Archive for May, 2007

May 28, 2007

Vic biotechnology researcher Dr David Ackerley has been awarded $388,000 in funding from the Cancer Society for research into bacterial enzymes.

May 28, 2007

Wellington-based photographer Sean Aickin is currently exhibiting some of his best live gig photos of New Zealand bands at the San Fran Bathhouse, in an exhibition called Sounds Like a Blur .

May 28, 2007

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.

May 28, 2007

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

May 28, 2007

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.

May 28, 2007

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.

May 28, 2007

VUWSA Treasurer Alexander Neilson has announced plans to review the VUWSA Constitution for easier interpretation and relevance to the modern day Students’ Association.

May 28, 2007

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 […]

May 28, 2007

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.