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Pacific book wins grant AUCKLAND — A book about peace and social, environmental and political issues in the South Pacific is one of the projects awarded grants by the Rainbow Warrior trust fund. Auckland-based Asia Pacific Network was awarded
By Phil Shannon New World New Mind: Changing The Way We Think To Save Our Future By Robert Ornstein and Paul Ehrlich Paladin Grafton Books/Collins. 302 pp. $15.95 (pb) Reviewed by Phil Shannon When humanity was a young and hairy species just
By Ulrike Erhardt Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead A film by Tom Stoppard Starring Gary Oldman, Tim Roth and Richard Dreyfuss Reviewed by Ulrike Erhardt Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead and nobody cares. But Shakespeare couldn't have
Terra Australis em = By John Queripel It's a bloody big land this Australia With its great wide brown barren plains. For hour after hour we fly and the landscape's still the same "Is it any different now?" she asks. "No, just the same." and
Alice's dream em = By Phil Shannon The Cabinet meeting was shrouded in gloom as the heat of the summer roasted the room. The air was humid and cloud cluttered the sky from the cyclone battering the beach at Bondi. The Ministers were sweating
By Rose McCann Diving for Pearls By Katherine Thomson Belvoir Street Theatre until August 18 With Robyn Nevin, Jeanette Cronin, Marshall Napier, John Jarrett and Pat Bishop Reviewed by Rose McCann Diving for Pearls is contemporary realist
Folk music, dance, drama, poetry and short-story telling will be some of the features of the first Newcastle and Hunter Folk Festival, to be held at Morpeth over the August 30-September 1 weekend. Included will be a strong Aboriginal content of dance
By Adrienne Barrett Violence is Ugly. That's the slogan of the Victorian government campaign against domestic violence. Its aims include greater police power in domestic violence situations, streamlining police procedures for initiating
The photographs from Belfast on this page are by Irish photographer Frankie Quinn. Quinn, who grew up in Belfast, began documenting his war-torn surroundings at the age of 14. The photos here are part of an exhibition which was recently on
By Alan Gemmil Green Political Thought By Andrew Dobson Allen and Unwin. 224 pp. $25.95 Reviewed by Alan Gemmill Is environmentalism Green? Are constructing better sewerage treatment plants and fitting catalytic converters to cars truly Green

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