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October 15, 2018

Hundreds of black and yellow bikes can be seen on the streets of Wellington as the city starts a six month trial of a bike share scheme. The trail includes 200 single-speed bikes, which is operated by Auckland bike-sharing company Onzo. The bikes cost 25 cents to operate for 15 minutes and are activated through […]

October 15, 2018

While you were studying, “studying”, or generally letting your own life consume your attention this year, things were happening in the world. Some larger themes — the US is a mess, the UK is tangled in Brexit, New Zealand is relatively functional, but is far from perfect — may have percolated through to you. In […]

October 15, 2018

Vic’s first Sustainability Day took place in the Hub last Wednesday, as a follow-up from Sustainability Week earlier in the year. The clubs reconvened months after the week of events in May. They have since been formalised into the Sustainability Committee, and last week’s event was done in conjunction with VUWSA as a further promotion […]

October 15, 2018

After months of hounding by Salient, and despite VUWSA Treasurer-Secretary Jack Donovan’s many promises, the VUWSA work reports are still not available on the VUWSA website. As a result, students have no way of holding their student union executive accountable. The work reports are a written record of the hours and the work that the […]

October 15, 2018

CW: attempted suicide, mental health *Names of students have been changed to protect their privacy Several more students have come forward with their own stories of being asked to leave halls of residence. Anna* was asked to leave Katharine Jermyn hall towards the end of 2017 following what was perceived to be a suicide attempt. […]

October 15, 2018

On 31 October the New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) will host its annual New Zealand Defence and Industry Forum at a Palmerston North City Council (PNCC) venue, and protesters are mobilising against it. Every year, protesters from around New Zealand rally together to disrupt the “weapons expo” or “wexpo”, which is criticised for war-profiteering. […]

October 8, 2018

Kylie Jenner “shares” her baby Stormi with her boyfriend, according to a report Salient would fervently deny reading if we were ever asked. This raises more questions: does Kylie consider her baby an object that can be shared? Is the baby just an accessory that allows her to #stayrelevant? Salient would like to answer these […]

October 8, 2018

One Victoria student has taken an innovative approach to improve his class attendance. Rhett Shannon, a commerce student, once lived semi nocturnally: he rarely woke before noon, and tended to stay up working until the early hours of the morning. “It’s the illicit connotations of 2am that really get me going,” he told Salient. “On […]

October 8, 2018

New Zealand’s most anticipated election/reality show/meme war is back for another year, and it’s up to voters to decide who’s at the top of the pecking order. It’s the moa the merrier in 2018, with 61 birds to choose from. Kererū appears to be at beak performance, leading the flock with over 2000 Facebook followers. […]