Archive for April, 2011

Never Let Me Go

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Turning a fantastic book into a film seems to be a trend of late and Never Let Me Go is the latest of these projects to hit our screens. Based on Kazou Ishiguro’s book of the same name, this film introduces us to a world and society which, on the face of it, is vastly [...]

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Editorial – The Teeth-Grindingly Embarrassing Childhood Edition

Editorial – The Teeth-Grindingly Embarrassing Childhood Edition

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We all had the same childhood. All of us. You. Us. Everyone. It’s a paint-by-numbers experience: the colours will be different, but the template is the same. We all ate dirt. We all attached ourselves to a favourite plaything in an almost comical display of devotion. We all thought we were different. It’s a wonder [...]

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Points of Contact at the Adam Art Gallery

Points of Contact at the Adam Art Gallery

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If you’ve never ventured into the Adam Art Gallery before, now is the time to do so. Their new exhibition, Points of Contact, comprises reconstructed and archival works by New Zealanders Len Lye and Jim Allen, with Hélio Oiticica’s work making a first time appearance in New Zealand. Curated by the Govett-Brewster Gallery, the exhibition [...]

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A Kid in the Theatre

A Kid in the Theatre

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Do you remember the first book you ever read? No I don’t mean when you were still learning to read, I mean the first book you really invested in. Do you remember the first tape or CD you owned? The first film you watched? The first proper sports game you played, be it netball, soccer, [...]

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Why are We Like This? Can we Change This? What Is This?

Why are We Like This? Can we Change This? What Is This?

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Since the birth of humankind some hundreds of years ago, the nature versus nurture question has raged in the furnaces of our homes as we’ve watched our children develop. I don’t have any kids, but I imagine the questions ‘we’ ask ‘ourselves’ are something along these lines: “Why is my son hell-bent on putting holes [...]

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Politics With Paul – Goofy & His Micke  Mouse Party

Politics With Paul – Goofy & His Micke Mouse Party

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Leadership coups can often take place with little warning, so I’m hesitant in proclaiming Labour leader Phil Goff out of the woods just yet. However, as of this writing it appears that this may be the case. As such, perhaps Duncan Garner’s conclusion that the Labour caucus “is clueless, gutless and talentless… and have no [...]

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Callaghan Recruits Heroes for his Own Student Army

Callaghan Recruits Heroes for his Own Student Army

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Inland Revenue has issued a reminder to more than 60,000 New Zealand graduates living overseas that repayments are due for their student loans. The final due date for the compulsory repayments is 31 March 2011, with 25,000 borrowers who are about to come off their three-year repayment holiday included in the reminder. The graduates are [...]

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32 Inches of Pain: How Television Kicked Our Childhood In The Mansack 

32 Inches of Pain: How Television Kicked Our Childhood In The Mansack 

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Television, you überskank. I used to be on your side.  I was part of the generation that had three parents, one of whom was Mum’s new boyfriend Samsung—a rather large, colourful character, but always there for a good laugh. He was a friend, dude. And we had some good times, right? Re-runs of old shows [...]

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Women’s Rights Officer

Women’s Rights Officer

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“In the days of my youth, I was told what it means to be a man.” Poetic. Though I’m not male, so I was told to take accounting in school instead. Now that I’m twenty, it’s all over. I’m no longer a teenager, I’m a proper adult. I’ve been away from home for a while, [...]

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Super Ants

Super Ants

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Victoria University scien-tists have made a major breakthrough in the world of biological science. They discovered that when wasps and ants compete for food, the wasps pick up the ants, give them the ride of their lives and dump them somewhere far away from the dinner table. The research took place in the South Island’s [...]

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