Archive for July, 2009

July 31, 2009

After months of largely-ignored viral marketing and subtle in-jokes, Salient is launching the Lundy 500. The event, in a similar vein to the defunct Undie 500, invites teams of vehicles to travel from Petone to Palmerston North as convicted double murderer Mark Lundy did in 2000, before murdering wife Christine and daughter Amber, according to [...]

July 30, 2009

A statement released by the VUWSA Election committee today says the mistake on the online ballots had “minimal” influence on the by-election. Almost as minimal as the number of people who turned out to vote. The committee acknowledged the mishaps reported on by Salient here and here were “not strictly in accordance with the VUWSA [...]

July 30, 2009

Here are the official results for the by-election as sent to Salient by the Returning Officer. Vice-President (Administration) 1. Max Hardy = 225 2. Monica Dunkley = 153 Women’s Rights Officer 1. Caitlin Dunham = 167 2. Tracy Miles = 155 3. Lucy Deane = 122 Activities Officer 1. Guy Williams = 185 2. Mathew [...]

July 29, 2009

The VUWSA by-election may or may not be invalid, and may or may not be called off after VUWSA fucked up the voting forms. There are two different ballot papers being offered to voters in the VUWSA by-election. The online ballot form allows you to vote No Confidence in every instance. The paper ballots, which [...]

July 28, 2009

The current VUWSA by-election may be in breach of the constitution and therefore totally invalid. A letter sent to VUWSA’s returning officer by incessant VSM pusher Peter McCaffrey points out that under Schedule 2, Point 24, B, (Page 23) the option of “no confidence” can only be used “In the event that there is only [...]

July 27, 2009

Due to a combination of my own incompetence and the Te Ao Marama issue this week, the manifestos/information about candidates in the up coming by-election was missed out. Here are the ones of that Salient received. Vice-President (administration) Monica Dunkley No manifesto supplied to Salient. Max Hardy Manifesto supplied late to Salient. Hi, I’m Max [...]

July 27, 2009

Ka rewa Aotea Kumea, kumea toia Ki te Tai Hau-ā-uru Ki Taranaki Te maunga tapu nō tua whakarere Pariroa Pā, Taiporohenui Kautū ki te rangi Te urunga o ōku Kuia, ōku Tauheke Ka tau With the season of Matariki upon us we celebrate Māori histories, Māori culture and of course Māori language. This edition of [...]

July 27, 2009

INGOA: Victor Manawatu MAHI: Tumuaki IWI: Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kuri TOHU: BA (History & Māori); Graduate Diploma in Commerce IMERA INGOA: Pania Lee MAHI: Tumuaki Tuarua – Matauranga Māori IWI: Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tahu TOHU: BA (Hons) – Māori Studies IMERA INGOA: Jamie Winiata MAHI: Tumuaki Tuarua – Hauora Māori IWI: Ngāti Raukawa, [...]

July 27, 2009

Māori in tertiary education have come under much scrutiny of late thanks to Pita Sharples’ recent comments calling for open access for Māori into University study. Whether or not we agree with Pita Sharples, the comment has succeeded in generating a wide debate throughout the country and has brought into the minds of the people [...]