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Tag: 2015-17

August 2, 2015
August 2, 2015

Last week Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Todd McClay announced that the Inland Revenue Department is monitoring 20 overseas student loan borrowers who could be arrested. The arrest of loan defaulters was made possible under the Student Loans Amendment Bill (No 3), which was passed in 2014. The Act makes it a […]

August 2, 2015

Disclaimer: this is my experience of being transgender as a Pakeha binary ftm (female-to-male) person. I do not speak for all transgender people, but these are challenges that I have observed and discussed with fellow transgender people. Binary transgender people have a choice when they start to pass. They can be open about their transgender […]

August 2, 2015

In my second year of high school I had shoulder length hair; some thought I liked metal music, others thought I wanted to be a girl.

August 2, 2015

It was the late 1940s, and some time after Ian Smith* moved to Wellington as a teenager from Hawera, in the rural and conservative Taranaki, he met the boyfriend he would live with for the next two years. When they met for the first time, they immediately hit it off. “It wasn’t a groundbreaking romance,” […]

August 2, 2015

Earlier this year I dated this guy for a few weeks. Things were going pretty well and we’d moved through a few early dating stages—hugging and kissing as well some slightly more intimate things. However, we were never going to progress much further than that. When he realised that things had hit a kind of […]

August 2, 2015

Interview with Kassie Hartendorp, Youth Worker How do you identify? In the past I’ve used words like queer cis woman, pansexual makes sense as well. At the moment I think of myself as takataapui and a part of that wider history. What was it like for you growing up as queer? My challenges reflected anyone […]

August 2, 2015

Cost: $13 for 6 cans Alcohol Volume: 7% Pairing: Sushi rice thing that smelt bad on the bus Verdict: ★ “I left Hamilton for a reason.” It’s a Monday and I’ve just spilt a Billy Maverick Bourbon and Cola on my $10 Warehouse trackpants. Mitch is in Melbourne, I forgot about my journalistic responsibilities and now […]

August 2, 2015

Somebody I recently spoke to hypothesised that as soon as a person acquires a handlebar moustache, their entire being becomes the human receptacle for a handlebar moustache. They are essentially reduced to the live mode of transport for a handlebar moustache. Their hopes, dreams and aspirations subside, rendering them an emotionally-barren, person-shaped viewing platform for […]

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