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May 11, 2009

Last week’s meeting was short and sharp, with only five members in attendance, and Administration Vice President Alexander Neilson dropping in via speaker-phone. The day had been disappointing, with not enough students turning up to the Student Representative Council (SRC) to put forth a mandate for ANZAC day. Under matters of Urgent General Business, Freemantle […]

May 11, 2009

Josh Cosgrove is a killer. After graffiti-ing the VUWARSE van with his pro-phallic slogans, he has obliterated all life on Earth with swine flu and ineffectual political activism. President Tamsin Freemantle, led by the pro-war defiance of Fiona Eng, has cast a level twelve fireball at Josh, scorching his pubic thatch with a ban. A […]

May 11, 2009

The much debated Guywear Bill will come into law on 1 June, following a lengthy third reading in parliament on Thursday. The new act, designed to give every single male who identifies himself as a “guy” a standard uniform, is expected to ease confusion between “guys” and other members of the male persuasion. The mooted […]

May 11, 2009

According to Dr. Pita Sharples, “life is pretty full”. The Maori Party Co-Leader who “never wanted to be in parliament” saw his political profile increase dramatically with his appointment as Minister of Maori Affairs, Associate Minister of Education and Associate Minister of Corrections. On 20 April 2009 Sharples paid a visit to the Eastern Institute […]

May 6, 2009

During today’s VUWSA Student Representative Council (SRC) meeting, ex-VUWSA President Joel Cosgrove and two other Workers’ Party members burnt the New Zealand flag. The SRC, which was called to discuss VUWSA’s non-action on laying a wreath at Wellington’s ANZAC day commemorations, failed to meet the required quorum of 50 students. President Freemantle was to put […]

May 4, 2009

New Zealand university students may be offered a military gap year: the opportunity to receive Army, Navy, or Air Force training for a year, in addition to compensation to help pay for their education, without committing to subsequent military service. The proposal is designed to assist in boosting the NZDF’s reserves to 20,000 over five […]

May 4, 2009

Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) President Jasmine Freemantle has defended her Executive’s decision to reject an invitation by Wellington City Council to lay a wreath at this year’s ANZAC Day commemorations. The VUWSA Exec decided during a spirited meeting on 22 April not to lay a wreath, emphasising the lack of a mandate […]

May 4, 2009

Budding bonus ‘bout to bloom Good news for those who want to pay off their student loan earlier, with The Student Loan Repayment Bonus scheme being announced last week. The amended bill, which will be introduced by Revenue Minister Peter Dunne and Tertiary Education Minister Anne Tolley, will provide a 10 percent bonus for borrowers […]

May 4, 2009

While the majority of students were lazying over the mid-semester break, Claire Rainier kicked a girl in the head with a broken foot and won a gold medal for it. The second year Victoria University of Wellington student competed in the Karate Women’s Novice and Open Division at the Uni Games held in Taranaki recently. […]

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