Trend report: Sweatshops still in Vogue

Trend report: Sweatshops still in Vogue

This article was originally written for and published by Salient, Issue 9 2017 The Stats A report has revealed New Zealand’s ethical (and not so ethical) fashion companies for 2016, in the wake of ongoing tragedies caused by unsafe working conditions in garment sweatshops. Baptist World Aid, the organisation behind the report, said there are 14.2 [...]

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Protests in Kashmir

Protests in Kashmir

This article was originally written for and published by Salient, Issue 8 2017 In what is being described by Al Jazeera as an “extremely rare occurrence,” students have taken to the streets of central Srinagar, Kashmir, to protest the strict Indian security forces that occupy the city. Since the killing of popular rebel leader Burhan Wani [...]

Abortion, Bill

Abortion, Bill

This article was originally written for and published by Salient, Issue 3 2017 Prime Minister Bill English dismissed recommendations from the Abortion Supervisory Committee (ASC) when he stated on a recent Q+A interview, in response to a question as to whether he was in favour of liberalising abortion laws, “I’m not, and I wouldn’t vote for legislation [...]

Mental Health sector in crisis

Mental Health sector in crisis

This article was originally written for and published by Salient, Issue 2 2017 Systemic issues with mental health service provision in New Zealand have been met with calls to review and better resource the system. The People’s Mental Health Report, published in April, is a crowdfunded and crowdsourced inquiry into the experiences of New Zealanders struggling [...]

Auckland University hates the environment

Auckland University hates the environment

This article was originally written for and published by Salient, Issue 14 2016 The University of Auckland’s (UoA) governing council has opted out of voting on a motion that would have urged their foundation to divest from fossil fuels. Since December last year UoA has been under pressure from students, staff, and alumni to divest from [...]

Iconic trolley buses on track for electric charge

Iconic trolley buses on track for electric charge

This article was originally written for and published by Salient, Issue 8 2016 Wellington’s iconic trolley buses will no longer be retiring in 2017, with a number set to be converted to “plug-in hybrids.” The decision comes following a Generation Zero petition, signed by thousands, calling for Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) to choose the electric [...]