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THE SEX ISSUE, a fun issue to make, an awkward editorial to write. Usually I draw on my own experiences when I write my editorial, I felt in this instance that might cross the professional/personal line. My boss reads this. Luckily there is other, non sex-related, stuff in this issue. The majority of this issue is, however, sex-related. If you do not want to read/see anything sex-related please look only at the following pages: 2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10, 13,16,17,23,24,26,28,29,31 and 32. The rest of you, have fun! So, because I am not willing to over-share I am going to talk about the Official Information Act (OIA). Bear with me, it does get interesting. The OIA is a complicated little number. Essentially, it means you can access any public information which, 2010 Editor without request, is not made public. Confusing isn’t it? Amanda Haxton That’s the point. Anyone can make an OIA request. You don’t even need to put it in writing. As a journalist I have made requests to various public agencies, including The Ministry of Education and The Auckland District Health Board. You should be able to request anything, unless it

IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO READ/SEE ANYTHING SEX-RELATED PLEASE LOOK ONLY AT THE FOLLOWING PAGES: 2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,13,16,17, 23,24,26,28,29,31 AND 32. involves terrorists, but you will likely find any number of excuses and barriers put in your way. If this happens you can complain to a group (with a Tolkien worthy name) called the ombudsmen. I have two reasons to discuss the OIA in this issue. Firstly, our news section features an article about the review of the Code Of Practice For International Student Care. The information used in this article was obtained through the use of an OIA request. We wanted this information because it was not yet, and will never be, made publicly available in its full form. The second reason is far more salaciously interesting. It concerned a series of OIA requests made by the Sunday Star Times newspaper last weekend. The requests asked for details of credit card spending and reimbursed expenses from the CEOs of some of the country's biggest



public organisations. The spending (which covered things like whisky, elaborate dinners and Xboxes) was ranked, and low and behold who should be taking out third place? No other than Unitec’s CEO Dr Rick Ede. In the past 24 months he spent a total of $79,611. Dr Ede’s bills showed a number of things. What really stood out was a $295 chocolate centrepiece for a council strategy day. The actual meeting, at the Westin, cost a total of $4442.97. The centrepiece is described as chocolate dipped fruit blooms adorned with Ferrero Rochers and Lindt balls. There are many questions I could raise about this expense, but I will ask only the most important ones. Why wasn’t I invited to eat the chocolate centrepiece? Did anyone get to eat the centrepiece? At that price you would really hope it got eaten. Now this may be an editorial, but I won’t take this as an opportunity to criticise Dr Ede out of context. As I mentioned, people will try to avoid their responsibility to release information under the OIA. Dr Ede complied, many tertiary institutes did not. Whitirea Community Polytechnic, The Southern Institute Of Technology, The Eastern Institute of Technology, Auckland University and several other organisations all tried to side step revealing their spending. What are they hiding? Comparatively, the CEO of Waiariki Institute of Technology Dr Pim Borren came in fourth place on the top 10 list, just behind Dr Ede at $77,359. The difference between the two was around $2,000. It is interesting to note that in 2009 Unitec had 23,038 students. Waiariki had 9,000. Dr Ede has 1103 staff. Dr Borren has 400. Dr Ede’s spending included a annual strategic planning meeting at Eden Park, which included well over 300 members of Unitec staff. Just 100 less than Dr Borren’s total staff. The Sunday Star Times asked around 140 public companies to divulge their spending, not all complied. That polytechnics, universities and other tertiary institutes were asked at all suggests there is an expectation that in large companies there will be a large amount of spending. It should also be reiterated that the aforementioned delicious centrepiece was for a council meeting; as far as I’m aware Dr Ede didn’t buy any porn. Dr Ede has released a media statement concerning the spending which says that the expenditure is approved each month

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by th b the Council Chairman and is within budget. He won’t be making further comment on the matter. However, In Unison would like to solve the mystery of the chocolate centrepiece; we are determined to find out whether or not it got eaten, and if so, by whom?

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OK, SEX… IT HAD TO COME UP BETWEEN US SOONER OR LATER, RIGHT? There are so many puns, so much

innuendo and so many weird stories that I actually havee no idea where to start. I could talk about sex with regarrds to gender differences: the whole "battle of the sexes" thing. But honestly, it’s a bit overdone. Likewise, I’ll tryy to avoid too many cliché jokes, you’ve heard it all I’m sure… I could start off by telling you about how importantt it is to know that “suicide girls” despite the name, don n’t 2010 President need the kind of saving you’d think, and have an entirrely Pete Hodkinson different kind of “hotline” to the norm. True story, thanks Google. I think it’s worth moving away from your average superficial sex sub-topics (positions, toys, erotic role-play play and the like) and try touching on a bit of the history of

Sadism (when one enjoys cruelty) is the precursor or first cousin to Sadomasochism and was named after an odd chap, The Marquis de Sade (a somewhat infamous 18th Century French writer). But don’t make the mistake of thinking that he invented the concept. No, no, interestingly enough we’ve been involved in documented (check out the Tomb of the Floggings in Tarquinia) “S&M” five centuries before we even had the New Testament. Crazy... Now, I’m going off on a tangent here, but another crazy thought: even a total genius can be a massive pervert. Einstein for example, was married twice (one of the wives was his cousin) and he supposedly cheated on both of them with more than 10 women. I know what you’re thinking guys: “If only talking about unified field equations and the theory of relativity was as attractive to girls as conceiving them evidently was.” Einstein you slut… [One of the world’s most brilliant minds, and I just called him a slut – take that convention!] Well, you’ve probably heard enough of this nonsense, so I’m gonna go ahead and leave you to it Unitec! I wish you all the best for the coming couple of weeks and I’ll see ya round!

APPARENTLY WHEN WATCHING SOMEONE (USUALLY MALE) GETTING HANGED, IT WASN’T UNCOMMON TO SEE AN ERECTION POP UP. PEOPLE JUST PUT TWO AND TWO TOGETHER. an odd microcosm of human sexuality: fetishes. You’d be surprised at 1) how old some of them are and 2) where they stem from. Forgive me if it seems like a messed up topic but, please, let me elaborate a bit: Autoerotic asphyxiation (strangulation while “getting in touch” with yourself) is both weird and actually a treatment for erectile dysfunction (not being able to “get in touch” with anything) which dates back to the 1600s. Apparently when watching someone (usually male) getting hanged, it wasn’t uncommon to see an erection pop up. People just put two and two together. I can just imagine the spam mail they would have been plagued with: “Can’t please your wives? Why not try almost hanging yourself in the closet?” And no, I’m not even kidding with this – Google it… or, you know, don’t’s not that important, you should probably study something else really really. Anyway… Anyway

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NEWS Providers get financial incentive to perform By Amanda Haxton

Greens give Joyce the big F By Amanda Haxton

Green MP Gareth Hughes has graded Steven Joyce on his performance as Minister of Tertiary Education and given Joyce a big “F”. In a speech for the Vote Education Estimates debate last week Hughes spoke of how he thought Joyce had been a failure since taking over the role from Anne Tolley. Hughes, who was a student last year, pointed to enrolment caps at many institutes and under funding as areas where the minister had failed He also criticised the minister’s introduction of a lifetime limit to student loans and said he had failed to stop universities charging students excessive costs in non-academic levies. News that the minister would be funding institutes based on performance

was meet with another “F”. “He’s already made it harder to get into tertiary study, harder to stay in tertiary study, and more expensive to stay in tertiary study. Now he is making it harder for providers to maintain funding,” says Hughes “Joyce’s plan threatens funding cuts for under achievement without the realisation that under funding will actually cause under achievement.” Hughes says that the purpose of tertiary education is to be the critic and conscience of our society, not "money making machines that churn out industry focused graduates." “We spend $3000 less than the OECD average per student. We need to stop shuffling money around and start putting money in,” says Hughes.

And another door closes… By Amanda Haxton

The latest in a string of tertiary providers to close enrolments, Massey University has announced there will be no more enrolments in its 2010 Summer School programmes. The move has caught people by surprise, coming three months earlier than usual, as the institution has reached its funding cap. Massey closed its second semester enrolments for domestic students earlier than planned and will introduce preferential entry next year, ViceChancellor Steve Maharey announced. “We have come under considerable pressure from growing numbers of students wanting to enrol, particularly in sciences and particularly on the Albany campus from schools in North Shore and Waitakere,” says Maharey. “Other pressure points are Maori and

Pasifka enrolments and a growing desire from people in work to increase their skills and qualifications through distance education." President of the Massey University Extramural Students’ Society Ralph Springett says the move is not wholly unexpected news, “but the lack of notice for students is very concerning”. “The unfortunate thing is that it is the mature and part time students that will be hardest hit,” says Springett. “I have no solution for these people. It will be a huge let-down for them and the Minister is simply not listening to the Universities or the people of New Zealand,” says Springett. Victoria, Auckland and Otago Universities have also restricted enrolments.

Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce has confirmed details of performance linked funding. The new model will see tertiary education providers receive a proportion of their funding based on performance. From 2012 five per cent of providers’ funding will based on their performance against indicators from the previous year. The indicators include course completion, qualification completion, progression to higher study and the number of students retained in study. Joyce says this approach will provide financial incentives for providers to continually work to improve the educational performance of their students. “Initially, performance linked funding is about targeting the outliers. Those institutions that stand out as poor performers in certain areas.” “Over time, I expect to see the performance of the entire sector improve as a result of this model.  Providers will know upfront what their targets are and the Tertiary Education Commission will work with them to improve performance,” he says. Tertiary Education Union (TEU) national president Dr Tom Ryan says the government needs to approach the initiative carefully. He says the government needs to ensure it improves the performance of institutions “rather than shutting out students who are less likely to succeed”. “There is a danger that institutions will seek to lift their funding by excluding students they think are less likely to succeed, or that pressure will be put on teachers who have tough academic standards,” says Ryan. The Tertiary Education Commission will be discussing details of the model with tertiary providers this month.





Super City candidates get cosy at Unitec By Amanda Haxton

Things got personal when Unitec hosted the first debate attended by all Super City mayoral candidates. The seven candidates had a heated discussion during the 90-minute live debate in Unitec’s Forum For The Future series. The candidates included; North Shore Mayor Andrew Williams, anti-smacking protestor Colin Craig, former Waitakere City councillor and comedian Ewen Gilmour, Auckland City Mayor John Banks, Manukau City Mayor Len Brown, water campaigner and actor Penny Bright and theatre director Simon Prast. The three-evening series entitled “Super City – Win or Lose?” has attracted some of the country’s top local government experts as panelists. The panelists have taken the unique

opportunity to inform both the studio and online audience about the pros and cons of having the Super City. Unitec’s Department of Management and Marketing utilized social media to liven up its debate and open discussion to the wider Auckland community. Live “tweets” from the panel style debates allowed members of the public to ask panellists questions via the social networking site Twitter. The major topic of the final debate was the prospect of Auckland’s water services being contracted out to private companies. The prospect was rejected by the two heavyweight Super City mayoral contenders, John Banks and Len Brown. Both said they were committed to keeping Auckland’s $5 billion worth of water assets in public ownership under the

Super City. Activist Penny Bright shook her head through many of the other candidate’s speeches and called for Aucklanders to rise up and stop the “corrupt takeover” of the city’s assets. Business journalist, commentator and adjunct professor at Unitec’s Department of Management and Marketing, Rod Oram, facilitated the debates. The Super City will be the largest council in Australasia, and comes into place on November 1. Videos from all three debates are available online. Since the debate series Ewen Gilmour has pulled out of the campaign race due to family commitments.

Focus on international student care By Amanda Haxton

The Ministry Of Education has conducted the first review of The Code Of Practice For The Pastoral Care Of International Students since the code was implemented in 2002. Following a request under The Official Information Act, In Unison has received details of the sector bodies and government agencies consulted in the review, as well as the findings, suggestions and recommendations made, both implemented and not. The code regulates the responsibilities education providers have towards international students studying at their institutes. There are currently over 1200 signatories to the code. The code went through four rounds of public consultation and a relatively small number of submissions, 27, were received. All of the country's eight universities made submissions. The majority of submissions suggested marginal changes to wording or sought clarification. A single added word could make a huge

difference to international students who may have experienced delays when trying to resolve grievances. “Prompt" was added to the sentence “signatories must ensure that international students are advised of and have [prompt] access to adequate transparent and fair internal procedures for dealing with grievances.” One university requested that the introduction of 24 hour supervision for "group students" should not apply to adult students; it will now only apply to those under 18-years-old. The Ministry Of Education says that the major change is that “code requirements have been aligned with student immigration policy changes to encourage the growth of export education.” Submissions from the New Zealand Union of Students Associations (NZUSA) suggested parties other than students, primarily advocates, be able to put forward complaints to the international appeal authority on students’ behalf. This would require legislative changes

which will be investigated. The new code will take effect on November 1 and versions will be available on the ministry website in Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Thai. Director of Unitec’s International department Jude Lydia said Unitec did not make a submission. “We are fine with the code, we always provided good service. We work with superb home stay services and are happy with the quality of those.” “We have very few under 18-year-old students, most of our students are over 18, so the level of the care may not be so intensive.” Last year Unitec had around 2700 international students. Currently Unitec International has one staff member responsible for the pastoral care of international schools, the School of Languages has an additional two staff members.



Fun, food and furious film makin ng By Amanda Haxton

Language barriers and indecipherable menus didn’t stop a group of Unitec students making the most of a recent trip to China to film a cross cultural documentary. Four Unitec film students travelled to Beijing last month to film the second half of a documentary about couples of different ethnicities. The documentary is a joint project between the Beijing Film Academy and Unitec. Five students from Beijing stayed at Unitec earlier this year and in turn the Academy hosted the Unitec students in Beijing for four weeks. The documentary was co-directed by Unitec student Rose Damon (21) and Bejing Academy student Li Bo (22). John Whiteside worked as the camera operator in Beijing, Jesse Hilford was in charge of production and sound, and Kelly Chen worked on a “making of” documentary as well as being the group’s translator. Damon says the language barrier was challenging and the group would have “starved” without Chen’s translator skills. On a day-to-day basis the students struggled to do simple things like read

menus at restaurants. Damon says food was “a huge challenge” but they rellished the experience of travel. “We were very well looked after by thee Beijing Film Academy,” says Damon n. The film looks at the challenges faced by cross cultural couples in China and New Zealand, it is bilingual and willl be translated and subtitled. Co-editing the film has been hin ndered d by communication barriers and thee end product will likely be in two parts, one from each country. Between the two visits the studeents communicated via email. “We tried to Skype at the beginn ning of the year but the internet in Chin na is surprisingly really slow,” says Damo on. “But it was an intensive process while we were all together.” Damon says initially the documeentaryy was intended as an experiment to see how the two institutes interacted and to o develop a sister school type relation nship. The end product will be shown att Unittec in the near future and the group ho ope to o enter it in some film festivals. “It’s highly competitive to get intto festivals but we will certainly aim for fo thaat,” says Damon.

Unitec and Auckland Rugby officially BFF Fs By Amanda Haxton

Unitec and the Auckland Rugby Union have made their partnership official, with a powhiri to celebrate an array of new initiatives created between the two organisations. The partnership was officially announced last month at Unitec’s Te Noho Kotahitanga marae with Unitec becoming the official tertiary provider for Auckland Rugby. Unitec Chief Executive, Dr Rick Ede, says the partnership adds a strong educational link to a close relationship that already exists between the two organisations. “Unitec is fortunate to have already established close links with Auckland Rugby through our Department of Sport and now both parties can expand this further to complement each other’s strengths,” says Dr Ede. The deal will provide quality education opportunities to both players and staff.

Unitec will be an official sponsorr of th he Blues Super 15 team next year and will also have close links with the Undeer 18 Blues Development Squad. The partnership will involve sponsorship of both top level playeers and rising stars, with more initiatives yet to be announced. The Blues already practice at Uniitec’s sports fields. Auckland Rugby CEO, Andy Daltton, saays the partnership will bring mutual benefi fits to both organisations. “Our desire to develop players wiith natural rugby talent as well as skillss off the field ties in well with our Unitec partnership. “Offering people involved at variious levels of Auckland Rugby, as well ass the t Blues, an opportunity to further deevelop v p themselves with programmes offerred d byy Unitec is a very positive arrangemeentt.”


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Lemon Detox Diet slammed by GP

(living on maple syrup not very healthy) By Caitlin Duggan

The latest slimming fad among students, the Lemon Detox Diet, is not the way to lose weight says an Auckland GP. GP Gail Houng-Lee says the diet, which consists of eating nothing for up to two weeks and drinking the liquid consisting of palm and maple syrup, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and water, is a bad way to lose weight. “A diet of fresh fruit and vegetables for the same period of time could help you lose just as much weight without starving y yourself.”

The Lemon Detox diet claims you can lose nine kilograms in ten days. The issue many are having with this diet is that because you are eating nothing at all, people are getting dizzy and some even fainting. Nicole Stanbury (20) did the diet and lost four kilograms and put two of those back on straight away. “I felt dizzy after two days so had to eat some cheese.” The Lemon Detox website gives directions to drink as much as you like of this drink but not to “burden yourself y

with solid foods”. Houng- Lee says to stop feeling dizzy you need to keep up glucose levels and fruit and vegetables do this.” Caitlin Chester (19) did the diet to lose weight after new years. “After two weeks it was all back on.” The diet costs $180 for 14 days of the drink. Houng-Lee says, “You could spend that much money and get a week’s worth of fruit and vegetables.” Celebrities such as Beyonce and Jennifer Aniston have admitted to doing the diet and which has helped p make it so p popular. p




Sandra Bullock. Sh Shee may may hav havee had d a tro r ubl u ed few mo month nthss person per son son nall al y. y. Butt prrofe f ssi s ona onally lly,, she she has a to oppe pped pp d the he FFor orbes b lilist st for th the he yea years ye ears hig ig ghes he t paid paid d ac actre tress. ss. s BullRush Chocolates. The kiw k wii ki co-own coowners ers rss p pllan to mou mo ld d up up to 100kg 100 kg of gou o rme m t choc chocola o te ola te int into o a 12-m 12-m metr etre-l e- ong ch e-l choco o lat oco latee bar bar in As b Ash burrton to on, whic which h will will br break eak th thee cu cur u ren entt reco en reco ord. rd

Aaron Nuualititia Graphic Design and Animation

On Campus


Starfish. Th T iss Wel W lin We ngto gton n eco o-fr -frien ien iendly ie ndly la label be wi w ll ta tak ake the the presti pre sti t gio gious u ope us op nin ning ni g spot p att N Neew Zea e lan an nd Fash Fash as ion io on We Week. e Body painting. Neo N n is al allll kin k nds ds o fun of fu un n; give give itt a go o at USU USU’s’ss 80 US 80’’s party par ty (se (see see What hat’s’ss On? n?))

Rebecca Brown Graphic Design and Animation

Nicola Mcpherson Graphic Design

Mountain Dew Code Red. Col o our ouring ng ma makes kees su kes uch a differ diff e een enc nce does n doe oes o esn’t iitt?


GOING DOWN Chris Carter. Si S ck? No N t SSick i k? ick Either Eit her er waay, y fai f th iss los lost.t.t You Yo ’ve go to got o fe feel e a litt el ittle lee bit ba bad d for the he guy u .

Mexican Food. Is it it ju jusstt us or aree th aar he pric r es rising ris ising n wh ng w ilee th thee qua qu ualit lityy aand nd dq qua qu u nti ntity ty of o the he avo avocad v cad aad doss wor worsen wo seens??

Sam Arbuckle Certificate in visual arts

Tereza Burgess Communications

The lack of Almond MM’s. They’r The y’rre what whatt wo w uld ul ha h ppe ppen n if a MM an and nd a sco corch rch hed almond alm lmond ha had d child chi ldr drreen n – deli delicio cio io ou us. s. But u why wh a th are t ey not av avail ai abl ab blee in New ew Zealan Zea an nd d??

Lindsay Lohan’s short prison stint. Iff you yo ou do th he crim crim me you sho hould ould ld do o th thee time time!!

Teenage drinking mania. AfterAft er-bal erba l seas bal eason on is ove over,r, go creeate sso omee mor m al pan panic i abo ic about ut som om ometh meth hing in ng g el else. lse. s






“Pardon?” “So you want sex? Is that right? Sex?” She took my monopoly money from my hand and moved to the till. “Yeah, sex, I mean six will be fine.” “Too easy!” The Australian shop assistant rang up my purchase of sex pairs of socks and I was on my way. It got me thinking, sex is just everywhere. On the flight home from the Gold Coast I reflected on the meter maids in their bikinis and men in budgie smugglers everywhere you looked. I know it is warm there, but really, do we need to see everything all the time? How is this new generation coping? Porn is now so common place, that the romance and thrill is gone. In years gone by, watching porn was a mission. You had to know someone, who knew someone, who organised a secret meeting, involving lots of drinking. One person commandeered a projector, and a white sheet was hung on the wall. As it was turned on everyone watched with anticipation. If someone opened a door or window the draft would cause the sheet to flap, and the images would be distorted. Then we would d pl p play ay thee whole th thing hiin ng backw backkwards to catch what wee

had missed. Often without sound d. It was hilarious. Now days, Google will give you porn n options (eventually) no matter wh hat you typed into the search engine. And the rules of engagement havee changed. Once upon a time, if you groped d a giirl without permission, you got a slap p; an nd maybe a thump from her boyfrien nd. Really bad cases saw the Police involved. Now wa lawyer sues you, and who ever you u worrk for. Sex has gone from the bedroom m to the webcam, and is used to sell everytthingg. Let’s face it, according to advertiseers, only cute young people in swimwear drrink Coke. And they all live at the beach h. Sure they eat McDonald’s, but their McDonald’s doesn’t make them faat. Anything for sale is offered with cute sexy images. Or innuendo. Surely the whole sex thing will becom me too much. The pressure, the imagee, wh hat will the new generation make of itt? What damage will it do to their psyche? Can they be brought back from the brink? W herre will it all end up? So, how is this new generation copin ng with this new, total immersed sexu ualissed age? “Whatever.”



1 POLI OL TIC ICAL AL CO CONDOM CON DO S. DOM S I’m ta talki lki k ng gO Ob Oba ba bama maa (th t e ulti ultimat matte stim stim mulu uluss packag pac kage) kag e) Pal P lin Pa in (wh w en n ab aabo borti rtion on n iss nott an n optiion opt io on) o orr McCa c iin n (ol o d but not exxpir ol p ed ed). ed) 2 V VIIB VIB IBRAT RATING RA ING NG CO CONDO NDOMS. MS. MS S Turn Tur n you you urssel elf into a vib vibrating vibrat ing di d ldo do in ju ust one easy easy ste st p. p 3 LAM A BSK BSKIIN IN CO CON ONDOM O MS. S. Bestt to Bes to avoi vo d the thes hese as the they don’t do on’t’t pr prote ote tect ctt f om fro m STIs STIs T . plu pluss ther here’s e so e’s some methin me met h ng hin g a liittl ttlee unsett uns ettlin ett lin ling ng abo bou ut usin usin ng a co c nd ndo do om made ad fro om anim iimal al int intest estine est inees, altho althou alt hough g w gh wee do o eat at sau usag saa es es.


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USU PRESENTS: THE 80’S PARTY! Y! CARRINGTON’S BAR, MT ALBERT USU is bringing back the 80’s – so embrace it – we want to see lycra, cra fluro fluro, big hair, hair blue eyeshadow and sweat bands. The 80’s look is about colour, volume and lots of it! DJ Reminise will be on the decks playing all your favourite tunes, mixed in with some 80’s flavour, and there will be a free body painting station, where you can get painted up with fluorescent paint before heading inside under the black lights.  We’ve also got some mean gear from Globe to giveaway on the night.  Tickets $5 for USU members (all Unitec Students) With a free CD from USU Reception $10 for non members and door sales. TUESDAY 24TH AUGUST – FRIDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER BUNGALOW 6 EXHIBITION Work from second year Bachelo or of Visual Arts students o Long Black Café and Studio 14, Mt Albert

WEDNESDAY 18TH AUGUST USU SNOW CLUB TRIP TO SNOW PLANET Departs Unitec at 5pm $20 entry or $32 for entry and gear hire Please email: to register


USU FREE FILM DATE NIGHT The Gold Lecture Theatre SATURDAY 28TH AUGUST 5.30pm - All welcome! Tina Fey and Steve Carell play a FREE: LYNFIELD’S STRONGEST typical suburban couple whose MAN COMPETITION WEDNESDAY 18TH AUGUST lives - including their weekly date Lynfield Recreation Centre SUNDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER night of dinner and a movie - have 10.30am ZIRKA CIRCUS become routine. In an attempt to North Harbour Stadium, Albany reignite the marital spark, they visitt WEDNESDAY 25TH AUGUST Zirka Circus is the first new circus to a trendy Manhattan bistro where hit the New Zealand scene in many a case of mistaken identity throws SATURDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER years. Zirka has a contemporary THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES the couple way over their heads show featuring 30 incredible The Basement Theatre, Low wer into the centre of a high-profile international acrobats, beautiful Greys Ave crime ring. Not knowing who they costumes and choreography as well can trust, it's no easy task to set The Vagina Monologues mo oves as death defying and unbelievable beyond embarrassment and d feaar matters straight. feats of human strength and and examines how “down th here”” is bravery. Tickets from $18 a means of female empoweerment and the ultimate embodimeent of individuality. Tickets from $20 MORE EVENTS AT W W W. U S U . C O . N Z

WEDNESDAY 25TH AUGUST – SATURDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER UNITEC PRESENTS: CHOREOFEST TE MAHURU A stim stim mula laatin ting g danc an e trip riptyc tych h of unique un uni quee an and d inno ovative vativee st stude u nt ude wor w wo orks k fro om New Zeaaland’s lan nd’s’ lea leadin eadin ding cont ntemp nt emp m oraaryy danc daance dan ce and nd cho ch horeo reeogra raaphy raphy p pr prog ogr gramm amm m e. e. Th The hese se se excciti iting ng n g wor wo ks off ffer er a fre ressh and nd varied var aried pe persp rsp pect ective ive ve on n ar a t,t, lif lii e and d per e for fo m man an nce cee tth thr hroug o h tthe ou h eye he eyes of the the U tec Da Uni Dan nce nc ce Scchoo h ll’ss first rst,, sec eco co on nd d yea e r and n g graadua adua duatin tin ng cont o emp mpora orary ora ry dance dan cee stu studen den en nts. ALL SHOWS WILL BE HELD AT: Unitec Uni tec Dance Dance Da ce St Studi udios udi os os B ldi Bui ld ding 7 d Gatee 1, Carr Gat Carr arring i ton ing on Rd Rd,, Mt Albe lbert r Adu Adults Ad d ltts $1 $ 5, 5 Con Conces ccesssio sion n $10 wit with wi h ID D (Un (U Un nite t c staff taff,, unwage unw nwage ged, d se d, sen niior or o s) s) Stu uden d ts t $5 wit w h ID wi Ticket Tic ketss from iTIC ket T KET w .it ww www .itick ick c et. et co. co nz WEDNESDAY 25TH -SATURDAY 28TH AUGUST CHOREOFEST: TAHI FFir irstt yea yearr danc ancee stud u ent ntss 7pm 7p pm–9p pm WEDNESDAY 8TH SATURDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER CHOREOFEST: RUA Seecond Sec ond nd ye year a stu ar uden de ts 7pm–9p 7pm –9p 9pm m WEDNESDAY 22ND SATURDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER CHOREOFEST: TORU Gradua Gra raadua duatin u ttin ting ing clas cla las aasss of thir thi hir h irrd year ird ea stu uden e tss 7p pm–9p pm–9p pm



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FRIDAY NIGHT. THREE GIRLS. ALL OF THEM VIRGINS, SEX SHOP VIRGINS AT LEAST. Nervous, scared, apprehensive, they needed some liquid courage before embarking on this erotic adventure. Procrastinating, they head out for a pre-sex shop dinner in Ponsonby in an attempt to fake classiness.


FIRST GIRL: A self confessed prude. Let’s call her Prue. In a steady relationship with a sensible guy, this girl’s fetishes only involve white dresses and diamonds on her left hand. SECOND GIRL: Liberty has recently acquired a sexual liberality. With her latest conquest waiting for a 2am call, this girl thought maybe it was time to branch out. THIRD GIRL: The ultimate single party girl, Sindy is up for a laugh, she's the one who makes outrageous suggestions but won’t necessarily follow through.

enough to bring back their nerves. They feel the staring eyes of judgement from cars passing by, convinced the drivers must know what they are up to. There is plenty of choice in this part of town: The Pleasure Chest, Kinks Adult Shop or Eroxx. Eroxx is a recognisable name – they advertise on the radio. Surely something that plays on The Edge can’t be too bad? They decide to go for the mainstream. “You first,” says Prue, pushing Sindy through the door. Feigning braveness, she


more to convince herself than the other two. Prue turns around in horror to see Sindy losing her false, calm exterior. “What the fuck is that?” she exclaims. “Shhhhhh!” says Liberty. “They’re anal beads.” Sindy is disgusted, she’s heard the odd rumour, but close up realisation is another matter altogether. Later that evening, over another bottle of wine, she describes the experience as her “eyes being violated”.



A mutual friend tells the girls D.VICE is as classy as a sex shop is ever going to get. So they slink down Ponsonby Rd, attempting to remain incognito, only to find the door locked and lights out. Classy, in this case, must mean customers only require sex toys during normal working hours. Where to next? DESTINATION: Karangahape, A.K.A “K” Rd. Notions of classiness abandoned, and the wine taking effect, they pluck up the courage to venture into Auckland’s most notoriously seedy part of town. The walk is short, but long enough to regret their choice of outfits. Trench coats and high heels were not the smartest attire for a street known for its prostitutes. A few metres into the strip and Prue, the prude, spies a local. “Look, there’s one,” she exclaims in a loud, not so subtle, whisper. The girls approach a set of lights and spot a row of shops – this must be what they are looking for. Half dressed mannequins sporting French maid outfits and round, wide mouthed, expressions line the windows. The short pause at the lights, complete with a wolf whistle, is

takes the awkward first few steps in and the doorbell alerts the staff member to new customers. “Hey guys,” Mr Red Shirt says, drawing out the last word as he sees who his latest visitors are. “Can I help you with anything?” Stunned silence. Then Liberty remembers her manners on behalf of the group. “No, we’re just browsing thanks.” Sindy can barely contain her laughter and ventures into the depths of the store, trying to put as much distance between her and the counter as possible. Prue starts hyperventilating. “At least we’re the only ones in here,” she says. Alas, she spoke too soon. A skinny white male - the kind you’d see on Police Ten 7 - walks into the store and heads to the “back room” with purpose, past the naughty videos. Prue grabs Liberty’s arm and makes a face “did you see the room full of porn with the private theatre?” Sindy fakes nonchalance and pretends to look at the so called “sexy” lingerie. Prue discovers the hen’s night games and party favours, which are less intimidating. She repeatedly tells the other girls that “if they have chocolate shaped penises, this must not be a very dodgy shop at all”. It’s

“They were only a couple of centimetres away from my face” she whispers in recollection. Right next to the beads is a wide and colourful array of dildos and vibrators of every shape and size. Sindy quickly finds The Rabbit, made famous from Sex And The City. The Rabbit is joined by its animal kingdom friends the The Dolphin and The Beaver. Liberty scans the rows, checking prices – she finds they are surprisingly expensive. Prue is unknowingly looking in the male section. She wonders aloud how any girl could possibly enjoy the larger sized instruments. Her thoughts are interrupted by Sindy’s joyful exclamation: “This one is pretty! It’s got sparkles!” A little bedazzling and instantly the shop transforms into something enjoyable. More like a trip to the mall on a Saturday afternoon. The girls spend a considerable amount of time trying to find the prettiest and most decorated toys. “I just wish they wouldn’t make some of them so lifelike, veins and all,” whispers Prue. A couple walk into the store and the first man is nowhere to be seen. Prue,



“This brand,” he says, gesturing at a row of well packaged vibrators, “is like the Ferrari. It makes these others like a Ford or Holden.” with no attempt to hide her disgust, reminds the other girls he is in the private theatre room. The couple are after party pills, of the “legal” variety, and spend a good amount of time talking to Mr Red Shirt about what the best highs are. Another couple walks in. They look surprisingly respectable, the kind of people you’d sit next to in a cafe. They browse the store uninhibited and carefree. Meanwhile, in the dildo aisle, the girls have spotted the blow up sexual organs and dolls. This is too much for poor Prue. Hand over her face, she heads back to look at the comparatively innocent penis shaped straws and ice trays. The sex shop virgins have been browsing for about 20 minutes now. Mr Red Shirt has no customers to deal with and sneaks up on them. “Can I help you with anything ladies?” Liberty issues the standard reply: “No thanks, we’re just browsing.” He doesn’t get the hint, or doesn’t want to. “I’ve been working here for eight years while I’ve been studying,” he continues. “I know a lot about all the products.”

He sees the girls facing the vibrators and takes this as an opportunity to share his knowledge. “This brand,” he says, gesturing at a row of well packaged vibrators, “is like a Ferrari. It makes these others like a Ford or Holden.” Horrified, Prue silently pleads for him to leave it at that. Sindy is still trying to grasp the difference between the makes of cars so she can apply the metaphor to the task at hand. “Now these,” he continues, oblivious to their distress, “are for men,” pointing to a row of intimidating, foreign looking objects. “These are butt plugs. Men put them up their... you know where.” “Oh god,” says Prue, not so quietly. The girls force smiles and thank Mr Red Shirt for his help. All of them are trying to string together a plausible explanation as to why they are in a sex shop on a Friday night. Hens party? Funny 21st birthday gift? No one can get the words out. Mr Red Shirt walks back to the counter. “If you need any more help, just

sing out.” “Let’s get out of here,” Prue says. She comes up with a subtle plan of action. “We’ll take one more look at the chocolate body paint and then leave.” The plan goes well and Mr Red Shirt cheerily farewells them with a wave as they rush out of the store making neither a purchase nor eye contact. Sindy stops in the doorway in front of a mannequin dressed as a saucy pirate. “Didn’t someone wear this to your birthday party Liberty?” Hasty to put some distance between themselves and the scene of the crime, the girls walk briskly along K Rd. Sindy spies The Den and suggests they have a quick look. Prue keeps walking and won’t stop to even discuss the possibility. Liberty has no interest is a second shop visit. She has come to the conclusion that sex toys are really quite exciting, but next time, she’ll order her goodies online. NEXT WEEK: Prue, Liberty and Sindy aim to take on the strip clubs. Who knows if they’ll actually make it through the doorsor out again- alive.







Columnist Joseph Harper

THE WORLD IS PRETTY SHIT and there are e a lot of horrible things everywhere and horrible peo ople. I think it’s probably pretty difficult to be happy if you aren’t totally ignorant/fully immersed in playing X-box and scoring chicks and eating chips/being real pumped about the All Blacks and next year’s World Cup. As such, loads of people are unhappy. Not just sad because your lecture ran late and by the time you got the cafe they were all out of brownies and vegetarian Panini. Properly sad, because you are really lonely and most of the people you see and have to talk to everyday are actually dickheads who you disagree with on an ideological and ethical and aesthetic level. How shit is that new shoe shop in Point Chev? There is a tee-shirt in

erectile dysfunction. It is difficult to get an erection. It is difficult to maintain an erection. It is impossible to achieve orgasm. I guess this is problematic. Semen cheers people up. Studies have shown that women and men who are regularly exposed to semen are less likely to be affected by depression than those who go semen-less. Sexual intercourse reduces stress, increases serotonin production, releases endorphins, promotes healthy sleep habits and boots self-esteem. I’m not some “sexy guy” who loves “banging/being banged by babes”. But in terms of mental health and wellbeing, I generally would consider intercourse to be a “good” thing. Therein lies the dilemma. Taking pills to help make me happy. One of the side-effects however results in

HOW SHIT IS THAT NEW SHOE SHOP IN POINT CHEV? THERE IS A TEE-SHIRT IN THE WINDOW THAT WOULD COMFORTABLY FIT AN ELEPHANT AND HAS A TOPLESS GIRL ON IT AND SHE HAS SHOES IN FRONT OF HER BREASTS AND IT SAYS, “NICE PAIR”. JESUS. the window that would comfortably fit an elephant and unhappiness/lack of sexual fulfilment. Talk about a pickle. has a topless girl on it and she has shoes in front of her I don’t know what to do about this. I’ve made pro/con breasts and it says, “NICE PAIR”. Jesus. lists. I’ve consulted my doctor. I’ve spoken with friends. So people are unhappy. I am unhappy. My doctor I’ve spoken with family (that was a tough conversation has me on this medication called Citalopram. It’s an for Mum). I don’t know what to do. Which is why I’m antidepressant. The pills are small and white and I take asking the students of Unitec to make up my mind for two in the morning with my cup of tea and vegemite on me. Leave comments online or email them to the editor to toast. The pills are supposed to help stabilise my moods. forward to me . I’d like you to send Great. I guess they work. It’s hard to be objective with me a letter advising me whether you would choose sex or something like that. citalopram. I’m putting the choice in your hands Unitec. Make it wisely. Pills like this normally have side-effects. Some make your urine turn an exciting colour. Others make you This column discusses serious issues which may upset some readers. sleepy all the time. Others make you sleepy never. If you need to seek advice you should see your doctor or call the free Others make you not want to eat. Others make you depression helpline 0800 111 757 or visit itchy. Others dry out your lips. These pills give me




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SO, YOU’RE SEXUALLY ACTIVE or thinking about becoming sexu ually

active. Sex shouldn’t be scary, but there are risks involved th hat you should take precautions against. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancy can easily be avoiided d. CONTRACEPTION: DIAPHRAGMS: Protects against

pregnancy but not STIs. CONTRACEPTIVE PILL: Protects against pregnancy but not STIs. THE INJECTION: Protects against pregnancy but not STIs. CONDOMS: Protects against pregnancy and STIs. Make sure you check the expiry date, use the right size, and use during vaginal, anal and oral sex. EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVE PILL: Mistakes do happen.

The ECP, if taken quickly, can prevent a women becoming pregnant. If you are already pregnant it does nothing and does not harm an embryo. The ECP should not be used in place of regular contraception but can be used if you forgot to use a condom, the condom has broken, or if you have forgotten to take your pill .The ECP does not protect against STIs. CHECK UPS: CERVICAL SMEAR TESTS:

Girls should start having cervical smear tests at age 20, even if you are not sexually active or have had the Gardisal (HPV) vaccination. These will be done every three years, or more frequently if your doctor recommends it. If you do not get regular smear tests you may be at risk of developing cervical cancer. This cancer takes a long time to develop and can be treated if detected in the early stages. Free smears are available at many primary health clinics like Family Planning.


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Both men and women who are sexually active should have regular STI checks. Not all STIs have visible symptoms. Common STIs like Chlamydia may have no visible symptoms, but left untreated can lead to infertility. If you and your partner decide to stop using condoms and use other contraception, like the pill or the injection, then you should both have an STI check. You will need to do so every time you change sexual partners. Most STIs can be treated, especially if detected early, but there is no cure for HIV/AIDS. STIs are very common, there is no need to be embarrassed about seeing your doctor or asking your partner to have a check-up. PREGNANCY TESTS:

You can get pregnancy tests at the chemist, your doctor, or at Family Planning. If you are pregnant you can also seek confidential and affordable advice on your options from your doctor or Family Planning. HOW MUCH WILL IT ALL COST?

If you are under 21 a clinic visit at Family Planning is FREE If you are 22 and over then it is subsidised. Packs of condoms are available for just $3. Pill prescriptions are subsidised.

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SPORT THE ALL BLACKS have started the test season in emphatic style with comprehensive wins over Ireland, Wales, South Africa and Australia. They already have the Bledisloe Cup safely locked away in the trophy cabinet after the Christchurch test. The All Blacks will now turn their attention to the Tri Nations trophy when they head to the rainbow nation to take on South Africa, needing only two more points to secure the trophy. The fans (well most of them) must be loving the way the All Blacks are playing at the moment. Henry and co. seem to have the team tracking along rather well at this point of the campaign. However, there are still a lot of rugby fans out there saying that the team is peaking too early and they won’t have anything left for the World Cup. A fair comment. Take previous World Cup campaigns, p g for example, p

where the All Blacks haave dominated in the years leading up to the event, only to o then n fall at the final hurdle and more recently at the “quarterr-finaal hurdle”. Are the All Blacks peaakingg too soon? I think the reeal question is: why are thee Boks and Wallabies playying so poorly? Sure the Bokks and Wallabies have both h had key players out for one reason or another. How weverr, it seems that the All Blaacks have adapted to the new w rules more efficiently th han their counterparts. The All Blacks’ game is bein ng played on fundamentalls and d the understanding of th he ball-in-hand is strong and clear. The new rules and d the interpretation of them seem m to be playing into the All Blackks’ hands and they are mak king the most of the free flowingg ruggby. All Blacks’ Coach Stevve Hansen says “A lot of peeoplee are saying we’re peakingg too o early and I think that’s a loaad of rubbish. I think you’rre on nly peaking too early if you u’ve reached your full potential and this team hasn’t reached its full potential.” The Bledisloe Cup and d thee Tri-Nations Trophy are still very important to the All Blacks and their fans. Talk of sacrificing those in ordeer to have the team primed to win h n tthe Rugby World Cup iss justt nonsense. Some “so-callled” All n Black fans need to stop with B h th he “peaking too soon” talk an nd the "doom and gloo om" and en njoy the games for whaat th hey aree; comprehensive victtoriess oveer the All Blacks’ longg tim me advversaries. That at’s the view from the bencch.



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INCEPTION Director: Christopher Nolan


Director: Nimród Antal.

You’re in a movie theatre, the music buildss and a disturbing looking character appears. The otheer characters look terrified as the suspense builds,, you squeeze the arm of your chair. You watch, captivvated, as he takes a momentary pause before uttering the completely anti-climactic line “I’m alive”. Someone in the movie theatre instantly snigggers an nd before you know it the whole movie theatre erup pts into laughter. That basically sums up Predators, it’s laughablle! Imagine a combination of a terrible slasher movvie and d Lord Of The Rings, and you’ve got the soundtracck for Predators. This could not have been a more pred dictablle film, nor could it painfully mash up elements of too many movie genres any worse than it did. A cross betw ween a samurai film, The Jungle Book, a war epic and a terrib ble movie version of Lost. The film starts with a bunch of seemingly mism match hed characters landing on “a strange unidentifiable laand” with no idea why or how. They are then killed, on ne by one, as mysterious predators hunts them. The film is overly dramatic in both its acting and the extend ded long shots of the group traipsing through the forrest in n a solemn line. Essentially it is a series of painful mini climaxes throughout I dragged my boyfriend along to this one, well awarre of my unfavourable bias to a film, I assumed Predattors was a bit of a “Dick Flick” (hey, if a girly rom-com is a “Chiick Flick”) Turns out he didn’t particularly enjoy it eiither! I haven’t seen the original Arnold Schwarzeneggger, version but from what I hear it is far superior to Predators (2010) even with, what I can only assum me, are slightly old school special effects from 1987. I’d hate to further spoil the film for you by telliing you the ending, but it is possibly the most unrealisticc end ding I’ve ever seen. What’s worse is that the end creditts plaay out to Little Richard's rock ‘n’ roll hit Long Tall Saally..... Really? Does that make any sense whatsoever? Give this one a miss for sure.

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INTRODUCING ANNA A Director: Patricia Phelan

Anna, she’s not as dumb as she looks. Su ure she works at Denny’s in one of the ugliest uniform ms ever, cleaning up little kids' vomit, rushed of her feeet. But there’s more to this girl, as we quickly find outt. Introducing Anna is a pithy, unconventionaal and high hly enjoyable look at young love and relationshipss. Anna iss a fast food worker, definitely not book smart. Sttreet smaart? Well that’s a matter of opinion. The Basement Theatre sets the scene for thiis onewoman play. A dingy flat, no lock on the door,, messy rotting kitchen, basic bed, clothes everywheree and scattered “Flame” beer bottles in abundance. C Classy. In rushes Anna from her shift at Denny’s. The un niform is promptly thrown off and a frilly lingerie set reevealed, complete with suspenders, stockings and…. sn neakers. (After working at Denny’s all day can we reallyy expect her h to wear heels?) Robyn Paterson plays both Anna and a silen nt, mysterious visitor (seeking intergalactic role p play and a little S&M). But before Anna is ready to bend over for a bit of doggy she really needs a bite to eat. Cuee the pie. Then Mum calls from Australia, where the neighbours are a growing marijuana. Our strong and silent man n waits, in na state of confusion, while clumsy Anna argues with mum m over whether or not the “j” is silent. Debate resolved (silent “j” the winner) so An nna pulls out the whipped cream, only for the power to cut out. She S takes the opportunity to talk about her ex-boyyfriends, married men and other, erection quelling, top pics of conversation. The hour this guy is paying for ggoes from one mishap to another, each situation killing tthe mood d faster than the last. Anna is the epitome of dissaster, utterly cringe worthy, but haven’t we all been there? Haven’t we all had one of those days, or one of those ridiculous relationships? Paterson as Anna is a riot. Never before havve I enjoyeed a character so much that I wished I had worn w waterproo of mascara. But the person the play really introd duces is Robyn, the writer and star. She’s young, beauttiful, and blonde. With all these attractive qualities it’s ttruly a tribute to her acting skills that she makes a naaughty French maid outfit so completely and utterly u un-sexy. Amanda Haxton

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DIRECTIONS: Pour the vodka, amarretto, Baileys and coffee liqu ueur into an ice-filled shakker and shake well. Strain n into o a highball glass and top up with cream if desirred. Enjoy, immensely.



Sure, Sex On The Beach sounds all romantic as a nd, concept, but in reality you need to factor in sand, rollerss mosquitoes, dog poop, shells, seaweed, and strollers by. Does this sound like a pleasant experience?? If ot try trry you’re really after something delightful why not the cocktail version instead. INGREDIENTS: 2 Shots vodka 2 Shots S orange juice 2 Shotts peach schnapps 2 Sho ots cranberry juice

DIRECTIONS: Build the ingredients over ice in a large tumbler. Garnish with h a lime wedge or tackyy pink cocktail umbrellaa if available.

The saying “good things take time” is never truer than when it comes to a tagine. These winter warmers are divine, if you can spare the waiting time required to make them. Tagines (or Tajins) are North African dishes consumed mostly in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. The name refers to both the meal and the traditional cooking pot. Assembling the dish is relatively easy; add and remove spices as you wish (the lemon in this recipe gives it a bite that some may find too bitter, leave out if desired) then sit back and wait.

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Annual General Meeting

Wednesday - September 8th – 2010 – 12pm The Hub – Building 180


Opening Address


Minutes of the Previous Meeting


Constitutional Changes for 2011


Presentation of the Audited Accounts for 2009


Appointment of the Auditor for 2011


Appointment of the Solicitor for 2011






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