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Oro Negro & Frankie Ruins

Nestled in the Samoa House community on Karangahape Rd lies the workshop and gallery of Colombian jewellers Oro Negro and Frankie Ruins. It is in this workshop that we learned about the historical and cultural ruminations of Ernesto’s practice. Ernesto Ovalle (Oro Negro), his son Sebastian (Frankie Ruins) and daughter...

Nestled in the Samoa House co...

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Know Your Rights

Viraaj Akuthota is a class actions lawyer in Australia, who focuses on public interest cases. Brother of Sammy Akuthota, who runs the famed Satya Chai Lounges in Sandringham and K Rd, Viraaj has worked at a number of NGO's the world over - most recently with Save The Children in...

Viraaj Akuthota is a class act...

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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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Rain & Shine Records

Enjoy this exclusive mix from Rain & Shine Records boss, Jeremy Morris:   You're slowly garnering attention all around the world for your work reissuing long forgotten and rare music, what are the mechanics around that? Is it just a matter of incessantly looking at old phone directories from far flung places? Jeremy:...

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Remembering the Invasion of Parihaka

  This November fifth many in Aotearoa New Zealand will remember and recognize 137th anniversary of the invasion of Parihaka. In 1881, a combined force of 1,500 constabularies advanced on the Māori community deep in the bush at the foot of Mt Taranaki. They were greeted by signing children, offering food,...

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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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The Curious Croppers

One of the reasons we liked the name is because when invented it, we googled it, and we found a big fat zero. *** Anthony: The first thing you might notice when you look around us, is that we like to have a really weedy patch. It’s not because I’m lazy and...

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