Features

March 21, 2011

Some people look forward to their birthday, some to summer, some to finding love and some to finishing that Law degree. Some of us simply look forward to Opening Day. Opening Day is the day that America’s most famous pastime begins for another season. Though not exceedingly popular here, the day that Baseball returns to [...]

March 21, 2011

A recent incident highlighted the unique position occupied by international sport, as well as the perils of such status. As part of the Cricket World Cup, Bangladesh hosted the West Indies, and got thumped. As any follower of cricket would know; so far, so predictable. This was not a case of a team struggling valiantly [...]

March 21, 2011

Man-ifesting the Metrosexual in New Zealand’s Contemporary Sports Culture Anyone who has been paying any attention to advertising on television in the last few months may have noticed the signs of something a little strange going on: a crisis of masculinity. Yes, the land that wanted to “Bring Back Buck”, or head down to the [...]

March 21, 2011

Rugby league is a guaranteed excitement machine, and hence one of the most enjoyable spectator sports in the world. As far as sports predominant in New Zealand go, it is second to none on the entertainment front. League’s lack of popularity is simply criminal. Unlike its elder sibling and New Zealand’s national game, Rugby Union, [...]

March 21, 2011

Ihave absolutely no shame in admitting that I am a sports addict. I can also honestly say that I am not alone. Far from it. Millions of people head out onto a sports paddock every week. Thousands of sports fans pile into stadiums all over New Zealand (and the world). Very few people are actually [...]

March 21, 2011

There is no denying sport is an integral part of the word ‘Theatresports’, but is that where the similarities end? The following is a transcript of the pre-match commentary from a recent Wellington sporting event. Jack: Kia ora and welcome. Ready for a showdown of boos and cheers, spontaneity and sweat, beer and inadequate legroom? [...]

March 14, 2011

In 1845, a man named Henry David Thoreau built a wooden cabin by Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts, and lived by himself in an experiment with self-sufficient living. A rebel in a suit and bowtie, Thoreau turned his back on the industrialising society around him and recorded his musings in a text that would later [...]

March 14, 2011

Finding food on Kelburn campus can be a chore. The range was never great, but now that a number of favourites—Galleria, Mount Street—have been demolished in favour of newer, more exciting developments, we’re even more pressed for places to source sustenance. Or are we? Food outlets on Kelburn campus seem to be coming and going [...]

March 14, 2011

The sushi at Shinobi Sushi Lounge on Vivian Street is to die for, and leaves many a foodie fantasising late into the night. It combines Japanese training and traditional cuisine with New Zealand-born staff, as well as some modern twists. New Zealander Jeremy Wilson is chef and one of Shinobi’s owners. Salient sat down with [...]