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March 22, 2010

Rodney considers buying new yellow jacket to boost team spirits ACT MPs Sir Roger Douglas and Heather Roy have attacked the party’s current direction at the party’s national conference. Douglas says the party is “at serious risk” of becoming irrelevant if they do not actively pursue policy outside of the National Party’s agenda. Concerns were […]

March 22, 2010

A man and woman were jailed in Dubai for engaging in a kiss that would be considered chaste on Courtney Place. The British resident of Dubai and his British female friend face up to a month imprisonment after an Emirati mother complained that her child had witnessed their public indecency. Ayman Najafi and his female […]

March 22, 2010

Man fined after using his penis as a weapon Lightsabers on short supply A man who used his penis to assault a policewoman was slapped with a fine of £600 (NZ$1300) last week in the Aberdeen Sheriff Court. Police were called to a disturbance at the flat of Marium Varinauskas last November where it was […]

March 22, 2010

Leprechaun shot dead on St Patrick’s Day Not so lucky after all An armed holdup at the First State Bank in Nashville, Tennessee ended with police shooting and killing two bank robbers, one of whom was dressed as a Leprechaun. Witnesses say the man—who wore a fake beard, green top hat, vest and shorts, and […]

March 15, 2010

POLS students to learn foreplay Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce has outlined potential changes to the student loan scheme, indicating there will be more emphasis placed on students to raise their pass rates, or face difficulties gaining future student loans. The proposed changes were announced in a speech to the Wellington Chamber of Commerce last […]

March 15, 2010

VUWSA says oui oui VUWSA is keeping their eye on Victoria University after students were advised they should withdraw from a course they were entitled to take. VUWSA President Max Hardy told Salient that students who had enrolled and had their fees paid for FREN112 were told in their second tutorial that they had to […]

March 15, 2010

Vic varies values Students are upset over changes to course points that will result in higher course-related costs to complete their degrees. Recent changes to the points structure mean that some students have to complete more papers to satisfy degree requirements. The university has decided to move to a common points system across the university. […]

March 15, 2010

Welly wants out of Wellywood Fierce online opposition to the Wellywood sign isn’t deterring the Wellington International Airport (WIAL) and their main supporter, Wellington Mayor Kerry Prendergast, from their blindly determined path. WIAL—which is 30 per cent owned by the Wellington City Council—has plans to celebrate Wellington’s contributions to the film industry by installing a […]

March 15, 2010

Born in 1981, House’s youngest MP probably seems old to you lot Gareth Hughes, parliament’s newest and youngest MP, laid down a challenge in his maiden speech in February: to “take climate change seriously”. Hughes accused the current National and previous Labour governments of “[ignoring] warnings of the end of cheap oil … blithely building […]