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March 11, 2019

  Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters’ recent tour of the Pacific Island nations included the announcement of regular Ministerial talks with Fiji, and a support package for Kiribati. What direction should New Zealand take in its relationship with our Pacific neighbours? Why?   ACT on Campus Wellington – Jackson Graham ACT believes that New […]

March 11, 2019

School students in Wellington are planning to ‘strike’ from school on March 15 to protest political inaction on climate change. The movement is part of a national and global network of protests, inspired by Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish activist. In Wellington, the students will march from Civic Square to Parliament, down Lambton Quay. Raven […]

March 11, 2019

You may, or may not, have heard about Grant Robertson’s “Wellbeing Budget”. Announced last December, the new approach to the government’s spending looks through an entirely new lens: that of wellbeing, rather than just fiscal and economic. Ministries and agencies would be collectively responsible for achieving the budget’s goals, including a wellbeing cost–benefit analysis when […]

March 11, 2019

Victoria will be the first university in Australasia to offer the innovative new VoiceQ software in its courses..   VoiceQ is a software used by the television, film, video, and gaming industries to efficiently synchronise voice with pictures when dubbing in post-production. Voice synchronisation, or voice translation, is where the new audio is recorded over […]

March 11, 2019

It may sound tongue-in-cheek, but more people eating ass might increase the rate of Hepatitis A in New Zealand.   Although not usually fatal, Hep A can be debilitating and cause vomiting, pain, tiredness, and discolouration of the skin and eyes. Recovery can take several weeks or months. Transmission is usually facilitated by poor sanitation, […]

March 11, 2019

A prominent Engineering academic at the University of Canterbury has called to diversify the engineering industry, but how does Victoria compare? During a recent talk, Intermediate Dean for the College of Engineering Philippa Martin acknowledged an increasing number of women in engineering, but argued that the increase was too small, and that she considers the […]

March 11, 2019

They say you are judged on your merits rather than your weaknesses. This might be a problem for New Zealand’s universities, with the release of world tertiary rankings this week. London-based ranking agency Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranked the country’s nine universities alongside those from the rest of the globe. New Zealand’s university system as a […]

March 11, 2019

New Students’ Orientation Week has come and gone again, kicking off another year at VUW with a bang. This year’s line-up included the requisite toga party, a comedy show with Melanie Bracewell, and live music headlined by Rudimental, Netsky, and Winston Surfshirt. O-Week was a wild success in terms of attendance, with the toga party […]

March 4, 2019

In a watershed moment for first-year student Josh Smith, sources have revealed that he spent NZD$125.99 of actual real-life money on a brand new textbook for a 100-level Politics paper. Mr Smith reportedly walked into the Kelburn branch of VicBooks, assuming the relevant stack of glued-together paper was worth its exorbitant asking price. Witnesses told […]