where individuals write fiction and attend conventions to […]

September 27, 2010

An unfortunate typo in Victoria University’s 2010 budget has left the university with $537,000 allocated to ‘leaning support’, rather than learning support. Somehow managing to go unnoticed until early this month, half of the budget figure has already been spent on leaning supports for the university. This has left the Learning Support Department with just […]

September 27, 2010

Geo Challenge Had enough of university? Can’t be bothered to finish that last minute assignment on time? Want to check out other countries without leaving the comfort of your chair that’s placed in front of a computer that’s logged into Pukamata? Then have I got the game for YOU! This is the closest thing to […]