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AuthorAnna Macrae

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September 14, 2009

Protestors gathered outside Hells Pizza on Quay Street in Auckland last week as a response to the company’s latest advertising campaign. Described as blatantly racist by anti-racist group Socialist Aotearoa, the new campaign cheekily parades a Pacific Islander about to take a huge bite out of the new Hells Pizza gluten-free brownie, suggesting “At least […]

August 17, 2009

Have you ever considered what the year 2048 will hold? Students from Victoria University’s School of Architecture certainly have. The typically inert campus came alive last Friday evening as teams from Vic, Auckland University and UNITEC competed in Australasian design contest Superstudio. With only 24 hours to dream up what would become of petrol station […]

May 18, 2009

Let me tell you how it will be,there’s one for you, nineteen for me A project identifying medium-term policy options for New Zealand’s tax system is about to begin, with Victoria University, in conjunction with the Treasury and Inland Revenue, coordinating it. A small group of high-level experts will be beavering away from June to […]

April 6, 2009

In the largest attendance seen at a Student Representative Council meeting (SRC), Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association and the Victoria University of Wellington Law Students’ Society passed two motions challenging Victoria’s stringent campus alcohol policies. Presided over by VUWLSS President Amelia Keene and VUWSA President Jasmine Freemantle, the required 50 person quorum was reached […]

March 23, 2009

Students forced to choose work over education With the current job climate looking similar to a prune in the sun, there is little question as to why the New Zealand Union of Students’ Association (NZUSA) is calling on the Government for a universal student allowance. Co-President Sophia Blair represented student leaders throughout the country last […]

September 22, 2008

Directed by Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza When I heard that a new Spanish zombie movie was making people throw-up and crap themselves in the theatre, there was no way I was missing out. And although I think I’m a pretty tough girl (I only flinched once or twice in The Dark Knight), it was […]

September 8, 2008

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd Take a 70s pop ‘band’ (if you can call them that), an unspoiled Greek island, and an actress whom in previous films has played a chick with boobs that tell the weather, and what do you end up seeing one sad Thursday morning? Mamma Mia! of course! My my, how could […]

August 4, 2008

Directed by Dennis Dugan If you haven’t seen it yet, Adam Sandler’s latest hilarity fest, Don’t Mess with the Zohan came out a few weeks ago. And let’s just say that after watching it, I didn’t feel so tough anymore. He can play table tennis whilst barbecuing fish. He can do nohanded push-ups. He fights […]