Archive for September, 2008

Strike action around New Zealand

Strike action around New Zealand

by / September 29, 2008 / No Comments

ANZ Staff Strike On 22 August, ANZ staff held a protest on Manners Street outside their bank’s offices. Finsec Union members in ANZ National reluctantly agreed to vote on the bank’s offer of a pay rise less than the rate of inflation after the bank refused to engage in negotiations. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post [...]

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McQuillanation of the candidnation

McQuillanation of the candidnation

by / September 27, 2008 / [ 11 Comments ]

For once there’s a VUWSA election where I’m not backing any candidates. This is because they all suck. No, no, I joke. Now that I’ve moved on from Victoria University, Salient and ever having to attend another VUWSA exec meeting, it delights me to bring you a guide to the VUWSA election candidates without fear [...]

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ASPA Awards – A time to be self indulgent

ASPA Awards – A time to be self indulgent

by / September 25, 2008 / [ 78 Comments ]

Tomorrow nine Salienteers are headed up to Hamilton on a sojourn that will either end in immortal fame or life devastating shame. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Fear and Loathing on the VUWSA campaign trail – The video evidence

Fear and Loathing on the VUWSA campaign trail – The video evidence

by / September 24, 2008 / [ 12 Comments ]

This is footage taken from the candidates debate for the 2008 VUWSA election… for the exec of 2009. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail – VUWSA Elections ‘09

Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail – VUWSA Elections ‘09

by / September 23, 2008 / [ 11 Comments ]

VUWSA Elections ‘09 Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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PGSA Statement on VUWSA Elections

PGSA Statement on VUWSA Elections

by / September 23, 2008 / [ 19 Comments ]

The Post Graduate Students’ Association sent us this statement endorsing Barbalich for Council and Freemantle for VUWSA President: The PGSA totally supports postgraduates Keiran Barbalich standing for University Council and Jasmine Freemantle standing for VUWSA President. “Keiran has been an outstanding leader on the PGSA, He has been a key person in our negotiations with [...]

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Nudity on the Kapiti Coast

by / September 22, 2008 / 1 Comment

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Jasmine Freemantle’s complaint to the Returning Officer concerning the VUWSA election

Jasmine Freemantle’s complaint to the Returning Officer concerning the VUWSA election

by / September 22, 2008 / [ 88 Comments ]

Contained in the next issue of Salient (Issue 22, September 22) will be a news piece regarding (mainly) the election campaigns currently being run by two of the four presidential candidates – Sonny Thomas and Jasmine Freemantle. When I interviewed Jasmine for this article last Thursday afternoon, she made several allegations against Sonny that I [...]

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Sonny Thomas’ reply to Nick Kelly

Sonny Thomas’ reply to Nick Kelly

by / September 22, 2008 / [ 18 Comments ]

The following is a response from Sonny Thomas to Nick Kelly’s previous post regarding the VUWSA Change Proposal: Kia ora – I am running for the VUWSA Presidency because VUWSA needs change. Every four years like clock work VUWSA almost goes bankrupt until it’s bailed out, like an American investment bank by the VUWSA Trust. [...]

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An Open Letter from Nick Kelly on VUWSA’s Change Proposal

An Open Letter from Nick Kelly on VUWSA’s Change Proposal

by / September 22, 2008 / [ 11 Comments ]

VUWSA has recently released a ‘Change Proposal’ Document. I am writing to express my opposition to this document. The intention behind this document is to make redundant the staff positions of Clubs Development Officer, Campus Activities Coordinator and the Advertising and Sponsorship Manager. It also recommends Clubs administration be taken over by VUW, and that [...]

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