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August 13, 2018

The No. 18e “Campus Connection” will soon start operating during off peak hours, after a decision made by the Greater Wellington Regional Council. On 8 August, members of the public along with city councillors filed into the Sustainable Transport Committee meeting to air their grievances. VUWSA president Marlon Drake went and presented to the GWRC […]

August 13, 2018

Cockroaches, mould, and broken heaters are just some of the things international students have been welcomed with upon moving into their University Hall residences. Nick Rosenberg, an exchange student from Hawai’i, said when he arrived to his new home, “it didn’t seem it was really prepared at all for people”. “A lot of it was […]

August 13, 2018

When the library lifts first broke: • John Key was PM • Jacinda Ardern was just a popular backbencher with great teeth • Barack Obama was President of the United States • Brexit was new, but going nowhere fast • The ACT Party was floundering in the polls • The University promised to have the […]

August 6, 2018

A group of self-titled “dark magicians”, able to find the readings on Blackboard in under three minutes, has formed in order to capitalise more effectively on other student’s confusion. “We all know that every Blackboard is laid out differently,” said Wanda Rowan, the group’s self-styled “Grand Dame”. “You usually have to click seventeen links, log […]

August 6, 2018

The women of Victoria University are making ripples in the wider community, with four female staff members named as finalists in the Women of Influence Awards. Wendy Larner, Rawinia Higgins, Lydia Wevers, and Lucy Baragwanath were listed among 83 of this year’s most inspiring women. Wendy Larner, Victoria’s Provost, is listed as a finalist under the […]

August 6, 2018

Students are feeling unsafe after reports of a series of linked attacks around Massey’s campus in Wellington. There have been up to 14 linked attacks over the last six years, but media reports have come out more recently as several victims have come forward to the media. The case is reminiscent of the attacks on […]

July 30, 2018

An ironsand exploration permit has been issued to Ironsands Offshore Mining Limited in Taranaki, against the wishes of the local iwi. In September 2016 Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa Trust and Te Kāhui o Taranaki Trust were told that an application for an exploration permit in their rohe was under consideration. Both iwi groups made […]

July 30, 2018

Pro-choice and pro-life demonstrators gathered outside Parliament last Wednesday, giving voice to two sides of an ongoing debate over abortion in New Zealand. The Booties Project was organised by pro-life organisation Voice for Life, who assembled 13,285 pairs of baby booties on Parliament’s front lawn. Each booty represents an abortion carried out last year in […]

July 30, 2018

CW: Self harm and suicide attempts *names of RAs have been changed for anonymity Statistics of self-harm incidents and suicide attempts in Victoria University’s halls have more than doubled in the last five years, from nine incidents in 2013 to 20 incidents in 2017 (note that these statistics only reflect incidents which have been reported […]