Archive for May, 2007

Rape

Rape

by / May 28, 2007 / No Comments

Next Friday (June 1) is the Wellington Rape Crisis annual appeal. Aside from urging you to get involved and to donate generously, I feel that it’s relevant to talk about some of the myths surrounding the rape of women. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Enemies

Enemies

by / May 28, 2007 / No Comments

Wednesday 30 May – Sunday 3 June, 7.30 P.M. Studio 77, 77 Fairlie Terrace $12 / $8 Bookings: Theatre@vuw.ac.nz / (04) 463 5221 Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Bjork – Volta

Bjork – Volta

by / May 28, 2007 / No Comments

Equal parts organic, orchestral and extraterrestrial; Volta blends found sounds, string sections and synths in an aesthetically pleasing manner. The album is less abstract than much of Bjork’s recent work, with ships horns, running water and marching feet tying these tracks to the real world. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Live Reviews – Student Battle of the Bands, The Worm, Punchbowl and the Pink Flamingos

Live Reviews – Student Battle of the Bands, The Worm, Punchbowl and the Pink Flamingos

by / May 28, 2007 / No Comments

This week in reviews was rather uneventful. Myself and the VBC’s Doug Téreu were roped into judging the heats for the student battle of the bands on Wednesday night at the Massey Tussock bar, then I checked out the finals on the Friday night. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Vuwsa Constitution to get makeover

Vuwsa Constitution to get makeover

by / May 28, 2007 / No Comments

VUWSA Treasurer Alexander Neilson has announced plans to review the VUWSA Constitution for easier interpretation and relevance to the modern day Students’ Association. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Welfare

Welfare

by / May 28, 2007 / [ 2 Comments ]

You are sitting in a room with 99 other people. A man wearing a fancy suit and looking important walks in. He takes a dollar off each and every one of you. Once he has deducted a fee, he decides that he is going to hand out money to every one in the room on [...]

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What To Do About Prisons: On Greg Newbold’s <em>The Problem of Prisons</em>

What To Do About Prisons: On Greg Newbold’s The Problem of Prisons

by / May 28, 2007 / [ 5 Comments ]

With the opening of a new prison down in Milton, wide-spread furore over Graeme Burton’s rampage on parole, and allegations of corruption in Wellington’s Rimutaka prison, incarceration has been a major focus of the New Zealand media this year. Prisons are so over-filled that 150 inmates are currently being kept in police cells and vans. [...]

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Beer Wisdom

Beer Wisdom

by / May 28, 2007 / [ 2 Comments ]

Beer has an unfair reputation for making you say the dumbest things (“it doshen’t give my opponents muscth time either”). In reality, beer is more likely to make you say a clever thing at completely the wrong moment. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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R.I.P (and Good Bloody Riddance) Jerry Falwell 1933-2007

R.I.P (and Good Bloody Riddance) Jerry Falwell 1933-2007

by / May 28, 2007 / No Comments

Matthew 6:24: “Ye cannot serve both God and Mammon. ”Rev. Jerry Falwell: “Oh yeah? Just watch me.” Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Renting with Ali

Renting with Ali

by / May 28, 2007 / [ 4 Comments ]

Welcome to this new fortnightly column on life as a renter in Wellington. I am a post-grad student here at Vic, and have been renting and flatting for 24 years throughout the North Island. During this time, I have had one or two good landlords and loads of abysmal ones. I have been to the [...]

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