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August 21, 2017

The Gordon Wilson flats have been saved from demolition after the Environment Court upheld an appeal from the Architectural Centre which sought to retain the building’s heritage status. VUW purchased the flats from Housing New Zealand in 2014, seeking to have it rezoned as part of VUW to allow for its demolition. Wellington City Council […]

August 14, 2017

Following requests from 39 Australian universities, the Australian Human Rights Commission released a report on sexual assault and sexual harassment in universities on August 1.

August 14, 2017

The Auckland University European Students Association (AUESA) has reemerged after a period of inactivity, claiming that University of Auckland (UoA) schemes to promote Māori and Pasifika enrolment are “racist.”

August 14, 2017

Synthetic cannabis, which was legal in New Zealand until May 2014, is believed to have contributed to the deaths of ten New Zealanders last month. Acting Detective Inspector Peter Florence told Stuff on July 28 that synthetic cannabis has always been prevalent, but there had been a sudden unexplained spike in recent months. He said […]

August 14, 2017

An Official Information Act request to the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) has revealed widespread underreporting of penguin deaths in New Zealand.

August 14, 2017

The Papua New Guinea general election that took place between June 24 and July 8 has been characterised internationally as suffering from mismanagement and inconsistencies. Transparency International PNG (TIPNG) has condemned the conduct of the election as “disheartening and completely unacceptable to the vast majority of our people who believe in good and fair actions, […]

August 7, 2017

We Have Power, a nationwide student-led campaign, was launched by the New Zealand Union of Students’ Association on August 7, with the aim of getting every New Zealand student to vote in the upcoming general election.

August 7, 2017

On July 30, United Future released their policy promise of free tuition for all tertiary students. This policy seeks to “improve access” to students of low income households in New Zealand. However, in order to fund the policy, United Future have also committed to removing the Student Allowance and Accommodation Benefit. NZUSA President Jonathan Gee […]

August 7, 2017

A marine conservation team from Algalita Marine Research Foundation, led by oceanographer Charles Moore, has found at least one million square kilometers of plastic in the South Pacific Ocean. The “garbage patch” is made up of a concentrated mass of microplastic debris. The patch is believed to have a significant impact on the lives of […]