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August 8, 2011

Former MP and and current New Zealand First (NZF) leader Winston Peters has continued to make policy announcements as he hopes to win a return to Parliament. The unconventional Peters, who sat in Parliament for the best part of three decades before NZF was ousted in the last election, has honed in on the student […]

July 18, 2011

The TVNZ charter was eradicated in Parliament last Tuesday, as the TVNZ amendment bill passed by a vote of 64 to 56. This signals the end of its obligations to broadcast a set quota of New Zealand-made programming. The criteria included broadcasting a TV line-up that promoted understanding of the diverse cultural background in New […]

May 16, 2011

Last Tuesday marked the release of KFC’s highly-anticipated ‘Double Down’ burger. The burger—bacon and cheese between two pieces of KFC’s signature chicken—triggered a cross-media frenzy of strong positive and negative opinions. Many hungry students have ignored nutritional warnings and are flooding the stores to get their hands on one. ACT on Campus sent representatives to […]

May 9, 2011

Last week the 2011 ‘Super City Uni Games’ were held in Auckland in the 109th instalment of New Zealand’s premier University sporting event. It was a host city one-two with Auckland University winning the coveted shield and AUT claiming second. Victoria secured third spot, and the green and yellow army provided many sporting highlights for […]

April 11, 2011

An alarming trend has shown that rates of syphilis at Victoria University have risen drastically in recent months. Salient was told that one doctor alone at the Student Health Centre had diagnosed five cases this year. This sexually-transmitted disease mostly exists in the developing world, and it is rare in New Zealand. However, rates have […]

April 4, 2011

On March 5, Victoria University’s Law School mooting team became the Annual Red law mooting competition champions. The team of Sarah Wilson and Sam Humphrey travelled to Hong Kong after months of preparation to participate in the competition, and beat twenty other teams from around the Asia-Pacific region to the title. They were also awarded […]

March 28, 2011

An international research team, led by Victoria Professor of Mathematics Matt Visser, is elaborating on the theory of Hawking Radiation in a fascinating line of research on Black Holes. Stephen Hawking’s theory, constructed in 1973, stated that over trillions of years, black holes become smaller via a loss of particle radiation. In the final two […]

March 7, 2011

Professor Richard Boast is on a mission to convince us that there is more to the New Zealand Constitution than just the Treaty of Waitangi. The iconic 1840 agreement is often considered synonymous with the entire constitution. However, in his upcoming lecture at Victoria University, Professor Boast, one of the country’s most respected legal historians, […]

February 28, 2011

The Green Party have appealed to the Government for a thorough inquiry into rising dairy prices. This follows Consumer New Zealand’s call for a full investigation from the Commerce Commission into the same problem. Rising dairy prices are a perennial issue for students around New Zealand, with the cost of staples like milk being almost […]