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September 23, 2019

  As I pondered my two-hour morning lecture on the history of genocidal violence in West Papua, I walked through the Hub, where the “Your Zero Carbon University” talk was taking place.    There were a few points of interest that caught my attention. One, there were more photographers than students in attendance. Two, hardly […]

September 23, 2019

  The 2019 VUWSA AGM was held last Wednesday in a well-filled Hub, more than can be said for the following GWRC forum.   The agenda covered the standard issues: half-yearly reports, an outline of the association’s recent financial position and 2020 budget, a swathe of constitutional changes, the awarding of a life membership—and, of […]

September 23, 2019

Victoria University and VUWSA have endorsed the intergenerational School Strike for Climate planned from September 27. The strike follows two school strikes earlier this year.    Connie Brown, a member of the group organising the strike on campus, says that coordinating has required communication and negotiation with people in other parts of New Zealand and […]

September 23, 2019

  Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori was themed “Kia Kaha Te Reo Maori”, or “let’s make the Māori language strong”. VUWSA combined this with Sustainability Week to create Toitū te Ao.    Ngāi Tairua representatives said this “enabled the overall concept of kaitiakitanga to be shared, and that “it is these two kaupapa which […]

September 23, 2019

  The government announced a raft of mental health initiatives earlier this month, including details of its long-awaited Suicide Prevention Strategy.   Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Health Minister David Clark began a week-long series of announcements by revealing a boost in funding for more than 20 underfunded frontline services.    Victoria University’s Mauri Ora […]

September 23, 2019

  With the Wellington City Mayoral race in full swing, Salient sat down with both mayoral candidate Conor Hill and incumbent Justin Lester to talk about some of the main focuses of their campaigns. Keep an eye on ^Salient for our interviews with other mayoral candidates in the coming issues. Have there been any significant […]

September 23, 2019

  As part of Sustainability Week, Victoria University has launched a Zero Carbon Plan. The plan aims to make the university a net zero emissions organisation by 2030, with a 20% reduction in gross emissions, and offsetting schemes to make the activities to make up the rest.   The launch of the plan was held […]

September 23, 2019

Samantha Mythen, the Editor of Canta (the University of Canterbury’s student magazine), is fighting for editorial independence. She is alleging that, since her time as Editor, UCSA have stopped her publishing stories that are critical of the students’ association or even of the University itself. Canta must be approved by the University of Canterbury Students’ […]

September 15, 2019

  Many following Salient will know of the series of articles written on the substandard quality of food within Victoria University’s halls of residence, especially Katharine Jermyn hall.   Compass Group is one of the largest food catering companies in the world, with their New Zealand branch being no exception. Along with catering the VUW […]

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