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September 10, 2018

On Wednesday 22 August, three hundred students rallied to Parliament to demand for better funding of tertiary mental health services as part of The Wait is Over student campaign. At the rally, there were three student speakers. One of these speakers was Maia Te Koha. Below is her speech that moved the crowd to tears […]

August 6, 2018

“Kia Ora, is there a ‘Jaaa-yne’ in this class? Is that how you say it?” “It’s pronounced ‘Jane’.” “Jeeeeyn. Is that right?” “Sort of. It’s J-A-N-E, Jane” “Can we just call you ‘J’?” For every other Tom, Dick, and Harry this is not a usual encounter when meeting a new person. However, for every Tame, […]

July 31, 2016

Disclaimer: I’m not a law student, so this piece is more about experience and not fact. Second disclaimer: I wrote this two hours before sending it to the Salient editors. #offthecuff Natural justice is one of the fundamental tenets of our justice system. Natural justice extends beyond the judicial system to administrative (ie. government) decision […]

July 26, 2015

As a student who is only starting out at university, learning to manage heavy workloads and keep up with lectures and tutorials, life can be both stressful and intimidating. We first years are still trying to find our feet, and for many of us it is our first time away from family. For many of […]

March 29, 2015

The life of a first-year university student can be both stressful and intimidating—starting out in university, learning to manage heavy workloads and keep up with lectures and tutorials. As first years we are still trying to find our feet, and for many of us it is our first time away from family. For many of […]