Archive for March, 2011

Ngāi Tauira – Whānau Whakapiri!

Ngāi Tauira – Whānau Whakapiri!

by / 28/03/11 / No Comments

Whānau is an important part of everybody’s life. At least it should be. Whānau is also important to Ngāi Tauira. However Ngāi Tauira is just one of the spokes here at Victoria University of Wellington that radiates out from the central cultural hub that is Te Herenga Waka. Te Herenga Waka gives our students a [...]

Read More

Peas & Queues

Peas & Queues

by / 28/03/11 / No Comments

You’ve all been jealous of the UC Volunteer Student Army in the wake of Christchurch’s quaking, haven’t you? Guiltily thinking if only there was a major natural disaster here in Wellington, we’d show those Canterbury eggs how you really shovel shit. Not to worry my little do-gooders, there is volunteer work to be done here [...]

Read More

Preview: The Chathams

Preview: The Chathams

by / 25/03/11 / No Comments

Directed by Eryn Wilson Bats Theatre 22 March – 2 April I was offered a free ticket to see The Chathams at BATS Theatre tonight, a new New Zealand comedy starring Toby Leach and Jonny Moffatt, and directed by Eryn Wilson. Unfortunately, I had to chain myself to this desk for you, Salient reader, so [...]

Read More

Young Mama – Strength

Young Mama – Strength

by / 24/03/11 / [ 3 Comments ]

Sorry all, I have not been in the mood to dispense advice lately. One of the strange things about this world is often we aren’t as good as the advice we give. Strength is not an easy thing to find. The world will only kick you when you’re down, but people will only kick you [...]

Read More

Young Mama – My child is at…

Young Mama – My child is at…

by / 24/03/11 / No Comments

This week, I have two posts. This one primarily relates to something most of you will find incredibly dull, so I gave it an exciting name and tried to make it sound like a 60s quiz show… but feel free to skip to the other posts. I won’t notice. I don’t yet have a tracking [...]

Read More

Fuck Yeah, I’m in Denmark – Winter

by / 22/03/11 / 1 Comment

Hello again. Now I can’t think of single interesting thing to write. In search of wisdom I just put on shuffle a playlist consisting of Chulahoma and Thickfreakness. I have named it ‘Chickfreakness’, because I have a little too much time to kill today. It is now playing so loud I can’t hear myself think. [...]

Read More

Design the Radio of the Century! Radio New Zealand Design Contest

by / 22/03/11 / No Comments

Last year, Radio New Zealand offered students a golden start to their design career. This year, it’s happening again, with the Sounds Like Us Design Contest. Students are now invited to submit designs for a radio that captures any aspect of New Zealand culture from the last 100 years. Designs can be hand drawn sketches, [...]

Read More

Tomboi – Laugh Your Bits Off

Tomboi – Laugh Your Bits Off

by / 22/03/11 / 1 Comment

With a title like Laugh Your Bits Off, I didn’t really know what to expect. Admittedly, I was down-right terrified. The stage at BATS, set with sporadically placed cleaning products, crucifixes, bourbon bottles and toy cats, did little to reassure me. What I did get was a show much akin to the set design- quirky, [...]

Read More

Failure to Communicate – On Geoengineering

Failure to Communicate – On Geoengineering

by / 22/03/11 / 1 Comment

Perhaps you’ve heard of the Royal Society? Although you wouldn’t really know it from the name, the Royal Society is a group of skilled scientists, originally in the United Kingdom but these days they operate the entire world round. It was the first society of its kind in modern history, and the story of how [...]

Read More

MGMT, The Hunter Lounge, Saturday 19 March

MGMT, The Hunter Lounge, Saturday 19 March

by / 21/03/11 / [ 6 Comments ]

For a band who walked on stage in a smoked-out haze wearing casual tee-shirts and jeans, MGMT looked a lot more like fellow university students than adored hipster rock stars. Nevertheless, whatever the pretence, their opening song ‘Flash Delirium’ seemed to have stolen all those feathers, capes, metallic suits and stunts from the past and [...]

Read More