Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 39, No. 1, March 1, 1976
John Blincoe was also at the centre of the discussion on the proposed New Zealand National Union of Students because of his position as chairman of the NUS working party. The working party bombed out when the Student Teachers' Association (STANZ) pulled out, which may be have been a blessing in disguise, for it seems that this year's National Executive is not particularly interested in national working parties.
There was general agreement from all members of the executive about the need for an NUS because of the contradictions that NZUSA ran into with STB. its international contacts, and its bursary submission, when it found itself having to negotiate for all tertiary institutions.
Gyles Beckford emphasised that any moves towards an NUS must come from below and they would not make progress 'until an individual student at Vic understood what he had in common with one at training college'.
After further discussion it was decided to ask John Blincoe (the individual as compared with the NZUSA president) to write a discussion paper for members of National Executive on his personal views on the formation of an NUS.