Author Archive: Nicola Kean

Nicola Kean: feature writer, philanthropist, womanly woman. Nicola is the smallest member of the Salient team, but eats really large pieces of lasagne. Favourites include 80s music, the scent of fresh pine needles and long walks on the beach.

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The prices on the bus go up and up

The prices on the bus go up and up

by / 17/07/06 / 1 Comment

THE WELLINGTON Regional Council is about to increase bus prices, with the fare between the Kelburn and Pipitea campuses increasing by fifty percent. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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News in brief

News in brief

by / 17/07/06 / No Comments

APPLICATIONS ARE now open for a new summer course offered by the Political Science and International Relations programme. A China field trip paper will be based at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, where students will study Chinese government and politics. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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It’s Never all Beer and Skittles

It’s Never all Beer and Skittles

by / 13/07/06 / [ 2 Comments ]

I have come to fear Thursdays. It is the final deadline for magazine content and usually I’ve spent most of the week faffing, so I always wake up in the morning with that slightly sick feeling of having an assignment due. What makes it worse is that numerous distractions present themselves during the day. Share [...]

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How embarrassing…

How embarrassing…

by / 13/07/06 / [ 2 Comments ]

I never thought I’d stoop as low as becoming a blogger, or joining, as it is known in geek-speak, the ‘blogosphere’. But James asked me to because he says he “values my opinion”, and I’m a sucker for a compliment. Someone might even read it, and that’s always a novelty for a news editor. Share [...]

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The Tin-Pot General and the Iron Lady

The Tin-Pot General and the Iron Lady

by / 10/07/06 / 1 Comment

WHILE YOU were off cramming for exams and watching DVDs, VUWSA got a makeover. In the figurative sense, those elected at the end of last term made fresh indentations in the old seats. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Change on the cards for NZUSA

Change on the cards for NZUSA

by / 10/07/06 / No Comments

SIGNIFICANT CHANGE is afoot at the National Students’ Association (NZUSA) after its mid-year conference in Hamilton two weeks ago. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Oral Champs come to Vic

Oral Champs come to Vic

by / 10/07/06 / [ 2 Comments ]

OVER 300 students from the Asia Pacific converged on Wellington last week for the annual Australasian Intervarsity Debating Championships (“Australs”). Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Key; Unlocked

Key; Unlocked

by / 10/07/06 / 1 Comment

Whatever your political preference it’s hard to disagree with the fact that John Key has brought a youthful, prettier touch to a National Party frontbench dominated by sagging flesh and increasingly outdated conservatism. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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University Stock Market

University Stock Market

by / 10/07/06 / No Comments

VUWSA PRESIDENT Nick Kelly dropped around about 56 points this week, after the demotion of his column to the back of the magazine. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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TEC Stalls on Vic Exemption: “Shitfuck” probably an exaggeration

TEC Stalls on Vic Exemption: “Shitfuck” probably an exaggeration

by / 10/07/06 / No Comments

COURSE FEES for trimester two will not be bumped up an extra five percent, after the University failed to receive an exemption to the fee maxima rules in time for the start of classes. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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