Archive for May, 2010

Uther Dean. Drinks tea. Nods sagely.

by / May 31, 2010 / [ 3 Comments ]

Horoscopal predictions for the week starting on the 31st of May. As a growing, glowing impasse is building between between me and the stars, I am turning to other forms of divination. If you skepflicks and doubters make head shake that I was all night up look in my future know you have to big [...]

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Vic being helfpul

Vic being helfpul

by / May 31, 2010 / No Comments

Quite a nice idea actually Victoria University is offering a lifeline to research projects devastated by the Chilean earthquake. To ensure scientific research can continue following the earthquake in Chile, Victoria is offering six four-month fellowships to Chilean scientists. “Scientists have lost samples they had been collecting for many years, and we understand that in [...]

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Victoria wins New Zealand Universities Blues

Victoria wins New Zealand Universities Blues

by / May 31, 2010 / No Comments

Non-traditional sports get traditional awards Six students at Victoria University of Wellington are the latest recipients of the coveted New Zealand Universities Blues awards for sporting achievements. Victoria University students Phillip Drew and Aiken Hakes received the NZU Blue for outstanding achievements in croquet, while Lizzie Ingham was recognised for her performances in orienteering. Ella [...]

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The boys of summer have gone

The boys of summer have gone

by / May 31, 2010 / 1 Comment

It’s officially winter, boys and girls. It’s fucking shit. Look outside. No sun, no warm, no comfy. The sky is grey and the ground is wet, so you better check the tread on your shoes. Otherwise you’ll fall over heaps. Everyone is constantly in a bad mood. Look at their faces. Oh wait, you can’t [...]

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Former Salient News Ed finds something to do

Former Salient News Ed finds something to do

by / May 31, 2010 / [ 2 Comments ]

“De-liver me from this peg, friend.” For Romeo, parting was such sweet sorrow. For a 25-year-old Wellington man and a single yellow clothes peg, parting is a joy unto itself. Former Salient News Editor Michael Oliver has launched The De-Liver Me From Pegs Sale. Inspired by the efforts of Canadian Kyle MacDonald, who traded up [...]

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Overskirt

Overskirt

by / May 31, 2010 / No Comments

One small step out of the taxi to my new Kelburn home and my ice skater dress is already above my ears. It helps that builders, who are wearing the same boots I have on, are commenting nearby. I should have learnt from such a traumatic entrance. The next day I entertain motorists while at [...]

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Eye on Exec

Eye on Exec

by / May 31, 2010 / 1 Comment

Last week I walked in to the exec meeting to discover a surprise prepared for me by Max Hardy. Throwing aside my journalistic integrity I delightfully accepted my very own media table! It had a sign and everything, and took the president approximately five minutes to write and print, thus fulfilling 40 per cent of [...]

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The semantics of fairness: Budget 2010

The semantics of fairness: Budget 2010

by / May 31, 2010 / [ 2 Comments ]

Salient writer Paul Comrie-Thomson takes a closer look at the recently announced Budget, and some of the meanings behind all the jargon used by politicians and what effect of the much-lauded tax cuts may have on Kiwis. The actual contents and impact of the government’s annual Budget are often difficult for the average Joe to [...]

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New Zealand fantasy getaway holiday vacation, nice!

New Zealand fantasy getaway holiday vacation, nice!

by / May 31, 2010 / 1 Comment

I went to Westport on a school trip when I was 16. I was inspired. The clock tower. The rain. The clock tower. The mini golf. The clock tower. The clock tower. It’s getting on 10 o’clock. And it’s dark out y’all. I’m sure all the citizens of Westport are tucked up safely in bed [...]

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How to be poor

by / May 31, 2010 / [ 12 Comments ]

You’re a student. You’re poor. Want to tell me about it? Oh yes, things are hard. Your power bill is so high, and you’re so cold. You can’t afford to eat properly, food is so expensive these days with the GST or something. You need to study so much you don’t have time for a [...]

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