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August 20, 2018

More than 80 faculty, staff, and students gathered outside the office of University of Waikato’s Vice-Chancellor Neil Quigley to peacefully protest a proposal which would scrap the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies last Tuesday 14 August. The proposal would merge various faculties into four super-divisions, with the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies (FMIS) […]

August 13, 2018

The students of Institute of the Pacific United (IPU) in Palmerston North are challenging the Institute’s Facility Fee proposal that will raise the student levy 57% for domestic students and 35% for international students. The Institute was founded in 1990. It mainly educates international students. Only 10.7% of the students are domestic, and 52% of […]

August 6, 2018

Victoria University’s proposal to change its name has drawn a firestorm rebuke from students, alumni and the community-at-large, who have reacted with outrage, indignation, ambivalence – and support Last Friday night, the university released 140 pages of documents explaining its decision to drop Victoria from the institution’s name, drawing immediate rebuke from students and notable […]

July 23, 2018

Aunty Dana’s is an op shop the sits in 128 the Radical Social Centre. The shop raises money and provides a community for takatāpui, trans, and intersex people. Salient News Editor sat down with Kerry Donovan Brown, the manager, and Lola Elle Bellamy-Hill, a devoted volunteer. Taylor: First of all I’m just curious about the organisation as a whole. How did […]

July 16, 2018

VUW’s School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies (SACR) faces threats of dissolution for the 2019 school year. The change proposal is found in a consultation document sent out last May. The proposal states that enrolment in the schools has declined over the past four years, while costs have been steadily increasing. The first […]

July 16, 2018

Avalon Studios in Auckland is producing a live-action adaptation of Mulan. Scarlett Johansson’s request to play “every single goddam character” in the one hour forty-minute musical has yet to be confirmed by Avalon Studios. The studio has confirmed that Johannsson will play the lead role of strong-as-a-great-typhoon, mysterious-as-the-dark-side-of-the-moon Mulan. Johannsson expressed hesitations about accepting this […]

July 16, 2018

The Screen Women’s Action Group (SWAG) has released a survey on sexual harassment within the New Zealand screen industry. The results are all-too familiar in the wake of the #MeToo movement. Within the New Zealand screen industry, 32%% of the 474 women anonymously surveyed said that they had been sexually harassed in the workplace within […]