Author Archive: Ollie Neas

Ollie served dutifully alongside Asher Emanuel as Co-editor of Salient throughout the tumult of 2012. He has contributed to Salient since 2011 and intends to do so for the rest of his waking life.

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50 Things I Need Your Help Forming an Opinion On:

50 Things I Need Your Help Forming an Opinion On:

by / October 7, 2013 / No Comments

1. Whether conspiracy theorists are ever right.

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In the Red

In the Red

by / September 9, 2013 / No Comments

Why has one of New Zealand’s two major political parties spent five years in the political doldrums?

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For Their Eyes Only

For Their Eyes Only

by / August 12, 2013 / No Comments

Right now, the paranoid can hardly be blamed for feeling that they’re being watched.

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A Conversation About Happiness

A Conversation About Happiness

by / June 4, 2013 / No Comments

Salient’s in-house correspondent-in-gloom Ollie Neas sits down with Victoria Postdoctoral Fellow and philosopher Dr Dan Weijers to uncover the simple secrets about that elusive thing called ‘happiness’.

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The Phoenix Foundation – Fandango

The Phoenix Foundation – Fandango

by / May 13, 2013 / No Comments

One of the two frontmen, Samuel Flynn Scott, has described Fandango as “test-match music”. Sit down for it, for it takes commitment, but it’s worth it.

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Consider the Nun

Consider the Nun

by / April 15, 2013 / No Comments

Censorship: protecting us from ourselves?

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Caught in the Web?

Caught in the Web?

by / March 11, 2013 / No Comments

  When Internet addiction stops you logging out Every morning when John wakes up the first thing he does is check his messages. Email. Facebook. Twitter. If he’s got time, he’ll read a New Zealand Herald article or two to see if anything interesting has happened overnight, before heading to uni. John packs a smartphone—3G [...]

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Film Review – Hitchcock

Film Review – Hitchcock

by / March 4, 2013 / No Comments

Directed by Sacha Gervasi Few directors have left as definitive a mark on the story of cinema as Alfred Hitchcock. It is disappointing then that Hitchcock leaves little to be remembered. The premise of the film is promising, centred on the off-camera love story between Hitchcock and his wife and right-hand lady Alma Reville. Unfortunately [...]

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I Just Blue Myself

I Just Blue Myself

by / October 15, 2012 / No Comments

Sporting students honoured at awards; canapés delicious.

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On The Potential Importance To Your Life Of The Besotho Slit-Faced Bat

On The Potential Importance To Your Life Of The Besotho Slit-Faced Bat

by / October 8, 2012 / No Comments

And by being practical, you’re burning bridges which you don’t even know exist yet.This is the reason why everyone over thirty is racked with alopecia, angina and soul-destroying regret.

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