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September 11, 2017

A video posted by Te Whata Tau Ō Pūtauaki school principal, Ripeka Lessels, surfaced on social media this month, exposing a heated confrontation between herself and a manager at the Whakatane branch of Credit Union Central bank. Lessels attempted to exchange the cheque, which she had filled out in Te Reo, and was declined. Lessels […]

September 11, 2017

On August 17, JustSpeak hosted a debate and panel in Victoria’s Memorial Theatre to discuss the voting rights of prisoners in Aotearoa. The panel included Green Party Candidate Chlöe Swarbrick, Mara Davis (Young Labour), Danny Poa (Restorative Justice Facilitator), Elijah Pue (Young Māori Party), Jack Gradwell (Young New Zealand First), and Laura O’Connell-Rapira (ActionStation). The […]

August 21, 2017

The Wellington City Council (WCC) unveiled a plan on August 17 to launch a voluntary Warrant of Fitness (WOF) regime for rental properties in Wellington. From August 28, landlords (and tenants with their landlord’s permission) will be able to request a full inspection of a property, conducted by a qualified building inspector in a manner […]

August 21, 2017

ACC is allocating $1.4 million to an initiative aimed at combatting sexual violence in tertiary institutions across New Zealand.

August 21, 2017

VUWSA is launching an initiative to provide free menstrual products to students at VUW this week.

August 21, 2017

Following a near-decade long push for “fairer fares,” a discount for tertiary students on public transport has been included in the draft GWRC Annual Plan. If passed, the initiative would likely be introduced, along with a range of proposed new initiatives, in mid-2018. VUWSA President Rory Lenihan-Ikin has described the inclusion of the student discount […]

August 21, 2017

The VUW Student Services Levy ran a deficit of $253,896 in 2016, due to more demand on services and a higher number of rebates being processed.

August 21, 2017

A national Australian inquiry into the impacts of climate change has highlighted major challenges for New Zealand. By 2050, the effects of climate change are expected to displace 200 million people. Many of these effects are expected to be at their worst in South Asia and the Pacific, as rising sea levels flood low-lying areas. […]

August 21, 2017

Two students from the University of Otago have described the way the University supports survivors of sexual violence as “inadequate.”