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July 23, 2018

Migrant worker Paul Nelson, former Marketing Manager at Vic Books, may be forced to leave New Zealand after his severance from the Vic Books. Nelson had been an employee of Vic Books since January 2017, and the marketing manager since January 2018. He was recently made redundant, and “the duties of the position were to […]

May 21, 2018

I present to you verbatim, The Weekly Planet’s intro theme: “Red hot comic book movie news: shooting up your butthole! [DUNDUNDUNDUNDUNDUN] The weekly planet! The weekly planet!” The Weekly Planet was the 2018 winner of the Australian Podcast Awards Popular Vote category. I’ve been a fan for a few years so this made my frickin […]

May 14, 2018

This Australian comedy trio are so absolutely stupid, it’s funnier than you’d expect. Having gone to their tour show in the 2017 Comedy Fest, seeing Aunty Donna for the second time was something I had been looking forward to for a while, and the pre-tour release of their album Glennridge Secondary College only added to […]

April 30, 2018

RockQuest Promotions Ltd are initiating the replacement events for Stage Challenge and J-Rock in 2018. These events are as yet unnamed. Stage Challenge is no longer a recurring annual event in New Zealand schools, nor is the pre-high-school showcase, J-rock. As of early January, the dance and stage performance showcase run by The Stage Challenge […]

April 9, 2018

25 Wellington cyclists have come together in a courageous plea for liberty, demanding the freedom to not wear a helmet while cycling. The Ride for Choice began in Civic Square on Saturday 17 March. Protesters rode fearlessly through Lambton Quay, to the waterfront, and back to Civic Square. Organiser of Ride for Choice Jeremy Teague […]

March 12, 2018

Victoria University, in collaboration with the Wellington City Council, have installed the first book lending vending machine in New Zealand at Victoria University (Kelburn campus). Little birds tell Salient that the new Anytime Library apparently has over 300 titles at the Victoria Kelburn community’s instant disposal, not that anyone can tell us anything for a […]

March 5, 2018

Kupe, the event that drew thousands to the Wellington Waterfront on Friday 23 February, signalled the start of the 2018 New Zealand Festival. The event was “inspired by the arrival in Aotearoa of [the] great navigator and explorer Kupe,” and celebrated the shared culture of voyaging between Samoa, New Zealand, and the Cook Islands. Kupe […]

February 26, 2018

Dr Abdul El-Sayed of Michigan has the potential to become the first ever Muslim governor in the United States of America, come the gubernatorial race in November. Democratic Candidate El-Sayed will be running against Republican Bill Schuette, the current attorney general of Michigan. In the most recent polls taken in January this year, support sits […]

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