Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 5. 1965.
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During their consultation deadlock was overcome and a compromise reached. Auckland rejoined the ranks of Council
Pressed for reasons for their reluctance to levy more than 2/6 per AUSA student for dues. Auckland Treasurer Woolf said: "We consider that the students of Auckland are getting insufficient from NZUSA."
It was suggested by delegates that this was not the way Auckland should go about reforming the organisation. It would have been better, it was argued, to offer constructive criticism, rather than to say, as Woolf did, that Auckland was sceptical of any benefits derived from NZUSA.
"Auckland has a firm belief that NZUSA has a place in the affairs of students not only in New Zealand but in the world." Auckland President Katavich states in a release isued after the meeting. "It believes that NZUSA should be a functional organisation serving student interests in all fields. The position of NZUSA has in the past tended to deteriorate and thus the cost of maintaining a National body is questionable.
"We believe that Auckland's action at this Easter Council has brought to light the shortcomings of the past NZUSA and that with the new elected officers a constructive basis can be found to warrant the existence of NZUSA.
"The future of NZUSA has been vested in the officers. Auckland will support NZUSA on the grounds that positive formulated plans will be forthcoming and that every constituent contributes of its best in the interests of students." Mr. Katavich concluded.