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Issue 25

Cover Story

Best O’ The Year

By Salient | Mon, 15 Oct 07 | 1 comment

While sipping champagne and eating cake at the Salient Tea Party last week, a few of the Salient crew reminisced about the moments of ‘07 that have touched us deeply. In an exclusive and frank review of the year, we’d like you to journey back with us to the mighty year of the boar.


Other features in this issue:

Things No One Ever Tells You About The Economy

By Billy the dancing moose | Mon, 15 Oct 07 | 9 comments

It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. - Henry Ford

EACH day we are told that we must obey as the economy - or rather, her priests, the economists - dictates. It is claimed our wellbeing as a nation mainly rests upon our economic health. But almost no one understands how the economy works. The proof of this is simple: if everyone understood how the economy actually works, it would stop working instantly - because we would refuse to continue doing as we are, and the economy relies upon our belief in it to function. More

Music Pages Wrap Up

By Stacey Knott | Mon, 15 Oct 07 | 4 comments

It’s over! No more incessant ramblings about awesome albums/the state of my hearing/ my revulsion at the “Wellington Sound”/angry critiques of bands that should not be allowed near recording equipment! Oh, and much to the delight of a few ‘fans’, no more misplaced apostrophes, made up words or severely miss-spelt ones! More

Year of the Boar: 2007 In Review

By Tristan Egarr | Mon, 15 Oct 07 | 1 comment

2007 has been the year in which Britney Spears finally became too tragic to make satire out of (for what would be the point?). A year in which scientists decided that even if one or two Baiji dolphins remain in the Yangtze river, they are now too hidden by mud and the noise of propellers to be found. A year in which our government both opened a big fuck off motorway through Wellington and announced a “carbon trading” scheme seemingly designed to allow energy companies to charge more for hydroelectricity and claim this increase prevents carbon emissions.
A year in which we got one year closer to 2012.


The end. Laura McQuillan
16 October, 2007, 1:58 pm

One week of VUWSA dreams to go Laura McQuillan
4 October, 2007, 8:58 pm

A-Team suffers defeat en-masse.. Laura McQuillan
28 September, 2007, 9:16 pm

12 September, 2007, 5:11 pm

Another exec member gone.. Laura McQuillan
15 August, 2007, 11:42 am

Give me my fucking money back Nicola Kean
11 July, 2007, 3:29 pm


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By Steve Nicoll | Mon, 15 Oct 07 | 2 comments

This week you are holding the last Salient of 2007, where we summarise the highs and lows of the Salient year. My vision for Salient was always to increase the level of radicalism, and while I know that’s meant at times it’s been a serious read, I don’t apologise. More

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By Salient | Mon, 15 Oct 07 | No comments

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The Long Goodbye

By Geoff Hayward | Mon, 15 Oct 07 | 12 comments


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Queer Highlights of 2007

By Pachali Brewster | Mon, 15 Oct 07 | No comments

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