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Politics

April 29, 2019

Eye on the Exec April 9 Probably the longest meeting of the year so far, week six saw a jam-packed VUWSA exec meeting. Despite a sizeable “in committee” portion—with action points and contributions from all over the place, there’s a lot to get through. Most importantly, President Tamatha Paul declared her intention to get a […]

April 1, 2019

You are allowed to attend the VUWSA executive meetings. Did you know that? They take place every other Thursday at 6 p.m. in the VUWSA boardroom. You have the honour of sitting amongst your student reps for about an hour as they move through their minutes in a semi-casual fashion, starting with the karakia and […]

March 26, 2019

Following the Al Noor and Linwood Mosque attacks on March 15, Salient made The Party Line available to VUW’s political party youth wings to make statements of support. These statements were made prior to midday March 20, and may not take account of any later information. ACT on Campus Wellington Today we speak to you […]

March 11, 2019

  Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters’ recent tour of the Pacific Island nations included the announcement of regular Ministerial talks with Fiji, and a support package for Kiribati. What direction should New Zealand take in its relationship with our Pacific neighbours? Why?   ACT on Campus Wellington – Jackson Graham ACT believes that New […]

February 25, 2019

The Party Line asks political parties’ youth wings a question every week. We publishes their responses unaltered.   The Question: Several important issues have already arisen in the new political year; KiwiBuild, marijuana legalisation, mental health, and education reform are just a few examples. What issues will your youth wing be focusing on in 2019? […]

October 15, 2018

It was Jacinda’s first Post Cab press conference since returning from her trip. Last Monday the PM offered a critique of fuel companies. She brought along Ministers Megan Woods and Chris Faafoi to help her answer questions. The PM’s Week Ahead On Tuesday, Jacinda Ardern travelled to the Wairarapa with Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor and […]

October 15, 2018

This year, the defence industry’s annual Defence Industry and National Security Forum will take place at a Palmerston North Council venue. Protestors are pressuring the council to cancel the event for its “truly vile weapons” and “blood money”. Should local councils have the right to restrict controversial forums? Why? VicLabour Let’s remember why the expo […]

October 8, 2018

New Zealand First may seek a law change to force migrants and refugees to sign up to a set of core Kiwi values. The Respecting New Zealand Values Bill would require new migrants to respect gender equality, legal sexual preferences, freedom of religion, and a commitment not to campaign against alcohol consumption. Should New Zealand have the right to force Kiwi values onto migrants? Where […]

October 8, 2018

It’s the second to last exec meeting of the year. Rhianna, our Academic Vice President, was chairing, as our trusty prez Marlon had some family stuff going down. For the first time this year, a Random Student was also in attendance. VUWSA meetings are public. Did you know that? I didn’t. Anyway tons of shit went […]