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Tag: 2017-23

October 13, 2017

The results for the 2017 VUWSA Elections have been announced (winners are bolded):   President Marlon Drake — 1920 Name Larson Atkins — 821 Total — 2741   Academic Vice-President Simran Rughani — 2095 Hassan Tariq — 596 Total — 2691   Welfare Vice-President Bethany Paterson — 2063 Summer Wick-Featonby — 623 Total — 2686 […]

October 9, 2017

Are all Pasifika people super, extra, religious? Well, a lot of non-Pasifika people who give out religious magazines and promote church events seem to think so. It’s come to be expected of us, as if we should be religious, as a part of being Pasifika. For real, though. I’ve seen it here in Wellington, up […]

October 9, 2017

All executive members are required to: Be a part of the overall strategic thinking and leadership of VUWSA. Represent the values and principles of VUWSA as an organisation. Complete fortnightly work reports alongside more extensive half-year and annual reports detailing their work and achievements over the period.   President   40 hours per week. The […]

October 9, 2017

Major flaws in a number of Wellington buildings have been revealed through the work of a Wellington surveying company, indicating that they are unlikely to withstand a major earthquake. Surveyor for Helfen Limited, Thomas Wultzer, stated that issues with building design and construction are prevalent in a number of buildings around Wellington. The Building Act […]

October 9, 2017

The Academic Vice-President (AVP) heads the Education Team and is responsible, alongside the President, for the strategic direction of student representation on campus. They also have a key role in ensuring the university provides quality teaching and learning across all levels of study. This year, there are two candidates for the AVP role: Simran Rughani […]

October 9, 2017

Tales from the Spice Rack is a collection of ten minute performances of published plays, either taken in their entirety or as extracts from longer works. The 18 fragrant pieces were divided into two seasons, “Salt” and “Pepper”, alternately performed over four nights. We question why “Salt” and “Pepper” were deemed the most apt of […]

October 9, 2017

The other day I started sketching out a “Best Films of the Year” list. This was as much a precautionary measure for an upcoming Salient issue as a tactical device to dispatch questions along the lines of “what should I watch?” with ease. As it turned out, half of the list were documentaries. This year, […]

October 9, 2017

A learned man’s utopia is a desolate place. He creates a replica of himself to populate a land that hides the secret of perfect happiness and harmony, because he must play the role of the seeker of the truth, and what is true is what he perceives to be true. He both enquires and answers, […]

October 9, 2017

New Zealand police have been tapping the phones of prison abolitionist group People Against Prisons Aotearoa in what its members say is a gross breach of privacy.

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