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Opinion

September 25, 2017

It’s THAT time in the trimester again when your workload starts piling up and you wish you had started those assignments a little earlier. Yep, this is the period when your energy levels are plummeting and blood pressure is rising. But just as an imminent test or assignment can get your stress levels pumping, you […]

September 25, 2017

The spectacle looms | simultaneously recedes into the thankful distance of the rearview mirror pre- | post- Writing a conjuncture, that’s where we are with this issue. We’re not going to make any predictions, prophesise beyond the veil, yet there’s an encounter here between a pre-election subjectivity with the state of reading post- …all we […]

September 25, 2017

When I was in Timor-Leste for my research, to my immense surprise I was often looked upon with pity, because I could only speak one language. To my local guide, this was a source of amazement. He himself could speak five: Tetun, Portuguese, two local village languages, and English. Being bilingual is the minimum expected […]

September 25, 2017

Celeste is MIA this week, because Aubergine forgot to tell them that horoscopes are due, so Aubergine has to speed write these under the light of the #moon and #stars. Readers can enjoy their life in this new left wing government (#psychic) by finding out what their star sign’s summer bevvo is. — Aubergine   […]

September 25, 2017

Last week was Papua New Guinea’s 42nd Independence Day! I was at home (Samoa) during the pre-celebrations and my mum, being from PNG, took us with her. Listening to the speeches and examining the intricate knitting that went into the hundreds of bilums* I saw, I was reminded of how far we’ve come as a […]

September 25, 2017

Ngāi Tauira is a rōpu built to represent Māori students here at university. We have a rich history in Te Whanganui a Tara, and are based across the road, next to our marae Te Herenga Waka. Ngāi Tauira runs a variety of events, academic sessions, and study groups to help you with your studies, sports […]

September 25, 2017

It is estimated that you have 50,000 thoughts per day. Crazy, right?! Deciding whether to snooze your alarm for an extra ten minutes is one thought. Thinking about whether it really is worth getting out of bed to work out on this chilly morning is another. And before you even get out of bed to […]

September 25, 2017

As I’m writing this, I’ve got no idea what has happened at Saturday’s election. My bet is that Winston has the country foul hooked on his fishing rod and is sitting in his boat out on the Kaipara Harbour bathing in the glory before winding us all in. But there will be enough hot takes […]

September 25, 2017

My day job is running a café at a community farm in East London. The job largely consists of serving cappuccinos to volunteers from big banks and insurance firms who come one day a year to shovel shit for their sins. Most of them work within central London, some earning more than the cost to […]