Archive for May, 2008

College of Education staff and students protest “slash and burn” staff cuts

College of Education staff and students protest “slash and burn” staff cuts

by / 26/05/08 / [ 5 Comments ]

Staff and students from Victoria University’s College of Education gathered at their Karori campus to protest proposed cuts to staff and resources, describing the plans as being “entirely without justification.” Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Pipitea campus students: Time to pot up some seedlings

Pipitea campus students: Time to pot up some seedlings

by / 26/05/08 / No Comments

After two successful events at Midland Park on Lambton Quay, Downtown EcoTherapy (DET) is giving students at the University’s Pipitea campus the opportunity get their hands in the soil and do their part to replant the planet this week. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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A Tale As Old As Time

A Tale As Old As Time

by / 26/05/08 / [ 9 Comments ]

A long time ago, when the world was still flat, it was home to People Who Believed. They believed through droughts, storms and frozen nights. Later, they believed despite threats of eternal damnation and torturous death for their refusal to renounce those beliefs. Or rather, as in many cases, for the demonstration of very similar [...]

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Vic triumphs in debating again

Vic triumphs in debating again

by / 26/05/08 / No Comments

Victoria’s debating teams dominated last weekend’s Novice Championships in Hamilton, coming away with the top prize and retaining the prestigious McLeod Trophy for the third year running. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Gap between New Zealand and Australia continues to grow

Gap between New Zealand and Australia continues to grow

by / 26/05/08 / No Comments

The Australia Federal Budget released last week shows that New Zealand universities are lagging behind their Australian counterparts in both resources and academic pay. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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New Beers in Wellington

New Beers in Wellington

by / 26/05/08 / No Comments

These days, twenty dollars won’t even buy you a t-shirt to wear to the graduation ceremony. However, it was the price of admission to the 2008 Wellington Food Show and most people there seemed to be getting plenty of value for their money. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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North-ward, Ho!

North-ward, Ho!

by / 26/05/08 / No Comments

I could tell by the expressions of utter pleasure on the faces of the boys/girls on the poster that this play would be a winner, and it certainly did not disappoint! North-ward Ho, THEA 302’s major production for the year, was a fun and at times outlandish play about sexual misconduct and adultery, Share on [...]

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New World Order

by / 26/05/08 / [ 20 Comments ]

In 2003, China, India, Brazil and South Africa led a walkout of developing nations from the WTO’s Cancun talks, in protest at the developed world’s trade-distorting agricultural subsidies. Pissed off at having the global economy dictated to them by the West, the Rest finally decided they don’t want to take our shit lying down anymore. [...]

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Album Review: Ben Lee – Ripe

Album Review: Ben Lee – Ripe

by / 26/05/08 / 1 Comment

Ripe is supposedly the culmination of 3 years of song-writing from the radio-rock loving, Claire Danes-dating, earnest self-indulgent album cover photo-taking, one-time musical boy genius Aussie Ben Lee. The 12 tracks here were apparently whittled down from over 80. 80? 80 of these bloody insipid tracks existed at one point?! Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post [...]

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Salient – Top 5 Diseases for the 21st Century:

Salient – Top 5 Diseases for the 21st Century:

by / 26/05/08 / 1 Comment

1. Dysmemia: inability to find internet culture amusing. 2. Vodaphobia: possession of a Telecom mobile. 3. Hypochondrocoelia: delusions of food allergies. 4. Homosexuality: inability to conceive. 5. Depression: see above. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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