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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 11, No. 7. June 23rd, 1948

Hawke's Bay Shaken Again

Hawke's Bay Shaken Again

Napier's mainly a hill
Plus a few people who don't live on it but hope they soon will.
And it's called Bluff at one end
Because of the pretentiousness to which the houses tend.
As elsewhere, the flashest
Are the most fascist.
Napier has had two major upheavals,
The '31 'quake was the lesser of the two evils.
The other was VUC
(That's we).
This invasion was planned
In six trucks very fully manned.
Pius odds and ends like Chloe and props,
And women to demoralise the cops.
The defenders received us with cordiality.
The hospital itself couldn't have shown more hospitality.

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And after we'd slung in the dances (where there was far too much horning in)
They gave us billets with beds to spend the morning in.
Local Commos forgot their homeland north of the Black Sea
As they intoned "Junior Nationalist Rooms" while elegantly reclining in a taxi.
And the beer flowed more or less like wine.
Which was mighty fine.
While a [unclear: haka] party showed that they were all game
To get first taste of the mud at the big ball game.
Well, eventually we got back and dispersed to Karori or Khandallah,
Tired but Vot-thu-halla.

—Napierian Dogarhythm.