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March 14, 2011

Botany has given Parliament a new baby of the House, proving higher education isn’t necessarily a requirement for working in Government. 25-year-old National candidate Jami-Lee Ross beat out his opponents in the recent Botany by-election to become the youngest Member of Parliament. With Ross receiving 55 per cent of the vote, Labour candidate Michael Wood […]

March 14, 2011

Last Wednesday was the opening day of the 2011 Taekwon-Do World Championships, held at Wellington’s TSB Arena. 42 teams from around the world competed in the four-day event which is being held in New Zealand for the first time ever. The event attracted several hundred spectators and team supporters on the first two days, with […]

March 14, 2011

Salient has received conflicting reports concerning the number of empty rooms in well-known Victoria hall of residence, Weir House. The Hall is capable of holding up to 313 residents in a variety of single, set and double rooms. However, a resident has reported to Salient that they have been told there are currently only 301 […]

March 14, 2011

There’s a new head honcho in town: Lieutenant General Jerry Mateparae has been appointed the new ‘Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over New Zealand’. Sir Anand Satanyand will depart Government House to make way for the new kingpin on August 23 2011. Her Majesty the Queen has blessed this appoint-ment, saying she is “thrilled”. It […]

March 14, 2011

Waitperson One of the joys of having a front of house position, where you deal with more people than you could ever know and for minimum wage, is that everything is blamed on you. You have to coordinate between other floor staff, a maitre’d/manager, the customers and the kitchen. It is not an easy job […]

March 14, 2011

How’s your relationship with food? Does food hold your hand in public? Has food met your parents? Are you and food moving in together any time soon? Chances are a lot of people reading this have a relationship with food that bears an uncanny resemblance to Carrie and Mr. Big (so uncomfortable you can’t take […]

March 14, 2011

VSM missed its chance for debate in Parliament last Wednesday as Labour MPs just wanted to talk about parties in a Hamilton park. ACT MP Heather Roy’s Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill was due for its third round at the committee stage. But due to Labour’s extensive debate around Hamilton’s Parana Park Bill, it […]

March 14, 2011

On March 5 a rally protesting battery farming of hens in Civic Square evolved into a peaceful march through the city. The message, repeated on their Facebook page, was loud and clear: “It’s time to send a strong and loud message to the Government and the animal agriculture industry that factory farming must end now!” […]

March 14, 2011

In a move that has shocked the student body, Victoria University of Wellington’s Board of Trustees has decided to scrap plans for the new quad at Kelburn campus. The total cost of the project was estimated to be as large as $60 million, but Victoria University has resolved that the overall benefit of the renovation […]