Archive for August, 2011

The worst club in the world…

The worst club in the world…

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The ’27 Club’ recently inducted a new member – Amy Winehouse. For those of you not familiar with this infamous club, it only has two criteria: you must be famous, and you must have died at the age of 27. The name was coined surrounding the deaths of Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones, soul singer [...]

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Press Not to Die

Press Not to Die

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Interactive art. Whoa, don’t drool over the page there, handsome. Think about it—a medium where the person participating is actively involved in the creation of the experience. A medium where an active role is required of the player to cause a decision, and that decision dictates where the experience leads them. Wouldn’t it be awesome [...]

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Students Register Their Dislike of Vic’s Change Proposal in Protest Form

Students Register Their Dislike of Vic’s Change Proposal in Protest Form

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A mob of students and staff descended on Victoria’s Kelburn Campus last Thursday to protest the changes proposed for a number of university programmes. The protest was organised by the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) as a way to voice the opposition of staff and students to the restructuring of the International Relations Programme and the [...]

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Situation Causes Passers-By to all Make the Same Witty Comment

Situation Causes Passers-By to all Make the Same Witty Comment

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Third-year psychology student Terence Davidson found himself in an awkward and annoying situation on the weekend when his physical appearance caused passers-by to all make the same lame attempt at humour during his walk home. Davidson, who had just played a game of soccer for the VUW Football Club, endured a long walk home to [...]

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Reuben Friend

Reuben Friend

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Reuben Friend is that great breath of fresh air that galleries so often need and should have. Having trained as an artist, Friend brings a different perspective to the Wellington City Gallery. I was lucky enough to interview Friend while he prepares for the upcoming Oceania: Imagining the Pacific which is opening on August 6 [...]

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Auckland Uni Spent A Lot of Money on Travel

Auckland Uni Spent A Lot of Money on Travel

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Auckland University has come under fire after it was revealed to have spent more than $70 million on staff travel over the past three years. Though the University says it is an essential part of research and networking, the amount has received criticism from students. New Zealand Union of Students’ Association co-president David Do says [...]

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Music Industry Fail

Music Industry Fail

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The old ways are decaying. The music industry is collapsing around us, chunks of debris trapping some bands, whilst dust blinds others to a way out. The music industry is dead. Yeah right. The movie industry thought VHS would kill cinema, and look how that turned out. The only thing I use my VHS tapes [...]

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2

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Ten years, eight films and over six billion dollars later, the Harry Potter film franchise has boarded a train and left King’s Cross. From the haphazard beginnings of the first couple of films, the franchise has progressed steadily to the point where the climax has a lot to do justice to, both book-wise and film-wise. [...]

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Animal of the Week – The Malayan Tapir

Animal of the Week – The Malayan Tapir

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Imagine an animal that looks like a pig, with the trunk of an anteater and the body of a panda, but is closely related to horses and rhinoceroses and is nick-named the “Asian Mountain Cow”. This eclectic combination of animals in fact describes the Malayan tapir—this week’s Animal of the Week. This is the largest [...]

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Peters Down With Kids; Backwards Cap, Piercing to Debut Soon

Peters Down With Kids; Backwards Cap, Piercing to Debut Soon

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Former MP and and current New Zealand First (NZF) leader Winston Peters has continued to make policy announcements as he hopes to win a return to Parliament. The unconventional Peters, who sat in Parliament for the best part of three decades before NZF was ousted in the last election, has honed in on the student [...]

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