Archive for April, 2011

04/04/11

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 [...]

04/04/11

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, [...]

04/04/11

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 [...]

04/04/11

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 [...]

04/04/11

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 [...]

04/04/11

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 [...]

04/04/11

“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, [...]

04/04/11

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 [...]

04/04/11

I am genuinely shocked when I meet people who have not seen The Goonies, I’d say that I am genuinely shocked when I meet people who don’t like The Goonies, but those people just don’t exist. The Goonies is a Spielberg classic about a group of friends who go on a journey to find One-Eyed [...]