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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 9. 1965.

New Clubs

New Clubs

As a direct result of this, plans have been made to form Science Clubs at Massey and Auckland— universities which to date have no common meeting ground or spokesman for science students.

In spite of formidable problems regarding constitution and finance, it is hoped to form a New Zealand National Science Faculty Association (akin to that in Australia) within the next 18 months to handle future conference arrangements, to encourage exchange of science students and correspondence with other countries, and to facilitate meetings of students within New Zealand. A second conference will be held at Canterbury University next year, and in the meanwhile a newssheet will keep the universities in touch.

The cost of the conference exceeded £700. Half of this was paid by the delegates themselves and half by donations from University, DSIR student and commercial organisations. The committee would like to record their gratitude to the above organisations whose very generous support made the conference possible, and contributed greatly to its success.

It is appropriate to record here our debt to the National Science Faculty Association of Australia. Our conference was a direct result of their invitation in 1964 to four New Zealand students to attend the Canberra Ansfa conference. We were glad to welcome to Wellington their representative, Miss Rosalind Russell, and hope that Australia and New Zealand will continue to exchange delegates in the interests of international cooperation and the advancement of science.

The conference is indebted, too, to the speakers who went to personal inconvenience, gave much time and thought, and in some cases travelled considerable distances to address delegates.