Viewport width =

AuthorJohnny O'Hagan Brebner

Author Archive: Johnny O'Hagan Brebner

rss feed

July 15, 2019

Victoria’s concerns about the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and her vision to resolve them were clear from the outset of her interview— the vision is of a connected, inclusive, and accessible Wellington region.   This is reflected in her key policy concerns: fair and accessible public transport, ambitious climate action, and community-driven decision-making.   […]

July 15, 2019

Should police officers be permitted to march in parades at Pride in their uniforms?   Prioritize LGBT+ People at Pride, Please Kalea Hampton   People in the military and police, LGBTQ or otherwise, can of course come to Pride out of uniform—though I think those institutions are opposed to the inherent aspects of revolution and […]

July 8, 2019

If you’re reading the Salient news section, it’s a pretty good bet you’re a neeerd. If, by chance, you’re not a neeerd, then my apologies that you’ve been guilted into reading it by your neeerd friends. If you’re the former, I’m about to tell you something that is sure to get you hot and bothered […]

July 8, 2019

Welcome back to student politics, neeerds. This week’s Eye on the Exec is extra special because although I myself am a neeerd, I am a lazy one; forgetting to write up either of the last two VUWSA meetings. Without further insult, I present to you: VUWSA exec meetings from May 23 and June 6. What […]

May 26, 2019

Republished with Permission from Craccum   AUSA President Anand Rama has handed in notice of his resignation.   His resignation comes just nine weeks into his first semester as head of the organisation. Rama and AUSA both cite “personal reasons” for his departure. In a Facebook post released shortly after the decision was announced, Rama […]

May 20, 2019

Salient can reveal that after months of developing easily digestible, list-based content, University of Otago student magazine Critic Te Arohi will attempt a hostile takeover of internet giant, BuzzFeed. Documents leaked to Salient by OUSA Finance Officer Bonnie Harrison indicate the magazine was developing a long-term strategy to merge with, if not subsume, BuzzFeed as […]

May 6, 2019

Question: “It’s very rare for every member of a political party to agree on every policy, all the time. What is a policy your party has, which your wing finds concerning? Should it be removed or altered?”   Greens@Vic The Budget Responsibility Rules is a fiscal policy the Green party committed to with Labour for […]

April 29, 2019

Eye on the Exec April 9 Probably the longest meeting of the year so far, week six saw a jam-packed VUWSA exec meeting. Despite a sizeable “in committee” portion—with action points and contributions from all over the place, there’s a lot to get through. Most importantly, President Tamatha Paul declared her intention to get a […]

April 29, 2019

A live stream of the IGM can be found on the VUWSA Facebook page. With nearly 600 votes cast for each position, the by-election results for VUWSA’s Welfare and Sustainability Officer (WSO) and Engagement Vice President (EVP) roles were announced. Previously filling the position as an interim member, Te Puawai o te Atua Waller was […]

Do you know how to read? Sign up to our Newsletter!

* indicates required