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April 16, 2018

According to the application’s parent company IAC, as of mid-April Tinder usage in New Zealand has gone up by 43%. With temperatures in Wellington dropping below 10°C, cuffing season has slapped the capital like a limp dick, and to stay warm many Victoria University students have resorted to fucking strangers. Students said while they’re happy […]

April 16, 2018

The public playground behind Weir House is in the process of being replaced, with expectations that this will be complete by the end of April. The old playground equipment had passed its use-by date, and needed updating to comply with the Council’s “asset management planning, play spaces policy, [and] suburban reserves management plans,” as well […]

April 16, 2018

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently said in an interview with The Guardian that she expects New Zealand will become a republic in her lifetime. Is this something your Party would prioritize in coming years? Why/why not? Young Greens I think there’s a need for nationwide discussion around who we are as a nation, and what […]

April 9, 2018

Greens MP and Minister for Women Hon Julie Anne Genter recently came under fire for her comments about “old white men” needing to move on from board positions to make way for younger, more diverse talent. Is there truth to this statement? What is the best way to approach diversity and representation around decision-making? VicNats […]

March 26, 2018

Prostitution was decriminalised in New Zealand in 2003. Former Labour MP Georgina Beyer, one of the original proponents of the Prostitution Reform Act 2003, said recently that the law around sex work is worth reviewing a decade later. Do you think current legislation has been effective in reducing harm for sex workers? Would you support […]

March 19, 2018

Salient would like to offer a retraction of the piece titled “Anytime Library: Does Anyone Know Anything?” printed last Monday 12 March. It has since been discovered that someone does, in fact, know something. In an email, Victoria University Communications told Salient “it would be great if [you] had asked us about the Anytime Library […]

March 12, 2018

So I started working this new job, right. I really like this job and I want to keep this job so for ambiguity’s sake we’re gonna call this job This Job (yes thank you I am a fountain of originality). I see a lot of dudes at This Job. A reasonable amount of older dudes. […]

March 12, 2018

Adeline Greig, a Board Member for Gender Minorities Aotearoa, has written to Victoria University in objection to a university faculty member “publically spreading a false history of the holocaust on twitter”. In an “open letter for wide publication” released on 28 February 2018, Grieg alleges that Dr Pala Molisa, a lecturer for the Victoria University […]

February 26, 2018

In a bid to prove his mettle to the ACT Party’s 0.5% voter base and the taxpayer population at large, David Seymour has announced that he will compete in Three’s upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars. Tolerance is a core value of the ACT Party Vision, and it is New Zealand’s tolerance that will […]