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AuthorTim Manktelow

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October 2, 2017

The VUW Council passed a motion ten votes to two in its public meeting on September 25 to increase domestic fees for undergraduate and postgraduate courses by 2% for 2018.

September 18, 2017

On August 30 the Living Wage Movement hosted A Fairer Aotearoa forum at St Peter’s on Willis church to draw attention to the low wages that essential members of the public service are employed on.

August 21, 2017

The Wellington City Council (WCC) unveiled a plan on August 17 to launch a voluntary Warrant of Fitness (WOF) regime for rental properties in Wellington. From August 28, landlords (and tenants with their landlord’s permission) will be able to request a full inspection of a property, conducted by a qualified building inspector in a manner […]

August 21, 2017

The VUW Student Services Levy ran a deficit of $253,896 in 2016, due to more demand on services and a higher number of rebates being processed.

August 14, 2017

Geoff Simmons is an economist at the Morgan Foundation, the Deputy Leader of the Opportunities Party, and a candidate in the Wellington Central electorate. According to the Opportunities Party website he enjoys playing in a samba band, something we didn’t ask him about, but we did talk about his background, radical centrism, housing, and transport. […]

August 7, 2017

The Return (2010) is a collection of 13 stories, drawn from two of Chilean author Roberto Bolaño’s earlier published volumes, Llamadas Telefonicas (1997) and Putas Asesinas (2001), and translated by Chris Andrews. Published posthumously, and following the earlier translated collection Last Evenings on Earth (2007), the title is felicitous. Reading the stories, in fact reading […]

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 […]