Author Archive: Jackson Wood

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ASPA Awards 2009

ASPA Awards 2009

by / 12/09/09 / [ 5 Comments ]

Tonight, an event which all student journalists dream of being invited to: The Aotearoa Student Press Association awards, is going off. Student journos from all over the country have descended on Wellington to celebrate the best and brightest in the field. 15 student mags will be represented tonight with 18 Snowflakes, or ASPAs, being awarded. [...]

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VUWSA general election nominations 2010

VUWSA general election nominations 2010

by / 10/09/09 / [ 14 Comments ]

Here are the nominations from the VUWSA General election for 2010. President Max Hardy Guy Williams Alan Young Vice-President (Education) Sam Oldham Alan Young Vice-President (Welfare) Seamus Brady Samuel Mason Vice-President (Administration) No Nominations Received International Officer Alice Pan Environmental Officer Zachary Dorner Queer Officer No Nominations Received Welfare Officer Craig Carey Women’s Rights Officer [...]

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Douglas’ VSM bill pulled from the hat

Douglas’ VSM bill pulled from the hat

by / 07/09/09 / [ 2 Comments ]

Biweekly 10 page Salient advertorial set to rock students in ’10 Sir Roger Douglas’ Voluntary Student Membership (VSM) of students’ association bill was been selected as a members bill late last month. The bill, entitled Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill, has the stated aim of “uphold[ing] students’ right to freedom of association, by ensuring [...]

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Production night bites

by / 03/09/09 / [ 12 Comments ]

Wow. 18 issues down. Six—including this one—to go. 19:09 Mood: Flamboyantly ambivalent (it is Gaylient next week) Music: None. It stopped. Put some more on Rory… oh there it goes. It’s that time. Cue Lonely Island. Completion level: 60% (quite good for this time of night) Peeve of the moment: Wu sitting in the corner [...]

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Roger’s VSM bill

Roger’s VSM bill

by / 20/08/09 / [ 83 Comments ]

Sir Roger Douglas’ Voluntary Student Membership (VSM) of students’ associations bill has been selected as a members bill this morning. The bill entitled Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill has the stated aim of “uphold[ing] students’ right to freedom of association, by ensuring that no student is compelled to join a students’ association.” Under the [...]

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Hunt for a new editor begins

Hunt for a new editor begins

by / 19/08/09 / [ 12 Comments ]

I‘m leaving this joint. This means you have the opportunity to be the editor of Salient next year. Woah. Crazy, huh? I’m not going to bore you all with what the role is about. You can bore yourself by reading this job description. As per appendix 3 of the job description here is this year’s [...]

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Late delivery

Late delivery

by / 17/08/09 / [ 2 Comments ]

To all the people down at Pipitea, Karori and SOAD sorry for the delay in getting your Salients to you. Should be down by 2:30. The VUWSA van is getting its WOF and should be back up at Kelburn at about mid-day. Mean while you can read all the content up here. Hugs and kisses, [...]

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Editorial

Editorial

by / 17/08/09 / No Comments

There are many conceptions of what justice should be. In my conception justice is—or at least should be—like science. There is a theory. That theory needs to be tested. Our conceptions of justice, like our understanding of science, should be constantly being refined. Constantly improved. In the search for justice nothing should be taken for [...]

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An imperfect thing: the media’s influence on justice

An imperfect thing: the media’s influence on justice

by / 17/08/09 / [ 2 Comments ]

We hear the term ‘trial by media’ thrown around. But just how robust is the interplay between New Zealand’s justice system and the media? Editor Jackson James Wood investigates. It’s 4:45pm on 5 June this year and I am watching Wendy Petrie’s live cross from outside the Christchurch High Court. This was the most intensely [...]

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Long live the Panda

Long live the Panda

by / 17/08/09 / No Comments

It’s not O’Kane, ok? Sean Connors is rumoured to be gunning for another shot at VUWSA President this year. The failed 2008/09 candidate was at a party last weekend when he was overheard boasting about his political aspirations by a Salient reporter. “Thisssh time next year, eyesh gonna be shitting… eyesh mean I’ll be in [...]

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