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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 […]

February 26, 2017

Nine Indian students sought sanctuary in Auckland Unitary Church after their visas were cancelled last year by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) following a crackdown on application fraud. The students, who are only a handful of the 191 issued with Deportation Liability Notices or Deportation Orders by INZ, faced deportation after their appeal was rejected on […]

September 25, 2016

In late 2015, Victoria University adopted the digital copyright management system Talis-Aspire in accordance with the terms of their most recent licence from Copyright Licensing Limited (CLL). The official line for the implementation of Talis is the benefit it has for staff and students, summed up in the ITS Course Materials Programme: Project Charter 2015 […]

July 31, 2016

One semester into Massey University’s restructure of their Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree the university has found feedback to be “overwhelmingly positive.” The restructure saw the introduction of an “intellectual kete” of five core papers, aiming to emphasise the social importance of the BA. These include the skill-specific “Tū Kupu: Writing and Inquiry” and “Tū […]

April 10, 2016

Mayoral candidate, and current Councillor, Nicola Young has incited controversy by suggesting she would introduce a bylaw to ban begging from Wellington’s CBD if elected mayor. The comments emerged in response to a recent report commissioned by the Wellington City Council (WCC) exploring the issue of begging, its causation, and potential solutions to alleviate the […]

April 27, 2015

★★★★½ Caroles, the Auckland-based noise/punk/emo trio, released their new album Momentary Decline on April Fools. It follows Hollow Trophy recorded in August 2013, and their debut release Huge Pizza in February of the same year. The new album is excellent, full of the sullen and youthful energy of the previous releases; it differs in that […]

March 23, 2015

★★★★½ Indian-American rapper Heems (Himanshu Suri) has just released his first solo album. Prior to Eat Pray Thug, the former third of New York rap trio Das Racist (RIP) had only released two mixtapes: Nehru Jackets in early 2012, and Wild Water Kingdom in November of the same year. Since then Heems has been travelling […]