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May 7, 2018

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Kylie Jenner has weighed in on how she chose her daughter’s name: “I feel like there were a lot of other names that I might have even liked better to be honest, but I feel like Stormi picked her own name, like it was just her name.” Truly insightful […]

April 30, 2018

Who is one of your party’s young up-and-comers to keep an eye on? Why? VicNats The National Party is extremely lucky to not only have one, but a caucus full of young up-and-comers. This can be seen with our most recent addition to the National Party’s caucus, Nicola Willis. Her and the rest of the […]

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

Rosemary McLeod, a delightful columnist for Stuff, recently wrote: “The talking-point tattoo is a tricky thing. A waitress will have a whole arm sleeve done, but you feel it would be rude to ask what it means. You shouldn’t stare at it, but why else is it exposed?” I’ve got a couple tattoos. 35, I’m […]

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 […]