The five finalists for the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award have been announced. The Silver Scroll has been awarded annually since 1965, and is New Zealand’s most prestigious songwriting award. This year’s top five are the Phoenix Foundation for “Give Up Your Dreams”, Tami and Jay Neilson for “The First Man”, Thomas Oliver for “If […]
A group of Dunedin-based students have united under the name ‘Scarfie Watch’ to battle burglaries. Scarfie Watch grew from a MGMT 252 assignment which asked that students address a prevailing social issue. 19 year old Daniel Paten is the latest member, having joined after his bike and various friends’ belongings were stolen from their central […]
Victoria University will be selling Karori campus for an estimated $20 million, after purchasing it from the government in 2014 for just $10.
Hundreds of individuals, airlines, and residents’ associations have spoken out in opposition to Wellington Airport’s plan to build a 355 metre runway extension. The Airport’s resource consent request for the project received 776 submissions, with 525 opposing the construction of the extension. Air New Zealand and Qantas both said that, despite potential economic benefits, the […]
There have been reports of at least two assaults on students in the area between Kelburn campus and Aro Valley, around Fairlie Terrace.
Students at the University of Canterbury (UC) are divided over the implementation of a trial period of “women’s only” hours at the on-campus gym. Monday to Saturday, 1–3pm, female students can work out in male-free classes and gym areas. However many students found that blocking out the 1–3pm time slot was inconvenient, as lunch and […]
The Teach First NZ scheme, a graduate development programme, will be funded for another three years. Education minister Hekia Parata believes the Teach First NZ pilot has been “very effective in attracting high-achieving graduates into teaching.” Parata said that the programme will be extended for the next three years, “This means there will be up […]
Two Lincoln University students were “bloody nervous” after discovering the house they burgled belongs to one of Auckland’s biggest brothel owners. Thomas Steck, 22, and Richard Tattersfield, 20, caused $14,518 in damage and stole items worth $3560 from Kim Pickard’s holiday home. The pair were convicted for Great Barrier Island’s first burglary in 17 years. […]
Lincoln University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor, Māori and Communities, Dr Charlotte Severne has resigned from her position after just six months. This comes after four other deputy vice chancellors have resigned from the university this year. While Dr Severne did not comment on the matter, sources from the New Zealand Herald state she “could not get […]