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March 26, 2018

Obama was in New Zealand last Wednesday 21 March. Among other engagements, the former US President flew north to play golf with former Prime Minister John Key and his DJ son of middling quality Max. While the visit by former US president Barack Obama has been praised for the boost it will give to New […]

March 26, 2018

Marlon kicked the meeting off. “Welcome to meeting number five, numero… five!” Rhianna Morar, our new Education Officer, was warmly welcomed into the exec. She also lead the karakia. The exec decided to buy a people mover. It’s a 2006 black Mazda MPV eight seater, with a black cloth interior. It’s going to cost $13,440 […]

March 26, 2018

VUWSA has partnered with Victoria University and Wā Collective to provide subsidised menstrual cups to students again this year, after running a successful campaign in 2017. Period poverty is a barrier to education, and this service aims to reduce that. A full price menstrual cup sold through Wā Collective costs $49, with cups being subsidised […]

March 26, 2018

A rumour is circulating Victoria University recently that the first-year fees-free offer is conditional, and that in order to be eligible you have to finish your degree, otherwise you will be required to pay back your fees. Another rumour is that if you don’t pass your first-year courses, you will also be required to pay […]

March 26, 2018

In yet another well meaning but politically questionable act, the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand has resigned all its seats in Parliament to show solidarity with the “millions” of New Zealanders not currently in public office. A media release dated for Monday 19 March stated that the Green Party had just become aware that […]

March 26, 2018

A 19 year old Commerce student is reportedly extremely disappointed to not find any holy grails on the balcony of Siglo despite braving the arduous journey to get outside. The Courtenay Place bar combines the nightclub experience with a series of physical and mental trials designed to cull the unworthy from entering the promised kingdom; […]

March 26, 2018

History professor Douglas Miller has just received one of the highest honours Victoria University has to offer, the inaugural Evans Award in Technological Accomplishment. The award is given each month to the lecturer over age 40 who most frequently fills all the criteria: a) to deliver a lecture with both projector screens working; b) to […]

March 19, 2018

VUWSA’s long legacy of questionable van ownership has, at long last, drawn to a close. The existing van had a bunch of issues, including problems with the gearbox and clutch, and a cracked windscreen. The Proposal Discussion Document regarding the potential sale of the van notes that it is unsafe to drive, costs around $8000 […]

March 19, 2018

As the second week of lectures drew to a close, Victoria University’s’ own Hunter Lounge has nearly tripled their profits. Due to the reality of assignments, tutorials, and two-hour long lectures truly hitting home, the number of students using their course-related costs to get absolutely shit wrecked at Hunter has increased significantly. Compared to the […]