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April 29, 2019
April 9, 2019

Sometimes life seems like one compromise after another, especially when it comes to efforts around conservation.   For instance: Every weekend, Grant Guilford flies to plant and care for native trees in his tracts of bush in Waikato and Nelson Lakes. The paradox is that in doing so, he’s contributing to air pollution.   Grant’s […]

April 8, 2019
April 1, 2019

With the Victoria University name change still very much under debate, Salient took the time to sit in on this month’s University Council meeting. While it could be said that the name change shared the spotlight with other pressing issues, many still voiced their concerns on the issue. “I think we have under-delivered, woefully,” commented […]

April 1, 2019

On March 26, WCC members and Mayor Justin Lester held a “Mayor in the Chair” meeting to discuss issues with Aro Valley residents. A number of important issues arose.   Wellington Central Library Closed Mayor Justin Lester said the closure was the “last thing we wanted to do”, but reassured the assembly that the proposed […]

April 1, 2019
March 26, 2019

Following the Al Noor and Linwood Mosque attacks on March 15, Salient made The Party Line available to VUW’s political party youth wings to make statements of support. These statements were made prior to midday March 20, and may not take account of any later information. ACT on Campus Wellington Today we speak to you […]

March 26, 2019

VUWSA recently held a wānanga to discuss and celebrate the recent introduction of extra mental health support at Mauri Ora through the Piki pilot programme. The wānanga was held on March 15 and 16 at the Tapu Te Ranga Marae in Island Bay. It functioned both as a celebration of the work put in by […]

March 26, 2019

A number of VUWSA and university initiatives are helping Victoria University follow more sustainable energy, waste, and building practices.   According to the 2016 energy management strategy, the majority of VUW’s carbon emissions come from gas and electricity usage, amounting to over 5000 tonnes of carbon each year. Victoria University claims that it has reduced […]

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