Viewport width =

AuthorReid Wicks

Author Archive: Reid Wicks

rss feed

May 27, 2019

Meet the Candidates: VUW Students and Grads Running for Council   With the local body elections coming up, we reached out for some bios from some of the young people running this year. Watch this space for more local body election updates and news from Salient!   If you’re a student at VUW or a […]

May 6, 2019

What is Piki, in your words? It is a pilot project for 18- to 25-year-olds in providing a range of different ways they can access mental health services. It ranges from peer support programs, through to an app, through to higher-level counselling. It’s currently in Porirua, but it will be rolled out through the Greater […]

March 4, 2019

The government has announced new standards for rental properties to make them “warmer and drier”. Among other things, all rentals will be required to: have a heater capable of heating the main living area to 18°C, meet ceiling and underfloor insulation requirements, and have extraction fans in bathrooms and kitchens. The standards reinforce existing drainage […]

September 18, 2017

Whenever the idea of teaching te reo Māori to primary school students comes up, the same arguments against it are raised. Here’s a response to some of the “pragmatic” arguments I’ve heard. “Let the kids pick a language!” Letting primary school children choose a language would require schools to hire teachers of multiple different languages. […]