Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume. 34, Number 14. July 21, 1971
Briefly the following was done:
(a) Eligibility regulations were amended to enable any person enrolled at University who had paid his Studass fee, and is a competing member of his club to play for his University at Easter and Winter Tournments. The academic requirements were however retained for eligibility for N.Z.U. teams and Blues, namely that a student must be enrolled in and attending at least six hours of lectures, tutorials and practicals per week. The reasoning behind this change is that it enables all enrolled at Universites to compete in the internal Tournaments but still requires them to be "full time" students to be included in N.Z.U. teams for tours overseas. Australia has made noises about the teams not comprising full time students and would probably not accept a team from N.Z.U. made up of people who were perhaps doing 2 hours of university work per week.
(b) Waikato joint Campus Council applied for admittance to N.Z.U., the Council being comprised of University and Teacher's college students. The main hang up was that they wanted their Teacher's college students to be eligible for N.Z.U. teams which they wouldn't be unless they were doing a minimun amount of time at University.
While the eligibility regulations as amended will enable students of the Council to attend Tournament they exclude them from N.Z.U. teams & blues unless they comply with the academic qualification. Waikato made an application to join on these conditions, subject to approval by their S.G.M.