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May 22, 2016

A strike against the cost of student accommodation in the UK that began with 150 University College London (UCL) students has swelled with a drastic increase in new members from across London. Now included in the strike are frustrated students from Goldsmiths, University of London, the University of Roehampton, and the Courtauld Institute of Art. […]

May 22, 2016

Prime Minister John Key is planning on facilitating “$3 billion, I reckon” in tax cuts as part of the National Party’s next election campaign. Key added that tax thresholds might increase to accommodate for the rising average income. The Labour Party are opposing this move, with Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson saying the money would […]

May 22, 2016

A fire in a flat on Castle Street has highlighted the importance of smoke alarms in student accommodation. The fire broke out on Saturday, May 14, at 660 Castle St, namesake of the band Six60. While there were no fatalities, the fire led Otago University student Robby McPhail to break his ankle as he jumped […]

May 22, 2016

Students at Rotorua’s Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic have successfully petitioned for more unisex toilets on their campus. The campaign began in February and was led by the tertiary institute’s LGBTQ group. This push follows a report from a transgender student, who said they were harassed in a female toilet. The petition received 826 signatures […]

May 22, 2016

Protests at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) have escalated, and armed police have moved onto both Port Moresby campuses at the request of the university’s administration. Students have been boycotting classes for the last two weeks, protesting Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s refusal to step down from office despite being embroiled […]

May 22, 2016

VUW student Michael Boyes, who helped seven people in need by donating his organs following his sudden death earlier this year, has graduated posthumously. Boyes was presented with a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Art History. His sister Jessica Boyes—who graduated with Honours in Psychology—carried his hood across the graduation stage for him. […]

May 22, 2016

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has released a statement saying that people are receiving the mental health and addiction services they need. He pressed the importance of people having access to these services within an “appropriate time frame,” adding that it was “encouraging” to see youth access had apparently improved. 2015 figures released by the Ministry […]

May 22, 2016

A new tax bill passed through parliament will make it easier for the government to get information from the Australian Tax Office on expats across the ditch who are not paying back their student loans. The bill also allows the government to report those caught out to the Inland Revenue Department (IRD). Tertiary Education Minister […]

May 22, 2016

First year students in Boulcott Hall found themselves trapped in a lift Thursday evening. While going from New World Metro back to their hostel, via a parking building, twelve people became stuck in an elevator, waiting 40 minutes for firefighters to safely remove them from the situation. The first call to the lift operators was […]

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