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May 7, 2018

From 15 July 2018, full time tertiary students will receive a 25% discount on public transport services across Wellington. This is part of a greater reworking of the public transport system which is being phased in over the next few months. The overall upgrade to the public transport fares system will cost $7.8 million dollars, […]

April 30, 2018

Stay Gold, Puppet Boy

April 30, 2018

Horokiwi Quarries is exploring a potential new quarry location between Plimmerton and Pukerua Bay in Northern Wellington, as part of a joint venture with Fulton Hogan. Local residents raised concerns after sighting drilling platforms, fearing that earthworks may be occurring without consent. Porirua City Council have issued an abatement notice to Horokiwi Quarries. A spokesperson […]

April 30, 2018

A new multi-platform sexual harm service has been rolled out nationwide, following a successful trial period in Canterbury. Safe to Talk/He Pai Ki Te Kōrero, launched on the 16th of April, was established by the Ministry of Social Development in collaboration with Wellington charity Eva’s Wish. The need for a sexual harm helpline has been […]

April 16, 2018

A new study backed by the Law Foundation is set to assess whether the new processes being trialled in the sexual violence court pilot are making it less traumatising for complainants to give evidence. The sexual violence court is a list of cases within the district court that covers serious sexual violence allegations where the […]

April 16, 2018

The public playground behind Weir House is in the process of being replaced, with expectations that this will be complete by the end of April. The old playground equipment had passed its use-by date, and needed updating to comply with the Council’s “asset management planning, play spaces policy, [and] suburban reserves management plans,” as well […]

April 16, 2018

“The Worst F**cking Attorneys”

April 16, 2018

Mark Henaghan, the Dean of the University of Otago’s Faculty of Law, has stepped down after 19 years in the position and nearly fifty years at the University of Otago. Henaghan announced in February that he would step down from his role as Dean at the end of 2018, accepting a new professorship at the […]

April 9, 2018

A proposal to axe five prominent members of Auckland University’s music school staff has been met with harsh criticism by New Zealand’s music community. The proposed cuts to staff numbers came as a response to the University’s independently conducted review of the music school model. The external review allowed for a more flexible style of […]