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October 13, 2017

The results for the 2017 VUWSA Elections have been announced (winners are bolded):   President Marlon Drake — 1920 Name Larson Atkins — 821 Total — 2741   Academic Vice-President Simran Rughani — 2095 Hassan Tariq — 596 Total — 2691   Welfare Vice-President Bethany Paterson — 2063 Summer Wick-Featonby — 623 Total — 2686 […]

October 9, 2017

Major flaws in a number of Wellington buildings have been revealed through the work of a Wellington surveying company, indicating that they are unlikely to withstand a major earthquake. Surveyor for Helfen Limited, Thomas Wultzer, stated that issues with building design and construction are prevalent in a number of buildings around Wellington. The Building Act […]

October 9, 2017

The Academic Vice-President (AVP) heads the Education Team and is responsible, alongside the President, for the strategic direction of student representation on campus. They also have a key role in ensuring the university provides quality teaching and learning across all levels of study. This year, there are two candidates for the AVP role: Simran Rughani […]

October 9, 2017

New Zealand police have been tapping the phones of prison abolitionist group People Against Prisons Aotearoa in what its members say is a gross breach of privacy.

October 9, 2017

The Engagement Vice-President (EVP) is responsible for ensuring that there is strong communication and opportunities for involvement between VUWSA, its members, and students. This year, Sarah Auld and Tamatha Paul are running for the EVP role. * Sarah Auld is a second-year Law and Arts student who moved to Wellington from outback Australia. She is […]

October 9, 2017

On October 3, the VUWSA Elections Candidates Forum saw all candidates discuss why they should be elected as members of the VUWSA Executive in 2018. The following reportage covers the “minor” roles; the candidates for the President and Vice-President positions are covered in more detail in other stories.   The forum began with speeches from the candidates […]

October 9, 2017

The removal of 82 kilometres of Wellington’s electric trolley bus wires will begin on October 10.

October 9, 2017

New Zealand’s role in providing humanitarian assistance abroad and dealing with international refugees is again under scrutiny, as the Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar worsens. The Rohingya are a Muslim minority group in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. The Myanmar Government does not consider the Rohingya to be citizens, instead holding the view that they are living […]

October 9, 2017

The New Zealand Defence Industry Association is holding the controversial Defence Industry and National Security Forum from October 10–11 in Wellington, which will be met with protest from activist group Peace Action Wellington.