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September 18, 2016

Going up Laneway 2017, lineup and location. Interesting business podcasts. Barista baes who know your name and order. Tickets for Toast Martinborough going on sale. Gilda from RHOA. Going down Cold snaps. Cool brands with shitty ambassadors. Job interviews. Losing your debit card. We still can’t vote online.   Interview with Auckland Mayoral candidate Vic […]

September 11, 2016

NZ First have announced a policy that would see tertiary students’ debt transferred into a “skills debt.” New Zealand First education spokesperson Tracey Martin said graduates would be able to earn off their “skills debt” by working in the country for the same amount of time they studied. Despite costing the taxpayer $4.6 billion, the […]

September 11, 2016

As the 2017 VUWSA elections edge closer, students are being treated (subjected?) to a score of ambitious policies, DIY banners, and idealism for what the coming year could hold. Academic Vice President Jacinta Gulasekharam, Welfare Vice President Rory Lenihan-Ikin, and president of the VUW Politics Students’ Society Lars Thompson are currently the only candidates running […]

September 11, 2016

150 Indian tertiary students are facing deportation after being scammed by an immigration agent. The prominent student visa immigration agent is known for aiding the visa applications of Indian students who wish to study in New Zealand. The Indian High Commissioner—who has already discussed immigration concerns with New Zealand authorities—finds it problematic to target the […]

September 11, 2016

Hundreds of Housing New Zealand state houses in the Wellington region are empty, despite hundreds of people being on waiting lists. Across Lower Hutt, Wellington City, and Porirua 486 state houses are sitting empty due to the need for earthquake strengthening, methamphetamine contamination, and “pending sales.” 523 people are currently on the waitlist for state […]

September 11, 2016

Lincoln University is reaching out to the private sector in the hope of remaining financially viable. The university has been in poor financial shape for a few years now, primarily as a result of the Canterbury earthquake, and last year reported a $6 million loss. The university has awarded Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies a […]

September 11, 2016

Wellington mayoral candidate Justin Lester has announced a policy to establish “wet house” facilities for the homeless of Wellington. Wet houses are residential facilities for people in need to go and sleep, drink, and eat instead of living on the street. A wet house can provide optional rehabilitation and counselling programs. The policy is a […]

September 11, 2016

Students are another step closer to a 50% discount on public transport.

September 11, 2016

Dr Dylan Taylor, one of the conference organisers, said he was thrilled by the success of the conference and saw it as a hint of a revival of the left.