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May 8, 2016

On a Saturday evening in January 2012, Adriana Buccianti was at her home in Melbourne when she received a phone call. It was from her son Daniel, who was at a music festival. “Mum, I have taken some very bad acid and everything is very odd here.” The next morning she received another phone call: […]

September 27, 2015

Trigger warning: this piece is dark, real dark. Bleak as fuck. There’s mention of all sorts of truly horrific stuff. Read at your own peril. As I’m writing this, the sun is coming up in Ganggye, North Korea. Government scientists are getting ready to go to work at a military base. There, at the behest […]

July 19, 2015

Why have cannabis-related arrests halved while use has remained the same? There’s a simple answer: the Police are decriminalising cannabis in New Zealand

October 12, 2014

My mum and my dad felt that they weren’t ready to go through another pregnancy so soon, so Mum terminated it. In 1992, Mum and Dad did feel that they were ready, and so I was born.

September 21, 2014

Winston Peters has dominated the NZ political landscape for the past three decades. After much convincing, Salient had a chat with him over the phone to talk about immigration and youth issues. Boy is he colourful.

July 9, 2014

On Saturday 15 November 2014, LitCrawl is going to take over Wellington’s CBD. While LitCrawl is a regular must-do event in cities like San Francisco, LitCrawl Wellington will be the first of its kind to hit New Zealand. It all happens over one fast-paced evening: poets, novelists, professors, comedians, presenters, actors, journalists and musicians all […]

May 11, 2014

Salient Editor Cam sat down for a chat with Arctic Monkeys Bassist, Nick O’Malley. Last week, they rocked the TSB Arena as part of a world tour for the album. They were consummate rockers: slick, loud, tight, dripping confidence, oozing sex.

May 11, 2014

James Milne is a very successful New Zealand musician, but it’s unlikely you’ll recognise the name.

March 10, 2014

Walking backwards into the future