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September 13, 2015

A Victoria-directed film has been nominated for the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in 2015. The film Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Science, co-directed by Victoria’s Associate Professor of Geophysics Simon Lamb and staff at Oxford University, is a rebuttal to growing, and disturbing, criticisms that not only is global warming a hoax, […]

September 13, 2015

Somewhat surprisingly, this reporter was amenable to the prospect of spending her Tuesday evening attending a VUWSA Exec meeting so that you, our trusty readers, could be kept fully abreast of your Executive’s actions, thoughts, feelings, money spending, etc., etc. However, after sitting through over an hour of chat “in committee” (which I am not […]

September 6, 2015

After months of consulting with interest groups, staff and students, democracy will remain in (some parts of) University governance

September 6, 2015

The middle of Trimester Two brought Salient’s favourite time of year, VUWSA’s Annual General Meeting. Not only is the association required to stage an AGM every year, but it was a chance for students, and I quote VUWSA’s Facebook event, to “learn about the work of your VUWSA exec team, have a say on proposed […]

September 6, 2015

A team of international researchers from Canada and the Netherlands have studied hangover symptoms and found that there is no real hangover cure. (NOT EVEN DRINKING WATER.) Over 800 students were surveyed and 54 per cent ate food after drinking (including bad food and breakfasts) in their attempts to avoid hangovers, while more than half […]

September 6, 2015

Most of our readers will be familiar with the dulcet tones of Dave Dobbyn or Zed songs playing over and over while you wait for a customer service rep TO JUST TELL YOU WHAT YOUR REALME LOGIN IS ALREADY. However, the interminably shit experience that is Studylink may have got a bit better. After a […]

September 6, 2015

Students incur wrath of neighbours, Stuff commenters A neighbour to Te Puni village, Anna Ronberg, has asked Victoria University to “curb the drunken antics” of students in halls, according to Stuff. “They have built this hostel for first-year students, who have just left home, and they just don’t know how to handle their alcohol properly,” […]

August 16, 2015

Victoria University has been contracting its laundry services to Arohata Prison, a women’s prison in Tawa, whose inmates are paid between 20 and 60 cents per hour for their work

August 16, 2015

John Campbell is returning to Radio New Zealand National, replacing Mary Wilson in the Drive Time slot of 5pm till 7pm. Wilson has taken a new role as the Radio New Zealand Director of News Programming. But not everyone is happy about the shift. Newstalk ZB journalist Rachel Smalley created media controversy last week, writing […]