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Rights

Bourbon Street, not that classy

Regarding “call-out culture” in the real world

A month or so ago, the brilliant Morgue wrote a wonderful piece about online call out culture. I’d like to take a look at something similar but not the same. Real-world call-outs. by

by × April 20, 2015 × 5 comments

Reviews

Ricky Martin: He Banged

Ricky Martin: He Banged

As well as going to watch Singin’ in the Rain, this weekend also saw me and Kim going to watch Ricky Martin at the TSB Arena. Big weekend. by

by × April 20, 2015 × 0 comments

Reviews

Singin’ in the rain

Singin’ in the rain

I was invited to review Singin’ in the Rain and despite my lack of musical theatre knowledge I thought it would be a good chance to get the reviewing muscles warmed up in advance of the Comedy Festival. by

by × April 19, 2015 × 3 comments

Feminism, Rights

Despite advice to the contrary, you apparently should *not* put a ring on it

Why I don’t wear my wedding rings to job interviews

I’m (almost) 32. I am a healthy, fit, married woman. I work in fairly senior marketing and communications roles, in a world where, these days, most of my peers or higher level colleagues are men. by

by × April 14, 2015 × 3 comments

Humour

My life choices: the review

My life choices: the review

One of the ways in which we identify with the characters we watch is if we can relate to their flaws or share in their successes. by

by × April 14, 2015 × 2 comments

News

The Kitchin Sinks

The Kitchin Sinks

So news from late last week is that Paula Bennett has herself a new press secretary, former investigative journalist Phil Kitchin by

by × April 13, 2015 × 0 comments

News, Rights

John Oliver’s dick: a tall tale

John Oliver’s dick: a tall tale

You have probably already seen some – if not all – of the interview between John Oliver and renowned Government whistle-blower Edward Snowden. by

by × April 10, 2015 × 0 comments

Tech

#RumiPlaylist

#RumiPlaylist

Recently I got a playlist thing happening on Spotify. And it was a fun time. Now I’m running a regular update. by

by × April 8, 2015 × 0 comments

Politics

How to mislead with numbers

How to mislead with numbers

I’ve always been a stickler for what I call the reverse-stat. by

by × April 7, 2015 × 2 comments

Politics, Rights

IT'S THE LEFT WING

Left is right

If you’re not a liberal when you’re 20 you have no heart, if you’re not a conservative when you’re 30 you have no brain. by

by × April 2, 2015 × 3 comments

General, News

Dream big New Zealand

Dream big New Zealand

In the end, the end came at the beginning, but for some reason even the end felt like a beginning of a kind. by

by × March 30, 2015 × 4 comments

Politics

How the War in the North was won

How the War in the North was won

So that settles it, Winston is awesome at campaigning. Better than Joyce. And Joyce is supposedly awesome. So awesome > supposedly awesome. by

by × March 30, 2015 × 0 comments

General

I never advocate violence. But this guys face is so punchable.

Blackcaps vs some guys

Cricket. It’s never been on such a high in this country. And boy are we excited. by

by × March 28, 2015 × 0 comments

International

Cricket and India, India and cricket

Cricket and India, India and cricket

What exactly did the producers of Australia’s Today Show actually think was going to happen by

by × March 27, 2015 × 2 comments

Humour, Politics

“The term New Zealand comedian is an oxymoron”

“The term New Zealand comedian is an oxymoron”

So the title of this post is not my position, god no it isn’t.  by

by × March 27, 2015 × 0 comments

Humour, Tech

Excellent customer service from Spark

Excellent customer service from Spark

We’re always very quick to complain when customer service is shit (see Fone,Voda). by

by × March 26, 2015 × 3 comments

Politics

A very short post that continues my rage about the Feed the Kids Bill

A very short post that continues my rage about the Feed the Kids Bill

So like the huge political nerd I am, I did a bit of fishing. by

by × March 25, 2015 × 1 comment

Feminism, News

Regarding “call-out culture”: the uncontained fury of the imagined teenage Tumblr feminist

Regarding “call-out culture”: the uncontained fury of the imagined teenage Tumblr feminist

Recently Jonathan Chait generated a lot of heat online for a New York mag piece raging about a new era of political correctness. by

by × March 25, 2015 × 6 comments