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  • Phoebe Robertson

Editorial: LOVE

Phoebe Robertson - Editor in Chief

Listen, it’s getting to the point of the trimester where autumn is descending over the city and we are all getting a bit sleepy. So, this week I have collated some of the best resources that are around for students. Because we all deserve a bit of help. 


  • Community pantry. The Community Pantry gives out emergency food parcels to students who need them throughout the year. All you need to do is head to VUWSA reception and ask for a form to fill out. You can get parcels every two months and they are funded through your student levy fee, so you may as well make the most of it. 

  • Free Menstrual Products. Why pay for menstrual products when VUWSA will give you them for free? Locations: Ground Floor restroom, Rankine Brown Building, Kelburn (near Library entrance/under The Hub stairs), VUWSA Pipitea office, Ground floor Rutherford House (next to the info desk), Te Aro Campus Library (just to the side of the entrance). 

  • Kaibosh. Every Friday Kaibosh (via VUWSA) delivers food to Kelburn office during semesters. Kaibosh is a food rescue service, and you can find bread, bagels, fruit and other goodies to pick up for free.  

Te Herenga Waka 

  • Pūtea Āwhina | Hardship Fund. Has something come up and you’re struggling to make rent? Cost of living crisis caught up to you? Got an unexpected dentist bill? Need help with gender affirming care? You can apply for a grant through Pūaha. 

Te Whanganui-a-Tara

  • Everybody Eats. Runs Sunday-Wednesday from 6-8pm LTD. Level 1, 60 Dixon St, Te Aro. A three course koha set menu, changes daily with vegetarian/vegan options. 

  • @Kai.for.all (insta). Community kitchen and garden. Also run free cooking classes and have a community compost system. 

  • Dress for Success. Provides appropriate clothing for job interviews, court appearances, flat viewings, and graduation, just to name a few of the options. 


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