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Politics

It's the amazing Labour party and their poll dance!

Farrar vs polls vs spin

In a Kiwiblog post that seems to have been written by David mashing his fists against the keyboard, Farrar argues that Labour’s “week of headlines on blaming the Chinese for Auckland house prices has come to nought” (source). by

by × July 21, 2015 × 2 comments

News, Politics, Rights

I'm Morgan. Look at my lovely smile.

When are numbers racist?

By Morgan Godfery Some politicians seem to think that “data” exists in a privileged realm somewhere above politics and power relations. Data, according to Phil Twyford and others, enjoys the authority of objectivity. by

by × July 20, 2015 × 0 comments

Feminism, General

This is truly the most OK age there has ever been

This is truly the most OK age there has ever been

We live in a world of hyperbole. We live in a country that suffers from an est-est complex and now this seems to be spreading. by

by × July 19, 2015 × 1 comment

News, Politics

Orewa 3: The Orewa-ing

Orewa 3: The Orewa-ing

On Saturday morning I was rung by a friend who is a huge political nerd. He is also right wing. He was excited. by

by × July 14, 2015 × 7 comments

International, Politics

Meet the socialist running for US President

Meet the socialist running for US President

Bernie Sanders is, on first blush, a grumpy old man with crazy white hair who’s constantly yelling numbers into microphones about income inequality. He’s been doing it for decades. by

by × July 13, 2015 × 0 comments

News, Rights

Leaving Pook Farm; Generation Rent Edition

Leaving Pook Farm; Generation Rent Edition

My suspicions were first aroused when my property manager told me not to panic. by

by × July 10, 2015 × 0 comments

Reviews

Sleeping Beauty on Ice: Sleeping Dave in the crowd

Sleeping Beauty on Ice: Sleeping Dave in the crowd

When I was very young, maybe 4 or 5, my parents took me to watch Torvill and Dean who came to New Zealand and did their ice skating thing at the Hutt Park Raceway by

by × July 4, 2015 × 1 comment

Tech

In Mod we trust

In Mod we trust

Yesterday, Reddit continued it’s dramatic month of what can only be described in a public relations context, as a cluster fuck. by

by × July 4, 2015 × 0 comments

International, News, Politics, Rights

American Political Batshit: With malice towards none

American Political Batshit: With malice towards none

“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds.” by

by × June 30, 2015 × 1 comment

Health

Becoming a grown up

Becoming a grown up

I used to think that no-one ever really grows up. There are all these milestones that are supposed to signify maturity by

by × June 26, 2015 × 2 comments

International

Never transit through Shanghai-Pudong

Never transit through Shanghai-Pudong

1020 – Descent (ascent) into Hades. The terminal boasts a giant billboard picturing blue sky. by

by × June 24, 2015 × 1 comment

International, Rights

This should have been a place of worship.

Letter to White America

Dear White America For better or for worse, your country is the leader of the Western world. by

by × June 20, 2015 × 1 comment

General

Support the Cancer Society and maybe Matthew Hooton dies

Support the Cancer Society and maybe Matthew Hooton dies

I pretty much disagree with the man on every political level imaginable, but he is also a friend. He’s planning on running in the London Marathon and raising money for the Cancer Society. by

by × June 18, 2015 × 0 comments

Rights, Tech

Reddit – Something IS going on here

Reddit – Something IS going on here

Something rather big happened to the internet the other day. by

by × June 16, 2015 × 0 comments

Feminism, Reviews

Review; Mad Max: Fury Road

Review; Mad Max: Fury Road

I didn’t even want to see Mad Max: Fury Road.  I don’t do action movies.  by

by × June 12, 2015 × 2 comments

Politics

We fucking love National. And cheese.

It’s all so obvious when you think about it

  There are a group of people, we are told, that focus groups suggest, will not vote National. by

by × June 10, 2015 × 4 comments

Reviews

Theatre review: Success

Theatre review: Success

I think it’s important to make two disclaimers before I go any further with this review. by

by × June 7, 2015 × 0 comments

News

Ka Kite Ano Campbell Live

Ka Kite Ano Campbell Live

Today will be tough. There will be laughter. There will be cake. Campbell Live is famous for cake. We are the only people in the world who lose weight on Christmas holidays. by

by × May 29, 2015 × 52 comments