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September 25, 2016

New data released by the Crown on teenage drinking habits shows more than 25 per cent of teenagers aged 15-17 chugged eight or more bevvies the last time they got wrecked. The Health Promotion Agency surveyed more than 4000 teenagers and asked about their alcohol consumption “during their last drinking occasion.” The survey found that […]

September 11, 2016

NZ First have announced a policy that would see tertiary students’ debt transferred into a “skills debt.” New Zealand First education spokesperson Tracey Martin said graduates would be able to earn off their “skills debt” by working in the country for the same amount of time they studied. Despite costing the taxpayer $4.6 billion, the […]

August 14, 2016

Last week VUWSA crammed 100 ravenous students into a yellow chain link cattle pen in the Hub with the promise of free pizza and a hug from Chrissy Brown. Arriving just ten minutes before the AGM was set to take place, the VUWSA President with a passion for fashion, Jonathan Gee, paired a maroon and […]

August 7, 2016

An incident where a profoundly deaf University of Auckland student was left alone in a building on campus during a routine fire drill is calling into question the university’s emergency evacuation procedures. Last Monday, Dean Buckley had been studying on campus when the alarm sounded and, unaware of the situation due to his disability, remained […]

July 31, 2016

Vinyl bar has been criticized for ignoring claims of sexual harassment made by female patrons.

July 24, 2016

A recent study has revealed that over 20 per cent of university graduates do not believe their university degree was “worth it.” The study, conducted by the National Centre for Lifecourse Research, interviewed 6000 former New Zealand university students who had graduated in 2011, with results indicating that to some a tertiary degree is not […]

July 17, 2016

Humanities staff at the University of Otago fear that a major review may axe academic positions. The review was announced by Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Humanities, Professor Tony Ballantyne, last month, and aims to evaluate the undergraduate and postgraduate academic programmes. This will reportedly support the Division of Humanities (DoH) to “better meet the changing demands […]

May 29, 2016

  Students at Otago University have expressed concern about the severe lack of flu vaccinations being offered this winter. It was reported that Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) would only be offering 150 free flu jabs to a student body of 20,000 as per negotiations with Student Health Services. Free flu vaccinations were part of […]

May 22, 2016

Protests at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) have escalated, and armed police have moved onto both Port Moresby campuses at the request of the university’s administration. Students have been boycotting classes for the last two weeks, protesting Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s refusal to step down from office despite being embroiled […]

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