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October 10, 2011

Skittles, Skittles. Charlotte buys Skittles at four in the morning and musters a smile for the guy behind the counter at the 24/7 store. He shows no sign of recognising her as he hands back the eftpos card that she keeps expecting to decline. She thinks there is a sadness in the way one corner […]

March 29, 2010

Women dislike sexist comments Many amazed Research conducted by Stephenie Chaudoir and Diane Quinn of the University of Connecticut in the United States has revealed that men who harass women with sexual comments are harming women’s perception of the male gender. Apparently, these findings were a revelation to some. The study asked a group of […]

March 15, 2010

Welly wants out of Wellywood Fierce online opposition to the Wellywood sign isn’t deterring the Wellington International Airport (WIAL) and their main supporter, Wellington Mayor Kerry Prendergast, from their blindly determined path. WIAL—which is 30 per cent owned by the Wellington City Council—has plans to celebrate Wellington’s contributions to the film industry by installing a […]

March 8, 2010

Greetings be to you, I am requiring of your help. How are your business over there. In the week that actually was, New Zealand police reported recently that Nigerian scammers have been posing as NZ Organised and Financial Crime Agency representatives and offering to ‘help’ the complete idiots people who have already lost money through […]

March 1, 2010

iCouple’s iMarriage Now married in the eyes of Jobs We have found the world’s biggest Apple fancouple. On the stroke of midnight on Valentine’s Day, Josh and Ting Li, wearing full wedding regalia, their pet shiba inu, Shio, and 20 guests walked down the glass spiral staircase at the Fifth Avenue Apple store in New […]

October 12, 2009

A Victoria University of Wellington student is in custody and another was hospitalised following a bizarre internet-related assault involving the popular virtual farming game FarmVille, which is available through the social networking website Facebook. The alleged crime occurred on Friday 2 October in the RB computer suite of Victoria’s Kelburn campus. Witnesses say the accused, […]

September 14, 2009

A two-year programme allowing tertiary students and recent graduates holding a valid New Zealand or Australian passport to work almost anywhere in the USA is set to continue. Launched in 2007, the program was initially a two-year trial period which expired in early September. After some deliberation, the US Government recently decided to extend the […]

July 27, 2009

Wellington City Councilors have voted to allow a proposal to open up Manners Mall to buses and extend Cuba Mall to Wakefield Street. The plan is designed to improve bus ser-vices and create better pedestrian links, but not everyone is in agreement with the plan. Residents’ submissions to the council showed 74% opposition to the […]

May 25, 2009

CRIM211 students took “desperate measures” and staged a muted protest on Friday, boycotting their 2pm lecture to try to raise awareness of recent tutorial cuts. A few students attended the lecture anyway, to good-natured boos and cries of “Traitor!” from the protesters. “Plenty of them probably thought there wouldn’t be a class today or something […]

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