Archive for August, 2010

New Balls, Please: Sporting Disasters

New Balls, Please: Sporting Disasters

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Littering sports reports with metaphors of war is fairly commonplace. However, there’s no disputing the fact that actual disasters have occurred on and off the field of play. Some have been outright tragic, such as the Hillsborough Disaster of 1989; the crowd crushing close to 100 people marked the end of terraces in stadiums. Motor [...]

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The Black Caps

The Black Caps

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The Black Caps embark on a tri-series against Sri Lanka and India this month on the back of the recent naming of the year’s contracted players list. As per usual, the makeup of the list was not without controversy. Five changes have been made to last season’s twenty, with a number of star rookies making [...]

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Fish pie

Fish pie

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Fish pie is an easy recipe, and if made with salmon, it is an easy way to get more omega-3 oils into your diet. It’s also a good way to use up canned fish you have lying around in your cupboard. While it’s usually made with unflavoured fish, using cans of flavoured fish could add [...]

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How to do your supermarket shopping

How to do your supermarket shopping

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We all need to be weaned off the habit of just ‘ducking in’ to the supermarket because, you know, there’s no food at all for dinner and tonight (for once) you will actually be cooking and eating dinner at home. So I’ve put together a few tips—this is what we did when we decided to [...]

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Label: Mole Music

Label: Mole Music

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Age: 4 (ish) Salient Picks: Sharpie Crows, DHDFDs, Rifles, Nevernudes, Deer Park… fuck, all of them Website: molemusiconline.net After a brief hiatus, the series of pieces on New Zealand record labels has returned. This week I talked to Sam Walsh, of Auckland-based Mole Music, who are responsible for bands such as Nevernudes, ex-Wellingtonians Sharpie Crows, [...]

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Pashin’ on campus

Pashin’ on campus

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When I was home visiting ma and pa in Hamilton over the holidays, I saw the best movie ever. Like, the best movie ever. It was just so good. So bad it was so good. Actually, it wasn’t even a movie. Just something I thought of. It could be a movie. But maybe probably shouldn’t [...]

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The Accidental Billionaires: The founding of Facebook

The Accidental Billionaires: The founding of Facebook

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Ponder this spine-chilling thought: if two geeky Harvard undergrads had gotten enough sex at uni, Facebook may never have happened. Thank you social hierarchy, thank you! Because Facebook rules. Even your gran has it. And while I’m sure she appreciates the profanity-laden status updates and classy post-town Maccas photos, we all know that without Facebook, [...]

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How to Survive a Catastrophic Disaster

How to Survive a Catastrophic Disaster

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It finally happened. The ‘big one’ hit/there was a huge tidal wave/there was a catastrophic storm. Miraculously, you survived the initial onslaught of God’s vengeance, but running water is going to be out and power will probably be much the same—so no showers and no straightening your hair. What do you do now? Luckily, the [...]

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The Absence of Hope: Reconstructing Haiti

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Salient feature writer Paul Comrie-Thomson takes a look at the relief efforts and aid failures in Haiti, six months after the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck. The Caribbean nation of Haiti was rocked on Tuesday 12 January this year by a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake, centred just 25 kilometres west of the impoverished nation’s capital [...]

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