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May 28, 2018

On 14 May 2018, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern released an open letter to Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters, regarding her upcoming maternity leave. After months of reconnaissance and seduction of Arden’s intern by reporter Liam Powell, Salient presents the first draft of said letter. Rt Hon Sir (if you play your cards right, punk) Winston […]

May 21, 2018

University Backs Down Over Overpriced Flat

May 14, 2018

May Become Politically Relevant

April 30, 2018

Dancing With the Stars (DWTS), the New Zealand reality TV show, is already embroiled in controversy, after allegations of widespread media bias. An in-depth investigation has revealed that nearly 90% of preliminary coverage has been positively slanted in favour of newly announced contestant Suzy Cato.  When pressed, 93% of journalists polled admitted to “strongly favouring” […]

March 26, 2018

In yet another well meaning but politically questionable act, the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand has resigned all its seats in Parliament to show solidarity with the “millions” of New Zealanders not currently in public office. A media release dated for Monday 19 March stated that the Green Party had just become aware that […]

March 19, 2018

Victoria University is offering a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the topic of restorative justice. The free online course ($49 USD if one wants a certificate), entitled Restorative Justice and Practice: Emergence of a Social Movement, is the third such course offered by Victoria in partnership with online education provider edX, under the […]

February 26, 2018

Countries who participated in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations will sign a revised agreement on March 8, following the United States’ decision to withdraw in May 2017. The revised agreement, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), is to be signed by Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, […]

October 9, 2017

The Academic Vice-President (AVP) heads the Education Team and is responsible, alongside the President, for the strategic direction of student representation on campus. They also have a key role in ensuring the university provides quality teaching and learning across all levels of study. This year, there are two candidates for the AVP role: Simran Rughani […]

October 2, 2017

Ecology academic Mike Joy has been named the recipient of the inaugural Critic and Conscience Award by Universities New Zealand. Joy, a senior lecturer in ecology and environmental science at Massey University, received the award in recognition of his efforts to bring awareness to fresh water issues over the last two years. His research has […]