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September 7, 2014

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.

July 20, 2014

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…

May 11, 2014

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…

February 28, 2011

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 [...]

February 15, 2011

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 [...]