July 13, 2009

Something to alt‑tab to while you’re dicking around on YouTube The Government is inviting the public’s view on a set of proposed changes that will simplify the way student loan repayments are managed. Under a set of proposals announced by Revenue Minister Peter Dunne, borrowers will be able handle their loans on an all-purpose management […]

July 13, 2009

The Future is Now The Kelburn campus’ Adam Art Gallery has invited nine New Zealand artists, designers and writers to produce work showcasing their response to the current socio-political climate. Using both online and real spaces, the artists have been asked to speculate about the future in context of today’s realities. Exhibition curator Laura Preston […]

July 13, 2009

Kia ora, processes, kia ora Victoria University’s Maori Students’ Association Ngai Tauira has questioned remarks made by Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples on offering Maori universal entry to New Zealand’s universities. Ngai Tauira’s President Victor Manawatu said that the association agreed with Sharples on assisting Maori with tertiary study, but questioned the practicality of universal […]

July 13, 2009

Tolley adds colour to conference, little else Proposed changes to the structure of the national body for student advocacy have aroused debate following discussions in Auckland over the mid-year break. Delegates from the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations met to discuss a flurry of issues facing students in New Zealand, including a proposed restructuring […]

June 25, 2009

Nominations have opened for four positions on VUWSA’s Executive left vacant by a scurry of resignations last trimester. The positions of Vice-President (Administration), Activities Officer, Women’s Rights Officer and Environmental Officer are all up for grabs in a special by-election. Nomination forms can be picked up from VUWSA’s Kelburn Campus office on the bottom floor […]

June 16, 2009

VUWSA women’s rights officer (WRO) Kassie Hartendorp has resigned from the executive, citing president Freemantle as one of the main reasons. Hartendorp said that “under the leadership of Jasmine Freemantle, VUWSA has become an organisation that hinders my efforts to attain [my] goals due to the current working environment. “I do not believe that Jasmine […]

June 3, 2009

Two petitions of no confidence in different exec members were presented at VUWSA’s exec meeting tonight. The first one was the culmination of last week’s failed attempt by Bobby (Robert Latimer) and co. It reads: “We the undersigned request that a Special General Meeting be held to consider the following motion: ‘That this meeting call […]

June 2, 2009

Students at Victoria University have spoken out unanimously against the institution’s budget reductions, believing the cutbacks have compromised the quality of their education. Representatives from VUWSA, PGSA, VUWLSS, Ngai Tuaria and STUDiO have told Salient of a growing sense of unhappiness among their student ranks. Of particular concern is the level of engagement between students […]

June 2, 2009

VUWSA Education Welfare Officer Robert Latimer has successfully gathered enough signatures to table a motion of no confidence against President Jasmine Freemantle. It is the second petition presented by Latimer, after the first was dismissed for being unconstitutional. VUWSA Vice President of Administration Alex Neilson explained that the original motion could not be put forward […]

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