Before astrological signs, before the Chinese zodiac, before Delphic oracles, what did people consult when predicting the future? What they studied at university, of course: English This is the year that the great New Zealand novel is going to be penned. But by who? By you? Perhaps. Maybe. Conceivably. Perchance. But first, beforehand, earlier, prior […]
The Ghuznee–Willis St. intersection comes alive during peak-hour traffic, people in cars, on bikes, and on foot, look on at the crowds gathering in the carpark of St Peter’s Church. Within this parking lot, people are waiting for The Free Store to open. We met with Benjamin, the operations manager, to find out about this […]
Martin Shkreli rose to fame last year when, as CEO of drug company Turing Pharmaceuticals, he bought the rights to the drug Daraprim and jacked up the price by over 5000% overnight. When the news about Daraprim, a drug used to treat toxoplasmosis (a parasitic infection that can develop in young children and some cancer […]
Emma has been here a good few years now, and Jayne’s been here forever. Between us, we’ve sampled, savoured, and sussed out all the best places around Wellington. It’s only a rite of passage to impart this information to you. You may hate them, or you may love them. The list isn’t exhaustive, nor definitive. […]
What is consent? When you’re having sexual contact (sex, oral sex, touching, hooking-up, etc.) with someone, do you ever consider if the other person wants to do this as much as you do? Whether they are your partner, a fuck buddy, or maybe someone you have just met, consent is a requirement of all […]
Wellington Cable Car card If you want to avoid walking up hills and stairs, and drowning in a pool of sweat, get a Cable Car card. The novelty of riding in it doesn’t wear off, the little ‘ding ding’ sounds are always fun—you will not regret this decision. Snapper card If you plan on […]
Many find it difficult to know where to begin searching for love, especially now that Hope Bros is gone.
For too long New Zealand has ignored the fact domestic violence is the most pernicious symptom of a wider social disease: male privilege and its proprietary right over women and children.
The New Zealander of the Year Awards have been an annual fixture in Salient since just now. Who will win this most prestigious of gongs? (Lima Sopoaga.) Does anybody even care? (Probably not.) Why is this even here? (We had three pages to fill.) Read on to find out! ____________________ Evil Corporation of the Year […]