Archive for October, 2010

I don’t like cricket ah… I love it!

I don’t like cricket ah… I love it!

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The majority of professional winter sport in New Zealand is finally winding towards its conclusion. With the outbreak of summer nigh and some cracking weather already being enjoyed—even in Hurricane country—it seems wrong that summer sports should still be held back by those of the winter variety. The serial offender, rugby, is gearing up for [...]

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The Final Round Up

The Final Round Up

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Rather than focusing on one particular story, the final Politics With Paul this year will revisit four stories, both foreign and domestic, that have found their way back onto the news agenda. Years of ministerial credit card statements were thrown into the limelight in July and August, resulting in the demotion of a number of [...]

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Students elect new VUWSA exec

Students elect new VUWSA exec

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“VUWSA won’t be the same without Alan Young!”—Alan Young Students and candidates hoping to hear the results of the VUWSA General Election were left waiting for over an hour last Thursday at Mount Street Bar. Finally arriving just before 6.30pm, Returning Officer Rowena Tun announced the interim results to a crowd of about 30 students [...]

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Students hauled out of halls at end of exams

Students hauled out of halls at end of exams

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Exam stresses are set to rise to an even greater level for students currently living in Victoria University’s Halls of Residence, as they need to ensure their departure by the final day of exams. All residents of Vic’s halls must leave by Saturday 13 November. The strict move-out date is necessary, Victoria Student Accommodation Manager [...]

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Let the sun shine in

Let the sun shine in

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Summer is a bitch. It’s hot, it’s uncomfortable … also public nudity is still frowned upon. It’s that time of year again, where Wellington has two sun-drenched days and a ‘state of summer’ is unanimously declared. Never mind that it’s only just October, never mind exams are looming like a guillotine, it’s freaking summer! Get [...]

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Doing wheelies currently disabled around Student Union

Doing wheelies currently disabled around Student Union

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Due to Campus Hub construction, there is currently no wheelchair access to parts of the Student Union Building. Soon the VUWSA office will join Salient’s office in being out of reach for disabled students. VUWSA President Max Hardy says that it is an inconvenient situation. “We are working with Disability Support Services currently to ensure [...]

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Ask Candy Badger

Ask Candy Badger

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This is my last column of the year slash ever. BOO HOO!!!! Love you all lots and fanks for reading! Kisses 4evah! Candy Hi Candy, So there’s this girl I’m trying to impress, she’s coming over to dinner Friday with her friend 3rd Wheel (3rd Wheel invited them over), and maybe some other people. Anyway, [...]

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Probing the punters

Probing the punters

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Old people or babies? Paul Henry: racist or just saying what we’re all thinking? Favourite Commonwealth Games sport? What was your favourite issue of Salient this year? What’s the worst paper you’ve taken this year and why? Alec Age: 19 Babies. Racist. Table Tennis, cos it’s small. All the ones with Animal of the Week [...]

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Victoria rewards sporting excellence

Victoria rewards sporting excellence

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Victoria University’s finest sportspeople gathered last week to celebrate the presentation of the Victoria University of Wellington Blues Awards. The Awards were held at The Boat Shed on Wednesday 6 October and were hosted by VUWSA and the Victoria University Sports Council. Two debaters took out the top awards of the night. Sebastian Templeton was [...]

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Salient rates: reasons not to be the editor of Salient

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I’ve been working 80-hour weeks all year. I haven’t had a social life. My life is Salient. While you may have a romantic notion of what this job entails, I can assure you, a lot of the time, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Don’t get me wrong, this is without doubt the [...]

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