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AuthorHayden Currie

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October 6, 2008

The polar ice caps could be gone by 2013, allowing the water to heat up, and releasing extra effective warming gases from the permafrost as a bonus. This can only be a good thing, as heating bills go down for most households; anyone less than 80 metres above sea level gets a free full-indoor-Jacuzzi; and […]

September 15, 2008

This is a fictional story. The characters within bear no relation whatsoever to those from last week’s “fair and balanced” report. The windmills were coming to Waitahora valley. That much seemed certain. My father was locked into an airtight contract with the power company. I could see them now, probably high in some crystal tower […]

September 8, 2008

On Monday 1 September Contact Energy lodged a resource consent application for its Waitahora wind farm with the Tararua District Council. As my father, sheep and beef farmer Shaun Currie, co-owns and manages Waewaepa Station, where part of the proposed wind farm is to be located, I am inherently biased.

May 26, 2008

The Minnesotan hip hop duo of Slug and Ant know that sleep is the cousin of death. In the last year alone they’ve released four EPs (one each season), a Christmas-gift downloadable LP from, and this; their sixth ‘official’ studio album.

May 12, 2008

Earlier this year I saw Henry Rollins at the Big Day Out. My friend had told me he’d seen Rollins’ TV show, where he screamed through the desert in a Hummer yelling his opinions at the camera, so I didn’t know what to expect. Wasn’t this the same guy who headed one of the foremost […]

April 7, 2008

Today I’m a celebrity stand-in on The Great New Zealand Spelling Bee. My cousin – who works for TVNZ – got the job for me and my friend Arun. On our arrival at Avalon Studios she hands us each an envelope, containing $50 in New World vouchers. A few Avalon film school students arrive soon […]

March 10, 2008

In the year two thousand and seven I enrolled on the PACE scheme, colloquially known as ‘the artist’s dole’. While there, I attended numerous benefit-related meetings and seminars, some of my most treasured memories from which are chronicled here.

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