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September 27, 2015

While being offered this opportunity to shout about whatever I liked, I made a very bold assertion: “E.Z. mate. I have an opinion on everything”. Which, though slightly hyperbolic, is true in sentiment. Following the end of the conversation, I mentioned the task to a few friends who all responded in various degrees of amused […]

August 9, 2015

The Tertiary Education Commission recently published its annual review of the performance of New Zealand’s tertiary education institutes, including Victoria.

June 1, 2015

The release of this year’s Budget has, unsurprisingly, ruffled a financial feather or two in the tertiary education sector.

May 24, 2015

People who live in Wellington are likely to be some of the most highly-strung individuals in the country, according to information released by the Ministry of Health.

May 17, 2015

While Kanye West was being undeservedly presented with an honorary doctorate in Fine Arts, 2191 Victoria students of actual intellectual calibre were rewarded with a total of 2446 qualifications (including 41 PhDs) during last week’s graduation ceremonies. The six ceremonies, spread across 12–14 May, aimed to celebrate the achievements of students in their chosen fields. […]

May 11, 2015

The Victoria University Council is under renovation and if last Tuesday’s student consultation forum was anything to go by, the majority of students are either unaware or simply don’t care. Recent changes to the Education Act mean that Victoria must reduce its University Council from 19 members to a maximum of 12 by 2016. While […]

May 3, 2015

Kelburn residents are asking the University to seriously consider making Weir House alcohol free. Documents obtained by Salient under the Official Information Act reveal many residents had begun the process of submitting an application for a liquor ban in Kelburn Park. According to Wellington City Council City Safety Advisor Emma McGill, the residents “had gathered […]

April 27, 2015

Overlooked legal regulations from 1947 may give tenants living in damp homes a stronger leg to stand on when making demands from landlords. Researchers Dr Mark Bennett of Victoria University of Wellington, and Dr Sarah Bierre and Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman of Otago University in Wellington, published a paper examining how housing conditions are qualified in […]

April 19, 2015

Nicktoria is Nicktorious yet again Victoria DebSoc’s reign of glory continues, after their 17th consecutive win at the New Zealand University Impromptu Debating Championships (“Easters”). Over the course of the tournament, which ran from 3-6 April in Auckland, Victoria 1—comprising Nick Cross and Nick Gavey—amassed a total of seven wins and 1,538 speaker points. Vic […]