Going LOCAL: Lake Waikaremoana

Kia ora koutou e hoa mā, (Hello my friends!) I'm currently trying to plan a hike around Lake Waikaremoana, which is one of the Great Walks of Aotearoa, with my sister. It's a four-day long tramp around the lake, which is on the East Coast of NZ's North Island, slap bang in the middle of the … Continue reading Going LOCAL: Lake Waikaremoana

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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

Wellington

Darkness and a blaring alarm start my day: an early and rude awakening. Fogginess prevails in my half-asleep brain, as I stumble to pack my things. Purple toothbrush. Phone. My falling-apart glassons wallet. A drink bottle. Some weetbix and milk make their way down my throat. Ready to go. My way lit only by the … Continue reading Wellington

In Defense of the Dark Arts

Changing attitudes in any generatiion starts at the top; politicians, the media and business people need to spread the message that creative thinkers are people we need in society. If not, our world will lose out on potential agents for the change it is crying out for. Inequality, war, environmental problems, health epidemics and recessions show no sign of ending, and obviously we need to look at new ways of doing things. With their skills in innovation, research and analytical thinking; arts students will be part of that solution - including me