Archive for July, 2007

The Thomas Oliver Band

The Thomas Oliver Band

by / July 30, 2007 / No Comments

There are three music genres that are making the local charts, getting backing from NZ on Air and filling poster billboards nationwide at the moment: guitar based indie, pop-punk and roots/reggae. But what if, as a musician, your chosen genre isn’t as esteemed in New Zealand? Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Live Review: Nina Nastasia and Jim White – Bodega 20th July

Live Review: Nina Nastasia and Jim White – Bodega 20th July

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Friday’s Nina Nastasia and Jim White show at Bodega was marvellous, showcasing two performers at the height of their craft. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Pecking Order

Pecking Order

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Percentage of New Zealanders over 18 who believe Bain is innocent, according to a recent poll: 66 Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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The Unpolished

The Unpolished

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Pia Marais’ debut film The Unpolished is not so much a snapshot of an idyllic, rambling childhood summer gone slightly awry as an exercise in terrible parenting. Fourteen-year-old Stevie (played brilliantly by Ceci Chuh) lives with her junkie mother, her fresh out of jail father (the almost endearingly deadbeat Birol Ünel from Head On) and [...]

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The Demo Station

The Demo Station

by / July 30, 2007 / 1 Comment

7-9 Monday nights with Kristen and Lisa The Demo Station is a show aimed at getting unsigned local and national artists to send their demos in and get airplay, which the hosts Kristen Patterson and Lisa Brown stress that “even if its just real crap quality,” will be accepted. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to [...]

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Vic does swapsies with Indonesian uni

Vic does swapsies with Indonesian uni

by / July 30, 2007 / 1 Comment

A Memorandum of Understanding signed by Victoria Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) Professor Rob Rabel and Dr Komarudin Hidayat, Rector of Indonesia’s State Islamic University will see the arrival of an Indonesian academic to the School of Government early next year. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Tuli

Tuli

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Watching Tuli is the ultimate dichotomy; you will either be bored as hell or interested beyond measure. I fall into the latter category. In second year, I wrote an essay on the Philippines, concluding that the island nation was perhaps the biggest contradiction I had ever encountered. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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The Age of the Airhead

The Age of the Airhead

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To paraphrase my favourite author, Ayn Rand, the world is perishing from an orgy of airheadedness. To be more precise, two types of dictatorship are destroying the world—the traditional, overtly totalitarian type (Islamo-fascism, communism) … and our own democratic type. Democracy is dictatorship by numbers. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Preserving Mental Health

Preserving Mental Health

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Well, you’re all getting settled in now and you’ve had your easiest week of this trimester, but are you organised? Now’s the time to learn how to keep yourself sane and focused for the rest of the trimester— I myself am trying to devise a plan to keep myself from strangling anyone. I mean, lets [...]

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Hillbillies form militia to thwart the coming apocalypse

Hillbillies form militia to thwart the coming apocalypse

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This week, stories from across the globe have poured into the G.N.M office detailing the brave but vain hopes of communities from across the globe hoping to stem the tide of Zombie death that threatens to engulf the world as we know it. Our valiant reporter David Fletcher Mustaine pulled together this story in a [...]

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