How stupid are students?

Only in Auckland University would there be a protest against VSM. Auckland University already has VSM, and the Students Association does very nicely thank you very much from property investments amongst other things. I know of at least one MP who has the student association as a landlord for their electorate office.

But for some reason the morons in Auckland, led of course by a UNITE union activist decided to cause insurrection:

Despite claims a student occupation of the sixth floor of an Auckland University building could be “indefinite”, some protestors have already moved on from the building, but not without causing further chaos around central Auckland.

The students occupied the top floor of the Owen G Glenn Building in opposition to three key issues: the Voluntary Student Membership (VSM) Bill, due to pass its third reading on September 28; the erosion of democracy on campus and the regular hiking of student fees.

Organisers said about 200 students were involved, but the University of Auckland said 60 protestors soon left the Business School building of their own accord.

Soon afterwards, students who may have been linked to the protest also blocked traffic at Vincent and Cook Streets in Auckland, outside the Auckland Police station.

Earlier, Unite organiser and history student Omar Hamed said about 200 students were going to be “here for as long as we can hold it”.

Lock them up and pass the law.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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