Archive for July, 2010

27/07/10

As promised, Salient brings you the profiles of the candidates in the upcoming VUWSA by-election. Voting begins this Thursday and goes until Thursday next week. You can vote online or at polling booths across all the Vic campuses. And don’t forget the Candidate’s Forum at Mount Street on Wednesday at 12.30pm. The profiles have not [...]

26/07/10

I’m not sure if you noticed, but last week’s Re-Orientation week was smaller than in previous years. This was because of Victoria University’s cap on new domestic enrolments for trimesters two and three. Here at Ngāi Tauira, we cancelled our re-orientation barbecues—a traditional way to reach new students—because no new domestic enrolments means no new [...]

26/07/10

And we’re one down! Lee Gibson from Design School is out. Gone. Bye. The tribe has spoken. We think this confirms Design School kids are far more interested in the pictures in Salient than the words, even if there’s one of their own in there. Hmmm. But thanks for playing Lee! It’s been a tight [...]

26/07/10

I haere mai i Hawaiki mai tawhiti, i Tawhiti Nui, i Tawhiti Roa, i Tawhiti Pāmamao, i irihia, i te hono i wairua, i te wahi e tupu noa mai ana te rahurahu, hei rahurahutia e te ringa o te tangata. Tihei mauri ora. Ki a koutou katoa, ngā tauira, ngā kaiako, ngā kaimahi katoa [...]

26/07/10

As you may have probably realised by now, this week is Te Ao Marama. The VUWSA President doesn’t always write a column for this issue, and we’d figured Max would welcome another week off column writing. In a conversation early last week, Max requested that—if possible—there be a page left for him to write a [...]

26/07/10

Nominations have closed for the upcoming VUWSA by-election, and No Confidence is once again set to make a showing in the polls. Three of the five positions to be decided in the election are to be contested by only one candidate. Bridie Hood is the only nominee for the Vice-President (Education) position. Hood has filled [...]

26/07/10

The kākāpō—New Zealand’s flightless, heaviest, and nocturnal parrot—is one of a kind. Well, more like 122 of a kind, as that’s the total number of birds left on the planet. Kākāpō are easy prey for animals such as stoats and cats, and despite a great deal of encouragement from the Department of Conservation and Forest & [...]

26/07/10

Tutū ana te puehu i te papa poitarawhiti o te Whare Wānanga o te Upoko o te Ika, i te whare e kīa nei te ‘Rec Center’. He pakanga nui kei te haere, arā, hei ia Rāapa, mō ngā wiki e 9, ka tū te tauwhāinga poitarawhiti mō ngā tauira o te whare wānanga nei. [...]

26/07/10

Te Whakataetae Waka Ama o te Ao 2010 Heke ana te werawera, kapakapa ana te manawa, mārō ana ngā uaua, horahora ana te memene. Ko te āhuatanga tēnei o hoe waka ama, o ngā tauwhawhai ki te whakataetae o te ao. Huri noa, huri noa, korou ora, korou ora! Nei ka noho au me te [...]