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Nina Fowler (BA), former Salient feature writer, is excited about Salient '10.

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October 12, 2009

If this was the summer of ‘06, I’d take first-year Weir House resident Nina Fowler out for a drink and shake up her ideas about university education. I’m not talking about the quality of tertiary education in New Zealand or the national skilled trades shortage. Both issues are important but neither will help you, the […]

October 5, 2009

As ‘green’ marketing becomes more popular, the path to a clear conscience is becoming a bit of a jungle. Cash crop Are you a socially and ethically conscious consumer? Congratulations! Catch a ‘green’ cab home, kick off your eco-sneakers, and ask your partner to switch on that renewable energy-powered stove and cook you a couple […]

September 28, 2009

Paul Willoughby, veteran sex therapist, will visit campus on Tuesday 29 September for a repeat run of his presentation ‘Men: how to be a better lover.’ He talked to Salient feature writer Nina Fowler about sex myths, porn and why pleasure is a journey, not a destination. NF: Why were you drawn to working in […]

September 21, 2009

Empires used to build big walls to keep people out. The Persians built the ‘Red Snake’ wall in north-eastern Iran and the Romans erected three great walls in Great Britain. The Great Wall of China is visible from space. Today, barriers of entry to the modern nation-state are paper thin. Immigration is an industry and […]

September 7, 2009

Meet Max “A lot of people who are trans experience body dysmorphia,” says Max, from across a table in one of Wellington’s finest bagel establishments. “I don’t personally feel that. Perhaps that has a lot to do with both my politics and the fact that I have been able to access transitional therapies easily.” “For […]

August 17, 2009

Why inquisitorial justice is so hot right now. Justice Minister Simon Power has asked the Law Commission to consider the introduction of a European-style inquisitorial justice system for sexual offending and child abuse cases. The Law Foundation, one step ahead, has already announced an $85 000 parallel study. Salient feature writer Nina Fowler asked three […]

August 10, 2009

On 26 July 2009, a fight broke out between fans at an association football match in Honduras. According to fire department chief Carlos Cordero, the Olimpia and Motagua fans fought each other “with everything they had in their hands.” Gunshots were fired, sixteen people injured and two left dead, including a 12-year-old boy. Cut to […]

August 3, 2009

SPORT with Nina ‘Forward‑Pass’ Fowler FINA have belatedly banned full‑body polyurethane swimsuits, the innovation blamed for Michael Phelps’ shock loss to unknown German Paul Biedermann. Banning dodgy technology used by able‑bodied athletes is relatively straight forward; banning athletes who use technology to help them adapt to a disability is more complex. In January 2008, the […]

July 20, 2009

Salient feature writer Nina Fowler takes a look at climate change policy in New Zealand and how the National Government is shaping up on the international stage. The world is facing arguably the greatest crisis in human history. No, not the recession, not the boy racer pandemic… climate change. Remember climate change? Slow kid in […]

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