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August 1, 2011

In my last article on sexual assault, I talked about a common scenario in respect of assaults reported to the Sexual Assault Assessment and Treatment Service (SAATS), specifically in regard to the experience of women. Today’s article will identify the multiple harms caused by sexual assault. For instance, there are many potential physical health impacts. […]

August 1, 2011

At this very moment, there’s something that’s got you a little bit irritated, isn’t there? Chances are, something has happened to you today that just won’t sit right. Maybe your lecturer sarcastically insulted you. Maybe your friend stood you up for lunch. Maybe you walked in on your flatmates making naked-love-noises in your bed. Whatever […]

July 25, 2011

Te Aro Cold. Damp. Full of hippies. Who would have thought a house could get no sun? At all. In summer. Aro Park is a punk hang-out; the perfect place for fried food and nurturing a substance dependency. Khandallah Rich fuckers festering in a Tim Burton suburban hell. The trains never run on time. Once […]

July 25, 2011

Dear Shaz, I live in a really great flat—cheap, big, plenty of sunshine and with two flatmates I love. Trouble is that the ‘other’ flatmate is a total dick. He quit uni a couple of months ago, and now he just sits around smoking weed and sulking, leaving a trail of filth and takeaways in […]

July 25, 2011

YouthLaw is a free national legal service for under 25s. Contact us for free on 0800 UTHLAW (884 529) or info@youthlaw.co.nz for help with almost any legal problem. Each fortnight we answer your questions on a particular area of law. This issue: FLATTING. I’m moving in with some mates. Do we all need to sign […]

July 25, 2011

In my first-year hall of residence, a few girls made a huge chart that plotted every resident’s known kissing conquests. I remember looking at this chart and being reminded of a huge spider web, and hoping that next year we’d all be a little less inbred. However, as my second year rolls by, I’ve realised […]

July 25, 2011

New Zealand is home to many ingenious ideas. The pavlova, jetboat and electric fence are all the products of Kiwi ingenuity. New Zealanders pioneered the use of a whistle while refereeing and the sport of Zorbing (where individuals appear to re-enact nightmares of being trapped in the transparent plaything of a giant toddler). A relatively […]

July 25, 2011

There is a huge variety of ways to live your first year at uni. Most of us make the decision without really considering the options, or feeling that there aren’t many options. And all options, lets face it, afforded us all equal chances to screw up. I hit the streets and asked around for the […]

July 25, 2011

The Shut-In You will never see them. You will only know they are alive because their rent still comes through every week and their light is on. They will wear a track into the carpet from the front door to their room from all their secret ninja-like entrances and exits. Their shelf in the pantry […]

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