Obliteration Room

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

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Image by Lilith Grace

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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Image by Chris Ward

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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Burgergasm the second

Polity by Rob Salmond

Wellington On A Plate, the capital’s citywide culinary festival, ended on Sunday. And once again the city’s burger competition far outshined the more refined offerings in terms of popularity. This year I faced strong domestic advice to avoid last year’s…

LATE: From #Slacktivism to Activism

Hard News by Russell Brown

This coming Monday evening, I'm chairing the next in this year's season of LATE events at Auckland Museum. As the title, From #Slacktivism to Activism, suggests, it's something of a reprise of the LATE I chaired two years ago, The…

After the Apocalypse

Speaker by Clinton Logan
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Three years ago, Clinton Logan sold all his possessions, leased out his house in New York state and set out on his motorcyle. The New Zealander, who had spent most of the past 20 years building a software company, decided…

Medical cannabis: a polling experiment

Hard News by Russell Brown

Yet another opinion poll has reflected a public mood for change in our laws around cannabis – and this one has an interesting wrinkle. The new poll was conducted by UMR for the reform group Start the Conversation between July 29…

Reimagining Journalism

Hard News by Russell Brown

Five o'clock on a Sunday is not generally thinking time for me, but yesterday was different. That was the kick-off for Reimagining Journalism, a WORD Christchurch panel discussion I chaired with Cate Brett, Paula Penfold, Duncan Greive, Morgan Godfery and…

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