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March 23, 2015

It’s official: our favourite royal badass, Prince Harry, is visiting New Zealand for the first time this year. The thirty-year-old ginger, and fourth in line to the British throne, is set arrive to Wellington in May following a four-week secondment with the Australian Defence Force. This marks an end to Harry’s military career, after serving […]

March 23, 2015

One Big Mac, hold the zero-hour contracts please Service and food workers union Unite has called for an end to zero-hour contracts with a recent series of protests in Wellington. The union, which represents fast food workers at McDonalds, Burger King and other restaurant chains is hoping to renegotiate the use of these contracts in […]

March 23, 2015

Students and staff across Victoria University are rallying to provide support for Vanuatu, after the nation was ripped apart by Cyclone Pam last Saturday. Vanuatu President Baldwin Lonsdale called the windstorm “a monster” after it tore through the country at 270km/hr, destroying nearly all structural development, killing (at current count) 24 citizens and leaving thousands […]

March 15, 2015

Victoria University Chancellor Sir Neville Jordan has said he is “not hung up on gender”, amid mounting concerns that white male dominance on the uni’s governing body may grow. The comments come in the wake of new legislation that will reduce the Victoria University Council’s size, at a time when women and Māori are already […]

March 15, 2015

Wellington students are struggling to find flats, especially if their criteria include quality and affordability. In recent years, a surge in student numbers has turned the flat-hunting game into a competitive league. Student Sophie Williamson said that her flat started looking on 5 January and had to couch surf for two months, until securing a […]

March 15, 2015

Vic students are disappointed after a three-week absence of the Dominion Post on campus is set to be the new status quo. Fairfax has officially stopped its distribution of free daily newspapers to Victoria University campuses during term time. Although the Dom Post has traditionally been “donated” to impoverished students, following a general economic downturn […]

March 15, 2015

Victoria University has revealed a new wellbeing campaign for 2015, with the initiative including a poster campaign and a push to reduce waiting times for counselling Services. Last year saw the restructuring of the counselling services’ intake process in an effort to reduce waiting times. Under the restructuring, thirty-minute consultation appointments with an intake counsellor […]

March 15, 2015

Sir Neville Jordan was elected Chancellor of Victoria University in December last year, succeeding Ian McKinnon. Sir Neville is a Victoria alumnus with a background in science and engineering, and is founder of MAS Technology, the first New Zealand company to be listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange. More recently Sir Neville has served as […]

March 15, 2015

Whether you worship the 420, or just enjoy a good David Attenborough documentary after exams, one thing is apparent: Welly is out of weed. North Island spokesperson for the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party, Alistair Gregory, explains Wellington is “certainly” facing a shortage of cannabis at the moment. Gregory attributes the lack of wacky backy to […]