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19/05/08

Written and performed by Charles Ross Following sellout performances in the USA, Canada and the UK in 2007, revered comedian Charles Ross makes his NZ debut this festival season in Auckland and Wellington with the smash hit show that delivers 3 epic films at hyperspeed – ONE MAN STAR WARS™ TRILOGY. Share on Facebook+1 on [...]

12/05/08

The appointment of Canterbury University Vice-Chancellor Professor Roy Sharp as the new Chief Executive of the Tertiary Education Commission was announced last week and is seen as a positive move by New Zealand’s universities. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

12/05/08

As of last Tuesday, all Vic Uni computers will print double-sided by default. The move is one of a plethora of ongoing projects to make Victoria a more sustainable university. “Students can still change it if they want,”’ explains Vic Environmental Manager Andrew Wilks, “it’s just that double-sided will be the norm.” Share on Facebook+1 [...]

12/05/08

According to the Education Review, Auckland, Canterbury and Otago Universities were recently the highest recipients of additional funding from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). Otago received the most funding ($1 million) for support for post-graduate students and to target undergraduate enrolments. University of Auckland received $850,000 and the University of Canterbury also received $750,000. Share [...]

12/05/08

A former Victoria University student has highlighted the difficulties of paying off a student loan by attempting to auction it off on website Trade Me. Management at Trade Me sympathised with her cause, but pulled the auction last week because it violated the internet auction site’s terms and conditions. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to [...]

12/05/08

Massey University graduate and third placewinner at this year’s Miss Universe New Zealand contest, Rhonda Grant, has unwittingly caused a stir in academic circles as a result of a news article appearing on the Massey University website. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

12/05/08

I must preface this by saying that as a person who is deeply physically attracted to Helen Clark, obsessed almost, this book painted a new picture for me: a dirty picture, a Helen who was doomed to the eighth circle of hell. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

12/05/08

Exec meetings are strange things. You find your eyelids drooping downward demanding (check out that alliteration) sleep yet a Monty Python-like ringing in your ears keeps you alert. This week’s exec meeting was so boring it was almost soul destroying, but important things were discussed nonetheless. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

12/05/08

The Electoral Enrolment Centre survey has shown that New Zealanders have little knowledge of the New Zealand political system. The survey conducted by the Centre shows that 53 per cent of young people were not aware that an election would be taking place this year. 55 per cent of the 524 survey participants were categorized [...]