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Tag: 2017-10

May 22, 2017

I was not in a good mood when Pauly Lowe of Raw Collective asked me to review his band/collective’s upcoming gig/fundraiser, billed as their “last show for a while.” Stress of assignments and bouts of homesickness, coupled with the everyday hell of living at 222 Willis Street, had taken their toll on a usually positive […]

May 22, 2017

This week I interviewed Jamie Owers, Alisdair Armstrong, and Oliver Pol, the hosts of Get Your Hands Off My Dogcast.   How would you describe your podcast? Jamie: We review… well, review is a strong word. We talk about dog movies. Alisdair: Movies that prominently feature a dog. We do a different film each week, […]

May 22, 2017

It’s approaching that time of semester when the pressure of assignments builds up and everything can seem overwhelming and too much. It is important in these moments to attempt to gain perspective, though this can seem impossible when you’re in the thick of it. It can help to physically change your setting. Going for a […]

May 22, 2017

Susan Austen, Wellington co-ordinator for pro-euthanasia group Exit International, pleaded not guilty to three charges connected with assisted suicide in the Wellington District Court on May 12. The charges allege that in 2015, Austen imported Pentobarbital, a Class C drug often used in euthanasia; and that she assisted the suicide of 77-year old Annemarie Treadwell […]

May 22, 2017

A report conducted by Britain’s Office of the Independent Adjudicator received worldwide attention after a student was found using invisible ink, detectable only under UV light, to cheat during exams. The law student was found with 24 pages of hidden notes inside the prescribed materials that were allowed in the examination room. The New Zealand […]

May 22, 2017

The campaign for West Papuan independence has built up momentum in New Zealand following a visit by Benny Wenda, International Spokesman for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua.

May 22, 2017

Academic freedom is under attack in Hungary, where a new law could see the closure of a prominent independent institution, the Central European University (CEU). On April 4, the Hungarian parliament passed a motion to regulate the country’s 28 foreign universities by requiring them to have a campus or offer courses in their country of […]

May 22, 2017

I thought this week I would write about something that all of us could relate to (well most of us, unless you’re super lucky and can afford laser hair removal): pubes. No teacher in health class told us that hair grows not only on our pubic mound… but all around the back too?! Who cares […]

May 22, 2017

The Government will be undertaking a competitive tender process for a new national sexual violence helpline, according to a joint Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and Ministry of Justice (MOJ) press release issued on May 12. An MSD spokesperson told Salient that “this initiative is part of a $46 million investment over four years to […]

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