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May 3, 2010 | by  | in Opinion | [ssba]

Probing the punters

This week our intrepid reporter Rebecca Collyns hits the streets armed with pieces of paper and some coloured pens. Here is what resulted.

  1. Have you ever visited the Te Aro campus?
  2. How did you spend your power cut?
  3. In your opinion, what fruit would splatter the most when dropped from a tall building?
  4. Have you ever been to Otaki?
  5. Where is your favourite place to eat on campus?

Annie, Ashleigh, Alice
19, 20, 20

  1. No, once, no.
  2. Sleeping, at work, same.
  3. Watermelon, watermelon, watermelon.
  4. Yes, driven through, yes.
  5. Krishna place, byo, me too.

English Literature

  1. No.
  2. Going to a lecture.
  3. Watermelon, but you wouldn’t want to hit anyone.
  4. Yes.
  5. Here, Mount Street Café.


  1. Yes.
  2. In a café, drinking coffee.
  3. Watermelon.
  4. Yes, to go to the awesome beach and estuary.
  5. Hari Krishna.

Religious Studies

  1. Yup, I use it for computing.
  2. In here (Mount Street Café) with all my friends and it was fun till we realised there was no eftpos.
  3. Bananas (squishy).
  4. Yup. I don’t remember much about it.
  5. Here I suppose.

Psyc and Spanish

  1. No cause I don’t do whatever it is they do there.
  2. I was doing a test in Hispanic Studies.
  3. Tomato if that’s a fruit.
  4. I have. For filming and to go to the Bendon outlet.
  5. Eating is for the weak.

Laurel (and Jessie the cat, Yellowi and Goldi the fish)
Biomedical Science and Psychology

  1. No. Why would I?
  2. Getting kicked out of the library and then waiting for a test that didn’t happen.
  3. Watermelon.
  4. Yeah, don’t know why but I regretted it.
  5. Library computers.

English and History

  1. Nope.
  2. In an English lecture.
  3. Watermelon.
  4. Yes because I was made to.
  5. Nowhere, because I don’t like the food here.

BA in Media Studies and Psychology

  1. No, never had any reason.
  2. I was working at parliament (advising John Key).
  3. I would say a significant amount of very ripe golden kiwifruit.
  4. Yeah, to go to the Bendon outlet store.
  5. Level 5, city side.

Law and Biomed

  1. No, nothing I study is there.
  2. I was about to check my Law results and then I had to wait.
  3. Tomatoes cause they’re a fruit.
  4. Yes I have many times to visit my great-aunty because she wanted to give my mum cookies.
  5. Level 5, city side.

Psyc and Ling

  1. * snorts * No.
  2. In the middle of a psyc test. We had to finish in the dark.
  3. Strawberries.
  4. Yes, we went camping there when I was like little. ALSO, we have relatives there.
  5. I don’t sit down, I tend to walk and eat.

Classics and English

  1. No.
  2. I was in the middle of English. The lecturer had just said something really profound about Baxter and then the lights went out. It was great timing.
  3. Tomato.
  4. I’ve driven through but never stopped.
  5. I steal other people’s food.

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