Napier: a step back in time (Part 2)

Kia ora! I'm publishing this blog post in parts cos I'm very lazy with getting around to writing, and it's less intimidating to finish in parts rather than as a whole. Part 1 is here.  Our first full day in Napier began with a visit to the MTG, which is a museum, theatre and art … Continue reading Napier: a step back in time (Part 2)

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Napier: a step back in time (Part 1)

Napier, when combined with its neighbouring township Hastings, is the sixth largest city in New Zealand.  Located on the East Coast of the North Island in Hawke’s Bay, the area is renowned for its horticulture, wineries, warm climate, and distinctive 1930s art deco architecture.  For our family trip to Napier, we’d factored golden beaches and … Continue reading Napier: a step back in time (Part 1)

Conservative Christian organisation Family First stripped of charitable status

This is the first non-job-search-related thing I've written in a long time! I learnt a lot whilst researching it - especially my lack of knowledge about historical cases in New Zealand, and law in general.  As someone who experienced the ideology that Family First now propagates - before it became a registered charity - through both … Continue reading Conservative Christian organisation Family First stripped of charitable status

Theatre Review : Emotional Creature

Auckland is currently experiencing a time of plenty in terms of women-centric entertainment. Casts featuring a significantly more representative ratio of women and non-binary folk to men are on the rise within the Auckland theatre scene. One collective dedicated to increasing representations of minority groups in media, The Others Club, delivered a production of Eve … Continue reading Theatre Review : Emotional Creature

Story of a Recovering Halloween-a-Phobe

Growing up with conservative Christian parents was a tough time for many reasons.  Things that most kids took for granted, like listening to Britney Spears, sex ed and watching the Simpsons were out of bounds.  It was Christian radio, an embarrassed explanation of periods, carefully researched PG movies and an unshakeable feeling of isolation from … Continue reading Story of a Recovering Halloween-a-Phobe