Category: Blog

¡El Saliento delayedo!

¡El Saliento delayedo!

by / September 7, 2009 / [ 14 Comments ]

So it’s Monday, and I bet you’re wondering where your Salient is. Well, so are we. Things are just a little CHAOTIC here right now… and by that I mean they’re not… but they will be if the truck bringing gifts of Salienty goodness is delayed much longer. But rest assured you’ll (knock on wood) [...]

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Production night bites

by / September 3, 2009 / [ 12 Comments ]

Wow. 18 issues down. Six—including this one—to go. 19:09 Mood: Flamboyantly ambivalent (it is Gaylient next week) Music: None. It stopped. Put some more on Rory… oh there it goes. It’s that time. Cue Lonely Island. Completion level: 60% (quite good for this time of night) Peeve of the moment: Wu sitting in the corner [...]

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Roger’s VSM bill

Roger’s VSM bill

by / August 20, 2009 / [ 83 Comments ]

Sir Roger Douglas’ Voluntary Student Membership (VSM) of students’ associations bill has been selected as a members bill this morning. The bill entitled Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill has the stated aim of “uphold[ing] students’ right to freedom of association, by ensuring that no student is compelled to join a students’ association.” Under the [...]

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Hunt for a new editor begins

Hunt for a new editor begins

by / August 19, 2009 / [ 12 Comments ]

I‘m leaving this joint. This means you have the opportunity to be the editor of Salient next year. Woah. Crazy, huh? I’m not going to bore you all with what the role is about. You can bore yourself by reading this job description. As per appendix 3 of the job description here is this year’s [...]

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Late delivery

Late delivery

by / August 17, 2009 / [ 2 Comments ]

To all the people down at Pipitea, Karori and SOAD sorry for the delay in getting your Salients to you. Should be down by 2:30. The VUWSA van is getting its WOF and should be back up at Kelburn at about mid-day. Mean while you can read all the content up here. Hugs and kisses, [...]

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Lundy 500 cancelled

Lundy 500 cancelled

by / August 2, 2009 / [ 21 Comments ]

The Lundy 500, scheduled for August 29, has been called off after editor Jackson Wood spoke to members of the Lundy family this evening. Members of Mark and Christine Lundy’s family had earlier contacted Wood to express their feelings over the event. Wood spoke with three groups of family members tonight to apologise to them [...]

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Something big has arrived: Salient announces Lundy 500

Something big has arrived: Salient announces Lundy 500

by / July 31, 2009 / [ 38 Comments ]

After months of largely-ignored viral marketing and subtle in-jokes, Salient is launching the Lundy 500. The event, in a similar vein to the defunct Undie 500, invites teams of vehicles to travel from Petone to Palmerston North as convicted double murderer Mark Lundy did in 2000, before murdering wife Christine and daughter Amber, according to [...]

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Minimal Malfeasance

Minimal Malfeasance

by / July 30, 2009 / [ 15 Comments ]

A statement released by the VUWSA Election committee today says the mistake on the online ballots had “minimal” influence on the by-election. Almost as minimal as the number of people who turned out to vote. The committee acknowledged the mishaps reported on by Salient here and here were “not strictly in accordance with the VUWSA [...]

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Ramshackle Results

Ramshackle Results

by / July 30, 2009 / [ 2 Comments ]

Here are the official results for the by-election as sent to Salient by the Returning Officer. Vice-President (Administration) 1. Max Hardy = 225 2. Monica Dunkley = 153 Women’s Rights Officer 1. Caitlin Dunham = 167 2. Tracy Miles = 155 3. Lucy Deane = 122 Activities Officer 1. Guy Williams = 185 2. Mathew [...]

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Ballot box bungle

by / July 29, 2009 / [ 9 Comments ]

The VUWSA by-election may or may not be invalid, and may or may not be called off after VUWSA fucked up the voting forms. There are two different ballot papers being offered to voters in the VUWSA by-election. The online ballot form allows you to vote No Confidence in every instance. The paper ballots, which [...]

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