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September 29, 2008

Wonders if “blanket boy” is still hanging around After twenty-seven years of relatively mediocre tenures by lesser provincial unions, including North Harbour, the Ranfurly Shield, regarded by many to be this country’s premier rugby prize-piece, finally returned to the capital following Wellington’s rampant 27-0 defeat of Auckland last weekend. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to [...]

September 29, 2008

Unless you’ve been hanging out with Ariel and Sebastian under the sea for the last few weeks, you would have heard about our impending doom: how we’re all going to get swallowed up by a black hole caused by mad scientists smashing sub-atomic particles together. The internet’s gone a bit mental over the prospect of [...]

September 29, 2008

Political Editor Jackson Wood wants to hold you in his arms ‘til you can feel his disease. That disease being an affliction of politics. Health is something that I am fond of. Currently as I dictate this to the Salient dictation monkey I am in bed with a case of pneumonia. I like health. I [...]

September 29, 2008

ANZ Staff Strike On 22 August, ANZ staff held a protest on Manners Street outside their bank’s offices. Finsec Union members in ANZ National reluctantly agreed to vote on the bank’s offer of a pay rise less than the rate of inflation after the bank refused to engage in negotiations. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post [...]

September 22, 2008

Thomas says competitors are “a joke,” Freemantle says she is strong competition Almost immediately following the end of the nomination period in the upcoming VUWSA general elections, two of the candidates for the Association’s presidency have become embroiled in a vicious war of words. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

September 22, 2008

In response to recent media coverage of the Government’s scheme to entice more Indian students to New Zealand tertiary institutions, including an article in last week’s issue of Salient, the Department of Labour has clarified that all international students who complete a New Zealand qualification could qualify to apply for a Graduate Work Search Visa [...]

September 22, 2008

“I have a bone to pick with you,” VUWSA President Joel Cosgrove said to me as I sat outside the Association’s meeting room before last week’s Exec meeting. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

September 22, 2008

In an unprecedented move last week an independent arbitrator stripped Jo Moore of the 2009 Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) Presidency and the position was subsequently accepted by Edwin Darlow, who placed second to Moore in the election. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

September 22, 2008

In response to a recently released Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report, the vice-chancellors of the country’s universities have urged the government to invest scarce tertiary education dollars into universities rather than individual students. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this