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Tag: 2017-20

September 18, 2017

So you think you can dance? 80% of people say yes, 10% quietly believe they can (me), and the other 10% embrace the knowledge that they can’t. Wherever you are on the spectrum of dance capabilities, I’m sure you cannot dance like those performing in ONCE. The New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) 50th anniversary […]

September 18, 2017

When I was in London in 2015, I was fortunate enough to see The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and my mind was blown, seeing things that I didn’t think were possible to do on stage. Matilda the Musical brings the same kind of highly professional theatre to New Zealand and it […]

September 18, 2017

The annual Rant with Grant saw Vice-Chancellor Grant Guilford venture to the Hub on September 13 to present to students on the fee-setting process. Guilford presented a detailed background of fee-setting, including a history of government contributions to student teaching costs, which have decreased in successive governments since the 1990s. 21% of VUW funding comes […]

September 18, 2017

On August 30 the Living Wage Movement hosted A Fairer Aotearoa forum at St Peter’s on Willis church to draw attention to the low wages that essential members of the public service are employed on.

September 18, 2017

Substantive changes to VUWSA’s constitution were passed at their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on August 10. The VUWSA constitution is an expansive document, delineating both the structural and administrative form of the association, and their values and goals as an organisation providing the best for students. At the AGM VUWSA President Rory Lenihan-Ikin described the […]

September 18, 2017

Max Harris is the author of The New Zealand Project, which argues for a values-centred approach to politics in New Zealand. Max is a recipient of the All Souls Fellowship and is currently completing his PhD at Oxford University. We spoke with Max over Skype as he ate his dinner in a café in New […]

September 18, 2017

CW: Suicide   606 shoes were laid out on Parliament’s lawn on September 10, representing the number of New Zealanders lost to suicide in 2016. The shoes had travelled from Cape Reinga and Bluff to be presented on International Suicide Prevention Day as part of the Shoe Project, an awareness campaign organised by Yes We […]

September 18, 2017

Katie Meadows, in conversation with Kate Baxter In case you hadn’t noticed we’re in the midst of a general election that’s been kind of stressful so far, and it’s become pretty difficult to separate the personal from the political; reading through pages of policies from each party isn’t high on my list when I’m in […]

September 18, 2017

Auckland Action Against Poverty have launched Not Enough Left, a campaign prioritising the voices of beneficiaries and calling for a system “where all people have enough income to live in dignity.”

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