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AuthorTim Manktelow

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April 10, 2017

Prisoners were locked up for 26 hours consecutively on alternate days prior to the 2013 riot at Spring Hill Corrections Facility (SHCF), according to a recently released report from the Department of Corrections. The riot occurred on June 1, 2013, and was widely regarded as the worst incident of its kind in 15 years. It […]

April 10, 2017

Two paintings by Gottfried Lindauer were stolen from the International Art Centre in Parnell early on the morning of April 1. The paintings were snatched by two men after their stolen vehicle reversed into the gallery’s street-side display window. They then fled in a different vehicle, a white Holden Commodore, driven by a third person. […]

April 10, 2017

A motion to sell three art works owned by the VUWSA Trust passed at the Initial General Meeting last Wednesday. The three works include Mana Island by Don Binney, acquired by VUWSA in 1973 for $425, plus $50 for framing; Yellow Yantra by Wong Sing Tai, commissioned for $100 by VUWSA in 1970; and Western […]

April 3, 2017

It is a fitting book to write about on a murky night, when the city from the office window is but a suggestion in the clouds, a gathering, formed from orange points between the dark structures of buildings. Invisible Cities is many conversations, or one dialogue, between the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan and his Venetian […]

March 27, 2017

David Henry Hwang is an acclaimed US playwright who lives in New York and who wrote the play Yellow Face. Confusingly, he is also the lead character. Semi-autobiographical, Yellow Face covers the middling period of Hwang’s (Alex Rabina) career when, fresh from the success of his play M. Butterfly, he criticises the 1991 Broadway rendition […]

March 27, 2017

Declassified intelligence documents, released in January, reveal the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was involved in the 1951 Wellington Waterfront lockout. The lockout lasted 151 days and was initiated after ship owners offered wharf workers a 9% pay increase despite the Arbitration Court, after a round of national bargaining, issuing a general wage increase of […]

March 20, 2017

On March 15, Justice Minister Amy Adams introduced a bill into parliament that would overhaul aspects of the Domestic Violence Act 1995. Changes include making the process for obtaining a protection order easier for victims, as well as allowing earlier intervention to connect victims and perpetrators to services that may reduce the risk of violence. […]

March 13, 2017

On March 2, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) reported that “the tertiary education sector is failing to meet the needs of Māori staff and students.”

March 13, 2017

Mike Joy is a Senior Lecturer in Ecology and Zoology at Massey University. He has extensively researched New Zealand’s freshwater ecosystems and has been outspoken about the impacts they face from agriculture. Salient spoke to him about the dairy industry, freshwater quality, and the role of the scientist as an advocate.   Freshwater and the […]