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April 7, 2008

In the wild and untamed bush of the Wairoa Ranges, there be moa. At least, this is what the Gilroys, an adventuring Australian couple, hope soon to prove. Tony Lucas of the New Zealand Natural Mystery Centre ( has a more immediate goal. He hopes that cryptozoology, the study of animals not included in zoological […]

March 24, 2008

On the morning of March 15, the day the IIML Prize in Modern Letters was awarded, the Dominion Post was anxious. PUBLISH and be ignored, said the headline of its Indulgence section, followed by a byline worried about how “few of our homegrown writers make it big overseas.”

March 3, 2008

Kermit the frog said it first: It’s just not easy being green. An unlikely oracle, maybe, but perhaps we should credit the amphibian muppet with foreseeing just how difficult it is to be eco-friendly in a consumer-driven society. Well… Maybe. Charles Barrie, Victoria ecology graduate and organizer of the upcoming Te Aro Community Gardeners’ Solidarity […]

March 3, 2008

I’ll admit to initial reservations about a play with subtitles. So much in theatre is held in a glance or slight change of expression – how much might be missed while reading the translations? As it turns out, I worried needlessly. With the subtitles projected onto three screens around and above the stage it was […]

October 1, 2007

A student leader during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, Dan Wang has spent seven years in prison for conspiring to overthrow the Communist Party of China. In 1998, after international pressure, Wang was exiled and has spent the rest of his life giving lectures after completing a PhD at Harvard University. At the eve […]

September 24, 2007

In 2005, as a way of reducing New Zealand’s internationally low record of donating organs, the Labour government gave the Auckland Intensive Unit $500,000 dollars. In an investigation of the ICU and Give Life NZ, Salient volunteer feature writer Jenah Shaw asks: Where has all the money gone, and why has our rate of donation […]

September 17, 2007

The national secretary of New Zealand’s largest trade union, and former VUWSA president, Andrew Little has been touted as Prime Minister in waiting by some media commentators. Salient Volunteer feature writer Jenah Shaw catches up with Little and asks him about student politics in the ‘80s, idealism and what has changed.

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