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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Out of the blue, Bibhu Padhi, a distinguished poet from India, sent us some of his unpublished work.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 […]

May 15, 2017

On May 2 it was revealed the Government has plans that would see an expansion of mining on the West Coast. Two coal mines are planned at Whareatea West and Deep Creek on the Denniston Plateau — an area with extremely high conservation value. In an interview with TVNZ Simon Bridges said “there is very […]

May 15, 2017

Say a word enough times and it starts to lose its meaning, and just becomes sound. The word “constitution” is the opposite, where it’s hardly heard and is so alien that it too is just sound. In an attempt to give meaning to this word, we ask — what is a constitution? Two esteemed constitutional […]

May 8, 2017

Tuesday: Loma Prieta with Long Distance Runner — If you like your music screamed at you at eardrum-shattering volume by a squadron of confusingly angry straight white men, then this post-hardcore gig is certainly for you. At Valhalla, the pandemonium starts at 7.00pm. Wednesday: Eyegum Wednesdays with Womb, Pam, and George Turner — Come and […]

May 8, 2017
May 8, 2017

On April 19, the government announced changes to New Zealand’s immigration policy. Low skilled migrants will have their time in New Zealand limited to a maximum of three years, while skilled migrants now have to meet a remuneration threshold — $48,859 for skilled jobs, and $73,299 for well-paid jobs considered low-skilled. Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse […]

May 1, 2017

On April 18 the government announced a $2 billion settlement for the pay equity case brought before the courts by Kristine Bartlett. Bartlett successfully argued that the low wages she and many other care workers received were the result of gender discrimination. According to the Ministry of Women, the gender pay gap, the difference between […]

May 1, 2017

Wednesday: Eyegum Wednesdays — Bring your delightful selves down to San Fran for a hop and a bop with surf rockers Beatcomber and groovy lil dudes Gregonce. Best of all, it’s free and comes with $5 pints of Kereru, kicking off around 9:00pm. Thursday: Matt Steele Quartet — If you’re the kind of person who […]