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April 17, 2016

VUWSA’s submission to the Social Service Select Committee asking for changes to the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill has been rejected. Of the 706 submissions—most of which called for the scope of the bill to be broadened—all that has emerged is increased penalties for landlords not meeting rental standards. VUWSA’s oral submission in support of their […]

April 17, 2016

  A Countdown metro supermarket to open on Cable Car lane is causing tension, with Victoria University Vice-Chancellor Grant Guilford opposing its bid for a liquor license. The university is joined by the police and the Wellington regional medical officer of health in expressing opposition to the license. In a submission to a Wellington District […]

April 17, 2016

The leak saw more than 100 media organisations spend a year poring over the leaked files, which contained 40 years’ worth of data that implicated more than 214,000 offshore companies to people in 200+ countries. The documents were sourced from Panamanian law-firm and corporate service provider Mossack Fonseca.

April 17, 2016

When asked about how this outsourcing would benefit the University’s growth targets, Salient were told the “preferred option” would produce a minimum of 150 international undergraduates per annum, a figure that would grow to 200 in five years.

April 17, 2016

After arriving sweaty and smelly post-netball game, we sat down to enjoy the VUWSA executive meeting. VUWSA General Manager Indigo was present at the meeting via Skype. The meeting went into committee (which means we aren’t allowed to report on what was said, but we were allowed to listen). So we stared at the slices […]

April 17, 2016

The latest Child, Youth and Family (CYF) report states that vulnerable children will no longer abandoned by state when they turn 17. Minister of Social Development Anne Tolley has announced that state care will be extended to 18 year olds, with the option of staying in full care until 21. There will also be the […]

April 17, 2016

A new project seeking to provide chest binders for transgender youth has launched in Wellington. The Wellington Binder Exchange aims to provide free binders for youth aged 18 and under who may not be able to access binders themselves. A binder is a vest designed to compress the breasts to achieve a more masculine appearance, […]

April 17, 2016

Victoria University LLB and BA student Indiana Shewen has landed herself the role of 2016 student editor of the Māori Law Review. The position requires her to assess the impact of law on Māori each month. Descending from Taranaki tribes Te Ᾱtiawa and Ngāti Mutunga, she acknowledges the importance of addressing Māori legal issues to […]

April 17, 2016

In the months since Karori campus closed some students have voiced concerns about the change in culture on Kelburn campus and increasingly stretched resources. A main area of concern is the capacity of the library and availability of seating. VUWSA Wellbeing and Sustainability Officer Anya Maule told Salient that library staff are currently doing a […]

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