Archive for August, 2008

Monteith’s Turns 140

Monteith’s Turns 140

by / August 11, 2008 / No Comments

While many of the brewers in the big commercial plants are quite happy to do the same thing over and over again (a bit like maths students), most craft brewers have very short attention spans and are always looking for something new to interest them (just like sociology students). Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to [...]

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Dude what’s with bicycles

Dude what’s with bicycles

by / August 11, 2008 / No Comments

Bikes are pretty cool things. They allow you to get from one place to another faster than you could by walking! This is cool. And they are all green and friendly and all that. Plus, they are pretty fun to ride. All of this adds up to bikes: positive. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to [...]

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Predicting Rainfall: Modelling Weather in the Waikato

Predicting Rainfall: Modelling Weather in the Waikato

by / August 11, 2008 / 1 Comment

Stacey Dravitzki is studying towards a PhD in meteorology looking at predicting short and long term weather patterns in the Waikato. Her research is funded by Mighty River Power Ltd, and predicts rainfall. Her research is teamed with a second researcher, who models how rainfall affects the level of the Waikato River. Share on Facebook+1 [...]

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Please Don’t Vote

Please Don’t Vote

by / August 11, 2008 / [ 8 Comments ]

I read a heart touching story the other day in the Taranaki Daily News about a group of hairdressers who had made it their goal to get everyone they knew enrolled and ready to vote come election time. One part of me smiled because democracy is all about getting involved and voting, but the other [...]

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Loneliness…Building Relationships

Loneliness…Building Relationships

by / August 11, 2008 / No Comments

If you are experiencing loneliness – you are not alone! A recent survey showed that 25% of all adults experience painful loneliness at least every few weeks. Incidence among secondary and tertiary students is even higher. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Album: N*E*R*D – Seeing Sounds

Album: N*E*R*D – Seeing Sounds

by / August 11, 2008 / No Comments

As a huge fan of the single ‘She Wants to Move’, I jumped at the chance to listen to and review the new N*E*R*D album, Seeing Sounds. However, I must say I was a little disappointed. There was nothing new here, nothing interesting except a whole load of repetitive sound-alike songs. With repeated listening it [...]

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Album: SideKickNick – Miscellaneous Adventures

Album: SideKickNick – Miscellaneous Adventures

by / August 11, 2008 / No Comments

Who would have thought that a total mix-mash flip-flop collaboration of every notion, instrument, tone and mood could come together and actually work? Not only work, but fucking blow your mind. Auckland based SideKickNick AKA: Nick Buckton is the new shit. His album Miscellaneous Adventures is exactly that, an adventure. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post [...]

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Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone

Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone

by / August 11, 2008 / No Comments

Directed by Hideaki Anno If you’re making a film based upon a pre-existing series, it helps if the series is awesome. Hideaki Anno really couldn’t have screwed this one up if he’d tried. But compared to the epic radness of the original he hasn’t exactly outdone himself either. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet [...]

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Report finds students enjoy a change of scenery

Report finds students enjoy a change of scenery

by / August 11, 2008 / No Comments

The Ministry of Education has recently released a report studying the different routes that New Zealand students took in attaining tertiary qualifications and the impact of this variation on the overall tertiary sector. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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$95 million govt fund for uni investment launched – Keg party at Walshie’s!

$95 million govt fund for uni investment launched – Keg party at Walshie’s!

by / August 11, 2008 / No Comments

The government has launched a multi-million dollar fund for tertiary education institutions (TEIs), aimed at helping to fund capital investments within the institutions. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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