Strange Dreams

Album: Strange Dreams Artists: Motte Some time back there was a memorable performance in my hometown; someone was using loops to construct a soundscape of weird vocals. I can’t remember the name of the group, but I do remember the Hitchcockian scene as the loud repetitive squawking attracted an agitated flock of seabirds. I couldn’t figure out then how they were doing it. There was no tape deck or Walkman to be seen. It was...

Editorial

Two of our features this week deal with issues of paranoia, and how easy it is to write it off as “crackpot” behaviour. Think about doomsday preppers and you’re likely picturing a guy who lives in a buried caravan with his 900 guns, 4,000 bottles of whiskey, and pet pig. Mention being worried about electronic surveillance and you’re likely to be offered a tinfoil hat.  Chelle Fitzgerald’s interview with two...

Rowdy Ass Pants

Mike Hosking wakes in his penthouse apartment atop the most exclusive high-rise in Auckland’s CBD. He is the first to rise, but he is not alone. All around there are ten to twenty people of varying familiarity to him, including several strangers passed out drunk and someone he probably used to smoke with in high school. There is a mostly eaten pizza cushioning his personal assistant’s comatose head and there is vomit on his special...

Hager/Stephenson Book & Fallout Shows Need for Independent Inquiry into SAS Raid

Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson, two of New Zealand’s most renowned investigate journalists, claim that a 2010 NZSAS-led raid in Afghanistan killed six civilians and injured 15 more – contrary to the official story. The allegation is made in a book titled Hit and Run: The New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan and the meaning of honour, which they unveiled at Unity Books last week in Wellington. The book is not completely conclusive but...

Coca-Cola Christmas In the Park is a National Disgrace

It’s time for us to accept it: Coca Cola Christmas in the Park has become a disgrace. Every year thousands of irresponsible...

PE Alumni Raise Concerns over Falling Enrolments and Departmental Changes

Physical Education (PE) Students have raised serious concerns about the future of the PE department after reports of dwindling...

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