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September 18, 2016

On September 14 strike action was announced by the Victoria University branch of the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) over disagreements with the university regarding employment negotiations.

September 18, 2016

A Victoria University student has been awarded a $300,000 Woolf Fisher Trust scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. The recipient, honours student Liam Jolliffe, will complete a Master of Advanced Studies at Cambridge, before transitioning to study for a PhD in Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. Jolliffe studied at […]

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 […]