Archive for March, 2010

Key sees me rollin’, he hatin’

Key sees me rollin’, he hatin’

by / March 15, 2010 / No Comments

Government to implement policy targeting younger drivers who are ridin’ dirty No drinking for teen drivers and an extra year of asking parents for rides are some of the changes proposed by Transport Minister Steven Joyce’s new ten-year transport safety strategy. Introduced by the government at the start of this month, Safer Journeys includes a [...]

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Pure New Zealand?

Pure New Zealand?

by / March 15, 2010 / [ 3 Comments ]

The National Party hates whales. Okay, maybe they don’t actually hate whales. Not in the way that I hate banana-flavoured milk, or, alternatively, your face. But the National Party does appear to be encouraging the slaughter of large sea mammals by saying that they’ll seek a “compromise” on whaling. It all went down after International [...]

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Commercial whaling debate takes a new turn

Commercial whaling debate takes a new turn

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Shamu adds New Zealand to dinner menu The New Zealand Government has agreed to a proposal that would see the restart of commercial whaling providing the catchment is reduced within the next 10 years. In an effort to reach a compromise, nations of the International Whaling Commission met in the United States, but diplomatic efforts [...]

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The reverse sweep

The reverse sweep

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The Black Caps have once again proven themselves as more than able challengers of Australia in the shorter form(s) of the game. It is in the test arena, however, that our real problems arise. While the Black Caps seem to have something over the Aussies in the 50-over scene—especially at home—the seemingly terminal frailty of [...]

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Where is Sandy Rankine?

Where is Sandy Rankine?

by / March 15, 2010 / No Comments

Victoria University doesn’t have that many icons. But those we do have tend to be relatively impressive. We have the Hunter Building. It’s old. We can boast Bret and Jemaine, Sir Geoffrey Palmer and John Campbell as former students, but they’re definitely not as cuddly, or furry, as one of Vic’s most-loved icons, Sandy Rankine. [...]

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Ask Candy Badger

Ask Candy Badger

by / March 15, 2010 / No Comments

Meet Candy Badger, Salient’s resident advice guru. If you need any help with relationships, flatting, university or anything else, drop her a line at candy.b.badger@gmail.com. Candy, What would you do if your son was at home, crying out loud on the bedroom floor, ‘Cos he’s hungry, and the only way to feed him is to, [...]

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Here’s something to mull over

Here’s something to mull over

by / March 15, 2010 / No Comments

The spotlight last week has been on online auctions, and the evidence seems to be that people in New Zealand are overwhelmingly stupid. Three items have been picked up by several media sources over the last week, the biggy being $1.2 million worth of missing tax over the last couple of years. Apparently, all those [...]

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Laying Down the Law: dealing with landlords

Laying Down the Law: dealing with landlords

by / March 15, 2010 / No Comments

It’s that time of year—chances are you have recently moved into a new flat, maybe even your first flat. Time for flatwarmings and BBQs. If all goes to plan it can be a problem-free and a fantastic experience. But sometimes it can go very wrong. To avoid the worst of it, it’s important to know [...]

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Ladies, please

by / March 15, 2010 / 1 Comment

Shave or wax? These seemingly simple options can cause quite a stir among the female community. Is shaving too harsh? What about the rash? Doesn’t it hurt getting wax ripped off? And don’t even get me started on the possibility of ingrown hairs. For the slower thinkers out there, I’m talking about vaginas. In particular, [...]

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Schooling the parents

Schooling the parents

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What it’s like to juggle parenthood with a tertiary education “Now the thing about having a baby—and I can’t be the first person to have noticed this—is that thereafter you have it.”—Jean Kerr So the bomb has dropped. That which your parents so patiently warned you about has occurred. You’re a student with a sprog. [...]

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