Category: Blog

Salient is blacked out

by / February 18, 2009 / [ 3 Comments ]

Salient is blacked out: Stand up against “Guilt Upon Accusation” for New Zealand. Join The New Zealand Internet Blackout Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Who is Mark Taylor?

by / February 12, 2009 / [ 20 Comments ]

I was woken up at a few minutes past 8 am this morning by a journalist from Radio New Zealand asking if I knew a Mark Taylor. “What… hold on..?” I slurred from the depths of sleep. “Laura, do I know a Mark Taylor, he may have worked for Salient in 2006. Someone from RNZ [...]

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Cuba Street Carnival

Cuba Street Carnival

by / February 12, 2009 / [ 4 Comments ]

This year marks the 10th year of Cuba Street Carnival. On the 21st of Feb it will take over the city. The top of Cuba to the bottom of Courtney will have over 80 bands, DJs and other acts playing from 11 am till 1 am. There are going to be graffiti artists shredding up [...]

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Bush is gone. But Iraq ain’t over.

Bush is gone. But Iraq ain’t over.

by / February 9, 2009 / [ 6 Comments ]

Tom Ricks has been slamming the US invasion of Iraq for quite some time. His first book Fiasco, was pretty hard hitting stuff – and he is widely regarded as one of the best writers/analysts/soothsayers of his field. He has put out a second book – focusing mainly on the handling of Iraq by the [...]

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Covers of Salient unite

by / February 4, 2009 / [ 6 Comments ]

As part of my ongoing project to have absolutely no life and devote myself mind, body and soul to the job of editing this magazine this year, I have decided to catalogue some of the old covers of Salient. Ambitious as this might sound it isn’t really that time consuming. The most tedious part is [...]

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VUWSA Van-dalised

by / February 2, 2009 / [ 20 Comments ]

Early morning traffic down Kelburn Parade was treated to a luridly decorated VUWSA van this morning. Cunning vandals struck the van last night with shaving cream and crayon. The van, which is parked next to the Kelburn Tennis courts, had slogans such as “I <3 COCK”, “I <3 MY PENIS” and “HI GUYS MAWSA <3 [...]

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The Big Day Out – extended review

The Big Day Out – extended review

by / February 1, 2009 / [ 5 Comments ]

The Big Day Out, now in its sixteenth year in Aotearoa, is still the most diverse musical showcase event in the country. This means that every audience member will get a mix of music they love and music they hate, and 2009’s edition certainly followed this format. For me it was a mix of some [...]

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Bigots cost New Zealand money

by / January 19, 2009 / [ 6 Comments ]

The Herald reports this morning that: Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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One thing we can all agree on: Mark Lundy sure is fuckin’ fat

One thing we can all agree on: Mark Lundy sure is fuckin’ fat

by / January 15, 2009

News arrived this week that convicted murderer, sporter of oversized “old person” glasses and noted speed racer Mark Lundy would be launching an appeal against his conviction for brutally murdering his wife and daughter in 2000. This comes hard on the heels of North & South magazine’s intriguing expose into the double-murder, which points to [...]

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Phil-In

by / January 9, 2009 / 1 Comment

I was amused during John Key’s first Address-in-Reply as Prime Minister to hear him call the new leader of the opposition ‘so transitional that he is known as “Phil-in”’. A cheap one-line stab IS probably not the best form from the leader of our country, but maybe the truth hurts sometimes. Share on Facebook+1 on [...]

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