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May 22, 2017

Recently I bestowed my sister with my Netflix password. Slightly idiotic, I know, but if it’s getting paid for out of my course related costs, I might as well spread the love around. The beauty of giving your younger sister access to your Netflix account is that she tries things I’m too afraid to. Like […]

May 22, 2017
May 22, 2017

Wednesday: Eyegum Wednesdays with Aw B and Mongo Skato — Prepare for a deluge of doof doof, with delightful old school disco, techno, and house sounds bumping through San Fran until the wee hours. And by the wee hours, I mean probably 12.00pm at the latest because Eyegum is nothing if not purveyors of great […]

May 22, 2017

On May 3, it was revealed that the Australian Government had decided to stop subsidising New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents to study at higher education institutions from the beginning of 2018. The decision means that affected students will be charged the domestic full-fee rate and, according to RNZ, this will push the amount […]

May 19, 2017

Moana Jackson is an esteemed constitutional lawyer and he convened the working group Matike Mai Aotearoa, which released its report He Whakaaro Here Whakaumu Mo Aotearoa in 2016. The group travelled the country for four years, had 252 hui, and collected hundreds of hours of transcripts and submissions. These were synthesised into the report which calls for constitutional transformation — […]

May 19, 2017

Sir Geoffrey Palmer is an esteemed constitutional lawyer and was Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1989 until September 1990. He also studied at VUW a little while ago. Palmer released A Constitution for Aotearoa New Zealand, co-authored with Andrew Butler, in 2016 which aims to “set out in an accessible form and a single document the fundamental […]

May 15, 2017
May 15, 2017

Out of the blue, Bibhu Padhi, a distinguished poet from India, sent us some of his unpublished work. Padhi suffered from a migraine for 44 years; it stopped last year, but during one particularly bad attack in December 1974 he took three anti-pain tablets on an empty stomach and had to go to hospital. It […]

May 15, 2017

Wednesday: Eyegum Wednesdays — As per, Eyegum is putting on its weekly sonic feast, and this time it’s going to be weird, loud, and detuned. Get down to San Fran to catch Sex Golem and Mothers Dearest and jumble up your brains a little before your next class on Thursday. From 9.00pm. Thursday: The Bats […]