Archive for March, 2011

21/03/11

When the New Zealand Government and Rugby Union lodged a bid to host the Rugby World Cup (RWC) in 2005, they promoted the idea that New Zealand would provide a ‘Stadium of Four Million’. While other delegates offered an oval ball and some fields, the kiwis proudly nudged forward the services and attention of the [...]

21/03/11

Following his resignation from the Maori Party, there has been some clarification on what a new Hone Harawira-led party might look like. There has long been speculation of a New Left party headed by Harawira, and former Green MP Sue Bradford. However, Harawira’s revelation that any new party led by the former Maori Party MP [...]

21/03/11

Bananas are such a tasty treat but have a very bad habit of leaving them to get too ripe or carrying them around in my bag for a week, ‘till they’re all beat up and nasty-lookin’. I swear, almost nobody likes a bruised banana, and if you often find a few rogue ones hanging about [...]

21/03/11

We like a good run around here at NT. Hākinakina for us means having a good time with mates and showing off our mean passing, dodging, tackling, shooting, hitting, kicking and running skills. Yes, you heard that right, some of us actually do go running, and there was once a time last year when an [...]

21/03/11

I’m not what you’d call a sports person. Even from an early age, Sport and I have just never seemed to get along. I spent two years of my childhood at a Japanese primary school. Our school had a big sports field devoid of any grass and covered in white gravel. We had a dedicated [...]

21/03/11

There is one weekend in early February each year when this city simply goes off. For the past eleven years, the Wellington Sevens have seen the 34,500-seat Westpac Stadium sell out at an unnerving pace. This year was no exception, with tickets disappearing in three-and-a-half minutes. Just for comparison, you had more than five times [...]

21/03/11

Victoria University is refusing to show minors on students’ degrees, claiming it looks “too cluttered.” Minors have recently been formally introduced to undergraduate degrees at Victoria. This required the Academic Board to decide how these would be presented. “A number of factors influenced the decision to not include minors on degree certificates including that in [...]

21/03/11

Sport and theatre are completely different activities for completely different people. This is what high school teaches us. This stereotype, in the space of five short years, will be constructed and stubbornly embedded in the minds of many impressionable students. It’s easy to see how. At secondary school, sport and theatre are operationally, departmentally and [...]

21/03/11

Hawaiian reggae band Kolohe Kai in New Zealand for the first time this week. Popular Hawaiian reggae band Kolohe Kai are about to embark on their first tour outside of the USA this week with a five-date tour of New Zealand. The seven-piece band will be in Aotearoa for one week only and will be [...]