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Tag: 2017-11

May 29, 2017

Any real understanding of ourselves and our existing cultures calls for an attempt to understand colonialism and what it did and is still doing to us. — Albert Wendt, Towards A New Oceania, 1978. West Papua occupies the western half of the New Guinea island and is home to two Indonesian provinces — Papua and […]

May 29, 2017

Imagining Decolonised Cities presents a symposium: What is a Decolonised City?   [Beginning with: The Mind] I had planned to go for only half the symposium, a typical Pākehā response — pop in, see the speakers I wanted to then leave, back to my own life and whatever it was I normally did on Saturdays. […]

May 29, 2017

As students, we are familiar with the term “stress”. It is an unavoidable fact that when you’re balancing sleep, work, and uni — you’re going to be stressed. While there is no solution to stop the amount of stress we encounter, there are ways to decrease your stress levels by taking care of yourself. Your […]

May 29, 2017

Public Service Announcement! You can get free bread from the Kelburn VUWSA office every Friday. There’s also the VUWSA Community Pantry where you can get a free bundle of food, a fruit and vege market voucher, and sanitary items — no questions asked. It’s simple as! Just fill in the form on the VUWSA website […]

May 29, 2017

Housing Housing affordability featured heavily in National and Labour’s weekend conferences on May 13–14. Both parties scrambled to build on policies dealing with the nationwide housing shortage in what is a particularly crucial issue for the upcoming general election in September. Last year Labour pledged to build 100,000 houses over the course of a decade […]

May 29, 2017

Gayaal Iddamalgoda is a Legal Organiser for First Union and the candidate for the Migrant and Refugee Rights Campaign in Wellington Central. The campaign envisions “a socially just Aotearoa/New Zealand” and pushes for increased rights for migrants and refugees. We spoke to Gayaal about the aims of his candidacy, migrant worker exploitation, and immigration policy. […]

May 29, 2017

Thursday: Jed Parsons + Hans Pucket — There is no doubt that this night is gonna be full of eccentric pop bangers, with the mighty Hans Pucket coming in hot off of a wild Auckland tour last week. Be at the Third Eye at 7.30pm or be someone who probably has a perfectly fulfilling night […]

May 29, 2017

Samoan Language Week officially began yesterday, and on Thursday Samoa commemorates 55 years of independence from New Zealand. New Zealand’s administration of Samoa was, according to the NZHistory website, “an uncomfortable chapter of this country’s history.” It is unclear whose discomfort they are referring to. One of the casualties in the fight for independence was […]

May 29, 2017

Disability, Class, Race, Sexuality, and Gender The links between disability, class, race, sexuality, and gender are multifaceted and complex; a huge Venn diagram of complicated and sometimes conflicting issues that are unable to be separated by clear lines. The research, diagnosis, treatment, and classification of disability and illness has historically been framed within the context […]

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