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May 29, 2016

  Students at Otago University have expressed concern about the severe lack of flu vaccinations being offered this winter. It was reported that Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) would only be offering 150 free flu jabs to a student body of 20,000 as per negotiations with Student Health Services. Free flu vaccinations were part of […]

May 29, 2016

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May 29, 2016

Kim Workman, one of New Zealand’s most esteemed criminal justice reform and corrections policy experts, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Victoria University of Wellington. Workman was awarded the prestigious doctorate in recognition of his contributions to improving New Zealand’s criminal justice system over his 57 year career. Victoria University Chancellor Sir Neville Jordan […]

May 29, 2016

A recent study has found that the use of iPads, and other technologies to accompany learning, in the classroom does little to improve education. The study, to be published in the next edition of the Australian Journal of Middle Schooling, looked at two classrooms of eight year old students, one which used digital devices such […]

May 29, 2016

Last week Green party co-leader Metiria Turei hosted a discussion on campus about the Green Party’s views on housing and inequality, as part of the Green’s Fair Play for Students Tour. One of her main talking points centred around tenants, who make up around 40% of New Zealanders. She said current renting laws are out […]

May 29, 2016

“We hear you, but we don’t care.”

May 29, 2016

The Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) has voted down an initiative to provide a 25% subsidy for student bus fares. The amendment to the Annual Plan was proposed by Councillor Sue Kedgely after hearing submissions made by students and receiving a petition signed by several thousand people. “I’m extremely disappointed that fellow councillors did not […]

May 29, 2016

Lots of money for old people, not so much for us

May 29, 2016

Going Up 100% merino knit layers. John Campbell continuing to fight for the people. Andrew Little’s public speaking skills. Marmite and cheese toasties.   Going Down Slipping over on Cuba Street’s shitty pavers. Lecture attendance. Baby boomers getting a bigger cut of the budget than students. Looming deadlines and exams.   Interview with Max Key […]

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