Archive for February, 2009

Email censorship

Email censorship

by / February 27, 2009 / [ 12 Comments ]

Nothing much has changed since National took the reigns of power. John Key may have stopped Section 92A for the meantime, but I can’t send emails with light pepperings of colourful language. ———- Forwarded message ———- From: Date: 2009/2/27 Subject: Profanity detected in E-Mail Message To: Cc: editor@salient.org.nz You have used a word in your [...]

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VUWSA coming down the mountain on Cosgrove

by / February 23, 2009 / [ 3 Comments ]

The egg timer of patience may have finally run out on former VUWSA President Joel Cosgrove. Victoria University of Wellington Student Association President Jasmine Freemantle has issued a warning to the former President that legal action would be taken against him if a substantive attempt to repay $1730.76 in outstanding monies stemming from his infamous [...]

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Vic plays host to great muppet caper

Vic plays host to great muppet caper

by / February 23, 2009 / No Comments

This year’s first New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) conference was held recently at Victoria University of Wellington, hosted by the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association, and was attended by student union executives from around the country. The conferences allowed portfolio holders from different campuses to exchange ideas and tips to solve problems [...]

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NZUSA troubled by Treasury’s trundling

NZUSA troubled by Treasury’s trundling

by / February 23, 2009 / 1 Comment

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has lambasted Treasury’s recent evaluation of the Student Loan Scheme. In a statement released on February 5, NZUSA co-presidents Sophia Blair and Jordan King took umbrage with last year’s brief to the incoming Minister of Finance, suggesting it patently ignored the scheme’s disadvantages. Share on Facebook+1 on [...]

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The Mexican

The Mexican

by / February 23, 2009 / 1 Comment

In a historic first for a New Zealand University, Victoria University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Mexico which will provide a visiting Mexican academic with an annual Chair. The Chair is expected to last a trimester and be available in any of Victoria University’s teaching areas. It will consist [...]

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Bricklayer begins smoko break ten minutes into working day

Bricklayer begins smoko break ten minutes into working day

by / February 23, 2009 / 1 Comment

A 37-year-old bricklayer has astounded virtually no one by beginning his smoko break ten minutes into the working day. Barry “Baz” McGurry, a former unemployment beneficiary and self-professed “piss sinkin’ superstar” from Newtown, arrived at Hitchens Construction’s Ngauranga site Monday morning, poured himself a cuppa and proceeded to spend ten minutes yelling about the previous [...]

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Go VUWSA, Go to Orientation!

Go VUWSA, Go to Orientation!

by / February 23, 2009 / No Comments

Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) extend a big welcome to both new and returning students. VUWSA is your students’ association. When you enrol at Victoria University you automatically become a member of the students’ association. The VUWSA team has been working hard over the summer in preparation for a stimulating and rewarding year [...]

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A Vice-Presidential Introduction

A Vice-Presidential Introduction

by / February 23, 2009 / No Comments

Kia ora koutou, ko Freya Eng ahau. I’m the Vice President (Education) of VUWSA, your students’ association. We are a collective body that is elected to represent you. We provide many services in welfare, representation and education advocacy. That’s where I come in. As Vice President (Education), it is my job to make sure Class [...]

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The Notorious Dai Henwood

by / February 23, 2009 / 1 Comment

Ring-ring, ring-ring…“You’ve reached Dai Henwood. I can’t take your call right now…” “Oh man. Word’s got around that I hate stand-ups. All that intense internet-based research gone to waste. I wish I wasn’t so hung over.” Dai Henwood has become one of NZ’s premier comedians. A quick Google search reveals more than 38,000 hits on [...]

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Orientation Music Ticket Prices

Orientation Music Ticket Prices

by / February 23, 2009 / No Comments

Obviously there is a hell of a lot on. So make sure you plan your festival well. Get along to at least two bands (one you know and one you have never heard of), the Comedy (check out the great competition for this on the Activities Monkey page), Hang Over Hangi, Ska-B-Q and pretty much [...]

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