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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.

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.