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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.

July 31, 2016

A recent survey by the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) revealed that seven out of ten tertiary workers think their wellbeing is worse than it was ten years ago.

July 31, 2016

Alex caught up with mayoral candidate and city councillor Jo Coughlan. She was super into traffic, and the roads, and giving Wellington a concert venue. She wasn’t not rude, and only might have been ambivalent about the student vote.

July 24, 2016

Green Party Co-Leader James Shaw and Labour Party Spokesperson on Climate Change Dr Megan Woods spoke to students at Victoria last week about the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two parties. The event was co-organised by VicLabour and Greens at Vic. Shaw outlined the aims of the MoU and what it meant for the […]

July 17, 2016

The Living Wage New Zealand campaign reached a milestone at the beginning of July, with over 50 organisations in New Zealand being listed as accredited living wage employers. This achievement was announced at coinciding events in Auckland’s Trinity Cathedral and Christchurch’s Transitional Cathedral on July 1, as both churches newly became living wage employers. Other […]