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October 2, 2016

Voting is the most essential component to a democracy, yet there is a common perception that students do not vote and do not care about politics. As a political science student, understanding this stuff is kind of my jam. We are around 15 months out from another election and I already know who I am […]

September 25, 2016

Student activist group Reclaim Vic last week launched their manifesto. The launch immediately followed the Rant with Grant fees forum. Organisation Spokesperson Joshua James read the manifesto, which proposes an “alternative vision” for the university, to the students that remained after the fees forum. The group’s manifesto challenges VUW’s colonial history that has sustained “false […]

September 25, 2016

Over 150 Karori residents and education sector representatives recently gathered at the Karori campus to question Victoria University and the Ministry of Education on the sale of the site. The university wants to sell the entire campus for profit. VUW and the ministry were criticised by Campbell Kindergarten, Karori Kids childcare centre, and Karori Normal […]

September 18, 2016

Lincoln University’s fate is looking increasingly dire, with the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robin Pollard, telling staff on August 8 that they had one year to “get a surplus or we are dead.” Pollard later said the statement was made out of context, and that the university needed to “transform” to be “financially viable” and “flourish into […]

September 11, 2016

Wellington mayoral candidate Justin Lester has announced a policy to establish “wet house” facilities for the homeless of Wellington. Wet houses are residential facilities for people in need to go and sleep, drink, and eat instead of living on the street. A wet house can provide optional rehabilitation and counselling programs. The policy is a […]

September 11, 2016

Lincoln University’s Director of greater China, Jeff Sun, is proposing that New Zealand universities have the scope to take in at least 10,000 students a year. From July 2015 to July 2016 5804 Chinese students came to New Zealand to study, a number just over half of the projected target. Sun believes Chinese students typically […]

September 4, 2016

There have been reports of at least two assaults on students in the area between Kelburn campus and Aro Valley, around Fairlie Terrace.

August 14, 2016

Students at the University of Canterbury (UC) are divided over the implementation of a trial period of “women’s only” hours at the on-campus gym. Monday to Saturday, 1–3pm, female students can work out in male-free classes and gym areas. However many students found that blocking out the 1–3pm time slot was inconvenient, as lunch and […]

August 7, 2016

Salient has received a number of tip offs from various clubs who’ve struck roadblocks when dealing with clubs and societies management.