Yesterday I visited the Wellington SPCA in Newtown. There was a lovely woman on reception who told us she used to work there as a volunteer but she had managed to gain a paid job – in an organisation she obviously loves.  The downside for her is that she no longer gets to spend so […]


It’s National Volunteer Week (NVW) this week and it’s a fantastic chance to celebrate the invaluable knowledge, skill and time contributions given by Aotearoa’s past and present volunteers. This year’s theme is “There is a place for you to volunteer” or “he wahi mohou hei tuao” which highlights the diversity of volunteer opportunities, volunteers themselves, and […]


To new students at Victoria University (myself included), the Mount Street Cemetery may come across as one of the more peculiar sites in Wellington. As it is perched on the hill directly next to the university, I have come across it often and have already integrated it as part of the character of Victoria. The […]


It’s National Volunteer Week and a time to thank all the volunteers around us. We are lucky to have such kind-hearted, giving and talented people in our communities and we recognise that volunteers make a huge contribution to many New Zealand organisations. Students play their part in volunteering, and in my role managing the Victoria […]

Pulled by jobs

It’s a known fact: many great opportunities/jobs are never advertised. Instead, candidates are called upon by employers directly. When and how to make this happen? Let’s hear and learn from some of our fellow students/graduates… Caitlin – Redwood School Primary School Teacher “I knew finding a teaching job would be difficult, so I set out […]

Looking for an internship or graduate role at the end of the year? Then you’ll need to be clued up about what employers are looking for when recruiting. Do you have business acumen? Are you commercially aware? Do you even know what these terms mean? In all of our discussions with employers, time and time […]

Last year, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel guide named Wellington the “Coolest Little Capital in the World”, a catch phrase that had certainly caught the imaginations of everyone who lives here. So what makes this city of ours such a great place to be? For me the beauty of city will always be foremost – the harbour, hills and houses and […]