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May 10, 2010

Grave robbers! You would think that people wouldn’t have to be asked not to swipe things from cemeteries, but it appears this is not the case. The Friends of the Mount Street Cemetery are searching for some headstones and monuments that have disappeared. Lots of the graves have been broken through neglect or vandalism, and […]

May 10, 2010

OUSA changing it up The Otago University Student’s Association (OUSA) President wants to scrap almost all OUSA policy and start over. At the OUSA Student General Meeting (SGM) President Harriet Geoghegan intends to move a motion relevant to OUSA external policy. “I am going to move a motion to rescind all previous motions and replace […]

May 10, 2010

Otago says no too Otago students found themselves locked out of Blackboard after the University of Otago took action against students with unpaid debts, and a few other unfortunate souls who hadn’t done anything wrong. The Blackboard blackout was the university’s response to rising numbers of students who have failed to pay monies owed. This […]

May 10, 2010

Oh yeah and a new building does too Last week food on campus went up a notch with the opening of Wishbone’s newest store. The store is located in Victoria University’s newest building, the Alan MacDiarmid Building. “This is the latest development in teaching and research space at Victoria and will ensure we continue our […]

May 10, 2010

Money for you! IRL is more than an a term to differentiate between the internets world and the real one. The IRL IRL is Industrial Research Limited (IRL), and the company is working with Victoria University to help out New Zealand’s emerging scientists. IRL has established PhD scholarships at Victoria to allow scientists to commercialise […]

May 10, 2010

Palmer turns his focus to “chocolate” fish. Law Commission President Sir Geoffrey Palmer offered the prize of a chocolate fish to anyone who could define privacy, at the Privacy Forum held last week in Wellington. It seems to be a trick question, as Palmer says “a more protean and elastic concept is difficult to find”. […]

May 10, 2010

You can too! The Girl Guides do more than sell delicious biscuits. As you read this, girls from around the country are trying to stick it to the Aussies in a Guinness World Record Attempt by creating the longest chain of bras. The Record Attempt was officially launched on Mother’s Day and is a way […]

May 10, 2010

Trade Aid is currently holding its annual Fair Trade Fortnight, and this year the event is concentrating on promoting the positive impact fair trade is having on disadvantaged women in developing economies. The United Nations (UN) identified in 2006 that “ending poverty means ending feminised poverty”. Social Watch, an organisation aimed at ensuring commitments to […]

May 10, 2010

Ngā Kīrehu o… Maria Williams (Tumuaki Tuarua—Mātauranga) “I kno-w!” Used to indicate how you know something. However, emphasis placed upon the tone can alter the meaning slightly to convey an emphatic agreement as an answer to a question. Alternatively, you can add a ‘right?’ to the end like so: “That movie was pretty oosh”, “I […]