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AuthorTim Manktelow

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July 17, 2017

VUWSA is in the middle of a review process, aiming to bring its constitution up to date and remove sections that are no longer relevant.

May 8, 2017

Nicola Willis is the National Party candidate for Wellington Central, and will be fighting a tough race against incumbent MP Grant Robertson and Green Party Leader James Shaw. She’s new to electoral politics, but by no means inexperienced. Salient spoke to her about her background before entering politics, the dynamics of the Wellington Central race, […]

May 8, 2017

On May 1 around 70 people gathered on Cuba Street in support of migrant and refugee rights. The demonstration was organised by the Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign (MARCC) as a show of solidarity in response to domestic and international xenophobia. Before marching to the Immigration New Zealand headquarters on Willis Street, the crowd heard […]

May 1, 2017

VUW’s Faculty of Health, which was established on January 1, has moved a step closer to providing courses for trimester one of 2018.

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 […]