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About Salient

Salient is the magazine of the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association. Founded in 1938 by a bunch of crazy kids who wanted to challenge the conservative and parochial orthodoxy on campus, we’ve been chugging out reasoned, seasoned and informed copy ever since. Well, at least an alternative source of free toilet paper.

Our 48-page weekly magazine covers a wide range of issues relevant to students and the wider public, from current events to public profiles, domestic and international politics, opinion and a wide range of arts.


On Campus
Campus Hub
Cotton Building
Faculty of Architecture & Design
Hugh McKenzie Foyer
Hunter Building
Karori Campus
Kirk Foyer
MacLaurin Foyer
Murphy Building
Old Government Buildings
Reading Room
Rutherford House
Student Union Building

Around Town
Central Library
Cosmic Corner
Customs Brew Bar
Midnight Espresso
Milk Crate
Slow Boat Records
Toi Poneke Arts Centre

Letters policy

Salient welcomes and encourages public debate—be it serious or otherwise—through its letters pages. Write about anything: what you think of something you have read in Salient, your pet hates, your pet loves, how you think the magazine could be improved, issues of the day, whatever.

Letters must be received before 5pm on the Monday for publication the next week and must be no longer than 250 words. Pseudonyms are fine, but all letters must include your real name, address and telephone number. These will not be printed. Please note that letters will not be corrected for spelling or grammar and the Editor reserves the right to edit, abridge or decline any letters without explanation.

If you would like to submit a Letter to the Editor please do so on the Contact Us page.


Salient provides a free notice service for all Victoria University of Wellington students, VUWSA affiliated clubs and not-for-profit organisations. Notices should be received by 5pm Monday in the week before publication. Notices must be fewer than 100 words. For-profit organisations will be charged $70 + GST per notice. You can submit notices electronically on the Contact Us page.


Salient is the student magazine at Victoria University of Wellington. Offering unprecedented access to our 20,000 students across three campuses and the city, Salient prints 3,500 copies each week during term time and has an estimated engagement of 18,000.


We offer competitive rates to a targeted audience.

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If you are too lazy, busy or otherwise unable to pick up a copy of the magazine from Wellington we can send a print edition to you each week. Subscriptions cost $60 a year for addresses in New Zealand. International rates will vary depending on location. To subscribe please contact us.

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