Category Archives: Homegrown

Current Events: Student Loans and the Drinking Age Debate.

Two political issues have popped up in the last couple of weeks. Steven Joyce dropped some student loan-related bombs last week, while the long-in-the-making drinking age debate is in front of Parliament for the first time since last year’s election. … Continue reading

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Referendum 2011, The Double Down and 127 Hours.

2011 is election year in NZ. This year, we have the added privilege of not only voting for either a Labour or National-led government (does it matter anymore?), but we also get to voice our opinion on how good the … Continue reading

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Parachute.

4 days of music, over 25,000 people and general super choice times. This was my 10th Parachute Music Festival, but the first where I haven’t gone for the full weekend. Sunday was as pleasant a Parachute experience that I’ve encountered … Continue reading

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Flags.

Last night was the Auckland stop of Brooke Fraser’s Flags tour at the Civic and I went along with some mates. It was a thoroughly enjoyable night, here’s my take on it. Firstly, the Civic is such a sweet venue. … Continue reading

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Countdown to Summer Part 2.

Sitting outside on the lawn celebrating being halfway through exams, I found another part of summer that I (and others I’m sure) love. The calming, relaxing effect that a warm summer evening has on oneself is something special. Combine that … Continue reading

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Innuendo City. Population: Air NZ's new ad.

Hot on the heels of the Paul Henry debate that divided the country, Air New Zealand has released a Youtube campaign featuring a innuendo-spinning animal of some sort. My first reaction was more towards the negative, while Duncan’s was in … Continue reading

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Countdown to Summer Part 1.

Everybody loves summer. Except Joseph Gordon-Levitt for half of 500 Days of Summer. But for the rest of you, summer is that awesome 4 months off uni where the hangs are sweet and the weather is good (most of the … Continue reading

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