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Guest Edited Issues

Salient typically teams up with various student associations and community members at Te Herenga Waka to support underrepresented groups within the community. In place of the Salient editor, a Guest Editor is responsible for creating an issue from start to finish. In 2024, we will have six guest edited issues.

Trans Rights

In 2024, a guest-edited issue centred on Trans Rights was published as a response to the increasing hostility and divide towards transgender identities.


For more than a decade, Salient has featured a guest-edited issue by Uni-Q (Queer Students’ Association of Te Herenga Waka). This initiative allows queer students to have a voice and advocate for the issues that matter to them.


Starting in 2023, the Arts issue has been guest edited by our own designer, a tradition that has carried on into 2024. This annual edition also features a centerfold artist competition, with the winning and runner-up pieces being published in the Salient issue.

Immigrant and Refugee

The topic of immigration and refugees was first introduced in 2019 by former Salient editor Janhavi Gosavi. Since then, it has become a recurring guest-edited issue for Salient.

Wan Solwara

The edition's name, Wan Solwara means "one salt water" in pidgin. It is a name given to the Pacific Ocean, which serves as a source of sustenance, shelter, and shared heritage for all Pacific Islanders. This issue is guest-edited by the Pasifika Students' Council, dedicated to celebrating island culture and community.

Te Ao Mārama

Te Ao Mārama is edited by the Ngāi Tauira—Māori Students Association as a guest editor. It has become customary in recent years for the publication to be translated into both English and Māori. Since its debut in 1972, this collaboration has been ongoing for nearly half a century.

If you’d like more information about our guest edited issues, get in touch today.

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