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Registry occupation at Canterbury is over

Friday, 8 October 1999, 11:09 am | Matthew Thomas

After some 53 hours, the student occupation of the registry building at the University of Canterbury is over. More >>

NEWSFLASH: Police threaten to evict students

Thursday, 7 October 1999, 10:00 am | Matthew Thomas

In the past hour, police have called students occupying the Registry building at the University of Canterbury, to warn them that they are about to evict the students. More >>

University of Canterbury approves smaller fee rise

Wednesday, 6 October 1999, 6:42 pm | Matthew Thomas

In a packed meeting, the University Council of the University of Canterbury has just approved fee rises to generate an additional $8.8 million income next year. More >>

Registry occupation continues at Canterbury Uni

Wednesday, 6 October 1999, 10:42 am | Matthew Thomas

Scoop's Matthew Thomas reports on the occupation of the registry building at Canterbury University in opposition to proposed $1800 a year increases in fees. More >>

Soapbox 51: Taking the future seriously

Tuesday, 7 September 1999, 10:22 am | Matthew Thomas

Political parties are chattering about the `knowledge-based economy' phrase, but is their heart really in it? More >>

Soapbox 0050: Queering the pitch

Monday, 6 September 1999, 8:28 am | Matthew Thomas

Try to decide whether same-sex couples should be able to adopt children, and you soon get into a much deeper debate. More >>

Soapbox: Kei te korero au i te reo Maori

Wednesday, 25 August 1999, 8:18 am | Matthew Thomas

Those people who know me personally would not describe me as the sort of person who is often lost for words. But during the past weekend I have been very quiet indeed. It's not that I haven't had a lot to say; in fact, the opposite is true. But the ... More >>

Soapbox: Zen And The Art Of Computer Projects

Sunday, 15 August 1999, 10:24 am | Matthew Thomas

In the aftermath of the failure of the Police's Incis computer project, Matthew Thomas points out that it would actually have been a miracle if the project had succeeded. More >>

Soapbox: The Cancer Of Ideas

Sunday, 8 August 1999, 9:44 am | Matthew Thomas

Matthew Thomas finds that the evolutionary theory of memes, or `viruses of the mind', can be used to explain recent media coverage of cancer treatments. More >>

Soabox: Writes Of Passage

Sunday, 25 July 1999, 9:30 am | Matthew Thomas

It often happens that fame goes to the people or things which deserve it the least. More >>

Soapbox Column: Anatomy of a car crash

Sunday, 11 July 1999, 11:08 pm | Matthew Thomas

It was a typical mid-winter's day in the northern South Island, I suppose: a heavy frost overnight, and a cold morning, sunny with a few specks of cloud. And the westernmost part of State Highway 63 is a typical South Island highway -- winding its way around ... More >>

Soapbox Column:Poll Position

Sunday, 4 July 1999, 11:20 am | Matthew Thomas

What's happened? Oh, just another political opinion poll announced. Just another occasion when a news agency, apparently lost for real news to report, decides to tell us what they think we think. More >>

SOAPBOX: Unwanted Privacy, Unwanted Publicity

Sunday, 27 June 1999, 9:59 am | Matthew Thomas

`To tell our own secrets is generally folly, but that folly is without guilt; to communicate those with which we are intrusted is always treachery, and treachery for the most part combined with folly.' - Samuel Johnson, 1 May 1750 More >>

Column: Perchance To Dream

Sunday, 20 June 1999, 9:43 am | Matthew Thomas

So my flatmates keep telling me. `You really should get to bed at a decent hour,' they say. They're getting used to me arriving home at four or five in the morning, and waking up around lunchtime -- or flying through their midst as I shave minutes ... More >>

 

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