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14/09/14

It’s time. Many people might be feeling a little bit relieved that this Saturday, finally, is the New Zealand General Election. With just five days to go, there’s still heaps of election-related happenings on campus so you can get informed and vote for what you care about.

14/09/14

I’m sitting down to watch the US Open men’s semifinal. It’s my man Roger Federer up against someone who I believe to be Croatian with a last name that is somewhat difficult to pronounce: Marin Čilić.

14/09/14

If you’ve looked online to inform your vote in the general election recently, you may have found yourself buried in an overload of information about all the different ways political parties will promise to do things differently if elected.

07/09/14

Alone, online, and not typing, one forgets to be a discrete person. With four tabs of something fascinating and every biological need sated, the idea of a ‘continuing personality’ seems laughable – all you are is interested.

07/09/14

New Zealand is pretty rad when it comes to freedoms. We’re free to marry whoever we choose, we’re free to live our lives with legal protection from discrimination on a variety of grounds including race, sexual orientation, disability, and religious beliefs, and we’re free to express ourselves however we like, including speech.

07/09/14

The Dirty Politics were no surprise. Aw sure, we were outraged, and as we went about demanding resignations we felt our due moral vindication. But the deepest revelation was that Whale Oil and its National Party friends had corrupted the moral heart of our politics, and we’d known that one for a while.

07/09/14

Even as a die-hard Canterbury fan, I can certainly sympathise with all you other footy fans out there. So far in the ITM Cup (three rounds in at the time of writing), no one has even come within a whisker of Canterbury as they march towards their seventh-straight title.

07/09/14

Your collarbones are excessively prominent and you are painfully aware of this. You take the physical aspects of the female reproductive system lightly…

07/09/14

Tēna kōutou te iwi o Te Whare Wananga o Wikitoria. Now that I have your attention… let me just elaborate on what exactly the media are trying to convey here.