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April 16, 2018

The New Zealand Police have paid $10K to have rainbow stripes and lettering painted on a police vehicle. The “Rainbow Car” was seen at Auckland and Wellington Pride festivals earlier this year as part of a PR stunt designed to attract more LGBTQIA+ recruits into the police force. The police have revealed that the $10,000 […]

April 16, 2018

The National Party has urged the current Government to put forward more innovative policy with regards to child poverty in New Zealand. In a press release, a spokesperson for the National Party stated “no copying,” referring to the fact that leaving child poverty mostly untouched had been National policy for their nine years in power. […]

April 16, 2018

Salient Chief News Reporter Angus Shaw went to the Prime Minister’s Post Cabinet Press Conference on Monday 9 April: mostly budget stuff, but also the Northcote by-election and the rebuilding of Middlemore hospital. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Finance Minister Grant Robertson spoke this week about the 2018 budget, with the Prime Minister stating that […]

April 16, 2018

A Salient Investigation

April 15, 2018

E-cigarettes are proposed to be legalized under a new Bill currently in Parliament. The Smoke-free Environments (Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes) Amendment Bill is a Members Bill introduced by the Honorable Nicky Wagner. While much of the public is not aware that the sale of e-cigarettes and e-nicotine products are not currently legal, prosecutions are extremely […]

April 9, 2018

Resident Advisors at several university halls have complained about reduced training sessions prior to the intake of students in 2018. A number of RAs have said they felt the training provided this year was inadequate, especially around sensitive topics such as suicide prevention and sexual assault. This year’s training for RAs was just three weeks, […]

March 26, 2018

To recognise International Women’s Day on the 8th March, the Ministry for Women, in partnership with Te Papa, hosted the panel discussion Whakatū wāhine — forging our future, heralding our history. The panel discussed the significance of 125 years of suffrage in New Zealand, centring on how New Zealand can build on its history, and […]

March 26, 2018

Obama was in New Zealand last Wednesday 21 March. Among other engagements, the former US President flew north to play golf with former Prime Minister John Key and his DJ son of middling quality Max. While the visit by former US president Barack Obama has been praised for the boost it will give to New […]

March 26, 2018

A 19 year old Commerce student is reportedly extremely disappointed to not find any holy grails on the balcony of Siglo despite braving the arduous journey to get outside. The Courtenay Place bar combines the nightclub experience with a series of physical and mental trials designed to cull the unworthy from entering the promised kingdom; […]