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February 26, 2017

Justice Minister Amy Adams announced on February 9 that those convicted before the Homosexual Law Reform Act 1986 will have the opportunity to apply for pardons to overturn historic convictions. Families of the convicted are able to apply on their behalf, and applicants can also request a public parliamentary apology if all parties agree. Legislation […]

February 26, 2017

Pharmac is considering a proposal to subsidise sanitary products to alleviate financial and physical pressure on those who use them. Pharmac have not yet released their decision, as they are currently seeking advice on whether sanitary items are considered as “medicine” or “medical / therapeutic devices” in order to approve subsidiaries. Health Minister Jonathan Coleman […]

February 26, 2017

The Ministry of Health is now responsible for overseeing all prescriptions of cannabis-based products, after Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne announced prescriptions will no longer require Ministerial approval. Dunne said improved guidelines have made him confident the Ministry is able to handle the application process. Dr Yu-Wei Luke Chu of Victoria’s School of Economics and […]

February 26, 2017

Nine Indian students sought sanctuary in Auckland Unitary Church after their visas were cancelled last year by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) following a crackdown on application fraud. The students, who are only a handful of the 191 issued with Deportation Liability Notices or Deportation Orders by INZ, faced deportation after their appeal was rejected on […]

February 26, 2017

Police are seeking a caucasian male who assaulted a woman on the Boyd Wilson Field pathway on January 20. The assailant was picked up by security cameras wearing a balaclava and grey Adidas hoodie. The alleyway has a violent history, drawing media attention in 2014 after a spate of attacks — earning the nickname ‘Rape […]

February 26, 2017

Despite Victoria University promoting itself as a “globally minded” institution, the School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) is being considerably restructured from 2017.

October 9, 2016

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October 9, 2016

Victoria University has joined in partnership with edX, a large non-profit open online course provider, to make higher education opportunities more accessible to people wanting to learn. Victoria will be launching three “massive open online courses” within the next three years. The courses will consist of lectures no longer than seven and a half minutes […]

October 9, 2016

Last week emergency services attended to the sudden death of a female student at the University of Canterbury’s Rochester and Rutherford Hall. Police have confirmed that the death is not suspicious and have referred the matter to the coroner. Police will not confirm the cause of death. The university said in a statement that the […]