Archive for February, 2011

The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech

by / February 28, 2011 / No Comments

The King’s Speech is set in that overshadowed period of history between WWI and WWII: a simpler time, where wireless communication was a new and exciting invention, and you could wear a top hat without looking like a guitar-playing weirdo. (Slash, you’ve ruined the top hat for everybody!) The film focuses on the Duke of [...]

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New Zealand to Provide Vanuatu With Fast-Acting Relief

New Zealand to Provide Vanuatu With Fast-Acting Relief

by / February 28, 2011 / No Comments

New Zealand will support Vanuatu with $50,000 to assist in recovery efforts after Cyclone Vania in January. Foreign Minister Murray McCully made the announce-ment on 18 February, saying the money would go to the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Vanuatu. “ADRA is a non-Government organisation that has been involved in a number of [...]

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Adoption

Adoption

by / February 28, 2011 / No Comments

Everyone always derides lawyers for being heartless creatures. But the reality couldn’t be further from the truth. While some tax lawyers are undoubtedly drier than the Sahara, the law can’t seem to get enough of love. Legislation is used to regulate almost every facet of our love life. It states the age at which you [...]

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For Goodness’ Sake – An Introduction

For Goodness’ Sake – An Introduction

by / February 27, 2011 / No Comments

I was going to start this entry by apologising for using a disproportionate amount of references to popular culture in what is supposed to be a blog on sustainability; but then I thought that maybe I wouldn’t. Apologise, I mean. Be grateful: I almost called my blog “Living-a-’Good-Life’-does-not-involve-listening-to-an-unpleasant-song-by-One-Republic-but-rather-embracing-a-more-sustainable-lifestyle.” Analyse that. If my life to date [...]

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Fuck Yeah I’m in France – Getting There

by / February 24, 2011 / [ 4 Comments ]

Sometime in May last year I decided that I would quite like to live in France for a while. And that was how, just eight months; several thousand dollars; two interviews; ten application forms; fifty ‘I’ll miss you too’s; one thirty-one-hour plane and five-hour train trip later, I found myself in a little French town [...]

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7th Inning Stretch – A Blog Post on Cricket

by / February 24, 2011 / 1 Comment

Although the years tick over and new seasons come and go, there are always a few things you can count on in the sporting world. These seemingly endless truths are something you can always rely on, no matter how much the world has been kicking you in the balls. The number one thing you can [...]

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Young Mama – How to make yourself more attractive quickly and easily without having to stop eating doughnuts.

by / February 24, 2011 / No Comments

How to make yourself more attractive quickly and easily without having to stop eating doughnuts. Remind yourself as often as possible. Every time you think of it, or feel down about how you look, try to do one of these things instantly- -Sit up straight and roll your shoulders back. Anyone who has seen a [...]

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Salient Tweets the Neon Toga Party

by / February 24, 2011 / [ 3 Comments ]

Orientation kicked off last night with a Neon Toga Party. Salient party master Carlo Salizzo had no choice but report the shit out of it. Read from the bottom up. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Quakes Close Canterbury Campus

by / February 23, 2011 / No Comments

Canterbury University campus is closed until further notice after a violent series of aftershocks hit Christchurch yesterday. The University has advised that no fatalities or serious injuries have been reported on campus. However, aftershocks continue to shudder through Canterbury. All classes will be cancelled for the rest of the week, with students to check back [...]

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REAL TALK – David Attlebro’s The Human Body

by / February 22, 2011 / 1 Comment

“Her body is a temple, I don’t give a fuck, I’m atheist” – Earl Sweatshirt The human body is a bizarre and complex thing. But if you take away the skin, all you are left with is a gross pile of mushy organs, stringy veins, and this red goo which is really hard to wash [...]

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