Archive for March, 2010

A short account of something that would suck:

A short account of something that would suck:

by / March 22, 2010 / No Comments

The other day a friend of mine (who would do a huge poo if I mentioned her name and probably still will) walked all the way from Te Aro to Kelburn with her skirt hitched up in her knickers. Total leggy bum view for Africa. “Poor girl… I should probs say something, eh?” is almost [...]

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Impractical interpretation influences implementation

Impractical interpretation influences implementation

by / March 22, 2010 / 1 Comment

Student Union slurs speech Management of the policy governing alcohol advertising on the Victoria campus is being questioned by student organisations after apparent inconsistencies in its interpretation. As organisers of Orientation 2010, The VBC were offered the free use of the Jägermeister stage and mobile van, which comes complete with a PA system. Following this [...]

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Sacre bleu! Student privacy breached

Sacre bleu! Student privacy breached

by / March 22, 2010 / No Comments

French Dept. oversteps the Maginot Line A senior Victoria University lecturer has breached student privacy by accessing a student’s records for non-academic purposes. Salient News Editor Angela Mabey’s student records were accessed last week by Senior Lecturer in French Dr Myreille Pawliez. The breach of privacy came to light after Pawliez sent an email to [...]

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OUSA will swallow the CoC

OUSA will swallow the CoC

by / March 22, 2010 / No Comments

Relations down south are on the mend The OUSA exec has voted to drop their appeal against the 2009 High Court judgment which ruled that the University Code of Conduct (CoC) applies outside of the university. The exec’s decision to drop the appeal comes after much discussion with the University Council, which has held out [...]

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Kiwi curiosity could get us killed

Kiwi curiosity could get us killed

by / March 22, 2010 / No Comments

Apparently none of us were good boy scouts New Zealanders are not prepared for a natural disaster, a recent Statistics NZ survey shows. The survey finds that only 15 per cent of households are adequately prepared for a disaster. Civil Defence says to be “prepared” is to have an emergency plan and enough food and [...]

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It’s Gettin’ Hot in Here, so Turn off all your Lights

It’s Gettin’ Hot in Here, so Turn off all your Lights

by / March 22, 2010 / [ 4 Comments ]

Actual impact of Earth Hour questioned by academics WWF’s fourth annual global Earth Hour was held on Saturday evening. Households and businesses—and this year, the world’s landmarks—were asked to turn their lights and other electronic devices off for an hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change. A WWF press [...]

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Uther Dean.  Eyeballs the Stars.  Flicks life switches.

Uther Dean. Eyeballs the Stars. Flicks life switches.

by / March 22, 2010 / [ 4 Comments ]

A look to the stars that foretells the week starting March the 22nd. If your name begins with A you need to diversify your breakfast routine. Porridge is good, but another three days of that grey yum muck is a good brick in the scurvy wall. If your name begins with B you need to [...]

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Pure New Zealand?

Pure New Zealand?

by / March 22, 2010 / [ 11 Comments ]

Oh, New Zealand, land of both the long white cloud and mined national parks. Can I get a side serving of potential pro-whaling and pathetic floundering in international climate talks? Holla. You’d think Aotearoa, having truckloads of endangered creatures, would be leading the game in protecting species at risk. Not true. Your mistake would be [...]

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Sir Ian Axford 1933—2010

Sir Ian Axford 1933—2010

by / March 22, 2010 / No Comments

Sir Ian Axford, former Victoria Vice-Chancellor and world renowned scientist, died at his Napier home last week. Axford was Vice-Chancellor from 1982 to 1985. Current Vice-Chancellor Pat Walsh says Axford “will be greatly missed with the university and the wider scientific community in New Zealand and overseas”. Axford played a major role in the planning [...]

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Ask Candy Badger

Ask Candy Badger

by / March 22, 2010 / No Comments

Meet Candy Badger, Salient’s resident advice guru. If you need any help with relationships, flatting, university or anything else, drop her a line at candy.b.badger@gmail.com. We begin this week with a thank you letter from someone who wrote in a few weeks ago, asking for advice about doing their flatmate: Ms Badger   I wanted [...]

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