Archive for June, 2008

26/06/08

Victoria University have decided to proceed with the planned culling of 22 out of the Department of Education’s 141 academic positions, and 7 of its 41 administrative positions. This despite 204 submissions from staff and students, almost all opposed to the extent of the cuts. Association of University Staff are fucked off, saying that the [...]

25/06/08

The latest bank note issue from the Zimbabwean reserve bank. With inflation currently at over at 100,580.2 percent its no wonder Morgan Tsvangirai pulled out of the election. That, and the fact that Mugabe’s revolutionary guard were probably trying to kill him… But I put it to our dear readers, if there was ever a [...]

23/06/08

Some crazy shit has gone down recently in politics so here is some of it in no particular order: Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

19/06/08

Did anyone one else notice the similarity between convicted con man Stephen Mark Rielly, who has just got put back in gaol, and Stephen Root, the guy who played Milton Waddams in Office Space. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

18/06/08

Back in April, the Public Health Bill caused a minor stir when the Commonwealth Press Union’s Media Freedom Committee said it was afraid Section 81 of the Bill could be used to restrict media reporting of suicides and alcohol and food issues. Section 81 grants the Director-General of Health the power to “issue a code [...]

18/06/08

During the mid year break I have decided to flagellate myself by attending VUWSA executive meetings every Wednesday. Urgh, I’m a masochist. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

16/06/08

Peter Dunne was interviewed by scoop’s political editor, and former listener journalist Gordon Campbell. Campbell is obviously no friend of Dunne, his intro to the piece is scathing. But perhaps this is to be expected from a journalist who worked as a media officer for the Green Party in 2007. That being said, he is [...]

12/06/08

The police have announced early this morning that they have apprehended three men concerning the murder of Navtej Singh. Its great to hear that the police have acted quickly on this, however there have been some cries of police barbarism in thier efforts to locate these vile people. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet [...]

09/06/08

Well I thought it was pretty funny. (Click on the post title to see the pic, this fucking outdated wordpress wont let me show them on the front page.) Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this