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April 27, 2009

ASPA gets together, elects competent president… and Jackson Victoria University of Wellington played host to the 2009 annual Aotearoa Student Association Conference (ASPA) during the mid-semester break. Salient editor Jackson James Wood and Critic editor Amy Joseph were elected co-presidents of the association for 2009, and promised to streamline the collective and lend it more […]

April 27, 2009

The reviews were positive for the behaviour of the 2009 Victoria University of Wellington University Games squadron, who laid siege to the slur of negative publicity that has dogged the team since last year’s University Games fracas. The squad of 280 athletes, who were housed in two motels and a marae in Hawera, were reportedly […]

April 27, 2009

In an interview with Critic in her Beehive office last week, Tertiary Education Minister Anne Tolley said that the recession will have an impact on National’s pre-election promise to improve student allowances. In the wake of Labour’s announcement during last year’s election campaign that it would institute universal student allowances, John Key promised that his […]

April 27, 2009

Last week was one of both wins and losses for our Executive. Though President Jasmine Freemantle may have been on a high from Vic’s second victory in a row at the Uni Games, no doubt she was also feeling the blow of receiving resignations from three executive members in just seven days. Administration Vice President […]

April 27, 2009

The look of Victoria University of Wellington’s Students Association is set to undergo a significant change following the resignation of three members from the 2009 Exec. Vice President of Administration Alexander Neilson, Environment Officer Georgina Hart and Activities Officer Marika Prately all tended their resignations from their respective roles, citing a number of personal reasons. […]

April 27, 2009

In the week that wasn’t, Nexus has learned that the University of Waikato has secretly been sold to Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the King of Saudi Arabia. University Vice-Chancellor Roy Crawford is expected to make the announcement official next week, but he said he wanted to “let the students know first.” “It’s about […]

April 27, 2009

A discovery made by a VUW research team on the small sub-Antarctic Island of Enderby more than seven years ago is set to cause sweeping changes to the way you eat breakfast. Eptatretus stoutii, more colloquially known as an “enderberry” has been purchased, monetised and trade mark protected by kiwi super company Fonterra. For the […]

April 27, 2009

In the week that wasn’t, the family of John Michaelson were “shocked and appalled” to learn the 21-year-old’s brave battle with cancer had been used as fodder by a travelling band of improv actors. Michaelson, who until his diagnosis with stomach cancer in late 2008 had studied law and commerce full time at Victoria University […]

April 27, 2009

In perhaps the single most ridiculous coup in New Zealand news media history, the website of Salient, Victoria University’s student publication, has been nominated for a Qantas Media Award. Salient’s website underwent a major design revamp earlier this year, and has been shortlisted in the category of “Best Web Design,” baffling Salinteers and anyone with […]

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