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Indonesian Authorities Tired of Australia

Posted 2:32pm Sunday 15th March 2015 by Henry Napier

An Indonesian Minister, Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno, has made threats of what he calls a “human tsunami” if the Australian Government doesn’t stop the pressure it is putting on Indonesian authorities. The threats come after a continuous effort from the Tony Abbott-led government to save the lives of the Read more...

US Presidential Election Updates

Posted 2:32pm Sunday 15th March 2015 by Henry Napier

L ikely candidates for the 2016 presidential election, still ten months away, seem to be kicking off their campaigns early this year. Last week, nine soon-to-be Republican Party candidates travelled around Iowa apparently preparing for the coming election. None of the candidates has officially Read more...

The latest assault on Palestine (a primer)

Posted 9:16pm Sunday 10th August 2014 by Olivier Jutel

At university we are taught to be dispassionate analysts of world events, but in the face of the massacre in Gaza, academic detachment is hard to achieve. As the host of Radio One politics show The Revolution Will Not be Televised, I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Peace and Conflict Read more...

Contraception: The Intra Uterine Device

Posted 5:12pm Sunday 20th July 2014 by Laura Munro

Women have a lot of options when it comes to contraception. Although condoms should be used for STI prevention, women have several other options in terms of extra contraception to avoid pregnancies. The options include the pill, the injection, the implant and the Intra Uterine Device. Critic Read more...

iHunch affecting ill-postured student masses

Posted 4:20pm Sunday 4th May 2014 by Josie Cochrane

An epidemic is affecting students worldwide; the painful result of our generation being the first to grow up with an endless availability of smart phones, laptops, iPads and gaming consoles. It is the “iHunch.” The iHunch can result in permanent curvature of the spine and is the underlying problem Read more...

Defending the kingdom

Posted 4:31pm Sunday 13th April 2014 by Christian Hardy

In what is surely a landmark decision with regards to international environmental law, on Monday 31 March 2014, after years of protests and diplomatic disputes, the International Court of Justice ruled that Japan’s whaling programme in the Southern Ocean is not for scientific purposes and requested Read more...

Fear and Loathing in Ukraine

Posted 7:01pm Sunday 30th March 2014 by Mariya Semenova

One of the big things on the news in the last few months has been the protests and revolution in Ukraine, followed by the Russian annexation of the Ukrainian region of Crimea. Here I will bravely attempt to give you a crash course in that recent Ukrainian history. Having lived in New Zealand for the Read more...

Interview: Steve Drain of The Westboro Baptist Church

Posted 1:51pm Sunday 8th September 2013 by Tristan Keillor

Westboro Baptist Church has become infamous over the past twenty years for its stridently anti-gay messages and picketing of soldiers’ funerals. Steve Drain is a former documentarian who joined the Church in 2001. Drain featured heavily in Louis Theroux’s documentaries The Most Hated Family in Read more...

Pope Cums Out in Support of Gays

Posted 3:50pm Sunday 4th August 2013 by Zane Pocock

In case you missed it, Pope Francis came out in support of homosexuality last Monday and is fast becoming the Catholic Church’s first popular leader. “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” Francis asked reporters on the Papal Aircraft heading Read more...

Students on the Streets in Turkish Turmoil

Posted 6:05pm Sunday 7th July 2013 by Jack Montgomerie

What began as a protest against the construction of a shopping centre has turned into the largest public demonstration seen in Turkey in recent years. Students have been at the forefront of the protests, which erupted in Istanbul, Ankara and many smaller cities and towns. “Innocents have been Read more...

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