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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. [Volume 39, Issue 8. April 1976]


Victoria HART is again strong after a successful Annual General Meeting held before Easter.

The VUWSA Halt All Racist Tours Movement, with nearly 400 members, is the largest club on campus, and has during the last six years probably been the most successful in mobilising large numbers of students in debate and action against oppression, whether it be in New Zealand or in a foreign country such as South Africa.


However like all issue-centred movements, HART virtually went out of business with the advent of the third Labour Government in 1972. Just as large numbers of students were rallying behind the HART banner to stop the Springbok Rugby Tour of New Zealand, Norman Kirk cancelled it and pulled the rug out from under HART's feet.

Since the start of HART's new era of activity (things were pretty quiet for up to a year after the tour cancellation) the efforts of the national movement have been concentrated on building up a mailing list with the general aim of rallying as much grass-roots support as possible.