Legal Action Threatens Streaming from Overseas

Four New Zealand television outlets, which together own 85 percent of New Zealand’s television viewing market, have joined together to take action on what they are calling a breach of copyright. Lawyers representing SkyTV, TVNZ, Lightbox New Zealand (run by Spark) and MediaWorks sent a letter on 2 April to the directors of Bypass Network Services Limited (BNSL) regarding its Global Mode services. Global Mode is a geo-blocking service...

Uni Launches Peaceful Cartoon Contest

The University of Otago National Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies is hosting a peaceful cartoon competition in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo tragedy. The aim of the competition is to help...

Druglawed Premiere Must Not Promote

A film titled Druglawed had its world premiere at the University of Otago College Auditorium on Wednesday 14 April. The film, organised by Otago NORML, focuses on New Zealand’s...

Electoral Report Shows Voter Turnout Low

The Electoral Commission has released its 2014 election report. While the report highlights that the election was successful, it maintains that “much needs to be done”. The report outlines...

Clinton Makes Second Attempt at Presidency

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has finally announced her bid to run for president in 2016. Last week she released a YouTube video entitled “Getting Started”, in which...

Editorial

Google “basic bitch” (BB) and you’ll find a plethora of things that make one a basic bitch. Although a BB probably wouldn’t use the word “plethora”, I seem to match the description on many counts #smartcookie: Striped...

Skeptic Schism

In 2006 a book was published that has gone on to sell 19 million copies worldwide by promising everybody literally everything they ever wanted. That book is The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. The “secret” is “The Law of Attraction” –...

Furious 7

Rating: 4/5 The make-or-break factor when it comes to high-octane action films is the pacing. Master that, and you can demand all the suspension of disbelief that you want from your audience. The seventh instalment of The Fast and the Furious series proves...

Interview: Raiza Biza

Artist Raiza Biza has solidified himself in the New Zealand Hip Hop game with last year’s release of The Imperfectionist album. 2015 is set to be another big year for the talented artist so Critic caught up with him ahead of his show this Thursday night...

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