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August 12, 2019

Rabeea Inayatullah: Porirua City Council Northern Ward There’s no doubt Rabeea is passionate about her home city. Throughout her interview with us, she consistently brought up the importance of Porirua and its people, and how they created the person she is today. From her parents and grandparents, to her schoolmates, to her Islamic faith. Her […]

July 29, 2019

As part of our annual Queerlient issue, we published an update on the university’s LGBTI Report, however, VUW was unable to respond in time for us to include their response. Pam Thorburn, Director of Student Academic Services, responds for VUW below:   Since starting in her role at the start of the year, Georgia Andrews […]

July 29, 2019

  Josh Trlin: Porirua City Council Northern Ward Josh kicked off the interview by immediately emphasising the importance of diverse representation on the Porirua City Council. Citing the many issues facing young people in the city, he argued that they couldn’t be properly prioritised until young voices are heard on council.   These issues? Housing, […]

July 22, 2019

*Teri O’Neill: WCC Eastern Ward Candidate* Teri grew up in Lyall Bay in a rental home with her mum. She thinks they did alright. But just down the road, her friends’ families were growing up in damp, mouldy council housing.    Those families serve as a regular reminder to Teri of why she’s running for […]

July 15, 2019

Victoria’s concerns about the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and her vision to resolve them were clear from the outset of her interview— the vision is of a connected, inclusive, and accessible Wellington region.   This is reflected in her key policy concerns: fair and accessible public transport, ambitious climate action, and community-driven decision-making.   […]

July 15, 2019

Should police officers be permitted to march in parades at Pride in their uniforms?   Prioritize LGBT+ People at Pride, Please Kalea Hampton   People in the military and police, LGBTQ or otherwise, can of course come to Pride out of uniform—though I think those institutions are opposed to the inherent aspects of revolution and […]

July 8, 2019

If you’re reading the Salient news section, it’s a pretty good bet you’re a neeerd. If, by chance, you’re not a neeerd, then my apologies that you’ve been guilted into reading it by your neeerd friends. If you’re the former, I’m about to tell you something that is sure to get you hot and bothered […]

July 8, 2019

Welcome back to student politics, neeerds. This week’s Eye on the Exec is extra special because although I myself am a neeerd, I am a lazy one; forgetting to write up either of the last two VUWSA meetings. Without further insult, I present to you: VUWSA exec meetings from May 23 and June 6. What […]

May 26, 2019

Republished with Permission from Craccum   AUSA President Anand Rama has handed in notice of his resignation.   His resignation comes just nine weeks into his first semester as head of the organisation. Rama and AUSA both cite “personal reasons” for his departure. In a Facebook post released shortly after the decision was announced, Rama […]

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