News

September 15, 2008

After running up the Boulcott Street stairs and up the dreaded Mount Street hill in the rain, only to find that the Exec meeting had not even started yet, I was in a particularly sensationalist mood.

September 15, 2008

The government has launched an investigation into an online university that previously claimed to have a New Zealand administrative centre, with Minister of Tertiary Education Pete Hodgson describing the enquiry as “a matter of urgency.”

September 15, 2008

Massey University Extramural Students Society (EXMSS) have announced a new Trade to Tertiary scholarship worth $3000 per year. The scholarship will be available to current trade workers wishing to make the shift into tertiary study. It is hoped Massey’s contribution will encourage more of those already in the workforce to improve their education through distance […]

September 15, 2008

I had the rare privilege – I said, the rare privilege – of attending a rugby game in Palmerston North two weekends past. The slicksters from our fair capital city had travelled north to Turbos country to indulge in a delicacy many Air New Zealand Cup sides have come to know as “Absolutely hammering Manawatu […]

September 15, 2008

A week out from the closing date of nominations for the VUWSA general elections, rumours are abuzz around the Student Union Building over the possible nominees. Current Campaigns Officer Sonny Thomas is thus far the only known nominee for the Association’s presidency.

September 8, 2008

A document publicly released by the VUWSA executive last Thursday has outlined a series of proposed changes to the current structure of the Students’ Association, including the disestablishment of at least three existing fulltime positions and radical changes to future Orientation Week events.

September 8, 2008

As you are aware the current VUWSA executive has endorsed a Change Proposal for public consultation. This document has been prepared and delivered by several of those executive members and will potentially effect campus clubs, orientation, Salient, and Uni Games amongst others as well as potential income derived by sponsorship.

September 8, 2008

Nominations for the 2008 VUWSA general elections begin this week, two weeks later than the date allowed under the official constitution. However, according to a legal loophole discovered by current Administration Vice-President Alexander Neilson, this postponement is permitted if it is intended for the “good management of the organisation.”

September 8, 2008

I approached last week’s VUWSA exec meeting with trepidation – tension is in the air at VUWSA, and it’s nearly election time. I was expecting a wild ride. As I sat down at the meeting room table I immediately blanched at the meagre offerings that had been provided. I wasn’t in the mood for capsicum. […]