Archive for March, 2011

Politics With Paul – The Welfare Working Group

Politics With Paul – The Welfare Working Group

by / March 7, 2011 / No Comments

J ust hours before the recent devastating Christchurch earthquake, the Welfare Working Group (WWG) released its final report, which looked set to dominate the domestic news agenda for at least that week. Of course, the earthquake ended up hijacking the agenda, and apart from a few opinion posts here and there, the media never really [...]

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The Books at SFBH, Saturday 26 February

The Books at SFBH, Saturday 26 February

by / March 7, 2011 / No Comments

I have to warn you, the following is incredibly biased. I’ve been in love with The Books since I first heard them. Tickets were bought almost immediately, hopes were raised, anticipation had killed, and the band fulfilled and surpassed all expectation. But first thing, first, The Books are a strange band. Many people argue The [...]

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7th Inning Stretch – On the ASB Premiership

7th Inning Stretch – On the ASB Premiership

by / March 4, 2011 / No Comments

The ASB Premiership is in its last few weeks, and I expect most people have no idea who is going to be contesting the finals. For the record, Auckland, Waitakere and Wellington are in, and the final spot is up for grabs between everyone else (except Manawatu, who have this year redefined ‘dreadful’). But in [...]

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Failure to Communicate – AMN-5 Conference

Failure to Communicate – AMN-5 Conference

by / March 3, 2011 / No Comments

During the week of 7-11 February, AMN-5 was held in Wellington. This is a large academic conference held every other year, and is one of the few conferences in New Zealand on the topics of physics and chemistry. I went along to this conference, and I thought I’d give you my impression of some of [...]

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Young Mama – Parents at Night Time

Young Mama – Parents at Night Time

by / March 2, 2011 / No Comments

This week, a friend of ours completed purchase of one of the best bars in Wellington (this isn’t a plug, I’m not going to name it). That makes two friends owning two bars, plus a host of acquaintances who also own bars. I feel like we’re growing up. It does, however, decrease the likelihood that [...]

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Fuck Yeah I’m in Denmark – An Introduction

by / March 1, 2011 / [ 2 Comments ]

Oh hi, I’m living in København, Denmark for the first half of this year. I’ve just begun studying Political Science at Københavns Universitet on an exchange program run by VIC OE. This is such a fucking wicked city. There is no such a thing as a culture shock or language barrier here in København. They [...]

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