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Tag: 2018-01

March 5, 2018

Did you know New Zealand has our very own military school? I didn’t, until a few months ago. Just like that episode in The Simpsons, it has been giving kids fancy uniforms, berets, and teaching them foot drills alongside their maths and english. Vanguard Military School is the most well-known “partnership school” in New Zealand. […]

March 5, 2018

Justice Minister Andrew Little has highlighted a need for extensive criminal justice reform in New Zealand. Little believes the tough penalties imposed on criminals under the “so-called law-and-order policies” of the last thirty years have failed in their goal of reducing crime. “New Zealand needs to completely change the way criminal justice works,” he said […]

March 5, 2018

Dear Erica, We have just moved out of our old flat. Our property manager has told us that she will not be refunding all of our bond. She is deducting $200 to get the carpets professionally cleaned, and is charging us $175 for cleaning. We worked really hard to make the place clean at the […]

March 5, 2018

Wellington’s annual Pride Festival kicked off at Waitangi Park on Saturday 24 February with Out in the Park. The much-loved “queer fair” was first celebrated in 1986 to rally support for the Homosexual Law Reform Act, and has since expanded into the two-week Wellington Pride Festival. Now in its thirty-second year, Out in the Park […]

March 5, 2018

Fans of the VicBooks collective will already be familiar with their long-running installation/performance work The Kiosk. Drawing on a range of influences, from French semioticians to Hans-Peter Feldmann’s ‘store art’, The Kiosk asks us to consider the function of a store. The basis of the work is a “satellite store”, or kiosk, near the established […]

March 5, 2018

The Government is bringing back the cabinet role of Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control, with Winston Peters being appointed to the position. In her first major foreign policy speech, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the reinstatement of the ministerial portfolio to an audience at the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs last Tuesday 27 […]

March 5, 2018

I can think of no better way to relaunch this column than talking about launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy on February 6th, one of the largest commercial rockets ever launched, and proof of the viability of reusable rockets. Over two million people watched the Youtube livestream as Elon Musk, a true showman, chose to forgo […]

March 5, 2018

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March 5, 2018

Winston Peters has announced that New Zealand First’s new deputy leader is Fletcher Tabuteau, following a caucus meeting on 27 February 2018. His new role will include Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and to the Minister for Regional Economic Development. Despite the confidence with which Tabuteau’s appointment was met from his co-workers, […]

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