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September 15, 2019

  VUW PhD student, Gloria Fraser, recently developed a set of leading queer mental health resources after three years of research.   Fraser (Ngāi Tahu) developed the resources as part of her PhD research on queer experiences in the mental health sector. Available in both English and te reo Māori, the resources look to help […]

September 9, 2019

“The project’s vision is much greater than bricks and mortar.” Victoria University seeks to construct ‘the living pā’ on its Kelburn campus, through redeveloping the space between 42 Kelburn Parade and 50 Kelburn Parade.    It draws on the seven petals of the US architectural framework ‘living building challenge’, which are: place, water, energy, health […]

September 9, 2019

  “Ko te reo kia tika, ko te reo kia rere, ko te reo kia Māori”   He mea waihanga, whakaako hoki te Panekiretanga o Te Reo Māori nā Ahorangi Pou Tēmara, Tā Timoti Karetu, rātau ko Tākuta Wharehuia Milroy. E kīia nei rātau, ko te tokotoru a Paewhiti. Ko rātau ngā tohunga o te […]

September 9, 2019

  The protection of our taiao is paramount—it always has been and should always remain so. Whenua provides nourishment, grounding, and unity. It is an integral part of the Māori identity. Our ties to our land are an indescribable attachment. It gives physicality to our bonds with ātua, tūpuna, and mokopuna. Land is living legacy. […]

September 2, 2019

A Heavily Abridged Interview by Yoon Hong for ASPA   National treasure, meme queen, and all-round legend Patrick Gower graced us with his presence on Tuesday to talk about his upcoming two-part TV doco on marijuana legalisation.   Broadcasting this September, the documentary sees Paddy travelling around New Zealand and the US to hear stories […]

September 2, 2019

For Salient’s feminist issue we briefly profiled some of the work the Centre for Women’s Health at VUW is doing to research women’s health issues and turn them into policy. Here’s a closer look at what they, and others in Wellington, are doing.   The Centre for Women’s Health–Te Tātai Hauora o Hine, at Victoria […]

September 2, 2019

Tamatha Paul: Wellington City Council Lambton Ward Tamatha’s passion for the communities she belongs to is a key part of her campaign for council. Coming up throughout her interview, access to council and community engagement were frequent. Unsurprising, given her work on VUWSA during her time at Vic.   During her time on the VUWSA […]

September 2, 2019

Parliament passed the Abortion Legislation Bill by 94 to 23 votes during its first reading earlier this month. The bill was introduced to Parliament by Justice Minister Andrew Little after months of Government deliberation.    The proposed changes include taking abortion out of the Crimes Act, removing statutory testing for women not over 20 weeks […]

September 2, 2019

A recent bottle drive on campus has raised questions about waste production and management at Victoria University. The bottle drive was held on August 4, and was the product of a collaboration between the Anglican Chaplaincy and Plastic Diet, a plastic reduction club.  Each clean bottle delivered to volunteers returned twenty cents to the person […]

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