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March 15, 2010

Vic varies values Students are upset over changes to course points that will result in higher course-related costs to complete their degrees. Recent changes to the points structure mean that some students have to complete more papers to satisfy degree requirements. The university has decided to move to a common points system across the university. […]

March 15, 2010

Welly wants out of Wellywood Fierce online opposition to the Wellywood sign isn’t deterring the Wellington International Airport (WIAL) and their main supporter, Wellington Mayor Kerry Prendergast, from their blindly determined path. WIAL—which is 30 per cent owned by the Wellington City Council—has plans to celebrate Wellington’s contributions to the film industry by installing a […]

March 15, 2010

Born in 1981, House’s youngest MP probably seems old to you lot Gareth Hughes, parliament’s newest and youngest MP, laid down a challenge in his maiden speech in February: to “take climate change seriously”. Hughes accused the current National and previous Labour governments of “[ignoring] warnings of the end of cheap oil … blithely building […]

March 15, 2010

Save Our Services Campaign Slammed Douglas ignores SOS plea Sir Roger Douglas has been quick to strike back against the ‘Save Our Services’ (SOS) campaign, recently launched by a broad coalition of community groups in opposition to the proposed Voluntary Student Membership (VSM) bill. “The claims by students’ associations yesterday that my VSM bill is […]

March 15, 2010

Salient saves the day Following questions raised by Salient, Victoria is now keeping a closer watch on courses to ensure students receive value for money. Last week, Salient questioned the university over Accounting 111 (ACCY111), a core paper for the Bachelor of Commerce and Administration. This paper required students to purchase a code, either with […]

March 15, 2010

Capital college of classical composition circumscribed The University of Canterbury’s proposal for a new music school is looking to go ahead. The proposed new building for Christchurch would give the city a claim in a leading position as New Zealand’s premier classical music educator. In November, the Christchurch City Council voted to support the proposal […]

March 15, 2010

Even those who teach public servants not safe Staff cuts at Victoria’s School of Government lack vision and could have a negative impact on students and the school’s future, according to the Tertiary Education Union. Tertiary Education Union organiser Michael Gilchrist says Victoria University is proposing to cut four academic staff positions from the School […]

March 15, 2010

Government to implement policy targeting younger drivers who are ridin’ dirty No drinking for teen drivers and an extra year of asking parents for rides are some of the changes proposed by Transport Minister Steven Joyce’s new ten-year transport safety strategy. Introduced by the government at the start of this month, Safer Journeys includes a […]

March 15, 2010

Shamu adds New Zealand to dinner menu The New Zealand Government has agreed to a proposal that would see the restart of commercial whaling providing the catchment is reduced within the next 10 years. In an effort to reach a compromise, nations of the International Whaling Commission met in the United States, but diplomatic efforts […]