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Tag: 2017-16

August 7, 2017

We Have Power, a nationwide student-led campaign, was launched by the New Zealand Union of Students’ Association on August 7, with the aim of getting every New Zealand student to vote in the upcoming general election.

August 7, 2017

In less than 60 days, the New Zealand public is expected to head out to the polls and vote in a new government. It’s a point, every three years, where those invested in politics get together with their mates for beer and political banter, and a large portion of eligible voters turn off the TV […]

August 7, 2017

With an election on the horizon I’ve been pondering how to vote as a disabled person. For me, my vote, and in some sense my political voice, are very much informed by this  experience. Access to democracy is a difficult thing; it requires people to have access not only to the ballot box but also […]

August 7, 2017

A month ago, my middle-aged neighbour disappeared, leaving all of his belongings in the house and locking the doors behind him. Yesterday, I watched out the window as the landlord gave up waiting, broke into the flat, and began loading clothes, CDs, furniture, and electronics onto a trailer to take to the dump. All these […]

August 7, 2017

Over the last decade, Dunedin has established a rapidly growing and developing music scene, the most notable act to emerge of course being Six60. The international and local success the band found has created something of a new wave of music in the city, and at the forefront of this new wave is Albion Place. […]

August 7, 2017

On the weekend before last, UFC 214 was held in California, the highlight of which was the heavyweight rematch between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. The fight itself ended in typically protracted fashion after Cormier took a kick to the head, which clearly did damage but failed to finish the fight. A dazed and stumbling […]

August 7, 2017

I’ve been wanting to do a SPAAAAAAAAAACE column since I started writing Super Science Trends. The only issue is “everything outside of Earth” is a pretty broad category to cover, so here’s a smattering, a constellation if you will, of news stories about the final frontier. SpaceX’s reusable rocket, the Falcon 9, achieved a successful […]

August 7, 2017

Apparently there is power in changing your hair, I was told by a friend it was like a magic trick. I stand looking in the mirror considering cutting my hair off as a way of coping with a current sad and stressful situation. It would be nice to feel powerful. It would be nice to […]

August 7, 2017

Metiria Turei The Greens unveiled their welfare policy, “Mending the Safety Net”, on July 16, which co-leader Metiria Turei described as “the most significant changes to our welfare system in a generation.” The package would increase all benefit payments by 20 per cent, remove sanctions on beneficiaries who do not actively seek work, and reduce […]

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