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What's Coming Up At Vic?

The Victoria University of Wellington Students' Association has plenty of events coming up over the next few months, and we're keen to get as many people involved as we can, so please feel free to forward this email on to everyone you know.

Annual General Meeting Wednesday 15 August 2001, 12.30pm, University Quad As well as being presented with the Annual Report and appointing the auditors and solicitors for next year, this year's AGM has some exciting resolutions on the agenda for discussion. Education Vice-President Nick Henry has put forward a resolution to re-create the Student Representative Council, which was a huge part of University life back in the 60s and 70s, and student Neale Jones has put forward resolutions to make the position of Salient Editor elected rather than appointed. We'll also be debating an increase in the levy for 2002, and some other minor constitutional tidy-up motions.

Soapbox Series: Laila Harre Thursday 16 August 2001, 12noon, Meeting Room One This week VUWSA kicks off the first of our new soapbox series of political forums. Minister of Women's and Youth Affairs Laila Harre will be speaking on campus during the lunch break this Thursday. All welcome.

Market Day on Campus Wednesday 22 August 2001, 11am-2pm, Quad A market day with an environmental bent. As part of "Wild Week", VUWSA has organised a market day with a difference. There will be a variety of stalls in the Quad from 11am-2pm. Anyone interested in running a stall should contact Catherine at VUWSA on (04) 473 8566 or email catherine.belfield-baines@vuw.ac.nz

Meet the Mayoral Candidates Wednesday 12 September, 12noon, Meeting Room One The local body elections are just around the corner, so VUWSA has organised a forum for students to quiz the Wellington mayoral candidates on their plans and vision for Wellington. Thus far we can confirm that John Morrison, Stephanie Cook, Andy Foster, Kerry Prendergast, and Rob Goulden will all be attending. We are still waiting on replies from the other candidates.

Soapbox Series: Winston Peters Thursday 20 September, 12noon, Venue TBC Winston's back and he wants your vote! Come and hear one of parliaments most colourful politicians speak right here on campus.

The DIVA's Film Awards Thursday 27th September & Friday 28th September The annual student film making contest is back with a vengeance. Come and see what weird, wacky and wonderful creations the budding directors, producers and actors among us have come up with this year. Screenings will be held here in the Memorial Theatre. Check Salient for more information.

Soapbox Series: Richard Prebble Wednesday 3rd October, 12noon, Meeting Room Three He used to be MP for Wellington Central, but having lost the seat to Marian Hobbs at the 1999 general election, Richard Prebble now focuses his attention on leading the ACT party. Come along and hear what advice he has to give to students in the new millennium.

Battle of the Bands 3rd October to 5th October The Annual Victoria University Battle of the Bands has been growing from strength to strength in recent years. Come along and hear what your fellow students have to offer. Heats will be held in Eastside Bar right here on campus.

Soapbox Series: Sue Bradford Thursday 11 October, 12noon, Meeting Room One Sue Bradford has a long history of activism and defending the rights of the unemployed, and during 2000 was parliaments most vocal campaigner for restoring the Emergency Unemployment Benefit to students over summer. Come along and hear Sue speak about being Green and being in Parliament.

Soapbox Series: John Tamihere and Willie Jackson Tuesday 16 October, 12noon, Venue TBC Speaking of making waves, these two men have been outspoken within their parties when it comes to Maori issues since they were both elected in 1999. Seen by many as the new faces of Maori in parliament, John Tamihere and Willie Jackson will be taking some time away from the hotbed of parliament to speak to Vic students.

For more information on any of these events, contact one of the following people: Soapbox Series: Chris Hipkins, VUWSA President DIVAs and Battle of the Bands: Chris McLoughlin, Campus Activities Coordinator Wild Week and Market Day: Catherine-Belfield Haines, Clubs Officer

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