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Young ones and frontrunners

EMILY SPINK and GEORGIA NELSON catch up with some of the Christchurch local election contenders: mayoral frontrunners Lianne Dalziel and Paul Lonsdale, and three of UC’s current and former students Jeremy Kaye, Bridget Williams and Erin Jackson. The Young Ones Jeremy Kaye Jeremy is a 4th year law and arts… Read More »Young ones and frontrunners

Student unions shy away from political role

Student unions, once firebrand mouthpieces on the national political scene, are increasingly steering clear of controversial public debates, says a political commentator. University of Canterbury political science lecturer Bronwyn Hayward said student unions had become more business-like in recent years, basing decision-making on private sector models rather than prioritising student… Read More »Student unions shy away from political role

Candidates take mixed approach to social media

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Christchurch City Council candidate Erin Jackson knows the power of social media. As University of Canterbury Students’ Association president for the last two years, she has engaged with about 15,000 students across the association’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and has developed a dedicated social media strategy for the local body elections… Read More »Candidates take mixed approach to social media