News

March 2, 2009

The 2009 VUWSA Exec has agreed to form a sub-committee to review and re-write the proposed role position of VUWSA Association Manager. In a meeting held last Monday (23 February), the Exec passed three motions concerning the final report of the VUWSA Change Proposal Committee. The three motions involved “accepting and receiving” the committee’s final […]

March 2, 2009

A source close to a Scottish family, whose tale of sacrifice and hearing difficulty warmed the hearts of the nation, has told Salient that the child at the centre of the infamous ANZ commercial, Wee Hamish, only cried during the four hour connecting flight from Aberdeen to Glasgow, and not the 36-hour marathon to Auckland […]

March 2, 2009

Dunedin welcomed new students with a spectacular toga parade last Tuesday night. The parade was well-attended by around 2000 students, 20 members of the local constabulary, and an uncertain number of onlookers, about 100 of whom, in a quaint Southern custom, showered the “freshers” with eggs, water-bombs, rubbish, vomit, and faecal matter instead of the […]

February 23, 2009

The egg timer of patience may have finally run out on former VUWSA President Joel Cosgrove. Victoria University of Wellington Student Association President Jasmine Freemantle has issued a warning to the former President that legal action would be taken against him if a substantive attempt to repay $1730.76 in outstanding monies stemming from his infamous […]

February 23, 2009

This year’s first New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) conference was held recently at Victoria University of Wellington, hosted by the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association, and was attended by student union executives from around the country. The conferences allowed portfolio holders from different campuses to exchange ideas and tips to solve problems […]

February 23, 2009

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has lambasted Treasury’s recent evaluation of the Student Loan Scheme. In a statement released on February 5, NZUSA co-presidents Sophia Blair and Jordan King took umbrage with last year’s brief to the incoming Minister of Finance, suggesting it patently ignored the scheme’s disadvantages.

February 23, 2009

In a historic first for a New Zealand University, Victoria University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Mexico which will provide a visiting Mexican academic with an annual Chair. The Chair is expected to last a trimester and be available in any of Victoria University’s teaching areas. It will consist […]

February 23, 2009

A 37-year-old bricklayer has astounded virtually no one by beginning his smoko break ten minutes into the working day. Barry “Baz” McGurry, a former unemployment beneficiary and self-professed “piss sinkin’ superstar” from Newtown, arrived at Hitchens Construction’s Ngauranga site Monday morning, poured himself a cuppa and proceeded to spend ten minutes yelling about the previous […]

February 23, 2009

Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) extend a big welcome to both new and returning students. VUWSA is your students’ association. When you enrol at Victoria University you automatically become a member of the students’ association. The VUWSA team has been working hard over the summer in preparation for a stimulating and rewarding year […]