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May 1, 2016

V-ISA ended their forum saying that outsourcing would do nothing more than “push the problem around,” and would fail to “tackle the root cause of why the program isn’t attracting as many students as thought.” They also added that the program had not been reviewed in years and perhaps this would be a better step for the university to take.

May 1, 2016

Kelburn residents have voiced concerns during a hearing panel about Victoria University’s acquisition of the Gordon Wilson flats on the Terrace. The former Housing New Zealand flats are now owned by the university and are in the process of being rezoned. Residents were primarily worried about noise and disorderly behaviour, with one going as far […]

May 1, 2016

Labour leader Andrew Little has slammed the National government over the increasing cost of tertiary education. Citing recently released Consumer Price Index data, Little said tertiary education has been put out of the reach of many, and is locking families into generations of poverty. For the last seven years, education costs have risen faster than […]

May 1, 2016

To the dismay of Weir House and Pipitea-dwelling students, on June 7 the cable car will close for two months for repairs. The upgrade will cost $3 million and include replacement of the steel cable, the instalment of a new electric motor, and advanced computer control equipment. The quick turnarounds and full carts of people […]

May 1, 2016

Wellington’s iconic trolley buses will no longer be retiring in 2017, with a number set to be converted to “plug-in hybrids.” The decision comes following a Generation Zero petition, signed by thousands, calling for Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) to choose the electric option over new diesel-hybrid buses. Green Party MP Julie Genter said the […]

May 1, 2016

Over the mid-trimester break, renovations and construction on Victoria campuses have continued—shock. Salient therefore thought it might be a good time for an update on what the fuck they’re actually up to. There has been demolition carried out in the Maclaurin building, with changes to fire exits and access to MCLT103. Work has started on […]

May 1, 2016

The campus, potentially worth over $20 million, is currently unused by the university after the Faculty of Education moved to Kelburn this year.

May 1, 2016

  *Interview* with The Bachelor a.k.a who cares what his name is Worst part of your job? When women realize they just aren’t that into me. Best part of your job? Overhearing them gossip about me at the cocktail parties over their glasses of rosé, it gives me a real feeling about the connections we’re […]

April 17, 2016

AAAP’s Sophie Morgan noted that no members from the youth constituent of the National Party came out of the hotel to interact with the protesters and said the 20-odd police officers outside the event seemed excessive.

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