Archive for April, 2007

Habana Blues

Habana Blues

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Set in Cuba, Habana Blues follows the story of Ruy, a father of two, whose relationship with his wife is suffering due to his music commitments, and Tito, who can’t wait to get out of his rum-drinking, cigar smoking grandmother’s house and leave Cuba. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Uni Games team set to hold onto Shieldy

Uni Games team set to hold onto Shieldy

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Preparation for Uni Games 2007 is well underway with registrations closing last week. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Pecking Order

Pecking Order

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Number of weapons that have been turned into tools for African farmers by a British nonprofit organisation since 2001 : 2,200 Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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The Young and the Bankrupt

The Young and the Bankrupt

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A report recently released by New Zealand’s Insolvency and Trustee Service shows a massive boom in the number of bankruptcies among twenty-something Kiwis. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Eye On council: Council averts hippy threat with vintage security force

Eye On council: Council averts hippy threat with vintage security force

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Many attendees were disappointed by the University Council’s incredibly boring and cake-less meeting last week. I myself sat next to a Monty Pythonesque ‘70s Dominion Post journalist and only just fought the urge to crumple on the floor for a nap. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Heartbreak: The Political Memoir of a Feminist Militant

Heartbreak: The Political Memoir of a Feminist Militant

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Published in 2002, this is not a new addition to the bookshelves, but one I heartily recommend. Dworkin has published on many areas to do with feminism and women’s experinces in life, some of her titles including Woman Hating, Pornography: Men possessing women, Intercourse, On the continiuing War Against Women, Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post [...]

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To Cry Inside: Love, Death and Prison, the hidden face of the euthanasia debate

To Cry Inside: Love, Death and Prison, the hidden face of the euthanasia debate

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Voluntary euthanasia campaigner Lesley Martin became the target of media frenzy in 2004 when she was sentenced to 15 months in prison for the attempted murder of her terminally ill mother. If you ever had any questions about her life during this time, and what was going through her head, you need only read this [...]

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Council to try raising fees

Council to try raising fees

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VUWSA President likens Council to “16-year-old girls who watch The OC” The University Council last week passed a resolution to support an application to raise fees by 10 percent for the second semester of 2007. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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TradeMe Inconsistencies

TradeMe Inconsistencies

by / April 2, 2007 / [ 22 Comments ]

While Trademe.co.nz presents itself as a politically neutral internet trading post, recent decisions to remove controversial items highlight potential inconsistencies. In an exploration of the moral standards of Trademe, Chris Gibb asks what role Trademe plays in deciding what is acceptable and what isn’t. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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