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By Alina Suchanski Reading time: 14 minutes The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) aims to promote world peace and security through international cooperation in education, arts, sciences, and culture. Founded in 1945, it has 193 member states and 11 associate members. One of its...

By Philippa Hadlow Reading time: 13 minutes On a new day, Nicola Payne stands at her shopfront and looks out on the leafy suburban street beyond. The morning sun streams in as she affectionately clothes the svelte mannequin at the door, perhaps wrapping her in a ‘50s...

By Alina Suchanski Reading time: 11 minutes A year ago, Toni Hoeta, a young wāhine from King Country, New Zealand, landed her dream job at Otago Museum leading the Solar Tsunami Programme’s outreach to Māori throughout Aotearoa. Alina Suchanski talks to Toni about her life and aspirations. [caption...

By Jennifer Little Reading time: 11 minutes [caption id="attachment_3489" align="alignright" width="436"] Cicely and Jennifer on ship[/caption] I don’t think of myself as a migrant, but the truth is – I am. Six decades ago, my parents, Bill and Cicely, set off on the SS Athenic with 14-month-old me,...

By Amokura Panoho Reading time: 11 minutes Tītiro whakamuri, kōkiri whakamua, look back and reflect so you can move forward, seems an apt whakatauki (proverb) to quote as we wrestle with the impact of the COVID pandemic across our society, not just in Aotearoa/New Zealand but globally. The...

By Hayley White Reading time: 13 minutes Rukuhia te ata o te whakairo, Rukuhia te ata o te wānanga, Rukuhia te ata o te wharekura, Whano! Whano! Hari mai te toki! Haumi e, hui e, tāiki e! Delve deep into the image of carving, Delve deep into the essence of knowledge, Delve deep into the image...

By Hayley White Reading time: 13 minutes As a culture with Polynesian roots, Māori once travelled the seas like any other. Great seamen, they would travel all day in their extraordinary waka and use the stars to guide their way at night. Ngā waka are large water vessels...