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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 […]

October 9, 2016

Massey University Communications lecturer Steve Elers has called for the name of the institution to be changed. This comes after Elers uncovered racist comments made by the university’s namesake, William Ferguson Massey, during his term as prime minister from 1912-1925. The two statements in question read: “New Zealanders are… the purest Anglo-Saxon population in the […]

October 2, 2016

The waste audit is an ongoing process, as the university and waste committee are still in the process of analysing the bio-waste disposal and other data collection surveys.

October 2, 2016

Victoria University of Wellington has released a statement “debunking” misconceptions about the sale of Karori campus. The statement comes after a recent community meeting with Karori residents and education sector representatives landed the university in hot water with residents and the wider public. The main misconception addressed was that the university will make $20 million […]