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May 31, 2010

Non-traditional sports get traditional awards Six students at Victoria University of Wellington are the latest recipients of the coveted New Zealand Universities Blues awards for sporting achievements. Victoria University students Phillip Drew and Aiken Hakes received the NZU Blue for outstanding achievements in croquet, while Lizzie Ingham was recognised for her performances in orienteering. Ella […]

May 31, 2010

“De-liver me from this peg, friend.” For Romeo, parting was such sweet sorrow. For a 25-year-old Wellington man and a single yellow clothes peg, parting is a joy unto itself. Former Salient News Editor Michael Oliver has launched The De-Liver Me From Pegs Sale. Inspired by the efforts of Canadian Kyle MacDonald, who traded up […]

May 31, 2010

Last week I walked in to the exec meeting to discover a surprise prepared for me by Max Hardy. Throwing aside my journalistic integrity I delightfully accepted my very own media table! It had a sign and everything, and took the president approximately five minutes to write and print, thus fulfilling 40 per cent of […]

May 31, 2010

JB Hi-Fi workers screwed over? New Zealand-based employees of JB Hi-Fi have begun picketing in protest against a decision from the Australian retail giants not to give their workers a pay increase. Currently JB Hi-Fi’s employees receive 75 cents above the minimum wage in New Zealand, approximately $8 an hour less than their Australian counterparts […]

May 31, 2010

4 8 15 16 23… Rick Astley Millions of fans were left angry, embarrassed and disappointed when last week’s finale of the hit TV series Lost was revealed to be a Rickroll prank. Viewed by 13.5 million fans in the US alone, the finale was expected to answer the many questions fans had been asking […]

May 31, 2010

Child assaulted with vomit Yes, you read that right A charming, charismatic sports fan in the US has pleaded guilty to assault (via vomit), as well as disorderly conduct and harassment. The young man, who one can only assume is now a hometown legend in the city, forcibly vomited on an off-duty cop and the […]

May 31, 2010

Professor Martin Banwell, a Vic graduate, returned to his old uni a couple of weeks ago to receive an Honorary Doctorate. Salient news editor Angela Mabey spoke to him about his research and what it’s like to have not one, but two doctorates. Coming back to Victoria University to get his second doctorate was a […]

May 26, 2010

VUWSA executive member James Sleep has been found guilty of misconduct by the VUWSA exec, following comments made in his Salient column earlier this month (see column here). VUWSA received a formal complaint following the column’s publication in the 3 May issue of Salient. Sleep made reference in the column to “the rich kids who […]

May 24, 2010

Bill’s vision for Nuu Zillund There was a distinct lack of any drama in last week’s Budget 2010 announcement, with all the major changes already spilled by the main players.   In a rather lacklustre performance, Finance Minister Bill English announced a raft of tax changes and confused the lot of us with a whole […]