Nexus (student magazine)

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Nexus Magazine
Nexus (student magazine) logo, as at 2012.jpg
Logo of Nexus Magazine
Managing Editor James Raffan
Student Editor Rachael Elliott
Student Editor Alix Higby
Former editors Arthur Robinson
Frequency Weekly
Country New Zealand
Based in Hamilton
Language English

Nexus is the weekly free students' magazine of the Waikato Students Union (WSU) at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.[1]

History and profile[edit]

Nexus was established more than forty years ago and now has an advertised circulation of 5000 weekly.[2] It is published throughout the academic year in the form of a full colour magazine and is also made available on the WSU website.

In the late 90's the magazine faced troubled times, caused mainly by the student union membership being made voluntary.[3]

The magazine has experienced hard times due to its controversial content.[4] In 2003 the advertisement of the magazine, "Nexus, Funnier than Porn", caused criticism.[5] In 2009 Joshua Drummond, editor of Nexus, published satirical articles on abortion and sex with infants.[6] He was then asked to apologize publicly.[6]

Former editors[edit]

Former editors of Nexus have included Nandor Tanczos, Carl Watkins, Dawn Tuffery, Rosalind Case, Josh Drummond, Arthur Robinson and Anthony Hiron. Rosalind Case won Best Editorial Writer at the 2007 Aotearoa Student Press Association (ASPA) awards.


  1. ^ "Other Students' Associations". Waikato University. 2 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Nexus 2008 advertising rate card" (PDF). 
  3. ^ "Waikato Result Welcomed". 20 October 2000. 
  4. ^ "Jensen v Clark" (PDF). Defamation Update. 1982. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  5. ^ Elizabeth Binning (9 September 2003). "Student magazine's porn ad in firing line". NZ Herald. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Nicola Brennan (14 October 2009). "Waikato University magazine in kid-sex blunder". Waikato Times. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 

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