Obliteration Room

Welcome to the Obliteration Room. We're going dotty over the coming of spring. Read Post

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Garden of Arcane Delights

A mid-winter trip to the Hamilton Gardens. Read Post

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Tribute - Dr Chris Ward

A photo blog in tribute of Capture and PAS regular Chris Ward. Read Post

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On the K

A weekend of it Read Post

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Sweet Jesus and Mary Chain

The Jesus and Mary Chain play Psychocandy, and other favourites, at the Powerstation. Read Post

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Orcon IRL on Journalism: The Video

Hard News by Russell Brown

We're talking a lot about journalism lately – and we're doing it because journalism is facing something approaching an existential crisis. But that's also the upside of the threat. We're talking about what journalism is  for in a way we tended…

Hekia's waynebrave

Polity by Rob Salmond

The Education Minister, Hekia Parata has form on having stupid ideas in public. Up to now, the most famous one was her idea that the public would love larger class sizes in schools. Turns out they didn’t, because they prefer…

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Hard News by Russell Brown

If the Drug Foundation's investment in polling on the matter of cannabis law reform was intended to start a conversation, then it has certainly achieved its aim. If not all the talk has been of high quality, well, that's not…

Why did the TPP fail?

Polity by Rob Salmond

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Friday Music: Sweet Inspiration

Hard News by Russell Brown

The phenomenon of dancefloor-friendly edits that beef up and emphasise the rhythmic qualities of classic older tunes has rarely, if ever, touched on  New Zealand's own musical heritage. And that's a shame. But – hey! – maybe it's changing. Last weekend I…

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