Archive for August, 2011

Spotlight on: Axe Handal + Blade

Spotlight on: Axe Handal + Blade

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What does Dunedin actually sound like? The lo-fi, garage, experimental ethos is something which the South Island’s second largest city has been associated with since Toy Love started letting loose those sweet jangly guitar licks ages ago (or perhaps more accurately, the 80s). Dunedin is responsible for some of the most eclectic and influential music [...]

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The 7th Inning Stretch

The 7th Inning Stretch

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Last weekend it was made clear how the All White’s pathway to the next World Cup in Brazil will look by a draw made by a shockingly fat Ronaldo in Rio. To my surprise, the draw was conducted corruption-free (a FIFA first), leaving the All Whites a pretty positive scenario: win in Oceania, and beat [...]

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Mason Ward

Mason Ward

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When I was told that Mason Ward fashions art out of sheet metal, I envisioned some terrifying creations. I was not expecting silver bunnies and the most adorable dragon I’ve ever clapped eyes on. Did you know while you were at school that you were into art? Yeah, I knew I was. But when I [...]

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Bent – I am a…?

Bent – I am a…?

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I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that everyone reading knows what the word ‘homo’ refers to. Ditto for ‘dyke’. But just in case you don’t, they’re oft-pejorative terms for men and women who have sex with others of their own gender. Glad we’ve got that cleared up. The reason most people [...]

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Page One: Inside the New York Times

Page One: Inside the New York Times

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On November 1, 1765, The British Parliament was set to levy a Stamp Act on the Thirteen American Colonies. This stamp tax, which would tax the printed page, hit the fledging American newspaper industry particularly hard. Many believed they were witnessing the ‘death of the newspaper’. This, of course, was partly the intention—to nip America’s [...]

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The Tree Of Life

The Tree Of Life

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Nick Cave begins one of the greatest love songs ever written by claiming “I don’t believe in an interventionist God.” Terrence Malick’s beautiful agnostic prayer, The Tree of Life, opens with similar concerns. With the death of a child, his mother cannot begin to comprehend what kind of God could let this happen. Over two [...]

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Lovin’ From The Oven

Lovin’ From The Oven

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The winter blues are most certainly kicking in. I have had to sit next to too many snifflers in lectures and coughers in the computer lab! So, here is something a little unconventional (not from an oven) and a bit cheeky to try and frighten away those winter sniffles. Traditional Hot Toddy A hot toddy [...]

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When the Rain Stops Falling

When the Rain Stops Falling

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After a hefty splurge at taking the theatre world by storm, Andrew Bovell’s surprise masterpiece When The Rain Stops Falling has finally made a debut in Wellington. Circa One’s staging of this staggeringly beautiful play is a credit to an already burgeoning array of challenging work, and believe me when I say we aught to [...]

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Paul Waggott

Paul Waggott

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Paul Waggott has graced the stages of his Whangarei High school, 77 Fairlie Terrace, BATS, Downstage, and now Circa Theatre. You may have seen him in DOORS. WALLS. AND ALSO SILENCE., Dog Sees God (for which he won Most Promising Male Newcomer at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards), think of all the fun you’ll find [...]

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Yet Another Bus Story in Salient

Yet Another Bus Story in Salient

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Wellington City Councillors want public transport to be more affordable for tertiary students. In a submission on Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Public Transport Plan they called for concession fares for students on buses and trains. The goal of the policy is to encourage a rise in the use of public transport. “Patronage has not been [...]

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