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Tag: Welfare

October 2, 2011

Politics is some-thing you might like to get caught up in. We all have some form of political belief. Our political beliefs are often influenced by the way we were brought up. They are inherently ideological, no matter where you sit on the political continuum, and if you have a strong sense of conviction, you […]

August 1, 2011

Justice—it comes in many shapes and forms. It might be as simple as someone making something right with you after they’ve wronged you, it might be simply getting the mark you deserved in an assignment, or it might just simply be living a moral life, living out what you know to be right and true. […]

May 16, 2011

Welfare has existed in New Zealand since the beginning of the 20th century. Old age pensions were provided from as early as 1898, and provision has been made to assist the unemployed since 1930. So it’s understandable that some New Zealanders see welfare as a way of life—it’s all some people know. The Department of […]

May 16, 2011

Money: some people have it, some people don’t. For those who don’t, there’s the welfare system. Since the early 20th century, the New Zealand Government has provided a ‘safety net’ for those who need it—but how is this affecting our economy? And is it the best use of our resources? Salient asked two members of […]

May 2, 2011

In third form, my art teacher looked at me in shock when I asked her if I could take her fourth form class. The audacity of me asking her was obviously humorous, so I took Graphic Design instead. However, I soon found that my calling was music and math (fat lot of good that does […]

February 18, 2008

Over 80% of students use one or other of our services. Bookmark this page and keep it for when you might need us!! The University provides the following services, which you help to fund through the Student Services Levy. Many are available at more than one campus.

February 18, 2008

Campus Coaches will help you to: Meet other students in your course / faculty – as you’ll be part of a small group of other new students enrolled in the same degree. Know more about Vic – what if offers you and how it works –

October 15, 2007

Well, here we are – the end of term and my final piece of writing for Salient for the year (Thank God). I’ll confess I’m not someone who enjoys sitting down and writing a column every week, and I have tried to fob it off, but not with the best success. So it’s disorientation time […]

October 1, 2007

Welfare Vice President Candidate Melissa Barnard and I sat down last week and discussed some of her ideas, and there were several. One such idea was using budget brands to increase the size of food parcels—how ridiculously simple was that idea!

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