Defending the kingdom | Issue 27

Posted 11:58pm Sunday 12th October 2014

What did you do in the last 15 minutes? Walk to Uni, waste time on facebook, take a long shower that annoyed your flatties? 15 minutes feels eternal from a Monday morning lecture theatre, but in the grand scheme it’s a fraction of a microsecond. Yet every 15 minutes something happens that is very Read more...

Defending the kingdom | Issue 25

Posted 2:58pm Sunday 28th September 2014

More and more people are rejecting the “absolute” nature of veganism. The “all or nothing” attitude can be very alienating, and even put people off considering going vegan. And it’s difficult in today’s world as well. We aren’t growing our own crops, instead relying on the integrated markets. Read more...

Defending the kingdom | Issue 23

Posted 4:38pm Sunday 14th September 2014

As a student, I’m always keen to scope out cheap restaurants. Circadian Rhythm on St Andrew’s Street (just down from Starbucks, Auckland girls) is one of my favourites. The food is excellent value for money, the staff are lovely, they have adorable hipster-friendly board-games and squashy couches, Read more...

Defending the kingdom | Issue 21

Posted 5:55pm Sunday 31st August 2014

For all of us over at the Law School, the Honourable Michael Kirby requires no introduction. He served as a Justice of Australia’s highest court from 1996 until 2009. Though he is well into his 70s, Michael is now chairing the UN Human Rights Commission of Inquiry, investigating human rights abuses Read more...

Defending the Kingdom | Issue 19

Posted 9:16pm Sunday 10th August 2014

“But, it can’t be that bad if it’s legal!” We irritating bleeding hearts hear this quite regularly in regards to Factory Farming and its continued legality in New Zealand. We even do stuff like rally against it – like we did a couple of weekends ago in New Zealand’s five biggest cities. Read more...

Defending the kingdom | Issue 17

Posted 10:15pm Sunday 27th July 2014

“BUT I BUY FREE-RANGE! LEAVE ME ALONE, YOU DIRTY STINKING HIPPY!” At some point in the near future, you may well find yourself saying this to some random in New World. He may or may not be wearing hemp pants. With the chia seeds and quinoa in his basket, he peers dubiously at the “free-range” Read more...

Defending the kingdom | Issue 16

Posted 5:12pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A few months ago, animal lovers all over the country rejoiced at the news that the notorious Brougham Park egg farm (just over the hill at Mosgiel) was to be closing down. However, the new owner of the property did not wish to keep the farm, and so all the laying hens were to be culled (killed, for Read more...

Defending the kingdom | Issue 10

Posted 4:20pm Sunday 4th May 2014

For animal rights activists, Mojo Mathers is a woman who requires no introduction. She is frequently hailed as “the voice for animals,” as well as a trailblazer for people with disabilities. The list MP has been an adviser to the Green Party since 2006, and a Member of Parliament since 2011. Read more...

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