Archive for March, 2008

Presidents’ Column 26 March 08

Presidents’ Column 26 March 08

by / 24/03/08 / [ 6 Comments ]

Free internet and printing? I’ve been getting hassled by a couple of angry politicos about it. “Where’s my free internet and printing Joel? Huh? You’re a fucking liar, you fucking liar”. The level of discussion ends about there, usually. Having said that, there are also some real people out there asking me about it too. [...]

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IMDB: fuck off

IMDB: fuck off

by / 24/03/08 / [ 16 Comments ]

Oh imdb let me name the ways you are ineffectual as a teacher, mother and secret lover. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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VUWSA in $40,000 pickle, suprise suprise

VUWSA in $40,000 pickle, suprise suprise

by / 24/03/08 / [ 21 Comments ]

The VUWSA Exec is facing a revision of its 2008 budget next month following a roughly $40,000 reduction in expected income. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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New Zealand and Turkey sign agreement

New Zealand and Turkey sign agreement

by / 24/03/08 / No Comments

Tertiary Education Minister Pete Hodgson announced that the signing of an educational co-operational agreement between Turkey and New Zealand last week is intended to strengthen the ties between educational institutes and authorities in both countries. Hodgson believes that the agreement is a positive reflection on the New Zealand education system, institutions and academic staff. Share [...]

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The Greatest Lies in Aotearoa’s Politics

The Greatest Lies in Aotearoa’s Politics

by / 24/03/08 / [ 5 Comments ]

4. “Politics and sport should be separate.” Such was Muldoon’s argument in 1981 – but in 1980 his National Government had put immense pressure on competitors to pull out of the Moscow Olympic Games. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Nikki Sixx and Kat Von D get a piece of each others action

Nikki Sixx and Kat Von D get a piece of each others action

by / 24/03/08 / [ 4 Comments ]

So celebrity hook ups are interesting because, well let’s face it, celebrities are interesting, and hook ups are interesting – put the two together and they’re even more interesting. But what makes this particular story so newsworthy is the amount of stuff that’s gone on, online about it. With anything like this you’ll get the [...]

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The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant (Penguin 1999)

The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant (Penguin 1999)

by / 24/03/08 / No Comments

The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant (Penguin, 1999) is Seattle-based sex advice columnist Dan Savage’s autobiographical account of how he and his boyfriend, Terry, adopted a baby. As Savage tells readers, he wrote The Kid partly to fill an empty niche in the gay book market: “Some [...]

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‘Here’s to Future Days’ – Bodega/Room 101, 27-29th March

‘Here’s to Future Days’ – Bodega/Room 101, 27-29th March

by / 24/03/08 / No Comments

If you frequent the Cuba St area, you may have noticed posters proudly displaying a sallow-skinned, acne-covered woman, applying lipstick in the mirror, complete with the bizarre caption “Here’s to Future Days.” What on earth is this all about, I hear you say? Salient Music Co-Editor Sophie Barclay spoke to Bernie Galaxy, the organiser of [...]

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Womad Review

Womad Review

by / 24/03/08 / No Comments

With 400 artists across six stages, there was something at this year’s WOMAD for everyone. Highlights included the much anticipated Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings (USA). Dressed in 60s suits and skinny ties, the Dap-Kings opened the set with a fast-paced funk instrumental, leaving the crowd shouting out for the “Queen of Funk” Sharon Jones. [...]

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The week that wasn’t

The week that wasn’t

by / 24/03/08 / No Comments

Scientists discover new dimension Scientists in Lafayette, Louisiana, this week have discovered a new dimension. Dr. Karl Gruber of the South Louisiana University of Technology (SLUT) said on Monday that “the dimension appears to be situated in a localised area of spacetime, in the approximate vicinity of Britney Spears.” Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to [...]

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