Archive for March, 2008

March 24, 2008

Directed by Pete Traus Vantage point has been described as having a ‘high-concept premise,’ and this would be true if the writer meant ‘premise that is fucking stupid‘. Its premise is so improbable and flawed that the fact it’s also poorly executed and far too light on the intrigue should come as no surprise. Thrillers […]

March 24, 2008

-The Poet, Tower Voices and NZ String Quartet, Town Hall, February 24 -Landscapes, Stephen De Pledge, Ilott Theatre, February 27 -Resonances, NZSO, Michael Fowler Centre, March 1

March 24, 2008

Directed by Doug Liman Jumper is a rather shit scifi action movie. It tells the story of David Rice, who finds out as a teenager he has the ability to teleport when he falls through thin ice and saves himself by miraculously appearing in his local library. Following this revelation, Rice runs away from home […]

March 24, 2008

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, […]

March 24, 2008

The discovery and subsequent removal of asbestos appears to have been behind the recent rumours of its use in upgrades at a University hostel.

March 24, 2008

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.

March 24, 2008

Obsessive love affairs, taboos, psychiatry, art and madness are synonymous with the work of novelist Patrick McGrath.

March 24, 2008

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”.

March 24, 2008

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.