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Author Archive: Salient

Salient is a magazine. Salient is a website. Salient is an institution founded in 1938 to cater to the whim and fancy of students of Victoria University. We are partly funded by VUWSA and partly by gold bullion that was discovered under a pile of old Salients from the 40's.
Salient welcomes your participation in debate on all the issues that we present to you, and if you're a student of Victoria University then you're more than welcome to drop in and have tea and scones with the contributors of this little rag in our little hideaway that overlooks Wellington.

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March 20, 2017

We’ve all had that problem, right? Sitting in the fridge is a small plate of roast vegetables, takeaway curry, or pasta. But what should you do about it? It’s not big enough for a meal and not even really big enough for a snack, or it’s too big for a snack. Well, there are heaps […]

March 20, 2017
March 13, 2017

Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell has argued that the retirement age should be raised to 67, and eligibility restricted to those who have lived in New Zealand for 25 years, to avoid a massive increase in superannuation spending. Further, the Government has indicated that it will review New Zealand’s superannuation scheme, though Bill English has ruled […]

March 13, 2017
March 13, 2017

There is little doubt in my mind that I have made a terrible mistake somewhere in my life. As if possessed, I maniacally agreed to review these most horrific of times. When other students are huddling inside, locking their doors in an attempt to keep the wanton destruction of the outside world at arm’s length, […]

March 13, 2017

Despite many establishment menus in Wellington claiming that this dish comes from Turkey, it was actually introduced to Israel from Tunisian Jews. I was introduced to this dish by my cousins, while on a big extended family holiday and given the task to cook breakfast for 20 people. Out came an army of frying pans […]

March 6, 2017
March 3, 2017

VUWSA presented a submission to the Greater Wellington Regional Council on February 22 that argued for a 50% discount on public transport for students. What are your thoughts on fairer fares? You are welcome to include some aspects of your party’s public transport policy.   Young Nats — Lower North Island In principle, the Young […]

February 27, 2017