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May 8, 2017

An internet security breach has led VUW to urge students to change their login details and personal passwords. An email alerting students to the incident was sent to all active students on the morning of May 1, with the subject line, “Important Security Notice”. In the email, VUW’s ITS Director Stuart Haselden said that the […]

May 8, 2017

In what is being described by Al Jazeera as an “extremely rare occurrence,” students have taken to the streets of central Srinagar, Kashmir, to protest the strict Indian security forces that occupy the city. Since the killing of popular rebel leader Burhan Wani last year, there has been an increase in security forces and youth […]

May 8, 2017

Approximately 18 kilometers of State Highway One are set to become local roads after being superseded by the $630 million Kāpiti expressway. The process involves the seven new sections eventually being given new road names to reflect the change. The Kāpiti Coast District Council has proposed names which reflect the local history of the district […]

May 8, 2017

On May 1 around 70 people gathered on Cuba Street in support of migrant and refugee rights. The demonstration was organised by the Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign (MARCC) as a show of solidarity in response to domestic and international xenophobia. Before marching to the Immigration New Zealand headquarters on Willis Street, the crowd heard […]

May 8, 2017

Brazil experienced severe unrest on April 28 as millions of workers went on strike to protest harsh austerity measures proposed by President Michel Temer. All 27 states experienced strikes, which included workers employed as teachers, bank clerks, bus drivers, and auto production staff. The strikes quickly turned into violent clashes between protesters and police, with […]

May 1, 2017

VUW’s Faculty of Health, which was established on January 1, has moved a step closer to providing courses for trimester one of 2018.

May 1, 2017

Members of the Save Our Unique Landscape campaign (SOUL) have travelled to New York to seek international recognition that a proposed housing development on iwi land in Auckland breaches indigenous people’s rights.

May 1, 2017

The New Zealand government has announced a $2 billion settlement for care workers, after a lengthy court case led by aged-care worker Kristine Bartlett. Bartlett argued that the sector’s low wages were due to it being a female dominated industry, and were in conflict with the Equal Pay Act.

May 1, 2017

Proposed changes to immigration law, announced on April 19, will require immigrants working in New Zealand to meet a “remuneration threshold” to qualify as a “skilled migrant.” Two remuneration thresholds will be introduced for Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) residence applications, one at the median income of $48,859 for skilled jobs, and another 1.5 times that […]