Archive for May, 2011

And You Thought Yours Was bad!

And You Thought Yours Was bad!

by / 30/05/11 / No Comments

Recent figures have revealed that 50 New Zealand borrowers owe over $11 million of debt in student loans. This includes eight who each owe more than $280,000. These figures have surfaced with the government’s 2011 Budget, which aims to significantly cut costs of government spending in wake of the Christchurch earthquake recovery. Part of this [...]

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Peas and Queues

Peas and Queues

by / 30/05/11 / No Comments

Winter in Wellington can be cruel.There’s something about the mild grey skies combined with the bone- cutting southerlies, and the glut of damp, drafty student flats that can make it especially miserable. It’s easy to fall into the shivery clutches of the winter blues, so here are a few tips to chase ‘em away. Join [...]

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Animal of the Week: The Tube-Nosed Bat

Animal of the Week: The Tube-Nosed Bat

by / 30/05/11 / No Comments

In a recent 2 month expedition to Papua New Guinea’s Nakanai and Muller Mountain ranges scientists of Conservation International have discovered almost 200 new species of animals. Some of which included a totally adorable feather tailed possum, a frog small enough to sit on the nail of your little finger and a katydid (or a [...]

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Healthy Minds on Campus – Balancing Relationships

Healthy Minds on Campus – Balancing Relationships

by / 30/05/11 / 1 Comment

We receive lots of advice on getting over failed relationships and little on preventing breakups. relationships leave us puzzled as we fail to understand relationship process. Relationships demand balance between individuality and togetherness. Balance begins at birth. Survival requires relationships, but thriving as an individual is essential. We must be in relationships in order to [...]

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Politics With Paul –  Labour’s Eye For Detail

Politics With Paul – Labour’s Eye For Detail

by / 30/05/11 / No Comments

Despite a lackluster budget, it appears to still be the Labour Party copping it from the various political commentators. There was plenty of ammunition in the Budget, that perhaps should be referred to as ‘bland’, as opposed to its adopted descriptor, ‘zero’. However, Key’s competence for parliamentary theatrics took the wind out of Labour’s sail [...]

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Eye on Exec 23/05/11

Eye on Exec 23/05/11

by / 30/05/11 / No Comments

The VUWSA exec were in high spirits at their tenth general meeting last week. In particular, Vice-President (Administration) Daniel Wilson and Activities Officer Campbell Herbert appeared to be engaged in a competition “to see who could piss the furtherest” [sic], as one exec member was later heard to comment. The meeting began with the usual [...]

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WELLYWOODN’T

WELLYWOODN’T

by / 30/05/11 / 1 Comment

Traffic slowed to a crawl last Monday at Wellington Airport as a “slow-moving vehicle” protest was held in opposition to the Wellywood sign. The protest was in opposition to the announcement that Wellington Airport intend to build the Wellywood sign in time for the Rugby World Cup. Victoria University student Andy Boreham started the event [...]

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Ask Constance

Ask Constance

by / 30/05/11 / 1 Comment

A straight and supposedly queer- friendly friend of mine recently told me that if I had only had sex with a girl I was still a virgin. Coz girl-on-girl sex does not really “count”. I’m really insecure and her comment made me feel pretty sad, what do you think about this Constance? love licketty lesbo [...]

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RIP NZPA

RIP NZPA

by / 30/05/11 / No Comments

On 6 April, an article entitled ‘News Agency Under Review’ was published on Stuff.co.nz. It simply stated that Fairfax Media had decided to withdraw its share in the country’s principal domestic newswire, the New Zealand Press Association. According to this article, the decision to cancel Fairfax’s subscription was a straightforward one. Chief executive Allen Williams [...]

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The 7th Inning Stretch – The Fanatic In Me

The 7th Inning Stretch – The Fanatic In Me

by / 25/05/11 / No Comments

Earlier this year I blogged on the reasons why sport is still important and why it deserves respect that is not always extended to it. I told the fat lazy theatre geeks to get off their arse and appreciate the sport that surrounds them like the rest of us patriotic winners. Somehow I doubt they [...]

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