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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.

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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.

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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

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Reviews

The Tao of One Direction

The Tao of One Direction

“I think therefore I am.” –Rene Descartes “Beauty is truth, truth beauty,” — that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”- John Keats “You don’t know you’re beautiful. But that’s what makes you beautiful.” – Harry Styles.

by × July 22, 2014 × 0 comments

General

Beyond the headland: an encounter with Keri Hulme

Beyond the headland: an encounter with Keri Hulme

Last week Ali Ikram travelled to Oamaru to interview one of the country’s greatest living writers. Keri Hulme does not travel by plane to avoid lung infections.

by × May 22, 2014 × 4 comments

International, Rights

The Spy Who Didn’t Love Me

The Spy Who Didn’t Love Me

The following text was delivered as an address at the Muslim World Forum, Aotea Centre, 23 November, 2013. The forum marked eight years of relationship building between the Office of Ethnic Affairs and New Zealand’s Muslims.

by × November 26, 2013 × 0 comments

International

Russell Brand, Revolution and the “Real” world

Russell Brand, Revolution and the “Real” world

Russell Brand is the only person who has suggested to me that the material world is an illusion. Given that he did so between service at Peter Gordon’s Dine, I was inclined to agree.

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General

The Songs That Saved Your Life

The Songs That Saved Your Life

Some time between your first major disappointment and the arrival of a girlfriend – Morrissey gets you.

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General

Debauched puritanism

Debauched puritanism

Samsara is the Buddhist concept of impermanence, or the constant flow of existence. Despite being unwittingly immersed in the idea my whole life (and possibly before too) I hadn’t heard the term until I saw the film.

by × September 20, 2013 × 1 comment