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July 15, 2009 | by  | in News Online Only | [ssba]

Freemantle and Latimer safe, apathy reigns

VUWSA President Jasmine Freemantle and Exec member Robert Latimer left Wednesday’s Special General Meeting with their jobs intact after motions of no confidence were unable to be tabled due to lack of quorum.

An official count of 75 students was recorded at 1:20pm, with fewer numbers present at a count 10 minutes later.

100 students needed to be present for the motions to be tabled.

The lack of quorum means the two motions have been scrapped. They cannot be brought forward again without initiating the process from the beginning.

Salient will have more on this as it develops.


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Kia ora, biography box, kia ora.

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  1. Jackson Wood says:

    Kia ora students, kia ora.

  2. Jackson (has) Wood says:

    Maybe if these things weren’t in the middle of the day, when students have better things to be doing, such as going to class? Our apathy is indicative of how little esteem we hold our leaders in. They ultimately don’t affect us. We’re here, principally, to get our degrees and get out of here.

    Student leaders be damned, your not worthy of our presence (and thus absence from things which are infinitely more important) . We are above your petty squabbles and tit-for-tat behaviour. This can probably change, but even with Freemantle’s impressive performance so far, not much really ever changes. That’s just a lesson in realism.

  3. jenn says:

    What impressive performance? What HAS the current Pres ‘ACTUALLY’ done for University Students this year? You right wingers and PC liberals are a friggin pain – you’re on the same side in this matter – bizarre. Your willingness to be impressed by Miss Freemantle is sickening. Other people have done the actual work, she’s claiming credit for it that’s all. The blindness is astonishing. If anything, she’s cunning, not competent.

  4. Ricky says:

    it’s so difficult to accept jenn’s pov when it’s smothered with such embarrassingly inflammatory rhetoric.

    “i want to challenge your position on this YOU DUMB FUCKING CUNTS because i think there is a lot to gain by questioning everything YOU SHITFACED FUCKUP CUNT FRUJUS i respectfully disagree with your sentiments re: j freemantle and challenge you to listen to my stance on things AS I EJACULATE THE SEMEN OF FURY DOWN YOUR THROAT. END THE NIGHTMARE AND PULL THE FUCKING TRIGGER YOU LIBERAL RIGHT WING CUNTS

    that’s you
    that’s you jenn

  5. Matthias says:

    Nice to see the political machine hard at work. Status quo remains supreme

  6. Ritcher Sales says:

    I heard that Latimer has a rotten foreskin.

  7. Ronald says:

    I hear Latimer shits himself.

  8. Jabba the Hut says:

    I love people with rotting foreskins who also shit themselves.

  9. Han Solo says:

    *Zap zap*

    I bet “Bobby” can’t do the Kessel run in under 12 parsecs.


  10. Darth Laid Her says:

    Is Robert Latimer gonna have to force choke a bitch?

  11. Chewy says:


  12. Tuscan Raider #4 says:

    Ecky Ecky fitang!

  13. CRP says:

    Jenn/Kassie – fuck off. You don’t know what you’re talking about, and it’s hypocritical too considering you bailed on students by resigning.

  14. Darth Laid Her says:

    don’t treat kassie like a woman
    don’t treat kassie like a man

  15. Daft Latimer says:

    *shits and pisses himself*

  16. Daft Punk says:

    Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

    Take it Kanye:

    “Do anybody make real shit anymore?
    Bow in the presence of greatness
    ’cause right now thou has forsaken us”

  17. Josh K says:

    Well if they had the damn meetings at reasonable times, maybe people would actually turn up

  18. Matt Fairhurst says:

    Right, ’cause the reason that only 75 people out of 20,000 could make it was that the meeting was held at the un-godly hour of 1pm on a Wednesday afternoon. This explains everything.

  19. a wise guy says:

    more semen analogies!

  20. Superior Mind says:

    A parsec is a measure of distance…

  21. Jackson Wood says:

    Superior Mind: they figured that out too…

  22. peteremcc says:

    19930 students don’t turn up.


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