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April 8, 2013

A recent report published by two Victoria academics has criticised successive New Zealand governments for ignoring and restraining information that doesn’t fit their agenda.

March 25, 2013

The truth behind conspiracy theories

March 18, 2013

New Zealand is facing an upcoming fiscal crisis. Its source? Our parents. In an unprecedented and worldwide scenario, our population is getting older faster than we are getting it on. As the number of pensioners increases, greater financial pressure is put on a decreasing number of taxpayers (read: us, when we finally leave the comforts […]

July 30, 2012

The world of the world wide web according to residents of the Maureen Plowman rest home.

March 19, 2012

Some people like summer days that taste like ice-cream, whilst others like swirling around wearing red heels in over-packed clubs—but not me. I like torturing myself for a week trying to be as non-evil as possible according to the four major religions: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism—and then writing about it. This is what happened:* […]

October 10, 2011

It was the eleventh of September, and armed with optimism and dogged determination to do well in the upcoming exams I pledged abstinence from Facebook until the end of exams. Except for some small aching for its constant stimulation in the forms of links, access to friends and to their ‘lives’ I was doing pretty […]

July 25, 2011

In my first-year hall of residence, a few girls made a huge chart that plotted every resident’s known kissing conquests. I remember looking at this chart and being reminded of a huge spider web, and hoping that next year we’d all be a little less inbred. However, as my second year rolls by, I’ve realised […]

March 21, 2011

For a band who walked on stage in a smoked-out haze wearing casual tee-shirts and jeans, MGMT looked a lot more like fellow university students than adored hipster rock stars. Nevertheless, whatever the pretence, their opening song ‘Flash Delirium’ seemed to have stolen all those feathers, capes, metallic suits and stunts from the past and […]

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