Person of the week—Sam Wallace How does it feel still being the Breakfast weather dude? Really great—I didn’t want to host alongside Mumma Hillz anyway. I’m actually more of an entrepreneur. How is it having Jack Tame back? Oh yeah really great. Super happy for him. Great opportunity. He shouldn’t feel embarrassed about having to […]
We spoke to Auckland mayoral candidate Chlöe Swarbrick about her campaign.
Votelocal.nz has been launched with the hopes of engaging young voters in local body elections. Visitors to the website are asked a variety of questions relating to their political views and are then given suggestions about which local candidate is most compatible for them. The web tool was launched on September 5 and was accessed […]
The University of Canterbury’s Edward Percival Field Station, a teaching and research facility situated on the Kaikoura Peninsula, has been closed indefinitely due to its “unacceptable” risk to life. The University Council made the decision to close the site after a geotechnical report by Tonkin and Taylor found the building unsafe for inhabitants. The report stated […]
In late 2015, Victoria University adopted the digital copyright management system Talis-Aspire in accordance with the terms of their most recent licence from Copyright Licensing Limited (CLL). The official line for the implementation of Talis is the benefit it has for staff and students, summed up in the ITS Course Materials Programme: Project Charter 2015 […]
Student activist group Reclaim Vic last week launched their manifesto. The launch immediately followed the Rant with Grant fees forum. Organisation Spokesperson Joshua James read the manifesto, which proposes an “alternative vision” for the university, to the students that remained after the fees forum. The group’s manifesto challenges VUW’s colonial history that has sustained “false […]
Over 150 Karori residents and education sector representatives recently gathered at the Karori campus to question Victoria University and the Ministry of Education on the sale of the site. The university wants to sell the entire campus for profit. VUW and the ministry were criticised by Campbell Kindergarten, Karori Kids childcare centre, and Karori Normal […]
Hot topics during the open floor were the living wage, international student fees, and the ongoing degradation of Fairlie Terrace facilities.
New data released by the Crown on teenage drinking habits shows more than 25 per cent of teenagers aged 15-17 chugged eight or more bevvies the last time they got wrecked. The Health Promotion Agency surveyed more than 4000 teenagers and asked about their alcohol consumption “during their last drinking occasion.” The survey found that […]