Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 13, No. 4. March 23rd, 1950
What is an NZU Blue? As said above it is an award for individual merit in sport and its rating according to the Panel is such as to place it second only to a New Zealand Blazer—i.e. slightly higher than that of a good provincial rating. To qualify for the award of an NZU Blue a person must at least be up to the standard expected of "a good provincial side." Circumstances make this guide fairly elastic, and it is the job of the Panel to compare the particular sport with the general level of that sport throughout the whole of New Zealand. No comparison can be made between one sport and another. The badge on the pocket denotes the sport, and we leave it at that. Other secondary factors besides Tournament competition come into consideration—past performances and sportsmanship—although the actual Tournament play must necessarily be the prime' determining factor.