Tag: Issue11-2010

Faces to Deface

by / May 24, 2010 / [ 2 Comments ]

This week, we’re going to turn Faces to Deface into a competition. It’ll be fun. Go on. We want you to download the PDF of Faces to Deface, print it out, deface it, and bring it to the Salient office (Level 2 of the Student Union Building, in the Collins Room). The best entry will [...]

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Oh dear what can the matter be…

Oh dear what can the matter be…

by / May 24, 2010 / [ 8 Comments ]

VSM Bill stuck in select committee Just to remind you all, Sir Roger Douglas’ Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill is still lingering around New Zealand student politics like a pungent odour. Stinking up the future of student politics, this bill and the uncertainty for students’ associations is hanging about. If passed, Roger Douglas’s bill [...]

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Whakapaa Mai On(rarangi)line and WIN Movie Tickets!

Whakapaa Mai On(rarangi)line and WIN Movie Tickets!

by / May 24, 2010 / 1 Comment

In response to Salient being online this week, this edition of FM, BM Nius is about the different ways you can contact Ngāi Tauira to get your ideas and thoughts about anything and everything to do with Maori students, and how NT can better provide for YOU while you’re here studying at Victoria University. Boring? [...]

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Sleigh Bells—Treats

by / May 24, 2010 / [ 3 Comments ]

Artist:Sleigh Bells Album:Treats Label: (N.E.E.T.) Sleigh Bells is the latest in that unfortunately labelled line of ‘internet-hyped’ bands. A variety of leaked demos have established that Sleigh Bells is basically a pop band, but the one major difference being that these songs are LOUD. As in, official-entry-in-the-noise-wars loud. There are punk elements, hip-hop beats and [...]

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New Zealand’s democracy “up for sale”?

New Zealand’s democracy “up for sale”?

by / May 24, 2010 / No Comments

Finance reform passes its first reading among serious concerns. The Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Bill passed its first reading in parliament, despite concerns from the Green and Maori Parties that it does not go far enough. The bill is just one part of an extensive package of electoral reforms which also includes [...]

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Illegal flower tributes

Illegal flower tributes

by / May 24, 2010 / [ 8 Comments ]

Internet censorship in the 21st century On 13 January this year, a group of Chinese internet users converged on Google’s Beijing headquarters bearing flowers and candles. Google had announced the day before that it would no longer comply with Chinese internet censorship laws—a decision which, the group suspected, would result in a ban on the [...]

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The Wild Hunt

The Wild Hunt

by / May 24, 2010 / No Comments

Artist: The Tallest Man on Earth Album: The Wild Hunt Label: Dead Oceans I love Highway 61 Revisited as much as anyone, but my favourite Dylan would have to be the pre-electric freewheeling folkster. So when I heard the first few seconds of ‘The Garden’ from The Tallest Man On Earth’s first album Shallow Grave, [...]

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Home taping is killing music

Home taping is killing music

by / May 24, 2010 / [ 2 Comments ]

The producers of the Academy Award winning film The Hurt Locker, Voltage Pictures, recently announced they intend to sue “tens of thousands” of file-sharers for unlawfully downloading the copyrighted film. To do this, Voltage Pictures have enlisted the help of the US Copyright Group; a company run by intellectual property lawyers aimed at “recovering reasonable [...]

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Study Confirms Vic Quad “A bit Shit”

Study Confirms Vic Quad “A bit Shit”

by / May 24, 2010 / No Comments

Victoria University’s Kelburn Campus quad has been described as “a bit shit” in an official report released last week.
 The report, released by the national Cool Campus Review Board (NZCCRB), followed a 12-month study into the quality of university campuses around New Zealand. 
 The NZCCRB listed Victoria University as having New Zealand’s least “Cool [...]

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Vice President (Education)

Vice President (Education)

by / May 24, 2010 / No Comments

YAY! The end of trimester is sooooo close! So close you can taste it! Mine tastes like Pimms and lemonade, mixed with some Grey’s Anatomy and a good book. Can’t wait! You can tell its end of trimester time. People crammed into the library, waiting an hour for the computer, people still in the cyber [...]

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