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October 1, 2007

If you’re a university student, you are by definition, smarter than most people. Statistically, you are also more likely to use the internet, more likely to buy newspapers, and finally, you’re more likely to vote. However, when it comes to local elections, it’s commonly considered that council chambers are for second-rate politicians trying to supplement […]

September 17, 2007

The Environment Ministry’s new National Standards for Telecommunication Facilities would allow telecommunication companies to install Wi-fi and cellphone facilities close to homes and schools without community input, despite indications of health risks associated with the technology.

September 17, 2007

In this year’s Official Salient Presidential Debate, Salient Feature Writer and Political Reporter Rob Addison talks with Victoria presidential candidates Geoff Hayward, Lukas Schroeter and Joel Cosgrove on Voluntary Student Membership, the A-Team’s proposal to cut the student levy and reduce student funding and what Victoria University may become if they were president.

September 3, 2007

Fifty-three days ago, Iranian asylum seeker Ali Panah began a hunger strike after being told by the New Zealand Government that he would soon be deported to his original home, Iran, where he has been sentenced to death for blasphemy by the Iranian Government. On Wednesday night, Salient was exclusively told that, as a result […]

August 6, 2007

Erecting the Men’s Movement Salient feature writer Rob Addison looks at New Zealand’s emerging men’s movement, revealing what their members have to say about women as well as what women have to say about them.

July 30, 2007

The Secret Intelligence Service in New Zealand In May, Secret Intelligence Service boss Warren Tucker announced a new strategy to work more closely with the Police in tackling international organised crime and terrorism. Salient Feature Writer Rob Addison investigates the details of this announcement and asks how much faith the public should place in the […]

July 16, 2007

Student Loan Investments and Bankruptcies With the average cost of study at $12,000 per year most of us consider a student loan as an evil necessary to provide study opportunities. However small groups of student entrepreneurs are bucking this trend and using their loans as an investment to create considerable wealth. At the same time, […]

May 21, 2007

It has now been twenty years since New Zealand became officially nuclear free. The passing of the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act not only enshrined this policy in law, but also engraved it upon our national psyche.

April 30, 2007

Student idealism: Truth or urban myth? Winston Churchill once said if you’re not a socialist at the age of 20 then you have no heart, but if you’re not a capitalist by the age of 40 then you have no brain. In other words, young adults teem with humanitarian ideals until the realities of adult […]