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July 24, 2017
July 24, 2017

It should be no leap of logic at this point to assert that an increasing proportion of the population is struggling with mental health issues — the Mental Health Foundation New Zealand found that the number of people trying to access mental health services has steadily increased since at least 2013. In the rainbow community […]

July 24, 2017

The VUWSA exec meeting last Monday started with the regular protocol of accepting apologies, reviewing the minutes from the previous two meetings, and confirming the items on the agenda — I move that we… does anyone second this… all those in favour… against… abstention. Very official. There was only one correction to be made to […]

July 24, 2017

Thursday: Angelcorpse “Extermination” tour — with such a delightfully wholesome name, we will clearly be in for a delightful evening of lovely bluegrass tunes down at Valhalla. I know sarcasm doesn’t translate particularly well via the written word, but I hope it was evident in this case. If you’re looking for a bit of fire […]

July 17, 2017

In April, four former wards of the state, Quentin Tuwhangai, Riwhi Toi Whenua, Eugene Ryder, and Hohepa Taiaroa, spoke to Mihingarangi Forbes on The Hui, detailing the physical, mental, and sexual abuses they and others had suffered while in state-run welfare homes. It is estimated that up to 100,000 children, most of whom were Māori, […]

July 17, 2017

Friday: The Beths // Hans Pucket // girlboss — Keep it two-thirds local and go see cool Wellington bands Hans Pucket and girlboss play with also-cool Auckland band The Beths at Meow during this cool season. Starts at 8.00pm. Saturday: ’Scuse Me Tour 2 — These dudes really need to change the name of the […]

July 17, 2017
June 6, 2017

A few weeks ago I watched two films from a very specific genre: films released in 2004 about the President’s teenage daughter who wants freedom. Indeed, I watched Chasing Liberty and First Daughter. So, naturally, I want to pit them against each other. This film genre is so specific you can’t not do this. A […]

June 6, 2017