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April 19, 2015

Wellington Police have arrested two men in relation to a spate of burglaries in Aro Valley, Thorndon and Kelburn. Erahi Ripohau, 31, and Ricky Moeke, 28, appeared in Wellington District Court on April 11 on charges of burglary and receiving stolen property.

April 19, 2015

ACT Party leader and alleged hologram David Seymour has lashed out against the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) amid claims the organisation is on the decline. NZUSA—a membership body of students’ associations that advocates on behalf of students—will have only 10 members left by the end of the year, after VUWSA and OUSA [...]

April 19, 2015

Five Chinese feminists have been released from a Beijing prison where they were held for 32 days after being arrested for publicly campaigning against sexual harassment and spousal abuse. They were arrested on the grounds of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”. The group, dubbed by the Chinese media as the “Beijing Five”, is led by [...]

March 29, 2015

VUWSA is urging Victoria University to reserve four of its University Council seats for staff and students.

March 29, 2015

New Zealand is becoming an increasingly popular destination for international students, with overseas students making up 12.3 per cent of Vic enrolments this year.

March 29, 2015

Well-respected caffeine provider, scone distributor and almost-vegan café VicBooks has officially opened mini branches in Vic’s Pipitea and Karori campuses. The café/book shop has been dubbed by People’s Coffee “as much a part of life at Victoria University as pressing buttons to open doors” and “an oasis in a desert of 50-page required readings”. Students [...]

March 29, 2015

Parking has become a source of frustration for many students since construction began on Kelburn’s new science building earlier this year. A substantial allotment of carpark space has been closed off and repurposed for the construction, including the space allocated for motorcycle and scooter parking, off Gate 6. Many students have had issues with being [...]

March 29, 2015

Once again the Otago Daily Times has “reported” on the debauchery that is Dunedin’s annual Hyde Street Party. In previous years the ODT has ripped the event to shreds with sensationalist headlines and inflated arrest statistics. However, with an instant roof fine of $1000 and a threat of a total scarfie liquor ban, everything “seemed [...]

March 23, 2015

Last Wednesday Parliament failed to pass the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill sponsored by Labour’s Phil Twyford, with the House split on the measure 60-60.