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Mark Graham – Who Cares If You Vote?

Who Cares if You Vote?   Local government elections take place in about three months time and only one third of you will vote.   Actually, since mostly old, rich, white people vote and they’re unlikely to be readers of this publication, probably almost none of you will vote.   And why should you?  Council just does its thing...

Who Cares if You Vote?  ...

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Nabeel Zuberi – Musicking Now

It’s that point where you start thinking a bit more seriously about what you’ll repeat and what’s to be switched up in next semester’s classes. I’ll be teaching an undergraduate course Recorded Music & Media Formats and the postgraduate Media, Sound & Music. Here I’m trying to focus on what...

It’s that point where you sta...

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Pania Newton – Ihumātao

Strangely, I feel like all the parts of my life have come together for this purpose - to protect Ihumātao. An area at the heart of Auckland, New Zealand, and currently the subject of a political land struggle. When I was nine years old I wrote my vision for inclusion...

Strangely, I feel like all the...

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Chlöe Swarbrick – Drug Policy

The other day, mid-rant about the chronology and escalation of the War on Drugs, I was asked why I cared so much about the issue. I was at a political potluck in a flat in Auckland Central (politicians in Aotearoa are far more accessible than most folks realise – hit...

The other day, mid-rant about ...

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Hana Burgess – Kaupapa

Within te reo Māori, there exists insight into the way our tūpuna understood and navigated the world. Today, as mokopuna, we can look to our reo for guidance. Kaupapa is a commonly used concept with many interpretations, this is one take on this concept from a young Māori woman existing,...

Within te reo Māori, there exi...

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