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Being a ‘white’ Māori

October 9, 2017 2

By Taryn Dryfhout Being paler than everyone else in my family, it’s been a long-running joke that I am a ‘washed out Māori’. My sister, cousins and even my own children are all darker than I am, and it’s often [Read More]

An iron fist in a velvet glove: Karanga mai

September 25, 2017 0

By Rose Ariana I come from a family with connections to both te ao Pākehā me te ao Māori that enables me to walk through two different worlds. While I am proud of both connections, studying has made me realise [Read More]

Nude feud

September 25, 2017 0

By Kasharn Rao Is nudity an art form, or is it just attention seeking? Most love scrolling through their feed and coming across an article featuring rude bits. Whether it’s due to an appreciation of expressionism, or a cheeky gander, [Read More]

Breaking the silence… and David Seymour

September 11, 2017 0

By Bethany Reitsma In June 2017, ACT Party leader David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill was drawn from the ballot, asking for euthanasia, or assisted suicide, to be legalised in New Zealand. Since Parliament will close for the election [Read More]

A Pinch of Politics

July 17, 2017 0

– with Natasha Tziakis Raindrop, drop top, Labour is a political party that flip flops. Immigration is one of the lead discussions regarding the national election that is coming up in September, and it is causing some political parties to [Read More]

Is Google making us dumb?

June 27, 2017 0

By Charlie Pearson The internet is, without a doubt, one of humanities greatest achievements, up there with the invention of trousers and sliced bread. Seriously though, it’s a powerful mechanism that has given communication a new meaning, providing a seamless [Read More]

Tinder, online dating or friend zone?

June 27, 2017 0

Written and Illustrated by Fiona Lai It is quite a shame how technology has taken over our generation, even when it comes to dating. What ever happened to the old days, when a person had the courage to approach you [Read More]

What the Beck?

May 22, 2017 0

By Josh Beck I grew up in Paraparaumu, on the Kāpiti coast, and my hometown is seldom pronounced correctly. Whether it’s “Pram”, “Paraparam”, or what often sounds like “perepereumu”, the people living there can’t seem to get it right. Some [Read More]

The Instagram generation

May 8, 2017 0

By Phoebe Holden Who are we? We are the millennials, we are generation Y. We are feminism and we are equality. We are yo pro’s and freelancers, we are a generation ruled by the internet and we are hated by [Read More]

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