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May 22, 2017

It’s approaching that time of semester when the pressure of assignments builds up and everything can seem overwhelming and too much. It is important in these moments to attempt to gain perspective, though this can seem impossible when you’re in the thick of it. It can help to physically change your setting. Going for a […]

May 22, 2017

The campaign for West Papuan independence has built up momentum in New Zealand following a visit by Benny Wenda, International Spokesman for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua.

May 22, 2017

Grant Robertson is a Labour electorate MP and has held the Wellington Central seat since the 2008 election, in 2014 he won by a majority of 8,267. Salient talked with him about local body politics, housing, immigration, and mental health. Read full or listen to the audio below.   Electoral Politics   The Wellington Central […]

May 15, 2017

Who are we to talk about the constitution? We’re not legal experts, we’re not history buffs, we have limited knowledge of legislation, and of kawa and tikanga. We are also four tauiwi and thus unsure of the authority we have to speak on some issues. But we were fortunate enough to speak to two people […]

May 8, 2017

Everyone seems sure of what they know, what they believe, and who has got it so obviously wrong. When I read articles, think-pieces, tweets, people just sound so certain. I’ve often come across pieces that don’t provide context or definitions and it feels like I’m entering in the middle of the conversation. I’m constantly worried […]

May 1, 2017

ANZAC day was observed last Tuesday. It’s a commemoration I (Tim) am unsure how to approach. Distant family, brothers of grandparents, passed in WW2. Even more distant, unknown members passed in WW1. I never met them, they’re ghosts, absences in the family photos, the lack of a rub on the head when we rarely gathered […]

April 3, 2017

Thank you all for your kind messages on Facebook, via email, and in person regarding our last issue. There is strength found in leaning on each other during hard times, and the innumerable amount of people around the world offering each other support and comfort has shown how many lives Teresia impacted. Her work has […]

March 20, 2017

We hope you’re more settled here and finding your momentum in going to class, doing readings, starting assignments, and taking care of yourself throughout. It is hard thing to read about, let alone talk about, but this week Cavaan Wild confronts our shockingly high youth suicide rates and his personal experience of tragedy, economic decline, […]

March 13, 2017

Thank you to those who visited our table at Clubs Week, it was refreshing to meet you in person rather than over email. It was made apparent that there are many who are unaware of the other two branches of the Salient brand: FM and TV. Salient, though predominantly print, also produces online videos and […]