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June 2, 2009

In the week that wasn’t the importance of having Minister of Revenue Peter Dunne around the houses of parliament has been called into question, after it was revealed the leader of United Future has absolutely nothing to do. Dunne, the Member for Ohariu, caught the surprise of many when he announced in Parliament a fortnight […]

June 2, 2009

A lamington smeared on a candidate’s head and a controversial comment about taking a gun to the media were the high points of a political forum held at Unitec last week. Unitec and the Unitec Student Union (USU) held the forum in The Hub last Monday where candidates for the Mt Albert by-election tried to […]

June 2, 2009

Any hope for an increase in funding for tertiary education was sidelined as the Government delivered a budget largely focused on controlling national debt. In his budget speech delivered last Thursday, Finance Minister Bill English said the government’s priority of curbing debt had meant for a budget with a strongly fastened belt. English noted a […]

June 2, 2009

A concert to raise money for the Rankine Brown library’s number one resident’s vet bills takes place on Thursday night. Sandy Rankine, the library’s ginger cat, suffers diabetes and recently had an operation, creating vet bills totalling in the thousands. The CatFest concert, run by VUWSA and library staff, aims to take care of the […]

June 2, 2009

The 2009 Champions League Final had an enormous billing. The two best sides from the two best leagues in world football were to meet, and on the pitch many predicted that it would be a battle between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, arguably the world’s two best players. Usually going into a final of such […]

June 2, 2009

“Why aren’t there monkey men running around now then?” This stands out in my mind as the most memorable argument against evolution from a member of a disturbingly large group of students at my high school who didn’t ‘believe’ in evolution. Annoying as it may be, at least it’s a statement that invites a retort­—it […]

May 25, 2009

Relations between members of Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA)’s Executive have been strained following an appearance of an apology for the loss of the association’s digital Food bank database. The confidential data, which contained the names and contact details of Victoria students who made use of VUWSA’s Food bank service, was on a […]

May 25, 2009

CRIM211 students took “desperate measures” and staged a muted protest on Friday, boycotting their 2pm lecture to try to raise awareness of recent tutorial cuts. A few students attended the lecture anyway, to good-natured boos and cries of “Traitor!” from the protesters. “Plenty of them probably thought there wouldn’t be a class today or something […]

May 25, 2009

That totally gorgeous tote you saw on sale also included The library of Victoria University of Wellington has temporarily suspended the purchasing of all non-urgent items, citing budget constraints and the weakened New Zealand dollar as reasons for the halt. The deferment of non-urgent purchases took effect in April and includes all items not classified […]

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