Women MPs reveal death threats, bullying and harassment

Newsroom Wellington, December 12, 2018 Women MPs spoke aboutbullying, harassment and other misconduct during a public panel discussion on ‘125Years of Suffrage: Reflections on Women in New Zealand Politics – Past, Presentand Future’ as part of the 2018 New Zealand Political Studies AssociationConference at Victoria University of Wellington. Death threats Labour’s Ruth Dyson spoke about receiving death threats, as did…

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PM apologises Grace Millane family

RNZ Wellington, December 11, 2018 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made an emotional apology to the family of the 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane. A 26-year-old man charged with her murder appeared in the Auckland District Court on Monday, December 10, 2018. Ms Ardern said she could not imagine the grief that her family would be going through. Overwhelming shame…

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Student entrepreneurial Programme marks 15 years

Supplied Content Auckland, December 11, 2018 Velocity – the University’s student-led entrepreneurial development programme – is celebrating its 15th birthday and the successes it seeded. Velocity (formerly Spark) was bornof a big idea: to transform New Zealand into a growing and prosperous nation byreshaping its economy. Impressive results ‘Godfather of Velocity,’ Geoff Whitcher, helped drive its creation. “Velocity was a…

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Student entrepreneurial Programme marks 15 years

Auckland, December 11, 2018 Supplied Content Velocity -the University’s student-led entrepreneurial development programme – is celebrating its 15th birthday and the successes it seeded. ‘Godfather of Velocity,’ Geoff Whitcher, helped drive its creation. Velocity (formerly Spark) was born of a big idea: to transform New Zealand into a growing and prosperous nation by reshaping its economy.Impressive results “Velocity was a…

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Holiday season brings smile on faces and tills

Venkat Raman Snow, ice and cold weather are often missed by average New Zealanders since the Southern Hemisphere is normally hot and humid. Christmas this year promises to bring with it cooler weather but perhaps more rain; which is not anyone’s idea of Christmas really! Festivities have begun already, with commercial organisations and corporates hosting Christmas and year-end parties for…

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Wellington Team rewarded at Veterans Soccer Tournament

Arveen Sharma Four New Zealand Fiji soccer teams participated in a six-team International Veterans’ Soccer Tournament at the Sydney United Ground from November 23 to November 25, 2018. The NZ teams were Labasa and Rewa from Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington.  It was an excellent opportunity for overseas teams to showcase their talent by engaging with former National and District Representatives. …

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