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September 2, 2019

For Salient’s feminist issue we briefly profiled some of the work the Centre for Women’s Health at VUW is doing to research women’s health issues and turn them into policy. Here’s a closer look at what they, and others in Wellington, are doing.   The Centre for Women’s Health–Te Tātai Hauora o Hine, at Victoria […]

August 12, 2019

CW: Eating Disorders (AN) Last month saw the publication of the very first genetic study on anorexia nervosa. The study, by Nature Genetics, outlined what some of the possible contributing factors to the eating disorder may be. Nearly 17,000 individuals diagnosed with anorexia nervosa contributed their DNA to the study, 500 of whom were from […]

July 29, 2019

  In New Zealand, abortion is currently a crime under the Crimes Act 1961, where it has been for over 50 years. Minister for Justice Andrew Little took to the Law Comission in Febuary of 2018, to assess what abortion would look like in New Zealand if it were to be considered a health issue […]

May 27, 2019

Following our earlier article on Māori law students, Salient obtained more data on the number of Māori across different levels of study at the law school. This new data, alongside discussions with students and faculty, suggest more could be done to support Māori law students.   The new information from VUW outlines that 13% of […]

April 29, 2019

A recent Official Information Act request has shown a proportionate increase in Māori law students over Aotearoa in the last few years. The Māori population of Wellington has increased by 8% since 2001. Now 10% of the Māori population reside here, in the capital.   Victoria University of Wellington states that it is “one of […]

March 4, 2019

New Zealand’s Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) are “fundamentally broken,” says Education Minister Chris Hipkins. The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) suggests that the change of government in 2008, coupled with the Global Financial Crisis, created financial pressure on ITPs. $100 million was needed in 2017 to save four institutions (including WelTec and Whitireia) from […]

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