Archive for March, 2008

Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day

by / March 24, 2008 / No Comments

Let’s be very clear – I did not spend all of Saint Patrick’s Day in the pub. I actually spent much of Saint Patrick’s Day in three pubs. That revelation is probably a surprise to absolutely nobody but I have to say that Saint Patrick’s Day is not my favorite drinking day of the year, [...]

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Asbestos found at hostel

Asbestos found at hostel

by / March 24, 2008 / 1 Comment

The discovery and subsequent removal of asbestos appears to have been behind the recent rumours of its use in upgrades at a University hostel. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Matthew Couper’s recent exhibition at the Janne Land Gallery

Matthew Couper’s recent exhibition at the Janne Land Gallery

by / March 24, 2008 / No Comments

It’s All About Whanau / Ex Niholi Sui Et Subjecti, Matthew Couper’s recent exhibition at the Janne Land Gallery, is an autobiographical series covering his recent art residencies. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Asylum – Patrick McGrath

Asylum – Patrick McGrath

by / March 24, 2008 / No Comments

Obsessive love affairs, taboos, psychiatry, art and madness are synonymous with the work of novelist Patrick McGrath. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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New Zealand academics: “You suck Gordon Brown”

New Zealand academics: “You suck Gordon Brown”

by / March 24, 2008 / 1 Comment

New Zealand academics are disappointed with proposed moves by the British Government to restrict their access to visit and work in the UK, describing the plans as “unnecessarily bureaucratic [and] counter-productive”. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Waikato University in multi-million dollar Saudi deal

Waikato University in multi-million dollar Saudi deal

by / March 24, 2008 / No Comments

Interview material with Professor Roy Crawford appears courtesy of the New Zealand Herald. A University of Waikato deal with Saudi Arabia could be worth millions of dollars and involve building a new Saudi university. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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An Interview with Darren Hughes

An Interview with Darren Hughes

by / March 24, 2008 / No Comments

Emma Daken interviews the ginge from Otaki, but fails to find out if Helen did actually adopt him. What did you want to be when you were growing up, and why? Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Rugby Aotearoa – It will get better

Rugby Aotearoa – It will get better

by / March 24, 2008 / No Comments

A wee while back, in a city known as Cardiff, our national sporting team fucked up. After years of planning, an undisclosed sum of money that probably sits between $30-$40 million, a cotton wool club and some bullshit about rotations the All Blacks still didn’t have a player who could dropkick us into the semifinal [...]

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Joseph Stiglitz

by / March 24, 2008 / [ 5 Comments ]

He’s no swashbuckling Romeo, but I could hardly fault John Campbell’s burning desire to propose marriage to Joseph Stiglitz during his brief talk last Friday. Erudite, controlled and surprisingly entertaining, the Nobel Prize winning economist amused large portions of the audience with his pithy observations on the disparities of global wealth distribution. Stiglitz was one [...]

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Acting President’s Column 26 March 08

Acting President’s Column 26 March 08

by / March 24, 2008 / 1 Comment

In this a time of war VUWSA seeks a peaceful solution between Alfs Imperial Army and our associates at Salient. Therefore we propose a series of peaceful talks over a few beverages. Should VUWSA be provoked during these talks however, it will unleash the beast with wrath (Melissa Barnard drunk on rum). Share on Facebook+1 [...]

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