Archive for August, 2006

My Eyes are Bleeding: A week is a long time in news when you actually pay attention

My Eyes are Bleeding: A week is a long time in news when you actually pay attention

by / August 14, 2006 / No Comments

The Antidote There is this fallacy that we will all act like informed individuals in everything we do. That in accordance with some liberal wet dream, at every school council vote, general election and bake sale we will all read up like robo-geeks so that we can all sit back and say that democracy was [...]

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VUSWA Budget

VUSWA Budget

by / August 14, 2006 / [ 8 Comments ]

Last Wednesday the VUWSA executive passed the 2006 budget. The budget passed shows that VUWSA will make a $103,000 deficit for 2006. In 2005 we made a deficit of roughly $100,000. In both 2006 and 2005 the Student Union complex contribution of $175,000 wasn’t charged, and if it had been, our deficit would be closer [...]

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Blind Dating…

Blind Dating…

by / August 14, 2006 / 1 Comment

You know the drill, one boy and one girl, both completely foreign to each other, and one free meal. We hook it up (courtesy of the Establishment and a 200 dollar meal at their fine restaurant), step right out and let love take its course… etcetera. And by love we actually mean subtle character observations [...]

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How Not to… Travel

How Not to… Travel

by / August 14, 2006 / No Comments

It can be hard growing up in New Zealand. One can feel rather harpooned and out of touch from the rest of society in our small island nation. Due to this, many New Zealanders are brimming to the top with wanderlust. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Champion Of The Outcasts

Champion Of The Outcasts

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SALIENT Feature Writer Nicholas Holm talks to graphic novelist Dylan Horrocks about being on the fringe as a comic artist, and what happens when trends go your way. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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All The Money Or The Simple Life, Honey

All The Money Or The Simple Life, Honey

by / August 14, 2006 / [ 2 Comments ]

As the Victoria University Student’s Association grapples with the reality of a large deficit, and increasing demands on a levy that in real terms is shrinking, the axe looms over many VUWSA services. SALIENT Editor James Robinson examines the financial situation and future of VUWSA. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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The Great Univeristy Review: SCS

The Great Univeristy Review: SCS

by / August 14, 2006 / [ 15 Comments ]

I swore to myself I wasn’t going to do this again. I felt kind of bad about it last time, the sort of bad that you feel when you kick a puppy that didn’t deserve it or shout at a baby. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Things That Happened To Everyone’s Spirograph Sets

Things That Happened To Everyone’s Spirograph Sets

by / August 14, 2006 / No Comments

It was enjoyed. A couple of the plastic circles were broken by a sibling. One was lost. The coloured pens ran out of ink. They were thrown out. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Red and Green Man

Red and Green Man

by / August 14, 2006 / 1 Comment

To cross now or not to cross now, that is the question that has flitted through pedestrians’ minds for centuries, and this week’s icons have managed to forge a career out of our indecision at intersections. Back here briefly to plug their new book Find Your Inner Orange Man, I chatted to New Zealand’s most [...]

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The Week in Politics

The Week in Politics

by / August 14, 2006 / No Comments

The defection that isn’t, the prediction that wasn’t, and the threat that couldn’t. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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