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August 20, 2012

New Zealand’s tertiary education system was the flavour of the week.

July 23, 2012

Wellington slumlords in in exploitative mood.

October 10, 2011

Despite placing third, a member of the Victoria Solar Decathlon team says “we feel like a winning team.” The team was the first from New Zealand and from the Southern Hemisphere to compete in the international Solar Decathlon in Washington DC, coming in at third place overall with its modern take on a kiwi bach. […]

October 10, 2011

Victoria International Relations student Matthew Castle is jetting off to Cambridge. The Masters student is one of three New Zealand recipients of the prestigious Woolf Fisher Scholarship, which funds students to study towards a doctorate at the University of Cambridge. Matthew says of the moment when he found out about the award, “It was pretty […]

May 23, 2011

Hotel Bristol was taken over on Monday 16 May by students engaged in creating a sustainable future. Future Forum was a discussion evening organised by AIESEC Victoria with the aim of bringing students, academics and the public together to talk about the future of our city and our country. Keynote speakers were Tim Aldridge, from […]

March 28, 2011

Staff members at Wellington’s Cuba Kebab have been accused of homophobia after a Victoria University student was harassed in the store. Student Isobel Mackinnon said she used the bathroom at Cuba Kebab on Friday 18 March, and as she was walking out of the store afterward heard members of the staff saying “lesbian, lesbian”. She […]

March 7, 2011

Statistician Geoff Bascand announced jointly on the 25th February that the census would not be held this year. Bascand said census operations in Christchurch had been badly damaged by the quake, and he was not confident the census could successfully take place. “My decision is based on my serious reservation about our capacity to maintain […]

February 28, 2011

New Zealand will support Vanuatu with $50,000 to assist in recovery efforts after Cyclone Vania in January. Foreign Minister Murray McCully made the announce-ment on 18 February, saying the money would go to the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Vanuatu. “ADRA is a non-Government organisation that has been involved in a number of […]

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