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October 9, 2016

Victoria University researchers have found that several sponge species presumed threatened by climate change are likely to survive. The study was conducted by PhD student Holly Bennet, associate professor James Bell, professor Simon Davy, and Dr Nicole Webster, and examined four great barrier reef sponge species and their physiological responses to rising ocean acidification and […]

October 9, 2016

New research has revealed New Zealand secondary schools are failing to teach rugby players valuable social and mental skills. Research carried out by the University of Canterbury’s Dr Blake Bennett found the focus on technicalities sacrifices what otherwise makes the sport worthwhile for young males. Bennett’s study looked into both New Zealand and Japanese programs […]

October 9, 2016

Massey University Communications lecturer Steve Elers has called for the name of the institution to be changed. This comes after Elers uncovered racist comments made by the university’s namesake, William Ferguson Massey, during his term as prime minister from 1912-1925. The two statements in question read: “New Zealanders are… the purest Anglo-Saxon population in the […]

October 9, 2016

Victoria University is in the final stages of approving extended library hours across all three campuses. The current plan is to open all libraries from 8am to 12am, Monday to Friday, and from 10am to 10pm on weekends. The university are aiming to have the changes implemented by the third trimester. VUWSA President Jonathan Gee […]

October 8, 2016

Head of the United Nations Development Program Helen Clark has been unsuccessful in her bid to be the next Secretary General of the United Nations (UN). The UN Security Council unanimously voted for former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres. Clark received eight ‘discourage’ votes, six ‘encourage’ votes, and one ‘no opinion’. Three vetoes were used […]

October 8, 2016

2016 VUWSA Treasurer-Secretary and 2017 Treasurer-elect George Grainger has resigned from the role for 2017. The resignation comes just two weeks after Grainger won the position on next year’s executive. Grainger wrote on Facebook that the “demanding role” has seen him go “up to and beyond my limits this year to give the Association what […]

October 8, 2016

A stunt that caused serious injury has resulted in two major sponsors withdrawing their sponsorship of the University of Canterbury Engineering Society (ENSOC). DB Breweries and insurance company MAS pulled their sponsorship after an engineering student lit his hair on fire and jumped off the roof of his flat into a pool in September as […]

October 8, 2016

Headline of the year “Turns out Salient is a disgusting travesty”.   Best yarn “Students Mistaken For Backpackers”—that time the uni fucked up and students ended up in bunk beds.   Biggest cock block VUW Communications Team. Currently ghosting us harder than your latest Tinder bae.   Phrase we would like to never hear again […]

October 8, 2016

Early Tuesday morning, October 4, two separate arson attacks took place in Mount Cook and Te Aro. 47 year old Robert Vernon Phillip Mackie has been arrested for one of the incidents and is now facing seven charges of arson and one charge of burglary. The Wellington Area Commander, Inspector Chris Bensemann, reported that the […]