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May 14, 2018

Postcab to Have Sign Language Translator Last Monday 7 May was the start of NZ Sign Language Week. To mark the occasion, the PM had a sign language interpreter present, which she announced will be a feature of all Post Cabinet Press Conferences going forward. Open Government Week The PM announced that it was also […]

May 14, 2018

Salient can confirm that the extremely steep street which students are required to traverse in order to reach Kelburn Campus is still bloody steep, regardless of any public transport discounts. When asked about Fairer Fares changes, an extremely sweaty third year student walking up Mount Street said “that’s cool… I guess”. Salient spoke to the […]

May 14, 2018

I spoke to Golriz Ghahraman, Green Party MP and New Zealand’s only refugee politician, about how she deals with tokenism, why Parliament is more challenging than a criminal trial, and her take on denim overalls. This interview has been condensed and edited. Could you catch me up on your background up to this point? I […]

May 14, 2018

RAs have expressed that they are dissatisfied with their pay and think the University should compensate them more, considering the importance of their role in introducing first year students to Victoria. Residential Advisors working in the halls of residence directly operated by Victoria University are paid between $18.12 and $18.49 per hour. Contracts that RAs […]

April 30, 2018

The New Zealand government probably has a stance on the recent missile strikes against Syria. However, according to the website Just Security, a well placed key in a map demonstrating other nation’s stances is infinitely more important. “PM Jacinda Ardern’s stance of acknowledging the illegality of the use of force by the US, UK and […]

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

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

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