New Zealand is pretty rad when it comes to freedoms. We’re free to marry whoever we choose, we’re free to live our lives with legal protection from discrimination on a variety of grounds including race, sexual orientation, disability, and religious beliefs, and we’re free to express ourselves however we like, including speech.
Author Archive: Declan Doherty-Ramsay
When I first came to university (wayyyy back in 2009), I had no idea what to expect. I thought I knew what it was all about – I’d gotten my courses sorted, I scored a spot in a Hall, and a few people from my high school were coming to Victoria as well…
I can still remember the very first time I went to a gig. It was 2004, the New Zealand Schools Tour was the best thing ever, and the headliner was Goodnight Nurse…
Artist: The Dreamers Studying: Bachelor of Music, Majoring in Jazz Performance Genre: Jazz/Funk/Neo-Soul Not for fans of: Thrash Metal, Non-Disney Animation, Monotony Age: Five months A youthful band jumping out of the woodwork of the School of Music’s Jazz Department, The Dreamers’ generic name does not do them justice for the amount of creativity they [...]
Artist: Roman Birch Studying: Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Media Studies Genre: Singer-Songwriter For fans of: Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley, Jose Gonzalez Web: http://www.romanbirch.com Nelson-born Roman Birch is not your average 19-year-old musician. When I sat down to talk with the songwriter, he was careful and slow in answering, considering every word. There was [...]