Archive for September, 2011

Read Issue 22 Online!

by / September 26, 2011 / [ 5 Comments ]

Our Opinion Issue (‘We Have Something We Want to Salient’) is online in a flashy Flash reader from issue.com for your reading joy.

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What the Fuck is Wrong with the Economy

What the Fuck is Wrong with the Economy

by / September 25, 2011 / [ 2 Comments ]

Oh, you wanna hear my opinion? Well okay, here it is: The economy is broken. Actually no it’s worse than broken, it’s completely fucked. Not exactly a unique opinion, to be sure. But whenever I hear people talking about it they always have the wrong idea. It’s investor confidence this or debt that or taxation [...]

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Free to Choose

Free to Choose

by / September 25, 2011 / No Comments

One of the greatest tragedies of the recent scandal at Hutt Valley High School was not that it took four years for the indecent assaults to be made public. Rather, it was that if those boys wanted to flee from the disgusting abuse, their capacity to go to another school was severely restricted. New Zealand’s [...]

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Heavy Metal Facials: The Pointy Point of Piercings

Heavy Metal Facials: The Pointy Point of Piercings

by / September 25, 2011 / No Comments

With trends going in and out like an indecisive leper at a no-shoes-no-service buffet, it’s hard to keep a track on which the sane ones are and which need an urgent chopstick lobotomy. For the record, I can accept most of these. Not that I’d do them, mind. But I can look at them and [...]

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In Defence of Flexitarianism

In Defence of Flexitarianism

by / September 25, 2011 / No Comments

Meat is Murder, so says Morrissey; and he’s right too, you know. Besides considering the morality of breeding animals for human consumption alone, meat production is among the top contributors to climate change, which seriously jeopardises the lives of people in island states like Kiribati who have already experienced rising sea levels. Even on a [...]

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Weirdness, Appreciation & Flava Flav

Weirdness, Appreciation & Flava Flav

by / September 25, 2011 / No Comments

Weirdness is such an underappreciated quality. Now, now, calm down and don’t give me that look. I can see you, narrowing your eyes and getting ready to turn the page because you think this is an ode-to-freaks sermon. You’ve probably already glimpsed your course’s resident weirdo this morning and wondered how anyone in a pink [...]

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You know what they say about New Zealand politics?

You know what they say about New Zealand politics?

by / September 25, 2011 / [ 2 Comments ]

Absolutely nothing, if even that. Over the last week, I’ve been quizzing people left, right and centre (bias is bad) about politics in this fine country of ours, and the overwhelming majority have responded with disinterest and ambivalence. New Zealand politics is so deathly dull, Parliament TV has been successfully trialled as a sleeping aid [...]

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We should be building awesome things

We should be building awesome things

by / September 25, 2011 / [ 2 Comments ]

Wellington’s waterfront is pretty cool. There are places where you can’t help but think that whoever designed it had nothing else in mind but pure enjoyment. There’s a walkway that does little else but take you a bit closer to the water. There are snippets of poetry carved from stone, a wind wand, an eccentric [...]

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In Defence of Politics

In Defence of Politics

by / September 25, 2011 / [ 2 Comments ]

Over the last three years I have become increasingly frustrated with the way politics operates. My concern is not directed at what political parties say or what they do, instead it’s directed at the political space in which they talk. Something is missing from our generation’s politics. Something important, and it’s been lost. Former Prime [...]

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Freeganism

Freeganism

by / September 25, 2011 / [ 2 Comments ]

If there is any one way you can definitively impact the world, it is through freeganism. Everyone, every single one of us has something which we do not value at all, which another one of us would be eternally grateful for. We can all make a positive difference directly to everyone in our lives in [...]

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