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August 21, 2017

Two students from the University of Otago have described the way the University supports survivors of sexual violence as “inadequate.”

August 7, 2017

“A special issue of mini things,” Minicry brings together poetry, headlines, Tweets, and conversations in a tiny riso-printed, hand-stitched collection. Produced by the people who brought together Mimicry and Mimicry 2, the 24 teeny-tiny pages showcase works from emerging writers, such as Henry Cooke, alongside well-known New Zealand authors and poets the likes of Ashleigh […]

August 7, 2017

Chlöe Swarbrick is a candidate for the Green Party. She is 22-years old (as everyone keeps telling her), and owns a doughnut shop in Mount Eden in Auckland. Salient sat down with Chlöe to discuss Green Party policy, smashed avocado, and moving past capitalism.   Given your position at number nine on the Green Party […]

July 31, 2017

On July 26, around one thousand students pack into the Hunter Lounge for one of the biggest US headlines to have graced the venue — Lil Yachty. The recent shift of the bar to one side of the room opens the venue’s floor to a crowd who swarm in, wide eyed and Patagonia-clad, a sea […]

July 24, 2017

New contracts awarded for the bus operations in the Greater Wellington Region have been criticised for cutting drivers’ pay and working conditions. Drivers are refusing to sign onto new employment contracts until these issues are resolved.

July 17, 2017

Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA) has formally cancelled its resignation from the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA), choosing to retain full membership. The decision reverses the resignation given by the 2016 AUSA Executive, which required a one year notice period. The issues that led to AUSA’s resignation included “NZUSA’s communication, professionalism, effectiveness in […]

July 17, 2017

Australian snack food company Arnott’s announced the return of Cheese & Bacon flavoured Shapes on July 11. A spokesperson for Arnott’s said that they were “happy to announce [that] the Originals range is now complete and includes Kiwi favourite Cheese & Bacon. The Shapes range now features Originals, flavour-hit variants, and Light & Crispy. It’s […]

July 17, 2017

The Māori Party has announced Wetex Kang as their candidate for the Botany electorate in this year’s general election. Kang, who is of Malay and Chinese descent, will be the first Asian candidate to be selected by the party. He migrated to New Zealand from Malaysia with his family when he was 17-years old, and […]

July 17, 2017

Prolonged periods of drought and intensified farming has led to an increased demand for irrigation, and the subsequent degradation of the quality of local waterways in the Hawkes Bay Region.