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March 20, 2016

Choose Clean Water NZ (CCW), a group demanding tougher legislation to ensure the quality of freshwater, are urging New Zealanders to stand behind them as they present a petition to parliament on March 29. CCW have been touring the country to gain signatures, and shine a light on New Zealand’s freshwater crisis. With 60% of […]

March 13, 2016

Last week, the Labour party and the Government agreed to abolish zero hour contracts. Zero-hour contracts gave employers the power to vary employee’s hours, allowing employers to set them anywhere from zero hours right through to full time. The removal of this “availability clause” comes just weeks after minimum wage was raised $15.25, and a […]

March 13, 2016

On March 1, Victoria University offered general staff who are not members of the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) new individual employment agreements which offer pay rises, improvements in long service leave, and a $500 cash incentive. The offer was also extended to new members of staff who had not yet opted to join the TEU. […]

March 13, 2016

On Friday, March 4, a balcony holding 20 people collapsed at a Six60 gig. The balcony, attached to a house on Dunedin’s Castle St., fell from three meters above ground at 7.45pm, injuring 18 people.   Two people were seriously injured but are currently in a stable condition. Polytechnic student George Karamaena has broke both […]

March 13, 2016

In late 2014, Victoria University economics major Matt Burgess created an app allowing people to bet on politics, and it’s taking the US election by storm. With the help of Lou Evans, Professor Neil Quigley, and VicLink, Burgess initiated the development of New Zealand’s first online marketplace for predicting and forecasting political events. The interactive […]

March 13, 2016

100-level law and psychology students who aren’t arriving to lectures on time are having to watch lectures in an overflow room, online, or not at all. PSYC121 is the worst affected course, with around 980 students being split between just two streams. Those who don’t arrive in time to get a seat have the option […]

March 13, 2016

What the hell/heck/shit/fuck is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement?

March 13, 2016

We are experiencing the world’s biggest refugee crisis since World War Two. More than 60 million people are displaced, and 20 million of these are refugees; that is they are displaced and outside their country of origin. The government is expected to make an announcement regarding their review of New Zealand’s Refugee Quota, and to […]

March 13, 2016

Almost a year ago, Lizzie Marvelly launched a website that would come to produce one of the most successful social awareness campaigns of the year—My Body My Terms. Kate Robertson caught up with Lizzie during her time in the capital to talk girl power, consent, and trippy as dreams.   K: As the founder and […]

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