Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 13, No. 4. March 23rd, 1950
In all sports there is a Blues selection Committee which makes the nominations to the Panel. In the majority of cases these committees are perfectly capable of judging a decent standard for all of New Zealand and not just for the centre in which they are situated. Once the Panel is convinced of their judgments, their recommendations are passed in toto. If, however, the standard recommended is too low or too high then the Panel must do the levelling with the co-operation of the Selection Committee or its representatives.
The Panel may ask the Selectors as to why some recommendations were made or some were not made and, if necessary, the Panel can ask the Sports Councils to make further, recommendations if it is felt that others should have been made. Anyone has the right to know whether he or she was recommended for a Blue, but the reasons for any awards, or the lack of same, are not public property. Any responsible body may appeal to the Panel for reconsideration of their verdict. This will be done either by correspondence, or at the following Tournament, or at other times if it is felt necessary to call a meeting.