Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 33 No. 8. 10 June 1970
A Costly Stunt
A Costly Stunt
Students involved in a stunt during Capping Week have been 'charged' $33 by the Executive.
The stunt concerned involved the placing of an old car at the bottom of the Cable Car. The car was subsequently removed by the City Council.
The Executive met to consider the question of a bill for $$51.50 from the Wellington City Council Transport Department for removal of the car. The Executive moved into committee to discuss the matter.
It was resolved that "this Association advise the Wellington City Corporation Traffic Department that it will meet the costs of the capping incident involving the Cable Car but that we accept no liability or responsibility for the incident."
The Executive also agreed "that the persons involved in the Cable Car stunt be charged $33." The minutes of thee meeting record that "Graeme Sutherland presented a cheque for $33 on behalf of those involved in the stunt."
In attendance at the meeting while it was in committee and given speaking rights were John Mowbray, Graeme Sutherland, Keith Watson, Debbie Wilson, B.W. Edwards, Chris Hamson and G. Shanahan.
Note: We are unable to ascertain why "those involved in the stunt" were "charged" $33. We regret that this news story does not make the matter very clear. Why this should be so is a question which readers might care to address to the members of the Executive, who have considered this and a number of other questions in committee recently and have made it impossible for us to adequately report matters which-in our opinion-need not have been discussed in secret.