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October 9, 2006

Deciding what to write for my final ever Salient column was tricky. At first I had it in mind to write a sort of retrospective a Marty McB. this is a columnist’s life, sort of deal. But, this has been overdone, every writer, singer, artist, pedicurist, taxidermist, and Islamic militant wants their movie montage, a […]

October 2, 2006

Earlier in the year I was accused of unduly taking the piss out of NZ’s country folk – so,in order to even the piss-take, it’s time for us Wellingtonians to take a lashing. I’ve lived in 11 cities in my short life (including Auckland, heckle me now), and I have to be honest with y’all, […]

September 25, 2006

Of all the things going on in my life, going out for a good brunch is definitely top five. Sitting there, generally hungover, eating till you feel at least partly sick and talking nothing but smack with your friends. Unbeatable. Even something as heavenly as brunch however can go horribly wrong, mainly due to the […]

September 18, 2006

Now, as a self-confessed lover of all things West Coast Gangster Rap, R.I.P Tupac and Eazy E, I’m hardly an expert on rock. I own a few rock albums, a pair of skinny black taper jeans that my muffins hang out of, and once had a crush on Dave Grohl – but that’s about it. […]

September 11, 2006

As I sat down to write this column a few hours after deadline I thought that maybe I could tackle a more serious topic this time – politics, economics, P and samurai swords, Kate Hawkesby’s hair (or is it a wig?), but then it came to me… sex. That’ll get my readership up – we’ll […]

September 4, 2006

So far, many of my columns have revolved around the great Kiwi subject of binge drinking. So I’ve decided it’s time to stop skirting about, and just address the issue head on, much like Simon Dallow in his new hard hitting advertisements. Love your work Si

August 14, 2006

It can be hard growing up in New Zealand. One can feel rather harpooned and out of touch from the rest of society in our small island nation. Due to this, many New Zealanders are brimming to the top with wanderlust.

August 7, 2006

Ever since I made my friend Lindsay cry by breaking her Fisher-Price microwave (I put it in a real microwave because my playdough inside it refused to cook), I knew that my future of domestication would be riddled with disaster.

July 31, 2006

Now, I will have read about a thousand issues of Cosmopolitan in my short existence, and I’m still in debate with myself about whether or not they have done me a great deal of good, or nothing but a disservice.