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July 8, 2019

As the curtain rises on another trimester, Victoria University of Wellington has renewed their contract with the organisation responsible for catering all Vic uni halls.   Since signing with caterers Compass Group New Zealand Ltd and its subsidiary Eurest’ there have been multiple complaints regarding food served within halls of residence.   Katharine Jermyn hall, […]

July 8, 2019

Students will continue to be allowed to drink in Kelburn Park, after Wellington City Council decided against imposing a liquor ban on the area. The Council’s City Strategy Committee met on June 13 and unanimously voted to maintain the status quo in Kelburn Park, while opting to introduce a parallel liquor ban in areas of […]

July 8, 2019

Welcome back to student politics, neeerds. This week’s Eye on the Exec is extra special because although I myself am a neeerd, I am a lazy one; forgetting to write up either of the last two VUWSA meetings. Without further insult, I present to you: VUWSA exec meetings from May 23 and June 6. What […]

July 8, 2019

Wellington City Council has declared a climate emergency. The declaration comes after the Council’s City Strategy Committee voted to support the declaration.   Five other councils around the country have declared similar emergencies, including Auckland and Nelson. Countries like the UK have also declared climate emergencies.    Pressure for action has also come from climate […]

June 4, 2019

Generation Zero is a grassroots, youth-led, non-partisan climate activist group who decided in 2016 that there had been enough talk; it was time for action. Since then, we’ve been campaigning for Aotearoa to implement a Zero Carbon Act. On the May 8, 2019, this momentous Bill was announced under the name of Climate Change Response […]

June 4, 2019

With the Living Wage campaign growing at Victoria, attention has been brought to “underpaid and underappreciated” workers on campus. A lot of focus has been put on security, cleaning, and tutoring staff. However, it’s less clear how a VUW staple, Vic Books, is being approached.   Although a key source of books and coffee on […]

June 4, 2019

Jesus Christ Himself to Lead Political Party in Upcoming Election; Still Unlikely to Break 5% Threshold   A spokesangel for the Kingdom of Heaven confirmed last week that Jesus Christ will return to Earth after nearly 2000 years, in order to contest the New Zealand General Election in 2020.   Mr Christ, a 2019-year tradie […]

May 27, 2019

Meet the Candidates: VUW Students and Grads Running for Council   With the local body elections coming up, we reached out for some bios from some of the young people running this year. Watch this space for more local body election updates and news from Salient!   If you’re a student at VUW or a […]

May 27, 2019

It’s been two months since the March School Climate Strike, and it appears support for the issue remains strong. Friday saw students returning to protest the government’s lack of action regarding the climate challenges facing New Zealand.   Earlier this month, a climate summit was held by the Nelson City Council to decide whether or […]

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