Vigil Held For Ukraine

Posted 2:40am Sunday 8th May 2022 by Zak Rudin

CW: War crimes, assault A candle-lit vigil was held in the lower Octagon to commemorate the innocent victims killed in Ukraine by the Russian military. Around 60 people were present at the event, with attendees expressing a mixture of sadness, anger and fatigue over the ongoing, violent Read more...

Ship Carrying ‘Blood Phosphate’ Arrives in Port Chalmers

Posted 2:12pm Sunday 24th April 2022 by Zak Rudin

The ship Stony Stream has just landed in Port Chalmers, carrying 25,000 tonnes of phosphate from Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara. This phosphate, which critics call “blood phosphate,” has been linked for decades to serious human rights abuses. Aotearoa is one of the last countries in Read more...

Second Week of Protests as Situation in Ukraine Intensifies

Posted 5:12pm Saturday 12th March 2022 by Aiman Amerul Muner

For the second weekend in a row,  a small crowd consisting of Ukrainians, Russians and others gathered in the Octagon to oppose Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Among them are students whose families have been forced to flee what has now become a war zone.  Among those in attendance on Read more...

Anti-war Protest in the Octagon as Russia Invades Ukraine

Posted 1:49pm Sunday 6th March 2022 by Denzel Chung

A crowd of around 50, including Ukrainians, Russians and others, amassed in the lower Octagon on the 26th to peacefully protest Russian aggression against Ukraine. An anti-mandate convoy passed through at the same time, providing a backdrop of honking, yelling and loud music. The group gathered Read more...

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