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Tag: 2019-11

July 13, 2019

Digital platform-au fait musician and poet Claudia Jardine talks about her new EP, North, and her sister’s pug, Frank the Tongue.   Taylor: When did you start playing music?    Claudia: I grew up in Christchurch where I taught myself guitar. I was 11. I came from a musical family. I’ve been singing since I […]

May 23, 2019

As a kid, I would always get in trouble for talking with my mouth full.   I’m sure most of us have been there, stuck in this dichotomy wanting to comment on absolutely everything, while catering to a child’s perpetual hunger. Without realising, I was a juvenile multitasker. I wanted the best of both worlds. […]

May 23, 2019

  Dreams of stardom are easy, fulfilling, and most often, fairly fleeting. It’s not very hard to look at a person in the media who’s doing well for themselves, and decide that you want that life.   I should know. I did.   My name is Emma Maguire, and I’m a reformed YouTube vlogger. I’ve […]

May 21, 2019

A perky young woman waves to the camera. She has long shiny hair—maybe there is a hint of exhaustion in her eyes, but who can tell? The refrain comes: “Hi guys, and welcome back to my channel!” She tells us her name, and the name of her child; perhaps the child is just out of […]

May 20, 2019

In 2016, Victoria University announced a “redevelopment” for Trimester 3, extending it to 12 weeks. As part of a previous article on the issue (‘Concerns around Shortening Exam and Marking Period’ by Emma Houpt), Salient interviewed Provost Wendy Larner about the changes. The extensive interview brought up a number of points that may have been […]

May 20, 2019

Te Taiao Nature, a brand-new Te Papa exhibition focused on natural history, opened on Saturday, 11 May.   The exhibition has “everything from collection items, to hands-on interactive exhibits, to deep-level content and digital labels,” according to Frith Williams, Te Papa’s Head of Experience Design + Content.   The themes sections incorporate New Zealand’s unique […]

May 20, 2019

The consultation process on a stand-alone ‘Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy’ is underway at Victoria, with praise and criticism for both the policy and the process. Salient attended student forums held at Kelburn, Pipitea and Te Aro campuses in early May. A separate forum was also held for staff members. Provost Professor Wendy Larner chaired the […]

May 20, 2019

A vigil for the lives lost in the Sri Lanka Easter Sunday attacks was held in the Hub on May 8.   In the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, suicide bombers targeted three churches and three luxury hotels, leaving at least 250 people killed and hundreds injured. The vigil was organised by the Sri […]

May 20, 2019

He mea rongonui a Te Wharehuia ki ngā kaupapa o te reo Māori, tana panekiretanga, tana whakarauora. I tipu ake a Wharehuia, he uri nō Tūhoe me Te Arawa ki roto o Ruātoki, hei tāna “nā Tūhoe au i poipoi, nā Tūhoe aku whakaaro i whāngai mai ki ahau.” I whakapau kaha tēnei tētēkura mō […]

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