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May 27, 2019

Freedom of speech and freedom of religion is under threat at VUW, according to the Shalom Students’ Association. During a speaking event last Monday, president and co-founder of the association Andrew Iupati told audience members that rights to freedom of speech and religion at the university were under attack.   The Students’ Association had put […]

May 6, 2019

Jacinda Ardern has announced pre-budget funding to fix statistical holes in the Census data collated last year.   In her Post Cabinet Press Conference last Monday, Ardern acknowledged the need for government funding to be allocated to fixing these issues, so that there is no repeat in future censuses.   “Picking up the pieces has […]

March 25, 2019

Both the legislature and executive spent time early last week to acknowledge the Al Noor and Linwood Mosque Terror Attacks. Jacinda Ardern also gave an update at the first post-Cabinet media conference on proposed legal action going forward. Parliament came to a standstill on Tuesday, with politicians from all sides making condolence speeches for victims […]

October 15, 2018

It was Jacinda’s first Post Cab press conference since returning from her trip. Last Monday the PM offered a critique of fuel companies. She brought along Ministers Megan Woods and Chris Faafoi to help her answer questions. The PM’s Week Ahead On Tuesday, Jacinda Ardern travelled to the Wairarapa with Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor and […]

October 8, 2018

National MP Jami-Lee Ross Steps Down Front Bench MP Jami-Lee Ross has retired from shadow cabinet duties due to health reasons. Mr Ross handed in his portfolios of Transport and Infrastructure to National Party Leader Simon Bridges last Tuesday. Neither he nor Bridges confirmed how long he would be away from Parliament. Simon Bridges confirmed […]

October 1, 2018

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters took the reins of Cabinet last week while Jacinda Ardern attended the UN General Assembly in New York. This week, the Kingmaker certainly didn’t disappoint. Cabinet Minutes Condensed Winston Peters started off the press conference by confirming that the “Waka-Jumping” Bill, is expected to pass through the House of Representatives […]

September 24, 2018

On Monday 17 September Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern delivered her weekly press conference after her cabinet meeting. Military Deployment First up, Jacinda announced five Defence Force deployments. The major development was an extension to the existing deployment to Camp Taji in Iraq to June 2019, which will basically be the end of Kiwi soldiers training up Iraqi […]

September 21, 2018

On Wednesday, Grant Guildford told Salient that the management team will move forward with the name change, despite student objection. Grant said they decided it is the best move for the universities’ future. “It’s controversial and it’s painful, but we’ve got to get it right,” said Guilford. The name change will be discussed in the […]

September 17, 2018

The Clare Curran Saga Wraps Up Two weeks after she was kicked out of cabinet, Clare Curran has resigned as a minister for the coalition government. On 7 September, Clare Curran offered her resignation to the Prime Minister, which she accepted. This comes after Curran failed to answer several questions from the National party at […]

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