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Tag: 2016-06

April 10, 2016
April 10, 2016

Last week VUWSA held their annual IGM (Initial General Meeting). If you’re struggling to figure out which VUWSA meeting this is, it’s the one where the exec pen students in like sheep and bribe them to stick around with a promise of pizza at the meeting’s conclusion. VUWSA president Jonathan Gee was looking casual in […]

April 10, 2016

More than 50 world leaders including Prime Minister John Key, have attended the fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit in Washington D.C. This summit, Key pledged a further $150,000 to the US nuclear security programmes in Iraq, Jordan, and Cambodia; and $148,000 to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Nuclear Security Fund. Despite New Zealand’s nuclear-free […]

April 10, 2016

“I’m going to be the next mayor of Wellington,” said Justin Lester at his recent campaign launch on the Wellington waterfront. Lester made promises of a rates rebate of $5000 for first home builders, a rental warrant of fitness (WOF), and investment in social housing—with more student-focused policies to be announced further into the campaign. […]

April 10, 2016

The Thursdays in Black (TIB) campaign was officially launched by several speakers at VUWSA’s IGM last Wednesday. Ella Cartwright spoke about the background of the campaign, as well as its resuscitation and importance (it was initially spearheaded in the 1980s by Jan Logie). Cartwright said VUWSA had been very supportive of the campaign; and talked […]

April 10, 2016

Participants gave anecdotes of their renting experiences, with one describing the “mould growing in my dehumidifier,” while another spoke of the time she “came home to find the landlord had added an extra floor to [her] house.”

April 10, 2016

Three out of the five rooms had a serious amount of mould.

April 10, 2016

The spike follows the January arrest of Cook Islands man Ngatokotoru Puna for failing to repay his $130,000 student loan (which has now been reduced to $30,000 following a giant fuck up on Inland Revenue Department’s (IRD) part).

April 10, 2016

Key called Clark an “immensely credible candidate,” and said it “was about time” there was a female UNSG, as there has not been one in the 70 year history of the role.

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