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September 23, 2019

  Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori was themed “Kia Kaha Te Reo Maori”, or “let’s make the Māori language strong”. VUWSA combined this with Sustainability Week to create Toitū te Ao.    Ngāi Tairua representatives said this “enabled the overall concept of kaitiakitanga to be shared, and that “it is these two kaupapa which […]

July 29, 2019

Youth Parliament, held from July 15–17 of July, creates a mock parliament to introduce rangatahi to New Zealand’s system of government.    “[It’s] about providing an opportunity for young New Zealanders to deepen their understanding of politics and the democratic process… inspiring our next generation of politicians and political journalists,” declared Minister for Youth Peeni […]

July 22, 2019

It’s a simple message: Sport helps you keep active, make friends, and gives you the opportunity to achieve to a high level.  VUW is cementing the place of women in sport, with over half of the athletes in Te Puni Village’s Athlete Living space being women, and full-time Sports Manager *Josie Fitzsimons* overseeing a new […]

July 17, 2019

  I’ve never written about my fear or my anger, because I’ve never felt like I was queer enough, knew enough, or felt comfortable enough with my identity. I’m slowly learning, in the words of Virginia Woolf’s famous Mrs Ramsay, “It is enough!”    Pride has become more than a single march, or a month—it […]

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