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June 6, 2017

Gareth Morgan is the leader of The Opportunities Party and spoke at VUW on May 23. Following his talk, Salient sat down to speak to Gareth about ideology, media, unconditional basic income, drug reform, and immigration. The full audio can be found below and will be streamed on SalientFM.   *** We asked James Shaw […]

June 6, 2017

Extensive damage at Joans Stevens Hall on May 27–28 has led to an indefinite ban on alcohol and guests, with students being warned they will all need to contribute to the thousands of dollars in repairs if those responsible do not come forward. Around 40 separate cases of property damage were reported, including broken doors […]

June 6, 2017

The Ministry for Environment has released New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory, the official annual estimate of all human-induced emissions and removals of greenhouse gases in New Zealand. The Inventory spans 1990–2015, and forms part of New Zealand’s international reporting obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). New Zealand’s gross emissions were […]

June 6, 2017

On May 30, University of Auckland (UoA) students calling for UoA’s divestment from fossil fuels staged a twelve hour sit-in at the clock tower building, housing the Vice Chancellor’s office, before being removed by police.

June 6, 2017

A consultation document proposing changes to Student and Campus Living, including the disestablishment of a range of roles across VUW halls of residence, was released on May 24.

May 29, 2017

A review of tutoring at VUW has revealed issues with the current system and made recommendations for changes. Many of the issues raised appear to be rooted in wide discretion, and cross-school and faculty inconsistencies, with recruitment and practice.

May 29, 2017

Following two articles published in Salient (Issue 09 and Issue 10) regarding Student Health and Counselling, we received a number of responses from students who were willing to share their experiences of the services.

May 29, 2017

A controversial Ministry of Social Development policy, requiring social services to provide clients’ names, birthdates, ethnicities, and the personal details of any dependents in order to receive funding, has been temporarily suspended by the Government. The announcement on May 24 followed two privacy breaches of the data collection system, and an independent report which criticised […]

May 29, 2017

On May 23, students and VUW representatives, as well as Wellington City Council (WCC) Mayor Justin Lester, spoke in support of fairer fares for tertiary students at the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) Annual Plan hearing. The oral submissions were backed up by over 1700 written submissions also in support of fairer fares, a third […]