News

February 22, 2015

It won’t be like last time, they promise   VUWSA wants to buy a new van. Here’s some context: In 2007, VUWSA President Geoff Hayward and Education Officer Paul Brown misappropriated $22,222.22 of student money to pimp out the VUWSA van with mag wheels, tinted windows, a black paint job and a sound system—an expense [...]

February 22, 2015

New off-licence liquor stores in the CBD may face considerable opposition from police, after a new player to the market was forced to sell only craft beers. Licensing for Manners Street’s Craft Beer Capital Co was rejected by a district licensing committee on January 27. While a rejection of a liquor license is hardly a [...]

February 22, 2015

Drivers make cars slower? A driverless Audi TTS named Shelley has outperformed skilled racing drivers in a new Stanford university study.The car was tested against amateur touring class champion David Vodden and when programmed can reach speeds above 190km/h. Scientists have been monitoring drivers’ brain activity via electrodes in an attempt to locate the neurological [...]

February 22, 2015

The Greater Wellington Regional Council may scrap the number 18 bus route, one of the most popular bus routes for Victoria students.

January 30, 2015

Former VUWSA President Rory McCourt has been elected President of the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA), after three rounds of voting at the organisation’s SGM in Wellington. McCourt, who ran unsuccessfully for the position in 2013, was elected despite failing to gain the support of VUWSA, which last year announced its intention to [...]

October 12, 2014
October 12, 2014

2014 was a massive year for news: we had an election, there was an outbreak of Ebola, MH370 disappeared, and MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, which was also involved in a border dispute with Russia. Israel and Palestine had a war.

October 5, 2014

From January to August of 2014, University-funded staff spending at Victoria’s Milk and Honey totalled an estimated $79,564.

October 5, 2014

Professor Jennifer Windsor from the University of Minnesota has been appointed to lead the faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences and Education.