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March 19, 2018

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces external review after allegations of forced labour at Young Labour Camp. Sally Michaels, a 19-year-old member of the Labour party, said she was surprised when she saw she’d need to book a ticket to the Siberian wilderness for the camp. “I was expecting to break up fewer rocks with a […]

March 19, 2018

CW: Suicide   Kaine Morrell took his own life in the early hours of 3 February 2018, while in Christchurch Men’s Prison. A candlelight vigil was held on the 8 March 2018 by the People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA), to protest the epidemic of suicides in New Zealand prisons. New Zealand Corrections Department figures show […]

March 19, 2018

On the morning of Sunday 4 March 2018, ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found collapsed on a park bench in Salisbury, England. The two were found to have been poisoned with a chemical nerve agent, and are currently in critical condition in a local hospital. Sergeant Nick Bailey of Salisbury Police Force […]

March 19, 2018

Salient would like to offer a retraction of the piece titled “Anytime Library: Does Anyone Know Anything?” printed last Monday 12 March. It has since been discovered that someone does, in fact, know something. In an email, Victoria University Communications told Salient “it would be great if [you] had asked us about the Anytime Library […]

March 12, 2018

Last Tuesday 6 March, Kelburn Vic Books computers were attacked, resulting in their servers being encrypted. Juliet Blyth, General Manager of Vic Books, arrived at work on 8:00am Tuesday morning to find a message from the hackers on her computer screen, demanding a ransom in Bitcoin. Vic Book’s IT company took down the Vic Books […]

March 12, 2018

In 2010, prisoners were stripped of the right to vote if they were incarcerated during the time of a general election. The High Court has since deemed this amendment incompatible with our own Bill of Rights Act. With this in mind, what is your party’s position on prisoner voting rights? Labour at Vic The right […]

March 12, 2018

South Africa’s newest Premier, Cyril Ramaphosa, who in February took over from the deposed Jacob Zuma, has begun his term amid controversy. A motion was tabled on Tuesday 27 February to amend South Africa’s constitution to allow the expropriation, without compensation, of white owned farms. The motion passed by a landslide of 241 to 83. […]

March 12, 2018

Unaccustomed to and confused by the word “no”, the Young Nats of Nelson have literally  lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission because they weren’t allowed a stall at O-Week. The youth wing of the National Party, which provides a youth perspective to the extremely mainstream and well-represented fiscally-liberal view, is “mad as hell”, […]

March 12, 2018

It has been revealed that a large house fire, which began late last Saturday night, was both started and extinguished by the 7 year old son of the owner, Mr Keith Flint. Salient has been informed that the fire was lit after a trip to the annual New Zealand Tractor Convention held in Spark Arena […]