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).
Archive for April, 2008
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, […]
These are the two sides of an A4 peace of paper I picked up from the march before it left Pipitea campus.
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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.