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May 8, 2016

In weeks following the release of Beyoncé’s latest visual album Lemonade, the Victoria University Beyoncé Appreciation Students’ Association (VUBASA) has seen a marked spike in interest. The VUBASA was founded in October 2012 and has been providing students with regular life-enhancing Beyoncé updates ever since. The admin team is currently made up of one VUW […]

May 8, 2016

VUWSA has opposed the university’s potential outsourcing of its pre-degree Foundation Studies programme in a recent submission to the Senior Leadership Team. VUWSA said the move risks “negatively affecting education quality, minimising student support, and decreasing international and domestic reputation.” “Outsourcing pre-degree pathways segregates international students from Victoria’s learning, social, and cultural communities.” Academic Vice […]

May 8, 2016

We turned up and were the last ones there, classic Salient. Chrissy asked if Emma had brought a bottle of Scrumpy, but it was just a San Pellegrino bottle, we wish it was cider. We didn’t get an agenda, which only served to make the unfolding meeting a surprise from point to point. We didn’t […]

May 8, 2016

Andrew Little’s Healthy Homes Bill has passed its first reading in the House, 61 votes to 60. The bill was supported by the Greens, the Māori Party, New Zealand First, and United Future. If successful following its third reading, it would require landlords to meet minimum heating, ventilation, and drainage standards. That the bill passed […]

May 1, 2016

The Wellington City Council (WCC) has revealed that plastic bags put in recycling bins by residents have not been recycled since 2011.

May 1, 2016

University Provost Professor Wendy Larner has presented her first report to the Academic Board following her first 100 days in office. The provost is the senior academic administrator for the university, and is responsible for driving academic excellence and overseeing the implementation of the university’s strategic plan. Larner’s report was centred around how to best […]

May 1, 2016

In an attempt to persuade high school leavers across New Zealand to pack their bags and head down south, the University of Otago has well and truly blown its scholarship budget. New scholarships created by the university have put them in $230,000 of debt during the first two months of this year. One of those […]

May 1, 2016

Plans to implement a new online voting trial in the upcoming local body elections were scrapped last week due to a lack of confidence in the security processes of the program.   Associate Local Government Minister Louise Upston said there is real concern that the trial did not meet legislative requirements to “guarantee public confidence […]

May 1, 2016

Victoria University of Wellington’s futsal team are off to Brazil for the FIFA sanctioned FISU World University Futsal Games. This comes following Victoria University’s win over the University of Waikato 4-3 at the National University Futsal Championships at the Manawatu Sports Arena last week.   The Victoria University coach was particularly excited about the win […]

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