Archive for July, 2008

26/07/08

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25/07/08

We all know the media storm that has erupted over the Auckland University Student Association President David Do’s offer of awarding $5000 to any person who performed a citizens arrest for war crimes.  The story has taken the world by storm, and the international media have reacted to it strongly. Its been splashed across the screens of [...]

25/07/08

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23/07/08

I sat down with Sir Roger Douglas, former Labour Party Senior Cabinet Minister, Minister of Finance, founder of the ACT party, current ACT electoral candidate in Hunua and the main proponent of the economic reform policies of ‘rogernomics’ in the 1980′s.  An abridged version will appear in print next week for all those who are too lazy to educate [...]

22/07/08

Conservatism = fun party time! Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

22/07/08

A poll on stuff.co.nz the other day asked readers whether they would be making an effort to use Māori during this week, as it is Māori language week. The options were, YES a little, YES but I won’t go out of my way, NO I’m not good with languages, NO I don’t care. This struck me as odd, because [...]

21/07/08

In a move that may signal an upcoming election promise of a universal student allowance, the government revealed last week that it had considered the cost of implementing such a scheme, with the resulting bill found to be about $728 million. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

21/07/08

As Massey University decides to discontinue the practice of fixing international tuition fees, the introduction of “grandparenting” fees for international students at Victoria appears unlikely with a recent Council report describing the scheme’s potential restoration as “imprudent”. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

21/07/08

Former American Supreme Court judge, Sandra Day O’Connor, will be giving a public lecture at the University’s Pipitea campus this Wednesday evening. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this