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Tag: 2017-04

March 28, 2017

JustSpeak is a group that aims to reorient conversations surrounding our criminal justice system and in the process empower young people to think independently and speak out about justice issues. We spoke to Katie Bruce, the Director of JustSpeak’s Operational Board, in a free moment after she had spent a long day at the International […]

March 27, 2017

As the Wellington’s annual premature cold kicks in, the hashtag tbt increases sevenfold and we all begin to get moody at the thought of the imminent mould sure to resurface in the coming months. I was fortunate enough to grab at least a week of sunshine and happiness in the early New Year, while exploring […]

March 27, 2017

Shy admission: more than once I caught my breath, with how much there was to admire. Diplomat: representing us overseas with your not-missing-a-beat articulate Truth teller: revealing and peeling off your skin in front of students unaccustomed to real, in school assemblies when in uniform. Activist: in front of everyone that little bit braver, than […]

March 27, 2017

You should watch Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. No really, you should, and don’t let that slightly bizarre title put you off — this is the gem you’ve been waiting to binge watch. Even better, it’s on Netflix right now. Rebecca Bunch (played by Rachel Bloom, of slight YouTube notoriety, who also created and writes the show) is […]

March 27, 2017

Last week, investigative journalists Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson released Hit and Run. The book alleges that a 2010 raid organised and lead by the New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan resulted in the death of six civilians and the injury of 15 — despite no insurgents being killed or captured. The raid took place after […]

March 27, 2017

What the actual fuck Are you fucking kidding me Why would you do that?   I only loved you And you pull this shit on me I can’t believe this.   It happened again What a fucking idiot. How dumb can I be?   And yet I still bleed, Her face still lingers in thoughts, […]

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 27, 2017

Here are a few of the things said by my family when I told them I needed to write the Vic UFO column for Salient: – Let me volunteer! I want to say something! – That’s lame. – Oh man, this is going to cause arguments… – All I have to say is that feminism […]

March 27, 2017

From Mountains to Sea The other day, my kaumātua and I went for a hikoi along the Wharemauku stream on the Kapiti Coast. We walked from maunga to moana — and saw nature’s struggle with human intervention. This stream once flowed, clean and to its own accord. But now, it has quickly diminished into a […]

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