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May 5, 2008

Sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of why we study at university, but in Robert Mugabe – President of Zimbabwe, Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath and holder of eight degrees (one from the University of Fort Hare, two from the University of South Africa, three from the University of London, and a […]

July 10, 2006

SALIENT MORALLY dominated the annual VUWSA-Student Union-Salient soccer match last week, playing two flawless game despite the opposition employing tactics that one commentator described as “vicious and dastardly”.

April 3, 2006

Starting 1 April, student loans will be interest-free for all borrowers living in New Zealand.

February 28, 2005

The Government has announced plans for a “single core benefit”, which will “dramatically reduce the time spent on administration, allowing case managers to focus more on moving people from dependency to work,” said Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey.

February 28, 2005

The Secretary of Vic’s Maori Students’ Association Ngai Tauira (NT), Sean Fernandez, has lashed out against the association and its executive, saying that they “do very little for Maori students”.

February 28, 2005

The student loan interest rate will stay at 7% for the year beginning 1 April 2005. The base interest rate (excluding inflation adjustment) has fallen from 5.5% to 4.2%.

February 21, 2005

Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson visited New Zealand last week, meeting with Helen Clark and delivering a lecture at Vic on Swedish economic and social policy. In a joint press conference last Monday, Persson and Clark noted the similarities between Sweden and New Zealand in terms of values, policies and “outlook on international affairs”. Clark […]

February 14, 2005

Salient’s been around for a while.We’ve covered student gigs – raising money for the war effort in the 40s. We’ve seen student politicians accused of being Communists – cloth-hat-wearing, card-carrying, ice-pick wielding Communists. We were there when students led the fight against the Springbok tour – in the 70s, before it became a household issue […]