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AuthorMahdhi Osman

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March 26, 2019

When my mother gave me my name, it was a name she couldn’t pronounce. The harsh accents of the Arabic language eluded the Pākehā tongue. Growing up, I always felt more comfortable introducing myself as she knew me—Mah-dee or Ma-ha-dee—just about anything that made me feel like I belonged to this country more than my […]

May 22, 2017

A report conducted by Britain’s Office of the Independent Adjudicator received worldwide attention after a student was found using invisible ink, detectable only under UV light, to cheat during exams. The law student was found with 24 pages of hidden notes inside the prescribed materials that were allowed in the examination room. The New Zealand […]

March 27, 2017

Shakti Refuge Wellington is petitioning for adequate funding from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) after three requests for funding have been declined since their formation in 2014. The refuge provides culturally appropriate support and advocacy services for African, Middle Eastern, and Asian women who may feel alienated by Women’s Refuge. The service includes a […]

March 20, 2017

A man who was detained without charge has criticised the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 and the wider New Zealand prison system. Jeff, whose name has been changed, was allegedly a potential witness in a criminal pre-trial hearing last November. After Jeff refused to testify, Judge Alistair Garland ordered he be detained. Under s 165 of […]

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