Archive for April, 2008

The P word

The P word

by / 29/04/08 / [ 8 Comments ]

Tonight I attended the Business Roundtable forum on Policy — where the question of privatisation was specifically addressed. There were three speakers, Roger Kerr (of the NZBRt), Grant Robertson (Labour Wellington Central Candidate), and Dr. Roderick Deane (Former state services commissioner, and ex boss of three out of four of NZ’s best companies). Share on [...]

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Seeing as we are on the topic of Chineese nationalism…

Seeing as we are on the topic of Chineese nationalism…

by / 28/04/08 / [ 2 Comments ]

Check out this propaganda video the Chinese made of their first nuclear test in 1964. Its a clip taken from the documentary film “Trinity and Beyond” — an account of American and Soviet nuclear testing since World War 2 (narrated by William Shatner). Lets hope that things have changed since then, cause if they haven’t, [...]

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Leaflet from pro-Olympics rally

by / 28/04/08 / 1 Comment

These are the two sides of an A4 peace of paper I picked up from the march before it left Pipitea campus. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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The Man That Lovelock Couldn’t Beat

The Man That Lovelock Couldn’t Beat

by / 28/04/08 / No Comments

At times, with theatre, you can tell that a certain duo is going to produce a great play. With just a brief glance over a poster or flyer, you can see that the names on it are a stamp of quality. With The Man That Lovelock Couldn’t Beat, the names Dean Parker and Conrad Newport [...]

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The Singularity

The Singularity

by / 28/04/08 / No Comments

“We are a collection of atoms. That is all. That’s all.” On leaving Bats after seeing The Singularity, the impression I had was of a play, and a group of actors, who took themselves very seriously. It was a sober piece; characters spoke gravely about the speed of light, black holes and God. The Deep [...]

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Notes on the world Cinema Showcase

Notes on the world Cinema Showcase

by / 28/04/08 / No Comments

Margot at the Wedding American indie movies can be great in that they are liberated from Hollywood happy endings, moral overtones, wooden big-name acting and implausible plots. However, they can also be pretentious, deliberately idiosyncratic, and as realistically boring as real life. Thankfully, Margot at the Wedding avoids these potential pitfalls. Neurotic, destructive Margot (Nicole [...]

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Album Review – Shihad – Beautiful Machine

Album Review – Shihad – Beautiful Machine

by / 28/04/08 / [ 9 Comments ]

“Let Me See Ya Fuckin’ Think!” Fuck Shihad rock. And I’m sorry but I saw this coming. After releasing the most important album of their career, Love is the New Hate (LitNH) with incredible success in 2005 – an album which saw the band not only return to the name ‘Shihad’ but to their heavy [...]

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Catering Chaos

Catering Chaos

by / 28/04/08 / [ 14 Comments ]

A quick report into the future of food on campus There are a lot of things more delicious than an overpriced tepid meat pie on a cold Wednesday afternoon. One would be a hot meat pie. Another would be a reasonably priced meat pie, at any temperature. That’s a big ask. Finding a yummy morsel [...]

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Vic Students win Uni Games

Vic Students win Uni Games

by / 28/04/08 / No Comments

Victoria University has taken away the top honour at this year’s University Games, the first time the team has triumphed in the tournament away from home. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Motel owners clearly have not been inside a student flat

Motel owners clearly have not been inside a student flat

by / 28/04/08 / [ 3 Comments ]

Allegations made by Rotorua motel owners that Victoria University students attending this year’s University Games trashed motel rooms and left rooms full of vomit and alcohol have been described as an overreaction by students and Games organisers, who say the claims have been “exaggerated to an amazing extent.” Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet [...]

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