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Werewolf: When angels fall to earth

Friday, 20 November 2009, 1:44 pm | Carolyn Meers

With the reception to Niki Caro's new film The Vintner's Luck becoming more downbeat by the day, it was no wonder that Caro herself seemed to be fully prepped and armed with some beautifully phrased (if somewhat off topic) interview responses. More >>

Medical Professionals Write Parliament an RX

Thursday, 19 November 2009, 4:04 pm | Carolyn Meers

Medical professionals representing the OraTaiao: New Zealand Climate and Health group delivered oversized prescription forms to Parliament today, urging lawmakers to reconsider the current changes proposed to the emissions trading scheme (ETS), changes they ... More >>

Thousands of Motorcyclists Convene at Parliament

Tuesday, 17 November 2009, 3:45 pm | Carolyn Meers

An estimated crowd of 10,000 motorcyclists gathered on Parliament grounds today to protest the ACC's raising of levies for their vehicles. ACC has stated that the rises in fees are a response to "rising claim numbers and healthcare costs" incurred by ... More >>

Greenpeace Protestors Call Out Fonterra

Tuesday, 17 November 2009, 10:54 am | Carolyn Meers

Greepeace shut down a portion of a lignite coal mine used by dairy processing and export company Fonterra in Southland this morning, covering the coal mine with a 40 by 40 metre banner with the words "Fonterra Climate Crime". Fonterra is using ... More >>

Bahraini Musicians Perform, Rally in Wellington

Friday, 13 November 2009, 1:27 pm | Carolyn Meers

A group of Bahraini musicians who arrived with the Bahrain football team last night performed in Midland Park this afternoon. Bahrain will compete with the New Zealand All Whites tomorrow, Saturday the 14th, in the FIFA World Cup qualifier at Westpac ... More >>

Truth, Dreams and Reality Converge In New BATS Play

Wednesday, 11 November 2009, 1:54 pm | Carolyn Meers

Confusion, sadness, loneliness, fear, a view of humanity from a totally different angle -- just a typical day of the life of a Wellington twentysomething in Leo Gene Peters' latest directorial project "Death and the Dream Life of Elephants". While ... More >>

A Review of Niki Caro's The Vintner's Luck

Thursday, 5 November 2009, 4:04 pm | Carolyn Meers

Niki Caro's new film, The Vintner's Luck is much like a wine in its successes and shortcomings; it looks beautiful as it unfolds, has great visual promise and boasts a lovely rich colour but, unfortunately, lacks deeper supporting flavours. Though ... More >>

"Safe and Sound" Brings Maternal Health Into Focus

Friday, 23 October 2009, 11:27 am | Carolyn Meers

Family Planning International held their inaugural "Safe and Sound" concert last night, October 22, at the San Francisco Bathhouse in Wellington. Musicians united to raise awareness about maternal health in the Pacific. More >>

"Live at Six" Twists the Truth and Wins the Crowd

Thursday, 22 October 2009, 2:56 pm | Carolyn Meers

Time, not truth, is of the essence in "Live at Six", a satire documenting the rivalry between two New Zealand television news stations, TV One and TV 3. After video of a TV One news anchor looking to be under the influence of an illegal substance is ... More >>

Petition Refuting ACE Cuts Delivered to Parliament

Tuesday, 20 October 2009, 3:43 pm | Carolyn Meers

Half a dozen bright yellow boxes were delivered to the Parliament steps this afternoon, each containing parts of a petition opposing the proposed cuts to Adult Community Education (ACE), which threatens to discontinue adult education classes throughout ... More >>

Protesters March Against ACC Cuts

Monday, 19 October 2009, 3:39 pm | Carolyn Meers

Wellington citizens from all walks of life convened at the Cenotaph this afternoon to protest the ACC's recently proposed cuts to its counselling programs for sexual abuse victims. The proposed changes would require those seeking treatment to be evaluated ... More >>

350 Aotearoa Leads March to Parliament

Friday, 16 October 2009, 3:47 pm | Carolyn Meers

Global climate change activist group 350 Aotearoa and members of the 10-20% Pure New Zealand collective led marchers from Victoria University to the Parliament steps today, calling for Prime Minister John Key to address New Zealand's current policy ... More >>

Rebiya Kadeer Visits NZ, Discusses Her Cause

Thursday, 15 October 2009, 3:05 pm | Carolyn Meers

Rebiya Kadeer, human rights activist and outspoken supporter of the Uighur people of East Turkistan/Xingjang --a province West of China -- was received in Wellington October 14 by Green Party Member of Parliament Keith Locke and members of the New ... More >>

NZ on Brink of Losing Maui's Dolphins to Extinction

Tuesday, 13 October 2009, 1:36 pm | Carolyn Meers

More than one thousand delicately folded papers hang on the far wall of the Nature Space Discovery Centre at Te Papa, half a dozen Raglan students stand by, poised and quiet, seemingly in full comprehension of the seriousness of the message they ... More >>

World March for Peace Begins in Wellington

Friday, 2 October 2009, 4:07 pm | Carolyn Meers

The World March for Peace and Nonviolence starts off their 3 month long voyage to promote peace in all realms of life, protest the use of nuclear arms, and spread a message of universal acceptance and love today, October 2nd, the anniversary of ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 

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