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Atarau

Maungauika, Devonport, this weekend. Cars can no longer park at the top of the maunga some know as Mt Victoria and others as Takarunga. It’s one of three in Devonport. The one alongside is only a vestige, quarried away and made into roads. Next to that is Maungauika, 50,000 years old,...

Maungauika, Devonport, this w...

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An Open Letter

To the 18-year-old Pakeha girl who decided to dress as a ‘terrorist’ for Halloween,   It is heartbreaking to see just months after the Christchurch mosque TERROR attack, you have the audacity to ‘dress up’ adorned in the traditional clothing of the very Muslim community that responded with the utmost humility to...

To the 18-year-old Pakeha gir...

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Food, Fibre, Medicine

Food, fibre, medicine. That’s the basis of a wealthy society, and we can get it all from cannabis. But most pot smokers don’t understand the potential, let alone the general public. Although I've now taught over 600 medical professionals, and wrote NZ's first (RNZCGP) course in the subject, I'm still learning...

Food, fibre, medicine. That’s...

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Whakapapa & Identity

Words by Zoë Poutu Fay   “How much Māori are you?” “I don’t really know what you’re asking me.” “How much Māori are you?” “My mother is Māori but I look like my dad who’s from North America.” “How much Māori are you?” “I can tell from that question that you are...

Words by Zoë Poutu Fay ...

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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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