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2% Turnout In Farcical Wsu Election

Thursday, 10 March 2005, 8:41 am | Student Choice

Student Choice today called the latest election at the compulsory Waikato Student Union (WSU) farcical in light of extremely low voter turnout of less than two percent of enrolled students. More >>

Will Wananga impose compulsory membership?

Monday, 7 March 2005, 11:53 am | Student Choice

Labour will be responsible if compulsory student association membership is imposed on all Te Wananga o Aotearoa (TWA) students, a move which could unnecessarily add millions of dollars each year to TWA students' costs, Student Choice spokesman Glenn ... More >>

Students express dismay at censorship

Thursday, 27 January 2005, 11:01 am | Student Choice

Student Choice has expressed dismay over the fact that student associations throughout the country are banning the on campus distribution of publications that are not owned by those associations. More >>

NZUSA holds its own Big Day Out (of touch)

Friday, 21 January 2005, 3:43 pm | Student Choice

Student Choice Auckland has today despaired at the actions of NZUSA in dismissing out of hand ACT leader Rodney Hide's proposals to tackle student loans. Student Choice Auckland representative David Seymour finds the attack outrageous. More >>

Compulsory membership tests Benson-Pope principles

Friday, 7 January 2005, 1:18 pm | Student Choice

Today Student Choice praised David Benson Pope's stance on binding referenda, and called for him to apply his standards consistently to include student freedoms, granting them the same basic freedoms as other citizens. More >>

NZUSA Quietly Cashes In On Loan Scheme

Wednesday, 20 October 2004, 3:45 pm | Student Choice

Despite being challenged, NZUSA have failed to declare how much of their income comes from money borrowed under the student loan scheme, Student Choice spokesman Matthew Flannagan said today. More >>

Returning Officer Slams Executive in OUSA Election

Wednesday, 13 October 2004, 9:01 am | Student Choice

Today's ruling by the OUSA (Otago University Students Association) Returning Officer, Simon Peart, has highlighted "an unconscionable conflict of interest", "wholly inappropriate and unfair" conduct and breaches of the OUSA constitution ... More >>

Results Demonstrate Compulsory Unionism Farce

Friday, 1 October 2004, 8:42 am | Student Choice

"Today’s Otago University Students Association (OUSA) election result once again exposed compulsory student union membership for the farce that it is." Matthew Flannagan, interim National Spokesperson for Student Choice said today. More >>

Voluntary Membership Best Model For Wananga Group

Thursday, 30 September 2004, 9:08 am | Student Choice

Voluntary membership is by far the best model of membership for the student organisation proposed at Te Wananga O Aotearoa, pro-voluntary group Student Choice said today. More >>

Students fund skiing weekend

Thursday, 26 August 2004, 1:54 pm | Student Choice

While student politicians complain about student poverty, most tertiary students are forced - through compulsory student association membership - to fund a weekend of skiing and snowboarding, Student Choice said today. More >>

Student Diversity Upheld at Otago

Thursday, 19 August 2004, 9:07 am | Student Choice

Otago students today voted to uphold freedom of conscience for students on the government's proposed Civil Unions Bill. Radical student homosexual rights group UniQ had sought to have several motions passed at a special general meeting of OUSA (Otago University ... More >>

Trusts warned of compulsory student associations

Monday, 5 July 2004, 8:23 pm | Student Choice

Charitable trusts are being advised against giving grants to compulsory tertiary student associations which already forcibly take millions of dollars each year from New Zealand tertiary students. More >>

More Compulsory Student Association Fraud

Thursday, 10 June 2004, 4:02 pm | Student Choice

Recent allegations involving the suspected theft of over $130,000 from the Victoria University of Wellington Students' Association (VUWSA), is the latest in a long line of frauds involving money collected from students by compulsory student associations, ... More >>

Auckland Students Call for Tax Cuts

Friday, 30 April 2004, 9:16 am | Student Choice

At a public meeting of Auckland University students yesterday at the University Quadrangle students voted by a two to one majority for the government to cut taxes. More >>

Students reject racial quotas and Brash bashing

Friday, 30 April 2004, 9:15 am | Student Choice

Auckland University students will turn up to campus next Monday to receive the results of groundbreaking student referenda. More >>

Student Associations Challenged On Loan Income

Thursday, 29 April 2004, 10:25 am | Student Choice

Student associations are being challenged to declare how much of their income is derived from money borrowed under the student loan scheme, Student Choice spokesman Glenn Peoples said today. More >>

Student Choice On OUSA Spending On Activism

Wednesday, 28 April 2004, 10:31 am | Student Choice

Student watchdog group Student Choice has raised serious questions today about Otago University Students Association's spending student money on political and gay rights activism this week. More >>

When Will it End?

Thursday, 8 April 2004, 6:08 pm | Student Choice

As if it wasn't enough that the OUSA (Otago University Students Association) executive spent $750,000 on the UBS (University Book Store) deal without telling their members let alone asking them. More >>

Closed Door Deal Angers Students

Monday, 29 March 2004, 5:59 pm | Student Choice

Students at the University of Otago have expressed anger over the spending of its student association (OUSA). Unbeknown to students, eariler this year the Students Association spent an undisclosed amount of money in a secret deal with Whitcoulls ... More >>

Student politicians trash SIT's zero fee brand

Thursday, 4 March 2004, 11:16 am | Student Choice

The student politician-promoted reimposition of compulsory student association levies at the Southland Institute of Technology (SIT) has undermined the institution's ability to brand itself as 'zero fee', Student Choice spokesman Glenn Peoples said today. More >>