Archive for February, 2005

28/02/05

United Future (UF) launched its “10 Point Plan to Boost Student Support” last Tuesday, including plans to drop the age at which students are means-tested for allowances on their parents’ income from 25 to 20. “It’s not realistic to expect parents to support their children until they are 25,” said UF leader Peter Dunne. Share [...]

28/02/05

Tertiary Education Minister Trevor Mallard indicated that Labour would probably not be making any major changes to its policy regarding student loans. When asked if it was fair that the student accommodation supplement was less than the dole, Mallard said: “The student allowance has never been a full living cost arrangement, it’s always been done [...]

28/02/05

The student loan interest rate will stay at 7% for the year beginning 1 April 2005. The base interest rate (excluding inflation adjustment) has fallen from 5.5% to 4.2%. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

28/02/05

1. Specificity 2. Loquatious Transubstantiate 3. Nope, no more drink for me 4. Sorry, you’re not my type 5. Thanks, but I don’t want to have sex Fine Print in the Kyoto Protocol: 1. No Fat Chicks 2. If all else fails, nuke the whales 3. Reader beware – you’re in for a scare! 4. [...]

28/02/05

Unless you’re a super-duper keen bean who picks up Salient hot off the presses, first thing Monday morning, the second it gets distributed (and if you are, I thank you), by the time you read this, Jamie Foxx will have won the Oscar for Best Actor or not. If he hasn’t, you might not want [...]

28/02/05

The Exterminating Angel, Directed by Luis Bunuel, Mexico 1962 Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

28/02/05

The World Cinema Showcase is a mini-International Film Festival before the big mother. It often includes great films that missed out on the big Festival due to timing or bad luck, or films that are returning. Korea is making some of the most exciting cinema around (admittedly the Asian continent in general is the place [...]

28/02/05

I understand that there will be some people out there who enjoy broken records playing nightmarish karaoke versions of ‘Country Roads’ in equally broken English. These people may even be delighted by the courtship and eventual betrothal of a bookish prepubescent violinmaker and his lonely novelist-girlfriend. So when these perverts get out of prison, they [...]

28/02/05

The Memory of Running, By Ron McLarty, Time Warner Books Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this