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September 25, 2017

One of the most popular podcasts on the planet, My Favourite Murder, came to Auckland on September 6 for a one-night only live show, and two of my gal pals and I took a mid-week trip to attend. My Favourite Murder is hosted by comedian Karen Kilgariff and TV star Georgia Hardstark, and it is […]

August 14, 2017

Help… They’re all dead… This is the haunting sentence from the 111 call made by David Bain on the morning of June 20, 1994, and is the opening line to each episode of the new ten-part Stuff and Tandem Studios podcast series, Black Hands: A Family Mass Murder. Written and narrated by journalist Martin van […]

July 31, 2017

The first election my mum ever voted in was in 1981. Robert Muldoon won his third election that year. She was 19-years old, and she voted for National because her parents voted for them, and she said she did not know any better. Since then, my mum has voted in every election, except 1990 and […]

March 27, 2017

Here are a few of the things said by my family when I told them I needed to write the Vic UFO column for Salient: – Let me volunteer! I want to say something! – That’s lame. – Oh man, this is going to cause arguments… – All I have to say is that feminism […]

March 20, 2017

Two Victoria University of Wellington halls of residence, Joan Stevens House and Weir House, have been found to still be using the laundry services at Arohata Prison in Tawa during trimester three of 2016–2017.

March 13, 2017

Kia ora Salient readers! Congratulations to all the new students who have survived their first week of university, and welcome back to all the returning students who have decided to stick with it! By this point of your trimester you might feel a little more settled in. Hopefully you know where all of the good […]

March 3, 2017

TW: This article contains discussion of sexual assault. A submission, made by advocacy group End Rape on Campus Australia to the Australian Human Rights Commission, has accused all 39 universities across the country of “actively covering up sexual assaults.” The submission claims that there has been only six assailants expelled from a university despite 575 […]

February 26, 2017

Justice Minister Amy Adams announced on February 9 that those convicted before the Homosexual Law Reform Act 1986 will have the opportunity to apply for pardons to overturn historic convictions. Families of the convicted are able to apply on their behalf, and applicants can also request a public parliamentary apology if all parties agree. Legislation […]

February 26, 2017

Pharmac is considering a proposal to subsidise sanitary products to alleviate financial and physical pressure on those who use them. Pharmac have not yet released their decision, as they are currently seeking advice on whether sanitary items are considered as “medicine” or “medical / therapeutic devices” in order to approve subsidiaries. Health Minister Jonathan Coleman […]