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October 8, 2018

Victoria University has confirmed that they will increase the length of Residential Advisor (RA) training in 2019, up to 4 weeks. The training will be completed in time for the RAs to have two days’ break before students move in. Salient reported in April this year that RAs have voiced multiple concerns about the training […]

September 24, 2018

Students are having trouble accessing timely contraception due to the long wait times at Student Health. Currently, wait times for doctor’s appointments at Mauri Ora are around ten working days. A student, who we have chosen not to name, recalled a time where she had misplaced her last packet of Norimin contraceptive pills, with a […]

September 24, 2018

This week Salient reporter Jess Potter talks to Simon about sexism, drugs, and rock&roll. Jacinda and the Labour party seemed to have created a decent youth following, with what the media called a “youth quake” and an increase in voter turnout during the 2017 election, possibly having an impact on the Labour party’s rapid rise […]

September 17, 2018

A Massey University study led by Dr Hayley Denison has revealed that young people in New Zealand under the age of 25 are slow to seek healthcare and treatment for STIs. After surveying nearly 250 clients at a sexual health clinic, the results showed that 40 percent of people surveyed weren’t seeking care for about […]

August 20, 2018

Uncertainty has risen as to whether the yoghurt served at Vic Books is vegetarian and whether it has been advertised as so. “A little bird” tipped Salient that the Meadow Fresh Greek yoghurt contained halal gelatine, a by-product of meat production. When we asked for comment, Juliet Blyth, Manager of Vic Books, first responded with […]

August 13, 2018

Voiceless, powerless, and unheard. That is how two students at Victoria University of Wellington have felt after making a sexual misconduct complaint to the University against a postgraduate tutor, who continued to study and teach in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences after the findings of misconduct. The chemistry tutor allegedly groped females, made […]

July 30, 2018

CW: Suicide On Monday 23 July, the government announced that $10.49 million of the 2018 Budget has been secured for an Integrated Therapies Pilot to provide free counselling for 18-25 year olds. The initiative comes as part of the Green Party’s pledge to fund free counselling for anyone under 25. Health Minister David Clark says […]

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