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August 16, 2015

With the 2016 United States Presidential Elections to take place in early November, the competition for nomination is heating up in the Democratic and Republican primaries. The Presidential Elections for Dummies (AKA anyone that doesn’t watch as much Aaron Sorkin as we do): Parties in the US have what’s called primary elections, which decide who […]

August 9, 2015

Which VUWSA Exec member is prone to the most cringeworthy statements? Who’s the biggest GC? And how hot is Rick? The Exec has delivered their half-year reports, and it’s time for Salient to hand out semi-arbitrary grades

August 9, 2015

Justice Minister Amy Adams announced last week that there will be a “comprehensive” review of family violence laws in New Zealand. “The rate of family violence in New Zealand is horrific,” Adams said. “While the Government has a comprehensive work programme underway, I think the law can do more to reduce the incidence and impact […]

August 9, 2015

NZUSA and Grey Power are blaming Government policies for the falling number of students over 55 enrolling in university

August 9, 2015

Which are apparently different to “trains” Wellington’s bus system is on the way to becoming “modern, faster, rapid and truly top notch”. The Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC), the WCC and the New Zealand Transport Agency are now in the process of looking at how their proposed bus system will be put into practice. The […]

August 9, 2015

40 per cent of full-time university students are feeling stressed about their financial well being, according to a recent survey from the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA). Many of those polled said that they feel they did not have enough money for their basic needs, let alone enough to spend on social or […]

August 9, 2015

The Tertiary Education Commission recently published its annual review of the performance of New Zealand’s tertiary education institutes, including Victoria.

August 2, 2015

Last week Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Todd McClay announced that the Inland Revenue Department is monitoring 20 overseas student loan borrowers who could be arrested. The arrest of loan defaulters was made possible under the Student Loans Amendment Bill (No 3), which was passed in 2014. The Act makes it a […]

August 2, 2015

A new bill, currently under debate at Parliament, has the potential to radically affect the vast majority of workplaces and tertiary education providers, including Victoria University. The Health and Safety Reform Bill, which is on track to pass in a few months, follows growing concern around workplace safety, with accidents like the 2010 Pike River […]