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September 25, 2016

*Interview with Colin Craig* Do you miss being the leader of the Conservative Party? Yes, but I miss lying in the grass seductively even more. Do you think you will go to jail for harassing your staff member? Maybe, which is super awkward considering how long I’ve advocated for harsher punishments. Lol! What’s it like […]

September 18, 2016

We’ve interviewed each of the four candidates vying to be VUWSA President for 2017 about why they deserve your vote.

September 18, 2016

In the lead up to their annual elections, VUWSA hosted their Candidates Forum in the hub last week. The primary focus was the race for VUWSA presidency, with nominees Lars Thompson, Jacinta Gulasekharam, Rory Lenihan-Ikin, and Dayle Vavasour captivating the ever diminishing crowd (the pizza was long gone by this point). Thompson spent his allotted […]

September 18, 2016

Victoria University’s queer representative group UniQ recently pulled off the first Day of Silence on campus. Day of Silence is an international youth movement that seeks to bring attention to the silence faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people. Students across New Zealand took a vow of silence on September 9 to […]

September 18, 2016

Seven mayoral candidates faced off in the hub last week in the hopes of winning the coveted student vote. K-Rob and Little J somewhat savagely assessed their performances so you don’t have to.   Justin ‘Trudeau’ Lester All it took was a smile and the students were putty in his hands. After rattling off his life […]

September 18, 2016

Lincoln University’s fate is looking increasingly dire, with the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robin Pollard, telling staff on August 8 that they had one year to “get a surplus or we are dead.” Pollard later said the statement was made out of context, and that the university needed to “transform” to be “financially viable” and “flourish into […]

September 18, 2016

A Wellington man is seeking $10,000 in compensation from police after being arrested for trying to put his meal on John Key’s tab. Kent Boyd and a friend spoke with Key at the Green Parrot in 2012, and claimed he agreed to pay their bill. Staff rejected this and Key’s security called police who later […]

September 18, 2016

On September 14 strike action was announced by the Victoria University branch of the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) over disagreements with the university regarding employment negotiations.

September 18, 2016

A Victoria University student has been awarded a $300,000 Woolf Fisher Trust scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. The recipient, honours student Liam Jolliffe, will complete a Master of Advanced Studies at Cambridge, before transitioning to study for a PhD in Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. Jolliffe studied at […]