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Student media jazzes up boring forum,  gets on the news

Student media jazzes up boring forum, gets on the news

by / 02/06/09 / 1 Comment

A lamington smeared on a candidate’s head and a controversial comment about taking a gun to the media were the high points of a political forum held at Unitec last week. Unitec and the Unitec Student Union (USU) held the forum in The Hub last Monday where candidates for the Mt Albert by-election tried to [...]

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Alleged roadrager Unitec student

Alleged roadrager Unitec student

by / 04/05/09 / No Comments

A Unitec student is currently behind bars for allegedly assaulting a 78-year-old grandfather just outside Unitec grounds. Civil engineering student Bio O’Brien is accused of assaulting Jashmatbai Patel of Te Atatu on Carrington Road on 8 April. The assault, which appeared to be a road rage attack, left Mr Patel in intensive care, and he [...]

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Music Pages Wrap Up

Music Pages Wrap Up

by / 15/10/07 / [ 4 Comments ]

It’s over! No more incessant ramblings about awesome albums/the state of my hearing/ my revulsion at the “Wellington Sound”/angry critiques of bands that should not be allowed near recording equipment! Oh, and much to the delight of a few ‘fans’, no more misplaced apostrophes, made up words or severely miss-spelt ones! Share on Facebook+1 on [...]

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VBC Profile: Erotica Show

VBC Profile: Erotica Show

by / 08/10/07 / No Comments

After knocking back a gin and valium, slip into something sensual and lie back, taking in the pulsating sounds of Erogenous Moves. VBC DJs Clitina aka Georgina Titheridge and Flapunzal aka Tammy Stretton are presenting erotic literature every Wednesday from 9-10PM on the VBC. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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VBC upgrades to professional software and online streaming

VBC upgrades to professional software and online streaming

by / 01/10/07 / 1 Comment

After seven months of iTunes and confinement to a low frequency, The VBC is getting professional and going digital. They recently switched from iTunes to professional software and will be streaming online by October 5. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Its a Monster! Breakin Wreckwordz, Vol 2. Various Artists

Its a Monster! Breakin Wreckwordz, Vol 2. Various Artists

by / 01/10/07 / No Comments

It’s a Monster comes from a crew of angry Paheka, Maori and Pacific Island hip-hop artists joined under the Auckland independent label Breakin Wreckwordz. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Hot Swiss Mistress

Hot Swiss Mistress

by / 01/10/07 / No Comments

This month’s VBC residency at the San Francisco Bathhouse is four-year-old, three-piece Wellington outfit Hot Swiss Mistress. Made up of Warner Emery on vocals and guitar, (also in Phoenix Foundation) Rhys Telford on bass and backing vocals (formerly of Paselode) and Ben King on drums. Salient fired a few quick questions at front man Warner [...]

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Disasteradio – Visions

Disasteradio – Visions

by / 24/09/07 / No Comments

Oh, no. It’s that time of year again. You know, the time of year when those ‘Wellington sound’ bands start releasing albums for the summer. Their deep, repetitive bass lines, smooth horns and organic vocals are inescapable, played at every café, barbeque and stereo at the beach. That’s where Disasteradio comes to the rescue! Share [...]

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Disasteradio: Profile

Disasteradio: Profile

by / 24/09/07 / No Comments

As children of the ‘80s it’s perfectly understandable to be disappointed with our current lack of everyday hover cars and robotic servants; we grew up under the impression that by the year 2000 they would be a given. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Alex the Kid

Alex the Kid

by / 17/09/07 / No Comments

The newest band to hit Wellington claim to have quantum leaped here from the future – to rectify this world’s relationship with technology. Alex the Kid, a four-piece ‘future pop’ band have been described as a confused boy band, or the Pet Shop Boys on steroids, and have a mission with their music; to promote [...]

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