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September 7, 2009

Biweekly 10 page Salient advertorial set to rock students in ’10 Sir Roger Douglas’ Voluntary Student Membership (VSM) of students’ association bill was been selected as a members bill late last month. The bill, entitled Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill, has the stated aim of “uphold[ing] students’ right to freedom of association, by ensuring […]

September 7, 2009

Holy shit, gang insignia banned from local village! The Wanganui District Council has banned gang insignia from the city, with mayor Michael Laws saying gang members will no longer be able to advertise their allegiances. The bylaw gives police power to fine patch-wearers $2000 and take possession of the insignia. It took less than 12 […]

September 7, 2009

Do elected president: More smiles than a cult before Kool Aid time Former AUSA President David Do will occupy one of the NZUSA’s presidential thrones in 2010, but who’ll sit in the other remains a mystery. Do was elected almost unanimously to the position during the first round of voting at last month’s NZUSA conference […]

September 7, 2009

In July this year, the results of Youth ’07, the second National Health and Wellbeing Survey of New Zealand Secondary School Students, were released. A separate report for young people attracted to the same sex or both sexes was released. This report contained some significant findings relating to the health and wellbeing of young people […]

September 7, 2009

“Hit ‘em hard and hit ‘em often” says oddly named professor A team of mathematicians at the University of Ottawa has modelled the outbreak of a zombie infection and calculated humanity’s best strategy for survival in the event of an outbreak. The team, lead by Professor Robert Smith? (not The Cure front-man Robert Smith, who […]

September 7, 2009

Douchebag from American Beauty able to see beauty again Foodstuffs’ decision to stop charges on plastic bags at Wellington city outlets New World and Four Square has been met with surprise by a number of pro-environment groups. Since initiating the five cent charge on 3 August this year, plastic bag usage has dropped by twelve […]

September 7, 2009

The patriotism of our small island nation has once again been bolstered with the introduction of the ‘New Zealander of the Year Awards’ in Wellington last week. Launched by Rt Hon Jim Bolger, official Patron of the Awards, the initiative aims to recognise the achievements of some, to inspire others and to allow all New […]

September 7, 2009

Plans to keep him in lab underground Victoria PhD student Jack Watt has taken top honours at this year’s MacDiarmid Young Scientists of the Year awards in Auckland. The 27-year-old was named Young Scientist of the Year for his research into the removal of toxic pollutants from vehicle emissions. Victoria University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Pat Walsh, […]

September 7, 2009

Filthy Victorians offered opportunity to live like human beings Victoria University has released a new sustainability guide designed to clue staff and students in on its new environmental platform. The guide offers advice and ideas on how to be more environmentally sustainable while at university, and covers commuting, travel, energy, waste, food, teaching and research. […]

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