Archive for February, 2009

27/02/09

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 [...]

23/02/09

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 [...]

23/02/09

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 [...]

23/02/09

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 [...]

23/02/09

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 [...]

23/02/09

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 [...]

23/02/09

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 [...]

23/02/09

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 [...]

23/02/09

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 [...]